100 episodes

A weekly current affairs podcast featuring the editors & leadership of The American Conservative. Emile Doak, Helen Andrews, Micah Meadowcroft, and Sohrab Ahmari discuss the news of the day from a decidedly TAC perspective: one that is suspicious of big business as well as big government, and localist rather than globalist.

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TAC Right Now The American Conservative

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    • 4.6 • 172 Ratings

A weekly current affairs podcast featuring the editors & leadership of The American Conservative. Emile Doak, Helen Andrews, Micah Meadowcroft, and Sohrab Ahmari discuss the news of the day from a decidedly TAC perspective: one that is suspicious of big business as well as big government, and localist rather than globalist.

Join our movement to reclaim a Main Street conservatism at TheAmericanConservative.com

    Johnson in Trouble

    Johnson in Trouble

    Executive director Curt Mills joins Bradley, Helen, and Stacey to talk about metaphorical eruptions on Capitol Hill, literal eruptions in the Middle East, and what Trump's lawyers should look for in a jury.
    Picks of the week:
    Helen: "How to Tame the Deep State," Theo Wold
    Bradley: "Would Israel Go Nuclear Against Iran?" Douglas Macgregor
    Curt: "What Russia Sanctions Failure Says about the Future," Mark Episkopos
    Stacey: "The Symposiast: Remembering Christopher Hitchens," John Rodden

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Can Speaker Johnson Hang On?

    Can Speaker Johnson Hang On?

    Special guest Ryan Girdusky joins Bradley, Helen, and Sumantra to talk about the looming House showdowns on Ukraine funding and government surveillance, as well as whether getting obscene books out of school libraries is a winning issue for Republicans (oddly, it's not). 
    Picks of the week:
    Sumantra: "How Putin's Relationship with Islam Works," Helen Andrews
    Helen: "New Atheism, 20 Years On," Sumantra Maitra
    Ryan: "The Biden Administration Just Admitted It Has Undercounted Ukraine Aid," Bradley Devlin
    Bradley: "Will Israel's War Expand?" Douglas Macgregor

    • 46 min
    Turkish Democracy

    Turkish Democracy

    Bradley leads Jude, Helen, and Stacey in a discussion of the recent elections in Turkey, which seem to spell trouble for Erdoğan, the deteriorating situation in Haiti, and the looming disbarment of John Eastman.
    Picks of the week:
    Jude: "Trump 2028," Peter Tonguette
    Stacey: "The Generations We Piled with Debt Are Here," Lewis Andrews
    Helen: "AMLO Will Control the Cartels If We Let Him," Jude Russo
    Bradley: "One Hundred Days of Libertarian Populism in Argentina," Edgar Beltran

    • 1 hr
    Trump's Money Problems

    Trump's Money Problems

    Old friend of the podcast Ryan Girdusky returns to join Bradley, Helen, and Jude to discuss whether Trump should be worried about his poor fundraising numbers, the alarming exodus of sitting congressmen from the House, and AMLO's strange sit-down with "60 Minutes." 
    Picks of the week:
    Helen: "The U.S. Should Let Haitians Decide Their Own Future," Connor Echols
    Jude: "Saddam's Secret Weapon," Nic Rowan
    Ryan: "Niger's Big Pivot Away from America," Sumantra Maitra
    Bradley: "Biden's Parole Abuse Is Driving the Migrant Crisis," Peter van Buren

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Best Coattails

    The Best Coattails

    Executive director Curt Mills hosts a roundtable on Trump's good night in the Ohio primaries, a strange meeting with Barack Obama at Number 10 Downing Street, and what's going on in Niger.
    Picks of the Week:
    Curt: "Where Is Joe Biden's Devil's Advocate," James W. Carden
    Sumantra: "Stuck with Putin for the Foreseeable Future," Helen Andrews
    Helen: "More Weak Arguments for Free Trade," Helen Andrews
    Bradley: "What Is the GOP Position on TikTok Now?" W. James Antle III 

    • 1 hr
    Haitian Barbecue

    Haitian Barbecue

    Bradley, Helen, Sumantra, and special guest Stacey Kaliabakos talk about the Gaza pier, possible intervention in Haiti (let's not), and the question on everyone's mind: Where is Princess Kate?
    Picks of the Week:
    Stacey: "Our Terrorist Ally in Syria," Nicholas Kass
    Helen: "Does Victoria Nuland's Departure Matter?" James W. Carden
    Bradley: "Exclusive: New JD Vance Bill," Bradley Devlin
    Sumantra: "The Comeback of Tudor History," Jude Russo

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

MegK95d ,

Never miss it!

So glad the pod is back. Any chance you could do more episodes per week? Or an interview with a print author that would entice more subscribers or just educate the uninformed? I know you all work hard and I’m grateful for this show in its current format. The baby background noises are a joy to hear as well.

RosesFromSender ,

Ditch the intern

Or coach her to stop saying “like” every other word when she speaks. A real downer for a podcast I never used to miss.

Amy M Cooper ,

More TAC Right Now

I keep checking to see when you first 2024 episode will be released. My husband and I are avid listeners and are now subscribers to the print edition. Thank you for your work.

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