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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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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

    J6 Testimony, Texas Tragedy, & Dobbs

    J6 Testimony, Texas Tragedy, & Dobbs

    Emile, Micah, Helen, and Declan unpack some of the fantastical claims from Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony at the J6 Show Trial. Plus, a tragic scene in Texas leaves over 50 immigrants dead in the back of a semi truck amidst a surge in human smuggling operations near the border, and Democrats continue to unravel after the Dobbs decision.
     
    Picks of the Week:
     
    Emile: The Contempt of the World, John Hirschauer
    Micah: George Soros Targets Hispanic Media, Edgar Beltran
    Helen: Dishonorable Passions, Declan Leary
    Declan: Biden Pays Big Bucks For Pfizer’s Latest Flop, David Gortler

    • 48 min
    The End of Roe

    The End of Roe

    Helen and Micah are joined by associate editor Declan Leary to discuss the Supreme Court's overturn of Roe v. Wade in deciding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health case. As the question of abortion and the nature of the human person is returned to the people and their elected representatives, what comes next? Plus, the trio go over a few of the other recent decisions from the Court, on issues ranging from gun rights to religious liberty. 

    • 33 min
    Another Billion for Ukraine

    Another Billion for Ukraine

    Emile, Helen, and Micah are joined by staff reporter Bradley Devlin to discuss the latest in the war between Russia and Ukraine, including reports that the Biden administration has approved an additional $1 billion in aid. Plus, Biden marks Pride month with a new Orwellian executive order on "transgender youth," and triple-jabbed Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID--while the FDA approves the vaccine for children as young as 6 months.
     
    Picks of the week:
    Emile: National Conservatism: A Statement of Principles, Edmund Burke Foundation Helen: Are Sanctions Hurting Russia?, Dimitri A. Simes Micah: America Is Crippling Small Farmers, Kevin Stocklin Bradley: Ukraine Isn't Worth Nuclear War, Doug Bandow

    • 52 min
    The J6 Show Trial

    The J6 Show Trial

    Emile, Helen, and Micah are joined by assistant editor John Hirschauer this week to discuss the slickly produced prime-time spectacle of the January 6 Select Committee hearings--and the political arrests surrounding it. Plus, more woke madness at the Washington Post, and an assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh.
     
    Picks of the Week: 
    Emile: The Right to a Javelin, Micah Meadowcroft Helen: Christian Realism vs. The Simulation World, Michael Warren Davis Micah: Get Smart on Intelligence, Jason Morgan John:`Silver Screen, Red Scare, Helen Andrews

    • 53 min
    Whither the Religious Right?, with Nate Hochman

    Whither the Religious Right?, with Nate Hochman

    A special episode this week, as Emile and Micah welcome National Review ISI fellow Nate Hochman to the podcast to discuss his recent New York Times piece, "What Comes After the Religious Right?" Nate's argument is that while today's culture wars are as fierce as they've been in decades, they're also markedly less religious: issues of identity, nation, and race have supplanted former religious right priorities like marriage, school prayer, and abortion. The hosts debate Nate's description, and look towards the future of the social & cultural right.
     
    In this episode:
     
    What Comes After the Religious Right?, Nate Hochman, New York Times
    Religious Wrong, Sam Francis, Chronicles
    Christian Nationalism is on the rise in some GOP campaigns, AP News

    • 48 min
    Davos vs. Monkeypox

    Davos vs. Monkeypox

    The World Economic Forum or monkeypox: which poses a greater threat to American lives? Helen, Micah, and Sohrab discuss. Plus, reflections two years later on how the death of George Floyd has affected us personally.
     
    Picks of the Week
    Helen: "Two Faces of Originalism," Matthew Schmitz Sohrab: "Who Is Really Winning in Ukraine," Doug Bandow Micah: "The Weather Above Ground," Scott McConnell

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

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Quality Podcast

Quality podcast of a group of four deep thinkers on current events. The four commentators work well together and give each other space to discuss current affairs. This was a refreshing podcast to listen to.

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Thoughtful Commentary on Today’s News

A quality podcast which gets to the heart of the matter and will make you think more deeply about current affairs

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