58 episodes

At the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, we bring together top Republicans and Democrats to transcend partisan divisions and explore solutions to our most pressing national and global challenges.

Join veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy along with other Center staff and major voices in the Bully Pulpit for fun conversations that advance civil dialogue and practical politics.

When President Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase bully pulpit, bully meant “wonderful”; and Roosevelt, according to the Oxford Dictionary, was envisioning “an outstanding opportunity to speak out on any issue.” Hear from famous people who’ve known success and setbacks, whether they worked for Donald Trump or Barack Obama, G.W. Bush or Bill Clinton, the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. The conversations go behind the curtain with elected officials, campaign staff, journalists, academics, pundits, and political operatives. Every exchange is guided by standards central to the Center’s mission: Respect each other and respect the truth. Opponents are adversaries, not enemies. And if you lose, don’t burn down the stadium.

The Bully Pulpit was formerly called Election R&D. All our podcast episodes are available at https://electionrd.libsyn.com/website.

The Bully Pulpit is a member of the Democracy Group network of top political podcasts about democracy, civic engagement, and civil discourse. https://www.democracygroup.org/

The Bully Pulpit USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

At the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, we bring together top Republicans and Democrats to transcend partisan divisions and explore solutions to our most pressing national and global challenges.

Join veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy along with other Center staff and major voices in the Bully Pulpit for fun conversations that advance civil dialogue and practical politics.

When President Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase bully pulpit, bully meant “wonderful”; and Roosevelt, according to the Oxford Dictionary, was envisioning “an outstanding opportunity to speak out on any issue.” Hear from famous people who’ve known success and setbacks, whether they worked for Donald Trump or Barack Obama, G.W. Bush or Bill Clinton, the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. The conversations go behind the curtain with elected officials, campaign staff, journalists, academics, pundits, and political operatives. Every exchange is guided by standards central to the Center’s mission: Respect each other and respect the truth. Opponents are adversaries, not enemies. And if you lose, don’t burn down the stadium.

The Bully Pulpit was formerly called Election R&D. All our podcast episodes are available at https://electionrd.libsyn.com/website.

The Bully Pulpit is a member of the Democracy Group network of top political podcasts about democracy, civic engagement, and civil discourse. https://www.democracygroup.org/

    Ben Rhodes Talks "After the Fall: Being an American in the World We've Made"

    Ben Rhodes Talks "After the Fall: Being an American in the World We've Made"

    Center Director Bob Shrum is joined by Ben Rhodes, former Obama advisor, to discuss his latest book on America's role in rising global authoritarianism, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today, and the urgency to fight for what he thinks the U.S. should be.

    • 57 min
    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - The Midterms and Politics of 2022: Predictions, Hopes, and Fears

    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - The Midterms and Politics of 2022: Predictions, Hopes, and Fears

    Elex Michaelson, FOX News LA anchor, is joined by CA Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson and media heavyweights David Chalian, Chris Matthews, and Ron Christie to discuss what's at stake for seats in both the House and Senate, advantages for the Republican Party, and needed optimism for the 2022 Midterms.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - The Many Global Challenges for Biden

    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - The Many Global Challenges for Biden

    CPF Co-Director Mike Murphy is joined by USC professors Nina Rathbun and David Kang, journalist Markos Kounalakis, and foreign policy expert Kori Schake to assess the historic Afghanistan withdrawal, tensions with China, and compare Biden's success with Trump's.

    • 1 hr
    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - Insurrection, Pandemic, and Biden's Big Agenda

    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - Insurrection, Pandemic, and Biden's Big Agenda

    Christina Bellantoni, is joined by USC Professor Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, strategists Ben Tulchin and Juan Rodriguez, and commentator Charlie Sykes to weigh the Biden Administration's achievements and fumbles, the fallout from November elections, and the need for bipartisan action for real change.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - Lawrence H. Summers One-On-One with Bob Shrum

    2021: The Year of Politicking Dangerously - Lawrence H. Summers One-On-One with Bob Shrum

    CPF Director Bob Shrum is joined by Lawrence H. Summers, President Obama's National Economic Council Director, to reflect on the parallels between the current COVID-19 economic fallout and the 2009 recession, and explore solutions for rising inflation.

    • 29 min
    5 Years After Paris: What Is Happening at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference?

    5 Years After Paris: What Is Happening at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference?

    Center Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy are joined by USC Professors Monalisa Chatterjee, Shannon Gibson, and Robert O' Brien to discuss the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland and the proposed solutions for a path forward.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

thomasmmartin ,

Awesome

Shrum and Murphy are the perfect hosts for this podcast. I love what they bring to the table, given their extensive experiences in Democratic and Republican politics. They offer some great analysis about the upcoming election and what politics are like in current times.

IBCoconutty ,

Murphy and Shrum Show

Excellent discussions about modern politics. Intelligent audience ask relevant questions. Please produce more of these!

Igiul2464386490 ,

Insightful and Riveting

I am a student at USC and I love going to all of the Center for the Political Future’s events on campus. I found the topic to be very interesting. I often wonder why a lot of people close to the President cannot disagree or tell him when he makes a bad decision or a mistake, and Anthony Scaramucci gives a real and authentic answer that gave me the answer I sought. I wholeheartedly encourage people to listen to this podcast!

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