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A show about politics, music, technology, rollercoasters, golf carts, and the United States of America.

The Charles C. W. Cooke Podcast National Review

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    • 4.9 • 610 Ratings

A show about politics, music, technology, rollercoasters, golf carts, and the United States of America.

    Episode 17: The Man Who Knew Lee Harvey Oswald

    Episode 17: The Man Who Knew Lee Harvey Oswald

    In episode 17 of The Charles C. W. Cooke Podcast, Charles notes that Florida's proposed "constitutional carry" legislation is not remotely as controversial as the press seems to believe, and that, if Florida adopts it, it will become the 26th state to do so. Then Charles talks to Paul Gregory, one of the few people who can answer the question, "so you knew Lee Harvey Oswald" with a "yes."

    • 34 min
    Episode 16: Cocktail Hour

    Episode 16: Cocktail Hour

    In this just-under-the-wire episode, Charles starts by talking about the Republicans' doublespeak on the debt: they insist that they want to balance the budget, but they don't want to touch any of the programs that are necessary to do so. Then, in the spirit of the hour, he talks to Vic Matus about his book 'Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America.'

    • 42 min
    Episode 15: The Sound of Silence

    Episode 15: The Sound of Silence

    On episode fifteen, Charles starts by discussing the case of NHL player Ivan Provorov, whose decision to sit out a Pride event provoked many sports writers to call for his head. After that, he talks to Reason Magazine's Billy Binion about the disturbing case of Geraldine Tyler, a 94-year-old Minnesota woman who had her house stolen by the government. Then it's time for another Q&A, and, finally, this week's Jacksonville Jaguars Update. As a bonus: his kids shout "Duuuuvaaaal."

    • 48 min
    Episode 14: Gas Panic

    Episode 14: Gas Panic

    On episode fourteen, Charles discusses the alarming sight of politicians and activists discussing issues they'd never considered until yesterday as if they'd been working on them for 50 years straight. After that, he talks to law professor Jonathan Adler about the limits of federal power, and discusses the newfangled Jacksonville Jaguars, who are now in the NFL postseason.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 13: Horse, Not Zebra

    Episode 13: Horse, Not Zebra

    It's Episode 13—the unlucky one. Charles starts by pushing back against the idea that there is something alarming about the House taking a long time to choose a Speaker. After that, he talks to a cardiac electrophysiologist and a neurosurgeon to find out more about what happened to Damar Hamlin in the NFL.

    • 39 min
    Episode 12: Sunny Side Up

    Episode 12: Sunny Side Up

    Charles begins by imploring his fellow conservatives to remember their optimism, and then talks to Mike Rowe about America's declining work ethic and the ugly stigma that is now attached to so-called 'blue collar' jobs.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 Ratings

Floridawannabe ,

Excellent podcast

Charles’ political insights are clear and thought provoking. And his guests cover a variety of topics that always end up being interesting and informative (even when I wasn’t sure they would be). Very worthwhile listen.

Tmdmsmjm ,

Engaging and terrific podcast

Entertaining, interesting and very well done! Highly recommend.

15TD15 ,

What’s wrong with you?

Today Charles requested that if we liked his podcast to go and rate it (5 stars of course), and if you don’t like his podcast “Stop listening. What’s wrong with you?”

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