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Commentary is America's premier monthly magazine of opinion: General, yet Jewish. Highly variegated, with a unifying perspective.

    What College Presidents Have Learned

    What College Presidents Have Learned

    The House grilled a new round of university presidents who seemed to have benefited from a kind of human machine learning. They avoided some previous mistakes but continued to bring shame on their institutions all the same. And Donald Trump was up to something very interesting in the Bronx. Plus a new AI song from Eli Lake. Give a listen.

    • 59 min
    The Psalm of Rafah

    The Psalm of Rafah

    Today's podcast takes up the text of Psalm 94, which is a stunning evocation of the moment facing Israel right now and the threat to its enemies—not from Israel itself but from the God of Israel. Give a listen.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Defense Rests

    The Defense Rests

    Has Donald Trump's hush-money trial hurt him yet? While in court, he expanded his lead across the electoral map. But why aren't Trump's imitators enjoying the same good fortune? Meanwhile, the Biden bloopers pile up daily. And why hasn't any aid dropped at the American-built pier reached Gazans? Give a listen. 

    • 58 min
    Condolences for Evil

    Condolences for Evil

    Why did American institutions express sorrow at the passing of Iran's monstrous president? Why does anyone pay attention to the International Criminal Court? Why is an awful academic named Dov Waxman running a Jewish studies program at UCLA? Why did Biden say he was vice president during COVID? Why did the judge in the Trump case get all hysterical about a case of "side eye"? Give a listen.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Iran Helicopter Crash

    The Iran Helicopter Crash

    Has history been altered by the helicopter crash that has apparently killed the president and foreign minister of Iran? Will Israel be blamed? Did Israel do it? Won't Israel be blamed even if it didn't do it? And what blame attaches to American policy for Israel's increasingly parlous political and military confusion? Give a listen.

    • 1 hr
    When the Fixer Breaks

    When the Fixer Breaks

    Today Eli Lake joins the podcast to discuss Michael Cohen's terrible day in court and the liberal panic over the direction of Donald Trump's criminal trial. And how much power, if any, do school administrators have to meet the demands of pro-Hamas protesters. Plus the debut of a weekly musical feature! Give a listen.

    • 53 min

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4.3K Ratings

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Indispensable Podcast

The Commentary Magazine Podcast is a totally indispensable podcast on conservative politics and culture from a Jewish Magazine of ideas. I never miss it.

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