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Host Sarah Isgur is joined by Steve Hayes, and Jonah Goldberg for a weekly thoughtful discussion on politics, policy, and culture.

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Host Sarah Isgur is joined by Steve Hayes, and Jonah Goldberg for a weekly thoughtful discussion on politics, policy, and culture.

    What Are Economists Actually Good For? | Interview: Doug Holtz-Eakin

    What Are Economists Actually Good For? | Interview: Doug Holtz-Eakin

    Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, joins Jamie to discuss the role of an economist and recession predictions.
    The Agenda:
    —Explaining why a recession hasn’t come this year
    —The role of the Federal Reserve in managing inflation
    —Rent prices and housing stock
    —Education reform and a pro-growth tax code
    —The breaking point with interest rates
    —Will the U.S. dollar stop being the reserve currency of the world?
    —The economic impact of defending Taiwan against China
    Show Notes:
    —Minutes from the latest Fed meeting
    —Latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data
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    • 35 min
    Where Do Haley Voters Go? | Roundtable

    Where Do Haley Voters Go? | Roundtable

    Jonah is joined by Steve and Mike to discuss Nikki Haley saying she will vote for Donald Trump, and they also get into the “deadly force” lie being spread by Trump supporters in Congress and right-wing media.
    The Agenda:
    —Haley endorses Trump
    —Trump-Haley ticket
    —How the ‘Deadly Force’ Lie Swept Through the MAGA Media Ecosystem
    —The corrupting influence of Trump
    —Potluck foreign policy
    —The ICC arrest warrants
    —The death of a butcher
    —The pizza debate
    Show Notes:
    —Boiling Frogs: A Case for VP Haley
    —Julie Kelly’s original “deadly force” tweet
    —Julie Kelly’s January 6 book
    —Jesse Watters' coverage of the “deadly force” claims
    —Trump’s Wildwood, New Jersey, speech
    —The Trump-Oprah voter
    —Biden’s Morehouse speech
    —The Remnant with Ken Pollack
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    How George Floyd Changed American Education | Interview: George Packer

    How George Floyd Changed American Education | Interview: George Packer

    George Packer joins Jamie to discuss how a new round of progressive culture in universities stems from the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests.
    The Agenda:
    —The competitive atmosphere of getting into elite pre-schools
    —Rejection of nuance and debate
    —How to teach history and civics
    —New progressivism and its roots
    —Progressive ideologies leading to cancel culture
    —Culture wars and anti-Zionism
    Show Notes:
    —Packer: When the Culture War Comes for the Kids
    —Packer: “The Campus-Left Occupation That Broke Higher Education”
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Trump or Baby Hitler? | Roundtable

    Trump or Baby Hitler? | Roundtable

    Donald Trump and Joe Biden have agreed to a debate and no one knows who benefits. Steve and Jonah join Sarah to make some predictions about the upcoming presidential debate and discuss how you should think about your vote.
    The Agenda:
    —The debate
    —Why did Biden agree to this?
    —White House operatives’ blind spots
    —RFK Jr. not invited to the debate
    —“Never Trump” vs. “Never Again”
    —Would Jonah vote against American baby Hitler?
    —How you should think about your vote
    —Jonah for President
    —Official judicial ruling: tacos and burritos are sandwiches
    Show Notes:
    —Nick Catoggio: Let’s Get Ready to Bumble
    —NYT: Biden’s approval ratings
    —High Steaks
    —Axios: Biden’s polling denial
    —Biden accepts the debate
    —Biden’s “Free on Wednesday” T-shirts
    —Pod Save America with Jen Psaki
    —Polling on who people trust with info on Ukraine
    —The Bulwark with Steve
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    How the Far Left Thinks About Israel | Interview: Bill Ayers

    How the Far Left Thinks About Israel | Interview: Bill Ayers

    Jamie is joined by Bill Ayers—former professor and co-founder of The Weather Underground, a far-left militant organization—to provide a far-left perspective on the merits of the anti-Israel encampments and Israel’s response to October 7.
    The Agenda:
    —The safety of Jews on college campuses
    —Do the encampment protesters care about the hostages?
    —Condemning Hamas
    —How Israel should’ve responded to October 7
    —Is Israel an apartheid state?
    —Is Israel a free and open society?
    —Debating a two-state solution
    —Monolithic thought on college campuses
    Show Notes:
    —Jamie’s first interview with Bill Ayers
    —Jamie’s second interview with Bill Ayers
    —The Dispatch Podcast with Medhi Hasan
    —Steve Salaita’s article on Israel’s self-defense
    —Bill Ayers on X
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Embracing Failure | Roundtable

    Embracing Failure | Roundtable

    Megan McArdle of the Washington Post joins Jonah and Sarah to discuss Trump’s *explicit* trial, vice presidential contenders, and the downfall of the Tea Party.
    The Agenda:
    —Vice presidential picks
    —Let’s keep the Burgumentum going!!!
    —Handgate and Marco Rubio
    —FreedomWorks closes up shop
    —Checking in on third parties
    —There are monsters inside of RFK Jr.
    —Man vs. Bear debate
    Show Notes:
    —WaPo's explanation of brain worms
    —Biden threatens to withhold military aid from Israel
    —"A Huge Gender Gap is Emerging Among Young Voters"
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

kc in oregon ,

Ayers interview well done, kudos to Jamie

It is valuable to hear the thoughts of Ayers, though he seems dishonest. Jamie is to be commended for his civility, patience, and perseverance.

Mike5591637 ,

I’ve listened to Molly Hemingway for a few years,

I’ve never heard her say things that sounded radical. Your comment about her makes me question your credibility. And no, I’m not a Trumpy, I don’t like the man and doubt I’ll vote for him.

Textdgh ,

When white guilt meets fake conservatives

Except for Sarah, these guys hate Trump more than they love America. You'll hear them put down Republicans/conservatives far more than you'll hear them ever saying anything bad about a leftist. Listen to them contort themselves to stick up for the Hunter Biden laptop debacle by the media. good grief.

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