10 episodes

Author, historian, and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson takes to the National Review airwaves for discussions of national politics, history, and more. He is joined by NR's vice president Jack Fowler for this weekly podcast.

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast National Review

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Author, historian, and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson takes to the National Review airwaves for discussions of national politics, history, and more. He is joined by NR's vice president Jack Fowler for this weekly podcast.

    General McMaster on Defending the Free World

    General McMaster on Defending the Free World

    On today’s broadcast, special guest Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster (ret.) joins Victor to discuss his new book, Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World. VDH also explains his new NRO essay on the dangers of conventional wisdom. This episode is sponsored by Wyoming Catholic College and FundMyChildNow.Com, and is produced by Sarah Schutte.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Only You Can Prevent Preventing Forest Fires

    Only You Can Prevent Preventing Forest Fires

    On today’s episode, Victor discusses California aflame (and the close call of his home), the “un-news” media, President Trump’s Middle East foreign-policy wins, the presidential horserace 47 days out, the big-money Left planning and bankrolling post-election violence, and tensions between Greece and Turkey. This episode is produced by the Sarah Schutte, and sponsored by Wyoming Catholic College and Fatima, the Movie.

    • 51 min
    Is Trump Creating a Middle-Class Coalition of All Races?

    Is Trump Creating a Middle-Class Coalition of All Races?

    On today’s episode, Victor discusses Joe Biden’s paradoxes, Donald Trump’s appeal to minority voters, America’s hamstrung police, the wild and much-repeated claims by The Atlantic that Donald Trump insulted America’s war dead, California’s continuing descent, and the mistake that was (and remains) the lockdowns. Today’s episode is sponsored by Claremont Institute’s The American Story podcast series and the new book by Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Speaking for Myself.

    • 58 min
    Biden, in Sorta Trouble

    Biden, in Sorta Trouble

    On today’s episode, Victor discusses silence about violence, Joe Biden’s trip to Pittsburgh, Donald Trump’s trip to Wisconsin, Portland madness, British SJWs shocked by Rule Britannia, and internal tensions among Red China’s leaders This episode is produced by Sarah Schutte and sponsored by Fatima, the Movie, and Claremont Institute’s terrific The American Story podcast series.

    • 35 min
    Conventional Wisdom

    Conventional Wisdom

    On today’s episode, Professor Hanson grades the recent Republican Convention and President Trump’s acceptance speech; explains the motivations of thugs amok-running in American streets; the emerging political effects of the violence and Joe Biden’s response to it; profiles California’s emerging New Dark Ages; discusses the latest attempts by pro sports to kowtow to BLM; and remarks on author J. K. Rowling’s continuing public battle against the cancel culture. This episode is sponsored by the Claremont Institute’s new podcast series, The American Story, and the Bradley Foundation’s Conceived in Liberty video series.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Democrats and Their Mobocracy Dreams

    Democrats and Their Mobocracy Dreams

    On this new episode, Victor discusses the massive issues and events and election influences of 2020, the Democratic assault on the Constitution and American political traditions, the calls for wealth taxes in a browned-out California, Joe Biden’s narrowing lead in the polls, Michelle Obama’s dishonest convention speech, John Kasich’s whinery, postal conspiracy theories, and the thuggery of Black Lives Matters in the streets of Portland and Chicago. This episode is sponsored by the Claremont Institute’s new podcast series, The American Story, and the Bradley Foundation’s Conceived in Liberty video series. 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

mjm91345 ,

Hanson has helped me along

Dr Hanson has really helped me understand what is going on, especially these past few years.

I am grateful.

WaltfromTexas ,

Term limits?

I would be very interested in knowing what ancient history, and 19th and 20th century history has to say about term limits.

EKW1960000 ,

Transition Integrity Project

Excellent discussion this week by Mr. Hanson and Mr. Fowler. One request-could you consider sharing your thoughts on the August 2020 DNC document that was pushed out by a group called the Transition Integrity Project? The main elements seem frightening. Thank you.

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