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Conversations with Bill Kristol is an award-winning series featuring in-depth conversations with leading figures in American public life. Since its debut in 2014, the program has produced more than 250 episodes with new releases biweekly.


Bill Kristol has been a leading participant in American political debates and a widely respected analyst of American political developments for three decades. Having served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations, Kristol understands government from the inside; as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, he has studied American politics and society from the outside. After serving in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, Kristol founded The Weekly Standard in 1995 and edited the influential magazine for over two decades. Now, as founding director of Defending Democracy Together, an organization dedicated to defending America's liberal democratic norms, principles, and institutions, Kristol is in the midst of the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the future of the Republican Party and the meaning of American conservatism. Kristol frequently appears on all the major television talk shows, and also is the host of the highly regarded video series and podcast, Conversations with Bill Kristol. Kristol received his undergraduate degree and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Andy Zwick is producer of Conversations with Bill Kristol and executive director of the Foundation for Constitutional Government. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Derm101, a pioneer in online medical education, which he sold in 2016. Andy is a co-founder and managing partner of SchoolWise Partners, a leading financial advisory firm in the field of early education. During the late 2000s, Andy was a principal of a real estate development firm in Manhattan. He was the business manager of A. Bernard Ackerman, M.D., a preeminent skin pathologist, until Dr. Ackerman’s death in 2008. While starting Derm101 in the early 2000s, Andy played a pivotal role in the creation of the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, a medical practice in New York City that hosted the nation’s largest fellowship training program in the field. Andy received his A.B. (2000) from Harvard, where he concentrated in history and wrote a thesis on medicine and democracy in 19th-century America.


The Foundation for Constitutional Government is a 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to supporting the serious study of politics and political philosophy both online and on campus, with particular attention to the Constitutional character of American government and the founding of the United States. We warmly welcome feedback and suggestions. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Foundation for Constitutional Government to support Conversations with Bill Kristol as well as other FCG initiatives.