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In-depth, thought provoking discussions with leading thinkers and figures in American public life, hosted by Bill Kristol.

  • Irwin Stelzer on political Economy

    Irwin Stelzer: The economist and political thinker on strengthening and preserving American democratic capitalism.
    Date Added: July 31, 2017

  • Brownstein on American politics

    Ronald Brownstein: The veteran political journalist on the demographic, geographic, and political challenges facing Democrats and Republicans.
    Date Added: July 16, 2017

  • Murphy and Kristol on Trump

    Mike Murphy: The Republican political strategist discusses the 2016 elections, the first months of Trump's presidency, and looking ahead to 2018 and 2020.
    Date Added: July 3, 2017

  • Feldstein on the American economy in 2017

    Martin Feldstein: The Harvard economics professor discusses the 2008 financial crisis and analyzes the current strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. economy.
    Date Added: June 19, 2017

  • Josh Bolten conversation

    Josh Bolten: The chief of staff to George W. Bush reflects on managing the White House in moments of crisis.
    Date Added: June 3, 2017

  • John Walters: The former Drug Czar discusses the nation's opioid epidemic and how to address it.
    Date Added: May 22, 2017

  • Sasse on American culture

    Ben Sasse: The Nebraska senator on the state of American society and culture.
    Date Added: May 8, 2017

  • Mansfield on Gorsuch

    Harvey Mansfield XII: On the Senate's confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch and the relationship between politics and law.
    Date Added: April 24, 2017

  • Mankiw on the economy

    N. Gregory Mankiw: The Harvard professor of economics on the American economy and why we need free markets.
    Date Added: April 9, 2017

  • Christopher Caldwell: The Weekly Standard Senior Editor analyzes the political, economic, and cultural situation in Europe today.
    Date Added: March 27, 2017

  • Bill Kristol interviews Vin Weber

    Vin Weber: On Reaganite internationalism, the election of Donald Trump, and the state of our parties.
    Date Added: March 13, 2017

  • David Axelrod: The 2016 elections, possible paths forward for Democrats & Republicans, & the early days of the Trump presidency.
    Date Added: February 27, 2017