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

  • Jonathan Rauch

    Jonathan Rauch: On polarization, information warfare, cancel culture, and defending American institutions.
    Date Added: June 18, 2021

  • Paul Cantor X: On the nature of comedy and what we can learn from Shakespeare's comedies.
    Date Added: June 2, 2021

  • Roya Hakakian

    Roya Hakakian: The author and poet discusses her immigration experience to the United States from Iran and reflects on the meaning of immigration to the American idea.
    Date Added: May 20, 2021

  • Stan Veuger III: The AEI economist discusses the Biden Administration’s economic policies and possible paths forward for the US economy.
    Date Added: May 6, 2021

  • Mark Blitz III: On reason, politics, and human nature.
    Date Added: April 23, 2021

  • James Carville on Conversations with Bill Kristol

    James Carville: The veteran Democratic strategist shares his perspective on the Biden Administration, the culture wars, and the state of the parties.
    Date Added: April 8, 2021

  • Professor Leon Kass

    Leon Kass II: On the Book of Exodus and its enduring relevance.
    Date Added: March 24, 2021

  • Garry Kasparov 2021

    Garry Kasparov VI: On Vladimir Putin, his global influence, and the importance of standing up for freedom.
    Date Added: March 10, 2021

  • Larry Summers interviewed by Bill Kristol

    Larry Summers III: On the economic outlook, the case for public investment, and the threat of inflation.
    Date Added: February 25, 2021

  • Ashish Jha II: The dean of the Brown School of Public Health discusses Covid-19, vaccines, and the outlook for 2021.
    Date Added: February 20, 2021

  • Scott Lincicome II: The race for vaccines and lessons on free markets, trade, and globalization.
    Date Added: January 28, 2021

  • Robert Gibbs: On the incoming Biden administration and the challenge of a presidential transition during a crisis.
    Date Added: January 14, 2021