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

  • Princeton Historian Sean Wilentz

    Sean Wilentz II: The Princeton historian on conspiracy theories in American politics, past and present.
    Date Added: January 1, 2021

  • Ashish Jha

    Ashish Jha: The dean of the Brown University School of Public Health on Covid-19, vaccines and the path to recovery, and lessons learned.
    Date Added: December 23, 2020

  • Eric Edelman IV: On the foreign policy challenges facing the Biden administration and the importance of American leadership.
    Date Added: December 1, 2020

  • Ronald Brownstein IV: On the 2020 elections, the fault lines in our divided electorate, and the challenges faced by both parties going forward.
    Date Added: November 9, 2020

  • Diana Schaub III: A discussion of the life and ideas of the thinker, orator, and educator Booker T. Washington.
    Date Added: October 28, 2020

  • Mike Murphy VIII: Bill Kristol and Mike Murphy check in on the state of the race with two weeks to go until Election Day.
    Date Added: October 20, 2020

  • Mike Murphy VII: In the wake of the first debate, Murphy and Kristol consider the state of the presidential race with five weeks to go until Election Day.
    Date Added: October 1, 2020

  • Jack Goldsmith IV: Assessing the health of norms in government and the strength of our institutions in the Trump presidency (video conversation)
    Date Added: September 22, 2020

  • Mike Murphy VI: The veteran political strategist shares his perspective on the state of the race with just two months to go until election day (video conversation)
    Date Added: September 2, 2020

  • Paul Cantor IX: On the decline of universities, and how new technologies and non-university programs can contribute to liberal education.
    Date Added: August 20, 2020

  • Marc Lipsitch converses with Bill Kristol

    Marc Lipsitch: The Harvard epidemiologist on the Covid-19 pandemic, how we've done so far, and possible paths forward.
    Date Added: August 5, 2020

  • Princeton Historian Sean Wilentz

    Sean Wilentz: The distinguished Princeton historian on the importance of the careful and reflective study of American history, and the limitations of the "1619 Project."
    Date Added: July 23, 2020