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

  • 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

  • Trippi on the Democrats

    Joe Trippi II: The veteran political strategist assesses the state of the presidential race between Trump and Biden (audio recording)
    Date Added: July 9, 2020

  • Rosen on MeToo and Sexual Politics

    Christine Rosen II: On cancel culture, mob violence, and the illiberal turn in American politics (audio recording)
    Date Added: June 24, 2020

  • Stan Veuger II: The AEI economist analyzes the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the policy responses to the economic crisis, and possible paths forward (audio recording)
    Date Added: June 11, 2020

  • Aaron Friedberg II: On increasing tensions in the U.S.-China relationship (audio recording)
    Date Added: May 27, 2020

  • Murphy on 2020

    Mike Murphy V: Mike Murphy and Bill Kristol analyze the Trump and Biden campaigns and consider how things might develop in the months ahead (audio recording)
    Date Added: May 14, 2020