Will Saletan of The Bulwark joins Matt to discuss Trump’s new $399 sneakers, and what they say about American politics. He also talks about the veepstakes, why Tim Scott thinks Republicans (not African-Americans) suffer from systemic discrimination, and whether Nikki Haley will endorse Trump when her quixotic campaign comes to an end. Enjoy!
Matthew Sitman, co-host of the Know Your Enemy podcast, talks with Matt about whether the American right was destined to end up with a leader like Donald Trump.
AEI’s Guy Denton returns to talk with Matt about the death of Alexei Navalny, and why so many of today’s right-wingers love Vladimir Putin. Matt discusses his Daily Beast column about why today’s Gen-X Republicans would root for Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. They also discuss Rep. Mike Gallagher’s decision to retire, and whether “adverse selection” is making the GOP irredeemably Trumpy. Lastly, they discuss what professional wrestling tells us about American culture and politics, and why a British accent is guy’s “secret weapon.”
Famed comic and actor Tom Arnold joins Matt to discuss his decades-long relationship with Donald Trump, his friendships with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the advice he gave to Chris Farley, what happened to Roseanne Barr, and more!
Doesn’t America deserve better? On today’s show, AEI’s Guy Denton joins Matt to discuss why the 2024 presidential election pits a confused man against a chaotic one. They also talk about The Simpsons (Biden vs. Trump is like Grampa Simpson vs. Mr. Burns) and Larry Hogan’s bid for U.S. Senate in Maryland.
David Frum returns to the pod to talk with Matt about his new essay at The Atlantic, “Uncancel Woodrow Wilson.” David and Matt also discuss the GOP torpedoing an immigration enforcement deal.