Episodes
Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy made headlines recently when he announced the creation of a new financial firm, backed by Peter Thiel, that would do something shocking in woke corporate America today: invest in companies that focus on profit and innovation, not taking political and cultural stances. Vivek joins us to examine the new iteration of corporate cronyism that he's fighting back against; where a small cartel of asset management firms like BlackRock manipulate free markets to implement...
Published 05/26/22
Michael Knowles joins us to talk about his new documentary, “Choosing Death: The Legacy of Roe” which just came out on the Daily Wire. We unpack all the moral arguments for abortion from the leftist and libertarian perspectives, and how they relate to modern society’s broader, shifting views on the value of life and liberty. Michael Knowles is the host of “The Michael Knowles Show” at the Daily Wire, “The Book Club” at PragerU, and co-host of “Verdict with Ted Cruz.” His most recent book is...
Published 05/23/22
Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, walks us through Justice Alito's leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v Jackson that made the left completely lose its mind, what it means for abortion in America, and what she expects from the Court in the coming weeks. Carrie Severino is the co-author with Mollie Hemingway of the bestselling book "Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Court." She was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and to...
Published 05/20/22
#1 New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Sniper Jack Carr gives us a masterclass in Creative Writing. We talk about his writing process and how his SEAL background and real-world geopolitical events inform his bestselling James Reece series. In the last half of the show we get into a serious discussion about the Ukraine-Russia War, China, and how lessons learned from thousands of years of war and diplomacy are being forgotten by our leaders today. Jack Carr's latest novel is...
Published 05/17/22
Congressman Mike Gallagher and Congressman Mike Waltz join us to talk about why Americans should support Ukraine's war against Russian invaders. We cover the $40 billion aid package which the House passed this week, fact-check the oft-repeated falsehoods about the war and America’s support for Ukraine, and take a broader look at America's Cold War with Russia and China. Congressman Mike Gallagher has represented Wisconsin’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2017. Mike...
Published 05/12/22
This interview was originally posted on January 21, 2022. In the wake of the leak of Justice Alito's draft opinion in Dobbs v Jackson, we're revisiting our conversation with one of the most effective advocates for pro-life policies and initiatives in the history of the movement, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. Marjorie talks about how she went from being pro-choice to pro-life, the feminist argument for protecting the unborn, meaningful changes to adoption and...
Published 05/10/22
Dr. Todd Rose joins us to shed light on why we fall victim to social influences and how we often misjudge the beliefs of others. We dive into the deep psychological underpinnings of America's recent cultural breakdown of public trust and why so many people on the left and right are being pressured into self-censorship. Dr. Todd Rose is the author of "Collective Illusions: Conformity, Complicity, and the Science of Why We Make Bad Decisions". He is the co-founder and president of Populace, a...
Published 05/04/22
Tony Robbins joins us to discuss his research into the latest breakthroughs in health technology, how to maximize your energy potential, what the cycles of history teach us about human psychology and perspective, and how the human brain is being altered by smart phones and social media. Tony Robbins is the author of the new book "Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love." He is an entrepreneur, best-selling author,...
Published 05/01/22
Douglas Murray joins us to examine the cultural revolution among Western elitists attempting to erase the traditions and moral foundations that created the greatest, most humane civilization in history. Douglas Murray is the author of the just-released book "The War on the West" and bestselling author of "The Madness of Crowds" and "The Strange Death of Europe." He is the associate editor of The Spectator. Follow him on Twitter at @DouglasKMurray.
Published 04/27/22
Dr. Victoria Coates joins us to examine the decline of American leverage against Iran and how it influences our relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Russia. Dr. Victoria Coates is a Distinguished Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, an art historian, and a political consultant. She previously served on the National Security Council, first as Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa and then as Deputy National Security Advisor before moving to the Department of Energy...
Published 04/18/22
For Easter Weekend, we're revisiting a classic episode from May 2020. Ze'ev Orenstein took listeners into the historic site of Biblical Jerusalem, the City of David, to discover the cultural, political, and spiritual connections this once lost city has with our world today. How was the City of David lost and then rediscovered? What major discoveries have archaeologists recently made that link back to the times of Jesus and King David? What are the important geopolitical implications for this...
Published 04/15/22
One of the main goals of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) standards, the latest trend in woke capitalism, is to reduce global carbon emissions. In practice, the standards have actually INCREASED emissions. Energy expert Toby Rice joins us to explain why - and lay out clear, concise arguments for why natural gas is the best solution to dramatically reduce global carbon emissions in a scalable, sustainable, and profitable way. Toby Rice is the President and CEO of EQT, the largest...
Published 04/12/22
Putin's de-nazification narrative, weaponized biolabs, and conspiracy theories about the atrocities in Bucha are just a few examples of the Russian disinformation campaign that a shocking number of Americans on the left and right are falling for. National security expert Thomas Rid joins us to explain the history of Russian propaganda and the current tactics used by the Putin regime to commit disinformation and political warfare. Dr. Thomas Rid is the author of "Active Measures: The Secret...
Published 04/05/22
Matthew Continetti joins us to talk about the history of modern conservatism, its perennial struggles with populists and progressives, and what it means to be a conservative in America today. Matthew Continetti is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism." Follow him on Twitter at @continetti.
Published 04/03/22
Just in time for tax season, we're joined by Tax Foundation's Scott Hodge to cover the Democrats' falsehoods about our tax system, meaningful tax reform that Congress should consider, and what Texans have in common with the characters in "Yellowstone." Scott Hodge is president of the Tax Foundation and is recognized as was one of the driving forces of tax reform that culminated in the historic 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Follow him on Twitter at @scottahodge.
Published 03/29/22
This episode was originally posted on December 2, 2020. Dr. Gad Saad joined us for a lively discussion on identity politics, woke progressivism, antifragility, and much more. Dr. Gad Saad is an Evolutionary Behavioral Scientist, Professor of Marketing at Concordia University, host of "The Saad Truth", and author of "The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense." Follow him on Twitter at @GadSaad.
Published 03/25/22
David Bahnsen joins us to talk about the war in Ukraine, the rise of populism, America's bleak productivity outlook, and the basic economic truths that so many of today's politicians and influencers fail to understand. David is a wealth manager and author of "There's No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths". He's a regular contributor at National Review and frequent guest on Fox News, Bloomberg, and CNBC. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidBahnsen. Follow Dan Crenshaw on Instagram, Twitter and...
Published 03/18/22
Crime is rising across the country and it's no secret why. Bail reform and leftist judges releasing murder suspects back on the streets. Two experts on crime join us to talk about how we got to this point and what we can do to stop it. Officer Ray Hunt is the Executive Director of the Houston Police Officers' Union. Rania Mankarious is the CEO of Crime Stoppers of Houston, a non-profit dedicated to solving and preventing serious crimes.  This episode was recorded in front of a live audience...
Published 03/13/22
Luke Rosiak is an investigative reporter at The Daily Wire who famously broke the story of how Loudon County, VA school officials covered up a bathroom rape. He joins us to expose how teachers' unions contributed to the breakdown in public education during the pandemic, the powerful incentives behind the CRT and anti-testing movements, and meaningful policy changes parents should be fighting for at the local and federal levels. Luke Rosiak is the author of "Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the...
Published 03/08/22
Former State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus joins us to discuss the differences in foreign policy approaches between the Trump and Biden Administration. We discuss how to effectively handle our enemies, how the quid-pro-quo impeachment farce undermined Ukrainian leadership, and how to maintain America's place in the world.  Before serving at the State Department, Morgan served at the Department of Treasury and  USAID and has been an on-air contributor at Fox News. She continues to...
Published 03/03/22
AEI's Dr. Kori Schake joins us to help us understand why Putin ordered the Russian military to invade Ukraine. We discuss the Russian military's progress - and the problems they are encountering - and what likely comes next.  Dr. Kori Schake is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Foreign and Defense Policy at the American Enterprise Institute. She has a distinguished career serving in government and as a professor. Follow her on Twitter at @korischake
Published 03/02/22
This episode was originally posted on May 15, 2020. As Ukrainians fight to preserve their freedom from Putin's invading Russian army, we're revisiting a classic interview from Hold These Truths with one of the foremost experts on Russia today: former Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, Jr. He took us inside the mind of Vladimir Putin, how he re-shaped the worldview and psyche of Russians during his three decades in power, and we examined the disinformation campaign surrounding Michael Flynn. ...
Published 02/25/22
Journalist and bitcoin advocate Peter McCormack joins us to talk about the origins of the world's dominant cryptocurrency, how it works, its potential to replace fiat currency and undermine the Chinese state, and the Democrats' baffling regulatory resistance to it. Peter McCormack is the host of The What Bitcoin Did Podcast and Chairman of Real Bedford Football Club. Follow him on Twitter at @PeterMcCormack.
Published 02/22/22
What is industrial policy and what role has it played in trade, supply chains, free markets, and diplomacy? Adam Thierer takes us on a tour of the pitfalls and boondoggles that happen when government picks the winners and losers in American industry. Find out (most of) what you need to know about this important subject in less than 25 minutes - along with what happened to the flying cars we were promised! Adam Thierer is the Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason...
Published 02/16/22