Episodes
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
As the Olympic Games are underway in Beijing - Jack Posobiec joins us to shed light on the Chinese worldview, how the games are President Xi Jinping's "coronation ceremony", the shifting economic and military power dynamics between the U.S. and China, and how Russia fits into the equation.  Jack Posobiec is the host of the podcast series Human Events Daily. He speaks fluent Mandarin, worked for the US Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, is a former officer in the Navy Reserve, and worked for...
Published 02/11/22
Congressman Jeff Van Drew joins us to explain why he and so many others are giving up on the Democratic Party, share an inside look at how Pelosi keeps the Congressional Democrats in line, and describe his experience working with President Trump in the days leading up to the impeachment vote. Jeff Van Drew is the U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey. Rep. Van Drew famously quit the Democratic Party, and joined the Republicans, due to his opposition to the...
Published 02/08/22
As Texas approaches the one year anniversary of the polar vortex that crashed the state's energy grid for days, we're joined by energy expert Timothy Fitzgerald, Ph.D. to examine what's been done to prevent a blackout at this scale from ever happening again.  1:30 - Fundamental problems that led to the blackout 7:00 - Increasing Texas' minimum capacity for baseload energy 15:00 - Debunking Democrat myths: Would Texas be better off if it was connected to the national grid? 17:30 - Debunking...
Published 02/03/22
In the wake of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, Jaco Booyens joins us to expose the reality of sex trafficking in America. Jaco talks about how predators like Epstein and Maxwell lure their victims, why justice still hasn't been served in their case, how pornography and the normalization of teen sex facilitates trafficking, and the warning signs everyone should be aware of to spot predators in their homes, schools, and community. Jaco Booyens is a filmmaker, speaker, and consultant on combatting...
Published 01/30/22
Attorney and gender rights advocate Kara Dansky joins us to examine the well-funded industry, legislation, and judicial rulings which are attempting to erase the material reality of biological sex and gender differences from our laws and culture. Kara Dansky is the author of 'The Abolition of Sex: How the “Transgender” Agenda Harms Women and Girls.' She serves as President of the U.S. chapter of Women’s Declaration International (WDI), which seeks to promote the Declaration on Women's...
Published 01/25/22
As thousands of pro-life activists journey to Washington, D.C. this week, we talked 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 workforce policies to ease the challenges of unexpected pregnancies, and the political game...
Published 01/21/22
Governor Rick Perry joins us to share lessons learned in the political arena, what it takes to make a meaningful difference in American politics, working with President Trump, and much more. Gov. Perry is an Air Force veteran, 47th governor of Texas, and the Secretary of Energy under President Donald Trump. Follow him on Twitter at @GovernorPerry.
Published 01/18/22
David King is the Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at The Harvard Kennedy School and an expert on Congress, lobbying and interest groups, and election reform. He joins Dan for a look inside how Congress does and doesn't function, what it's really like to be a member of Congress, the truth about lobbyists and incentive structures in Congress, and much more. David King is the author of "Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction" and co-author of "Why People Don't Trust...
Published 01/13/22
Jocko joins us to talk New Year's resolutions and staying on the path in 2022, leadership in life and combat, and answer audience questions. Jocko Willink is the host of Jocko Podcast, NY Times bestselling author, CEO of Echelon Front, and Chairman at Origin USA and Jocko Fuel. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jockowillink.
Published 01/09/22
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joins us for a candid examination of America's successes and failures abroad from the Cold War to the War on Terror to China's threat to the global order. Robert Gates was the 22nd Secretary of Defense, serving under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barak Obama. He had previously served as Director of the CIA, from 1991 to 1993, Deputy National Security Advisor from 1989 to 1991, and Deputy Director of the CIA from 1986-1989. He is the author of From...
Published 01/05/22
For this special year-end solo episode, Dan reviews the major policy failures of the Biden Administration's first year. All the facts you should know about inflation, the border crisis, Build Back Better, COVID response, and much more in just 38 minutes. 1:30 - Oil and gas regulations 7:50 - COVID response 10:00 - Inflation 12:45 - Build Back Better 20:00 - Crime wave and bail reform 24:30 - Biden's administration nominations 27:30 - Biden's Supreme Court failures 30:00 - Afghanistan...
Published 12/30/21
Heritage Foundation's Patty-Jane Geller joins us to examine the implications of China's escalating development of nuclear and hypersonic weapons. We also look at the nuclear capabilities of Russia, North Korea, and non-state actors. Patty-Jane Geller is the policy analyst for nuclear deterrence and missile defense in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense. Follow her on Twitter at @pj_geller.
Published 12/28/21
For this special Christmas episode, Pastor James Emery White joins us to help answer the most common questions and criticisms of Christianity and the Bible that you would hear from skeptics. Pastor White is the author of "Christianity for People Who Aren't Christians". He is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church. Follow him on Twitter at @JamesEmeryWhite.
Published 12/23/21
Mike Sommers is the President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the largest national trade association for America's oil and gas industry. He joins us to examine the policies and propaganda from the Biden Administration which are causing record gasoline prices, crushing industry innovation, and (ironically) leading to greater carbon emissions. Follow Mike on Twitter at @mj_sommers.
Published 12/21/21
Tech and counterterrorism expert Kara Frederick joins us to discuss what she learned working at Facebook about the ideologies and incentives driving big tech to censor conservative voices, the controversial debate over children's access to social media, worthwhile policy reforms to protect free expression online, and the potential for decentralized social networks like Jack Dorsey’s Blue Sky to end the possibility of censorship forever. Kara Frederick is a Research Fellow in the Center for...
Published 12/19/21