Archive for December, 2017

2017 Awards: Winners & Losers

Mediaite columnist John Ziegler and Matt weigh in on the winners and losers of 2017 in their first annual ‘Best of 2017: End-of-Year Awards,;

Jamie Weinstein

Jamie Weinstein, host of The Jamie Weinstein Show podcast, weighs in on Trump’s first year, what it means to be a “Never Trumper” in 2017, and the decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem. (Note: This episode was taped right before Christmas.)

The Christmas Virtues (Rebroadcast)

Jonathan V. Last talks about his new book ‘The Christmas Virtues.’ We also discuss his interesting theory about ‘Star Wars.’ (Rebroadcast.)

Did Dickens ‘Invent’ Christmas?

Historian David Pietrusza and Matt talk about whether Charles Dickens really “invented” Christmas, the Christmas Truce of 1914, and how Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas.

FDR’s Last 100 Days

David B. Wooner, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian at the Roosevelt Institute, discusses his new book “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace.”

7 Things Conservatives Can Learn From Trump’s 1st Year

John Hawkins of RightWingNews returns to the podcast to talk with Matt about his new column, titled: “7 Things Conservatives Can Learn From Donald Trump’s First Year in Office.”

Shoshana Weissmann

Shoshana Weissmann, R Street Institute’s digital manager, talks about how she became a conservative Twitter rockstar.

Mike Pence: Loyal Veep or Brown-Noser?

The Atlantic’s Mike Pence joins Matt to discuss “God’s Plan for Mike Pence.”

Winston Churchill Reconsidered

Winston Churchill was the indispensable man who defeated the Nazis, but he was no saint. Matt and historian David Pietrusza discuss the dark side of Churchill.

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