Tim Alberta and The Art of The Political Profile

Whether it’s about Senator Tim Scott, former Speaker John Boehner, financial guru Dave Ramsey, or Pat Buchanan, nobody writes a political profile like Tim Alberta. In this long-form podcast discussion, Tim shares with Matt the secrets that helped make him one of the most trusted and respected young journalists in America. Download this podcast discussion on iTunes or Stitcher.


Mark Ciardi, producer of the new movie “Chappaquiddick” (in theaters Friday), talks with Matt about why there was pressure in Hollywood to drop the film, what Mary Jo Kopechne’s family thinks of it, how Ed Helms’s character (Kennedy cousin Joe Gargan) is the moral conscience of the movie, and more!

Download this podcast discussion on iTunes or Stitcher–and go see the movie this weekend! Download this podcast discussion on iTunes or Stitcher.

Daniel H. Pink on ‘When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing’

Miles Davis said “Time isn’t the main thing it’s the only thing.” He was right. And Daniel Pink’s new book “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” explains the science behind why we should be thinking more about when we do things. Want to know why you should never schedule a medical procedure in the afternoon, what time of day you should exercise, or why rock bands should always finish with their best song? Download this podcast discussion on iTunes or Stitcher–and get the book.

The Original Jesus (Rebroadcast)

Daniel Darling talks about his book “The Original Jesus: Trading the Myths We Create for the Savior Who Is.” (Rebroadcast)

Everything Trump Touches Dies

Republican strategist Rick Wilson–one of the most prominent #NeverTrumpers on Twitter–joins Matt to discuss his forthcoming book: Everything Trump Touches Dies (available for pre-order now).

Is John Bolton a Neocon?

Jamie Weinstein, host of The Jamie Weinstein Show podcast, returns to the podcast to brief us on President Trump’s selection of John Bolton as his next national security adviser. Is Bolton a war monger? Is it fair to call him a Neocon? Is Trump assembling a team of cable news commentators? Jamie and Matt discuss this–plus they share some of their favorite podcast recommendations. Enjoy!

The Catastrophic Success of #MeToo

Weekly Standard Staff Writer Alice Lloyd discusses her writing on the #MeToo moment with Matt.

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Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, the author of 12 Rules for Life, and an internet sensation. In this wide-ranging interview talks with Matt Lewis about his recent spat with a book reviewer who called him a “fascist,” and why Peterson thinks he would have reluctantly pulled the lever for Donald Trump (if he lived in America). They also discuss how Peterson is dealing with fame, the plight of men in modernity, and why we should all “stand up straight with your shoulders back.” Enjoy this terrific discussion, and don’t forget to rate and review Matt Lewis & The News on iTunes!

Andrew Sullivan On Why We’re Miserable

Andrew Sullivan talks about his latest piece for New York Magazine,The World Is Better Than Ever. Why Are We Miserable?”

Ed Morrissey to Dems: Settle Down

HotAir’s Ed Morrissey discusses his latest column for The Week, “Settle down, Democrats,” which argues that special elections are not predictive of mid-term success.

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