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.

Matt and Duke

Having finally recovered from his turkey-induced coma, Matt recommends his favorite books and movies of 2017 (so far). Then, producer Thomas LaDuke weighs-in on President Donald Trump’s “Pocahontas” slur and James O’Keefe’s botched Washington Post “sting” operation.

Ajit Pai on Net Neutrality (Rebroadcast)

With net neutrality back in the news, I wanted to re-up our May interview with Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. (Rebroadcast.)

The Soviet Union’s Last Days (Rebroadcast)

Serhii Plokhy talks with Matt about his book “The Last Empire,” about the final days of the Soviet Union. (Rebroadcast.)

Ross Douthat’s ‘Bad Religion’ (Rebroadcast)

Ross Douthat talks about “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics.” (Rebroadcast.)

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