Tim Carney, author of Alienated America, talks about his latest Washington Examiner column, “Trump Corrupts.” He also discusses why the very things that bring us joy (community and purpose) put us at the greatest risk for COVID-19 exposure.
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Vince Houghton, Historian and Curator at the International Spy Museum, talks about his book, Nuking The Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left On The Drawing Board. (This episode was originally broadcast on May 14, 2019.)
Author and speaker Octavio Cesar Martinez talks about his memoir, It Was a Beautiful Day When My Father Died, which recounts his journey of grief, acceptance, and forgiveness.
Aside from the obvious, lots of interesting stuff happened on Christmas day. On this classic episode, historian and author David Pietrusza joins Matt to discuss Washington’s Christmas crossing of the Delaware, the World War I Christmas truce, and Winston Churchill’s Christmas visit to Washington, DC, in 1941.
David Frum, staff writer for the Atlantic and former George W. Bush speechwriter, returns to the podcast to discuss whether surviving Trump means American Democracy was strong, or just lucky. He also discusses why Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump were so different, his thoughts about the status of COVID-19, and his process as a political writer.
Thomas E. Ricks, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, talks about his new book, First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country.