Tevi Troy is a presidential historian, former White House aide, and senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Institute. He is the author, most recently, of Fight House: Rivalries in the White House From Truman to Trump. During this podcast, he talks with Matt about his latest column, “The Case for Optimism.”
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Tom Nichols, author of Our Own Worst Enemy, and contributor to USA Today and The Atlantic joins Matt to talk about Liz Cheney’s moment, how the end of the Cold War led to the Republican crackup, and what role Newt Gingrich had to play in the whole thing.
Josh Kraushaar, the Against the Grain columnist at National Journal, talks about Elise Stefanik replacing Liz Cheney, Marjorie Taylor Greene vs. AOC, and why storm clouds may be gathering for Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Art Tavana, an L.A.-based former writer for Playboy and L.A. Weekly, Goodbye, talks about his new book, Guns N’ Roses: The Crime, Beauty, and Amplified Chaos of America’s Most Polarizing Band.
Dr. Steven E. Koonin, an NYU professor who formerly served as the Department of Energy’s Undersecretary for Science during the Obama administration, talks about his new book, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters
Jonathan Taplin’s life has been an extraordinary journey that has put him at the crest of every major cultural wave in the past half century: he was tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band in the 60s, producer of Mean Streets in the 70s, an executive at Merrill Lynch in the 80s, creator of the Internet’s first Video-on-Demand service in the 90s, and is now a cultural critic and author writing about technology in the new millennium. His latest book is called, The Magic Years: Scenes From a Rock-and-Roll Life.