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Edit 1 Anti-Trump Republicans Must Explore Options Amanda Carpenter on why there is no room for dissent in Trump’s GOP.

Edit 2 Anti-Trump Republicans Must Explore Options Amanda Carpenter on why there is no room for dissent in Trump’s GOP.

Edit 3 Powerless Texas Listen now (66 min) | Slate's Will Saletan returns to consider the McConnell/Trump GOP, Texas's woes, and Limbaugh's legacy. Subscribe to The Bulwark’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castbox | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts

Edit 4 Will Coastal Theaters Reopen in Time for Black Widow? Plus: 'Nomadland' reviewed, and an old, black-and-white movie assigned.

Edit 5 On Cancun and the Insurrection What is the point of being a United States Senator anyway?

Edit 6 The Republicans UnCivil UnWar Mitch versus Trump? LOL no.

Edit 7 The Tea Party at 12 Plus: The debate over hugging

Edit 8 The Nazi Question Listen now (45 min) | Sarah and JVL talk some CPAC and then have a disagreement about what to do with 95-year-old Nazis. And then they have questions about Peloton.

Edit 9 The GOP Future Is Already Here There is no “civil war.” There is only Trump.

Edit 10 James Hohmann on Why the GOP is Back on the Juice Listen now (49 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, James Hohmann of the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why the GOP can’t quit Trump, the Biden confirmations, and how President Biden will govern with a razor-thin majority. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 11 The GOP’s Cowardice Means They Will Live in Fear Forever Their refusal to disqualify Donald Trump means he’ll be able to intimidate them for years to come.

Edit 12 Crazifying The Right CPAC and 3 stories from Wisconsin

Edit 13 Is It Too Soon for a Brett Ratner Comeback? Listen now (16 min) | Brett Ratner accepts an award from director Patty Jenkins. Brett Ratner, director of Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and the Rush Hour series, is one of the biggest scalps claimed by the #MeToo movement. You can get a sense of his transgressions here

Edit 14 'Nomadland' Reviewed! Plus: Are the Golden Globes (and Critics More Generally) Corrupt? Listen now (42 min) | On this week’s episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss the corruption at the Golden Globes—and the world of awards-season film criticism more generally. And the gang reviews Nomadland

Edit 15 We Have PTSD About COVID Reality We don't have to undersell our COVID future now just because people oversold it in the past.

Edit 16 Matt Lewis on Ted, Rush, Neera, and the Tea Party Listen now (49 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss CPAC, cancel culture, the Senate and Neera Tanden, Ted Cruz’s Mexican jaunt, and the twelfth anniversary of the Tea Party. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 17 MyPillow CEO Turned the Big Lie into Big Bucks, Lawsuit Alleges Dominion suit claims Mike Lindell paid pro-Trump outlets to air lies and reel in gullible customers for his company.

Edit 18 Down The Memory Hole Republicans want to rewrite Jan. 6

Edit 19 Karen Tumulty: RonJon, Tucker, and Nancy Listen now (43 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, Karen Tumulty from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Ron Johnson's conspiracy theories about the insurrection, Tucker's QAnon denialism, and the Triumph of Nancy Reagan. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 20 Will to Power The mask is off the Flight 93 election crowd.

Edit 21 The Insurrection Hoax Listen now (63 min) | It’s a pretty heated show today where Sarah takes some . . . . interesting? . . . stands.()Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Edit 22 The GOP Has No Antibodies for Crazy Plus: Our Defenseless Ex-Prez

Edit 23 The Snow Day Show Listen now (41 min) | It’s snowing. The kids are home. And the Republican party is still a dumpster fire. Plus Coups: How do they happen?

Edit 24 Remembrance of Things Past John Chaney, RIP

Edit 25 Sen. Danforth: I Will Never Vote for Josh Hawley Again Listen now (44 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, former Missouri Senator John Danforth joins guest host Jim Swift to talk about the rise and fall of Josh Hawley, his regrets about helping his career, and what the future of the Republican party looks like in Missouri and beyond.

Edit 26 Kevin McCarthy Is a Disaster Have you ever read a poem called “The Snake”?

Edit 27 Trump Doesn't Want a Trial. He Wants a Farce. This should be the easiest case any lawyer has ever argued. They only need to point at Rand Paul, say, “What he said,” and sit down. And they win. Forty-five GOP senators have already sided with Paul’s (absurd) argument that the entire trial is unconstitutional. The verdict is pre-determined. The trial is rigged. The jury thoroughly tampered with.

Edit 28 Bonus Episode: How Reddit Saved AMC! Listen now (19 min) | On this special bonus members-only episode of Across the Movie Aisle, Sonny, Peter, and Alyssa try to figure out if Reddit saving AMC via meme-influenced stock purchases is a good thing or a sign of the apocalypse. Or, as another meme might put it: Why not both?

Edit 29 'The Little Things,' Reviewed. Plus: 'Variety' Betrays Its Critic—and Its Audience Listen now (46 min) | On this week’s episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) review the new thriller The Little Things. Are three Oscar-winners (Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, and Rami Malek) enough to put this one over the top? In controversies and nontroversies, the gang tries to suss out why industry rag

Edit 30 Can Moderate Republicans Survive the Sedition Caucus? Should we even want them to?

Edit 31 Erin Gloria Ryan: This Is Not a Simulation Listen now (53 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Erin Gloria Ryan joins Charlie Sykes to talk about about the cult of Trump, why it’s constantly Groundhog Day for the GOP and why that’s not changing any time soon. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 32 COVID Economic Relief: Go Big Doing too little is worse than doing too much—so Democrats should use reconciliation to pass pandemic relief that’s serious.

Edit 33 Biden: Week 1 Q&A Townhall You can watch an archived copy of tonight’s livestream here.

Edit 34 The GOP Is Fine With It Jewish lasers, ring kissing, and gibbering inanity

Edit 35 GameStop Space Lasers Listen now (53 min) | Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jewish space lasers, GameStop, and the glories of capitalism. It’s Friday.

Edit 36 Can We Live Together in Peace? Listen now (62 min) | Anne Applebaum joins to discuss options for reconciliation. Also, brave Navalny and cowardly Republicans. Subscribe to The Bulwark’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castbox | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts

Edit 37 Washington: A Love Story How Republican lies are killing the city I once loved.

Edit 38 Tim Miller on the GOP's No Good, Awful January Listen now (50 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP's continuing fealty to Trump, their insurrection amnesia, and Marjorie Taylor Greene and “Frazzledrip.” Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 39 How Reddit May Have Saved AMC Plus: 'The Little Things' and 'Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer' Reviewed

Edit 40 The No Mullets Principle How to regulate social media.

Edit 41 Tucker Carlson and The Deep Lie No, conservatives are not being “muzzled.”

Edit 42 Frank Pallotta on the State of Streaming Listen now (36 min) | On this episode, Sonny talks to CNN’s Frank Pallotta about the state of streaming. What does it mean that the WWE Network is headed to the Peacock? Are HBO Max’s conversion numbers good enough? Why is Disney trying to charge people $30 to rent a cartoon? All this and more on this week’s episode.

Edit 43 How to Destroy the Republican Party Just do the popular stuff. This isn't rocket science.

Edit 44 Denver Riggleman: The GOP's Disinformation Problem Listen now (42 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman Denver Riggleman joins Charlie Sykes to break down the GOP's disinformation problem. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts |

Edit 45 What's the GOP's Excuse Now? The surrender enters a new phase

Edit 46 Will Saletan: We Need a Coalition for Truth Listen now (45 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Will Saletan joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article: The Enemy Isn’t Republicans. It’s Liars. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts

Edit 47 Total Exoneration Is Coming Buckle up. It's going to be . . . not awesome.

Edit 48 The Lost Show Listen now (25 min) | Today’s show was an absolute classic. Cleveland steamers, prima nocta, frazzledrip. But there were some technical . . . problems. And we lost most of it. So enjoy what JVL was able to salvage. It is but a shade of the glory that was.

Edit 49 Republicans Make Me Proud I Voted for Biden Plus, thoughts on the non-serious maskholes and covidiots.

Edit 50 How Impeachment Exposes the GOP Plus, a programming note.

Edit 51 Bonus Episode! Joe Biden's Fancy Watch Listen now (16 min) | On this week’s special bonus members-only episode of Across the Movie Aisle, the gang discusses the nontroversy surrounding Joe Biden’s fancy watch, the aesthetics of politics, and why men are lacking in nice things that they can hand down to future generations.

Edit 52 'Promising Young Woman' Reviewed! Plus: Seth Rogen v. Ted Cruz. Listen now (47 min) | On this week’s episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss the provocative new movie Promising Young Woman. Meanwhile, in controversies and nontroversies, the gang weighs in on the Ted Cruz/Seth Rogen spat. And make sure

Edit 53 Finance Is Magic But not *good* magic.

Edit 54 Jonathan Chait and James Wallner on Filibusters and Impeachments Listen now (58 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Chait and James Wallner join Charlie Sykes to talk about the future of the filibuster in a divided Senate, and what the possibilities are in impeachment 2.0. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 55 John Cornyn: “Unity” Concern Troll Tim Miller on why we should stop taking this cornpone yutz seriously.

Edit 56 David Jolly: Why I Might Run Listen now (43 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his contemplation on running for governor of Florida as an independent, his work with SAM, why he’s working to disrupt the duopoly, and why the GOP of the past is not coming back.

Edit 57 The Future of the GOP Is Here Listen now (43 min) | Happy day—the Republican party is ready to open Door #2. Show us what they’ve won!(Photo Gage Skidmore)

Edit 58 Meet Trump’s Pro-Insurrection “Intellectuals” Christian Vanderbrouk on how Trumpism’s “intellectual” wing called for it, for weeks. And we should have seen it coming.

Edit 59 16 Takeaways From The Inauguration America turns the page

Edit 60 Peter Labuza on Antitrust, Hollywood, and Big Tech Listen now (44 min) | This week Sonny is joined by Peter Labuza to talk about the past, present, and future of antitrust as it relates to Hollywood. In an age of consolidation and technological advance, how will the end of the Paramount Decrees influence what happens in filmmaking? Peter is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California, where he also earned his PhD in Cinema and Media Studies. His research explores the legal, financial, and political history of creative industries. You can listen to his podcasts

Edit 61 Rep. Abigail Spanberger: Can Biden Succeed? Listen now (62 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Abigail Spanberger joins Charlie Sykes to talk about centrism and its future, and whether Joe Biden can succeed. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast |

Edit 62 Fight the Future This is what happens when the digital world drives the carbon-based world.

Edit 63 Here’s How the Impeachment Managers Can Win Stay focused.

Edit 64 The GOP Remains An Unserious Party Day Two of Trumpless America

Edit 65 Unity? Listen now (70 min) | EPPC's Peter Wehner joins this week to review the inauguration and look forward to the first priorities of the Biden administration. Also impeachment 2.0. You can subscribe to the Bulwark’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen podcast on your favorite podcast service here:

Edit 66 Bill Kristol: The GOP Has Learned Nothing Listen now (45 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why the GOP has learned nothing during the Trump era. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Spotify

Edit 67 The Sedition Caucus vs. the Don Draper Caucus Conservatism is weak.

Edit 68 Can Reporting Change the World? The new Tom Hanks movie, “News of the World,” reviewed. Plus: The Age of Scission!

Edit 69 The Origins of Trump’s Slapdash, Last-Second ‘1776 Report’ It can be understood as the other side of the coin to Michael Anton’s angry ‘Flight 93’ argument.

Edit 70 The GOP's Brief Prague Spring Happy Trumpless Monday

Edit 71 Maybe Keep the Filibuster? There is no good answer and we should be clear that we're choosing between poisons.

Edit 72 Never Forget: Mitch McConnell Underwrote Trump’s Big Lie When power was at stake, McConnell helped the people pushing the lie that led to the Capitol insurrection.

Edit 73 Goodbye and Good Riddance “Have a good life”

Edit 74 Joe Biden and the Case for Optimism It might get better.

Edit 75 Tim and Charlie say Goodbye to Trump Listen now (50 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the end of the Trump presidency, and the beginning of the GOP's great forgetting. A reminder: we’re doing a livestream tonight and hope you can join us. But you have to be a member of Bulwark+.

Edit 76 Turning the Page Listen now (47 min) | It’s a very special episode today, with Amanda Carpenter sitting in for Tim while we talk about Biden’s future, the coming Republican civil war, and the politics of impeachment.

Edit 77 Our Long National Nightmare is Over Plus, JVL is.... optimistic?

Edit 78 Inauguration Livestream Come join us tonight at 9 ET for a livestream! You’re a member of Bulwark+ and we appreciate very much your support. Here is the archived livestream.

Edit 79 Trump Owns the Republican Party Populist power > Elite power.

Edit 80 Heidi Heitkamp: “With All Due Respect” Listen now (47 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Senator Heidi Heitkamp joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's second impeachment and the siege of the Capitol. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro |

Edit 81 How to Treat a Disgraced Ex-President A look back at past failed presidents.

Edit 82 The Storm Next Time This is Trump's America

Edit 83 How Do We Fix This? Listen now (48 min) | We talk about how to fix American politics and the country’s soul. It’s kind of dark. But before you listen to the show, you should read this thread:

Edit 84 This Cult Is Ruining People's Lives How the Republican party failed Christine Priola.

Edit 85 Olivia Troye and Elizabeth Neumann: What Is The Threat Level? Listen now (50 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Olivia Troye and Elizabeth Neumann join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the siege of the Capitol on January 6, and what to do next. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro

Edit 86 Who Killed Hollywood (Again)? Plus: 'Ted Lasso' and 'Mythic Quest' reviewed!

Edit 87 Liberty University’s Slime Factory It gave oxygen to Trump’s steal-the-election bid. Now hundreds of Liberty students are petitioning to have the meme-making machine shut down.

Edit 88 The Republican Party's Final Humiliation Even now, they're still covering for Trump.

Edit 89 3 Votes That Will Define the GOP Two and a half days to go.

Edit 90 David Priess: Should We Brief Trump? Listen now (40 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why President Trump should be denied intelligence briefings as a former President, Ben Sasse and the Trumpian rear-view mirror, and the reported coming wave of pardons and clemency.

Edit 91 Break-Ups Are Hard To Do Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., is seen in the Capitol Rotunda before the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Katko is one of ten House Republicans to vote for impeachment. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Edit 92 Presidential Transitions Are Not Too Long Yes, lame-duck presidents can create trouble—but incoming administrations can’t be assembled overnight.

Edit 93 Trump's Pardon Dump Day Plus: Deep Cleaning the GOP

Edit 94 The Last Days of Disco Listen now (49 min) | In less than 24 hours, the Trump presidency will be history. What just happened to America? How close did we come to the abyss?

Edit 95 History Will Crush Trump Donald Trump's presidency is over. Next comes judgment.

Edit 96 Josh Kraushaar on the Long Lasting Effects of the Capitol Siege Listen now (49 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how the January 6th siege of the Capitol will impact the GOP for years. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast |

Edit 97 What Films Define the Trump Era? Listen now (16 min) | On this week’s bonus members-only episode of Across the Movie Aisle, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss the defining movies of the Trump Era. What will cultural historians look back on and say “Yes, these are the movies that call to mind 2016 to 2021 or so”? Listen now to find out!

Edit 98 'Wandavision' Reviewed! Plus, Armie Hammer's Cannibalism Conundrum Listen now (35 min) | This week on Across the Movie Aisle, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) review the MCU’s big new release: Wandavision, now streaming on Disney+. Plus, in controversies and nontroversies: how much privacy Armie Hammer should be afforded after he felt forced to abandon a movie shoot following the release of damaging DMs and claims of controlling behavior by an ex-girlfriend? And don’t forget to check out

Edit 99 The Siege of the Capitol Today's Capitol siege is a national tragedy.

Edit 100 January 6 Livestream We have a lot to discuss.

Edit 101 Trump's Ugly Putsch Yesterday seals his legacy

Edit 102 The Day After Listen now (47 min) | (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) It happened. And we all knew it was going to happen. Because Donald Trump had been promising it for four years. When the president of the United States refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and then declares that he is the rightfully elected leader of the country, there will be blood, as sure as night f…

Edit 103 There Is Only One Question That Matters The liberal order is everything.

Edit 104 A Day of Infamy Listen now (65 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Adam J. White and Amanda Carpenter join Charlie Sykes to break down January 6, 2021, a day that will live in infamy. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast |

Edit 105 The World is Watching Us Leading The Bulwark… The World Is Watching Us SHAY KHATIRI: Reactions from friends and foes to the assault on the Capitol and our democracy. 🎧 On the Pods… 🎧 A Day of Infamy On today’s Bulwark podcast, Adam J. White and Amanda Carpenter join Charlie Sykes to break down January 6, 2021, a day that will live in infamy.

Edit 106 Impeachment 2.0 Trump's presidency is disintegrating

Edit 107 It Could Have Been Worse. And unless we act now, it will be.

Edit 108 Crisis Listen now (65 min) | Eric Edelman joins to discuss the Trump mob’s storming of the Capitol. Subscribe to The Bulwark’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castbox | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Spotify | Stitcher

Edit 109 Tim Miller on Days of Rage Listen now (59 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss insurrection week, a potential second impeachment, and the GOP's crazy vs. evil paradigm Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro

Edit 110 Quibi's Back! Who Cares? Plus: Reviews of 'Promising Young Woman' and 'Hunter Hunter'

Edit 111 The Constitutional and Moral Imperative of Immediate Impeachment Now, more than ever.

Edit 112 What If? Deconstructing the the “calm down” conservatives.

Edit 113 Quinta Jurecic on What Happens on January 6th Listen now (50 min) | On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Quinta Jurecic from Lawfare joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the Trump/Raffensperger tape, the GOP’s response, and whether Trump considering a self-pardon is a way of daring the Biden administration and others to charge him with crimes.

Edit 114 Welcome Home, Anti-Trumpers? But are you really, truly, home? Or is this just the line?

Edit 115 “I Wanted To Scream” There are no facts. Only the grift.

Edit 116 Bean Dad Bonus Episode! Listen now (15 min) | On this special members-only bonus episode of ATMA, the gang discusses the shocking story of The Bean Dad, Seattle musician John Roderick who fell afoul of Twitter’s scolds when he tried to teach his daughter how to use a can opener by making her learn how to do it herself. Do these parents of small children and large dogs approve of The Bean Dad’s pare…

Edit 117 'Soul' Reviewed, Plus: A Special Look at Bruce Willis's Filmography Listen now (40 min) | On the latest episode of Across the Movie Aisle, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss the strange late-career filmography of Bruce Willis and the surge in stars cashing in on their personae for straight-to-DVD-and-VOD projects. And they review Pixar’s new piece of emotional terrorism,

Edit 118 The Politics of Power Thanks for playing, Mitch.

Edit 119 Eric Edelman on How the SecDef Letter Happened Listen now (49 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Ambassador Eric Edelman joins Charlie Sykes to talk about how the open letter from all living Secretaries of Defense about involving the military in election disputes came to be. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 120 Ted Cruz Wants Corruption 2.0 Smart enough to know better? Yes.

Edit 121 Trumpageddon So much #losing

Edit 122 Afterglow Listen now (54 min) | It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of people.

Edit 123 The Big Day Georgia, the rally, and the coup attempt.

Edit 124 Tom Nichols: Burn It All Down? Listen now (58 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item on the GOP’s sedition caucus, and what that means for the future of the GOP in a time where Trump is no longer President. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 125 What We Learned From The Trump Tape 16 Days That Will Test America

Edit 126 Another Perfect Call Listen now (54 min) | Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water . . .

Edit 127 Farewell to All That Listen now (78 min) | A.B. Stoddard joins the group on New Year's Eve to discuss the lows (many) and highs (there were some) of 2020. Subscribe to The Bulwark’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castbox | Castro | Overcast |

Edit 128 ‘Soul’ Reviewed. Plus: Will It Be a Happy New Year for the Movie Biz? And make sure to check out '10 to Midnight' on HBO Max!

Edit 129 Mitch is Done With Trump If Machiavelli had written this play...

Edit 130 You Should Be Angry. The Republican party did this. All of it.

Edit 131 Adam Kinzinger: Trump is Undermining Democracy Listen now (39 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump is undermining democracy, how Republicanism has divorced itself from policy, and the future of the party after Trump leaves office. Subscribe to

Edit 132 The Worst. But Not Just That. Understanding the pain of 2020 and the promise of 2021.

Edit 133 F*ck 2020 Listen now (58 min) | On the last Bulwark podcast of 2020, Tim Miller, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, and Bill Kristol join Charlie Sykes to take a look back at what the heck happened this year. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple |

Edit 134 David C. Lowery on Making Money by Making Music Listen now (52 min) | On this episode of the Bulwark Goes to Hollywood, David C. Lowery — the singer and guitarist for the bands Camper van Beethoven and Cracker — talks to Sonny Bunch about the economics of the music business, the difficulties of making a living as a middle class musician, and why what’s happening in the world of movies may resemble what happened to the music business in the early 2000s. How does TikTok resemble Spotify, and what dangers does it present to the world? Most importantly: How much would it cost Sonny to license the opening riff of “Teen Angst,” the hit song on Cracker’s debut album, “Cracker”? (Spoiler: way too much for Sonny to be able to afford.) And, as promised on the show, here’s a

Edit 135 The Best of The Bulwark in 2020 What a year...

Edit 136 Mitch is Done With Trump If Machiavelli had written this play...

Edit 137 How Many GOPers Will Cross The Rubicon? Voting to Overturn an Election

Edit 138 Why 'Bridgerton' Is the Show All the Ladies in Your Life Will Be Watching Listen now (19 min) | On this special bonus members-only episode of Across the Movie Aisle, Alyssa Rosenberg explains to her poor, ignorant, male cohosts Sonny Bunch and Peter Suderman why every woman they know is going to be watching Netflix’s romance period show, Bridgerton

Edit 139 'WW84' Reviewed; Plus: Best Movies/Shows of 2020, Chosen! Listen now (37 min) | On this special year-end episode of Across the Movie Aisle—and what a weird year it has been—Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) pick their top movies, shows, and games of the year. So much #content, such little time to discuss it all. And they review HBO Max’s hit new movie,

Edit 140 Kevin Kruse on 2020 as the Year of Disaster Voltron Listen now (41 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Kevin Kruse joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why 2020 was the year of Disaster Voltron, plus some backstory on his relationship with Dinesh D’Souza. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple |

Edit 141 COVID Hasn't Gone Away The fight isn't over. Not yet.

Edit 142 The Useful Idiots Suddenly Trump is “insane”? No.

Edit 143 A.B. Stoddard on Explosions Within the Storm Listen now (45 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why President Trump’s obstruction of justice with regard to the Mueller investigation worked, Trump’s confusion about the COVID-19 Omnibus bill, and what to expect on January 6th.

Edit 144 Trump Is Not Done Losing This week, veto overrides. Next week, the presidency.

Edit 145 The 10 (Or So!) Best Movies of the Year (With a few TV shows thrown in for good measure)

Edit 146 The 10 (Or So!) Best Movies of the Year (With a few TV shows thrown in for good measure)

Edit 147 Are Things Normal Yet? No. Listen now (68 min) | Bulwark founder Sarah Longwell joins the group to discuss Trump’s sabotage of the relief bill, reforms to Trump-proof the presidency, and recommendations for holiday viewing/listening. Subscribe to The Bulwark’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 148 Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals Listen now (1 min) | Enjoy your Christmas festivities; The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood is off this week. (Shocking how few people want to spend their Christmas break yapping with me about box office receipts.) In the meantime, please check out Across the Movie Aisle, where

Edit 149 Bill Kristol: Why I'm Still Alarmed Listen now (45 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why we should be alarmed about Trump’s 11th hour pardons, and why Jeffrey Rosen taking over for Bill Barr at DOJ concerns him. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

Edit 150 The Next Level Holiday Spectacular Listen now (61 min) | A super-sized Christmas special, featuring Trump’s Pardon Buckets! John Thune! Yesterday’s Man! And more!

Edit 151 The “Law & Order President” Is a Fraud Donald Trump's latest pardons underline the sickness at the heart of Republican politics.

Edit 152 What Were You Thinking? Don't pretend you're surprised

Edit 153 Uninstalling Stephen Miller How one man’s mastery of the dark bureaucratic arts made life a living hell for immigrants and refugees.

Edit 154 Holiday Special Livestream Watch our 12/17/20 Livestream Here

Edit 155 Trump Has Been a Superspreader Event Have we lost our capacity for outrage?

Edit 156 The Notorious JOD Listen now (50 min) | Sarah is unexpectedly hard on JOD’s mofo-bomb. JVL loves the authenticity. Brian Kemp shows us where the battle lines will be drawn. And we have a Christmas tradition throw-down.

Edit 157 Welcome to the Desert of the Real The new cleavage in American politics isn't left-right. It's reality-unreality.

Edit 158 David French: The Dangerous Radicalism of the Christian Right Listen now (57 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, David French joins Charlie Sykes to discuss radicalism, Christianity, and the right. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Spotify | Stitcher

Edit 159 GOP Crack-Up Listen now (66 min) | Charles Lane joins this week to discuss how Biden is doing. Is GOP terminally Trumpy? A look at the Georgia run-off. Plus, is huge gov’t debt actually ok? Subscribe to The Bulwark’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen on your favorite podcast platform. Apple

Edit 160 China Can’t Save Hollywood’s Box Office Bacon Here’s part of the gamble that Warner Bros. is making with its decision to release its 2021 slate on HBO Max and in domestic theaters simultaneously: “Yes, 2021 box office is going to be weak, but we can still recoup some money at the domestic screens as coronavirus vaccine penetration picks up and, anyway, the Chinese box office is back to full strength and our tentpoles will play well there.” Every other studio is relying on this same strategy to a certain extent, given the uncertainty of 2021 box office figures.

Edit 161 The Top 10 Worst Trump-Enabling Takes of 2020 As we bid a not-so-fond farewell to 2020, here’s a look back at some of the political lowlights.

Edit 162 Impeach Him... Again? And a COVID relief bill that nobody likes.

Edit 163 MAGA Marks and the Future of Democracy How do you run a functional democracy when 40 percent of the people are willing suckers?

Edit 164 Molly Jong-Fast on the Dark Political Winter of 2020 Listen now (46 min) | On today’s Bulwark podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the dark politics unfolding during the darkest time of the year. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts

Edit 165 Biden Should Call for a Commission to Investigate the 2020 Election Confront the conspiracies and let Congress and Biden focus on governing.

Edit 166 The Mad King's Endgame Every day brings a new humiliation

Edit 167 Beauty and the Pharma Bro: The Craziest Story of the Year Listen now (16 min) | On this week’s special bonus episode of Across the Movie Aisle, Sonny, Peter, and Alyssa break down the craziest story of the year: Elle’s huge piece on the Bloomberg journalist who threw her life away because she fell in love with one of the most-hated men in America: Martin Shkreli, the Pharma Bro. How could she give up her marriage and her job for a …

Edit 168 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Reviewed; Plus, Barack Obama's Best-Of List Analyzed Listen now (36 min) | On this episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) break down Barack Obama’s list of the year’s best movies and TV shows and wonder why it is people cannot accept he loves the middlebrow features beloved by the hosts of Across the Movie Aisle. Then they review Netflix’s new feature,

Edit 169 Robert Tracinski on the GOP’s Flying Monkey Problem Listen now (53 min) | On today's Bulwark Podcast, Robert Tracisnki joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the corrupting influence of coalitions and our coming political dealignment. Subscribe to The Bulwark Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Apple | Google | Castro | Overcast

Edit 170 Everything Is Awful: Part 2,036 2021 has to be better, right?

Edit 171 Trump: Endgame Listen now (54 min) | We run through 14,000,605 scenarios on how this administration can end.

Edit 172 The Scary Spectacle of Trump’s Last Month in Office Mixed signals are not a good sign...

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