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Weekly Standard Podcasts deliver unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Host Michael Graham leads an all-star roster of the best conservative thinkers including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at WeeklyStandard.com

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Weekly Standard Podcasts deliver unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Host Michael Graham leads an all-star roster of the best conservative thinkers including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at WeeklyStandard.com

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Why the Weekly Standard is Needed

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You know a podcast is good when they provoke the ire of both conservatives and liberals. In the Age of Trump we need balanced, well informed, and well articulated discussion of the day’s politics. This independent voter thanks you for the thoughtful discussion based on the writing of the journalists at the Weekly Standard.

Pls fix the Rick Wilson choppy audio

By kathy_gh - Oct 01 2018
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Love this show. But the Rick W episode is inaudible. Choppy.

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496 Ratings
Average Ratings
311
55
25
33
72

Why the Weekly Standard is Needed

By greeneyesco - Dec 30 2018
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You know a podcast is good when they provoke the ire of both conservatives and liberals. In the Age of Trump we need balanced, well informed, and well articulated discussion of the day’s politics. This independent voter thanks you for the thoughtful discussion based on the writing of the journalists at the Weekly Standard.

Pls fix the Rick Wilson choppy audio

By kathy_gh - Oct 01 2018
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Love this show. But the Rick W episode is inaudible. Choppy.

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The Daily Standard Podcast - Your conservative source for analysis of the news shaping US politics and world events

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Weekly Standard Podcasts deliver unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Host Michael Graham leads an all-star roster of the best conservative thinkers including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at WeeklyStandard.com

Persons of the Year

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This week on the Kristol Clear podcast, editor-at-large Bill Kristol makes the case for the people who mattered most in 2017.

Dec 22 2017

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Franken's Wrong About his Rights

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, deputy managing editor Kelly Jane Torrance talks with host Eric Felten about politicians felled—and one not felled—by sex abuse scandals in recent days.

Dec 06 2017

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Kristol Clear: Trump at CPAC and the Future of Conservatism

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol discusses President Trump's CPAC speech, how the President has fared so far, and the future of the conservative movement. 

Feb 23 2018

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The Burst of the Yeezy Bubble

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On today's Daily Standard podcast, associate editor Ethan Epstein and deputy online editor Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the upcoming midterm elections, the Candace Owens / Tomi Lahren Twitter war over Kanye West, and whether or not President Trump is making Paul Ryan into a scapegoat should Republicans lose the House. The Daily Standard is sponsored by Calm.com For a limited time, The Daily Standard listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription, including unlimited access to all of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today at CALM.COM/STANDARD. Subscribe to The Daily Standard Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Nov 01 2018

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Will 'The Candyman' Get Confirmed?

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren and deputy online editor Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss whether or not Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the VA stands a shot at getting confirmed by the Senate, Mick Mulvaney's views on lobbyist meetings, the Arizona special election results, whether the GOP can topple West Virginia's Joe Manchin with the candidates they have, Bernie Sanders's make-work jobs program, and lastly, what are "incels?" The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon's mission is simple: to make sure all your basics (and beyond) are smartly designed and shopping for them is easy and convenient. Mack Weldon will be the most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies, sweat pants and more that you will ever wear. For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com and enter promo code STANDARD at checkout. Subscribe to The Daily Standard Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Apr 25 2018

33mins

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What the Mueller Indictments Mean

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor in chief Stephen F. Hayes discusses what the recent Mueller indictments mean. Charlie and Steve also discuss America's best and worst presidents, in honor of Washington's birthday. The Daily Standard podcast is sponsored by the Dollar Shave Club. Try their $5 starter box (a $15 value!) with free shipping by visiting dollarshaveclub.com/weeklystandard.

Feb 19 2018

28mins

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Hed: Tax-Cutting It Close

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren talks with host Eric Felten about the passage of the GOP tax bill.

Dec 20 2017

11mins

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Moore Aftershocks

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Moore Aftershocks Editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the fallout from Tuesday's defeat of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special election

Dec 15 2017

18mins

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Who Leaked the Mueller Questions?

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren and reporter Andrew Egger discuss the raid of the office of President Trump's personal doctor, the leak of special counsel Robert Mueller's questions for President Trump, and Vice President Pence's embrace of Arizona senate candidate Joe Arpaio.    The Daily Standard is sponsored by Tripping.com . Did you know that the average family visits 5 websites before booking a vacation rental? With Tripping.com , one search lets you filter, compare and sort over 10 million available properties on trusted sites like VRBO, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and more. Don’t wonder if you’re getting the best deal – you’ll save an average of 18 percent per night by booking your vacation with Tripping.com.  

May 02 2018

33mins

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Jonah Goldberg Unplugged

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book, tribalism, liberalism, capitalism, Trumpism, the optimal length of podcasts and how to deal with internet trolls.

Jun 06 2018

53mins

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The Daily Standard Returns!

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After a brief hiatus, the Daily Standard Podcast has returned with a new host: Charlie Sykes. A longtime journalist, author, commentator, and radio host, Charlie brings his decades of experience and insight to our daily podcast. Today, he speaks with editor-in-chief Stephen F. Hayes on the investigation by Independent Counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump's new budget and the end of fiscal conservatism, the proposed military parade, and whether White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will survive the recent scandals plaguing the White House.

Feb 13 2018

32mins

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The Taxing Process of Tax Cuts

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Tony Mecia joins host Eric Felten to talk about what's next in the tax reform saga. The Daily Standard podcast is sponsored by Away Travel: Your luggage shouldn’t cost more than your plane ticket. Away Travel’s luggage is designed with the highest quality materials, and still under $300. For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/standard.

Dec 05 2017

9mins

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Alabama Down to the Wire

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer John McCormack talks with host Eric Felten about the closing days of Tuesday's Alabama special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

Dec 11 2017

12mins

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The 20-Car Dust Storm Pile-Up

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Filling in for Bill Kristol, Michael Warren talks with host Eric Felten about the multi-vehicle smash-up that was this week in Washington. The Kristol Clear podcast is sponsored by The Great Courses. Our listeners can enjoy an entire month of unlimited access to watch any of their lectures for FREE – but you need to sign up through our special URL: TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/STANDARD

Dec 08 2017

17mins

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North Korea Plays Chicken

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor in chief Stephen F. Hayes talks with host Charlie Sykes about the latest on the high stakes game of chicken North Korea is playing with the U.S. regarding denuclearization talks, and what the continued length of the controversy surrounding a White House aide's derogatory remark about John McCain says about the sad state of our politics. The Daily Standard podcast is sponsored by the Dollar Shave Club. Try their $5 starter box (a $15 value!) with free shipping by visiting dollarshaveclub.com/weeklystandard.

May 16 2018

17mins

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Kavanaugh, Trumpism, and the Noise

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Michael Kruse, senior staff writer at Politico, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing and the future of Brett Kavanaugh. Subscribe to The Daily Standard Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.   

Sep 28 2018

29mins

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Meanwhile, Back in the Mueller Investigation…

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Politico's Senior White House Reporter Darren Samuelsohn joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his story about Robert 'downsizing' the size of his investigative team and the latest on the Russia probe. Subscribe to The Daily Standard Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Oct 05 2018

29mins

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Trump's Clinton Defense

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Michael Warren and Ethan Epstein join host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's Clintonian defense of the Russia meeting at Trump Tower, his Twitter feud with LeBron James, the New York Times's controversial new hire, the Q Anon conspiracy, and the reimposition of sanctions against Iran.

Aug 06 2018

37mins

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The Trump Shakeup

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss what we can expect from the Mueller investigation on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, what we can expect from the next Congress, and the Trump leadership shakeup.

Dec 07 2018

24mins

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Infrastructure Week is Here

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren talks about the long-awaited Infrastructure Week, and associate editor Ethan Epstein joins to discuss the Olympics, North Korea's 'Smile Diplomacy' and its coverage by the American press.

Feb 14 2018

25mins

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Breakdown, Shutdown, Meltdown

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, Politico editor-in-chief joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's recent Twitter breakdowns, the potential for a government shutdown, a 2018 year in review, and a preview of 2020.    

Dec 14 2018

28mins

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Is it the Beginning of the End of the Mueller Investigation?

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, frequent contributor Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with the Mueller probe, Michael Cohen, and the National Enquirer. The Daily Standard is sponsored by Calm.com For a limited time, The Daily Standard listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription, including unlimited access to all of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today at CALM.COM/STANDARD.

Dec 13 2018

27mins

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Trump, Schumer, and Pelosi Walk Into a Bar...

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On today's Daily Standard podcast, deputy online editor Jim Swift and reporter Andrew Egger discuss what President Trump's explosive meeting with Democratic leadership means for a potential government shutdown and immigration policy. 

Dec 12 2018

41mins

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Miami and TV's Vices

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On this week's TMQ podcast, columnist Gregg Easterbrook joins host Charlie Sykes to recount the Miami Miracle and why it'll be watched for centuries, the problem with prime time crime, the importance of preserving freedom of navigation, and how the growth of marijuana legalization will impact the NFL. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by RXBar. Our listeners can take advantage of this special offer of 25 percent off their first order by visiting RXBAR.com/STANDARD and using the promo code STANDARD.

Dec 11 2018

21mins

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The Frog in the Pot

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On today's Daily Standard podcast, deputy online editor Jim Swift and reporter Andrew Egger discuss last Friday's explosive developments in the Mueller investigation and the White House's protracted hunt for a new chief of staff.  Subscribe to The Daily Standard Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play

Dec 10 2018

37mins

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The Trump Shakeup

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss what we can expect from the Mueller investigation on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, what we can expect from the next Congress, and the Trump leadership shakeup.

Dec 07 2018

24mins

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What's Next For Nikki Haley?

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush and his legacy, the state of the economy, and what's next for outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by Mrs. Fields. What’s the worst or weirdest holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Don’t you wish they’d have just given you cookies instead? For over 40 years, Mrs. Fields has made delicious treats, like their signature chocolate chip cookies, to hand-crafted frosted favorites, to melt-in-your mouth brownies. And Mrs. Fields gourmet gift tins and baskets make the perfect present to surprise and delight anyone on your list this season. At Mrs. Fields, their cookies and sweets are baked daily and always arrive fresh and flavorful. Ordering is easy and they can ship your gift anywhere across the US. Plus you can add a personal touch with a custom message, company logo or family photo. Mrs. Fields even offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Sweet! This year, send a fresh-baked gift no one can resist. Right now get 20% off your order mrsfields.com/standard.

Dec 06 2018

31mins

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Weeding Out the Bad in the NFL

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On today's episode of the Daily Standard Podcast, TMQ columnist Gregg Easterbrook and deputy online editor Chris Deaton discuss the possibility of the NFL allowing medical marijuana for injured players, the firing of Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, and whether Green Bay is a more desirable coaching destination than Cleveland moving forward. George H.W. Bush is also remembered. The Daily Standard is sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/standard, you'll get your first refill pack free!

Dec 05 2018

22mins

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Tariff Man, Tariff Man

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On today's Daily Standard podcast, deputy online editor Jim Swift and reporter Andrew Egger chew over a meaty news day, from Donald Trump's nebulous ceasefire in the trade war with China to the CIA briefing that's got Congressional Republicans fuming again over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by RXBar. For 25% off your first order of the best seller variety pack, visit RXBAR.com/standard and enter promo code: standard at checkout. Valid in the US ONLY, and for a limited time.

Dec 04 2018

28mins

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Remembering 41

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, editor-at-large William Kristol and national correspondent Andrew Ferguson join host Charlie Sykes to remember President George H.W. Bush.

Dec 03 2018

28mins

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Who Will Replace Haley and Sessions?

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On Today's Daily Standard Podcast, Gabby Orr, a Politico White House reporter, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Michael Cohen plea, what the outlook is for President Trump to replace Nikki Haley at the UN and Jeff Sessions at the DOJ, Trump, Putin, and the G-20, and the potential for a government shutdown. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by Mrs. Fields. What’s the worst or weirdest holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Don’t you wish they’d have just given you cookies instead? For over 40 years, Mrs. Fields has made delicious treats, like their signature chocolate chip cookies, to hand-crafted frosted favorites, to melt-in-your mouth brownies. And Mrs. Fields gourmet gift tins and baskets make the perfect present to surprise and delight anyone on your list this season. At Mrs. Fields, their cookies and sweets are baked daily and always arrive fresh and flavorful. Ordering is easy and they can ship your gift anywhere across the US. Plus you can add a personal touch with a custom message, company logo or family photo. Mrs. Fields even offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Sweet! This year, send a fresh-baked gift no one can resist. Right now get 20% off your order mrsfields.com/standard.

Nov 30 2018

30mins

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Cohen Pleads Guilty, Continued

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, senior writers John McCormack and Michael Warren join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Michael Cohen plea and what that means for the Mueller investigation, the prospects for a government shutdown, and the House Democratic leadership fights. The Daily Standard is sponsored by Calm.com For a limited time, The Daily Standard listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription, including unlimited access to all of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today at CALM.COM/STANDARD.

Nov 29 2018

38mins

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Will We Leave Yemen?

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On today's Daily Standard podcast, reporters Andrew Egger and Haley Byrd discuss a key Senate vote over U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen, the latest Mueller tension in Trumpworld, and General Motors' decision to close a number of U.S. manufacturing plants. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by Mrs. Fields. What’s the worst or weirdest holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Don’t you wish they’d have just given you cookies instead?For over 40 years, Mrs. Fields has made delicious treats, like their signature chocolate chip cookies, to hand-crafted frosted favorites, to melt-in-your mouth brownies. And Mrs. Fields gourmet gift tins and baskets make the perfect present to surprise and delight anyone on your list this season. At Mrs. Fields, their cookies and sweets are baked daily and always arrive fresh and flavorful. Ordering is easy and they can ship your gift anywhere across the US. Plus you can add a personal touch with a custom message, company logo or family photo. Mrs. Fields even offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Sweet! This year, send a fresh-baked gift no one can resist. Right now get 20% off your order at mrsfields.com/standard.  

Nov 28 2018

40mins

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The End of the Midterms

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren and chief elections analyst David Byler join host Charlie Sykes to recap the soon-ending midterm elections, Tuesday's special senate election in Mississippi, the importance of the suburbs in 2020, and what Monday night's late night shocker from special counsel Robert Mueller means for Paul Manafort and the Trump campaign. The Daily Standard is sponsored by Calm.com For a limited time, The Daily Standard listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription, including unlimited access to all of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today at CALM.COM/STANDARD.

Nov 27 2018

34mins

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Trump and the Caravan

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, editor-in-chief Stephen F. Hayes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Russia's growing hostilities against Ukraine, President Trump's response to Saudi Arabia's murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the caravan, the elections, and reality. Plus, a look back at the midterms, and what the Orange Wave can teach teach us about the importance of suburbs, and what President Trump's trade war has wrought. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by Mrs. Fields. What’s the worst or weirdest holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Don’t you wish they’d have just given you cookies instead? For over 40 years, Mrs. Fields has made delicious treats, like their signature chocolate chip cookies, to hand-crafted frosted favorites, to melt-in-your mouth brownies. And Mrs. Fields gourmet gift tins and baskets make the perfect present to surprise and delight anyone on your list this season. At Mrs. Fields, their cookies and sweets are baked daily and always arrive fresh and flavorful. Ordering is easy and they can ship your gift anywhere across the US. Plus you can add a personal touch with a custom message, company logo or family photo. Mrs. Fields even offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Sweet! This year, send a fresh-baked gift no one can resist. Right now get 20% off your order mrsfields.com/standard.

Nov 26 2018

41mins

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What Are you Unthankful For?

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, managing editor Christine Rosen and deputy online editor Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the White House's bizarre press release on the murder of Jamal Kashoggi by Saudi Arabian agents, why Monopoly for Millennials is actually a good game, what to read over the long weekend, why marijuana legalization in D.C. (literally) stinks, and a new Thanksgiving tradition. The Daily Standard is sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/standard, you'll get your first refill pack free!

Nov 21 2018

34mins

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How to Reform Congress

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his article in the Atlantic on his proposals to reform the House of Representatives, as well as the legacy of outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Daily Standard is sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/standard, you'll get your first refill pack free! Subscribe to The Daily Standard Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Nov 20 2018

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Is the Dream of a Trump Challenger Dead?

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On today's Daily Standard podcast, reporters Andrew Egger and Haley Byrd go over President Trump's eyebrow-raising interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace, including his smears of former Navy SEAL Bill McRaven and his continued defenses of Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman and discuss whether a 2020 primary challenge for the president has gotten less likely over the past year. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by ExpressVPN. Every day you use the internet without ExpressVPN, you're putting sensitive information at risk. Don't put this off. Protect your online data with ExpressVPN today! Find out how you can get three months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/Standard. That's three months free with a 1-year package.

Nov 19 2018

32mins

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Ocasio-Cortez Goes to Washington

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On today's Daily Standard Podcast, reporters Alice Lloyd and Andrew Egger join host Charlie Sykes to discuss CNN's lawsuit against the White House, Michael Avanatti's arrest, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first week in Washington.

Nov 16 2018

32mins

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Is Robert Mueller's Job Still Safe?

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On today's Daily Standard podcast, chief elections analyst David Byler and reporter Andrew Egger discuss the latest news from the midterm recounts and Sen. Jeff Flake's last-ditch effort to get a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller as President Trump's attacks on the investigation grow more and more unhinged. The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by ExpressVPN. Every day you use the internet without ExpressVPN, you're putting sensitive information at risk. Don't put this off. Protect your online data with ExpressVPN today! Find out how you can get three months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/Standard. That's three months free with a 1-year package.

Nov 15 2018

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