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

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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Persons of the Year

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

11mins

22 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Franken's Wrong About his Rights

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.

8mins

6 Dec 2017

Rank #2

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Kristol Clear: Trump at CPAC and the Future of Conservatism

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. 

20mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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The Burst of the Yeezy Bubble

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.

33mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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Will 'The Candyman' Get Confirmed?

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.

33mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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What the Mueller Indictments Mean

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.

28mins

19 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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Hed: Tax-Cutting It Close

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

11mins

20 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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Moore Aftershocks

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

18mins

15 Dec 2017

Rank #8

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Who Leaked the Mueller Questions?

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.  

33mins

2 May 2018

Rank #9

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Jonah Goldberg Unplugged

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.

53mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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The Daily Standard Returns!

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.

32mins

13 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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The Taxing Process of Tax Cuts

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.

9mins

5 Dec 2017

Rank #12

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Alabama Down to the Wire

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.

12mins

11 Dec 2017

Rank #13

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The 20-Car Dust Storm Pile-Up

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

17mins

8 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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North Korea Plays Chicken

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.

17mins

16 May 2018

Rank #15

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Kavanaugh, Trumpism, and the Noise

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.   

29mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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Meanwhile, Back in the Mueller Investigation…

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.

29mins

5 Oct 2018

Rank #17

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Trump's Clinton Defense

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.

37mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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The Trump Shakeup

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.

24mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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Infrastructure Week is Here

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.

25mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #20