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Commentary Magazine Podcast

Commentary is America's premier monthly magazine of opinion: General, yet Jewish. Highly variegated, with a unifying perspective.

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The Gorbachev Legacy

The Hudson Institute's Tod Lindberg joins us to discuss the question of what kind of world-historical figure Mikhail Gorbachev actually was—a purposeful change agent or fortune's fool? Also, will Joe Biden suffer or gain from his harsh attacks on Republicans? Give a listen.

1hr 10mins

31 Aug 2022

Rank #1

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Redacted and Retailed

Today, we're joined by the great Chris Stirewalt to discuss the media frenzy over the redacted Mar-a-Lago affidavit, the transformation of the news business, the birth of the news cycle, and how it all relates to Chris's new book, "Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back." Take a listen.

1hr 6mins

29 Aug 2022

Rank #2

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Steve Kornacki on the Big Momentum Shift

Today's podcast features political-data sage Steve Kornacki as we try to make sense of the very clear change in the direction of the 2022 elections and why it might be happening. Give a listen

52mins

26 Aug 2022

Rank #3

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The High Price of Debt Forgiveness

Today, we take up the matter of Joe Biden's executive order on student loans. How bad is the policy? How good is the stunt? How cynical can you get? And, anyway, will it actually happen? Give a listen.

1hr 2mins

25 Aug 2022

Rank #4

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Nobody Knows Anything

Eliana Johnson joins the podcast today to talk about the verrrry interesting results in last night's primaries and special elections and what they portend for November. Give a listen.

1hr

24 Aug 2022

Rank #5

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That's a Lot of Money

Matt Continetti joins us today to talk about the $1.6 billion donation to a new conservative entity to push conservative ideas and how it still doesn't come near the money liberals spend. We also go into today's primaries...and the new Game of Thrones show. Give a listen.

1hr 7mins

23 Aug 2022

Rank #6

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Unworkers of the World, Disunite!

Today's podcast takes up the question of what people mean when they refer to "threats to democracy," Anthony Fauci's resignation, and what the whole "I don't want to work no more" movement is all about. Give a listen.

59mins

22 Aug 2022

Rank #7

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The Lake Effect

Eli Lake joins us to talk Trump, FBI searches, attorneys general, stupid ideas about classification, and how the media aren't dealing well with good news from Ukraine. Give a listen.

1hr 5mins

19 Aug 2022

Rank #8

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The Lake Effect

Eli Lake joins us to talk Trump, FBI searches, attorneys general, stupid ideas about classification, and how the media aren't dealing well with good news from Ukraine. Give a listen.

1hr 5mins

19 Aug 2022

Rank #9

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Can the CDC Fix Itself?

Today's podcast takes up the stunning news that the Centers for Disease Control is going to undergo a complete overhaul. The question is: Is this the right overhaul, or are senior officials just covering themselves because they don't want to be held accountable? Give a listen.

47mins

18 Aug 2022

Rank #10