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Kristol Clear Podcast

The Kristol Clear Podcast brings you one of America's most influential conservative voices unedited and unplugged. When it comes to politics, The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol knows the players and the game--inside and out. Each Friday, Bill joins Michael Graham to wrap up the week's news and point out what will be the biggest stories--and surprises--of the days ahead.

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Kristol Clear: Mueller Investigates, Tax Reform's Future, and Why Baseball is Best

Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about Mueller investigation indictments, the GOP's tax bills, and the worthy World Series.

14mins

3 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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The Old Transatlantic Conservative Blues

Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the unfortunate parallels between Britain's Tories and the GOP.

18mins

12 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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Did Somebody Say "Nut Job?"

Bill Kristol wraps up the week in Trump, from the Comey memo to President Trump's "nut job" comment to the Russians. Is there a team who can turn this around for Trump? And if so, would he listen?

18mins

19 May 2017

Rank #3

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Sex and Taxes

Editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the need for accountability, responsibility, and deliberation in our politics.

20mins

18 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Will Comey Fallout Turn Trump Trump A One-Term Wonder?

Today on the Daily Standard podcast, editor at large William Kristol discusses his recent editorial and how the Comey firing and its after effects have changed the political climate profoundly in just a few days. Talk of Trump not finishing his term isn't just a punchline any more.

27mins

12 May 2017

Rank #5

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KRISTOL CLEAR: Yes, Fellow Conservatives, Trump DOES Have A Comey Problem

In this bonus edition of the podcast, Bill Kristol reacts to breaking news about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Is the bad news that Trump may be trying to thwart an investigation or (worse?) doesn't understand the world of hurt he's unleashed?

18mins

10 May 2017

Rank #6

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The Coming Conservative Crack-Up?

Bill Kristol looks at the president's reaction to Charlottesville and asks whether the conservative movement will split irrevocably over Trump.

13mins

18 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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Is the GOP Trump-Branded?

Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about what it means, over the long haul, for Republicans to be the party of Trump. And, who had the worse week, Donald Trump or Theresa May?

18mins

9 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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The GOP Surrender

Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol on the announced retirements of President Trump's Senate antagonists.

18mins

27 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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Locked and Loaded

Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the North Korean crisis, the benefits of an organized White House, and Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure."

18mins

11 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Kristol to Trump: "Keeping Promises Is Highly Overrated"

28mins

14 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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Trump's Troubles Mount

Bill Kristol on how the Donald Jr. Russia meeting is throwing a wrench into the workings of his father's White House.

19mins

14 Jul 2017

Rank #12

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KRISTOL: It's Not Easy Being Trump

The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol--the hardest-working man in the pundit business-- discusses President Trump's recent revelations that being president isn't as easy as he thought.  Kristol also talks about the fact that Paul Ryan might be thinking the same about being speaker of the house.  And Kristol's thoughts on how opportunistic progressives created--then lost control of--the anti-free-speech movement on college campuses.

26mins

28 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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The Week in Trump

Bill Kristol talks about how President Trump packs in months' worth of upheaval into just a week's time.

20mins

3 Aug 2017

Rank #14

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It's Question Time

Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the big questions raised by the Trump presidency.

16mins

2 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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Bad News for Melissa McCarthy

Spicer is out; Scaramucci is in. Bill Kristol talks about the latest White House shakeup.

16mins

21 Jul 2017

Rank #16

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What Can He Be Thinking?

Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the president's topsy-turvy week. Does Donald Trump have a strategy, or is he just lurching from thing to thing?

19mins

25 Aug 2017

Rank #17

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The Senate Pulls the Plug

Filling in for Bill Kristol, Michael Warren talks about the Senate's epic failure to repeal Obamacare, and the epic chaos being spread by the president's new communication director, Anthony Scaramucci.

24mins

28 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Read The Bill

Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the Senate leadership's proposed repeal, replace (or at least rethink) of Obamacare. Can support be built for healthcare legislation that is rushed?

15mins

23 Jun 2017

Rank #19

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Trump at Home and Abroad

The politics of Trump from the mountains of Montana to the sands of Saudi Arabia, all in one week.

14mins

26 May 2017

Rank #20