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After Words

C-SPAN brings together best-selling nonfiction authors and influential interviewers for wide-ranging, hour- long conversations. Find this podcast every Saturday after 10 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Lectures in History" and "Q&A" podcasts.

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Joy-Ann Reid, "The Man Who Sold America"

MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argues that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She's interviewed by author and journalist Sophia Nelson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

13 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Ben Howe, "The Immoral Majority"

Ben Howe examines whether evangelicals are choosing political power over Christian values. He's interviewed by author and history professor John Fea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

31 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Tara Westover, "Educated"

Tara Westover details her life growing up with survivalist parents in the Idaho mountains and her introduction to formal education at age 17. She is interviewed by author and journalist Susannah Cahalan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

24 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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Jonathan Karl, Author of "Front Row at the Trump Show"

ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl provided a behind the scenes look at President Trump’s administration. He was interviewed by Mike McCurry, former White House press secretary in the Clinton administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

5 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Andrea Bernstein, "American Oligarchs"

Journalist Andrea Bernstein chronicles the Trump and Kushner families rise to prominence. She's interviewed by Washington Post business reporter Jonathan O'Connell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

1 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Nada Bakos,"The Targeter"

Former CIA intelligence analyst Nada Bakos offers insight into the inner workings of the agency and her work in tracking terrorists. She's interviewed by the Intelligence Committee's Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

22 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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Newt Gingrich, "Trump vs. China"

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offers his thoughts on the threats the U.S.faces from China. He's interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute's Oriana Mastro. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

9 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Natalie Wexler, "The Knowledge Gap"

Journalist Natalie Wexler argues that the U.S. education system can be improved by expanding the curriculum content of elementary school students in history, science, & the arts. She's interviewed by Kaya Henderson former chancellor of DC Public Scho Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

17 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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David Shulkin, "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country"

David Shulkin recounts his time as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He's interviewed by Jeremy Butler, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America CEO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

2 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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George Will, "The Conservative Sensibility"

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will offers his thoughts on American conservatism. He's interviewed by Jonah Goldberg, National Review senior editor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Brent Bozell, "Unmasked -Media's War Against Trump"

Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell argues that the media is biased against President Trump. He's interviewed by Carrie Sheffield, Accuracy in Media national editor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

24 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"

Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offers strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

20 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Sarah Milov, "The Cigarette"

University of Virginia history professor Sarah Milov explores the political history of tobacco in America. She's interviewed by former FDA Commissioner David Kessler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

30 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Susan Rice, "Tough Love - My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For"

Former Obama administration National Security Advisor and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice discusses her life and career in American diplomacy and foreign policy. She's interviewed by Robin Wright, an author and columnist with the [New Yorker]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

12 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Sally Pipes, "False Premise, False Promise"

Pacific Research Institute president Sally Pipes made the argument against Medicare for all. She was interviewed by Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

16 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist

Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas explored the rise and fall of nations historically and offered his thoughts on whether the United States will remain a superpower. He was interviewed by author and CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

1 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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Howard Bryant, "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field"

ESPN.com senior writer Howard Bryant offered his thoughts on sports, politics, and race in America. He was interviewed by author and former NBA player Etan Thomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

9 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Paul Tough, "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us"

Paul Tough reports on the challenges and costs of a college education. He's interviewed by Sara Goldrick-Rab author and Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice Founder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

28 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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Bill Gertz, "Deceiving the Sky - Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy"

Washington Times national security columnist Bill Gertz discusses China's efforts to become a global military and economic superpower. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

6 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Thomas Chatterton Williams, "Self-Portrait in Black and White"

New York Times Magazine contributor Thomas Chatterton Williams looks at race and identity. He's interviewed by author and New York Times columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

28 Dec 2019

Rank #20