Rank #1: 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.
Rank #2: Breakdown, Shutdown, Meltdown
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.
Rank #3: Miami and TV's Vices
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.
Rank #4: 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.
Rank #5: 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.
Rank #6: 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.
Rank #7: 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.
Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: 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.
Rank #10: 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
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: Trump, Schumer, and Pelosi Walk Into a Bar...
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.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: 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.
Rank #16: 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.
Rank #17: 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
Rank #18: 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.
Rank #19: 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.
Rank #20: 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.