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Kristol Clear Podcast

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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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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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87 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
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4
3
18
Cover image of Kristol Clear Podcast

Kristol Clear Podcast

Updated 9 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 2017 Persons of the Year

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Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol makes the case for the people who mattered most in 2017.

Dec 22 2017
11 mins
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Rank #2: Moore Aftershocks

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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

Dec 15 2017
18 mins
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Rank #3: Did Somebody Say "Nut Job?"

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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?

May 19 2017
18 mins
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Rank #4: Will Comey Fallout Turn Trump Trump A One-Term Wonder?

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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.

May 12 2017
27 mins
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Rank #5: KRISTOL CLEAR: Yes, Fellow Conservatives, Trump DOES Have A Comey Problem

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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?

May 10 2017
18 mins
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Rank #6: The Coming Conservative Crack-Up?

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

Aug 18 2017
13 mins
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Rank #7: Kristol Clear: Mueller Investigates, Tax Reform's Future, and Why Baseball is Best

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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.

Nov 03 2017
14 mins
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Rank #8: Is the GOP Trump-Branded?

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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?

Jun 09 2017
18 mins
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Rank #9: Locked and Loaded

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

Aug 11 2017
18 mins
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Rank #10: The Old Transatlantic Conservative Blues

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

Nov 12 2017
18 mins
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Rank #11: Trump's Troubles Mount

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

Jul 14 2017
19 mins
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Rank #12: KRISTOL: It's Not Easy Being Trump

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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.

Apr 28 2017
26 mins
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Rank #13: The Week in Trump

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

Aug 03 2017
20 mins
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Rank #14: The GOP Surrender

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

Oct 27 2017
18 mins
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Rank #15: Sex and Taxes

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

Nov 18 2017
20 mins
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