The King of Stuff welcomes Steven F. Hayward to discuss the continuing rifts on the right, Biden’s many failures, and GOP chances for the midterms. Steve is a senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy. He writes daily on Powerline Blog, hosts the Power Line podcast, and will soon release his latest book, M. Stanton Evans: Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom.

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As Monty Python used to say, “And now for something completely different.” I decided to do a one-off episode about my favorite topic with which to annoy anyone of taste and refinement—a reflection on prog rock, which Jody Bottum once aptly described as “rock and roll gone to college.” It turns out that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of some of the classic albums from the golden age of Prog Rock, include “Fragile” and “The Yes Album,” Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung,” “Nursery Crime” from Genesis, and “Acquiring the Taste” from Gentle Giant.

Steve Hackett