The Democratic Party’s efforts to pass just one progressive reform bill in the Senate are now verging on the comical. The hosts discuss their strategy, or lack thereof, as well as the imminence of 5G internet and its complications and the implications of the nascent feud between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump.

On today’s podcast, we lay out a veritable smorgasbord of depressing developments. From the reaction to the Texas hostage crisis to horrifying violence in New York City to the West’s inability to prepare for and deter a Russian attack on Ukraine, the news is going from bad to worse.

Today’s podcast begins with a lengthy reminiscence of our colleague and critic-at-large, Terry Teachout, who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday. Then, with our columnist James B. Meigs, we take up his blockbuster piece, “The Pandemic Public Health Disaster.” And conclude with thoughts on Biden’s terrible week. Give a listen.

The podcast discusses the various fronts on which conservatives and ordinary sane Americans are fighting back against the revolutionary forces that are trying to rewrite the rules of American society. Give a listen.

Today’s podcast takes up the fact that inflation is rising at the fastest rate in 40 years while Joe Biden…desperately tries to change the subject to something pleasing to the Democratic base. Good luck with that. And we discuss Abe Greenwald’s blockbuster piece from our February issue, “Yes, There Is a Counter-Revolution.” Give a listen.

Yuval Levin joins the podcast to talk about the Biden trip to Georgia to promote “voting rights”—and how the ideas promulgated by Democrats are both non-starters and have the effect of delegitimizing…Biden’s own victory in 2020! Give a listen.

Today, the gang discusses the bleak choices available to the U.S. in the face of Putin’s unceasing demands. Then there’s the incoherence of the CDC on vaccines and the Democrats’ attempt to paint Republicans as anti-democratic. Check it out.

Today’s podcast takes up the Congressional treatment of January 6, including the bizarre interpolation of a song from Hamilton that offers a positive view of…a man who staged a seditious conspiracy against the United States? Also, public-health people call for more public-health people, and a bad jobs report. Give a listen.

In Noah Rothman’s absence, we’re joined today by Matthew Continetti to discuss the president’s speech about the January 6 riot and what it portends for the Democrats, the Republicans, and Donald Trump. Give a listen.

The podcast today takes up the astonishing case of the new Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who has announced he will do everything he can to keep convicted criminals out of jail. What will this do to Democrats? And what will the Chicago teachers union and its refusal to return to school do to them and to the party that serves them? Give a listen.

From cars stuck on a frozen highway in Virginia to the constant revisions of the public-health leaders to the conviction of Elizabeth Holmes in California, the question arises yet again: What happened to competence? Give a listen.

We’re back live and on topic, and the topic is the weird shift in tone among the COVID hawks over the past week and how it may be a reflection of just how badly they think they’re doing in the public’s eyes—and just how badly Democrats are going to do in November. Give a listen.

The podcast crew concludes a week of politics-free podcasts (sort of) with a look back on the best culture wars of 2021.

Though the podcast hosts have chosen nothing from the year 2021 to highlight as the best holiday fare of 2021, we nevertheless have some timeless seasonal recommendations for you to check out.

The podcast’s hosts explore their favorite television shows of 2021 and provide some binge-worthy recommendations for your holiday week.

The podcast’s hosts discuss their favorite movies of 2021 and why they found them particularly moving, interesting, visually exciting, or just not as bad as what they were expecting.

This week, the podcast will be doing something a little different: We’re talking about our favorite contributions to the culture this year. In this episode, the hosts discuss their favorite books they read over the last year, whether they were published in 2021 or not.

The podcast today goes far afield, into the cooking plans of our crew, Charles Dickens and his greatness, Saudi Arabia and Iran, and, of course, COVID. Give a listen.

In Joe Biden’s interview with ABC News, the president sought absolution for his failure to anticipate another surge of Covid. That suggests the elite consensus around this virus really did believe their were behavioral rites that would ward off the disease, and, as a corollary, that contracting the disease is a personal failure.

Today’s podcast takes up Joe Biden’s peculiar speech yesterday, which did absolutely nothing to reassure anyone about anything (save a hopeful Dr. Monica Gandhi, who thought it said what she would want it to say). Why did he give it? What was the purpose? What gives? Give a listen.