This week’s High Noon guest is popular author and commentator Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report. Given his own journey from the left, Stepman asked Rubin about whether the different parts of the non-left — classical liberals, traditionalists, the new right, etc. — could fit together into a cohesive pushback movement. The two also chatted about the ongoing attempts to cancel Joe Rogan, and how the anti-woke can build parallel institutions, as well as the potential dangers to an integrated society of differing citizens if that effort succeeds.

On this episode of High Noon, Inez Stepman interviews David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government.

 

On High Noon this week: Andy McCarthy, senior fellow at National Review Institute, contributing editor, and author of Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. McCarthy served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and as a legal analyst on many of the controversies that have burst into mainstream news in the last decade.

 

It’s the last Wednesday of the month, which means another episode of High Noon: After Dark with Inez Stepman and The Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky.

 

To celebrate National School Choice Week, High Noon welcomes Jeremy Wayne Tate to sketch out the contours of what is possible outside the current education system. Tate is the CEO of Classical Learning Test, an alternative to the SAT, and has become a hub for the increasing swell of families interested in returning to the classical idea of education.

 

The first High Noon guest of the new year is John Wood, Jr. Wood is a national ambassador for Braver Angels. He’s also a former congressional candidate, a musician, and a writer, speaker, and thinker. John and Inez talk about finding a balance between a constrained vision of human nature and the possibility of genuine reconciliation despite America’s very real racial divisions.

 

At the end of every month, The Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky joins Inez Stepman to discuss a docket of stories.

 

This week on High Noon, Inez Stepman interviews Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative and author of the book Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents.

 

This week on High Noon, Inez Stepman interviews Aaron Sibarium, associate editor at Washington Free Beacon and the reporter behind breaking the latest Yale Law School controversies. Stepman questions Sibarium about his focus on the bureaucratic mechanisms of implementing wokeness in institutions, how it became as ubiquitous as it seems to be, and what his reporting suggests about how it might be deinstitutionalized.

 

This week on High Noon, Inez Stepman does a deep dive with The American Mind’s Seth Barron into the problems most urban Americans are increasingly contending with: rising crime, mentally ill and aggressive homeless people, intermittently closed schools, and more. Barron is a lifelong New Yorker and the author of the book The Last Days of New York: A Reporter’s True Tale.

 

Inez Stepman interviews Madeleine Kearns, National Review columnist and contributor at The Spectator. Madeleine and Inez discuss a range of topics related to the female experience in 2021, from Gen Z’s waning enthusiasm for sex-positivity to generational fragility and the regrettable sunset of the womanly slap.

 

On this episode of High Noon, Inez Stepman formally introduces a new segment, After Dark, with The Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky. The last week of every month, Emily and Inez will be chatting about the most under-covered stories of the month.

 

Inez Stepman interviews Batya Ungar-Sargon, author of the new book Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy. The Newsweek opinion editor outlines how journalism as a profession has transformed from the domain of the working-class hero to the credentialed bubble denizen.

 

Inez Stepman interviews Tony Kinnett, the Indianapolis teacher and curriculum coordinator behind a viral video explaining how critical race theory makes its way into public school lessons. Kinnett is one of the founders behind the heterodox teacher hub Chalkboard Review, as well as a guest columnist in a variety of outlets.

 

Inez Stepman interviews National Review senior writer David Harsanyi, author of the new book Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent.

Harsanyi busts some common American myths about the superiority of European healthcare systems, welfare state payments, and tolerance of diverse newcomers with hard facts that compare apples to apples, warning that America risks not only its success but the heart of its distinctive culture if it follows the European path.

On this episode of High Noon, Inez Stepman interviews Mary Eberstadt, novelist, playwright, essayist, columnist, and author of several books, including her most recent, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics.

 

The Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky returns to the podcast to talk through the most important issues of the month that might have flown under your radar. The ladies discuss how some of the policies inserted into budget-busting bills like the infrastructure package have huge culture war impacts that are not immediately clear from the normal dollars-and-cents analysis.

 

Inez interviews Professor Robbie P. George of Princeton University. Professor George outlines why he hasn’t given up on the academy, and how he and an ideologically diverse group of professors are fighting back against cancel culture. Stepman and Professor George also discuss the importance of seeking truth over victory, and the courage necessary to jump into the fray in censorious times.

 

Helen Raleigh joins the podcast to offer her firsthand account of living under the Chinese Communist system before immigrating to America. Author of Confucius Never Said and Backlash: How Communist China’s Aggression Has Backfired, Helen mingles lessons learned from her unique background with research and strategy to chart a possible course to maintain American dominance in the world, and liberty at home.

 

In this episode of High Noon with Inez Stepman, Inez interviews Timothy Carney, author of Alienated AmericaWhy Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse, a book about the sociological contours of the crisis of meaning and loneliness that drives our politics. Carney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the senior columnist at The Washington Examiner, as well as being published and interviewed everywhere from The AtlanticNew York Times, and MSNBC to The Wall Street Journal and Fox News.