On April 7, 2016, Steve Forbes came to the Reagan Library to discuss his latest book, “Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity,” a book which could act as a  common-sense blueprint to restoring hope, growth, and opportunity to our society today. Let’s listen.

In this podcast, we’ll look at two different types of challenges – first, the PATCO Air Traffic Controllers strike in 1981 and the President’s decisive plan of action. In the second half of the podcast, we’ll listen to a very thoughtful speech he believed was essential to be delivered to the American people after the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to April 5, 2017, when we hosted David Horowitz for a lecture and book signing for his book, “Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America” in which he shared his thoughts on how President Trump and the GOP need to lay out their agenda and how to claim ultimate victory for the conservative cause. Let’s listen.


In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to March 19, 2013, when former White House press secretary Ari Fleisher

came to the Reagan Library to share his views on the Republican party and how the party can begin winning national elections again.

In 1985, 35 years ago, Prime Minister Mulroney and President Reagan held what was known as the Shamrock summit, as their meetings in Canada centered around one of President Reagan’s favorite days, St. Patrick’s Day.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Kenneth Walsh, one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history, as he’s covered the White House for US News and World Report since 1986.  He has written numerous books on the presidency, including a book on Presidential Retreats, a book on Air Force One, a book on Ronald Reagan and a book on White House photographers. Let’s listen:

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we’ll look at our first Fireside Chat of the day, “Training and Equipping the Joint Force to Execute the National Defense Strategy.” During this panel, we brought together all of the service chiefs of the United States Military for a conversation to discuss what measures the services are taking to implement the National Defense Strategy and their efforts to build the military we need for the future. Let’s listen.

In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1985 joint message for the 1986 new year. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to March 11, 2015, when Emmy award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Atkinson came to the Reagan Library to discuss her new book, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”During her visit to the Reagan Library, Sharyl Atkinson sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss how she had been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals. Let’s listen:

Ronald Reagan was convinced that US defenses had been allowed to deteriorate during the 1970s and that this condition had left the United States vulnerable. President Reagan sought a substantial increase in US defense spending, hoping to restore some programs canceled by Carter, such as the neutron bomb (the enhanced radiation weapon), and the B-1 bomber. So we’ll start this podcast with his speech from March 6th. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Gianno Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Strategic Consulting and a political analyst on Fox News. Gianno sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Administrative Officer Joanne Drake to discuss how conservative values helped a kid from the south side of Chicago find a life of opportunity.  Trapped within the expectations and traditions of our communities, families, political parties, faith, race, and gender, we fail to challenge our politicians and ourselves to create real change. Now more than ever, we need to confront preconceived notions about the Democrats and Republicans, public policy, and American history. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look at the terrifying violence on college campuses across America as students lash out at any speaker brave enough to say something they disagree with.  This topic is now a best-selling book and eye-opening documentary called “No Safe Spaces” by conservative talk radio host Dennis Prager, Hollywood producer Mark Joseph and television and radio personality Adam Carolla. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to February 25, 2011 when United States Senator Scott Brown came to the Reagan Library to discuss his latest book, Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks and Second Chances. In early 2010, during a special election following the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, who had previously held the Senate seat for almost a half century, Scott Brown won, becoming Massachusetts next Senator.  Scott Brown was a die-hard anti-tax, anti-deficit, pro-business Republican and he won the seat from one of the staunchest of liberals in Massachusetts.

Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6th of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2020 with keynote speaker Drew Dix. Drew is the current President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War. Let’s listen

For our last podcast in January, we’ll wrap up last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum, with our closing session with National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. The program began with remarks by National Security Advisor O’Brien, followed by a moderated conversation with Fox News co-anchor of America’s Newsroom Bill Hemmer, which included discussions on the historic importance of the Reagan military build-up, President Trump’s initiative to rebuild the armed services, the Trump Administration’s Iran policy, the U.S.-China trade war, and a host of other topics in the concluding session of our 2019 Defense Forum. Let’s Listen.

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at our second Fireside Chat of the day, which was a conversation with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.  Mr. Bezos discussed the need for big technology companies to work with the U.S. government, what the national security community can do to recruit and retain technical talent, and ways big organizations can remain nimble and innovative. Let’s listen.

Former US Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Jim Mattis discuss the role freedom and democracy should play in our defense policy. Are American values a strategic asset and if so, how can the United States more effectively utilize our values to compete? How should we approach allies & partners who may not share our principles? To what extent should we seek to promote democratic movements and institutions abroad?

On December 12, 2019, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley came to the Reagan Library to discuss her new book, With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace. Let’s Listen

From all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and heathiest of thanksgiving. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring President Reagan’s thoughts and messages to the American people on thanksgiving.

Let’s listen.

Renowned Reagan scholar Craig Shirley discusses his take on the foundations of Reaganism, the 40th President’s appeal to young voters, and what the modern Republican party gets wrong about Reagan.