Washington Post Columnist and author Dr. Henry Olsen joins for his second episode of the podcast to discuss a new poll he co-authored aimed at understanding Republican voters’ priorities and preferences, and how the GOP can overcome its internal divisions.


Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships Elizabeth Pinkerton joins Reaganism to discuss the importance of public service, good leadership, and how the program she oversees brings talented young adults with little political experience into government to improve the country.

Russian dissident Vladamir Kara-Murza joins Reaganism to discuss his life as a democracy activist, the ongoing protests in Russia today, and his optimism that the Putin regime will be toppled.


This episode features a panel conversation with David French, Senior Editor at the Dispatch, Matthew Continetti, Resident Scholar at AEI, and Tunku Varadarajan, Executive Editor at the Hoover Institute. They discuss the history and importance of inaugural addresses, Joe Biden’s speech, and President Reagan’s inaugural addresses.

Both French and Continetti’s essays reflecting on Reagan’s speeches are available here: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan-institute/scholarly-initiatives/essay-series-on-presidential-principles-and-beliefs/the-inaugural-addresses/

Under Secretary Keith Krach joins Reaganism to discuss the Trump administration’s economic diplomacy, Krach’s extensive business career, and the need for more private sector experience in government.

Medical doctor and historian Dr. Gene Kopelson joins Reaganism to discuss President Eisenhower’s mentorship of Ronald Reagan and #40’s 1968 Presidential Campaign.

Gene’s book:

Director of the Center for Presidential Transitions David Marchick joins Reaganism to discuss the history, importance and practice of Presidential “interregnums.”


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joins Reaganism to discuss the future of the Republican party, his post COVID-19 vision for a more prosperous United States, and the need for Washington to get its act together.

China expert Dan Blumenthal from the American Enterprise Institute joins Reaganism to discuss how the Chinese Communist Party is far weaker then Washington realizes, and why that’s dangerous for the US.

Dan’s Book: https://amzn.to/37fCl8u

The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez discuss his recent article in the Wall Street Journal – Tuesday’s Big Loser: Identity Politics and the 2020 Election’s implications for the role race & ethnicity play in American politics.

Mike’s WSJ Article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/tuesdays-big-loser-identity-politics-11604535714

Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-R) joins Reaganism from Ohio to tell the story of how he helped to save a congressman’s life after a politically motivated shooting and the government’s role in developing a vaccine to end the COVID-19 crisis.

Microsoft President Brad Smith joins Reaganism to discuss technology’s potential role in bringing back American manufacturing, Microsoft’s “tech-diplomacy” on behalf of democracy, and a quirky story about how President Reagan may have jump started the government’s interested in cyber security.


This episode of Reaganism features a conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that took place at the launch of the Ronald Reagan Institute’s Center for Freedom and Democracy on November 10, 2020.

Former Ambassador to the EU and current Vice President at the Business Roundtable Amb. Kristen Silverberg joins Reaganism to discuss  the future of US trade policy and the morality of capitalism.

Soviet dissident turned Israeli statesman Natan Sharansky and American presidential historian Dr. Gil Troy join Reaganism to discuss Sharansky’s experiences in the Soviet gulags and his ongoing fight against dictatorships today.


Stanford University & Hoover Institute Research Fellow Dr. Misha Auslin joins Reaganism to discuss what a war between the United States and China might look like.

Dr. Auslin’s most recent book:

Former Senior Policy Advisor to Senator John McCain Chris Brose joins Reaganism to discuss his new book Kill Chain, which describes the Department of Defense’s desperate need to modernize for 21st century warfare.


British Historian and Churchill biographer Dr. Andrew Roberts joins Roger on this episode of Reaganism. In addition to discussing Churchill, Roger and Dr. Roberts undermine the revisionist attempt to strip Reagan of his rightful credit for the role he played in ending the Cold War.

Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President Matt Pottinger joins Reaganism to discuss President Reagan’s influence on the Trump administration, why Tik Tok is a threat to Americans, and the increasingly tense US-China relationship.

2005 piece discussing Pottinger’s time as a journalist in China: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB113461636659623128

Renowned Reagan scholar Dr. Steven Hayward joins Reaganism to discuss how the administrations of President Trump and President Reagan compare and contrast and how #40’s legacy continues to change.