Matt Lewis and the News
Matt Lewis is a Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast, and the author of Too Dumb to Fail. On this podcast, Matt and his guests engage in thoughtful, long-form discussions about politics, culture, history, public policy, and the news—all in a civil and respectful manner.
Was Trump Inevitable? I Matthew Sitman on the Conservative Movement
Matthew Sitman, co-host of the Know Your Enemy podcast, talks with Matt about whether the American right was destined to end up with a leader like Donald Trump.
Why the Right Loves Russia
AEI's Guy Denton returns to talk with Matt about the death of Alexei Navalny, and why so many of today's right-wingers love Vladimir Putin. Matt discusses his Daily Beast column about why today's Gen-X Republicans would root for Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. They also discuss Rep. Mike Gallagher's decision to retire, and whe
Tom Arnold on Politics
Famed comic and actor Tom Arnold joins Matt to discuss his decades-long relationship with Donald Trump, his friendships with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the advice he gave to Chris Farley, what happened to Roseanne Barr, and more!
Guy Denton on 2024’s ‘Grampa Simpson vs. Mr. Burns’ Election
Doesn't America deserve better? On today's show, AEI's Guy Denton joins Matt to discuss why the 2024 presidential election pits a confused man against a chaotic one. They also talk about The Simpsons (Biden vs. Trump is like Grampa Simpson vs. Mr. Burns) and Larry Hogan's bid for U.S. Senate in Maryland.
David Frum on Woodrow Wilson Derangement Syndrome
David Frum returns to the pod to talk with Matt about his new essay at The Atlantic, "Uncancel Woodrow Wilson." David and Matt also discuss the GOP torpedoing an immigration enforcement deal.