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The COMMENTARY Podcast, brought to you by COMMENTARY Magazine—now in its 71st year. Editor John (“GLoP”) Podhoretz, Senior Editor Abe Greenwald, and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman do all the talking. Commentary is the most important monthly in America, dedicated to four key principles: The defense and advocacy of America as the last best hope of earth. Serving as an exemplar of the Western ideals of free thought and free ideas. Bearing witness to the evils of anti-Semitism. And the historical importance and value of the existence and health of the Jewish state of Israel.

The COMMENTARY Podcast, brought to you by COMMENTARY Magazine—now in its 71st year. Editor John (“GLoP”) Podhoretz, Senior Editor Abe Greenwald, and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman do all the talking. Commentary is the most important monthly in America, dedicated to four key principles: The defense and advocacy of America as the last best hope of earth. Serving as an exemplar of the Western ideals of free thought and free ideas. Bearing witness to the evils of anti-Semitism. And the historical importance and value of the existence and health of the Jewish state of Israel.
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The COMMENTARY Podcast, brought to you by COMMENTARY Magazine—now in its 71st year. Editor John (“GLoP”) Podhoretz, Senior Editor Abe Greenwald, and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman do all the talking. Commentary is the most important monthly in America, dedicated to four key principles: The defense and advocacy of America as the last best hope of earth. Serving as an exemplar of the Western ideals of free thought and free ideas. Bearing witness to the evils of anti-Semitism. And the historical importance and value of the existence and health of the Jewish state of Israel.

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Episodes

Commentary Podcast:Podcastahontas

10/15/2018
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So Elizabeth Warren has a teeny bit of Native American blood in her. Why is this a big deal, or a deal at all? We try to break that down on today's podcast, after which we take up the war between white supremacists and Antifa on the streets of the Upper East Side and the very, very confusing polls. Give a listen.

Duration:01:09:54

Commentary Podcast: Three Weeks And Five Days to Go

10/11/2018
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Today's podcast takes up the question of who's benefited from the Kavanaugh controversy—the answer remains unclear—and asks whether Hillary Clinton's and Eric Holder's denunciations of "civility" are the way the Democratic Party will continue to avoid the introspection necessary to reverse its decade of political horror. Give a listen.

Duration:01:11:54

Commentary Podcast: Confirmation Bias

10/8/2018
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Our podcast today takes up the surprising events leading up to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court and speculates about what is to follow over the next month. Give a listen.

Duration:00:53:24

Commentary Podcast: No More Mr. Nice Podcast!

10/4/2018
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We have had enough. Today's podcast is a long, passionate, four-headed rant about the horrors of the Kavanaugh nomination process and the damage his attackers have done not only to him but to themselves and the causes they hold dear. Give a listen—if you dare.

Duration:01:06:46

Commentary Podcast: No Exit from Kavanaugh

10/1/2018
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Commentary Podcast: No Exit from Kavanaugh by John Podhoretz & Noah Rothman

Duration:00:56:24

Commentary Podcast: The Worst of Days

9/27/2018
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The COMMENTARY podcast unpacks a grim day on Capitol Hill. Supreme Court confirmation hearings climax with the testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Duration:00:56:57

Commentary Podcast: Can We Judge Kavanaugh Fairly?

9/24/2018
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Can you take what we say about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh seriously considering we're conservatives and he's a conservative? Are we defending him because we are genuinely discomfited by how insubstantial the allegations against him are, or are we doing so because we agree with him ideologically? We explore this on today's podcast. Give a listen.

Duration:00:57:53

Commentary Podcast: Brett Kavanaugh and the #MeToo Moment

9/20/2018
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The podcast welcomes COMMENTARY contributor and author Christine Rosen as a guest to discuss the ongoing national deliberations over the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Have his confirmation hearings have transformed into another chapter in the national cultural reckoning that is the #MeToo moment?

Duration:00:58:17

Commentary Podcast: The Kavanaugh Accusation

9/17/2018
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We devote the entire podcast today to the allegations of teenage assault issued against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Are we ready to surrender the idea that a person is innocent until proven guilty, even in a non-legal proceeding? Give a listen.

Duration:01:13:10

Commentary Podcast: Search This

9/13/2018
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Will Google survive the revelations of its political bias, or are those revelations nothing new? We delve into the complexities of the world in which important tech companies think they are above politics until they decide they're not. Also some stuff on the Supreme Court and on polls. Give a listen.

Duration:01:12:41

Commentary Podcast: The Placid Hurricane

9/6/2018
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Is America going off the rails? Sure feels like it this week. We break it down and end at a summer camp in Ontario. Give a listen.

Duration:01:09:15

Commentary Podcast: Minority Blues

8/30/2018
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A pre-Labor Day podcast finds us ready to march on the universities! You will have to listen to the end to find out why, after you hear us opine on the question of whether political scientists and the Census Bureau are falsely making Americans believe the country is becoming a majority-minority nation. Give a listen.

Duration:00:59:22

Commentary Podcast: Tearing Down the Icons

8/28/2018
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The passing of John McCain and the crisis afflicting the Catholic Church take up our newest podcast. We speculate about McCain's meaning in contemporary American life and why his presence in public life was such an affliction for Donald Trump—before examining the bombshell claims about a "conspiracy of silence" at the highest levels of the Catholic Church. Give a listen.

Duration:01:16:35

Commentary Podcast: Flipping Out

8/23/2018
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The guilty pleas of Michael Cohen and the jury convictions of Paul Manafort have changed the conversation about and around Donald Trump, including the president's gobsmacking statement that it's unfair when people in trouble with the law cooperate with federal authorities ("flipping"). What does it all mean, and where do we go from here? Give a listen.

Duration:01:20:54

Commentary Podcast: That Dirty Word, Socialism

8/20/2018
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It’s the socialism episode! The COMMENTARY podcast dissects the appeal of modern “democratic socialism,” explores its agenda, identifies its historical antecedents, and, ultimately, diagnoses its flaws.

Duration:01:18:58

Commentary Podcast: A Dog's Dinner for the Dog Days

8/15/2018
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"Dog's dinner" is a term for something that is a lot of things smushed together, and that's what defines this podcast—we talk about commercials and elections and Thanksgiving Day balloons and Trump and other stuff. Give a listen.

Duration:01:18:06

Commentary Podcast: Delusions In the Streets

8/13/2018
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The COMMENTARY podcast discusses the weekend of unrest that followed the one-year anniversary of white nationalist-instigated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Despite vastly outnumbering the white nationalists who showed up to commemorate the heinous anniversary, many of the anti-racist demonstrators were not content to be peaceful. The podcast explores what animates these violent movements. Also, the podcast unpacks the increasingly serious row between the U.S. and Turkey.

Duration:01:22:40

Commentary Podcast: We Speculate on the Future!

8/9/2018
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We decided to do our version of The Handmaid's Tale and try to imagine the world in 2019 from two perspectives: One in which Democrats fail to win the House of Representatives in November and the other in which Democrats win handily. What will they do in each case? What will Republicans do? Give a listen.

Duration:01:12:12

Commentary Podcast: The Jeong March Through Institutions

8/6/2018
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The first of the week’s COMMENTARY podcast explores the controversy around the newest member of the New York Times editorial board, Sarah Jeong, who spent years inveighing against “white people” on Twitter. Will that have any political impact, or is it only a preoccupation of the political class? Also, Donald Trump confesses the Trump tower meeting wasn’t just about adoptions…

Duration:00:59:16

Commentary Podcast: Is There An American Center Any Longer?

8/2/2018
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Polls say a majority of Americans believe both Republican and Democratic politicians are out of the mainstream. So where is the mainstream? Who represents the mainstream? Are there centrist politicians any longer? Or are "centrists" just soft liberals in disguise and therefore represent very little? It's a podcast from 30,000 feet. Give a listen.

Duration:01:25:43