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In a world where religion is more potent than culture, and culture is more potent than politics, David French and Alexandra DeSanctis are your guides to the debates and issues that matter most. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

In a world where religion is more potent than culture, and culture is more potent than politics, David French and Alexandra DeSanctis are your guides to the debates and issues that matter most. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.
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In a world where religion is more potent than culture, and culture is more potent than politics, David French and Alexandra DeSanctis are your guides to the debates and issues that matter most. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

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Episodes

Episode 112: The Crazy Covington Catholic Crisis

1/22/2019
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David and Alexandra dive into the Covington Catholic controversy, compare it to Kavanaugh's case, and then discuss important developments in the fight for life. David closes with a brief rant about the BuzzFeed controversy.

Duration:00:48:42

Episode 111: Lovability

1/16/2019
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David and Alexandra discuss the difference between likability and lovability, including how politicians can be adored by their base. They introduce the “lovability formula” and evaluate the Democratic presidential contenders on that basis. Alexandra tells us why Kirsten Gillibrand won’t be president, and David and Alexandra both break down Beto’s doubts about the Constitution.

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 110: All the Controversies at Once

1/14/2019
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David and Alexandra roll through four controversies in one pod. Why won't the women's march disavow Louis Farrakhan once and for all? Why is masculinity under attack from left and right? What do millennials really believe about abortion? And will the lawless judicial resistance to Trump actually work?

Duration:00:46:15

Episode 109: Border Dogma

1/11/2019
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Alexandra and David ask whether a Trump declaration of a state of emergency on the border would in fact be a "creative surrender" to the Democrats, and they talk about the latest religious test applied to a Catholic judicial nominee.

Duration:00:51:05

Episode 108: The Tucker Wars Continue

1/7/2019
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The war over populism continues to rage, and David and Alexandra just can’t leave it alone. They talk about personal responsibility and the limits of public policy before winding up with a defense of traditional masculinity.

Duration:00:51:18

Episode 107: Tucker Troubles

1/4/2019
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Alexandra and David discuss Tucker Carlson’s viral populist monologue and detail the problems with populism in general and right-wing populism in particular. Alexandra ends the podcast by taking on the New York Times on “personhood.”

Duration:00:49:24

Episode 106: Does Twitter Matter?

12/31/2018
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David and Alexandra take a look at yet another vile Twitter moment, this one relating to the terrible death of Bre Payton, and ask whether Twitter really matters. Then they discuss perhaps the most important culture war -- the battle for basic human decency. They end with New Year's predictions and resolutions.

Duration:00:47:16

Episode 105: The Pick Your Poison Podcast

12/19/2018
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David and Alexandra talk about the anti-Semitic poison at the heart of the Women's March, the poison of MAGA Twitter, and then break down Michael Flynn's shocking sentencing hearing.

Duration:00:46:55

Episode 104: Beauty Queens and Hush Money

12/17/2018
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David and Alexandra discuss the male Miss Universe contestant, the conflict between transgenderism and feminism, and then end with a discussion of the legality of the Trump hush money payments.

Duration:00:40:49

Episode 103: Should We Call Abortion Murder?

12/12/2018
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David and Alexandra discuss the art of pro-life persuasion, and then veer into a discussion of our culture of intolerance that rapidly turns into the NR version of religious radio. A podcast for the ages.

Duration:00:50:20

Episode 102: Trump’s Troubles

12/10/2018
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David and Alexandra analyze the latest Trump news and stake out a controversial position -- presidents shouldn't have affairs with porn stars or hire people who cavort with dictators.

Duration:00:41:39

Episode 101: Live in Florida

12/1/2018
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David and Alexandra do a live podcast, discuss the Marc Lamont Hill firing, intersectionality as religion, and double standards for speech on the Left and the Right.

Duration:00:44:47

Episode 100: Ask Us Anything

11/27/2018
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David and Alexandra celebrate their 100th podcast by answering your questions, from "Is a hotdog, a sandwich, or a taco?" to "What's the Christian response to the migrant caravan?"

Duration:00:56:11

Episode 99: Thanksgiving, Ascendant

11/21/2018
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David and Alexandra discuss whether Thanksgiving is now America’s favorite holiday, celebrate the decline in abortion in the United States, lament the enduring disappointment of John Kasich, and ponder the military’s declining support for Trump.

Duration:00:54:07

Episode 98: Those Blue Suburbs

11/16/2018
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David and Alexandra discuss the bluing of suburbia, break down the Jim Acosta lawsuit, and celebrate the restoration of due process to campus.

Duration:00:52:04

Episode 97: Everybody’s Happy; Everybody’s Mad

11/9/2018
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David and Alexandra break down election results that make everyone a little bit miserable and everyone a little bit glad. Then they move on to the acting attorney general debacle and conclude by once again answering the eternal question, “Why are white women still the worst?”

Duration:00:55:40

Episode 96: One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

10/30/2018
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Alexandra breaks down the Florida and Arizona senate races, David and Alexandra discussed the important differences in last week’s two terror attacks, and they end with a call for calm about the caravan.

Duration:00:46:30

Episode 95: Sanctimony

10/25/2018
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David and Alexandra discuss the need to wait for evidence before leaping to conclusions about the motives for the attempted bombings of Democratic officials, discuss why Alexandra found herself in the crosshairs of MAGA-Twitter, in the end the podcast by asking whether Newt Gingrich broke our politics.

Duration:00:42:05

Episode 94: The Battlegrounds

10/22/2018
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Alexandra breaks down the state of the battle for the Senate, and then David lawsplains a raging debate about gender identity in nondiscrimination law. Is it “dehumanizing” to believe the classic definitions of male and female?

Duration:00:57:14

Episode 93: A Dramatic Reading By Alexandra DeSanctis

10/12/2018
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Alexandra reviews the new Gosnell movie, David and Alexandra rant about leftist mobs and online stupidity, and the podcast ends with a very special dramatic reading by Alexandra

Duration:00:51:32