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Tim Miller and guests discuss the latest political news for the flagship podcast of the Never Trump movement and the reality-based community. Every weekday we provide insightful analysis, political hot-takes, an unabashed defense of liberal democracy and long-form interviews that cut through the "both-sides" BS. Plus a few laughs to help you wash down the crazy. Bulwark+ members can get a totally ad-free version of the show delivered right to their favorite podcast player.

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Tim Miller and guests discuss the latest political news for the flagship podcast of the Never Trump movement and the reality-based community. Every weekday we provide insightful analysis, political hot-takes, an unabashed defense of liberal democracy and long-form interviews that cut through the "both-sides" BS. Plus a few laughs to help you wash down the crazy. Bulwark+ members can get a totally ad-free version of the show delivered right to their favorite podcast player.

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English


Episodes
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Amanda Carpenter: Welcome to Coalition Government

4/19/2024
Hey, look: Republicans and Democrats are working together! Meanwhile, Trump is still trying to destroy our institutions, Bill Barr is comfortable playing Russian roulette, and Mark Esper speaks the truth. Plus, more from the mailbag. Amanda Carpenter joins Tim Miller for the weekend pod. show notes: Amanda on the pardon power Amanda's piece about Trump's attacks on the courts Bill Kristol's interview with Mark Esper The Times' Mike Bender on Trump's VP contenders Trump being scared of a bald eagle Trump claiming a protester was from ISIS Tim's playlist

Duration:00:56:03

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Ali Vitali and Will Saletan: An Epiphany on Ukraine?

4/18/2024
Mike Johnson shows hints of Reaganism with his new push for a foreign aid bill that includes support for Ukraine. Meanwhile, Republicans in Arizona self-own on abortion, the GOP in DC flails on a staged impeachment, and Biden makes a populist move on tariffs. Ali Vitali and Will Saletan join Tim Miller. show notes: VOTE HERE for Will Saletan's 'Corruption of Lindsey Graham' podcast Sen. Chris Murphy's Bulwark piece Ali's book, "Electable"

Duration:00:55:23

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David Sanger: New Cold Wars

4/17/2024
For 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States lived in a delusion that Russia and China could not touch us. And while Americans are not all that interested in the rest of the world, the rest of the world is interested in us. Plus, Biden and Bibi don't like each other. David Sanger joins Tim Miller. show notes: Sanger's just published book, "New Cold Wars."

Duration:00:50:42

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Ross Douthat: Elite Outrage Is Not Enough

4/16/2024
Trump wins voters who don't read The New York Times or listen to The Bulwark Podcast, and elite opposition may not be enough to defeat him. Ross Douthat joins Tim Miller for a spirited debate about what the conservative movement gave away in sacrifice to Trump on world leadership, abortion, and democracy. show notes: Douthat's recent piece on the pro-life movement **Join Sarah, Tim and JVL for a Bulwark Live event in Philly on May 1, and May 15 in D.C. with the George Conway. For information and tickets head to TheBulwark.com/events

Duration:00:48:00

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Bill Kristol and Ben Wittes: The Split-Screen Reality

4/15/2024
While Biden spent the weekend helping fend off Iran's missile and drone attack, supposedly pro-Israel Trump embraced the anti-Israel chant, "Genocide Joe," at his rally. Meanwhile, the trial involving the first time Trump allegedly broke the law to win an election gets underway. Bill Kristol and Ben Wittes join Tim Miller. **Join Sarah, Tim and JVL for a Bulwark Live event in Philly on May 1 and May 15 in D.C. with the George Conway. For information and tickets head to TheBulwark.com/events show notes: Eliot Cohen's piece in The Atlantic

Duration:00:49:23

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Jonathan Chait: Trump Broke the Scales

4/12/2024
Pound for pound, the media treats Trump better than any Democrat. Plus, talking about abortion in a way that wins the most votes, NPR and identity politics, Biden gets too little credit for bipartisan deals, and the first big sign of softening support for Israel on the populist right. Jon Chait joins Tim Miller for the weekend pod. show notes VOTE HERE for Will Saletan's 'Corruption of Lindsey Graham' podcast O.J. verdict live on Oprah The guy behind the 1864 Arizona abortion law Tim’s Playlist Goose x Vampire Weekend

Duration:00:51:54

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Isaac Arnsdorf and Joe Perticone: Trying to Finish What They Started

4/11/2024
Steve Bannon fueled the rise of MAGA by offering true believers a sense of community and purpose. A new book tells the story of ordinary Americans swept up in the movement. Plus, hanging out at the DC jail with the Jan 6 choir, and the House drama over Ukraine and FISA. Isaac Arnsdorf and Joe Perticone join Tim Miller. show notes: Isaac's book, "Finish What We Started"

Duration:00:38:55

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Olivia Nuzzi: Kari Lake Is No Meryl Streep

4/10/2024
Kari Lake can deliver a good performance, but she's not really a true believer, as her flip on the Arizona abortion law shows. Plus, the normal part of life near the border, the specter of violence at MAGA rallies, and the grueling but necessary function of covering Trump for the long haul. Olivia Nuzzi joins Tim Miller. show notes: Olivia's new piece on the AZ Senate race and the border Matt Labash profile of Roger Stone Trailer for "A Face in the Crowd" *Graphic: Palin's pre-Thanksgiving interview with turkeys

Duration:00:42:56

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Adam Kinzinger: Yes, Russian Propaganda Is Infecting the GOP

4/9/2024
Two powerful Republican congressmen say some of their colleagues are advancing Russian propaganda, but they're still letting Moscow Marjorie run the show. Plus, Biden needs to hammer the GOP on Ukraine, Trump's weird smell, and how the Bush 43 contingent in Texas can help KO Ted Cruz. Kinzinger joins Tim Miller. show notes: Tim's article on Red Dog Democrats Trump ad, with his head blocking out the sun

Duration:00:41:43

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Bill Kristol: Pure Oligarchic Greed

4/8/2024
Trump's billionaire donors had it so bad under Obama, Clinton, and RINO presidents that they just have to go with the authoritarian. Plus, the return of s**thole countries, women's hoops and culture war killjoys, a follow-up on white rural rage, and Trump's latest abortion position. Kristol joins Tim Miller. show notes: White Rural Rage episode

Duration:00:44:43

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Ron Brownstein: A Republican Realignment?

4/5/2024
While Trump's calling card is stoking white grievance, he's making unprecedented inroads with Black and Hispanic voters. But in a twist, Biden is matching or even exceeding his support among white voters from 2020. Plus, the perils of Michigan and RFK, Jr., and more from the mailbag. Ron Brownstein joins Tim Miller for the weekend pod. show notes: Ron's piece on Trump's support among nonwhite voters RFK speech from 1968 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0dApY6YT48kTh6j9xFDQch?si=1acb0411ebdc43fa

Duration:00:41:10

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat: There Is No Alternative

4/4/2024
Republicans can't get off the Trump highway to hell, but business and media elites are also cozying up to him in case he returns to power. Meanwhile, Trump's project to legalize crimes and delegitimize democracy continues. Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Tim Miller today. show notes: Umberto Eco's essay on fascism Ruth's book, "Strongmen"

Duration:00:39:48

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Rep. Jared Moskowitz and Marc Caputo: The Least Productive Congress

4/3/2024
The 118th Congress has made history: by removing a speaker, expelling a member, and holding sham impeachment hearings. Without Dem votes, the government would have shut down multiple times. Plus, the home insurance crisis, abortion politics, and the Democrats' uphill climb in Florida. Rep. Moskowitz and Marc Caputo join Tim Miller. show notes Steve Schale's Bulwark piece on Florida Tim's interview with Fred Guttenberg

Duration:00:38:06

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Stephen Richer and Will Saletan: Kari Lake Lied

4/2/2024
Kari Lake said she'd fight to the bitter end to prove the AZ governor's race was stolen from her, but in court she essentially conceded that it was all a lie. Plus, the danger of the white grievance movement, the Florida abortion ruling, and a shout-out to Caitlin Clark. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Will Saletan join Tim Miller. show notes https://stephenricher.com/ Vote for Will's 'Corruption of Lindsey Graham' here 'The Corruption of Lindsey Graham' limited series

Duration:00:43:54

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Bill Kristol: Easter Egg (T)roll

4/1/2024
MAGA spent the holiday weekend arguing that Trump is more faithful than Biden, and also managed to slip in a possible dog whistle to evangelicals about Catholics. Plus, the value of Never Again Trump voters, early Senate polls, and Tim Miller reads from the mailbag. Kristol joins Tim today. show notes: Tim's Triad note about Widespread Panic from 2020

Duration:00:40:10

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A.B. Stoddard: Liz Cheney Groupie

3/29/2024
Cheney makes clear where she comes down on the POTUS rematch and is showing ex-Trumpworld figures how it's done. Plus, the 'Dallas' and 'Dynasty' show at the RNC, Biden's unforced error with anti-Trump Republicans, and 'Genocide Joe' campus activists are not the Dem base. A.B. Stoddard joins Tim Miller for the Easter weekend Bulwark Pod. show notes: BulwarkPodcast@TheBulwark.com Tim’s Playlist Article on Biden with a super soaker https://youtu.be/N7Or-ORaW30

Duration:00:46:17

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David Frum: American North Korea

3/28/2024
Republicans have entrapped themselves with the promise of a massive surveillance state for American women. Plus, how Never Trumpers can put Biden over the top, the dangers of RFK, Jr.'s super pac money, Hamas may have gotten what it wanted, and a remembrance of Miranda Frum. David Frum joins Tim Miller. show notes: Frum's piece on the passing of his daughter Frum on Trump's self-sabotaging campaign Reagan's "Morning in America" ad Reagan '84 ad with the Statue of Liberty

Duration:00:43:50

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Justin Kanew and Justin Fenton: Tennessee, Laboratory of Theocracy

3/27/2024
As local news is hollowed out, rightwing news fills in the gaps. In Tennessee—ground zero for the culture war—Justin Kanew's site, The Tennessee Holler, holds leaders to account. Kanew joins Tim Miller on the anniversary of the Nashville school shooting. Plus, an update on the bridge disaster from Baltimore Banner reporter Justin Fenton. show notes: The Tennessee Holler The Baltimore Banner Baltimore bridge collapse (around 5:40) Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, as a high school student, dressed in drag

Duration:00:55:58

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Don Lemon: Elon Is a Troll

3/26/2024
Elon Musk, for all his keyboard courage, couldn't handle Don Lemon's Q and A, but then sicced his Twitter minions on the ex-CNN host after their interview. Plus, a surprising take on Tucker—and a shout-out to Rachel Maddow and other MSNBC anchors speaking out against the Ronna McDaniel hire. Lemon joins Tim Miller. show notes: The Don Lemon Show

Duration:00:46:35

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Bill Kristol and Joe Perticone: The Quitters

3/25/2024
Mike Gallagher is following Ken Buck out the House door, as they both abandon their jobs, their voters, and any sense of public service. Plus, MTG threatens Mike Johnson, Lisa Murkowski signals she may leave the GOP, and Lil Marco auditions for the VEEP stakes. Kristol and Perticone join Tim Miller today.

Duration:00:47:18