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Episode 162: Axed Agencies and Nuclear Options

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with William Bonvillian about Trump’s proposed elimination of ARPA-E before discussing Gorsuch and the “nuclear option” with Jason Willick.

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Episode 161: Iran Contra, Oliver North, and Paul Manafort

Good evening, listeners! We have another great episode for you this week as host Richard Aldous speaks with Roger Gran Harrison his role in the Iran Contra drama.

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Episode 160: Kremlinology and the Free Speech Conundrum

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Damir Marusic about the recent anti-corruption protests in Russia before discussing free speech and how to defend it with Martha Bayles.

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Episode 159: Homogenous Academia and the Putin/Erdogan Bromance

Richard Aldous speaks with Dimitar Bechev about the relationship between Putin and Erdogan before inviting Samuel J. Abrams to discuss intellectual diversity (or lack of it) in modern higher education.

Episode 158: Therapy Culture and the Attack on Medvedev

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Karina Orlova about how the hit is in on Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, before discussing the “therapeutic university” with Frank Furedi.

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Episode 157: Macedonia’s Mess and Trump the Transatlanticist?

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Josef Joffe about the Trump administration’s relationship with Europe before discussing Macedonia’s ongoing political crisis with Chris Deliso.

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Episode 156: Europe, NATO, and Kremlinology

On this week’s episode our host, Richard Aldous, speaks with Andrew A. Michta about Europe and NATO in the age of Trump before hearing from Anton Barbashin about how better to understand the Kremlin.

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Episode 155: Orson Welles and How the Media Sees Trump

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Gabby Morrongiello about what it’s like to cover the Trump Administration before discussing Orson Welles with Colin Fleming.

Episode 154: Mosul, Iraq, Ukraine, and Trump

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Jonathan Spyer about his recent visit to Mosul before discussing how the Donald Trump presidency will affect Ukraine.

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Episode 153: Communists, Trump, and Clement Attlee

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with David Blankenhorn about Trump and American Communism before discussing the former British prime minister Clement Attlee with John Bew.

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Death of a Generation

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American Balkanization

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

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The much-criticized fighter jet program now appears to be a stealthy success story.

The French Will Be French

Emmanuel Macron has a large mandate on paper to push through far-reaching reforms in France, but the relatively low turnout and the threat of strikes and protests from unions opposed to what he campaigned on appear to be pushing him towards protectionism.

Power Play

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas’ electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down.

Obamacare Repeal

The Democratic line of attack against the law is powerful—but it also highlights Obamacare’s underperformance.

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