Conversations

A Democratic Wave Is Forming for 2018

Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report joins us on the podcast for his 2018 midterm election outlook.

Here’s what Cook wrote this week: “The prevailing winds could significantly change over the next year, but with the current dynamics in place, it would require a big event to cause a change in the political weather.”

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Preet Bharara on How to Flip a Witness

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Trump earlier this year, joins Chris Riback to discuss the unfolding Russia investigation and how special counsel Robert Muller might try to flip a witness.

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Those Hopey, Changey White House Years

New on the podcast: Obama speechwriter David Litt joins us for a conversation about his new book, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, A Speechwriter’s Memoir.

As President Obama’s go-to comedy writer, Litt took the lead on drafting the president’s speech for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. It’s a great conversation.

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The Storming of the Presidency

If you’re going to read one book on politics this summer vacation, it should be Devil’s Bargain – Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency.

Author Joshua Green joins Chris Riback on the latest episode of Political Wire Conversations.

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Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

That’s the provocative, timely, and somewhat scary question posed by one of America’s great authorities on international affairs: Harvard’s Graham Allison.

Allison is the author of the bestselling Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

He speaks to Chris Riback on the latest episode of Political Wire Conversations.

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A Conversation with Sidney Blumenthal

Sidney Blumenthal, a key adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton and the author of Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856, is our latest guest on Political Wire Conversations.

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A Conversation with Tom Walker (a.k.a. Jonathan Pie)

Chris Riback spoke with actor and comedian Tom Walker — more widely known as Johnathan Pie for his hilarious rants about the 2016 election — on the latest episode of Political Wire Conversations.

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Why Trump Will Lose Playing Putin’s Dangerous Game

Garry Kasparov, the Russian political activist and chess grandmaster, joins us on Political Wire Conversations for a discussion about Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and their very dangerous game.

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