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TAC Right Now
41 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
The Original Fake News
This week, Helen and Ryan speak to Donald Ritchie, author of the new book The Columnist: Leaks, Lies and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington, about the life of the legendary gossip. In the intro segment, immigration changes and the fall of Anthony Fauci.
54 minutes | May 30, 2021
Joe Biden Purges Public Architecture Commission
This week, we speak to Justin Shubow, president of the National Civic Art Society, about the White House's plan to purge him and several other appointees from the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts. In the intro segment, the voting patterns of millennials, and Ryan's new project to support anti-critical race theory school board candidates
56 minutes | May 24, 2021
Life in the Amazon Economy
This week, we speak to Alec MacGillis, a reporter at ProPublica and author of the new book, Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America, about how Amazon has transformed the American economy and workforce. In the intro segment, a woke pastor's ancestry debunked, and our project on big philanthropy.
61 minutes | May 17, 2021
The Return of Aimee Terese
The specter haunting the Twitter left, Aimee Terese, co-host of the What's Left podcast, joins your hosts to discuss how the left is a marketing division of the Democratic Party, how she was cancelled, and the therapeutic totalitarianism to come. In the intro, Caitlyn Jenner and Elise Stefanik's ascent to House leadership.
51 minutes | May 10, 2021
Trump's Facebook Ban and Liz Cheney's Exit
For this week's episode, New York Post reporter Juliegrace Brufke joins the pod to discuss Liz Cheney's likely exit from House GOP leadership. And in the second half, a debate about Trump's Facebook ban being maintained by their Oversight Board. For that we're joined by Patrick Hedger, VP at the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and Martin Avila, founder of RightForge.
47 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Recapping the Non-State of the Union
An early episode this week, as your hosts are joined by TAC senior reporter Curt Mills to recap President Joe Biden's address to a joint session of Congress. You'll also hear your hosts' picks for the worst SOTU response of all time, which Sen. Tim Scott's compares pretty favorably to. In the intro, unpacking the fake story about John Kerry snitching on the Israelis.
51 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Anthony Sabatini is Running for Congress
On this week's episode, your hosts talk to one of Trump's staunchest supporters in the Florida legislature on his new run for Congress. In the intro segment, the Chauvin verdict and the Post Office's surveillance program.
37 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
The Sackler Dynasty, with Patrick Radden Keefe
This week, investigative reporter Patrick Radden Keefe joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, which explores the roots of the opioid crisis. In the intro, your hosts talk David Chipman's nomination to head the ATF, and infrastructure.
58 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Steve McIntyre on the Ukraine Crisis
In this week's episode, Arthur talks to Steve McIntyre of the Climate Audit blog on the developing crisis in Ukraine, and why it's so dangerous. In the intro segment, your hosts dissect GaetzGate.
54 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Vaccine Passports and the Capitol Riot Prosecutions
This week your hosts have a double-header of interviews, starting with Julie Kelly from American Greatness, to talk about the ongoing prosecutions of people present at the January 6 riots. In the second half, Joe Grogan, former head of the White House Domestic Policy Council under Trump, to talk about the push for vaccine passports, and efforts to ban them.
55 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Sen. Rubio on Woke Capitalism and Family Policy
On this week's episode, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio joins the podcast to discuss his recent bout with Amazon, and some of the family support proposals making the rounds on the Hill. In the intro segment, the hosts discuss the spate of mass shootings and the cancellation of a Teen Vogue editor.
47 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
The Downfall of Andrew Cuomo
In this week's Right Now, Ryan talks to NY City Councilman Joe Borelli about Andrew Cuomo's recent troubles. In the intro segment, your hosts unpack the latest panic about anti-Asian racism, and what it's missing.
55 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Counting the Murder Tax
For this week's episode, Sean Kennedy of the Maryland Public Policy Institute, joins the hosts for a discussion of the costs of public disorder since last summer, costs which fall disproportionately on the poor. In the intro, Curt Mills tunes in to talk about the fall of the Republican senatorial old guard.
49 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Sen. Tom Cotton on Immigration, the Border Crisis, and China
Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican from Arkansas, joins the podcast for a conversation about border security, working-class prosperity, and China. In the intro segment, the hosts discuss the QAnon insurrection that failed to materialize last week, and the proposed Jan 6 commission.
57 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Our Man in Winston-Salem: John Meroney Talks Sen. Richard Burr
When a vacuum cleaner salesman gets involved in the spy game and winds up in over his head, that's Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana—or is it Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina? Journalist John Meroney joins the podcast to talk about his profile of Senator Burr in the latest TAC print issue. Also in this episode: Ryan's theory of "Covid Brain" and a new poll showing just how few Trump supporters believe in QAnon, or have even heard of it.
53 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
An Interview with Robert D. Kaplan, Plus the Ongoing Lincoln Project Revelations
On this week's episode, co-host Ryan Girdusky takes a well-deserved victory lap now that the story he broke about John Weaver's sexual harassment of young men while at the Lincoln Project has been widely publicized — even the New York Times couldn't ignore it. In the interview segment, famed reporter Robert D. Kaplan talks about his new biography of Bob Gersony, who he describes as "a character out of a Saul Bellow novel trapped in settings depicted by Joseph Conrad."
52 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
The Working Class in Charge, with Mark Robinson
Few members of the working class end up holding elected office of any kind. North Carolina's Lt. Governor Mark Robinson is the only one nationwide to hold a statewide office. Hear about his extraordinary rise to prominence and how the GOP can learn to appeal to the working class.
61 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
The Capitol Riot, plus the Pell Trial with Keith Windschuttle
This week's episode begins with two segments on the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday, first with TAC senior reporter Curt Mills, and second with editorial fellow Declan Leary, who was there. In the interview segment, we speak to Keith Windschuttle, editor-in-chief of Quadrant and author of a new book about the Pell trial.
62 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
Where the Nobel Peace Prize Went Wrong, with Marcus Nobel
Who were the worst Nobel Peace Prize awardees, recent and long-past? Marcus Nobel, President of United Earth and a member of the Nobel family, joins the host to talk about where the prize went wrong, and what could fix it. Plus, the COVID relief debate and the anniversary of John Lennon's murder.
54 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
The Ethiopian Crisis, with HIH Prince Ermias Selassie
Helen Andrews returns to TAC Right Now for a special interview with His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Selassie, grandson of the last reigning emperor and president of the Crown Council of Ethiopia, about the crisis there that, thankfully, appears to be winding down. In the intro, the flight from California and the COVID relief talks.
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