Elise Jordan and Steve Schmidt
American politics is undergoing seismic changes that will alter the course of history. The hosts of Words Matter have served at the highest levels in government, politics and media. They are some of the most respected journalists and articulate defenders of personal freedom, individual liberty and the rule of law. Their broad experience in government and politics gives them a unique ability to explain recent events and place them in historic context. Together, with fellow journalists, elected officials, policy-makers and thought-leaders, they will analyze the week's news and get at the real truth behind all the distracting headlines. New episodes released Mondays. Produced and recorded out of The Hangar Studios, NYC.
The Show Goes On - Max Boot Interview
Washington Post Columnist Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. In his latest book, The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right, Max details his ideological journey from a “movement” conservative to a man without a party, beginning with his political coming-of-age as a young émigré from the Soviet Union, enthralled with the National Review and the conservative intellectual tradition of Russell Kirk and F. A. Hayek. Against this personal odyssey, Boot simultaneously traces the evolution of modern American conservatism, jump-started by Barry Goldwater’s canonicalThe Conscience of a Conservative, to the rise of Trumpism and its gradual corrosion of what was once the Republican Party.
Steve's Final Episode
Steve sits down withEliseandAdamin his first podcast interview since Howard Schultz announced on60Minutesthat he was "seriously considering" an independent bid forPresident of the United States.In 2019, a billionaire thinking about running for president is a topicof great consequence. As Steve himself has reminded usagainandagainover the last two years, these are extraordinarily dangerous times, andthe very future of our republic may hang in the balance. We believethat at this pivotal moment in our history, words do have power andthey do have consequences. Don't miss Steve's final appearance on thepodcast.
April Ryan - "Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House"
April Ryan is an award winning journalist, veteran White House Correspondent, and best selling author. And by reporting from inside the Trump White House, she’s come under fire. We talk to April about what it was like to cover the White House under Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama - and now how and why she’s come under attack by Donald Trump and his press office.
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