January 21, 2022: Timothy Snyder, Bari Weiss, Rep. Ritchie Torres
Guests: Timothy Snyder - Professor of History at Yale University and author; Bari Weiss - Editor of the newsletter Common Sense on Substack and host of the podcast Honestly; Rep. Ritchie Torres - Democratic Congressman representing New York's 15th district who at 25 years old, became NYC’s youngest elected official and the first Afro-Latino, LGBTQ Member of Congress.
January 28, 2022: Ira Glasser, Fiona Hill, Matt Welch
Guests: Ira Glasser – Former Executive Director of the ACLU; Fiona Hill – Former Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council specializing in Russian and European affairs and author of There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 20th Century; Matt Welch – Host of The Reason Roundtable podcast and co-host of The Fifth Column podcast.
February 4, 2022: Rep. Ro Khanna, Johann Hari, Katherine Mangu-Ward
Guests: Rep. Ro Khanna - Congressman representing CA's 17th district and author of the new book Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us; Johann Hari - Author of Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention — And How To Think Deeply Again; Katherine Mangu-Ward - Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine and co-host of "The Reason Roundtable" podcast.
February 11, 2022: Ricky Williams, Vivek Ramaswamy
Guests: Ricky Williams - Former NFL running back and entrepreneur and founder of sports-themed weed brand Highsman; Vivek Ramaswamy - Biotech Entrepreneur and author of Woke Inc: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam; Marianne Williamson - Political activist, Blogger for Substack's TRANSFORM with Marianne Williamson, and host of The Marianne Williamson Podcast.
February 18, 2022: Brooke Jenkins, John Avlon, Katrina Vanden Heuvel
Guests: Brooke Jenkins – Former San Francisco Assistant District Attorney; John Avlon – Senior Political Analyst and anchor for CNN and author of Lincoln and the Fight for Peace; Katrina Vanden Heuvel – Publisher of The Nation and Columnist for the Washington Post.
February 25, 2022: Ruben Gallego, Bret Stephens, Chloé Valdary
Guests: Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) – Democratic Congressman from Arizona and author of They Called Us “Lucky”: The Life and Afterlife of the Iraq War’s Hardest Hit Unit; Bret Stephens – New York Times Columnist; Chloé Valdary – Founder of Theory of Enchantment and host of the podcast The Heart Speaks with Chloé Valdary.
March 11, 2022: Kenneth Branagh, Frank Bruni, Batya Ungar-Sargon
Guests: Kenneth Branagh - Writer, director, and producer of the semi-autobiographical film Belfast, nominated for seven academy awards; Frank Bruni - Professor of Public Policy at Duke University and author of The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found; Batya Ungar-Sargon - Deputy Opinion Editor of Newsweek and author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy.
March 18, 2022: Ernest Moniz, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Max Brooks
Guests: Ernest Moniz – Former U.S. Secretary of Energy and CEO of Energy Futures Initiative; Kristen Soltis Anderson – Pollster and Founding Partner at Echelon Insights; Max Brooks – Senior Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a nonresident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, and host of Max Brooks Breaks Down on YouTube.
March 25, 2022: Julia Ioffe, John Heilemann, Sen. Jon Tester
Guests: Julia Ioffe – Russia expert and a Founding Partner & Washington Correspondent for the news site Puck; John Heilemann – Executive Editor of The Recount and Host & Executive Producers of Showtime’s “The Circus”; Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) – Democratic Senator from Montana.
April 1, 2022: Nicole Perlroth, Laura Coates, Andrew Yang
Guests: Nicole Perlroth – Former Lead Cyber Security Reporter for The New York Times and author of This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race; Laura Coates – CNN Senior Legal Analyst and author of JUST PURSUIT: A Black Prosecutors Fight for Fairness; Andrew Yang – Founder of the new political third party, Forward.
April 8, 2022: David Mamet, Nancy MacLean, David Leonhardt
Guests: David Mamet - Playwright and author of Recessional: The Death of Free Speech and the Cost of a Free Lunch; Nancy MacLean - Historian at Duke University and author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America; David Leonhardt - Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of the New York Times daily newsletter, The Morning.
April 22, 2022: Bob Odenkirk, Mary Katharine Ham, Caitlin Flanagan
Guests: Bob Odenkirk - star of Better Call Saul and author of the memoir, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama; Mary Katharine Ham - CNN Commentator and Senior Writer of The Federalist; Caitlin Flanagan - Staff writer at The Atlantic.
April 29, 2022: Fran Lebowitz, Ali Velshi, Doug Jones
Guests: Fran Lebowitz - Author and social commentator who is currently touring for "An Evening with Fran Lebowitz"; Ali Velshi - Host of MSNBC's morning show, Velshi; Doug Jones - Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Democratic Senator from Alabama.
May 6, 2022: Chloe Maxmin, Paul Begala, Michele Tafoya
Guests: Chloe Maxmin - Maine State Senator for District 13 and Co-Author of Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends On It; Paul Begala - Democratic strategist and CNN Political Contributor; Michele Tafoya - Former NBC Sports Reporter, blogger for Subtack's Michele Tafoya: Let’s Get Sane, and guest Co-Host for The View.
May 13, 2022: Rod Stewart, Ian Bremmer, Jane Harman
Guests: Rod Stewart – Legendary, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; Ian Bremmer – President of Eurasia Group and author of The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – And Our Response – Will Change The World; Jane Harman – Served for six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
May 20, 2022: Mark Esper, Donna Brazile, Adam Carolla
Guests: Mark Esper, former Secretary of Defense under President Trump and author of "A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times"; Donna Brazile, ABC News contributor and USA Today op-ed columnist; Adam Carolla, comedian and host of the podcast "The Adam Carolla Show" and New York Times bestselling author.
June 3, 2022: Eric Holder, Michael Shellenberger, Douglas Murray
Guests: Eric Holder - Former US Attorney General who is now Chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee; Michael Shellenberger - California Gubernatorial Candidate and author of San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities; Douglas Murray -Columnist for New York Post and The Sun, and author of The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Reason.
June 10, 2022: Dr. Cornel West, Kellyanne Conway, Josh Barro
Guests: Dr. Cornel West, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and contributor to The Guardian; Kellyanne Conway - former Senior Counselor to President Trump and author of the memoir, "Here's the Deal"; Josh Barro, host of the weekly podcast "Very Serious" and blogger for "Very Serious" on Substack.
June 17, 2022: Danny Strong, Krystal Ball, James Kirchick
Guests: Danny Strong – Emmy-winning writer and producer of the films Recount and Game Change; Krystal Ball – Co-host of the podcasts Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar and Krystal, Kyle & Friend; James Kirchick – Columnist for Tablet, writer-at-large for Airmail, and author of the book Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington.
June 24, 2022: Christine Emba, Andrew Sullivan, Katie Herzog
Guests: Christine Emba – Columnist for the Washington Post and author of Rethinking Sex: A Provocation; Andrew Sullivan – Blogger of The Weekly Dish on Substack and author of Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021; Katie Herzog – Co-host of the podcast "Blocked and Reported."
July 29, 2022: Chris Cuomo, John McWhorter, Sam Stein
Guests: Chris Cuomo – Host of the new podcast "The Chris Cuomo Project"; John McWhorter – Associate professor at Columbia University, New York Times newsletter opinion writer, and host of the podcast "Lexicon Valley"; Sam Stein – White House editor for Politico and MSNBC contributor.
August 5, 2022: David Duchovny, Matt Taibbi, Lis Smith
Guests: David Duchovny – Award-winning actor, director, musician, and author of The Reservoir: A Novella; Matt Taibbi – Author of “TK News” on Substack and host of the podcast, “Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper”; Lis Smith – Political strategist and author of Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story.
August 12, 2022: Ross Douthat, Rikki Schlott, Piers Morgan
Guests: Ross Douthat – New York Times columnist and author of The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery; Rikki Schlott – New York Post GenZ columnist, fellow of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, and co-host of "The Lost Debate" podcast; Piers Morgan – Host of TalkTV's "Piers Morgan Uncensored.''
August 19, 2022: B.J. Novak, Catherine Rampell, Noah Rothman
Guests: B.J. Novak – Actor, writer, and director of the new film Vengeance; Catherine Rampell – Op-ed columnist at the Washington Post and political and economic commentator for CNN; Noah Rothman – Associate editor for Commentary magazine and author of The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives' War on Fun.
August 26, 2022: John Waters, Amy Klobuchar, Rob Reiner
Guests: John Waters – Filmmaker, writer, and author of the new novel Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance; Amy Klobuchar – Senior Democratic Senator from Minnesota; Rob Reiner – Filmmaker, actor, and activist.
September 9, 2022: Wynton Marsalis, Scott Galloway, Matt Welch
Guests: Wynton Marsalis – Managing Artistic Director and co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center; Scott Galloway – Podcast host and author of Adrift: America in 100 Charts; Matt Welch – Editor-at-large for Reason magazine, and co-host of "The Fifth Column" podcast.
September 16, 2022: Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe, Jon Meacham
Guests: Trace Adkins – Multi-platinum-selling country music singer and songwriter who stars in Fox’s new series “Monarch”; Julia Ioffe – Founding partner and Washington correspondent for Puck; Jon Meacham – Pulitzer Prize-winning author.