You do? Fantastic! I invite you to check out our “Political Beats” two-part look at the career of the Fab Four with Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review.
Gregg Easterbrook: It’s Better Than It Looks
Recently, while filling in for The Michael Koolidge Show, I had the opportunity to talk with Gregg Easterbrook about his new book, “It’s Better Than It Looks“. Here’s the audio:
Recent “Political Beats”
Kevin Madden joined us to talk Wilco.
Ellen Carmichael discussing Dire Straits.
Christian Schneider on Pixies.
Janus Interviews at CPAC
At CPAC 2018, I was able to conduct two interviews connected to the Janus v. AFSCME case now before the U.S. Supreme Court:
Recent Episodes of Political Beats
Here’s Eric Garcia of Roll Call discussing the career of AC/DC.
John J. Miller of National Review talks about The Police.
And Eli Lake of Bloomberg on Steely Dan.
Recent Episodes of Political Beats
Scot and Jeff talk to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about Beck.
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar with guest Jay Cost, author of A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Corruption, and contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, to discuss The Kinks.
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar with guest Dan McLaughlin, contributing columnist at National Review, attorney, and baseball fanatic. Dan’s Musical Pick: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar with guest Mark Hemingway, senior writer at The Weekly Standard. Mark’s Musical Pick: The Replacements.
Talking Dave Mattthews on “Political Beats”
Your hosts @ScotBertram and Jeff Blehar (@EsotericCD), with guest Robert Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post and moderator of Washington Week on PBS: follow him on Twitter at @CostaReports. We’re talking Dave Matthews Band!
Read more and listen to the podcast here.
Political Beats at NRO
It’s launch day for my new podcast at National Review Online. I’m incredibly excited to be joined by Jeff Blehar (@EsotericCD on Twitter) to host “Political Beats”. What is it? We talk about the musical passions of people who work in, comment on, or report on the world of politics. These will be in-depth discussions about some of the best music ever made. Available weekly. And the only politics discussed is when we get into the bio of our guest.
Week 1: Sean Trende from Real Clear Politics talking about Van Halen. We spent an hour on the subject, but easily could have gone another 60 minutes. We’re going to have fun. We’re going to talk about artists from the 60s through the 10s. We’re going to have guests from across the spectrum. Week 2 features Robert Costa.
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Play or Stitcher or TuneIn so you don’t miss a thing (no, not a sly Aerosmith reference). Big thanks to Charles C. W. Cookenfor the green light and John J. Miller for making the connection. It truly is mind-blowing to be a part of the National Review family in a small way.
Stay tuned — great stuff to come. Check it all out right here — and please subscribe to our feed!
Jason Riley: False Black Power?
I recently had the chance to talk to Jason Riley about his new book, “False Black Power?”. Jason is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and a commentator for Fox News.
In “False Black Power?”, he takes an honest look at why increased black political power has not paid off in the ways that civil rights leadership has promised. The key to black economic advancement today, he argues, is overcoming cultural handicaps, not attaining more political power.
Here’s the audio:
Brett Velicovich: Drone Warrior
I had the chance to talk this week with Brett Velicovich about his new book, “Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier’s Inside Account of the Hunt for America’s Most Dangerous Enemies“.
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