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Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw

Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw

Congressman Dan Crenshaw joins the world's leading experts for deep and insightful conversations about the most important issues facing us today.


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Inside Biden's Agenda on Day One

On this solo episode, Dan gives you the truth about the Biden Administration's day one agenda.

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The Truth About January 6th, with Trey Gowdy, Rep. Chip Roy, and UT Law's Steve Vladeck

For this special episode, we cover everything you need to know about what happened on January 6th. Trey Gowdy, Congressman Chip Roy, and UT Law Professor Steve Vladeck join Dan to explain what the vote was (and wasn't) really about, the lies you were told, and the constitutional arguments we heard from both sides.

Trey Gowdy is a former state and federal prosecutor, as well as the former U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th Congressional District. Follow Trey on Twitter at @TGowdySC.

Rep. Chip Roy is the Congressman for Texas' 21st Congressional District, a former prosecutor for the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, and former Chief of Staff for Senator Ted Cruz. Follow Chip on Twitter at @chiproytx.

Steve Vladeck holds the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law and is a nationally recognized expert on the federal courts, constitutional law, national security law, and military justice. Professor Vladeck has argued multiple cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and lower federal civilian and military courts. Follow Steve on Twitter at @steve_vladeck.

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Barstool's President on Unjust Lockdowns and Building an Empire, with Dave Portnoy

Dave Portnoy, the founder and president of Barstool Sports, joins Dan to talk about why he's raising millions of dollars to support small businesses that have been hurt by the lockdowns, and share the story of his long journey to turn Barstool from a 4 page local Boston newspaper into the media empire we know today.

Follow Dave on Twitter at @stoolpresidente.

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What Do We Do About Tech Censorship? with Canyon Brimhall

How do we get big tech companies like Twitter to abide by the spirit of the 1st Amendment, or at least moderate their users' content by a set of clear and definable standards? Canyon Brimhall joins us for the free market answer to this question, in the third episode of our series on big tech, free speech, and Section 230.

Canyon Brimhall is a Federal Government Affairs Manager at R Street, a public policy research organization whose mission is to engage in research and outreach that promotes free speech and limited, effective government. He works with the Technology & Innovation and National Security & Cybersecurity teams to promote pragmatic free-market policy solutions to complex technological issues. Follow him on Twitter at @canyonbrimhall.

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Winning the 5G War, and What To Do About Section 230, with Brendan Carr

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr joins us to talk about the awesome potential of the 5G Network (it goes way beyond your cell phone), outcompeting China and Huawei, bringing internet coverage to rural America, and the FCC's role in protecting free speech from big tech overreach.

Brendan Carr was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump, and he was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in 2017. In 2019, Carr was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve a new, five-year term. He previously served as General Counsel of the FCC. Follow him on Twitter at @BrendanCarrFCC.

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Big Tech, Activist Media & The Monopoly of Speech, with David Harsanyi

National Review's David Harsanyi returns for the first in a series of episodes with experts on the debate over internet regulation, reforming Section 230, and how big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter use their power to censor speech and amplify progressive agendas.

David Harsanyi is a senior writer for National Review and a former senior editor at The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @davidharsanyi.

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The Economics of Inequality, with Dr. John Cochrane

Dr. John Cochrane joins us for a look at the tradeoffs, incentives, and unintended consequences which result from the progressive economic policies championed by Democrat leaders like AOC and Bernie.

Dr. Cochrane is the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an adjunct scholar of the CATO Institute. Check out his blog "The Grumpy Economist" and follow him on Twitter at @JohnHCochrane.

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Parasitic Minds, Honey Badgers, & Sneaky Breeders, with Dr. Gad Saad

Dr. Gad Saad joins us for a lively discussion about the psychological roots of woke progressivism, how to become antifragile, and many more fascinating insights into human behavior.

Dr. Gad Saad is an Evolutionary Behavioral Scientist, Professor of Marketing at Concordia University, host of The Saad Truth, and author of "The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense." Follow him on Twitter at @GadSaad.

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Racing for the Blue, with Kyle Weatherman

For Thanksgiving break, we're taking a break from policy discussions for a special episode with NASCAR racer Kyle Weatherman. Kyle joins us to talk about supporting our first responders with his #BackTheBlue Chevy Camaro, the politicization of sports, and what it takes to race for NASCAR.

Follow Kyle on Twitter at @KyleWeatherman.

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Gratitude: A Message on Thanksgiving

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Why the Polling Failed (Again), with Kristen Soltis Anderson

Kristen Soltis Anderson returns! The conservative pollster and commentator shares everything you need to know about polling in 2020. How it works, what went wrong, and where pollsters should go from here. SPOILER ALERT: Dan reviews the new Star Wars - Disney ride.

Kristen Soltis Anderson is the co-founder of Echelon Insights, host of SiriusXM's "The Trendline" and author of "The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)." Follow her on Twitter at @KSoltisAnderson.

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Stop the Chaos - Fix Our Election System, with Hans von Spakovsky

Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky returns to examine the systemic failures which led to the election chaos we are currently witnessing - and what needs to be done to restore the integrity of future elections.

Hans von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation?s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Follow Hans on Twitter at @HvonSpakovsky.

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How to Avoid Chaos & Make Elections Work, with Hans von Spakovsky (Repost)

This episode originally aired on June 1, 2020 - but the conversation could not be more relevant today. Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation's Election Law Reform Initiative, joined us to examine how the radical Democrat reforms like universal mail-in voting threaten the integrity of our elections.

Hans von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation?s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Follow Hans on Twitter at @HvonSpakovsky.

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The Politics of Victimhood, with Dr. Shelby Steele

Dr. Shelby Steele, acclaimed scholar of race relations and senior fellow at Hoover Institution, joins us to examine how America's past sins are exploited by today's leftists to manipulate and disempower the minority communities which they purport to serve.

Dr. Shelby Steele is a bestselling author, columnist, and documentary filmmaker. He is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, where he specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action.

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How Nations Flourish - The Conservative Path to Prosperity, with Dr. Yuval Levin

Dr. Yuval Levin joins us to examine how American politics drift towards leftism is fundamentally transforming the way institutions shape our culture, and why conservatism is the only governing philosphy that leads to a nation where everyone can live and flourish.

Dr. Yuval Levin is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He also holds the Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Public Policy. The founding and current editor of National Affairs, he is also a senior editor of The New Atlantis and a contributing editor to National Review.

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Wokeism, Culture Wars & the Rise of a Post-Christian Western Society, with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at Hoover Institution, author, and humanitarian fighting to end the harmful traditional practices which shame, hurt, or kill thousands of women and girls in the United States each year. She joins us for a conversation about wokeism, the culture wars, and how the left is redefining truth and morality to make a post-Christian western society.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the founder of The AHA Foundation - an organization dedicated to ending female genital mutilation, honor violence and forced marriages. Follow her on Twitter at @Ayaan.

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A More Sensible Approach to Fixing Health Care, Dr. Avik Roy

Dr. Avik Roy returns for a conversation about market-driven solutions to creating affordable and accessible health care coverage for all Americans. As the national conversation continues shifting towards one-size-fits all single payer systems, Dr. Roy shows us how we can provide low-cost, high-quality coverage without destroying the foundations which make this the most innovative health care system in the world.

Dr. Avik Roy is the co-founder of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity ? a non-partisan organization dedicated to considering the impact of public policies and proposed reforms on Americans with incomes or wealth below the U.S. median. He is the author of How Medicaid Fails the Poor, and Affordable Health Care for Every Generation: A Patient-Centered Plan for Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency. He is a senior advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center, serves on the advisory board of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and co-chaired the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy?Taskforce. He is also the policy editor at Forbes. Follow him on Twitter at @Avik.

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Innovating the Future: The Next Frontiers In Clean Energy, Vaccines, and Agriculture, with Rice University's Dr. Yousif Shamoo

Dr. Yousif Shamoo joins us for a conversation about Rice University's cutting edge innovation in everything that has an enormous impact on your life. Rice is leading the way in the research and development of next generation clean carbon technology, vaccines and antibiotics, and agricultural production that uses less land to feed more people. Dr. Shamoo takes us on a tour of a future brought to you by the world's leading scientists - all located within Houston, TX.

Dr. Yousif Shamoo has served as Vice Provost of Research at Rice University since 2014. He was appointed Professor of BioSciences in 2012, and first joined the Rice University faculty in 1998. He served as Rice?s Director of the Institute of BioSciences and Bioengineering from 2008-2014, leading the coordination of interdisciplinary research among Rice faculty. He received his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University in 1988.

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The Historian Teaching Your Kids to Hate America: The Truth About Howard Zinn, with Dr. Mary Grabar

You may have never heard of him, but no historian has had a greater influence on modern America than Howard Zinn. His most popular work, A Peoples History of the United States, was brought into the cultural mainstream with Matt Damon's Oscar winning 1997 film Good Will Hunting. The book is a precursor to the 1619 Project - tracing the roots of America's sins and inequities to Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage and the rise of capitalism.

So for Columbus Day Weekend we invited Dr. Mary Grabar, a historian and author of "Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned A Generation Against America", to join us for an objective look at Zinn's perspective on American history, his motivations for attacking the USA and capitalism, and the ramifications of his influence on generations of academia.

Dr. Mary Grabar is an author and a resident fellow at the The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. She is also the founder of the Dissident Prof Education Project. Follow her on Twitter at @MaryGrabar.

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"How Many Seniors?" Steven Crowder on the Michigan Rally to Demand Accountability

Steven Crowder joins us to discuss the rally he's leading on Friday, October 2 outside the Michigan state capitol to pressure Gov. Gretchen Whitmer into releasing the data on the state's nursing home deaths. The COVID-19 death toll in all categories of long-term care facilities in Michigan remains a mystery. Although the state has reportedly been collecting data on coronavirus deaths since May 29, Michigan has not reported all of its data as other states have. Steven talks about this and much more, including how to grow the perfect cherry, making it in comedy, and the time he may have saved Ben Shapiro's life.

Steven Crowder is the host of Louder With Crowder and the Change My Mind series. Follow him on Twitter at @scrowder.

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How Direct Primary Care Could Change The World of Health Care, with Dr. Glenn Davis, Dr. Geetinder Goyal, & Dr. Avik Roy

For this special episode, Dan is highlighting a new bill he just introduced called the "Direct Primary Care for America Act." Over the past few years the concept of direct primary care has been adopted by doctors all across America with lots of success. The idea is simple: you should have an affordable monthly fee for a primary-care doctor, without extra charges for visits and without third-party insurance. You can find a doctor near you by simply going to a website and typing in your ZIP code. This new model makes health care costs more transparent and affordable, and strengthens the doctor-patient relationship.

Joining us to discuss direct primary care are two doctors who have actually implemented the model in their practices - Dr. Glenn Davis and Dr. Geetinder Goyal - along with a returning guest and health care expert - Dr. Avik Roy.

Visit my website to learn more about my new bill and stay tuned for exciting developments in what could become the future of American health care.

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Modern Battlegrounds: Defending America Against Threats of the 21st Century, with H.R. McMaster

H.R. McMaster, retired Army Lieutenant General and former National Security Advisor, joins us for a look into the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States today. What does America gain by maintaining a military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan? How do we handle the escalating tensions with Russia and China? General McMaster brings decades of experience on the geopolitical stage to answer these questions and much more.

General McMaster is the author of the just released "Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World." He served in Cold War Europe and led the Eagle Troop of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment during the first Gulf War. In 2004, he led the 3rd Armored Calvary in Tal Afar, Iraq, where he pioneered a new counter insurgency strategy. From February 2017 to April 2018, General McMaster served as National Security Advisor to the President. Follow him on Twitter at @LTGHRMcMaster.

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Putting out the Left?s Fires on Forest Management, with Congressman Greg Walden

Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon?s Second Congressional District joins us to talk about the real benefits of forest management to reduce the size, intensity, and carbon emissions from wildfires in the West. What are the left?s arguments against forest management? How have radical Democrat environmental policies disrupted a healthy forest ecosystem? What laws do we need to change to fix the failed forest policies that have led to disastrous forest fires?

Congressman Greg Walden represents Oregon?s Second Congressional District. He is the Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over health care, energy, environment, and telecommunications policy.

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The Creator of 'Dilbert' on Wildfires, Pandemics, & Antifa - with Scott Adams

For the 100th episode of Hold These Truths - Scott Adams returns! From the California wildfires to the pandemic response to the psychological motivations behind Antifa, Scott brings us his unique perspective on the events dominating America today.

Scott Adams is a cartoonist and creator of "Dilbert", writer, and certified hypnotist. He is the host of the podcast "Coffee with Scott Adams" and the best-selling author of books including Win Bigly, Loserthink, and How to Fail at Almost Everything And Still Win Big. Follow him on Twitter at @ScottAdamsSays.

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Chronicling the Riots, Looting, and Violence Across America, with Michael Tracey

Roving journalist Michael Tracey joins us to discuss what he observed on his two month journey documenting the civil unrest across America. From Seattle to Philadelphia, with dozens of small and large cities in-between, Michael saw firsthand what's really motivating the riots, looting, and violence which has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of countless innocent Americans.

Michael Tracey is an independent journalist with articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Federalist, and numerous other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @mtracey.

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A More Sensible Approach to Future Pandemics, with Dr. Avik Roy

Dr. Avik Roy joins us for a pragmatic look at America?s approach to the COVID-19 response thus far and how it compares to other countries which fared better or worse than us. From lockdowns to school re-openings, there is much we can learn from the past eight months to better prepare ourselves for the future.

Dr. Avik Roy is the co-founder of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity ? a non-partisan organization dedicated to considering the impact of public policies and proposed reforms on Americans with incomes or wealth below the U.S. median. He is the author of How Medicaid Fails the Poor, and Affordable Health Care for Every Generation: A Patient-Centered Plan for Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency. He is a senior advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center, serves on the advisory board of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and co-chaired the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy?Taskforce. He is also the policy editor at Forbes. Follow him on Twitter at @Avik.

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Climate Fatalism: How Green New Deal Policies Hurt the Planet & the Poor, with Dr. Bjorn Lomborg

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg joins us to continue the conversation on rational environmentalism which we left off with Michael Shellenberger. What are the second order effects of climate change policies, like the ones we find in the Green New Deal, on poor communities and developing countries? How do these policies - counterintuitively - actually hurt the environment more than doing nothing? And what are the 21st century solutions humanity should pursue to propel everybody into safer, cleaner societies?

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School. The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think-tank that researches the smartest ways to do good. For this work, Lomborg was named one of TIME magazine?s 100 most influential people in the world. His most recent book is "False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet." Follow Dr. Lomborg on Twitter at @BjornLomborg.

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Darwinism, Immortality & the Fourth Frontier: The Next Step in Human Evolution, with Dr. Bret Weinstein

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Bret Weinstein returns to explore the latest developments in gene splicing, stem cells, lifespan extension, the search for extraterrestrial civilizations, and the next (and perhaps final) step in human evolution - the Fourth Frontier.

Dr. Bret Weinstein is host of the DarkHorse Podcast and a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Follow him on Twitter at @BretWeinstein.

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Repeating the Mistakes of The Great Society, with Amity Shlaes

Historian Amity Shlaes joins us for a new look at the origins and aftermath of LBJ's Great Society ? the massive federal poverty-reduction programs of the 1960's. The debates in that era were the same debates today: socialism vs capitalism, public-sector vs private-sector, victimhood vs self-empowerment. And the cost of these programs led to devastating outcomes which are still unfolding to this day.

Amity Shlaes? most recent book is Great Society: A New History. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, The Forgotten Man/Graphic, Coolidge, and The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy. Miss Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and the Manhattan Institute's Hayek Book Prize, and serves as a scholar at the King's College. A former member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board, Miss Shlaes published a weekly syndicated column for more than a decade, appearing first in the Financial Times, then in Bloomberg. Follow her on Twitter at @AmityShlaes.

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Lessons on Leadership, Persuasion, & Happiness, with Dr. Arthur Brooks

Dr. Arthur Brooks is one of the world's most preeminent researchers on the topics of government, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. He joins us to talk about leadership principles that every aspiring politician needs to know, and how to use storytelling to craft a more persuasive argument for your opponent.

Dr. Arthur C. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July of 2019, he served for ten years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world?s leading think tanks. He is the author of eleven books, including the bestselling "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt." Follow him on Twitter at @arthurbrooks.

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Rational Environmentalism: The Truth About Renewables and Every Other Alarming Myth, with Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger is an environmental activist, TIME?s Hero of the Environment, an advisor to the U.N.?s Panel on Climate Change, and author of the new book "Apocalypse Never: How Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All." He joins us for an honest conversation about the devastating impact that wind and solar energy infrastructure is having on Earth's ecology, the sources of energy we can safely and efficiently utilize, and facts vs fiction behind everything from the rise in extreme weather events to plastics pollution. Follow Michael on Twitter at @ShellenbergerMD.

Episode Timeline:

1:50   Recent Testimony at the Committee on the Climate Crisis

8:00   Climate Fatalism and the Myth We?re All Going to Die in 12 Years

21:00 Climate Change Collusion + Backroom deals

32:00 Is Solar That Great?

42:00 California and the Grid 101

1:02:00 What about Wind?

1:13:00 Nuclear Proliferation

1:23:00 Why do People Hate Nuclear?

1:33:00 Extreme Weather Events

1:47:00: Plastic Straws and Plastic Waste

1:56:00 Recycling

1:58:00 Farting Cows and Meat Eating

2:04:00 Final Thoughts 

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Gun Rights Are Women's Rights, with Antonia Okafor

Antonia Okafor is a Second Amendment advocate and the Founder of EMPOWERED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, training, and equipping young women in the use of firearms for protection on college campuses. She joined us to talk about the practical reasons why young women should arm themselves, gun ownership in minority communities, and what's behind the skyrocketing demand for firearms since the rise of COVID-19.

Antonia was the Southwest Regional Director for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus and was instrumental in the passage and implementation of Texas? 2015 ?campus carry? law. Read her NY Times oped "Why I Bring My Gun to School" here. Follow Antonia on Twitter at @antonia_okafor.

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Making a Better Argument for Conservatism, with T.W. Shannon

T.W. Shannon is the first African-American, and youngest person ever, to serve as the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He joins us to share what he's learned about debate and persuasion after years spent fighting in the political arena. How can Republicans do a better job at articulating why capitalism and conservative principles are the solution? What's the message we should be making to communities which believe they are systemically oppressed? T.W. answers these questions and much more.

T.W. Shannon was elected Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2013. Today he serves as the President and CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank and the State Highway Commissioner for Central Oklahoma. He was previously a Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics (where he first met Dan). Follow him on Twitter at @TWShannon.

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How the Media Spinned a Pandemic, with Rich Lowry

Rich Lowry returns to examine the mainstream media's manipulative (and often absurd) coverage of the pandemic. From propagating lies about the Trump Administration's national strategy to praising Gov. Cuomo while vilifying Gov. Abbott, there is one very obvious end goal to all of this toxic spin. Rich shares his reporting to uncover the truth and what all of this means for the future of our country.

Rich Lowry began his career as a research assistant for Charles Krauthammer. In 1997 he was selected by William F. Buckley to lead National Review. He is the author of Lincoln Unbound, The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free, and Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years ? a New York Times bestseller. Follow him on Twitter at @RichLowry.

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Is Being Yourself Good Enough? with Allie Beth Stuckey

Allie Beth Stuckey joins us for a conversation about her new book, "You're Not Enough (And That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love." One of the most ubiquitous tenets of modern culture - preached by Instagram influencers and self-help gurus alike - is that the key to happiness is within you. All you have to do is find it. But is this quest to love yourself more actually making you miserable? Allie examines how trendy narcissism is harming individuals and society, and what we can do to overcome the trap of self-love.

Allie Beth Stuckey is host of the Blaze Media podcast Relatable, where she tackles theological, cultural and political issues from a conservative, Reformed perspective. Stuckey speaks to college students, Republican organizations, Christian ministries, and businesses across the country about the importance of biblical and conservative values. She also offers frequent commentary on Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @conservmillen.

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Is Nationalism Really a Bad Word? with Rich Lowry

Rich Lowry, Editor-in-Chief of National Review, joins us for a conversation about the past, present, and future of American culture. What's happening to the American identity? How do we go from reasonable protests against police brutality to the firebombing of a courthouse every night? Why is a very small contingent of the political left able to wield their intolerance to dominate and coerce American society? Rich answers these questions and much more.

Rich Lowry began his career as a research assistant for Charles Krauthammer. In 1997 he was selected by William F. Buckley to lead National Review. He is the author of Lincoln Unbound, The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free, and Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years ? a New York Times bestseller. Follow him on Twitter at @RichLowry.

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Facts Not Fear: What Doctors Are Learning on the Front Lines of COVID-19, with Dr. Reynolds Delgado, III

Dr. Reynolds Delgado, III, is a cardiologist specializing in heart failure and heart transplantation at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center/Texas Heart Institute. He joins us for a conversation about what doctors like himself are learning as they treat patients on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Delgado has been a Basic Science Researcher in Heart Failure at the Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, and The University of Texas Houston Medical School since 1997, and has held the position of Medical Director of Mechanical Support Devices in Heart Failure at the Texas Heart Institute since 2003. His academic appointments include clinical assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and UT Health Science Center, Houston. He participates on numerous advisory boards, Including Thoratec Corporation, Medtronic Corporation, and Boston Scientific Corporation, and has been on the Medical Education Committee at Texas Heart Institute since 2004. He is also a long-standing research collaborator with NASA Johnson Space Center Human Space Flight Physiology Laboratory.

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Are There Any Liberals Left? How the Cult of Campus Progressivism is Taking Over America, with Dr. Bret Weinstein

Biologist, evolutionary theorist, and member of the "Intellectual Dark Web" Dr. Bret Weinstein joins us for a conversation about cancel culture, politics, and his experience as a professor at Evergreen State College when he was one of the first people to be targeted for "cancellation" by radical progressives. Dr. Weinstein's research on human evolution gives us important insights into the impulses that motivate humans to join mobs and embrace chaos like what we see unfolding across America today - and which began on campuses like Evergreen just a few short years ago.

Dr. Bret Weinstein is host of the DarkHorse Podcast and a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Follow him on Twitter at @BretWeinstein.

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Defund, Dismantle, Destroy: Inside the Democrats' Radical New Playbook

Abolish the police. Take over free markets. End the Electoral College. Destroy our health care system. It's been a long time since Democrat leaders were this far apart from their Republican colleagues in either political or cultural perspectives. On this solo episode, Dan expands on his recent thoughts about the differences between the two parties policies, and what it all means for the future of America.

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Antifa Unmasked: The Ideology and Tactics of Modern American Extremists, with Andy Ngo

Journalist Andy Ngo joins us for an inside look at the chaos unfolding in Portland, OR from the perspective of Antifa. Andy has been investigating Antifa since early on in the extremist group's history. He frequently works undercover - and has been assaulted and injured multiple times by the violent extremists. For the past two months, Andy and his colleagues have risked their lives to document the widespread burning, looting, and violence being perpetrated by the notorious anarcho-communist movement. While you're listening to this episode, visit Andy Ngo's twitter @MrAndyNgo to witness the shocking examples of what Antifa is getting away with on the streets of Portland and other major cities.

Andy Ngo is the Editor-at-Large of The Post Millenial and author of the forthcoming book "Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy."

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Anarchists, "Storm Troopers" & Aliens: Protecting the Homeland from Antifa's Reign of Chaos, with Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security

Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf joins us for an inside look at his department?s operations to enforce and (in the case of Portland, OR) restore the law across America. For weeks, the federal courthouse in Portland has been the target of escalating attacks by anarchists, criminals, and opportunists. Local and state officials have given these radicals free reign to attack the courthouse and federal officers with fireworks, molotov cocktails, high-powered lasers, and more tools of destruction.

So how is Homeland Security protecting the courthouse? What's the truth behind the federal officers who Speaker Pelosi calls "storm troopers"? What's the current state of our southern border in the age of pandemic? And with the UFO bombshells coming out of the Pentagon, Dan obviously has to ask what Homeland Security is doing to protect us from aliens.

Chad F. Wolf was designated as the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security by President Donald J. Trump and was also confirmed as the first Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY). Previously, he served as the Acting Under Secretary. As the senior official for PLCY, Mr. Wolf leads the Department?s policymaking process to develop and coordinate strategies and policies that advance the homeland security mission and protect the American public. Follow him on Twitter at @DHS_Wolf.

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Leaving the Left: A Soldier's Awakening in American Politics, with Rob Smith

Veteran and political commentator Rob Smith joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about identity politics, the culture war, "road trips" across Iraq, and how the far left's takeover of the Democratic Party made him question his own liberal views - ultimately leading him to become a strong voice for the conservative movement.

Rob Smith is the author of the just released book, ?Always a Soldier: Service, Sacrifice, and Coming Out as America?s Favorite Black, Gay Republican.? Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @robsmithonline.

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Disintegrating America: How the Left is Erasing Our Philosophy, Culture & History, with Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro joins us to talk about his very prescient new book "How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps." Ben defines the chaos unfolding in America today as a split between distintegrationists and unionists. So who are the disintegrationists? And what do they gain by stoking the tribalism, outrage, cancel culture, and invented inequalities which is taking over America?

Ben is the Editor Emeritus of the Daily Wire, host of "The Ben Shapiro Show? podcast and syndicated radio, author of #1 NYT bestseller "The Right Side of History." Follow him on Twitter at @benshapiro.

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Leaks, Dossiers, and Unmasking - with Ambassador Rick Grenell

Ambassador Rick Grenell, former Acting Director of National Intelligence, joins us for an inside look at leaks, dossiers, and unmasking since President Trump's election. Ambassador Grenell gives us a clear look inside a murky world as he discusses Russia's covert operations, the truth about the Steele Dossier, the Obama adminstration's investigations against President-elect Trump, and how Rep. Adam Schiff leaks and withholds classified information for political gain.

Ambassador Rick Grenell is currently the Special Presidential Envoy to Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2018 to 2020 and for three critical months he served as the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardGrenell.

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Made In America: The Redemption and Triumph of Mike Lindell

Mike Lindell spent decades nurturing an addiction to cocaine, cheated death dozens of times, won and lost fortunes gambling, and decimated his 20-year marriage because of drugs. Along the way he started multiple businesses, and invented a new kind of pillow which he struggled to generate interest in.

Then one night in 2009, after Mike hadn?t slept for two weeks, his own drug dealers staged an intervention for him. What happened next is one of the great American stories of redemption and triumph. Mike joins us to tell the tale - and give advice for anyone who ever feels like all hope is lost.

Mike Lindell is the inventor and CEO of MyPillow, Inc. and the author of "What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO." Follow Mike on Twitter at @realMikeLindell.

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Saudi Arabia: Desert Diplomacy After 9/11, the Seeds of Terror, and the Looming Threat of China, with Ambassador Robert Jordan

One month after 9/11, Robert Jordan took the job of United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia ? the country where 15 of the 19 hijackers called home. From the roots of Sunni extremism to the internal conflict in the days after 9/11, Robert gives us an inside look at the greatest power player in the Middle East and one of America?s most complicated alliances. What do U.S.-Saudi relations look like today, with China and Russia asserting more power in the region, the escalating threats from Iran, and the new dynamics of the war on terror?

Robert Jordan is diplomat in residence and adjunct professor of political science in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001-2003. He was a partner in the international law firm Baker Botts L.L.P. for many years and headed the firm?s Middle East practice based in Dubai. He is the author of ?Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11.?

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America Begins: The Origins and Meaning of Our Declaration of Independence, with Dr. Danielle Allen

For this very special 4th of July episode, Dr. Danielle Allen returns to explore the history, meaning, and philosophical foundations of the Declaration of Independence. What did the Founding Fathers mean by the words, "We hold these truths to be self evident..."? In what ways did they weave the concept of equality into this founding document? How should we deal with the hypocrisy of Jefferson and others who pledged their lives to the words "all men are created equal" while at the same time enslaving people? What's the difference between our political constitution and our social constitution, and how are they aligned in America today?

Dr. Danielle Allen is the author of "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality." She is also the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, Director of Harvard?s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the principle investigator for the Democratic Knowledge Project. Follow her on Twitter at @dsallentess.

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The mob vs the miracle: will Western civilization survive? with Jonah Goldberg

Is western civilization in decline? Author and political commentator Jonah Goldberg joins us for a conversation about his book "Suicide of the West" - an exploration of the history and founding principles which gave us the miracle that we call America. The progressive left has spent decades stoking tribalism and identity politics to tear that miracle apart, erase history, and remake civilization. Do the events of the past few months mean their efforts are succeeding?

Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute, is editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, and hosts the podcast ?The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg.? Follow Jonah on Twitter at @JonahDispatch.

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Rising Up in America, with Secretary Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, joins us to talk about lessons learned overcoming the barriers he's encountered on his remarkable journey, and the implications of the left's victimhood narrative on American policies and culture. Dr. Carson went from spending much of his childhood in poverty, written off by teachers as a below average student, to becoming one of the world's top brain surgeons, and now he leads the Trump administration's efforts to combat the inequities facing today's inner cities. Follow Dr. Carson on Twitter at @SecretaryCarson.

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Ride Along: Reality on the Thin Blue Line, with Officer Joe Gamaldi

As the House prepares to vote on the Democrats? police reform bill and Senate Democrats blocked Senator Tim Scott?s police reform bill from even being consider, it?s a good time to get the law enforcement perspective on these proposals from an actual police officer.

Joining us is Joe Gamaldi, the President of Houston Police Officers? Union, Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police, and an active member of the Houston Police Department. Officer Gamaldi still patrols the streets and knows exactly what our cops face up against every day and as the President of the HPOU has his finger on the pulse of the larger force.

Officer Gamaldi served three years in the NYPD before coming to Houston in 2008. He?s been President of Houston Police Officers? Union since 2017 and National Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police since 2019. Follow Officer Gamaldi on Twitter at @JoeGamaldi.

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