Podcasts

The Power Line Show, Episode 15: We Interview Scott Walker

Featured image Thursday evening, Scott Walker addressed the Freedom Club’s annual dinner in Minnesota. Governor Walker made time between photos and the dinner for a Power Line interview. It is posted below. But first, how was his speech? It was terrific. I have wondered whether Walker would be dynamic enough to succeed on the national stage. His low-key style has served him well in Wisconsin, but would he be able to inspire »

The Power Line Show, Episode 14: The Presidential Race

Featured image Last night, three of the PL crew (John, Paul and Steve) got together for a review of the presidential race as it currently stands. A principal topic was Hillary Clinton’s bizarre rollout, complete with her incognito Chipotle appearance, “common man” meetings with Democratic Party officials, parking the “Scooby” van in a handicapped space, and more. Compared to that, Marco Rubio’s launch was seamless. We talked about a number of the »

The Power Line Show: Episode 13, With John Yoo

Featured image The whole PL gang assembled this afternoon to tape Episode 13 of the Power Line Show. We talked about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the controversy that has followed its passage. Law Professor John Yoo of Berkeley joined us for an extensive discussion of the legal issues relating to RFRA–and, trust me, the conversation is entertaining as well as informative. We went on to discuss the insanity surrounding Memories »

The Power Line Show: Episode 12, with Marco Rubio

Featured image Steve, Paul and I got together yesterday afternoon to record Episode 12 of the Power Line Show. Foreign affairs dominated in the form of Iran and the election in Israel, but we also talked about the Republicans’ need to coordinate on the budget and wrapped with conversation about the 2016 GOP presidential field. The show is highlighted by an interview with Senator Marco Rubio, who explained his reasons for signing »

The Power Line Show, Episode 11: The News of the Day

Featured image Scott, Paul and I got together this afternoon for Episode 11 of the Power Line Show. We talked about the news of the day, including: Is Hillary finished? Did the Obama administration target Robert Menendez to get even with him for not toeing Obama’s foreign policy line? And what will the Supreme Court do with King v. Burwell? Tune in to the Power Line Show for in-depth analysis of the »

The Power Line Show, Episode 10: Bill Bennett and Robert White on Marijuana

Featured image Steve, Paul and I got together this afternoon for Episode 10 of the Power Line Show. Our guests were Bill Bennett and Robert White, authors of Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America. We conservatives have become somewhat shell-shocked on the social issues, but do we really have to accept the health disaster that is legal marijuana? An average IQ loss of eight points, according »

The Power Line Show, Episode 9: Jay Cost on Political Corruption

Featured image The gang assembled to tape Episode 9 of the Power Line Show this afternoon. I couldn’t make it, but Steve, Paul and Scott all turned up. Their guest was Jay Cost, author of A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption. They finished out the show by discussing the news of the day, including the Brian Williams fiasco, with a fond recollection of Dan Rather, »

The Power Line Show, Episode 8: Exploring Contemporary Conservative Political Philosophy

Featured image This afternoon we recorded an extraordinary edition of the Power Line Show: Steve Hayward and Scott Johnson talking about two of the towering conservative intellects of their generation, Harry Jaffa and Walter Berns, life-long allies and antagonists who died on the same day earlier this month. Steve studied under Jaffa (who was a pupil of Leo Strauss) and later was a colleague of Berns; Scott is a long-time student of »

The Power Line Show, Episode 7: Claire Berlinski Reporting From Paris

Featured image Journalist and novelist Claire Berlinski was a witness to the Charlie Hebdo attack and has followed subsequent events from her home in Paris. We caught up with her an hour or two ago to get her impressions of the last few days, and what they will mean for French society, law enforcement and anti-terror efforts. The conversation is lively, and the news is up to the minute. Simply tap above »

The Power Line Show: Episode 6

Featured image Last night, a partial Power Line crew–Steve and I–got together to talk over the news of the day. We picked up where Scott’s explosive interview with Sharyl Attkisson left off, and went on to talk about the rebellion that wasn’t in the House of Representatives, what really happened to Harry Reid, and Power Line’s first ever Kirby Delauter Award. This is a relatively short podcast since we released the Attkisson »

We Interview Sharyl Attkisson, She Has Bombshell Announcement: New Lawsuits Against Obama Administration

Featured image Today we interviewed Sharyl Attkisson, author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington. It was a great interview, conducted by Scott. Ms. Attkisson is very impressive. The interview focused on the intrusions into Attkisson’s computers which have now been analyzed by three independent security experts. There are strong indications that Attkisson’s computers (and, through them, CBS’s computer system) were illegally »

Power Line Show Episode 4: Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!

Featured image This afternoon Steve, Paul and I got together to bid farewell to 2014 and usher in the new year. We talked about some of the major news stories of the past twelve months, and made bold predictions for 2015 (in my case, the demise of Obamacare). I think you will find the show entertaining. You can play it right here: Or you can click here to download Episode 4 and »

The Power Line Show: Episode 3, With Bret Stephens

Featured image Click here to download this episode. Paul, Scott and I taped Episode 3 of the Power Line Show a few hours ago. We talked about a couple of the major news stories of the day–the conflict within the Republican Party over how to respond to President Obama’s unconstitutional actions with regard to immigration, and the fallout from the death of Eric Garner in New York. And we were joined by »

The Holidays: A Great Time To Spend an Hour With the Power Line Show

Featured image If, like most of us, you have a little spare time between now and Monday, consider spending an hour with the Power Line Show. Here is Episode 2, featuring the whole PL crew, together with Senator-elect Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli, author of The Pity Party. The president’s amnesty order and multiple email mysteries were the main topics of the day. And, hey, if you have two hours to spare, »

The Power Line Show: Episode 2, With Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli

Featured image Friday night we got the whole PL crew together for Episode 2 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by Senator-elect Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli, author of The Pity Party. The president’s amnesty order and multiple email mysteries were the main topics of the day. You can join Power Line VIP for only $4 per month or $40 per year. Click here to join. Not only will you »

The Power Line Show: Episode 2, With Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli

Featured image Last night we got the whole PL crew together for Episode 2 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by Senator-elect Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli, author of The Pity Party. The president’s amnesty order and multiple email mysteries were the main topics of the day. You can join Power Line VIP for only $4 per month or $40 per year. Click here to join. Not only will you »

The First-Ever Power Line Show: Election Post-Mortem With Michael Barone

Featured image For our first-ever Power Line show, we managed to assemble the whole crew to talk about the midterm election, how the Republicans did it and where they should go from here. For our inaugural guest, we recruited the dean of American political analysts, Michael Barone. You have probably never heard Michael as you hear him here. Our plan is to make the first couple of episodes of the show available »