Episode 35: Millennials & the 2016 Election with Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson

My guest today is Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson. She's founding partner at the polling firm Echelon Insights. She's also the co-host of the political podcast The Pollsters and author of a new book called The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (and How Republicans Can Keep Up). She'll talk about what separates millennials from previous generations and how their values and priorities are shaping their politics. Kristen warns that if Republicans write off millennials now, they may never get them back. She'll outline a plan for winning young voters with a conservative message that addresses their priorities and relates to their values. Then she'll talk about wh

Episode 34: The End of Doom with Ronald Bailey, Science Writer for Reason Magazine

My guest today is Ronald Bailey. He's an award-winning science journalist for Reason Magazine and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. In his new book THE END OF DOOM: ENVIRONMENTAL RENEWAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, he says the sky ISN'T falling, and in fact, the world is becoming safer, cleaner, and healthier than ever before. On this podcast, he'll present the proponderance of scientific data debunking a wide range of environmental alarmist myths about overpopulation, world hunger, the "energy crisis," GMOs & pesticides, deforestation, the "cancer epidemic," endangered species, and more. He'll reveal how activists parading as "scientists" completely ignore the scientific method

Episode 33: The Conservative Heart with guest Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise

My guest today is Arthur C. Brooks, best-selling conservative author and president of the American Enterprise Institute. He has a new book called THE CONSERVATIVE HEART: HOW TO BUILD A FAIRER, HAPPIER, AND MORE PROSPEROUS AMERICA. He says conservatives need to stop just being against things and start being FOR people. He talks about his journey to from a french horn player and a liberal ex-patriot living in Barcelona to economist, best-selling conservative author and head of A.E.I. He believes conservatives must become better at delivering their message and relating to everyday Americans if they're going to grow the party and he has some advice for the 2016 candidates. He also says Repu

Episode 32: A Governor, a Speechwriter & the Scandal That Became a Trainwreck with guest Barton

In the summer of 2009, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was a darling of the Tea Party and a leading contender for the GOP nomination in 2012 until it all came crashing down in a bizarre sex scandal and an even more bizarre attempt at "damage control." His speechwriter Barton Swaim had a front row seat for the fiasco and he writes about it in his new book THE SPEECHWRITER: A BRIEF POLITICAL EDUCATION. He'll discuss the scandal as a case study in how NOT to do damage control. He'll also talk about the former Governor's legendary cheapness, his obsession with Rosa Parks, and what it's like to be a speechwriter for a politician who loves bad writing. Plus Barton will talk about what it's

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