CPAC (Day Two)

RightWingNews’ John Hawkins returns to the podcast to discuss day two of CPAC. John and Matt discuss the less enthusiastic vibe this year, as well as speeches by President Donald Trump, Dana Loesch, Ben Shapiro, Laura Ingraham, and more!

CPAC 2018 (Day One)

John Hawkins of RightWingNews talks with Matt about the controversies, speeches, and vibe of the fist day of CPAC.

Rock Gets Religion: The Battle for the Soul of the Devil’s Music

Mark Joseph discusses his new book “Rock Gets Religion: The Battle for the Soul of the Devil’s Music.”

Politico’s Daniel Lippman on Sexual Harassment at Cato

Politico’s Daniel Lippman talks with Matt about how former Cato employees are discussing years of sexual harassment. Lippman also shares advice for aspiring journalists–and discusses his job co-writing the Politico Playbook morning email.

Matt’s Left Coast Adventure

Matt returns from Las Angeles to discuss his appearance on The Adam Carolla Show. (Warning: There’s some salty language in a clip shared on this episode.)

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

What happened at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and why are we still talking about it today? Historian and author David Pietrusza breaks it down for us.

‘First Bite: How We Learn to Eat’ (Rebroadcast)

Author Bee Wilson discusses her book First Bite: How We Learn to Eat. (Rebroadcast.)

Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911. On his birthday, historian David Pietrusza and Matt remember the Gipper. (Pietrusza’s forthcoming book: TR’s Last War is available for pre-order today.)

Retired FBI Agent James Gagliano on ‘Release the Memo’

Retired FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano talks with Matt about working for Robert Mueller, the “Release the Memo” controversy, James Comey’s worst mistakes, Andrew McCabe’s exodus, and more! Gagliano, a CNN law enforcement analyst, is critical of bad apples in the Bureau, but strongly condemns the notion that a “deep state” cabal is out to topple President Donald Trump.

Matt Lewis & The News Guests

Over the years, the Matt Lewis & The News podcast has hosted some of America’s top thinkers, authors, and newsmakers. Here (in no particular order) is a list of some of our guests:

Marco Rubio, Jon Lovett, Tim PawlentyKirsten Powers, Steve Bannon, Ben Carson, Victor Davis Hanson, Pat Buchanan, Thomas Ricks, Ana Marie Cox, Rick Perry, Donald Rumsfeld, Ajit Pai, Shadi Hamid, Thomas FuentesAdam Carolla, Tucker Carlson 1, 2, and 3, Joe Trippi, Ben Shapiro 1 and 2, Scott Walker, Dinesh D’Souza, Collin RayeRick PerryDana Perino, Jonathan Capehart, Buddy Roemer, Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit), Hanna Rosin, Russ Roberts, Mike McCurryKarl Rove, Mark Steyn, Rick Santorum, Joshua DuBois, Russell Moore, Hugh Hewitt, Yuval Levin, Megan McArdle, Jon Huntsman, Chuck ToddNewt GingrichRoss Douthat, Rick Scott, Marin Cogan, Andy CrouchMitch McConnell, Dick Armey, Andrew Breitbart, Herman Cain, Bob Inglis, Mark Liebovich, Alyssa Rosenberg, Matthew DowdAnn CoulterBuddy Cianci, Bee WilsonSusan Cain Robert WrightAustin Kleon, Homer Hickam, Mort Kondracke, Molly Ball, Sebastian Junger, Louisa ThomasJ.D. VanceErick EricksonEmma GreenJeremy Peters, Kaitlan CollinsChris Kyle (“American Sniper”), Joshua FoerLawrence GrobelDaniel PinkSteven JohnsonArthur Brooks, Rod Dreher, and many more!

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