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Beg to Differ is a weekly roundtable podcast brought to you by TheBulwark.com. Host Mona Charen is joined by Linda Chavez of the Niskanen Center, Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution, and Damon Linker of The Week to discuss the news of the week in a respectful, rational forum.
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The Biggest Lie

The Biggest Lie

2021-01-1401:08:201

Jonathan V. Last and Catherine Rampell join the group to discuss impeachment 2.0, deplatforming (pro and con), and prospects for Biden. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Catherine Rampell, Damon Linker, and Jonathan V. Last.
Crisis

Crisis

2021-01-0801:05:05

Eric Edelman joins to discuss the Trump mob’s storming of the Capitol. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Eric Edelman, and Linda Chavez.
Farewell to All That

Farewell to All That

2021-01-0101:18:27

A.B. Stoddard joins the group on New Year's Eve to discuss the lows (many) and highs (there were some) of 2020. Special Guests: A.B. Stoddard, Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
Are Things Normal Yet? No.

Are Things Normal Yet? No.

2020-12-2401:08:31

Bulwark founder Sarah Longwell joins the group to discuss Trump’s sabotage of the relief bill, reforms to Trump-proof the presidency, and recommendations for holiday viewing/listening. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Sarah Longwell.
GOP Crack-Up

GOP Crack-Up

2020-12-1801:06:15

Charles Lane joins this week to discuss how Biden is doing. Is GOP terminally Trumpy? A look at the Georgia run-off. Plus, is huge gov’t debt actually ok? Special Guests: Bill Galston, Charles Lane, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
Beg to Agree

Beg to Agree

2020-12-1101:04:47

Author and foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten joins the group to discuss conspiracy thinking at home and abroad, the Biden cabinet so far, and Stop the Steal. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Michael J. Totten.
Can Normal Elbow Out Crazy?

Can Normal Elbow Out Crazy?

2020-12-0401:09:43

Bill Kristol joins B2D to discuss the normal (!) congressional Covid compromise, Biden’s cabinet so far, and the insanity on the Trump right. Special Guests: Bill Kristol, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
Banana Republicans

Banana Republicans

2020-11-2001:04:201

Megan McArdle of the Washington Post joins the crew to discuss the Keystone coup, how Biden should try to heal the nation, and what to do about Coronavirus. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Megan McArdle.
Former under secretary of defense and ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman joins the regulars to discuss the Republican assault on democracy; the purge at DOD; and the messages voters sent in 2020. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Eric Edelman, and Linda Chavez.
Nearly There

Nearly There

2020-11-0601:01:201

Jon Fasman of The Economist joins all of the regulars to discuss what we know and what we don’t about the election. Deep breaths. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Jon Fasman, and Linda Chavez.
RIP GOP?

RIP GOP?

2020-10-3001:05:092

George F. Will and Jonathan V. Last join to discuss the state of the parties, the likely outcome, and whether the filibuster and Electoral College should stay. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, George F. Will, and Jonathan V. Last.
Election guru Josh Kraushaar joins B2D to discuss the ragged end game, what to watch on Nov. 3, and the disgrace of orphaned children at the border. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Josh Kraushaar, and Linda Chavez.
Home Stretch

Home Stretch

2020-10-1601:03:05

Matt Yglesias of Vox joins Mona Charen, Bill Galston, and Sarah Longwell to talk about whether the US should grow—a lot! The group also tackles the Hunter non-story and the why 2020 is not 2016. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Matthew Yglesias, and Sarah Longwell.
Roid Rage

Roid Rage

2020-10-0901:04:461

David Frum returns to B2D. He and the panel discuss the VP debate, the president’s mental state, abuse of power, and the future of the political parties. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, David Frum, and Linda Chavez.
Debating a Drunk Gorilla

Debating a Drunk Gorilla

2020-10-0201:23:281

David French joins to discuss his book Divided We Fall as well as the debased debate, and the president’s taxes. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, David French, and Linda Chavez.
Peaceful Transition?

Peaceful Transition?

2020-09-2501:01:19

Lawfare’s Jack Goldsmith discusses his new book, After Trump. The group then tackles the Supreme Court and Trump’s threat to election integrity. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Jack Goldsmith, and Linda Chavez.
Politico’s Tim Alberta joins the BTD panel to talk about changing suburbs, the Middle East breakthrough, Electoral College woes, and perp walking ex-presidents. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Tim Alberta.
Lordy, There Are Tapes

Lordy, There Are Tapes

2020-09-1101:03:143

On this week's Bulwark Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Yascha Mounk joins the usual cast to discuss Trump and the military, the Woodward tapes, and Attorney General Barr setting a bad new precedent. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Yascha Mounk.
Escape from Partisanship

Escape from Partisanship

2020-09-0401:11:082

On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Charlie Sykes joins the usual cast to discuss Biden in Kenosha, Trump and decency, the politicization of COVID-19, and an escape from partisanship. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Charles Sykes, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
On this week's Bulwark Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Bill Galston, Linda Chavez, and Damon Linker discuss the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the RNC and DNC conventions, and what happens when parties abandon ideas. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
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Eliza Howarth

one of your best podcasts ever

Oct 9th
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Mike Brennan

Dems choosing a presidential contender for veep is a distraction vs necessity for choosing a presidential contender in light of Biden's age: pundits are like warthogs, chasing each other through the brush and suddenly changing directions as pursuers suddenly become the pursued. Perhaps a disclaimer should be required at beginning and end of each podcast: " The experts speaking have no predictive skills, please regard this as entertainment."

Jul 31st
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Naveen K

Good podcast. Looking forward to more episodes and hope it grows.

Oct 8th
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