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Author, historian, and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson takes to the National Review airwaves for discussions of national politics, history, and more. He is joined by NR's vice president Jack Fowler for this weekly podcast. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Archives are available to NRPLUS subscribers at
65 Episodes
On this 65th and final episode (with assurances to all that VDH will be offering his wisdom on other podcast venues in the very near future), Victor discusses bureaucrats and their mask permutations, the GOP’s likely impossible search for another Shane, the racist benchmarks of the BLM-Woke Axis, and the limits of how much 'ruin' America can sustain before it’s . . . ruined. This episode is sponsored by Shraga Kawior and the Bradley Foundation’s speak series, 'We the People.'
Victor discusses the Joe Biden who never was, the political uses of the death of Officer Sicknick, Biden’s determination to upset the peace Trump handed him, Maxine Waters’s riot-mongering, the declining role of religion in America, the stale immigration dreams of George W. Bush, and the highs and lows of General Douglas MacArthur.
Victor discusses the rationale behind the elites’ wokeness, the cannibalism of revolutions, how race trumps all, the MSM’s preference for the noble lie, and the value of the American iconoclast. This episode is sponsored by Shraga Kawior.
Victor takes on Joe Biden, golden-goose-strangler; the radical new rules imposed on post-America; COVID realities in the face of expert lockdown-love; Delta, Major League Baseball, and other big business virtue-signalers accommodating the Woke Police (while deal-making with Red China’s oppressors); and Young Victor meets Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965.
Victor takes on the latest Fauci winging-it, flip-floppery; whether America is committing suicide; the trouble of our military’s progressive “recalibration”; the bizarre morality of anti-racism racism; and reflections on pal Conrad Black’s argument that the Trump-Hate coalition is crumbling.
Victor discusses America’s new class warfare, the foreign-policy consequences of our feeble POTUS, the Biden administration’s getting out-manipulated by Red China and Russia, how the “party of science” loves superstition and prefers ideology, and a media starting to weakly admit that Scranton Joe owns the border crisis.
The madness at America’s open southern border, media legendizing, the Left’s “Imaginarium,” Biden's first national address (a truth-free zone), the international consequences of domestic unrest, and gauging the likelihood of a Newsom recall in California -- all that and more get the VDH treatment.
Victor discusses an incoherent presidency, whether American has gained sufficient antibodies to fight the woke pandemic, lefty journalists who reject “free speech,” and Never Trumpers now championing Never Conservatism.
Victor discusses the neutron bomb effect of COVID, Biden and 2022, lefty Stanford profs and their Hoover Hate, Trump wows CPAC, Cancel Culture bites Dr. Seuss on Mulberry Street while Democratic congressman try to de-cable the Right.
Amazon disappears Ryan Anderson’s important 2018 book, 'When Harry Met Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,' amigo Rush Limbaugh remembered, Joe Biden’s into-war stumbling, and the race card played quickly against Senate foes of a nasty lefty nominee.
Victor takes on the Lincoln Project’s muddied moralists, Andrew Cuomo’s gubernatorial lethality, Big Tech’s Trump-hate, the reemerged Parler and its fight to survive, the lies about Officer Brian Sicknick’s death, and their role in the Trump impeachment follies.
On this episode, Victor discusses his friend Thomas Sowell; the campaign to recall California governor Gavin Newson; the second Trump impeachment and its long-term consequences; and his essay on the Left’s agenda to help friends, punish enemies, and keep and expand power.
Victor discusses the new issue of Strategika and its theme of U.S.-Russian relations, progressive illiberalism, and the first days of the Biden administration.
Victor discusses the Left’s call for reprogramming, attacks on the the 1776 Commission report, the Biden administration’s executive order kyboshing girls’ sports, and recall-targeted governor Gavin Newsom’s newfound desire to loosen lockdowns.
Victor discusses President Biden’s first day, President Trump’s final ones, the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission’s just-released important report, calls to ban Fox and Newsmax from cable systems, stabbing Hector’s corpse, GOP wishful thinking, and much more.
Victor discusses the fallout from the riots at the U.S. Capitol, the impact on the legacy of Donald Trump, the media’s relentless double standards, Joe Biden’s “healing” rhetoric, and the recall effort against California governor Gavin Newsom.
Victor discusses the ramifications of the Georgia Senate special elections, just how horribilis was the annus 2020, the sneaky ways used by college administrators to suppress politically incorrect professors, the achievements of Devin Nunes, and wrestling far above your weight class.
Victor ends 2020 discussing the vocabulary of Wokespeak, America’s “Animal Farm” media and its post-election flipping of political good and bad, President Trump’s proclamation on the 850th anniversary of Saint Thomas Beckett’s martyrdom, Red China's global social-media propaganda campaign to promote lockdowns, and the effort by school progressives to ban Homer and other dead white male authors.
Today Victor looks at Joe Biden, alleged Healer of the Nation, and also the man (and his enabling media) whose hubris have dates with comeuppance, plus Red China’s on-all-fronts efforts to weaken America, John Kerry’s looming Climate Czarship, the MSM’s strange lack of interest in spy/love ties of Congressman Erik Swalwell, and some reflections on youthful Christmases with BB guns under the tree.
On today’s episode Victor discusses the root causes of the new mad Left, the “Hydroxy Effect” facing Joe Biden, the Hoover Institution’s Strategika journal and its new discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Red China, and the immigration/amnesty threat that a Biden administration may unleash on the American people and economy.
Comments (15)

Regina Pontes

I so love VDH! I'd love to have him on my Will Within podcast to take about his faith and story of perseverance and inspiration! Let's chat Victor! 😃❤

Feb 3rd


Victor I'm a big fan..I feel your wrong about voters going into the fetal position, but the people I know want more of a fight. We have had it with the establishment rino's and Dems...This is something that is never going away, and you can't steel the vote of The American People.. Eventually the pressure release valve will have to open, and the longer they delay it, the worse it's going to be..God Bless

Jan 9th

Regina Pontes

I love how Victor thinks!!! He's so thought provoking! I'd love for him to be on my Will Within podcast so he can share his journey!

Dec 30th



Dec 23rd

Regina Pontes

VDH. I'd love to have you on my Will Within podcast! I could listen to you talk all day long! Keep up the great work!

Dec 23rd


GOD bless this man 🙏🇺🇸 Thank you, Shelby Steele

Nov 25th


The Cornpop fables😂😂😂 Sounds like a childrens series he can write when Kamela wins the presidency in a few days.

Nov 1st



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Oct 15th
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Love you Victor, but Mohacs is in Hungary. Especially on such a day as this when Hungarians remember one of their many military disasters we ask for the distinction of owning Mohacs.

Oct 6th

Los Angeles

A lot of whiney white victimhood, you've been warned.

Sep 9th
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Corey Dougherty

The best podcast I listen too. Love VDH.

Jun 18th


Love this podcast

Mar 24th
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