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The American Mind podcast uncovers the ideas and principles that drive American political life. In each episode, we engage Claremont Institute scholars, co-conspirators, and challengers in thought-provoking and intellectual conversations about the real causes of our current political and cultural reality. We explore these ideas with an eye towards restoring America back to civic health.

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1 hour 13 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #29

In a week that seems straight from the fever dream, everything seems to trend toward American upheaval and even crackup. New election-war-games run by the most virtuous and good predict violence come Election Day no matter what the outcome. Joe Biden’s mental prowess continues its slow creep towards senility, which might explain why the media has been trying to run cover for him to drop out of debating Trump in September. “Ethnomathematics” are even trending to try and make you think 2+2≠4. At least Trader Joe’s hasn’t bent the knee.

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1 hour 10 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #28

Join the editors for a frank discussion about black American nationalism, and nationalism more generally. Then: Matt reports on his road trip through several red states, highlighting some important phenomena going on in rural America that conservatives can capitalize on.

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51 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #27

In a dark and twisted experiment, L.A. Juvenile Hall is forcibly injecting teenage boys with estrogen without their or their parents’ consent. Meanwhile, insurgents in Portland continue their operations for more than 50 days straight, but what does that mean for the rest of America? Ryan and Spencer discuss. Plus: woke “bias training” comes to the federal government.

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1 hour 6 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #26

Nick Cannon spews enough racist and anti-Semitic bile to get himself fired from ViacomCBS, but is he just saying the quiet part of BLM Inc. ideology out loud? Ghislaine Maxwell is in custody, but she oddly refuses to tell authorities who her husband is. Is it Jeffrey Epstein? Plus: what can ancient Rome tell us about where we’re heading today? Spencer and David weigh in as they hold down the fort.

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1 hour 10 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #25

You thought 2020 was weird before. But now Kanye is running for president, the bots are ready to teach you wokespeak, and Joe Biden has pledged to transform America into something unrecognizable. Plus: Terry Crews gets based, and won’t back down.

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1 hour 13 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #24

With the coronavirus surging again, Daddy Newsom rises to the fore as Karen-in-Chief--shutting down businesses across California, closing beaches, and banning fireworks just in time for the 4th. Meanwhile, CHAZ/CHOP is no more, scuppered after CHOP’s armed private security executed a young man. Plus: Columbus, Ohio removes a statue of Christopher Columbus while GOP senators work to abolish Columbus Day, which only serves to show their complete fecklessness and inability to grasp the underlying issues.

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1 hour 32 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #23

Have we forgotten that revolutionary ideology breeds actual revolutions? It seems some of our leaders on the Right may have. Our fearless Claremont president urges them to Stand Up! BLM and the left continue to go unchecked, Big Tech weaponizes deregistration without oversight, and our military leaders issue renegade statements that don’t bode well, to say the least. Our editors discuss the American culture’s latest forbidden heresy and Ryan pays tribute to the great Michael Uhlmann, who singlehandedly saved the electoral college.

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1 hour 22 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #22

The Lincoln Project puts out shamelessly deceitful (and laughably uninspired) propaganda insinuating President Trump is a racist. Google tries to demonetize the Federalist. Plus: Black Lives Matter rallies people to raise money for Black lives but instead funnels it to the Democrat Party and other activist groups. Our editors discuss the demonstrations of political power in the streets and the erasure of western history before our very eyes.

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1 hour 20 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #21

There’s a new religion in the land, but it offers no absolution. Our editors discuss the new convulsions of our latest culture war culture war, in which ignorant armies rage against the very principles of equality on which America was built. Our editors unpack the important cultural shifts that brought about this crisis and ponder where to go from here.

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1 hour 5 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #20

The country watches the effects of the 1619 Project come to life in the form of weaponized social justice and anti-American riots. The ruling class goes full force in their efforts to unseat our elected president. Woke channels brainwash children with a gnostic leftist fantasy, and those who should know better sadly capitulate. 

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1 hour 3 minutes

The American Mind Roundtable: The Roundtable Ep. #18

The coronavirus has America paralyzed by poor decision-making. In the midst of the chaos it claims a new victim: higher education. But who's suffering more, students ready to learn or administrators hungry to indoctrinate? Plus: in a grab bag of bashing, our editors lament Michigan's petty tyranny and lambaste California’s ham-fisted lockdown.

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1 hour 6 minutes

The American Mind Roundtable: The Roundtable Ep. #17

As stay-at-home orders are senselessly extended in parts of the country, our editors contemplate the indignities of life under mediocre government officials drunk on emergency powers. Many of those officials currently find themselves mired in scandals extending back to the Obama administration. Plus: will Big Tech be our savior or our demise moving forward?

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1 hour 17 minutes

The American Mind Roundtable: The Roundtable Ep. #16

As Trump taps a loyal supporter to be postmaster general, Ryan educates us on the days of Taft and the spoils system. Matt discusses the importance of liberty in the age rule by Governor Gavin “Karen” Newsom. Plus: the anti-American 1619 Project continues to poison American education and discourse, and now its creator has a Pulitzer to lend her faux legitimacy. Our editors shout into the void.

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1 hour 23 minutes

The American Mind Roundtable: The Roundtable Ep. #15

Governor Gavin Newsom gives beachgoers in California the dad look of disappointment. Our editors consider the cringe state of affairs that is celebrities in quarantine. Plus: Oxford lecturer Dr. Emily Cousens fears a British coronavirus vaccine because it might make her country look good.

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1 hour 30 minutes

The 1619 Project Exposed: A Special Edition of the American Mind Podcast

In this special edition of the American Mind podcast, we explore the intellectual roots, political and societal implications of and the antidote to what the Claremont Institute believes is the great threat to America: multiculturalism. Additionally, we offer a response to the 1619 Project, underscoring the imperative to develop and execute a whole-of-society response to defeat it. The podcast features Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, Chairman Tom Klingenstein and scholars Lucas Morel and Chris Flannery, as well as the likes of Newt Gingrich, Allen Guelzo, Heather Mac Donald, Wilfred McClay, and Peter Wood. It is narrated by James Poulos, Executive Editor of the American Mind and produced by ChangeUp Media.

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1 hour 18 minutes

The American Mind Roundtable: The Roundtable Episode #14

The WHO becomes a political football guarded by Leftists, Globalization warps the political judgment of our bipartisan ruling class, and the mainstream American media teams up with Beijing’s propaganda machine.

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1 hour 17 minutes

American Mind Roundtable: The Roundtable Episode #13

Petty tyrants like Michigan Governor Whitmer push lockdown too far, the internet celebrates that feeling when the TrumpBucks hit, and pork’s flagging fortunes have America’s omnivores bugging out. Your faithful editors and publisher discuss the federalism free-for-all.

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1 hour 26 minutes

American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #12

The numbers have it: maybe coronavirus isn’t as bad as we feared. But with bubbles at home and trouble in China, what new normal awaits? Plus: Bernie burns out, men get antsy, and ultimate fighting—like life itself—finds a way.

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1 hour 17 minutes

American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #11

Trump is on a TV tear, intellectuals are trolling America, and pop culture memories aren’t what they used to be. The gang hashes out what’s worth tuning in for… and what’s best dropping out of.

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58 minutes

American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #10

Join our editors as they answer a combination of your serious and humorous mailbag questions. The results: speculation about a new Homestead Act, the potential for another Civil War, and how long it will take for David Bahr to catch the #CCPVirus.

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1 hour 15 minutes

American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #9

Everyone’s talking about coronavirus, but these are not your grandma’s takes. Staring into the void, our editors contemplate the deep mysteries and regime ramifications of an unprecedented crisis.

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1 hour 20 minutes

American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #8

This week: your definitive guide to online jargon, the consequences of woke sex doctrines, and real-time responses to Trump’s coronavirus address.

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1 hour 14 minutes

American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable #7

No matter where you look, the seams of society are showing—and they’re starting to fray. From Biden’s Declaration debacle, to gamer beds, to larva butter, to Big Tech and even Big Health: our editors reconvene and prescribe red pills for all.

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1 hour 47 minutes

American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable #6

The Editors are back, but temporarily without their fearless leader Ryan Williams. Not to be daunted, the remaining few discuss Lent, the coronavirus, Trump’s personnel changes, drugs, the decadence of Hollywood, and the death drive of the West.

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2 hours, 7 minutes

American Mind Editorial Podcast: The Roundtable #5

Our Editors talk about the future of eugenics, the battle of Bloomberg v. Bernie, and an exciting new economic initiative on the Right. Plus: are libertarians coming for your sexual dignity? Our editors talk porn.

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1 hour, 35 minutes

American Mind Editorial Podcast: The Roundtable #4

Our editors discuss a bold proposal by Angelo Codevilla to abolish FISA & CIA, coronavirus and its threat to globalism, Pete Buttigieg’s success in the New Hampshire primaries, and the dullness of #NeverTrump conservatism. Finally, our editors are unleashed on the Oscars.

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1 hour, 46 minutes

American Mind Editorial Podcast: The Roundtable #3

A #based State of the Union, a Democrat SNAFU in Iowa, and impeachment acquittal: Trump is riding high. Plus: our editors finish an entire bottle of whisky.

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75 minutes

American Mind Editorial Podcast: The Roundtable #2

Elites remain out of touch with everyone, our institutions are broken, and some people on the Left and the Right are still in denial about how bad things have gotten. But at least CNN’s Don Lemon is good for a laugh.

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60 minutes

American Mind Editorial Podcast: The Roundtable #1

Impeachment is still happening (apparently), Jeffrey Epstein still didn’t kill himself, and we conducted a very scientific poll about how to fix America. Plus: what’s up with the Lamb of Ghent?