Podcasts

Grand Old Party and the Working Class with Leader McCarthy Share This

Apr 30, 2021

Leader McCarthy joins American Compass to discuss his efforts to reach out and grow the Republican coalition, what it takes to build a GOP that is better attuned to the concerns of working class Americans, and where he sees the party going in the coming years.

Read More

Fulfillment: A Conversation on Amazon and Regional Inequality with Alec MacGillis Share This

Apr 08, 2021

Fulfillment author Alec MacGillis joins American Compass research director Wells King for a conversation exploring what the growth of Amazon means for the future of inequality in the U.S., the pros and cons of “one-click America,” and how policymakers and consumers should respond.

Read More

Critics Corner with Stephanie Slade Share This

Apr 01, 2021

On the first episode of Critics Corner, Oren is joined by Stephanie Slade, managing editor of Reason magazine. They discuss the importance of liberty to the common good, whether government should fund research or infrastructure, the meaning of free trade in the context of China, and quite a bit more.

Read More

Family Financial Security: Sen. Romney on the Right’s Fight to Support Our Most Important Institution Share This

Mar 22, 2021

Senator Mitt Romney joins us for a conversation about what draws him to family benefits, why he thinks conservatives should embrace the Family Security Act’s approach, how he sees this debate fitting into the broader one about the right-of-center’s future.

Read More

Trade After Trump: A Post-Mortem with Former USTR Robert Lighthizer Share This

Jan 29, 2021

Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer joins American Compass executive director Oren Cass for a conversation about his work as the U.S. Trade Representative, the overhaul of America’s economic relationship with China, successes achieved and lessons learned, and key challenges facing the Biden administration.

Read More

What Next: A Multi-Ethnic, Working-Class Conservatism Share This

Dec 18, 2020

Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Anthony Gonzalez join American Compass executive director Oren Cass for a conversation about how to build a conservative agenda that appeals to a multi-ethnic, working-class base.

Read More

What Happened: The Trump Presidency in Review Share This

Dec 11, 2020

Ross Douthat of the New York Times, Rachel Bovard of the Conservative Partnership Institute, and Oren Cass of American Compass speak with Arthur Bloom of The American Conservative about what they see as the key lessons of the Trump administration.

Read More

Government Of, By, and For the Elite Share This

& | Oct 13, 2020

The authors of “Dignity” and “Hillbilly Elegy” reflect on Ruy Teixeira and Henry Olsen’s essays, describe the dynamics that lead to a politics disconnected from the economic and cultural mainstream, and identify possible glimmers of hope.

Read More