Beg to Differ with Mona Charen

Mona Charen hosts a roundtable with Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker discussing the news of the week.

About the show

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

Episodes

  • Rating Our Leaders

    April 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    coronavirus, economics, governors, nationalism, orban, trump

    On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, historian and author Tevi Troy joins the panel to discuss his new book "Fight House." The panel also discusses COVID-19, the response by the Trump White House and the governors, the conflict between both, and why nationalists are seizing on Coronavirus to push their worldview.

  • Should We Die for the Dow?

    March 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins
    congress, coronavirus, covid-19, president trump, stimulus

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, E.J. Dionne joins regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss his new book "Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country", and the President and Congress's response to Coronavirus.

  • This is Not a Test

    March 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    congress, covid-19, donald trump, economics, health

    On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen Podcast, Vox's Jane Coaston joins Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the level of trust in American institutions, and the bright side of working from home.

  • Remain Calm, Trump is in Charge?

    March 13th, 2020  |  57 mins 25 secs
    bernie sanders, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, hillary clinton, jeff sessions, joe biden, michigan primary, socialism

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, special guest Bill Kristol joins regular panelists Bill Galston, Linda Chavez, and Damon Linker to discuss President Trump's response to Coronavirus, the resurgence of Joe Biden in the Democratic Primary, plus the uncertain political future of Jeff Sessions.

  • Two Cheers for Biden β€” and Concerns

    March 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    2020, bernie sanders, coronavirus, covid19, democratic primaries, donald trump, jim clyburn, joe biden, michael bloomberg, south carolina, super tuesday

    On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen Podcast, Will Saletan from Slate joins panelists Linda Chavez and Bill Galston to discuss the Biden South Carolina surge, his big Super Tuesday, and Coronavirus and its impacts.

  • One Cheer for Democracy?

    February 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
    2020, bernie sanders, budget, coronavirus, debt, democrats, joe biden, medicare for all, primaries, single payer, spending

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute joins host panelists Linda Chavez, Damon Linker, and Bill Galston to discuss the Democratic debates, the 2020 Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders's spending plans, why Single Payer and Medicare For All pose budgetary problems, and Coronavirus.

  • Doomberg

    February 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    2020, constitution, democratic debates, institutions, pardons, yuval levin

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, special guest Yuval Levin joins regular panelists Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Bill Galston to discuss his new book, and the panel breaks down the Nevada Democratic debate and discusses Trump's recent spate of pardons.

  • Time for a Stop Bernie Movement?

    February 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    2020, bernie, biden, bloomberg, buttigieg, coronavirus, democrats, donald trump, healthcare, pardons, primaries, revenge week, warren

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, special guest Ramesh Ponnuru joins regular panelists Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Bill Galston to discuss the 2020 Democratic primaries, the 2016-2020 primary parallels, and the future of healthcare.

  • β€œIt’s All Bulls - - t.”

    February 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    2020, economics, elections, impeachment, iowa, middle class, state of the union

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker are joined by AEI's Michael Strain to discuss his essay on the American dream being alive and well, the State of the Union, Impeachment, and Iowa and the 2020 Democratic primaries.

  • Trump, the Corruption Fighter!

    January 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    2020, debt, deficits, donald trump, economics, elections, impeachment, israel, palestine

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, regular panelists Bill Galston and Damon Linker are joined by Sarah Longwell and Maya MacGuineas to discuss a decade of trillion dollar deficits, the economy, the 2020 elections, and the impeachment of President Trump.

  • Doublethink

    January 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    2020, donald trump, elections, impeachment, primaries, trial

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, regular panelists Bill Galston, Linda Chavez, and Damon Linker discuss the opening days of the impeachment trial of President Trump.

  • Why Are We Polarized?

    January 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    2020, donald trump, elections, institutions, russia

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, regular panelists Bill Galston and Damon Linker are joined by special guest Jonathan Rauch to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, the 2020 elections, and the importance of institutions.