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

  • Missiles Fly

    January 10th, 2020  |  56 mins 34 secs
    2020, democrats, gop, iran, iraq, mike lee, primary, qassem suleimani

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, regular panelists Damon Linker, Bill Galston, and Linda Chavez are joined by special guest Kori Schake to discuss Iran's response to the killing of Suleimani and the U.S. posture in the Middle East.

  • What Should We Fear?

    January 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    anti semitism, china, foreign policy, gertrude himmelfarb, global warming, impeachment, iran, middle east, north korea, oil, peace, trade war

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, regular panelists Damon Linker, Bill Galston, and Linda Chavez are joined by special guest David Frum to discuss Iran and President Trump's "maximum pressure" foreign policy, the role of oil in the Middle East, the trade war with China, global warming, and what to do to combat anti-Semitism.

  • They Impeached Trump Jesus.

    December 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    2020, debbie dingell, democrats, donald trump, doug collins, editors, house, impeachment, jim jordan, john dingell, letter, nancy pelosi, primaries

    On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, regular panelists Bill Galston and Linda Chavez are joined by special guest Will Saletan to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, the debate leading up to the vote, and Trump's hellish insults during his impeachment / Merry Christmas rally. Plus, a look at the 2020 democratic primaries.

  • See You in the Senate.

    December 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Megan McArdle joins Damon Linker, Bill Galston, and Linda Chavez to discuss the fate of the impeachment of Donald Trump.

  • They're Laughing At us

    December 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    2020, congress, georgia, house, impeachment, kamala harris, senate

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ, host Mona Charen is joined by Josh Kraushaar, and regular panelists Bill Galston and Damon Linker to discuss the implosion of Kamala Harris, the latest with the impeachment inquiry, and the politics of the Georgia Senate appointment.

  • Will Hearings Move The Needle?

    November 16th, 2019  |  58 mins 29 secs

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ, host Mona Charen is joined by regular panelists Bill Galston and Damon Linker, and by special guest Sarah Longwell, to discuss the first two impeachment inquiry hearings. Are there persuadables watching, if they even really exist? Plus, a discussion about the 2020 Democratic primaries, with new entrants Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg.

  • A Blue Election Day

    November 8th, 2019  |  57 mins 26 secs

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ, host Mona Charen is joined by regular panelists Linda Chavez and Damon Linker, and stepping in for Bill Galston is Lawfare COO David Priess. The group discusses the off-year election in Virginia and Kentucky, the polarization factor in the 2020 election, and the latest on the impeachment inquiry and the GOP efforts to discredit the whistleblower.

  • Impeachment: Will Any Minds Change?

    November 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    2020 elections, bill taylor, china, economy, hillary clinton, impeachment, nationals, public opinion, tulsi gabbard, ukraine, vindman, world series

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, she is joined by regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss the House impeachment inquiry vote, the World Series, the slowing economy and growing debt, and the 2020 elections.

  • Killers and Losers

    October 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    2020, democratic primary, donald trump, foreign policy, house republicans, impeachment, iraq, joe biden, macedonia, matt gaetz, nato, senate republicans, syria, turkey

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, she is joined by regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss the latest on the impeachment inquiry, what House and Senate Republicans are doing to cover for President Trump, a wide-ranging discussion about interventionist U.S. foreign policy from Iraq to Syria, and why "endless truces" are a good thing. Plus, a look at the 2020 elections and the Democratic primary.

  • Trump Unrestrained

    October 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Eli Lake joins regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss Trump's abandonment of the Kurds, and the difference between small presence as force multiplier and "endless war", the growing problem of the U.S. being perceived as an unreliable ally, the latest on the impeachment inquiry, the 2020 elections, and Rudy Giuliani's curious Ukraine connection.

  • Impeachment and Impunity

    October 4th, 2019  |  50 mins 1 sec
    censure, donald trump, house, impeachment inquiry, joe biden, nancy pelosi

    On the very first episode of The Bulwark's Beg to Differ Podcast, host Mona Charen is joined by Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss developments in the House impeachment inquiry.

  • Welcome to Beg to Differ!

    October 2nd, 2019  |  10 mins 37 secs

    Charlie Sykes and Mona Charen introduce Beg to Differ, a new podcast from The Bulwark.