Episodes

Aug. 19, 2021

151 | Ret. General Dan Bolger: Why We Lost in Afghanistan and Iraq

Retired General Dan Bolger, author of Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, joins The Realign…

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Aug. 17, 2021

A Quick Note for the Season Finale (Back on 8/19)

As of today, The Realignment’s released more than 150 episodes, so we’re taking a quick break today. If you’re new, go back and c…

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Aug. 12, 2021

150 | Theodore R. Johnson: How National Solidarity Can Defeat Racial …

Theodore R. Johnson, author of When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America and Senior Fel…

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Aug. 10, 2021

149 | Spencer Ackerman: How the War on Terror Broke America

Spencer Ackerman, writer of the Forever Wars Substack, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and and Produced Tr…

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Aug. 5, 2021

148 | Kinsey Grant and Josh Kaplan: What’s the Future of Media Look L…

Kinsey Grant and Josh Kaplan, co-founders of Thinking Is Cool, join The Realignment to discuss the best ways to podcast and build…

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Aug. 3, 2021

147 | Vivek Ramaswamy: Does Politics Have a Place in Corporate Americ…

Vivek Ramaswamy, Executive Chairman of Roivant Sciences and author of Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam,…

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July 29, 2021

Amanda Litman and Pete Davis: If All Politics is National, What Happe…

Learn more about Statehouse Futures: http://www.StatehouseFutures.org Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run for Something, and Pete D…

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July 27, 2021

145 | Robert Draper: How and Why America Went to War in Iraq

Robert Draper, writer at large for The New York Times Magazine and author of To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took Ame…

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July 22, 2021

144 | Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang: The Ugly Truth About Facebook

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July 20, 2021

143 | Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell: How Wall Street and Venture C…

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July 15, 2021

142 | Jeff Shesol: What the Billionaire Space Race Means for Cold War…

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July 13, 2021

141 | Bruno Maçães: Geopolitics for the End Time

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July 8, 2021

140 | Antonio García Martínez: America’s Thirty Years’ War

Antonio García Martínez, author of The Pull Request Substack and Chaos Monkeys; Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Val…

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July 6, 2021

139 | George Packer: How America Fractured and the Way Forward

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July 1, 2021

138 | Katherine Boyle: What’s America’s Problem?

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June 29, 2021

137 | Dr. Julian Zelizer: We Burnt the House Down. Now What?

Dr. Julian Zelizer, Princeton professor and author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise …

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June 24, 2021

136 | Josh Rogin: An Honest Conversation About the Wuhan Lab Leak The…

Josh Rogin, author of Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century and Washington Post columnist, r…

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June 22, 2021

135 | Alex Kantrowtiz: Can Tech Survive Washington’s Onslaught?

Today’s episode is a crossover between The Realignment and Alex Kantrowitz’s podcast/newsletter Big Technology. Alex Kantrowitz …

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June 17, 2021

134 | Dr. Eric Weinstein: What Happens Now?

Dr. Eric Weinstein, host of “The Portal” podcast and managing director at Thiel Capital, makes his third Realignment appearance t…

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June 15, 2021

133 | Conor Dougherty: The Housing Crisis vs. the American Dream

Conor Dougherty, author of Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream and New York Times economics r…

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June 10, 2021

132 | Charlotte Alter: Are Millennial Politicians the Ones We’ve Been…

Charlotte Alter, a Time national correspondent and author of The Ones Weve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will…

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June 8, 2021

131 | Katherine Gehl: Breaking the Duopoly with Political Innovation

Katherine Gehl, author of The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy and …

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June 3, 2021

130 | Frank DiStefano: Welcome Back to The Realignment

Frank DiStefano, author of The Next Realignment: Why America’s Parties Are Crumbling and What Happens Next, returns to The Realig…

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June 1, 2021

129 | Krystal Ball and Saagar Are Leaving Rising. Here’s What’s Next

Krystal Ball and Kyle Kulinski of Krystal Kyle & Friends join The Realignment for a crossover episode to announce the launch of S…

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