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2024 question

Thanks for the weekly shows that are getting me through a cold, boring January in NYC. My question is- looking at whatever 2024 may be, is there any chance for Tulsi Gabbard to switch parties and have a realistic shot at being the GOP candidate vs Kamala? I guess I imagine her being able to run a similar campaign to Trump 2016 in terms of being against the Washington status quo and ending endless wars abroad, as well as being for curbing the power and influence of big tech, which feels like its the next big issue to at least on the GOP side of things. Along with all of that, I just imagine her being able to neutralize some of the insufferable identity politics the Dems will push with Kamala, as well as having a bit of an outsider energy that people like Romney or Nikki Haley simply won’t have. Anyway, thanks again for all you guys do, and thanks for exposing me to Eric Weinstein’s “kayfabe” theory!

Not your Grandma’s Podcast

Although Saagar pleaded for this five-star, it had no influence on my decision to yield it. For God’s sake, as a pre-Trump Republican born in the mid-90s, we need more of this dialog and less of MSNBC and Fox. Truthfully, I only came to hear more from Eric Weinstein, but will certainly be staying for the refreshing LACK of partisanship, fantastic guests, and unwavering reasonability of Saagar and Marshall to skeptically address the vital issues that far to often ignored by our nation. Cheers! Question: I am a single-issue voter, and the narratives surrounding China’s trade policy, unfettered internment of the Uighurs, and the obvious escalation of cyber/conventional warfare tactics globally impacted my decision to vote for Trump the most. Despite the eerie silence from Biden regarding his plans for China, do either of you believe his administration will truly do anything aside from the tepid appeasement seen during the Obama years?

Sagaar and Marshall are everything we need

Well read and curious with a sense of humor while patriotic tinged with a healthy dose of realism ... the hosts of the show encourage and inspire people - but young people in particular - on both the Left and Right to go outside themselves and participate in critical thinking. The guests are amazing and the content is new and engaging

My go-to podcast for solid tech and politics analysis

I’m a big fan and loyal listener of Marshall and Saagar; thoughtful, genuine, and honest analysis. Highly recommend subscribing 😌

Question for the pod

Just watched Krystal and Kyle interview Thomas Frank. What are your thoughts on him as a thinker, in particular, his portrayal of (consistent) populism as an intrinsically left wing phenomenon?

The podcast for those who consider themselves always a student

My father has said to me many a time to find the voices that make you think and listen to them for as long as they are speaking. Amongst the cacophony of podcasts available to us all, the small few worth listening to sound differently and are set apart from the typical hum-drum of their competitors. The very first thing that draws a listener of the Realignment in is the act of listening by the hosts. For there are far too many podcasts out there in which are made for the hosts point of view to be heard through the veneer of an interview. This is not the case with the Realignment, Marshall and Saagar listen intently to their guests, let them say their bit without a ‘gotcha’ response locked-and-loaded in the chamber, and when they do respond it is with a smart follow up question. This allows the listener to sit back and trust that the questions they may have while listening will be addressed in the minutes to come. These two are some of the voices and thinkers in which our time desperately needs to producer more of and support in their endeavor. They truly are stewards of a blossoming millennial intellectual community and they are just getting started. To harken to what Dr. Weinstein said, their time is coming and when it arrive I shall be listening. My question to you both: We live in a time where history is being put into 5 minute segments, literally and figuratively, and doesn’t get the time it deserves to be able to tie in where we came from to how we got here. This is particularly true with our political parties; some may think there have always been just Pubs and Dems throughout our history rather than the many American political parties that have come and gone. (Two of my personal favorites are the Bull Moose Party and the Non-Partisan League). Are you two thinking, or perhaps I hope this seeds the thought, of having on a political historian on to connect the dots of American political parties throughout our history? As to ask 1 more question, one that is not a cloaked recommendation. If there is a phoenix effect (new life rising from the ashes) happening within the Dems and Pubs, do you believe that the Republicans are off to a head start in a post-Trump era and thus could work to their benefit to reimagine theirselves for the decades to come? Furthermore, do you see a deterioration of the Democratic party to come as the progressive wing becomes more integrated with the party and the old guard members start to exit? Which party do you believe has the advantage to, for lack of a better word, ‘rebrand’ itself for the better in the next couple of decades? Best to both and thank you for the pod

Have him back!

I think having George Wills and JD Vance back after much of what was discussed back would be very insightful. Still haven't had the chance to listen to all your other podcasts as I just stumbled across you- but it would be fascinating to hear how their outlooks and opinions have changed since these were recorded.

Great Podcast!

There aren’t many better podcasts you could be listening to right now.

Listening for a while...

But never leave reviews... last two episodes were 🔥. You guys are killing it in 2021!

Podcast with Eric Weinstein

This is the greatest podcast episode I've ever listened to. Eric is a unique thinker who gives his honest, independent thought in a time where that should be valued much higher than it is. I was thoroughly impressed with Sagaar and Marshall as well in adding to his ideas as well as giving criticism where they felt it necessary. As someone who comes from a family of MAGA (and voted for Trump myself) I'm grateful that people like Eric exist and show that there's another path forward that doesn't have to be "left" or "right," and I'm grateful for Sagaar and Marshall for giving him the platform to put forth that message. The three of you keep up the good work!

Stay flagrant

Andrew Shultz pod brought me here.But I stayed for your view on everything going on plus awesome guests like Eric Weinstein.

Solid, Well Reasoned Discussion

I greatly enjoy the reasoned discussions and great guests (highlights being Eric Weinstein) - not sensationalized soundbites but thoughtful considerations of topics. Question for Saagar - as a conservative/Republican, do you think if China/the CCP went for an invasion (or hostile takeover) of Taiwan (while the US is having internal turmoil and division) that Biden would act resolutely to defend Taiwan? Do you think Republicans would unite behind a Democrat government to act decisively?

Weinstein episode got me hooked!

I don’t know much about either of you guys, but I’m digging your takes and the Weinstein episode sent me down a rabbit hole. Love that you challenge the ideas of your super-smart guests and curate even richer dialogue. Keep it up.

Meaningful Topics and Conversations

I really enjoy this podcast and I hope to see this model of divergent views entering into meaningful and respectful conversation (like Sagaar and Krystal on Rising) gain more momentum! Sagaar and Marshal do a great job of hosting and the guests and topics are generally very interesting. Keep up the good work gents!!! Question: Have you considered having Matthew Mcconaughey on your show? I’ve heard him on several podcast now talking about his book Greenlights and addressing the need for more honest conversations in politics and expressing interest in running. I think that could make for a fascinating episode!

Who/what is a millennial conservative???

Hi Marshal & Saagar, love the podcast and you take on current events. I’m a urban millennial liberal, I get all my news from YouTube and podcast and avoid corporate media best I can. The two of you are the only conservatives I find reasonable and I find myself agreeing with you on a lot of things. I have a pretty good idea (I think) of what you are not: not a Trump or Bush conservative and not a tea party libertarian. So what does it mean, to you, to be conservative? What are your conservative ideals? What policies do you/would you champion? If you had a magic wand what would you change about our government/country to make it a better place?

Excellent Podcast with weekly relevant content.

This podcast has become a staple in my weekly pod queue. Always relevant and insightful commentary. I’m not a conservative/Republican but as an Independent I find this content to have value for anyone regardless of party affiliation or ideology. Question: Can you touch on the concept that “foreign policy is domestic policy” and can you discuss potential trajectories of US Foreign Policy under the Biden Administration specifically our posture towards China and the Middle East. -Joey B

Excellent podcast

On a recent episode Erik Torenberg briefly mentioned a passage from Patrick Deneen’s insightful book Why Liberalism Failed while addressing the concepts of community and citizenship. After reading the book last year, I’ve observed that many of the issues examined in his book are frequently discussed on your show. Would you consider inviting him to the podcast to discuss these ideas? Keep up the great work!

America’s Identity

Hey guys, I lean center left. I really enjoy this podcast and the hill because of your premise that while Americans seem truly divided, most of us want similar populist things. Lately, I’ve started to doubt if this is actually true. Given the inaccuracy of polls, the apparently strong influence culture had in the last election and the ability of flat out lies to mobilize citizens to literally attack fundamental parts of our democracy, what REAL EVIDENCE is there that this premise is more than just wishful thinking? Can ballot initiatives like rank choice and open primaries still save us or is our government in a death spiral similar to the one predicted for climate change? Thanks, Chris


smart guys👍 i listen knowing I can trust them with my attention and time. the takes are hot but the hosts are hotter. keep it up fellas, love u kiss kiss<3

Makes me think

Love the podcast for its striving to engage in thoughtful discussions. In this world where I don’t know which sources to trust, this is one of the places where I turn to as I gather information. Appreciate the tone and demeanor of the hosts as well. Q: which era in our country’s history is the present time similar to? (Comes from the school of thought that “nothing is new under the sun.)

Great show

Between this podcast and Rising, I’ve found a great alternative media ecosystem with voices from across the “spectrum”. As a former Republican who until last year could probably be considered a “never Trumper”, this podcast has really given me a new lens through which to view conservative discourse and political discourse in general.

Great Pod

Enjoy the show. Love the interviews with Galloway and Weinstein. We need more respectful discourse on agreements and disagreements. Keep battling partisanship and your audience will continue to grow. Q: What was your favorite movie during lockdown and why?

Great Interviews

Marshall and Saagar are genuine dudes asking good, fair questions. As a full-blown Libtard myself, I appreciate their perspective and fairness to left of center guests. Question if it bubbles up is a solicitation for advice. What’s the strategy to consume more content/read more books? I want to be a more informed citizen but there’s just so much to sift through. Thanks guys.

Good stuff!

(The Movement Has Begun.)

Conservative Healthcare?

What’s your conservative answer to bringing high quality affordable healthcare to all Americans? I’m blue collar & lean towards “universal” access solutions.

Great podcast!

I’ve been listening for a while and finally realized I hadn’t given a rating or review. Many great episodes from smart people who are honest brokers. I don’t necessarily agree all the time with Sager and Marshall or the guests, but at the very least you can see a fair discussion of the points. It’s smart, deep but also light enough that it doesn’t have the same angry edge many political shows seem to come with. The most recent Eric Weinstein episode hit me particularly hard, and I’m recommending it to all my friends and family who are confused about these violent and scary times.

Journalism is being saved by people like Saagar and Marshall

Love this podcast, have been a huge fan of Saagar ever since watching rising and always loved to hear Marshall’s take when he would appear on the show, so this podcast was a dream come true. My question for you guys: I have my Bachelors/Masters in Journalism, sometimes I’ll sit and edit the monologues of CNN/Fox or even my local news channel and seize up with anger because had they submitted that prose to my professors in college/grad school they would have gotten a big fat F. I regret studying journalism in my undergraduate/graduate programs, and have opted out of pursuing a career in it because I can’t get myself to work for these corporations who care more about their viewership than their reporting. (Not to mention there are NO jobs) What do you two think it will take to get the entertainment aspect out of reporting the news or are we doomed to this type of exploitative partisan based media system???


A fast moving & thoughtful perspective. As a proud member of the oft forgotten Gen X, I believe my generation has become the intercalary generation; the generation that harmonizes Boomers & Millennials. As such, I find the bounded set approach of Boomers to be stabilizing albeit with a tendency toward rigidity and the centered set approach of Millennials to be refreshingly explorative albeit with a tendency toward being equivocal. I believe this podcast provides important and intelligent commentary on today’s ‘mixed up muddle of a shook up world’ (credit The Kinks). Question: I increasingly believe that simultaneous extreme political bias and ubiquitous evolution of 21st Century mainstream / social media is literally & figuratively rewiring us (ie what we see, how we see it, etc). What’s your perspective on how (if at all) mainstream / social media can be reasonably checked/demonopolized/regulated, etc?

Excellent Content

Just wanted to share that I recently found this show and I truly enjoy it. It makes me think deeply about the world and USA. Both Saager and Marshall ask excellent questions and have a variety of guests on. Keep the content coming!

Love your show

I enjoyed the conversation with Eric. It kept me awake at four AM because it is so enlightening. I came into 2020 listening to all right wing conservative talk with a smattering of left-center. I now have a wide range of conversations that you are a part of. Thank you for helping open my 57 y/o mind.