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What the heck is populism? Is it worth anything as an ideology? A governing strategy? Ben Holden joins Matt and Nick to dive into the emerging fracture between the "New Right" and the established conservative order. Show notes: Tedeschi Truck Band https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmwkRRjH5ZY Wolfgang Van Halen's debut single (also the song at the e…
 
Nick flies solo for episode 63 and it's all about unity. Taking full advantage of his newfound freedom, Nick shares his thoughts on the first few days of the Biden Administration and what "unity" actually means. Author and founder of the First Principles Project, John Kingston, joins Nick to talk about his new book American Awakening (link to purch…
 
In this special Christmas episode of A House Divided, Matt, Nick, and Andy discuss the best and worst of 2020, Santa Claus, and make our 2021 predictions with former regular co-host, Ben Holden! Friend of the pod, Lexi Lonas also stops by to unsuccessfully dispute Matt in his indecision on informing children of the existence of Santa Claus.…
 
This week, Nick, Matt, and Andy interview a United Nations political analyst, Felipe Victoria-Grueso. They discuss the future of international organizations after COVID, China's relationship with the western world, and what the election of Joe Biden means for the future of the UN's relationship with the United States. ***All views expressed in this…
 
Join Andy and Nick for a eclectic episode on all things space. Why should we pursue space travel? Who am I? Why am I here? Listen to hear our answers and for a quick lesson on the foundational rules of reality. Yes, we discuss this. Follow the podcast on your platform of choice... Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AHDPod Follow Nick on Twitter @n…
 
Matt and Nick discuss this week's SCOTUS hearings and the surprising amount of normalcy that was contained within them. Next, they discuss the censorship by Twitter of the New York Post's Biden bombshell story. After this, they move on to discussing the town halls that replaced the second debate. Finally, Ben Sasse had a leaked constituent call in …
 
It's the 50th episode special of AHD! This week Matt, Nick, Ben, and Andy discuss Trump's COVID misfortunes. After the single serious topic that all special episodes of A House Divided must have, the gang moves to discuss our top three favorite episodes of the 50 so far. We also discuss our favorite guests and our least favorite episodes. Hilarity …
 
Conservatives have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reshape the Supreme Court, President Trump should nominate RBG's replacement and Republicans should confirm the nominee ASAP. It's a no brainer, right? Not so fast, says returning guest Colin Greene. Colin makes a strong case against nominating a new Justice before the election, arguing that the ris…
 
Should the US expand its public transportation systems? What makes trains in the US so bad compared to Europe? Returning guest and resident train expert Dan Hedberg joins the show to give his take (and temper those of Nick and Matt...Andy just doesn't care)! News of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg interrupts the show. Listen …
 
Netflix's Cuties, a film depicting sexual acts performed my minors and borderline child pornography received swift condemnation this week, with many calling for a boycott of the company. Nick, Andy, and Matt give their thoughts on this deplorable film, discuss the efficacy and utility of boycotts, and debate wether or not it is ethical to buy produ…
 
The race is on! Nick and Matt return from their brief hiatus to break down the Republican and Democratic conventions. Will the parties’ messages help or hurt them? Who were the best and worst speakers? Listen till the end to hear Ben join in and react to President’s Trump’s norm-busting speech. Make sure to follow and rate AHD on Apple Podcasts, Sp…
 
The pick is in! Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate. Nick and Matt weigh in on the reaction to the controversial VP pick. Nick’s former boss (and current Massachusetts State Representative) Shawn Dooley joins the show to talk Governor Baker’s COVID-19 response, police reform, and the Commonwealth’s looming budget crisis. Finally, the guys dig…
 
Look, the guys of AHD are not big Trump fans, but they do their darndest in laying out what they think are the best cases for voting Trump this November (no, NIck has not suddenly jumped aboard the MAGA train). To rid the party of Trumpism, should conservatives "blow up" the GOP? Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast and CNN Political Commentator Mat…
 
With COVID-19 deaths spiking in the US, Congress is set to debate the latest round of economic bailout and stimulus legislation. How much free money should you expect from Uncle Sam? Matt and Nick delve into the details. Should anti-Trump conservatives seek to defeat the President or the entire GOP in this fall's election? What does the post-Trump …
 
After the Holocaust, the free world collectively promised it would ensure such a genocide would never happen again. What happens when the country committing the genocide has nuclear weapons? The reported genocide of Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang Province is making the US answer these difficult questions. Listen to hear Matt and Nick discuss human rig…
 
Episode 39 of A House Divided begins with an electric debate on the death penalty. Does it have a place in the modern world? Then, AHD's resident Trump whisperer Craig Anderson joins the show to defend the President's commutation of Roger Stone's sentence. Craig does his best to fend off the wild beasts of Nick and Ben in the fiery discussion. Make…
 
Half of Oklahoma no longer belongs to the state. Nick and Matt delve into the Supreme Court ruling saying so, plus the convoluted history of the Indian Wars for the American West. Should schools loose federal funding if they don't open in the fall? President Trump thinks so. ICE issues new regulations impacting many international students studying …
 
Happy Independence Day! Episode 37 features a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a discussion of why America is still a country worth fighting to preserve in 2020. America is not a fundamentally racist country, listen to hear why. Elect Trump to save the Supreme Court! Not so fast, Nick argues. Before pulling the lever …
 
As infections, hospitalizations, and deaths surge nationwide, is a deadly second wave of coronavirus in America inevitable? Is the small-scale cultural revolution we're living through the beginning of the end of the American experiment? Will polarization and populism doom Dreamers and the economic recovery? Listen to hear Nick, Matt, and Ben's answ…
 
Episode 35 features two very different guests and two very different topics. First, AHD's resident flower child and recurring guest (her plaque is in the mail) Izzy Agricola stops by for a discussion about police reform and systemic racism. Believe it or not, we found some common ground! Afterwards, columnist for The Washington Examiner Brad Polumb…
 
Matt, Nick, Ben, and special guest Liam Martin begin episode 34 by debating the merits of several police reform proposals, including the #DefundthePolice movement. Is there a difference between tearing down confederate monuments and statues of Christopher Columbus? Listen to hear the guys' takes. Finally, Liam puts his foreign policy chops on displ…
 
Nick, Matt, and Andy give their thoughts on arguably the most fraught week in recent American history. Former cohost of AHD Tom Pekkarinen stops by to talk about his experience in Boston during the Sunday riots and offers his take on President Trump's crisis leadership. Last but certainly not least, Executive Director of the College Republican Nati…
 
Ben, Nick, and Matt begin Episode 32 discussing the brutal police killing of George Lloyd in Minneapolis. Is his killing an indicator of systematic racism or just another example of a bad cop? After, Nick leads the guys in a classic rant about the President's use of Twitter and his new executive order regarding Big Tech. Finally, the guys debate th…
 
Ben, Nick, and Matt begin Episode 31 by discussing Governor Baker's 4-phase reopening plan. Former Education Policy Advisor to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Columnist at Lone Conservative Tony Kinnett joins the show to debate the case of Pastor Kristopher Casey, a Baptist Pastor who refused to close down his church, despite Governor Baker's s…
 
On the heels of Attorney General Barr's decision to dismiss the federal charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, the guys debate the merits of the case and the role of the FBI in enforcing process crimes (which turns out to be more fascinating than you would think). Los Angeles County is set to extend strict social distancing…
 
Andy, Matt, and Nick begin episode 29 with a discussion regarding the brutal killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. The conversation then shift to whether or not it is time to reopen the economy. A passionate debate ensues. Finally, the guys construct their dream Presidential cabinets. All of this and more on Episode 29 of A House Divided! Make sure …
 
Nick, Matt and Andy answer listener questions about social media "influencers", free will, Bill Gates, NASCAR, and everything in between. These questions and more are answered on Episode 28 of A House Divided! Make sure to like and rate AHD on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Follow us on social media... Twitter: @A…
 
The guys are joined by Suffolk University student Charles Gobert to debate if capitalism to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Afterwards, Nick and Andy vehemently disagree about making vaccines mandatory. This and, quite frankly, not much more on Episode 27 of A House Divided! Make sure to like and rate AHD on Apple Podcasts, Sp…
 
Episode 26 commences with a spirited debate over whether or not it's time for the U.S. to leave the WHO (World Health Organization) and more broadly, the UN. Finally, the guys talk about a never before used Presidential power that may become relevant in the near future. This and more on Episode 26 of A House Divided! Make sure to like and rate AHD …
 
Matt, Andy, Nick, and Ben are joined by friend of the program and legal "expert" Colin Greene for a discussion on the limits of government power during a crisis. Shortly after, the guys have a heated debate about "common good constitutionalism" and an essay published in The Atlantic. Finally, the guys delve into drama unfolding IN THE NAVY after th…
 
Nick, Matt, Andy, and Ben discuss an American intelligence report that blew the whistle on China's COVID-19 cover-up and its long-term effects on U.S. foreign policy. With over $2T spent so far on the economic recovery, the guys talk about the future of global economy and Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Finally, a spirited debate breaks out over the …
 
Special guest and AHD's resident flower child Izzy Agricola joins the show to talk about Universal Basic Income (UBI) and perhaps convince Nick and Matt it's a good idea. A late-arriving Andy joins in on the debate over whether or not killing grandma is an acceptable way to restart the economy. Also discussed in this episode of AHD is the stimulus …
 
Nick, Matt, Andy, and Ben give a quick update on the COVID19 epidemic and then debate the merits and morality of the stimulus packages floating through Congress meant to save the economy from collapse. The guys ponder whether or not Bernie Sanders's failed Presidential bid means and end to his movement and wrap up the general show by talking about …
 
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