By Elise Jordan and Steve Schmidt
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American politics is undergoing seismic changes that will alter the course of history. Elise Jordan and Steve Schmidt have served at the highest levels in government, politics and media. They are two of the most articulate defenders of personal freedom, individual liberty and the rule of law. Their broad experience in government and Republican politics gives them a unique ability to explain recent events and place them in historic context. Together, with journalists, elected officials, policy-makers and thought-leaders, they will analyze the week's news and get at the real truth behind all the distracting headlines. New episodes released Mondays. Produced and recorded out of The Hangar Studios, NYC.
||CleanWords Matter Library: Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox author of 'Born Trump'||Like his father, Donald Trump, had 5 children -- hoping that at least one would "turn out like him." Elise and Steve add "Born Trump: Inside America's First Family" by Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox to the Words Matter Library brought to you by Audible. Audible, because Words Matter||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElise and Steve do a Post-SCOTUS Nomination Wrap Up||It was the most watched, the most bitter and the most partisan US Supreme Court confirmation process in more than 25 years. Elise and Steve explain who won, who lost and what the consequences will be in November. Plus in the Words Matter Library -- Tom Ricks' "Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom"||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWords Matter Library: Thomas E. Ricks’ “Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom”||Elise and Steve put Tom Ricks’ “Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom” into the Words Matter Library. Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Ricks provides a fresh look at Winston Churchill and George Orwell in the Age of Trump. Both Churchill and Orwell demonstrated vision and courage as they embodied the idea that words do matter. Tom Ricks masterfully chronicles their separate, yet contemporaneous, fight against the evils of totalitarianism. Get this title free along with your 30-day free trial of Audible when you go to www.audible.com/wordsmatter Audible - because words matter||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Steve Kornacki - Author of “The Red and The Blue"||Description: The 1990s saw the birth of modern political tribalism. Steve Kornacki’s important new book, “The Red and The Blue,” explores the battles between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich and how they lead to the partisan warfare we see today.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWords Matter Library: Steve Kornacki’s The Red and The Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism.||In a new segment we put Steve Kornacki’s The Red and The Blue in the the Words Matter Library brought to you by Audible. Today, America is deeply divided - you either live in Red America or Blue America. Steve Kornacki of NBC News takes us back to the 1990s to find the birth of political tribalism in The Red and The Blue. Get this title free along with your 30-day free trial of Audible when you go to www.audible.com/WordsMatter Audible - because Words Matter||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Preet Bharara - LIVE from the 92nd Street Y||LIVE from the 92nd Street Y. In their first interview in front of an audience - Elise and Steve talk with former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara about crime, corruption and the rule of law in the Age of Trump.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with US Senate candidate Mike Espy||Elise and fellow native, Professor Eddie Glaude, are back home in Mississippi and interview U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy. They’ll talk trade, tariffs and what it’s like to run for office in age of Trump. Will Secretary Espy become the first Democrat in 30 years, and the first African American in over 100 years to represent Mississippi in the United States Senate?||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson||Elise talks with Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Secretary Johnson reflects on the Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election and explains why the United States may not be ready to protect against the same kind of interference in the 2018 midterm elections. And Steve has the final word on the New York Times anonymous opinion author - is this the work of an “adult in the room” or a “Trump enabler”?||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Life and Legacy of Senator John McCain||John McCain was a decorated war hero, a maverick Senator and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. He lived by a set of values and principles that transcended politics and party. McCain loved his country and served it with valor, courage and integrity for 60 years. Elise and Steve reflect on the life and legacy of this great American leader.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with 'TrumpNation' author Tim O’Brien||Elise and Steve talk to "TrumpNation" author Tim O’Brien about how he beat Donald Trump in a $5 billion lawsuit. Tim talks about what it's like to watch Trump when he's caught lying under oath. They discuss the Trump bankruptcies, the Russia connections, and what's really behind Donald Trump's deep and dangerous insecurities.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 Preview: Elise's Final Word on Omarosa and 'All the best people'||Donald Trump promised that he would hire "all the best people" for his Administration. Elise explains how Trump's attacks on Omarosa expose his twisted values and blatant corruption.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Political Expat's Journey||Steve Schmidt explains how the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan has become the single greatest threat to liberty, freedom and human rights under Donald Trump. Then, Elise Jordan remembers Heather Heyer and reflects on the 1st Anniversary of the violent white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 Preview: Elise Reflects on the 1st Anniversary of Charlottesville||On the 1st anniversary of Charlottesville, Elise Jordan reflects on one of the darker moments in recent history. Elise pays tribute to Heather Heyer, the peaceful protester who was murdered during a violent White Supremacist rally one year ago this weekend.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with 'Firing Line' Host Margaret Hoover||Welcome to "Words Matter" with Elise Jordan and Steve Schmidt. Our goal here is to promote reality. As a wise man once said, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, not their own facts." Words have power and they have consequences. In this episode we will explore the questions: How did we arrive at this political moment? Will the Republican Party and the conservative movement survive President Trump and Trumpism? And if the GOP survives, what does it look like and who leads it? We will explore these questions with "Firing Line" host and conservative author Margaret Hoover.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome To 'Words Matter'||On this sneak preview of "Words Matter," Elise Jordan gives us a look at what she and co-host Steve Schmidt have in store for their new weekly podcast. "Words Matter" debuts August 6th. New episodes Mondays.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the podcast I’ve been waiting for. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. Elise is a rockstar.
Hang on America
Stoked for this podcast! Schmidt and Jordan sink a stake in the ground for America