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Why should we hate ‘vaxports’?

Vaccine passports seem all but inevitable in the UK and parts of the US. While some are relatively relaxed about the prospects of a de facto bio-security ID card, others are not. US Spectator contributing editor and host of Dumpster Fire Bridget Phetasy is one of them, and on this episode tells Freddy Gray why she hates […]

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Did Matt Gaetz do nothing wrong?

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that congressman Matt Gaetz is being investigated over whether he had sex with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him. Freddy Gray speaks to Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump and a friend of Gaetz, about the story.

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The alarming rise of Big Dope

Young people are now more likely to consume marijuana than smoke tobacco. Is weed just a benign stimulant, or is Big Dope pushing a drug that could lead to a schizophrenia epidemic? Freddy Gray speaks to Madeleine Kearns, staff writer at National Review and the author of the cover piece in the new US edition of The Spectator.

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What’s driving the NFT digital art boom?

A piece of digital art by the illustrator Beeple has sold for $69 million. Is it worth the cash, or just a picture on a screen? Freddy Gray talks to Nima Sagharchi, director of Middle Eastern, Islamic and South Asian art at Bonhams auctioneers.

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What’s behind the violence against Asian-Americans?

In the wake of the Atlanta shootings, Freddy Gray talks to Andy Ngo, author of Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy about Ngo’s experiences of racism as an Asian-American and what’s behind the rise in violence against the group.

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Is Biden tougher on China than Trump?

With historian Michael R. Auslin, the Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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What do Americans really think about the British royal family?

Freddy Gray talks to historian Patrick Allitt, the Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University, about how much the Harry and Meghan interview has really cut through to the American public.

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Is HR 1 an existential threat to American democracy?

Freddy Gray talks to National Review and Fox columnist John Fund about the Democrat HR 1 bill on voting practices. Will it pass? Could it be an existential threat to American democracy?

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He’s back: what Trump said at CPAC

In the first public appearance since Biden’s inauguration, Donald Trump has spoken to CPAC, the annual conservative conference. Freddy Gray reviews his speech with Kate Andrews.

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Is CPAC now TPAC?

Freddy Gray, Amber Athey and Matt McDonald discuss 2021’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida, ahead of Donald Trump’s appearance.

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Can the United States be transported back to Christendom?

This week’s Holy Smoke examines the fragmentation of American Catholicism following the election of pro-choice Catholic Joe Biden. It focuses on the strangest current of thought among the many conservative Catholics calling for an urgent change of approach in order to confront what promises to be an authoritarian liberal administration. It’s called integralism, a label […]

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The collapse of Andrew Cuomo

The golden child of pandemic politicians seems to have lost his shine. Matt McDonald, the US managing editor of The Spectator, speaks to Janice Dean, senior meteorologist at Fox News and author of Make Your Own Sunshine about how the crisis in New York’s care homes ruined Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reputation.

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The demise of the Lincoln Project

Freddy Gray talks to Republican political consultant Luke Thompson about the demise of the Lincoln Project, the political action committee set up to oppose Donald Trump’s reelection.

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