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Holy Smoke

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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Americano

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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Americano

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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Business

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Americano

Has r/wallstreetbets changed the stock market forever?

Freddy Gray talks to Joe Weisenthal, co-host of the Odd Lots podcast and presenter of What’d You Miss on Bloomberg TV, about the GameStop short squeeze. Where did r/wallstreetbets start, have they revolutionized the stock market, and do they know what they’re doing?

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Holy Smoke

How the Vatican tried to suppress criticism of the new President

Cardinal Blase Cupich, the ambitious left-wing archbishop of Chicago, must have imagined that Joe Biden’s inauguration last week would be a moment to savor. He and a small number of his liberal colleagues, known as ‘the Biden bishops’, have been working tremendously hard to make sure that, once their candidate was elected, any mention of […]

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Americano

The first days of President Biden

Has Joe Biden done as much in his first days as he said he would? Freddy Gray talks to Jacob Heilbrunn about the Trump policies that Biden is keeping, and the ones that he’s already swept away.

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Table Talk

With Alison Roman

Alison Roman is a food writer, cook, and author of New York Times bestseller Nothing Fancy. On the podcast, she tells Lara and Livvy about the recipes she learnt from her mother, how she plans a dinner party and craving pizza in lockdown.  

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Who was the first to benefit from a presidential pardon?

Philip Wigle had been convicted of attacking a tax collector and setting fire to his house, while John Mitchell had robbed the mail

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The highlights of history: a Spectator Christmas survey

Featuring Alec Baldwin, Peter Hitchens, Dominic Cummings and more

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Politics

Farewell, Donald

The Spectator’s writers and friends reflect on what they’ll miss about Donald Trump and what they expect from Joe Biden

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