The Michael Steele Podcast is a podcast hosted by former Republican National Committee Chairman and Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Each week, Michael moderates a barbershop style discussion about the key political and cultural issues of the day. Michael brings his experience as an MSNBC political analyst and from a lifetime in politics to a podcast which transcends traditional political boundaries in order to dig deep and find real solutions.
Are Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and the rest ready for Trump next year? And will Democrats opt for impeachment? Michael talks with Ed Rendell and reveals all. Ed Rendell was the 45th governor of Pennsylvania. He's the former mayor of Philadelphia and served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election. He is now co-chairman of the Immigration Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
While Sharpie-gate continues to expose Trump’s hypersensitive ego, Michael talks with Tim Alberta about who’s winning the civil war in the Republican Party. Tim Alberta is chief political correspondent for POLITICO Magazine, covering Donald Trump’s presidency, Capitol Hill, the ideological warfare between and within the two parties, demographic change in America, and the evolving role of money in elections. His new book is American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump.
Joe Walsh wants to be president. But does he know the difference between saying racist things and being a racist? Michael Steele confronts him about his incendiary past and the path he's chosen against Donald Trump in an explosive, personal conversation. Joe Walsh is a former Republican Congressman from Illinois, a radio talk show host, and now a candidate for president.
After a week of Trump attacking Jewish voters, Denmark, and Juan Williams, could the Emperor have fewer clothes? Michael and Juan discuss the president calling Jews disloyal, his attempt to buy Greenland, and his Messianic tendencies. Juan Williams is an author and a political analyst for Fox News Channel. His latest book is What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?: Trump’s War on Civil Rights.
Did the evangelical Christians make a devil's bargain in order to elect Trump? Michael and Ben Howe discuss how Evangelicals have they cast away their values for 30 pieces of electoral silver. Ben Howe is the author of The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values.
After the El Paso shootings, is the US headed towards a resurgence of white nationalism? Or have we been there all along. Michael and Malcolm Nance discuss the shootings, how they fit into our nation's history of racism, and how Trump is making it worse. Malcolm Nance is a former naval intelligence and counter-terrorism officer, historian. His new book is The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West and the upcoming book, The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security and How We Can Fix It. His new book, which will be out in November, is The Plot To Betray America.
Michael and Cheri Jacobus discuss an effort to produce a TV show highlighting the details of The Mueller Report. Cheri Jacobus is a nationally-recognized political strategist, pundit and writer. She is a long-time and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, and more. She is a founder of ‘America Reads The Mueller Report’, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization raising money to produce and air a 1/2 hour TV program with recognizable celebrities reading key excerpts from The Mueller Report.
Michael and Angela Rye discuss this week's Democratic debates, who holds the progressive mantle, and the impact of Trump's twitter attack on Baltimore. Angela Rye is Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies and a CNN Political Commentator.
How did Trump con America and does the GOP give a sh*t if he keeps on doing it? Michael and Joy-Ann Reid take up that subject as well as this week's Mueller hearings. Joy-Ann Reid is the host of "AM Joy", weekends from 10 a.m. to noon on MSNBC, the author of the new book The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story.
Trump tells Congressional women of color to go back where they came from. And his base loves it. Michael talks about what this means for the future of the Republican Party with Doug Heye. Doug served in leading communications positions in the House of Representatives and United States Senate, the Republican National Committee, as well as serving in the George W. Bush Administration. Heye most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
In this corner... Nancy Pelosi. And in this corner... impeaching Donald Trump! Michael Steele and Dean Obeidallah are in the booth, announcing one hell of a fight. Plus Obamacare, emoluments, and more! Dean Obeidallah is a lawyer turned writer and an award winning comedianHe’s also the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” on SiriusXM Radio Channel 127.
Michael talks why he's not going near downtown Washington D.C. this Independence Day and presidential nepotism at the G20 with. Chris Frates. Chris hosts the weekly, national SiriusXM radio show Politics Inside Out and the founder of The Storyline Company. He’s been an award-winning on-air investigative correspondent for CNN and a reporter for Politico, National Journal and The Denver Post.
It's Democratic Debate Time? Who will shine? Who will fumble? And will Joe Biden continue to be plagued by his past? Michael talks it over with this week's guest, Emmy Award-winning comedian Dennis Miller. Miller was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1991, was a nationally syndicated talk radio host, and is listed as 21st on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He’s the host of The Dennis Miller Option on the Westwood One Podcast Network. His most recent Comedy Special is “Fake News, Real Jokes.”
The Left hates Joe Biden. But he is their only chance to beat Trump? Michael talks it over with Krystal Ball and discusses who the best person to take back the White House might be. Krystal Ball co-hosts the daily politics show “Rising” for The Hill and Hill.TV. She was a host on MSNBC. She was also the Democratic Party nominee for Congress in Virginia's 1st District in the 2010 election.
What has gone wrong with conservatism and how do we get it back on track? Michael speaks with George Will about why he walked away from the Republican Party and why there's hope for the future. George F. Will writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post. His new book is The Conservative Sensibility.
Michael and guest David Jolly discuss Attorney General Bill Barr and his insane performance on Capitol Hill this week. Is it time for impeachment? And is Nancy Pelosi equal to this moment? Former Congressman David Jolly served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2014 – 2017. He's an MSNBC political contributor.
Joe Biden makes it official - he's running for president. Michael jousts with Tiffany Cross about whether he's the best challenger to Donald Trump, the politics of race in America, and Tiffany's confrontation with Noah Rothman on MSNBC from earlier this year. Tiffany Cross is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of The Beat DC, a national platform intersecting politics, policy, and people of color.
Michael talks with guest Steven Olikara about the rising power of millennials in American politics, discusses the Mueller Report, and the 2020 election. Steven Olikara (@StevenOlikara) is the Founder & President of Millennial Action Project (MAP), the largest nonpartisan organization of young lawmakers in the U.S. Working with over 800 policymakers in Congress and state legislatures, MAP is building a new generation of leadership to transcend the partisan divide and strengthen our democracy.
How did the GOP manage to get conservatism so ass backwards in so little time with the Trump Admiistration? Michael addresses that question, the Mueller Report grows up, and Trump's taxes. William Kristol is editor-at-large of The Bulwark. He was a founder of The Weekly Standard, and is a regular guest on leading political commentary shows. Prior to his work at The Weekly Standard, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, an organization that helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory.
Michael discusses the whether Attorney General General Bill Barr bungled the non- release of the Mueller Report, the demand for Trump's tax returns, and whether Joe Biden crossed the line with inappropriate touching. Charlie Sykes joins him for the conversation - he's the editor-in-chief of The Bulwark, host of The Bulwark Podcast, and an NBC/MSNBC contributor.
The Mueller Report is here and bringing with it disappointment to opponents of the president. But should we have been going down the Russiagate rabbit hole to begin with Michael talks about it with Danny Cevallos, attorney and the co-founder of Cevallos & Wong, LLP, a Philadelphia area criminal defense and civil litigation law firm. Danny is an MSNBC Legal Analyst, appearing on shows on the network to discuss legal issues in the news.
The Mueller Report is here! The baby has arrived! Is it a boy? Is it a girl? And what's in that diaper? Michael talks with Jill Wine-Banks about what could be in store for the Trump Administration as a result of this long overdue little bundle from heaven. Jill Wine-Banks is a legal analyst with MSNBC. She was the first woman to serve as an organized crime prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She was a prosecutor in the Watergate trial.
Michael talks with Arthur Brooks about how love may be the answer to out political problems. Dr. Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute. He has served as president since January 1, 2009. He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise. His new book is Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt.
Michael keeps it real about Trump's bizarre CPAC speech and talks with Evan McMullin about the fundamental reforms necessary for our republic in the era of Trump. McMullin is a former CIA Operative, 2016 independent conservative presidential candidate and Co-Founder of Stand Up Republic.
How does dopamine affect our political viewpoints? Our smartphone addiction? Our sex lives? Michael speaks with Mike Long about these and many other questions. Michael Long is an accomplished writer, speechwriter, educator, and award-winning screenwriter and playwright. His new book, co-written with Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD is The Molecule of More.
Michael discusses the impending wrap up of the Mueller report and Trump's continuing attacks on the press with Sophia Nelson, opinion writer with USA Today, the Daily Beast, Politico, and an MSNBC Commentator. She’s the author of the award-winning book Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama.
In the face of the most brazen hijacking of the #USConstitution, “Trump proves that everything Republicans ran on is either a lie or disposable”--@TheRickWilson on the latest episode of The Michael Steele Podcast
Michael discusses the State Of The Union Address and the scandals - racial and sexual - plaguing the leadership of the state of Virginia with guest Matt Kibbe. Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. He was the President of FreedomWorks form 2005-2014. He is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. He’s also the host of Kibbe on Liberty on Blaze TV.
Can we have a national popular vote for president? Michael talks with Dr. John Koza about how it might work. Dr. John Koza is lead author of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote and originator of the National Popular Vote legislation.
Michael speaks with Daniella Gibbs Léger, senior vice president for Communications and Strategy at American Progress about the battle between Trump and the Democrats, Trump and Pelosi, and between the executive and legislative branches of government.
This week, Michael speaks with journalist John Ward about the political fight in 1980 between President Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy, the racism of Congressman Steve King, and the fast food in the White House. Jon Ward has written about politics, religion and culture for two decades. He is the senior political correspondent at Yahoo News, and lives in Washington DC.His new book is Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party
Shutdown, socialism, and shouting over the border wall: How did we get here? Michael talks with Steve Kornacki about the partisan history of Washington in the last generation. Steve Kornacki is a National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. His new book is The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism.
Michael looks back and the political roller coaster that was 2018 and looks forward to what 2019, which kicks off with a government shutdown, will look like. Fasten your seatbelts - it's going to be a bumpy year.
Michael talks about the priorities of the new Democratic House, Nancy Pelosi, and the confrontation in the Oval Office over the border wall with Congressman Eric Swalwell, who represents California’s Fifteenth Congressional District, which includes a large part of the East Bay.
As a nation remembers George Herbert Walker Bush, Michael discusses his lasting legacy with Mona Charen and Ellis Henican and looks at new developments for Donald Trump in the Mueller investigation. Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist and a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Her most recent book is Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense. Ellis Henican is a New York Times bestselling author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist and a popular TV news pundit. He is also the voice of Stormy on the hit Cartoon Network series Sealab 2021. His upcoming book, co-written with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.
With Michael Cohen's confession, Trump seems likely to take the GOP down yet another notch. Where will Pelosi lead the Dems? Michael discusses the situation with Matt Lewis. Lewis is a Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast, a CNN political commentator, and the author of Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Went from the Party of Reagan to the Party of Trump.
Michael talks with former Congresswoman Donna Edwards about whether Nancy Pelosi should be the next Speaker of the House and the arrogance of office demonstrated by Donald Trump in requesting the prosecution of Hillary Clinton and James Comey.
Michael discusses the midterms, Trump's insane post-election press conference, and the decline of the GOP with Max Boot. Boot is a historian, best-selling author, foreign-policy analyst, and columnist for the Washington Post. His latest book is The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right
Michael does the show at Politicon 2018 in Los Angeles and talks about the midterms and Trump voters with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, Republican Strategist Shermichael Singleton, and CNN commentator Tara Setmayer.
Michael is joined by Tom Nichols to discuss why, in the era of Trump, everyone thinks they're an expert. Tom Nichols is a professor at the Naval War College and Harvard Extension AND a five-time Jeopardy! champion. His most recent book is The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.
What the hell did Kanye West just do at the White House? Michael gets with author and FoxNews commentator Juan Williams to try and figure it out. Juan's latest book is What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? Trump’s War on Civil Rights.
Michael and guest Ron Christie listen as Senator Susan Collins announces her vote in favor of Brett Kavanaugh, assuring his confirmation to the Supreme Court. They discuss how we got here and what it means for the country. Ron Christie is the founder and CEO of Christie Strategies LLC, a full-service communications and issues management firm in Washington, DC. He served as special assistant to President George W. Bush and was deputy assistant to Vice President Cheney for domestic policy. He’s currently a political analyst for BBC World News in North America.
Michael is joined by GOP strategist Tara Setmayer and attorney Tamara Holder for a deep discussion of the personal and political aspects of the testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Tara Setmayer is a CNN Political Commentator, a former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill, who hosts the "Honestly Speaking with Tara," podcast. Tamara Holder is an attorney, as well as a television commentator on legal and progressive issues.
Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief David Corn and GOP strategist Liz Copeland join Michael to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accusations, Trump's reaction to Hurricane Florence, and a threatened government shutdown over the border wall. Liz Copeland is founder of The Urban Conservative Project. David Corn is co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.
Roland Martin joins Michael to discuss the perilous path down which Trump is taking the GOP and the country, as well as the Serena Williams controversy. Martin has been a commentator for TV One Cable Network, CNN, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and is now the host of his own daily digital show, #RolandMartinUnfiltered.
Author and BBC journalist Katty Kay joins Michael to discuss the undercover resister in the White House who wrote an anonymous editorial in the New York Times and Katty's book, The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self.
Democratic strategist Don Calloway and Republican strategist Evan Siegfried join Michael to discuss what Michael Cohen's guilty pleas could lead to us discover about Donald Trump, as well as the president's response to the passing of Senator John McCain.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson and author of Everything Trump Touches Dies joins the Man of Steele and talks with Michael about the horror of the Trump Administration and the complicit Republican "Profiles In Chicken@!*t" that made it possible.
Malcolm Nance joins Michael to discuss Laura Ingraham, immigration, racism, Russia, and how he became known as "The Black Guy Who Speaks Arabic". Malcolm is a former naval intelligence and counter-terrorism officer, historian. His new book is The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West.
Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director and Founder of SkyBridge Capital, talks with Michael about why Trump is getting it wrong with his war on the media, his attack on LeBron James, his stance on Russia, and what he can do to make it right.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell joins Michael to discuss Republicans, racism, and voter registration. Bell is host of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. His new Netflix stand-up comedy special is Private School Negro. His new book is The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6'4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.
In the premiere episode of the Man of Steele podcast, Michael Steele has a conversation with Dr. Jason Johnson about President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Dr. Johnson is a professor of Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, political analyst, author of the book “Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell”, and Politics Editor at TheRoot.com. He can be found on Twitter @DrJasonJohnson.
Man of Steele is a podcast hosted by former Republican National Committee Chairman and Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Each week, Michael moderates a barbershop style discussion about the key political and cultural issues of the day. Michael brings his experience as an MSNBC political analyst and from a lifetime in politics to a podcast which transcends traditional political boundaries in order to dig deep and find real solutions.