Conversations about culture and politics. Hosted by Brandon Clarkson.

Brian Karem

Brian Karem is a reporter, writer, and editor. He’s currently the white house correspondent for Playboy, and the executive editor for The Sentinel newspapers. He’s also a political analyst for CNN. In 1991 was awarded the National Press Club Freedom of the Press award. In this episode, Brandon talks to Brian about his career, journalism ethics, covering the Trump administration, and much more.

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Jamie Kirchick

Jamie Kirchick is a scholar, journalist, and the author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age. He’s currently a fellow at the Brookings Institute where he works on European and American politics and foreign policy. He’s also a correspondent for The Daily Beast and a columnist for Tablet. In this episode, Brandon talks to Jamie about the decline of Europe, the rise of antisemitism, Vladimir Putin, and much more.

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David Frum

David Frum is a political writer and the author of nine books, including his latest, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. He’s currently a Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He also served as a speechwriter for the George W. Bush administration. In this episode, Brandon talks to David about about Donald Trump, Syria, Christopher Hitchens, and much more.

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Fred Melamed

Fred Melamed is an actor with decades of experience in theater, screen and voice acting. He's played in films by the Coen brothers and Woody Allen. He's also appeared in dozens of television shows. In this episode, Brandon talks to Fred about acting, personal values, mental illness, and much more.

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Cooper Hefner

Cooper Hefner is a business executive, philanthropist, and an active member of the California state military reserve. He's currently the Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises. In 1953, Cooper’s father Hugh Hefner started Playboy Magazine and now 65 years later, Playboy has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. In this episode, Brandon talks to Cooper about the Playboy philosophy, sexuality, masculinity, and much more.

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