The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Battles over the future of slavery in the nation and the territories, the nature and extent of individual rights and the meaning of equality, and whether and how the union could survive characterized the Lincoln-Douglas debates; historians Sidney Blumenthal and Lucas Morel explore the debates with host Jeffrey Rosen.

August 22, 2019

Live at America’s Town Hall: George F. Will

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George F. Will discusses his political and constitutional philosophy with Jeffrey Rosen.

August 15, 2019

The Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists

What were the biggest constitutional debates between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists? Scholars Jack Rakove and Mike Rappaport join host Jeffrey Rosen to explore those debates.

August 08, 2019

When does Twitter blocking violate the First Amendment?

President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking people on Twitter based on their viewpoints, according to a recent decision by the Second Circuit. Debating this decision, First Amendment experts David French and Katie Fallow join host Jeffrey Rosen.

August 01, 2019

The Constitutional Legacy of Seneca Falls

Exploring the legacy of the nation’s first women’s rights convention and the ensuing movements that shaped the Constitution, gender law experts Erika Bachiochi of the Ethics & Public Policy Center and Tracy A. Thomas of the University of Akron School of Law join host Jeffrey Rosen.

July 25, 2019

Remembering Justice John Paul Stevens

Two of Justice Stevens' former law clerks, Daniel Farber of Berkeley Law and Kate Shaw of Cardozo Law, share some favorite memories from their clerkships and remember some of the late justice's landmark majority opinions and dissents, in conversation with host Jeffrey Rosen.

July 18, 2019

What Happened After the Burr/Hamilton Duel?

On the anniversary of the 1804 duel in which Vice President Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton, this episode explores Burr’s treason trial and its lasting implications today. Host Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Burr historians Nancy Isenberg and Kevin Walsh.

July 11, 2019

Supreme Court 2018-19 Term Recap

We review the Supreme Court 2018-19 term and explore Chief Justice Roberts’ newfound role as the swing justice with guests Ilya Shapiro of Cato and Leah Litman of the University of Michigan Law School. Jeffrey Rosen hosts.

July 04, 2019

Live at America’s Town Hall: The Human Side of Judging

Moderators Michael Lewis and Jeff Rosen sit down with current and former judges for candid conversations on how they have managed the challenges their role often requires them to face and how they have approached their work.

June 27, 2019

The Declaration of Independence and its Influence on the Constitution

Exploring the influence of the Declaration of Independence on political and constitutional movements throughout American history – Danielle Allen of Harvard University and Ken Kersch of Boston College join host Jeffrey Rosen.

June 20, 2019

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