Beg to Differ with Mona Charen

Beg to Differ is a weekly roundtable podcast brought to you by Host Mona Charen is joined by Linda Chavez of the Niskanen Center, Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution, and Damon Linker of The Week to discuss the news of the week in a respectful, rational forum.

News Commentary
Reading Midterm Tea Leaves (with Josh Barro)
Josh Barro joins the group to interpret the current status of the midterms.
65 min
He Is a Sucking Black Hole of Disaster (with Me...
Republicans know the 'Trump magic' isn't working, so when is the party going to get rid of him?
60 min
How to Defeat Putin . . . and Trump (with Eric ...
Eric Edelman joins the panel to discuss how to help Ukraine win.
65 min
I'm Sorry, That's Classified
Former CIA officer David Priess joins the group to consider Trump's secrets squirreled away in Mar-a-Lago, the "woke" FBI, the Democrats' prospects in the midterms, and much more. And Cathy Young sits in for Linda Chavez.
57 min
GOP vs. Rule of Law (with Ted Nordhaus)
Ted Nordhaus of the Breakthrough Institute answers doubts about nuclear energy.
57 min
Kansas Shocker (with A.B. Stoddard)
A.B. Stoddard helps analyze this week's primary election results.
53 min
Indict Them All? (with Nicholas Grossman)
Arc Digital's Nicholas Grossman joins Beg to Differ to debate prosecuting Trump.
68 min
Did the January 6 Committee Make a Difference? ...
Tom Nichols joins the group (plus Jon Ward) to discuss the committee's work.
56 min
A Patchwork Nation on Abortion (with Frances Ki...
Two biggest issues right now are interstate travel and pregnancy-terminating pills.
51 min
Can Democrats do Politics? (with Ruy Teixeira)
Democrats can't seem to find the sweet spot.
67 min
The End of Roe and Trump's Pathology (with Pete...
​The Atlantic's Peter Wehner joins the group (plus Ted Johnson) to discuss the reasoning and implications of the Dobbs decision.
53 min
“Wintry realism.” (with David Frum)
The Atlantic’s David Frum joins the group to discuss the January 6 committee’s purpose and the prospects for a non-Trump in 2024.
58 min
Republicans are Dangerous; Democrats are Ineffe...
Charlie Sykes joins the group to discuss the January 6 hearings, Biden's record, and inflation (we warned about it!)
72 min
Is Biden Too Old for a Second Term? (with Matt...
Third Way's Matt Bennett help dissect the primaries so far, the January 6 hearings, and the question of who will be the Democrats' 2024 nominee.
64 min
Is Gun Control Futile? (with David French)
David French joins the group this week to consider gun control efforts, the gun culture, and the state of the war in Ukraine.
63 min
Drowning in Guns under Minority Rule (with A.B....
Guest host A.B. Stoddard joins guests Tom Nichols, Yahoo News' Jon Ward, and regular Linda Chavez.
63 min
The Challenge of Diversity (with Yascha Mounk)
Yascha Mounk joins the panel to talk about the optimistic case for diverse democracies -- and primary results.
60 min
Voting Rights and Abortion Rights (with Ben Gin...
Election law expert Ben Ginsberg offers insight on threats to confidence in elections.
71 min
Abortion and Climate. Can We Get More Contentio...
MIT’s Robert Pindyck shares wisdom on climate and joins the discussion of the Roe draft opinion.
70 min
A Macron Moment in the US? (with guest host Jos...
Guest Host Josh Barro and the panel discuss the French elections, and the possibility of a centrist third party in the US. Plus, corporate free speech — and will Musk break Twitter?
65 min
Jared vs. Hunter
Arc Digital's Nicholas Grossman joins the group to consider the mask mandate, the corruption of presidential relatives, and James Carville's advice about "weird Republicans."
67 min
The Inflation Monster (with Noah Smith)
Noah Smith joins to consider whether inflation is really as bad as it looks and whether we can ever have a sensible immigration policy in our divided country.
73 min
Putin's American Friends (with Eric Edelman)
Eric Edelman joins to discuss war crimes, defense spending, and Putinists abroad and at home.
60 min
Lock Him Up?
The Atlantic’s Jonathan Rauch joins the group (including Cathy Young) to consider whether a federal judge saying Trump is a likely criminal should spur DOJ?
65 min
Monsters and Jackasses
The Washington Post's Charles Lane joins the group to mull whether Putin is intimidating the West with nuclear threats and if so, how to respond? Also, the KBJ hearings reveal a GOP deep into "jackassery."
59 min