The Positive Populist Episodes (18)
'America’s Favorite Black, Gay, Republican'
Rob Smith is an Iraq War veteran, political analyst, and contributor for Turning Point USA, referring to himself as 'America's favorite black, gay, Republican.' Steve and Rob discuss his childhood in Ohio, his 'coming out' stories, and how he went from being a Democrat to a staunch Republican.
Raymond Arroyo: 'We drag our own carcasses to market'
Raymond Arroyo is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and producer that you may know best from his work on Laura Ingraham's radio show and appearing as a Fox News Contributor.
Jason Chaffetz: 'Listen, the Founders wanted this to happen.'
We welcome Jason Chaffetz to the podcast. Chaffetz is a retired politician and now a political commentator. Chaffetz shares his journey from high school, through his business career, and serving in Congress, and his role as a political analyst.
Sebastian Thrun on making a huge impact
Sebastian Thrun is our first guest. Sebastian was really the pioneer of the whole movement we've seen for what's called Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), which is online distance learning.
Reihan Salam makes the case against open borders
Reihan Salam is the executive editor of the National Review. He has a brilliant new book out called 'Melting Pot Or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders.' Salam is a big influential figure in politics. He joins us today to share his fascinating political origin story.
Charlie Kirk: 'I know nothing but war in my entire life.'
Charlie Kirk founded Turning Point USA at the ripe young age of 18. Kirk shares his fascinating story of how an unconventional pitch in a stairwell at the Republican National Convention lead to a $10,000 investment in Turning Point in 2012.
Tammy Bruce: 'It's the economy that sets us free.'
Tammy Bruce is a radio host and contributor on the Fox News Channel. There was a time when Bruce supported and represented the ideas of a 'classic liberal.' She served as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of NOW for six years. But, later found that the liberal ideas were no longer the right fit.
Katrina Pierson: 'Mr. Trump, you have to run.'
Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign, joins the show. You won't believe her wonderful story of how she worked as a medical professional for 14 years and became politically active in the Tea Party.
Tezlyn Figaro: '…I’m not disillusioned'
Tezlyn Figaro, political consultant and 2016 Nation Racial Justice director for the Bernie Sanders campaign, tells Steve what its like on the road for any political campaign.
Sara Carter 'And that’s when I stumbled on to Andrew McCabe.'
Sara Carter, an award-winning investigative reporter and Fox News contributor, talks with Steve about the dangerous lengths she'll go to get the best out of a story.
Some fans remember Lisa Kennedy Montgomery from her days as a radio show host and MTV VJ. Now she is the host of 'Kennedy' on FBN. Steve sits down with Kennedy as she shares her story.
Linda McMahon on handling the 24/7 news cycle, Running the SBA, and President Trump
Linda McMahon joins Steve to speak about her working relationship with President Trump and her mission when leading the Small Business Association.
Tomi Lahren: 'I really wanted to challenge and I wanted to inform… start a dialogue'
Fox Nation's Tomi Lahren explains her perspective on starting a dialogue and engaging people with a different point of view, talks about the audience's reaction to her appearance on 'The Daily Show,' and tells us about her new book, 'Never Play Dead: How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable.'