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Know Your Enemy
Know Your Enemy
Matthew Sitman

A leftist's guide to the conservative movement, one podcast episode at a time, with co-hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell.

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Arguing the World: Howe, Kristol, Glazer, and Bell [Teaser]

Matt and Sam watch the wonderful 1998 documentary "Arguing the World" — and go deep on Irving Howe, Irving... more

09 Apr 2024 · 3 minutes
Taylor Swift Derangement Syndrome (w/ B.D. McClay)

Matt and Sam talk to B.D. McClay about the right's deranged freakout over Taylor Swift — and what she can... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
UNLOCKED: Keeping Up with the Bozells

Matt and Sam discuss a conservative family saga for the ages — the Bozells — in a classic KYE episode... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
Why the Right Loves Foreign Dictators (w/ Jacob Heilbrunn)

Matt and Sam talk to Jacob Heilbrunn about his new book, America Last: The Right's Century-Long Romance with Foreign Dictators.

11 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
A Remedy for Envy? René Girard Redux [TEASER]

Matt and Sam return to René Girard via Pope Francis—whom Matt personally met at a recent general audience at the... more

04 Mar 2024 · 2 minutes
René Girard and the Right (w/ John Ganz)

Matt and Sam welcome back John Ganz to discuss René Girard, the Stanford polymath whose theory of "mimetic desire," violence,... more

26 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Thinking the "Far Right" [Teaser]

What is the relationship between the "right" and the "far right?" Matt and Sam return to questions of historiography. Subscribe... more

11 Feb 2024 · 4 minutes
Project 2025: Building a "Better" Trump Administration

Matt and Sam explore how movement conservatives — and their think tanks — are preparing for a second Trump administration.

30 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
[TEASER] The Politics of Seinfeld (w/ Gabe Winant and Jesse Brenneman)

Matt is joined by historian Gabe Winant and Know Your Enemy producer Jesse Brenneman to discuss the politics of Seinfeld.

26 Jan 2024 · 4 minutes
The History of the History of the Right (w/ Kim Phillips-Fein)

Matt and Sam are joined by historian Kim Phillips-Fein to discuss the "state of the field" of historical studies of... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Know Your Enemy
Arguing the World: Howe, Kristol, Glazer, and Bell [Teaser]
Know Your Enemy