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The next chapter in American politics has begun, but is it going to be any less crazy? The Spectator's Americano podcast delivers in-depth discussions with the best American pundits to keep you in the loop. Presented by Freddy Gray.


Kanye West, anti-semitism, and the future of black conservatism
Freddy Gray discusses 'Ye' 2024 with writer, musician and host of the podcast Conversations with Coleman, Coleman Hughes. They consider whether Kanye has a messianic complex or if he is simply trolling the nation.
23:54 02/12/22
Should Twitter pay Trump to tweet?
Freddy Gray talks to the comedian and media and culture editor of American Greatness Tim Young, about Twitter, Donald Trump and the Republican race for president in 2024. 
15:49 21/11/22
What do the midterm results mean for Biden?
Freddy Gray speaks to Jacob Heilbrunn about the President’s position following November’s election results. 
15:16 17/11/22
Can Donald Trump win in 2024?
Freddy Gray speaks to the editor of Modern Age Daniel McCarthy about the former president’s chances for a comeback. 
44:30 16/11/22
Could Georgia decide the midterms?
This week Freddy is joined by Matt McDonald, US managing editor of The Spectator, who is covering the midterms from Georgia. What will the result of the run-off be there and could this decide who takes control of the Senate? 
29:45 11/11/22
What do the midterm results mean for national conservatism?
Freddy Gray speaks to Yoram Hazony, the author of Conservatism: A Rediscovery, about the midterm results, and what happens next to national conservatism in the United States. 
20:03 09/11/22
Will Covid lockdowns affect the midterm vote?
Freddy Gray talks to the journalist David Marcus, author of Charade: The Covid Lies That Crushed A Nation, ahead of the midterms. 
28:36 04/11/22
What issues do voters care most about?
Freddy Gray talks to Galen Druke, host of the FiveThirtyEight politics podcast on ABC News, as the midterm elections fast approach. 
30:39 28/10/22
Will the Republicans win the midterms?
Republican strategist Luke Thompson returns to Americano to give Freddy Gray the lowdown on how things are shaping up ahead of the midterm elections in November. 
41:46 19/10/22
Can America save capitalism?
Freddy Gray talks to Dr Samuel Gregg, a scholar at the Acton Institute and Distinguished Fellow of the American Institute for Economic Research, about his new book The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets in an Uncertain World.
32:55 14/10/22
Will Biden's pot pardons pay off?
This week Freddy speaks to Madeleine Kearns, staff writer at the National Review, about President Joe Biden's decree that cannabis possession should no longer be a federal crime. Is this a vote winner or will the decision end in disaster? 
19:44 07/10/22
Has conservatism been misunderstood?
This week Freddy is joined by political theorist Yoram Hazony. They discuss Yoram's new book Conservatism: A Rediscovery, the origins of American conservatism and whether the family unit will be the defining feature of the modern conservative movement.
27:10 27/09/22
What's going to happen in the midterms?
This week Freddy speaks to journalist and political analyst Sean Trende about what we can expect from the November midterms. Is there a red wave incoming? Or will the Democrats do better than expected?
18:49 22/09/22
How much did Queen Elizabeth mean to Americans?
Freddy Gray speaks to Lee Cohen, senior fellow of The Bow Group and The Bruges Group, about how the death of Queen Elizabeth has been received in America. 
18:29 15/09/22
Why aren't American men working?
Freddy Gray speaks to Nicholas Eberstadt, author of Men Without Work, about why, despite good employment figures, American men aren't working in the same way they used to.
31:02 10/09/22
Is Catholicism becoming cool?
Freddy Gray speaks to Julia Yost about her recent New York Times column, 'New York's Hottest Club Is the Catholic Church'. 
24:38 01/09/22
What is going on with Curtis Yarvin?
Curtis Yarvin is, according to the New York Times, a 'neo-reactionary blogger'. What would Henry VII make of Elizabeth II? What good has American foreign policy done? Why did he support the war in Iraq? And who are the best Victorian writers? Yarvin joins Freddy Gray.
83:48 26/08/22
What next for Liz Cheney?
Yesterday Liz Cheney lost the Republican nomination for Wyoming's House seat to the Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman. Freddy Gray is joined by the author and journalist James Pogue to discuss the impact of the result. 
20:09 17/08/22
Is Chinese espionage a threat to US democracy?
Freddy Gray speaks to Spectator contributor, Ian Williams, author of Every Breath You Take: China's New Tyranny and Nicholas Eftimiades, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and professor of Homeland Security. On the podcast, they discuss the scale of Chinese espionage infiltrating Western society. Has the problem been ignored for decades? What kind of a threat is it to America's democracy? 
26:06 16/08/22
Did the FBI raid guarantee Trump will run again?
Freddy Gray speaks to Amber Athey about yesterday's FBI raid at Mar a Lago, and Donald Trump's subsequent release of a video that looks suspiciously like a prelude to a campaign in 2024. 
15:21 09/08/22
Is Nancy Pelosi about to cause world war three?
Freddy Gray speaks with Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of The National Interest, ahead of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. They discuss if this is a turning point in US relations with Taiwan, whether we are heading for world war three, or if Pelosi is calling China’s bluff. 
14:15 02/08/22
Is inflation over?
Freddy Gray is joined by Kate Andrews, the Spectator’s economics editor; and Mark Asquith, a fund manager, to discuss if the worst of America's inflationary pressures will soon be a thing of the past. 
20:43 29/07/22
Will Trump use Truth Social to relaunch his presidential ambitions?
Freddy Gray talks to the CEO of Truth Social, Devin Nunes, about the new network as it launches in the UK, and whether the owner Donald Trump will be seeking to launch himself back into the political arena. 
44:13 22/07/22
Did René Girard understand America?
Freddy Gray speaks to Geoff Shullenberger, a lecturer at New York University and columnist for Compact Magazine about a range of topics, from the ideas and appeal of philosopher René Girard to transhumanism and transgenderism, and the war in Ukraine. 
39:47 15/07/22
What can Biden get from his Saudi Arabia trip?
Freddy Gray speaks to the journalist and The Atlantic staff writer Graeme Wood about Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and what he will discuss with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
22:05 06/07/22
Will progressive conservatism rule America?
Freddy Gray speaks to the author F.H. Buckley, who outlines the case made in his latest book Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America's Natural Governing Party.
30:39 01/07/22
What will happen now Roe v Wade is overturned?
Inez Stepman returns to talk to Freddy Gray about the overturning of the 1973 Roe v Wade decision by the Supreme Court. 
21:44 24/06/22
Can California be saved from ruin?
Freddy Gray talks to Michael Shellenberger, the author and campaigner, fresh from his recent run in the primary elections for governor of California. Shellenberger’s most recent book, San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities, is available to buy now.
47:48 17/06/22
What is the point of the January 6th committee?
Freddy Gray talks to journalists Jacob Heilbrunn, the editor of The National Interest, and John Daniel Davidson, senior editor of The Federalist, about the beginning of public hearings at the House Select Committee into the events of January 6th 2021.
29:30 10/06/22
Why are there so many mass shootings?
Freddy Gray speaks to award-winning author and Spectator columnist Lionel Shriver about mass shootings and gun culture in the United States, in the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  
40:16 27/05/22