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The Claremont Review of Books Podcast

For 20 years, the Claremont Review of Books has been the gold standard for conservative criticism and political analysis. Now the CRB comes to the podcast world with a new interview show hosted by Dr. Spencer Klavan, the magazine's assistant editor. As each new issue comes out, Spencer phones up authors whose essays have prompted deeper reflection and discussion. Over a drink and a copy of the latest CRB, he'll chat with the leading minds on the Right about what's going on in politics and literary culture. New interviews appear once a month, and--as a bonus--Spencer will sit down once per issue with his boss and friend Dr. Charles Kesler, editor of the CRB, to discuss the major themes that have arisen in the news cycle and their deeper implications for the state of the nation.


The Close Read: Spring 2022 Review with Dr. Charles Kesler 30:06 06/24/2022
The Close Read: Nathan Pinkoski on Revolutionary Socialism 36:03 05/20/2022
The Close Read: Chris Flannery on Lincoln’s Most Notable Speeches 27:17 04/22/2022
The Close Read: Winter 2021/2022 Review with Charles Kesler 30:51 03/18/2022
The Close Read: Dr. Leonard Sax on The God Hypothesis 31:09 02/11/2022
The Close Read: Mark Helprin on Foreign Policy Blunders 26:57 01/07/2022
The Close Read: Dr. William Voegeli on Degraded Crime Policy 31:35 10/29/2021
The Close Read: Jeffrey Anderson on America’s Mask Regime 26:24 09/17/2021
The Close Read: Glenn Ellmers on Harry V. Jaffas’ Lessons for the Modern Right 28:21 09/10/2021
The Close Read: The Fall of Afghanistan with Charles Kesler 30:51 08/20/2021
The Close Read: Andrew Roberts on Vindicating Churchill 27:31 07/23/2021
The Close Read: James Poulos on Digital Religion 28:09 06/18/2021
The Close Read: Professor James Hankins on the Chinese Challenge 31:05 05/14/2021
The Close Read: Daniel McCarthy on the Future of the Right 31:05 04/09/2021
The Close Read: Winter 2020/21 Review with Charles Kesler 32:30 03/05/2021
The Close Read: Dr. Robert Royal on Christopher Columbus 30:57 01/08/2021
The Close Read: John M. Ellis on COVID and the Academy 29:11 11/13/2020
The Close Read: Richard Samuelson on Cancel Culture 32:28 10/09/2020
The Close Read: Summer 2020 Review with Dr. Charles Kesler 29:23 09/11/2020
The Close Read: Michael Anton on The Last Four Years and the Next 32:04 08/14/2020
The Close Read: Economist David P. Goldman on the Troubling Rise of China 30:11 07/10/2020
The Close Read: Professor David Azerrad on the Frightening Endgame of Social Justice 30:41 06/12/2020
The Close Read: Spring 2020 Review with Dr. Charles Kesler 34:08 05/15/2020
The Close Read: Professor Jim Hankins on the Troubling Rise of Hyperpartisanship 30:40 04/24/2020
The Close Read: Professor Amy Wax on Woke Threats to the Law 29:00 04/03/2020
The Close Read: Winter 2020 Review with Dr. Charles Kesler 33:09 03/06/2020