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Townhall Review is today’s top conservative weekend radio show. Townhall Review brings together political commentary and analysis from leading conservative talk-radio hosts. You’ll enjoy the fast-paced recap of the week’s political events Townhall Review provides. You can rely on the show to provide the “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news and breaking news. Townhall Review honors your conservative principles and enables you to participate in the conversation on issues shaping our nation.


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Townhall Review is today’s top conservative weekend radio show. Townhall Review brings together political commentary and analysis from leading conservative talk-radio hosts. You’ll enjoy the fast-paced recap of the week’s political events Townhall Review provides. You can rely on the show to provide the “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news and breaking news. Townhall Review honors your conservative principles and enables you to participate in the conversation on issues shaping our nation.





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The Rotten State of Our Elite Universities

Townhall Review – December 9, 2023 Hugh Hewitt criticizes the presidents of MIT, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard for their handling of antisemitism on campuses during a House Committee hearing, addressing their non-responsiveness to vile antisemitism on their campuses. Mike Gallagher criticizes the professors for their reluctance to unequivocally label calling for the genocide of Jews as bullying or harassment, ultimately calling for their resignations. Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Bjorn Lomborg, author of, False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet, about the high costs of achieving net-zero emissions and the necessity of practical solutions. Charlie Kirk talks with Yoram Hazony, author of “Conservatism: A Rediscovery.” Hazony discusses the unfolding war in Israel, sharing personal experiences of missile attacks and addressing the absence of the Israeli Air Force during the conflict. Hugh Hewitt and Len Khodorkovsky, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Mike Pompeo, discusses the October 7th attacks in Israel, highlighting Iran's role and expressing concerns about the international response. See for privacy information.


Israel’s War: Barbarism vs. Civilization

Townhall Review – December 2, 2023 Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, about how Oakland, CA is providing us a chilling window into antisemitism in our nation today. Sebastian Gorka and media mogul Lord Conrad Black discuss Elon Musk's recent trip to Israel and the message the civilized world ought to have heard about the October 7 massacre by Hamas. Charlie Kirk and Eva Vlaardingerbroek, a vocal conservative activist in the Netherlands, discuss the victory of firebrand populist Geert Wilders in the nation's recent election and how's a good sign for those on the right. Victor Davis Hanson looks at the broader story of what we’re seeing in Europe and how anger is brewing because of how Elites have handled everything from energy to immigration. Hugh Hewitt turns to Havviv Rettig Gur, senior analyst with The Times of Israel, to discuss the pressure that Israel is under to extend the cease-fire and to make clear what will happen to Gaza after Hamas is defeated. See for privacy information.


Lincoln on Thanksgiving: “Gracious Gifts of the Most High God”

Townhall Review – November 25, 2023 Dennis Prager on the meaning of Thanksgiving and the words of our first president, George Washington, and President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation during the Civil War that created the holiday. Dennis Prager talks to Alex Epstein about his book, “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas – Not Less.” See for privacy information.


A Massive March on Behalf of Israel

Nearly 300,000 people gathered from all over the country in Washington D.C. for the March for Israel. They assembled in solidarity with the Israelis in remembrance of the October 7 attack. The march featured many speakers including Rachel Goldberg. Her son, Hersh, was taken hostage by Hamas. She’s been a leader in the frantic efforts to bring him—and all the other hostages—home. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Yoni Tidi, formerly of the IDF, about his unwavering support for Israel. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin about the future of AI within the U.S. military and Chairman Xi Jinping's visit to San Francisco. Victor Davis Hanson explains why former President Barack Obama is responsible for the current Middle East debacle. Dennis Prager and Dan Senor, co-author with Saul Singer of "The Genius of Israel: The Surprising Resilience of a Divided Nation in a Turbulent World," discuss why anti-Semites in the United States are no longer hiding and why Israel, despite everything, remains a happy nation. See for privacy information.


Israel at War; Antisemitism Soars; Biden Fights … Islamophobia?

Townhall Review – November 11, 2023 Bob Frantz talks with Ohio Congressman Max Miller about the 234-188 vote he helped pass to censure Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for her anti-Semitic rhetoric. Todd Starnes turns to author Andrew Klavan to talk about the real reason people hate Jews. Morgan Ortagus, in for Hugh Hewitt, talks with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the Biden administration's push for a "pause" on the Israel war against Hamas. Seth Leibsohn turns to Andrew McCarthy, with National Review, to discuss the Biden administration's disregard for the spike in antisemitism, and blatant Jew-hatred. Instead, President Biden decides to start up a new initiative, the National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia. Sebastian Gorka talks with Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Trump, about how the "unwinding" we're seeing in the Middle East and the broader Muslim world was all set in motion by President Obama. Bob Frantz laments the passing of "Issue #1" in Ohio, the legalization of abortion up until birth, full stop. 57 percent of voters in Ohio sided with the measure. Frantz describes how this passage is systemic of America's love for abortion and will henceforth be used to win election after election for democrats. See for privacy information.


Post- GOP Primary Presidential Debate Analysis | Seth Leibsohn, Sam Stone & Hugh Hallman

In this episode, Seth Leibsohn and Hugh Hallman, Attorney, Educator, and former Mayor of Tempe alongside Sam Stone, host of Breaking Battlegrounds, discuss the third 2024 Republican Presidential Primary Debate in real-time. 👉Follow Seth Leibsohn on X 👉Follow Hugh Hallman on X 👉Follow Sam Stone on X See for privacy information.


A New Speaker of the House

Townhall Review – November 4, 2023 Dennis Prager responds to elite media’s early—and predictable—criticism of the new Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, simply because he's a Christian. Charlie Kirk and Texas Congressman Chip Roy look at priority one for the new Speaker. Joe Piscopo talks with Nicole Parker, a former FBI special agent, about how the brutal and barbaric attack from Hamas has awakened us to our own threat at home. Hugh Hewitt invites Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton to talk about how long he expects the urban warfare in Gaza to take place, as well as the Anti-semitic views of a substantial percentage of the Democratic voting base. Sebastian Gorka talks with Rabbi Yaakov Menken, of the Coalition for Jewish Values, about the enemies that Israel faces not just in the surrounding region, but also in groups in America, like Black Lives Matter. Seth Leibsohn talks with Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy, about the overwhelming number of students with broken souls and morals on today's college campuses who want to see Israel destroyed. Victor Davis Hanson places the blame squarely on former President Barack Obama for hiding his anti-semitic views until after he was out of the White House, and can now fully execute his will through pulling strings in the Biden administration. See for privacy information.


The Alarming Rise of Anti-Semitism

Townhall Review – October 28, 2023 Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Michael Oren, the former Israeli Ambassador of the United States, discuss the public pressure and public scrutiny now on Israel for defending its people from the attack by Hamas. Seth Leibsohn talks with Brandon Weichert, author of “The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy” about the criticisms of Israel by college campuses, high schools and even middle schools in the United States. Dennis Prager talks with J.J. Kimche, a doctoral student in Jewish history at Harvard, about Harvard shrugging off Jew hatred, giving a belated and weak response. His fellow students even celebrated the attack on Israel. Prager then turns to David Mamet, the award-winning playwright and author, who penned a piece this week titled: “How the Democrats betrayed the Jews.” Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson turn to Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor at Newsweek, about how the Anti-Semitic and inhuman Left has crept even further left than the Nazis, according to a close source who is a Holocaust survivor. See for privacy information.


Biden Visits Israel as Iran Threatens

Townhall Review – October 21, 2023 Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Michael Oren, the former Israeli Ambassador the the United States, discuss the media's willingness to report obvious lies from Hamas as fact without verifying the information. Joe Piscopo and Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, Former National Security Adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, discuss the major role of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. John Solomon and Walid Phares, former Trump Foreign Policy adviser, discuss Iran using its proxies of Hamas and Hezbollah to bring further division to the Middle East. They also discuss Iran's ability to awaken sleeper cells throughout the United States. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Senator Joni Ernst discusses her visit to the Middle East during the time of the Hamas invasion and how Saudi Arabia feels disgruntled by President Biden for making them feel neglected. Michele Tafoya is joined by Jonathan Tobin, Editor-in-Chief of The Jewish News Syndicate, and they talk about who really bombed the hospital in Gaza as well as the goal of the terror organizations in the region. They point out how quick the world is to blame Israel for any transgression. They also point out the irony of LGBT groups supporting Palestine when they would be killed by the Palestinians. See for privacy information.


The Darkest Day in Modern Israeli History

Townhall Review – October 14, 2023 Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher highlight the role of Iran supporting Hamas and urges the United States to abandon efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal. He suggests practical steps such as freezing funds and enforcing sanctions. Victor Davis Hanson criticizes U.S. support for Hamas by indirectly funding them through a $6 Billion dollar ransom to Iran. He points out the State Department's message that seemed to downplay the Israel-Palestine violence and expresses frustration with the Biden administration's approach, comparing it to their domestic crime policy. Hugh Hewitt discusses the personal impact of the recent Israeli conflict with Yoni Tidi, a former Israel Defense Forces member who lost family members in this past weekend's conflict, highlighting the urgency for a robust response against Iran. Yoni conveys his frustration, underscoring the barbaric brutality of the conflict in Gaza. Dennis Prager and Michael Oren, the former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, discuss the immense human toll in Israel from recent attacks, drawing a comparison to a 9/11-scale tragedy. Oren emphasizes the severity of the situation and the challenges in countering a biased narrative in the media. See for privacy information.


Chaos in the Capitol

Townhall Review – October 7, 2023 Hugh Hewitt talks with Ohio Congressman Mike Turner about the Matt Gaetz-led coup d'état in the House of Representatives which resulted in the ousting of Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Rep. Darin LaHood of Illinois about how Kevin McCarthy, though not perfect, deserved a chance due to the challenging political landscape and slim Republican majority. Rep LaHood expressed frustration with the divisive vote and the need to change rules to prevent such incidents in the future. Hugh Hewitt asked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis about addressing the collaboration between China, Russia, and Iran. DeSantis emphasized the need for a whole-of-society approach to counter the CCP and a focus on building hard power in the Indo-Pacific. Michele Tafoya and Peter Schweizer discuss the financial relationship between the Biden family and China, revealing that the Bidens received $31 million from businessmen with ties to Chinese intelligence. Schweizer criticizes the media's unequal treatment of Trump and Biden and highlights the potential impact of Russia's actions in Ukraine on China's ambitions regarding Taiwan. See for privacy information.


Our Border Crisis

Townhall Review – September 30, 2023 Hugh Hewitt talks with Byron York and David Drucker of the Washington Examiner about the results of the 2nd presidential debate held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California Mark Davis sits down with Sean Hannity to discuss the GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, and why it's going to be uphill sledding for other competing candidates. Sebastian Gorka and Todd Bensman, author Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History, discuss the record number of terrorists identified on the terror watch list crossing the U.S. border since Joe Biden's inauguration. They also mention the deceptive tactics used by the administration to reclassify illegal immigrants as asylum seekers. Michele Tafoya and Morgan Ortagus, spokeswoman for the Secretary of State under President Trump, express deep concern over the border crisis, citing the surge in encounters, the presence of terrorists on the watchlist, and the fentanyl problem. Steffan Tubbs and Mark Morgan, a former Chief Operating Officer and acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, discuss the link between illegal immigration, open borders, and the fentanyl crisis, highlighting that border security is not a partisan issue, it's an American issue. See for privacy information.


Our Nation’s Drug Crisis

Townhall Review – September 23, 2023 Hugh Hewitt turns to Robert C. O’Brien, National Security Advisor under President Donald Trump, to analyze the implications of the Biden administration's recent hostage deal with Iran. Sebastian Gorka welcomes Walid Phares, advisor on foreign policy under President Trump, to discuss the ramifications of a controversial $6 billion deal with Iran, exploring its potential impact on international relations, internal policies, and the balance of power in the Middle East. Deborah Flora breaks down the crises of drugs with Miki Sedivy, a Denver mom whose daughter tragically lost her life to Xanax laced with fentanyl, shedding light on the pervasive impacts of border issues on American communities. Seth Leibsohn talks with Hugh Hallman and Jeff Taylor, all three of whom are part of, to discuss the prevalent drug crisis, reflecting on historical responses and emphasizing the need for comprehensive policies and preventative measures to combat escalating drug abuse and its repercussions. See for privacy information.


New Mexico Governor Ignores Constitution

Townhall Review – September 16, 2023 Todd Starnes invites New Mexico State Rep. John Block to discuss Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's divisive 30-day weapons ban, its unconstitutional undertones, and the rising calls within New Mexico for her potential impeachment. Hugh Hewitt talks to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about David Ignatius' Washington Post column titled "President Biden should not run again in 2024," examining political decisions, Ukraine involvement, and Hunter Biden controversies. Joe Piscopo shares a story from the night before 9/11, against the backdrop of Ground Zero on the eve of its 22nd anniversary. He embodies the nation's shared grief, resilience, and hope, drawing symbolism from Lady Liberty and the Freedom Tower. Seth Leibsohn and Historian Wilfred McClay discuss the fading collective memory of pivotal national events, emphasizing the importance of preserving the nation's sense of conviction. Michele Tafoya welcomes Liz Wheeler to unpack her upcoming book, "Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America's Kids." Liz unpacks the profound Marxist influence within schools, corporations, and societal pillars. See for privacy information.


Trump Responds to Indictments

Townhall Review – September 9, 2023 Hugh Hewitt is joined by the 45th President Donald Trump to discuss his absence from the Milwaukee GOP debate, his commanding lead in polls, the ongoing legal battles, and thoughts on the Biden administration. Sebastian Gorka welcomes John Solomon, founder of Just The News, to dive into the origins of corruption starting from the Obama administration and the looming indictment of Hunter Biden. Todd Starnes talks with Coach Joe Kennedy about his return to the field after his 2015 dismissal, the landmark Supreme Court decision, and the significance of upholding religious freedoms in public spaces. Hugh Hewitt turns to Jonathan Haidt, author of his forthcoming book, "The Anxious Generation," to discuss the pervasive impact of screen addiction on youth cognition and interpersonal relationships, delving into the challenges of today's tech-driven society. See for privacy information.


Biden’s “Business” Dealings Get Closer Scrutiny

Townhall Review – September 2, 2023 Charlie Kirk is joined by John Solomon, founder of Just the News, to expose the email dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden. John unpacks the Biden cover-ups, unraveling the implications of Burisma and the urgent need for further investigations. Hugh Hewitt turns to Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher to assess the increasing challenges of AI regulation, the implications of Chinese advancements, and the strategic roadmap for U.S. security. Hugh Hewitt and California Congressman Ro Khanna discuss India's evolving global stance, its potential alignment in the upcoming decades, and the implications of China's actions while also touching upon Silicon Valley's significance in AI's future landscape. Deborah Flora and Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine, examine the challenges of homelessness in L.A., the efficacy of funding, and the significance of sound public policy. See for privacy information.


Hunter’s Legal Woes Haunt the President

Townhall Review - August 26, 2023 Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, opts out of the first Republican debate to sit down with Tucker Carlson – tune in to hear his explanation. Hugh Hewitt turns to Byron York of the Washington Examiner to analyze the first Republican debate, highlighting pivotal moments and assessing candidates' performances. Bob Frantz and Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan discuss the recent developments surrounding Hunter Biden's legal troubles, potential implications for President Biden, and the broader political landscape. Dave Elswick talks with Kentucky Congressman James Comer about the Oversight Committee's efforts in exposing corruption surrounding Hunter Biden and its impact on the Biden administration. Hugh Hewitt invites Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson to discuss their new book: "Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden's Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End." Together, they dive deep into the Biden administration's Afghanistan withdrawal, Joe Biden's unfulfilled promise to evacuate all Americans, and the heroes left in its wake. See for privacy information.


The Perils of Politicized Prosecutions

Townhall Review – August 19, 2023 Hugh Hewitt turns to Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton to discuss the recent indictment of President Donald Trump in Georgia. They delve into the implications of using the RICO Act against a former U.S. President and questioning the perceived politicization of legal actions and its impact on future U.S. elections and democracy. Seth Leibsohn dives deep into the ongoing indictments against Donald Trump, revealing biases against conservative figures and their implications for the upcoming presidential race. Sebastian Gorka is joined by John Solomon, founder of JustTheNews, to unpack discrepancies surrounding the Bidens' business dealings. Solomon highlights contradictions, using insider evidence that challenges President Joe Biden’s previous statements. Trish Regan questions Attorney General Merrick Garland's decision to elevate David Weiss to Special Counsel, challenging the propriety of the move and highlighting the ongoing controversies surrounding the Hunter Biden investigations. Charlie Kirk sits down with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy in Washington D.C. to talk about his transition from a liberal upbringing to leading Republican, his embodiment of grit, and the historical figures that inspire him. McCarthy shares insights on facing media scrutiny, navigating challenges on campus, and strategies for young conservatives to persevere. See for privacy information.


Political Power Shifts & Trump's Judicial Journey

Townhall Review – August 12, 2023 Hugh Hewitt turns to Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher to discuss the alarming Chinese-Russian naval provocation near Alaska, discussing implications, responses, and urgent steps needed to address the growing China threat. Joe Piscopo talks to General Jack Keane, with the Institute for the Study of War, about Russia's European aggression and China's escalating assertiveness, discussing urgent security challenges. Joe Piscopo teams up with John Solomon, founder of JustTheNews, to delve into President Trump's legal challenges, potential trial biases, and the complexities of justice in politics. Hugh Hewitt and Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, break down the U.S. political power shifts, election integrity, and concerns about potential interference with Trump's 2024 campaign amidst political motives. Hugh Hewitt and Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, talk about Israel's challenges and vision for the future. In Oren’s new book, "2048: The Rejuvenated State," Oren outlines his hopes for Israel's centennial, emphasizing unity and long-term strategies. See for privacy information.


A Dark Day for America

Townhall Review – August 5, 2023 Special Counsel Jack Smith unsealed another indictment of the 45th President of the United States – Donald J. Trump Hugh Hewitt turns to Jim Geraghty of the National Review to discuss the dangers of "state of mind" prosecutions, the risks of politicizing American politics, and the broader implications for justice and democracy. Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with George Perry, former prosecutor, and writer for American Spectator, about the legal charges against President Trump, concerns over due process, and the dangerous precedent it sets for political discourse. Larry O'Connor is joined by Michael Caputo, former Trump aid, to discuss contrasting DOJ treatments of Trump and Biden, including allegations against Hunter Biden and predictions for the political future. Dennis Prager slams the indictment of Trump, likening it to free speech suppression, and expresses concerns over parallels with historical authoritarian regimes. Chris Stigall talks with Nic Anderson, head of Government Affairs for Salem Media Group, about automakers phasing out AM radio from vehicles, a move affecting millions of listeners, and the radio industry's united response, with help from Congress. Michele Tafoya and Dennis Prager discuss the suppression of free speech, the divide between left and right ideologies, the role of courage in modern society, and concerns over transgender medical procedures. Their conversation is framed within the context of aggressive left-leaning efforts and growing conservative pushback. See for privacy information.