The Debate


Join the new cast of The Debate to hear meaningful and deep conversations between people with completely different political and social perspectives.

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Our Editor's Take

The Debate is a podcast that focuses on attempting to find common political ground. Free speech is a cornerstone of American democracy. However, finding people willing to debate controversial issues in good faith is much more challenging today. This podcast tries to bridge that gap.

The host of The Debate podcast is Andrew Tallman. He is a writer and podcaster and has been a journalist for several years. His writing has previously appeared in and The Parting Shot. He lives and works in Florida.

The Debate is a production of Newsweek magazine. Originally founded in 1933, the magazine is one of the oldest and most respected publications in the United States. It is well-known for its high-quality journalism and insightful profiles of public figures.

The Debate does not redirect its attention away from controversial topics. It examines Hollywood and issues of cancel culture. Donald Trump's fitness as a presidential candidate is also explored. Each podcast episode focuses on one specific topic for the entire episode.

One of the best aspects of The Debate is that the podcast has a rotating panel. Each week, a new group of panelists joins Tallman to discuss that week's topic. This variety helps to keep the podcast feeling fresh and interesting on a regular basis.

These panelists are often writers and commentators from both Newsweek and other magazines. Jeff Charles and Rakim Brooks have both made appearances on the podcast. So has Ellis Henican. Some commentators appear more regularly than others. These include such people as Amani Wells Onyioha. The debates on this show are civil and friendly, which makes for great listening.

Another great thing about The Debate is that the show does not lean towards one side of the political aisle. It is far more interested in debating facts than being Republican or Democratic. This means that listeners of any political persuasion will likely feel at home here.

New episodes of The Debate premiere on Mondays and Thursdays of each week.

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