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The Victor Davis Hanson Show

Victor Davis Hanson and Jack Fowler

News, Society & Culture, Politics, History, Culture, Conservative

4.9 • 6.4K Ratings

Overview

This is the Victor Davis Hanson Show. Victor is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College. Victor's co-host for 2 podcasts is Jack Fowler. He is the Director for the Center for Civil Society at American Philanthropic. Victor and Jack discuss current political and social events and ideas, and current and past cultural trends. Victor also is joined by Sami Winc on 2 podcasts as they discuss current national news, what's trending in California, and how history repeats itself.

593 Episodes

Water, Rural Rage, and Popular Classes

Listen in to Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about the California water madness, the Gaza pier bust, white rural rage hoax, and why the international leftists hate the popular classes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

Woke Jihadism

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss the Hunter gun verdict and justice that "works," Paul Ryan's revealing interview, hostages saved in Gaza and a US hostage deal, Biden's polls tanking, and General Milley in the news again.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

The End of Thebes: Alexander's Vengeance

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson discuss with cohost Sami Winc the fate of Thebes in the 4th century BC at the hands of Alexander the Great.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 8 June 2024

Bleeding Civilization: from Illegal Immigration to Debt-Making Policy

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc on the Friday news round up: Biden's executive order on the border, incendiary bombs on Israel, California assembly bill to employ illegal immigrants, pro-Palestinian students storm Stanford president's office, and the emptiness of a Kamala interview.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

The Justice Challenge: Trump v. Hunter

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss the recent news on the Trump verdict, the opening days of Hunter's trial, Caitlyn Clark fending off opposing players, and the streets of Paris.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

War Gaming Operation Downfall: What If We Invaded Japan? And other listener questions

In this special episode of the Victor Davis Hanson Show, Victor and host Jack Fowler delve into listener questions. The episode kicks off with an in-depth discussion on Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of Japan during World War II, and the alternatives considered, including the use of atomic bombs. Victor provides a detailed analysis of the military strategies, potential casualties, and the geopolitical implications of involving the Soviets. The conversation then shifts to a historical examination of Adolf Hitler's political alignment and the roots of National Socialism. Finally, they explore the lack of reformation in Islam and its impact on modern politics, and conclude with a discussion on the Shah of Iran's fall from power and its lasting effects.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

The End of Carthage: Things We Can Learn

Don't miss Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc as they discuss the second chapter in VDH's new best-selling book, "The End of Everything": the destruction of Carthage in the Third Punic War (149-146 BC) and its relevance to the present.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2024

Makers and Breakers: California, Churchill, and Biden's Buddies

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they talk about California living and leaving, a world and war without Churchill, and in absentia due to dementia, who is running the Biden administration.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

California Governors and Middle East Politics

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss the governorship of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Islamic states past and present, Israel as an American ally, and the Allied abolition of Prussia post-WWII.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

From Bonafide Medieval War Hero to Certified Military Genius

Join this Memorial Day weekend episode, in which Victor Davis Hanson with cohost Sami Winc explore the medieval tales of "Beowulf" and "The Song of Roland" and then talk about Patton's role post-D-Day invasion. They first touch on some current news of Putin, Xi, Raisi, and Menendez.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 25 May 2024

Victor Answers Your Questions

On this episode, join Victor Davis Hanson and co-host Jack Fowler, as Victor answers questions that have been sent in by listeners of the show, on topics ranging from the founding of America to farming.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

The Genesis of Protests, Pandemics, and Good Journalism

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc discuss the Israel-Gaza war and pro-Palestinian protestors, US taxpayers funding gain-of-function research, why cold water is now healthy, Chief's kicker celebrates motherhood, and Justice Alito wrongly accused by the Left, and Rufo, Kelly and Berenson, the best of journalism.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

Trump Seeks Drug Testing and AOC "Baby-Girl" Colleagues

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc to examine drug testing before a debate, Congressional "baby girl" culture, Diddy damages, Newsom's charade, and is DEI culture dying.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2024

Roman Historians and Modern Universities

Join the weekend edition. Victor Davis Hanson with cohost Sami Winc examines some remaining news--Sonoma State ask president to step aside, do universities do enough to dismantle DEI, and keeping intelligence from Israel--and VDH gives his take on historians of the late Roman Empire, Marcellinus and Procopius.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2024

The Ins and Outs of Left-Wing Justice

In this Friday news roundup, Victor Davis Hanson with cohost Sami Winc look at the news stories of the week: Cohen and Castello testimony, Trump rally, a debate with Biden, the Left's propensity to project and the polls.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Diplomacy Dilemma: Trump stability v. Obama-Biden chaos

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler take on diplomacy and decisions in the Middle East, Russia, Germany, and Canada. Don't miss the native mass-grave hoax and other things that have gone wrong in Canada.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

Feminizing Pro-Hamas Protesters and Losing-Leaving California

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they discuss the disproportionately female Hamas supporters, Hillsdale-Hoover models of what to do, Biden's lies, California's black market and insurance industry, and forcing teachers to take DEI courses to continue employment in California K-12 schools.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Early Christian Thinkers and Signs of the Changing Times

Join this weekend episode to hear about Boethius and St. Augustine in the fallen Roman empire. Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc also talk about M.I.T.'s ban on diversity statements in hiring, 13 federal judges parry with Columbia, polls turn South for the Left, a criminal conspiracy among trial lawyers and the administration, and the possibility of Biden off the ticket by May 31.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2024

Reversals of Fortunes

In this Friday news roundup, Victor Davis Hanson with cohost Sami Winc looks at the Trump trials gone awry, Biden's flipflop on Israel, universities surrendering to the pro-Hamas crowd, RFK Jr. on the ballot, and Sweden's crime wave.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Our Leadership and Looking Back to WWII

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler take on the quality of the current advisors to the administration, Operation Market Garden's legacy, Trump's appeal to "safety moms," and the coming Chicago Democratic convention.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

It Stopped Making Sense: Radicalizing the University

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about protests as a class thing, faculty being as immature as students, universities as propaganda zones, a new approach to US immigration, and the new Left's inception with the Obama administration.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

The Trumporama and Polling Big

Listen in as Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc examine current Trump trial shenanigans propelling the polls, voter fraud survey, the House speaker's critics, and the strange similarity of BLM protest organization and the current protests.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2024

Inside the Prism: Protests, Advice and Bad Politics

Listen to the Friday news roundup. Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc discuss handling the pro-Palestinian protestors, Blinken's advice to Hamas, and the truth behind US support for Ukraine.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

Crimes and Miseducation

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they discuss the crimes of New York lawmakers, the cowardice of protestors, destroying evidence and lying in the name of institutional loyalty, America's fertility rates, cleaning up universities "Ed Meese" style, and Biden buying black votes with reparations.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Stop It: VDH's Interview with Author Jeremy Carl

VDH interviews Jeremy Carl about his just released deeply researched and splendidly written book, "The Unprotected Class. How Anti-White Racism Is Tearing America Apart." Jeremy discusses how racial obsessions and anti-white bias are undermining American institutions from the military to Hollywood, and why and how people of all races need to stand up and say, “Stop it!"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Cheering Trump, Bouncing Planes, and Practicing Modern Medicine

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about Trump's hearty welcome by NY construction workers, the F-word in the media, a Lufthansa bounce as sign of the times, gas prices, the medical industry's paradox of DEI decline meets AI potential, and deterrence is more than money to Ukraine.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Anti-Israel protesters seize college campuses

Join the Friday news roundup with Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc analyze the pro-Palestinian protesters, Ukraine aid and House speaker Mike Johnson, the Trump trials, attacks on teachers, and Kim Jong-un thinks Korea can't unify.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Bakersfield, Isfahan, and Commencement at USC

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler analyze LA exodus to Bakersfield, US government forewarning of the Iran attack, Israel's response, USC cancels commencement speeches, and Bill Maher though disinterested is still unprofessional.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

An Hour With Miranda Devine

In a candid interview with New York Post columnist and longtime News Corp journalist Miranda Devine, VDH discusses with her the four weaponized trials facing Donald Trump, the growing epidemic of anti-Semitism on campuses, the reasons behind the Biden administration destruction of the southern border, the cycles of Biden cognitive decline, and more...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

From Congress to the Campus and the Spoils of US Aid

Listen in as Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about Ukraine aid v. border security, no consequences for the Chinese-Biden payments, Columbia University crazies, eyes wide-open in black communities, and Zelenskyy taking US aid as spoils of war.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Stoicism and Nonsense: Roman Philosophers and Managing Modern War

Join the weekend edition with Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc for a look at Roman philosophers, the Ukraine War, the Senate declining to impeach Mayorkas, and NPR's radicalism.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2024

Israel at War, Trump on Trial While Biden Buys Votes

Join the news roundup with Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc to listen to the latest about the attack on Israel, the Trump trials and Biden's billions.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

Deep Pockets and Deep Throat: From California's Homeless to NPR's Politics

Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler look at California's homeless and natural beauty, O.J. passes away and the logic of exempting blacks from laws, colleges in a doom loop, the open border is a win-win for Dems, and the unknown knowns of NPR's leftism.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

The Middle East: From Brinkmanship to Conflict

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about Iran's aggression, Biden's feeble "Don't", Michigan politics, myths about the Palestinian general will, Trump the voice of reason, Trump and the black vote, and government's slow response to crime and the elite behind it.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Cynicism: the Roman Novel and Modern Politicking

In this weekend episode, Victor Davis Hanson talks about the Roman novel with cohost Sami Winc. They finish up news of the week with a new whistleblower from Boeing, Biden lies and fostering Iran's power, and Germany the "Sick Man of Europe."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2024

Protesters, Withdraw, and Impeachment

Join Victor Davis Hanson's news roundup with Sami Winc. They look at Palestinian protests and pressuring Israel, Afghanistan withdrawal as a failure, the Senate delaying Mayorkas impeachment trial, FISA legislation causing split in the GOP, and transgendered females banned by NAIA.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

EV Meltdown and the Left's Epic Insanity

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler explore the meltdown of the EV craze, Biden's strategic petroleum reserve at 17% and border control for the 2024 election, the Left demonizing conservatives, "Killing America" by Eli and Shelby Steele, and California subsidizing labor non-participation and other things destroying the state.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

The Left's Methods Bespeak Timidity and Mediocrity

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler to examine Blinken's rhetoric against Israel, Ukraine's "Spring Offensive" 2023 in retrospect, immigrants flown to Florida and Texas, the myth of rural white rage, and asking Justice Sotomayor to retire.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

The Pensive West: Self-Contempt and the Contemporary Campus

This weekend Victor Davis Hanson interviews Benedict Beckeld about his book Western Self-Contempt: Oikophobia in the Decline of the West and Kevin Feigelis about the Gaza war and campus life.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 6 April 2024

Removing Netanyahu, Gagging Trump, Killing Innocents: What Won't the Left Tolerate?

Join the Friday news roundup with Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc: Biden administration's Netanyahu policy and Iran's generals killed, Merchan puts gag order on Trump, Easter at the White House, Ruby Garcia shot by an illegal immigrant, RFK Jr. choses Trump over Biden, and JK Rowling and Scotland's new hate crime.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

Crime and How To Get Elected in 2024

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss our current crime wave, what needs to be done to win in 2024, Trump attends NYC policeman's funeral and the Democrats fundraise, the rise of snark among our comedians and commentators, and the case for Trump.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

Election Rhetoric Storm and California Slippin' Away

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss Joe Lieberman R.I.P., inflation and election rhetoric, California's exodus, cash economy, water issues, and attitudes of the state's lawless and immoral.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Roman Historians and Easter Tradition

In this weekend episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc look at a few news stories, talk about historians of the Roman era, and the Christian and pagan traditions of Easter.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 30 March 2024

The Bridge Disaster, Message from Mexico, and the Know-nothing Testimony

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc for the news roundup: Key bridge collapse, Diddy home raid, Trump bond reduced, Obrador's warning, skier on climate change, and changes at Boeing.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

Terrorists, Squatters, and Other Unintelligible Intelligence

Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about ISIS attack on Russia, squatter's rights, DEI in the intelligence community, and racializing math in California.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Homeless, Illegal Immigrant Policy Failures, Election Oil Policy Covered Up

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they discuss Ronna McDaniel hired at MSNBC, Newsom's Prop 1 and California's homeless, governor Abbot's immigration policy changing Left politics, buffering oil production for an election, Candice Owen's current career, and GOP congressman stepping down before their term is up.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Trollers Trolling, Fighters Fighting: Musk, Trump, and Netanyahu

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc for the Friday news roundup: Elon hires fires Lemon, Trump trollers trolling, Stephanopoulos sued, Taiwanese opt out of DEI, Netanyahu pressured by Bush admin and Larry Summers says we all know inflation because we live it.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2024

Roman Plays and Illegal Acts

Listen in this weekend as Victor Davis Hanson with cohost Sami Winc discuss the impact illegal immigration has on social services, the Supreme Court blocking the Biden admin effort to keep Texas border open, the hearings on Afghanistan, and the playwrights of ancient Rome.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2024

Iran, Abortion and Trumping the Deep State

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson with cohost Jack Fowler as they discuss the billions made available to Iran by Biden administration, SBF to be sentenced and his progressive prototype, Kamala the abortion tsar, the FBI's war on citizens, can an elected Trump break the deep state, college athletics and culture, and protecting women athletes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

The Case Against Fani and Finding Trump

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler examine the news on Fani Willis's case, removing "duty, honor, country" from the military code, Left rhetoric and the black vote, Trump capturing the middle voter, pro-policy bill in Tennessee, DEI madness, and gas policy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

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