The Kevin Roberts Show
Episode 41 | The Liz Wheeler Show
In a special episode of “The Kevin Roberts Show,” Kevin joins the Liz Wheeler Show to talk about the dangers of the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act,” and Heritage’s new education freedom report card. When it comes to education and school choice, how free is your state? Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts joins the Liz Wheeler Show to discuss Heritage's Education Freedom Report Card and how Americans can use this new tool to effect change in their home states. Kevin and Liz also discuss how to stop initiatives like Chuck Schumer’s so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” from restricting the religious freedom of Americans everywhere.
Episode 40 | Nate Hochman
Could liberal cities be a catalyst for developing conservative citizens? Nate and Kevin dive into the concept of countercultures, building parallel institutions at the state and local level, and what the future of the movement looks like in the hands of “Gen Z Conservatives.” Plus, Nate gives an inside look at his investigation into Major League Baseball’s support of radical gender ideology through their “Pride Nights.”Nate Hochman is a writer at National Review. His work has appeared in print and online in The American Conservative, City Journal, The Claremont Review of Books, National Affairs, National Review, The New York Times, and numerous other outlets. He was a 2021 Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
Episode 39 | The Battle Plan for the Conservative Movement
Conservatives made important gains on Election Day—both in our state capitals and the halls of Congress. Battle-tested conservative governors won resounding victories, while the incoming Republican-controlled U.S. House will bring much-needed accountability to the Biden administration. Those candidates who emerged victorious had something in common: They demonstrated bold leadership, with a clear policy agenda that improves the lives of everyday Americans. At a time when many Americans are desperate for bold leadership and fresh ideas, Heritage will serve as America’s outpost in our nation’s capital—representing the forgotten men and women, and ensuring policymakers deliver on the promises made to voters.This speech was given at Heritage's 2022 Resource Bank.
Episode 38 | Yuval Levin
Americans have been losing trust in key institutions for nearly two generations. The reality is that those institutions—government, media, corporations, and education—have been in a state of decay for decades, the real-world effects of which are beginning to manifest on increasingly large scales. Dr. Yuval Levin joins today’s episode of The Kevin Roberts Show to detail the origins of the current state of our institutions, why Americans have lost trust in them, and the standards we ought to hold them to. Yuval shares how his experience becoming a US citizen has informed his worldview and helped to forge his career path defending the constitutional principles we hold dear. Yuval Levin, Ph.D., is the Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is the founder and editor of National Affairs and is an opinion writer at the New York Times. Under George W. Bush, Dr. Levin was a member of the White House domestic policy staff and the executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics.
Episode 37 | Brendan Carr
At Heritage, we’re not afraid to call it how it is: Big Tech is an enemy of the American people. They have essentially unencumbered access to Americans’ personal information, have colluded to censor and de-platform dissenting voices—mostly conservatives—and perhaps worst of all, have partnered with the Chinese Communist Party to develop surveillance technologies to oppress its own people and military technologies that threaten ours. Between the cancel culture mob and foreign adversaries, we must find a way to champion freedom of speech and national security; something much easier said than done. Brendan Carr, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), gives an insider's perspective on how America is tackling today’s biggest tech issues. Nominated by President Trump, Commissioner Brendan Carr is the senior Republican at the FCC. His goals for the commission include modernizing America’s communication infrastructure, upgrading to 5G, and expanding the skilled labor force.
Episode 36 | Daron Babcock
In the current political environment, it may seem dubious to believe that one day 330 million Americans could wake up and believe that they’re part of a civil society that recognizes their dignity as a human person. But it’s not impossible. Daron Babcock believes there is hope. Human dignity ought to be the end-all-be-all that guides us. Restoring self-governance and cultivating human flourishing starts with community. Daron and Kevin address the importance of community in restoring lives and why a focus on independence, rather than dependence on decades of failed public programs, has been both the path to success in Bonton, Texas and a model for poverty-stricken cities across the country. Bonton, Texas, a small South Dallas neighborhood has long been plagued by crime, drugs, and gang violence. Daron Babcock shares how a Bonton, where 85% of the men have been to prison, has become a beacon of hope and a model for success. This week’s guest: Moved by his personal beliefs, Daron Babcock couldn’t sit idly by as he witnessed his neighbors in South Dallas be ravaged by institutional inequities. In 2012, he left a successful corporate career and moved from his home in North Dallas to serve inner-city residents of Bonton, Texas with his wife, Theda. Known for crime, violence, and extreme poverty, Bonton needed intervention at the macro-level – something Daron knew was not only necessary but possible. Daron is referred to as a “social entrepreneur,” having started multiple successful social ventures; Bonton Honey Company, The Market at Bonton Farms, a Coffee House, a Farmers Market, and CityBuild Housing to name a few. Of all his ventures, the most notable, though, is Bonton Farms, one of the largest urban farms in the United States nestled in a once-forgotten neighborhood in South Dallas.
Episode 35 | Tim Carney
America’s cultural institutions have been slowly eroding for decades. Today’s episode of “The Kevin Roberts Show” tackles the erosion of religion in the public square — an institution whose role as a binding agent that creates healthy neighborhoods and communities can’t be understated.Kevin and Tim discuss why social pathologies such as a decline in the nuclear family and a lower birthrate have been slowly progressing, the importance of community life and the role church plays in it, and most importantly, how to solve these issues.Tim Carney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he focuses on religion, civil society, and economic competition. Tim is also a senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner.Subscribe to The Kevin Roberts Show: https://bit.ly/3BDW8wu
Episode 34 | Pavlos Papadopoulos
America’s institutions of education need to be reclaimed both for the sake of students and for the future of the republic. Now is the time for conservatives to go on offense and reclaim the institutions we once trusted to educate and empower future generations, let alone the survival of our civilization.Dr. Pavlos Papadopoulos, assistant professor of humanities at Wyoming Catholic College, sits down with Kevin to discuss why American education systems are in such disarray and unresponsive to the needs of both parents and the country. Pavlos explains the chief differences between a correct and deficient regime and identifies areas where conservatives are complacent when it comes to higher education. Pavlos Papadopoulos Ph.D. is an assistant professor of humanities at Wyoming Catholic College where he specializes in philosophy, trivium, and the classics. Dr. Papadopoulos uses his expansive knowledge of early western philosophy in his analysis of current events and the direction America is heading.Subscribe to The Kevin Roberts Show: https://bit.ly/3BDW8wuListen:Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36iuBoSSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3wwFQV6
BONUS | Mollie Hemingway
In a live recording of "The Kevin Roberts Show," Mollie Hemingway, Editor in Chief of The Federalist, shares her thoughts on the state of the conservative movement, why Americans should be concerned about the weaponization of the administrative state, and the role of the "propaganda press" in today's political landscape.