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Moment of Truth is the official podcast of American Moment, a Washington DC based non-profit that seeks to identify, educate, and credential the young Americans who will implement public policy that supports strong famil
Latest Episode12/6/2021

They Couldn't Destroy Him (feat. Patrick Witt)

Season 1, Ep. 43
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Patrick Witt, former Yale quarterback and former Acting Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management in the Trump Administration, to discuss personnel in the administration, corruption in universities, Title IX, and how conservatives can fight back against the left's stranglehold on the administrative state.Patrick Witt previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where he helped advance Trump’s America First agenda. At OPM, Patrick spearheaded the implementation of executive orders aimed at draining the DC swamp and combating anti-American wokeism. In the wake of the November 2020 election, Patrick served as a member of President Trump’s official legal team. Patrick’s voter data analysis uncovered tens of thousands of illegally cast votes and revealed dozens of violations of the Georgia Election Code by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and county officials. Prior to federal service, Patrick graduated from Harvard Law School with honors and led a successful business career at the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. A second-generation Georgian, Patrick and his older brother, Jeff, were both starting quarterbacks for Parkview High School under legendary football coach, Cecil Flowe. Patrick went on to play college football at the University of Nebraska and Yale University, where he was a three-year starter. At Yale, Patrick broke nearly every major passing record in school history. After graduation, he became a free agent for the New Orleans Saints. In his senior year, Patrick went toe-to-toe with the radical Left when theNew York Timestried to destroy his career by spreading a false accusation about him.Learn more about Patrick Witt:https://patrickwitt.com/meet-patrick/https://twitter.com/patrickjwitt––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma –https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim –https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey –https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.
12/6/2021

They Couldn't Destroy Him (feat. Patrick Witt)

Season 1, Ep. 43
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Patrick Witt, former Yale quarterback and former Acting Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management in the Trump Administration, to discuss personnel in the administration, corruption in universities, Title IX, and how conservatives can fight back against the left's stranglehold on the administrative state.Patrick Witt previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where he helped advance Trump’s America First agenda. At OPM, Patrick spearheaded the implementation of executive orders aimed at draining the DC swamp and combating anti-American wokeism. In the wake of the November 2020 election, Patrick served as a member of President Trump’s official legal team. Patrick’s voter data analysis uncovered tens of thousands of illegally cast votes and revealed dozens of violations of the Georgia Election Code by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and county officials. Prior to federal service, Patrick graduated from Harvard Law School with honors and led a successful business career at the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. A second-generation Georgian, Patrick and his older brother, Jeff, were both starting quarterbacks for Parkview High School under legendary football coach, Cecil Flowe. Patrick went on to play college football at the University of Nebraska and Yale University, where he was a three-year starter. At Yale, Patrick broke nearly every major passing record in school history. After graduation, he became a free agent for the New Orleans Saints. In his senior year, Patrick went toe-to-toe with the radical Left when theNew York Timestried to destroy his career by spreading a false accusation about him.Learn more about Patrick Witt:https://patrickwitt.com/meet-patrick/https://twitter.com/patrickjwitt––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma –https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim –https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey –https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.
11/29/2021

This Episode Is Probably A Bad Idea (feat. Ryan Girdusky and Terry Schilling)

Season 1, Ep. 42
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Nick and Emma sit down with Terry Schilling, President of the American Principles Project (a pro-family advocacy group), and Ryan Girdusky, founder of the 1776 Project PAC and author of "They're Not Listening: How the Elites Created the National Populist Revolution" to discuss Critical Race Theory, Transgender bathrooms in School, the New Jersey & Virginia 2021 gubernatorial races and surprising outcomes, and analyze what all this means for 2022 and beyond. Hint - it will accelerate "the realignment."Terry Schilling is the President of American Principles Project. Terry is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing APP’s strategy, messaging and grassroots activity at the state and federal level. Before joining APP, Terry managed his father’s race for Congress in Illinois. Running in 2010 on a shoestring budget in a district that had been Democratic for nearly 30 years, Terry led the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign to a 10-point victory. He is a proud father of five. Learn more about Terry Schilling @ https://americanprinciplesproject.org/about/staff/#bio-91Follow Terry on twitter @Schilling1776Ryan Girdusky is a political consultant and writer. He’s a native New Yorker and co-author of the book “They’re Not Listening: How The Elites Created the National Populist Revolution,” released in June 2020. In addition, his National-Populist newsletter, started in 2019, has grown to amass thousands of readers, including many congresspeople and leaders in Washington.Buy Ryan's book "They're Not Listening" – https://bookshop.org/books/they-re-not-listening-how-the-elites-created-the-national-populist-revolution/9781642934991?aid=21694&listref=amcanon-book-clubLearn more about Ryan Girdusky's work at:https://www.ryangirdusky.comhttps://natpop.substack.com/––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.
11/22/2021

Red America in Defiance (feat. Brent Webster, Aaron Reitz, and Andrew Kloster)

Season 1, Ep. 41
In Today's special episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with three conservative lawyers to discuss how red states are successfully waging "lawfare" to delay and stop destructive policies from Washington DC. First Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Brent Webster and Deputy Attorney General of Legal Strategy of Texas Aaron Reitz alongside former Trump Administration Attorney, Andrew Kloster weigh in on the battle over Border Security, Abortion, Critical Race Theory, and Big Tech censorship and demonstrate how states can defend the rights and safety of American families against federal overreach.Brent Webster is the First Assistant Attorney General of Texas. He has served as a criminal prosecutor in Texas for 10 years, also serving as the First Assistant District Attorney in Williamson County. As a Williamson County Assistant District Attorney, he was awarded the “Crime Victim Advocate Hall of Fame Award” for outstanding service to crime victims.Aaron Reitz has been promoted to Deputy Attorney General for Legal Strategy. Mr. Reitz graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Texas A&M University, where he was a Regimental Commander in the Corps of Cadets. After graduating, he commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and married his high school sweetheart, Meredith. He spent nearly five years on active duty and deployed to the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan.Andrew Kloster has served in various regulatory and legal counsel positions in the federal government, including most recently at the White House while serving concurrently as the Deputy General Counsel at the United States Office of Personnel Management.He has lectured and written widely on matters of administrative law and practice, including drafting rules, commenting on rules as a private citizen, and organizing panel events and research on the same.––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts –https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify –https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio –https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/
11/15/2021

How To Destroy Both Genders In Fifty Years (feat. Mary Eberstadt)

Season 1, Ep. 40
In Today's "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Emma sit down with Mary Eberstadt, conservative essayist, former policy planning staff under the Reagan Administration and author of "Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics," to discuss the devolution of family, marriage, and gender since the invention of "the pill" and what, if anything, can be done to reverse the disastrous effects of the sexual revolution on the American family.Mary Eberstadt is an influential American writer whose contributions to the intellectual landscape traverse several genres. An author of both non-fiction and fiction, her social commentary draws from various fields including anthropology, intellectual history, philosophy, popular culture, sociology, and theology. She is known for her public service and is a sought after public speaker. Central to her diverse interests are questions concerning the philosophy and culture of Western civilization and the fate and aspirations of post-modern man.Mary Eberstadt is the author of several influential books, among themPrimal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics,How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization;It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies; andAdam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution.She and her husband, author Nicholas Eberstadt, have four children, and live in the Washington, D.C. area.Learn more about Mary Eberstadt's work at:https://maryeberstadt.com––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.
11/8/2021

Big Tech Has A New Master (feat. Blake Masters)

Season 1, Ep. 39
In Today's "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Blake Masters, co-author of “Zero to One” and President of the Thiel Foundation, to discuss the future of conservatism, technology, and education in America, how to reign in big tech monopolies, and how to recover the American dream of raising a family on one single income.Blake Masters is President of the Thiel Foundation and Principal at Thiel Capital. Prior to co-writing the #1 NYT bestseller Zero to One with Peter Thiel, he co-founded Judicata, a technology startup that makes legal research and analytics software, and worked at Box and Founders Fund. Blake studied at Stanford and Stanford Law School, and lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and two boys.Learn more about Blake Master’s work at:https://blakemasters.comhttp://www.thielfoundation.org/blake––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma –https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim –https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey –https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts –https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify –https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio –https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/RSS –https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/6030c3f32982873431315653
11/1/2021

The Conservative Case for Weaponizing The Lawyers (feat. Andrew Kloster)

Season 1, Ep. 38
In Today's "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Andrew Kloster, Former Deputy General Counsel for the Office of Personnel Management, to discuss the impact of personnel on the Trump Administration, whether social conservatives are properly represented in Washington, and why "deregulation and judges" is not the solution to all things conservative in the federal government.Andrew Kloster has served in various regulatory and legal counsel positions in the federal government, including most recently at the White House while serving concurrently as the Deputy General Counsel at the United States Office of Personnel Management.He has lectured and written widely on matters of administrative law and practice, including drafting rules, commenting on rules as a private citizen, and organizing panel events and research on the same.Immediately prior to his most recent executive branch service, Mr. Kloster served as the Deputy Director for the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia School of Law.He is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, and the University of Miami, and is a Knight of the Order of Malta.Learn more about Andrew's work at:https://www.acus.gov/contacts/andrew-r-klosterhttps://twitter.com/arklosterhttp://arkloster.hns.to––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/Stitcher – https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/moment-of-truth-3
10/25/2021

Man Rampant in Moscow (feat. Pastor Douglas Wilson)

Season 1, Ep. 37
In Today's "Moment of Truth," Nick and Emma travel to Moscow, Idaho and sit down with Pastor Douglas Wilson, author of "Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work & Wealth," host of the Blog & Mablog podcast and "Plodcast" podcast, and Pastor of Christ Church, to discuss the proper role of government, the church, and the family, what its like to homeschool children and found a college, and how Christians should respond to mask mandates, vaccine passports, and government tyranny in all its forms.Douglas Wilson is a conservative Reformed theologian, pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, a faculty member at New Saint Andrews College, and prolific author and podcaster. He is the author of "Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work & Wealth," "Refuting the New Atheists: A Christian Response to Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins," "Rules for Reformers," and many, many other books.Learn more about Pastor Douglas Wilson's work at:https://dougwils.com/https://twitter.com/douglaswils––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgYouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey – https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings, and edited by Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/