Join former House Speaker, professor, historian, and futurist Newt Gingrich as he shares his lifetime of knowledge and access to the world’s most interesting minds in a new series that covers all aspects of our society. From history to health, national security to science, Newt offers stories, conversations, and context to uncover new perspectives, knowledge and insight. This podcast isn’t about politics; it’s about exploring the past, present, and future to understand where we’ve been and where we’re going. Welcome to Newt’s World, a podcast for independent thinkers.
Episode 660: Senator Tuberville on the Border Bill
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29:10Former college football coach and current U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville discusses the crisis at the U.S. Southern border and the border bill that is unlikely to pass. Tuberville also discusses the No Veterans Administration Resources for Illegal Aliens Act, which he introduced with Congressman Mike Bost. Tuberville criticizes the Biden administration for its handling of the border crisis, claiming it has led to numerous problems, including a strain on resources for veterans. He also expresses concern about the growing national debt and the potential impact on the country's economy and national security.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 659: Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane
38:04Amelia Earhart was a pioneer in aviation. However, she would not live to her 40th birthday. During an attempt at becoming the first woman to complete a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Her disappearance remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. For 87 years people have been trying to find her plane, a twin-engine Lockheed 10E Electra. Newt’s guest is Tony Romeo, CEO of Deep Sea Vision. He discusses the search for Earhart’s plane and his recent discovery.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 658: The Growing Threat of Iran-Backed Groups
40:16Three American troops were killed and 40 others were wounded on January 28th in a drone strike on the military base known as Tower 22, in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border. Since mid-October, there have been at least 165 attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria and Jordan. The U.S. is striking targets across Iraq and Syria in retaliation. Newt talks with Behnam Ben Taleblu, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies about the growing threat of Iran-backed groups in the Middle East.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 657: Rob Reiner on Who Killed JFK?
43:42Rob Reiner first came to fame as a two-time Emmy Award winning actor on the landmark television series All in the Family. He went on to become an acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures. His work ranges from the satire, This Is Spinal Tap to dramas like Stand By Me, Misery, A Few Good Men, and Ghosts of Mississippi to romantic comedies like When Harry Met Sally, and The American President, to the enduring classic, The Princess Bride. He’s joining Newt to discuss his new 10-part podcast, Who Killed JFK? In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, Reiner and journalist Soledad O’Brien interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 656: Scott Rasmussen on the Elite 1%
35:41As the President of RMG Research, Scott Rasmussen has been polling Americans for their opinions for more than 35 years. Newt talks with Scott about his recent briefing on the Elite 1% in America and their views on issues. This is the first-ever survey research defining the characteristics and beliefs of the Elite 1% who are the root cause of political dysfunction in America today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 655: Inflation and the Economy
31:09On Friday the S&P 500 beat its previous record from January 2022. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also closed at a new record on Friday. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly one and a half years. Yet, in poll after poll, Americans say inflation and the economy are their top issues. Newt’s guest is Thomas Hoenig. He is the former Vice Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 654: Crisis at the U.S.–Mexico Border
30:10Last month set a new U.S.–Mexico border monthly migration record with 225,000 migrants crossing the U.S. southern border. We have seen scenes of the impact of their arrival in Eagle Pass, Texas, in the streets of El Paso, and at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. All locations that are trying to accommodate the huge influx of people coming to the United States illegally. How should Congress act to manage the crisis? Newt’s guest is Lora Ries, Director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 653: Beat the Incumbent
29:34Dr. Louis Perron, PhD is a political scientist and consultant who has advised two presidents, a vice president, two cabinet members, five senators and three big city mayors on their races. During the past several years, he has worked in six countries and has won more than 15 competitive election campaigns. In his new book, Beat the Incumbent: Proven Strategies and Tactics to Win Elections he offers strategies that have won elections that were thought to be unwinnable.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 652: Kevin McCarthy on His Next Chapter
37:05Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy announced in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on December 6th, 2023 that he would be leaving Congress. McCarthy describes himself as an optimist, having served 17 years in the same congressional seat representing California’s 20th Congressional district from 2007 – 2023. Newt’s guest is Kevin McCarthy and they discuss his future projects, the upcoming elections and their new collaboration on a theme bar and restaurant.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 651: Election 2024 – Iowa and New Hampshire
28:28The beginning of the 2024 election cycle begins this Monday, January 15th with the Iowa Caucuses. Newt discusses the candidates, the polling data and what he thinks the key issues will be in the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.