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488 - Running Directly Into the Fight, Honoring Those We've Lost, and Fatherhood, with Dakota Meyer | Ep. 331
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  • 488 - Running Directly Into the Fight, Honoring Those We've Lost, and Fatherhood, with Dakota Meyer | Ep. 331

    In this Memorial Day special, Megyn Kelly is joined by Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient and Marine, to talk about growing up and figuring life out on your own, the importance of accountability, the Ganjgal mission that led to his Medal of Honor, the importance of having a "poker face" in the military, staying stoic in difficult situations, the fear leading up to that fateful mission, how he helped save so many fellow Americans and Afghan military members, his decision to ignore orders and run into the fight over and over again, the egos between the Marines and the Army in that fight, the lack of leadership and the consequences, the awful Afghanistan withdrawal, receiving the Medal of Honor from President Obama, honoring those we've lost who sacrificed for America, having empathy and choosing love over hate, his suicide attempt and the cost of war, how fatherhood changed him, and more.

    Fri, 27 May 2022 - 2h 05min
  • 487 - Outrageous Media Behavior, and Balancing White House Work and Family, with Kellyanne Conway | Ep. 330

    Megyn Kelly is joined by Kellyanne Conway, former Senior Counselor to President Trump and author of the new book "Here's The Deal," to talk about the politicized response to the Uvalde school shooting by Beto O'Rourke and President Biden, the facts about what happened with the police in the school shooting, gun policy vs. mental health policy, the fallout from the Access Hollywood tape, how she advised Donald Trump on how to beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, Conway's time balancing work and motherhood in the White House, Conway's relationship with her husband George, the media's double standards, George's love of Twitter, her shock about George tweeting against her boss Trump, the lack of accountability for getting stories wrong by the press and pundits, the media's disgusting coverage of Conway's teenage daughter Claudia, Taylor Lorenz's outrageous behavior, the reaction from Conway's friends to the Claudia situation, her relationship with Jared Kushner and others in the Trump circle, growing up and her parents, and more.

    Thu, 26 May 2022 - 1h 37min
  • 486 - Tragedy in Texas: Another Deadly School Shooting, with Charles C.W. Cooke and Neil Heslin | Ep. 329

    Megyn Kelly is joined by Charles C.W. Cooke, senior writer for National Review, and Neil Heslin, father of Newtown victim Jesse Lewis, to talk about the tragic mass school shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, remembering the victims of the unthinkable crime, mental health and bullying, what could have been done to prevent this crime and the next mass shooting, the policy questions about guns ahead, how saying "I don't know" after a tragedy is honest and frightening, whether background check legislation will make an impact, Biden's speech last night about the shooting and what he pushed, the pain of losing a child in a school shooting, the details of Neil Heslin's final day with his son, the political forces that exploit tragedies, and more.

    Wed, 25 May 2022 - 1h 20min
  • 485 - Criminalizing Speech, and Performative Outrage, with Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch | Ep. 328

    Megyn Kelly is joined by The Fifth Column hosts, Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch, to talk about former journalists becoming hysterical anti-free speech crusaders, the inclination to criminalize speech you don't like on the left, fighting "authoritarianism" with authoritarianism, the self-loathing political industry, the gross Steve Schmidt meltdown, the lack of guardrails when it comes to standards in the media, Ricky Gervais' latest comedy special, the seismic transgender conversation shift, performative outrage, the latest in the Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper Central Park confrontation story, the media's focus on the narrative over the facts, Christian Cooper's new "bird watching" show, the truth about the Buffalo shooter, how to fight back against Cancel Culture, the latest on Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp, Megyn Kelly accused of something a Real Housewife actually did, the Fifth Column guys' move to Substack, and more.

    Tue, 24 May 2022 - 1h 35min
  • 484 - A Culture of Fear, Social Media Toxicity, and America's Descent Into Stupidity, with Jonathan Haidt | Ep. 327

    Megyn Kelly is joined by social psychologist and "The Coddling of the American Mind" co-author Jonathan Haidt to talk about how social media is making us worse as a democracy, our culture's inability to even speak the same language or share the same overall truths, the way the American conversation got stupid over just 10 years, democracy versus dictatorship, how social media destroys the fabric of our society, the lack of a common shared story in America, how social media makes kids afraid to make mistakes, the rise of tribalism at the extremes (but not in the middle), how social media evolved into a platform for toxicity and addiction, the unlimited "dart guns" to shame via social media, how a culture of fear has led to to a chilling of speech and humor, what happens if we fight cancel culture with more cancel culture, the negative partisanship that helped lead to Trump's presidency, how social media leads to anxiety and thoughts of suicide, how we can reverse the negative trends in our society, and more.

    Mon, 23 May 2022 - 1h 34min