For many, the spectacle of power Trump creates echoes uncomfortably the fascist politics of 20th century Europe and elsewhere. listen to this podcast
We are pleased to announce our selections for the best films we saw this year. As you head into the holidays, The Octavian Report film list makes great year-end watching wherever you may be — and these movies make great gifts, if you are still scrambling.
A Private War — Matthew Heinman, 2018
Syria is top of mind this week, making Heinman’s amazing first narrative feature more powerful than ever. The true life story of Marie Colvin, a contemporary... read more
A drafter of the 25th Amendment talks Donald Trump, American politics, the midterms, Mueller, and the Equal Rights Amendment. listen to this podcast
Here is our list of essential reads for 2019 and beyond. read more
Is the American republic like Rome's? For this week's podcast we spoke with Edward Watts, author of Mortal Republic, to see if that comparison makes sense. listen to this podcast
For this week's podcast we spoke with historian Bradley Hart about Hitler and his American friends. listen to this podcast
Democrats control the House. The GOP controls the Senate. For this week's podcast, we spoke to Noah Rothman about what the midterms mean. listen to this podcast
For this week's podcast, we spoke with the National Book Award finalist about his new novel, war, marriage, and everything in betwe listen to this podcast
Pluto has been the subject of recent controversy, with scientists demoting it from plant to dwarf planet. Philip Metzger, a planetary physicist as the University of Central Florida, says this new classification is dead wrong. listen to this podcast
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