The Week's Worst

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

30 episodes of The Week's Worst since the first episode, which aired on November 20th, 2016.

  • Episode 30: Debating DACA and Immigration

    September 8th, 2017  |  58 mins 43 secs
    barack obama, children, daca, deferred action for childhood arrivals, donald trump, illegal immigration, immigration, jeff sessions, undocumented

    The Capital Research Center's Matthew Vadum and Michael Watson (filling in for Dr. Steven J. Allen) discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Vadum and Watson have a heated debate over the Trump administration's decision to revoke DACA, an Obama era policy protecting illegal immigrants brought over as children, and immigration policy more broadly.

  • Episode 29: Should We Remove Confederate Monuments?

    August 25th, 2017  |  45 mins 44 secs
    charlottesville, civil war, confederate, history, monuments, morality, racism, statues

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: In the wake of Charlottesville, Confederate monuments are back in the news. Should we take them down or leave them up? We go over all the angles and perspectives.

  • Episode 28: Google's Diversity Memo

    August 11th, 2017  |  58 mins 11 secs
    diversity, google, james damore, pc, political correctness, science, sexism

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Former Google employee James Damore was fired for writing a memo entitled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," which was accused of being sexist. Was it? We argue no!

    Read the full memo here: https://diversitymemo.com

  • Episode 27: Is the White House in Chaos?

    August 7th, 2017  |  57 mins 37 secs
    administration, chaos, chief of staff, conservative, general kelly, national security council, nsc, reince priebus, rich higgins, scaramucci, the mooch, trump, white house

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Is the White House in chaos? With the firing of Anthony Scaramucci, Reince Priebus, and many members of the National Security Council, the answer might be yes. But can new Chief of Staff General John F. Kelly change things?

  • Episode 26: Trump Speaks to the Boy Scouts

    July 28th, 2017  |  45 mins 13 secs
    boy scouts, conservative, jamboree, politics, trump, tweets

    The Capital Research Center's Matthew Vadum and Michael Watson (filling in for Dr. Steven J. Allen) discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Vadum and Watson debate Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts as well as his general communications strategy.

  • Episode 25: Obamacare Repeal Failed?

    July 21st, 2017  |  44 mins 24 secs
    ahca, american health care act, conservative, failure, libertarian, obamacare, politics, rand paul, repeal, replace, republican, senate

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Republicans seemingly fail to get enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. But was their bill any good anyway?

  • Episode 24: Travel Ban Reinstated; Debating Its Merits

    June 30th, 2017  |  50 mins 59 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Mike Watson (filling in for Matthew Vadum) discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Trump's executive order banning travel from select countries is reinstated by the Supreme Court. We debate the merits of that executive order.

  • Episode 23: Special Election in Georgia

    June 23rd, 2017  |  33 mins 22 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: In the special election in Georgia's 6th congressional district, Jon Ossoff loses and Karen Handel wins, but it's a close one.

  • Episode 22: Jeff Sessions and James Comey Testify + Rep. Steve Scalise Shot

    June 14th, 2017  |  50 mins 44 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI head James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Plus, a comment of the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others.

  • Episode 21: U.S. pulls out of the Paris Climate Accord

    June 2nd, 2017  |  33 mins 34 secs
    accord, agreement, climate, climate change, conservative, environmentalism, global warming, libertarian, paris, treaty, trump

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: The President is criticized for pulling America out of the Paris Climate Accord. Dr. Steven J. Allen, an expert on the accord, explains why the President made the right decision.

  • Episode 20: Trump Impeachment Incoming?

    May 19th, 2017  |  37 mins 5 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Talk of a Trump impeachment has reached it's highest point yet. Will it happen?

  • Episode 19: James Comey Fired

    May 12th, 2017  |  43 mins 12 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: James Comey's firing and the political storm it has ignited.

  • Episode 18: Why Hillary Lost

    May 5th, 2017  |  38 mins 2 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Hillary Clinton emerges and discusses why she thinks she lost the 2016 election.

  • Episode 17: Soviet Islam / ClimateDollars.org

    April 28th, 2017  |  33 mins 27 secs

    In this episode the Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the BEST news story of the last week: the launches of our brand new film America Under Siege: Soviet Islam (watch at DangerousDocumentaries.com), and our new study on spending in the climate change debate at at ClimateDollars.org

  • Episode 16: Military Escalation: Syria, North Korea, and Afghanistan

    April 14th, 2017  |  41 mins 10 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode: Our nation's current military interventions. War in Syria, the "Mother of all Bombs" dropped in Afghanistan, and North Korean escalation.

  • Episode 15: War on Syria / Susan Rice Unmasks Trump's Team

    April 7th, 2017  |  41 mins 12 secs

    The Capital Research Center's Dr. Steven J. Allen and Matthew Vadum discuss the worst news story of the last week. In this episode, two stories: Trump strikes Syrian military targets after their use of chemical weapons, and former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice is discovered to have been behind the unmasking of Trump transition officials' phone calls captured during "incidental" collection.