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Bully Pulpit examines politics, society and culture through interviews and commentary, with all of the Bobospherics you’ve come to expect. Plus, it has a catchy jingle and guaranteed there there. In pretty much every medium for 44 years, my work has always been about something beyond the particulars at hand, and has always had a beginning, middle and end. But I don’t much like the label opinion — because opinions are like assholes and good arguments are like ships-in-a-bottle. Not everybody can make one.

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A wry and pointed take on politics, media and society from Bob Garfield.


Bob hosts Bully Pulpit after 12 years with NPR and 20 co-hosting On the Media. He’s hosted Audible’s The Genius Dialogues and Slate’s Lexicon Valley. Also: TV analyst for three networks, columnist for three major newspapers and author of 6 books.