Are Fox News, Drudge and talk radio turning against Trump?” Smerconish, CNN, October 12, 2019.

Talking Talk Radio (with Brian Rosenwald),” Building Tomorrow Podcast, October 3, 2019.

Jeremy Hobson, “How Conservative Talk Radio Paved The Road For Donald Trump,” Here and Now, NPR, October 2, 2019.

"Fernand Amandi Strange Days Podcast, September 26, 2019.

John Rothman, “Talk Radio Roots,” The John Rothman Show, KGO San Francisco, September 24, 2019.

Sam Seder, “Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party & the Country w/ Brian Rosenwald,” The Majority Report, September 24, 2019.

Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are the Establishment, says Brian Rosenwald,” The Long Game podcast, Yahoo News, September 10, 2019.

Jon Ward, “Limbaugh and Hannity are 'party leaders' just as much as McConnell, new book argues,” Yahoo News, September 10, 2019.

Frank Morano, “How talk radio created Donald Trump,” Morano in the Morning, AM970 The Answer, September 8. 2019.

Mike Pesca. “The Big Power of Right-Wing Radio,” The Gist, Slate, September 3, 2019.

Joe Madison, “The Joe Madison Show,” Sirius/XM Urban View, August 27, 2019.

Matt Lewis, “The Last Trump Defense: Attacking Him Is Attacking America,” The Daily Beast, August 23, 2019.

Michael Toscano, First Light, August 23, 2019.

Mike Collins, “More Than Just Pushing Buttons, Talk Radio Shaped Today's Politics,” Charlotte Talks, WFAE Charlotte, August 21, 2019.

Leslie Marshall, The Leslie Marshall Show, August 20, 2019.

Jim Bohannon, The Jim Bohannon Show, August 19, 2019.

Charlie Sykes, The Bulwark Podcast, The Bulwark, August 19, 2019.

Tim Bremel, Your Talk Show with Tim Bremel, WCLO Janesville, August 16, 2019.

Lars Larson, “The Lars Larson Show,” August 15, 2019.

The Chuck and Julie Show, KNUS Denver, August 13, 2019, Part 1 & Part 2.

Michael Smerconish, The Michael Smerconish Show, Sirius/XM POTUS, August 13, 2019.

Joshua Johnson, “All Talk, Political Action: How Conservative Talk Radio Shaped The GOP,” 1A, NPR, August 12, 2019.

Michael Smerconish, “How Talk Radio Helped Trump Win the Presidency,” Smerconish, CNN, August 3, 2019.

Kai Ryssdal and Reema Khrais, “The end of history (majors),” Make Me Smart, July 9, 2019.

Edward Fitzpatrick, “In Rhode Island, talk (and talk and talk) radio is long tradition in state politics,” The Boston Globe, June 24, 2019.

Praise for Talk Radio’s America

“A superb guide to one of the most potent forces in modern political history.”John Dickerson, 60 Minutes correspondent

This is the book that provides proper context for the greatest election upset in modern American history.”Michael Smerconish, Sirius XM and CNN host

This book will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about restoring the quality of American democratic debate.”Joseph Crespino, author of Atticus Finch: The Biography―Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon



American History • Communications • Political Science • Media Studies • Public Policy 

Scholarly Philosophy:

I believe that 21st century scholars must work across disciplinary boundaries, and utilize the best techniques and methods from all fields to study our increasingly complex and interrelated world. I also believe in making scholarship accessible and publicly available. This website reflects that vision. 

The blog will be a forum both for commentary and sharing ideas about politics and public policy. I'm a big believer in questioning things and throwing ideas out there, so some of what you might see could be surprising or provocative. We can only increase knowledge by engaging in a dialogue, and testing new ideas and new ways of approaching things. The sidebar on the blog page will provide links to recent articles that are interesting or inspiring. 

Most Recent PublicationS:

Why Democrats don't need to change the rules to win,” The Week, October 8, 2019.

Why Joe Walsh has little shot of beating President Trump,” The Washington Post, August 26, 2019.

Talk Radio Made Today’s Republican Party,” The Atlantic, August 21, 2019.

Trump just launched the newest phase of the GOP’s romance with right-wing media,” The Washington Post, July 13, 2019.

America's elections are broken. Here's how to fix them,” The Week, November 16, 2018.

Senators, please mutiny,” The Week, October 26, 2018.

Our petulant president,” The Week, September 6, 2018.

"It's all about the bottom line,CNN.com, August 6th, 2018. 

"The media malpractice destroying American politics,The Washington Post, July 25th, 2018. 

"The conservative revolution: Kennedy’s retirement caps a half-century transformation of the court," The Washington Post, June 28th, 2018. 


• My book, Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States, is now available! Click here to purchase from Amazon and here to purchase it from Barnes and Noble.

Upcoming Events:

Media, Politics, and Fake News” with Jill Abramson, James Poniewozik and Jeremy Hobson, Boston Book Festival, Saturday October 19th, 4 PM Emmanuel Sanctuary 15 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116. Book signing to follow.

A conversation w/ Brian Rosenwald & Dannagal Goldthwaite Young!” at the Penn Book Center, November 4, 6 PM. Book signing to follow.