"The Talk Radio Effect," Politico Magazine, June 17, 2014

"Rush Limbaugh's Problem: How the Internet Changed Talk Radio," Time Magazine, February 18, 2015

"Political Polarization Leads to Bad Legislation," The Baltimore Sun, July 2, 2015

"John Oliver Shows Power, Limits of Entertainers," The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2015

"Ted Cruz and Donald Trump: Signs of conservative media's grip on GOP," Written with Michael Smerconish,, February 3, 2016

"It's not too late for Obama to pick a new justice,", February 15, 2016

"Tracing the disappearance of centrists in Pa. GOP," The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 2016. 

"The talk radio split between Trump and Cruz,", April 25, 2016. 

"Donald Trump Isn't Ronald Reagan—He's Barry Goldwater,The Daily Beast, July 5, 2016. 

"How Candidates Lose Presidential Debates,The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 26, 2016. 

"Sound and Fury," Gatehouse Media, December 2016.

"Fox's Bottom Line," US News & World Report, April 6, 2017. 

"The Revolution Was Televised," Gatehouse Media, May 4, 2017. 

"Welcome to Made by History," Written with Nicole Hemmer, The Washington Post, June 26, 2017.

"After Charlottesville, Republicans must grapple with their history on race" The Washington Post, August 16, 2017. 

"Republicans aren’t hypocrites. They just have flawed principles." The Washington Post, February 12, 2018. 

"Conservative Media's New Villain,", February 26, 2018. 

 "The Days that Shook the Nation," The Washington Post, March 30, 2018 (in print April 1). 

"How Sean Hannity helped put Donald Trump in the White House — and how he's helping to keep him there," The Washington Post, April 23, 2018. 

"Trump is no deal-maker,", May 18. 2018.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent & Upcoming Talks/Panels/Events:

2016 Presidential Campaign: A Historical Journey, July 26, 2016 (watch the event here). 

"The 2016 Presidential Election and Its Impact on Law and Policy," The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The CLE Conference Center Wanamaker Bldg., 10th FL, Ste. 1010 Juniper Street Entrance Philadelphia PA 19107. 

"Preparing for the Trump Presidency," The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The CLE Conference Center Wanamaker Bldg., 10th FL, Ste. 1010 Juniper Street Entrance Philadelphia PA 19107. 

Talk to the Present Day Club, Princeton NJ, May 10, 2017. 

How to go viral: A historian’s guide to engaging the public at the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, June 21st, 2018. 

Into the Fray: Historians as commentators and pundits at the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, June 22nd, 2018. 

Discussion of the 2018 midterm with Jonathan Alter, Present Day Club, Princeton NJ, November 14th, 2018.

From That’s the Way It Is to Fake News: Press Freedom in a Changing Media Landscape at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 6, 2019. 

INTERVIEWS/Media Appearances:

Kristina Peterson, "Finding Their Voice: Talk Radio and The New Revolving Door," The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2014.

Michael Smerconish, "The Pulse: Foundation addresses political polarization," The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 8, 2015.

"Airing on the Conservative Side,Backstory with the American History Guys, August 7, 2015.

Michael Smerconish, "The man who drove us into our national ditch," CNN.Com, August 12, 2015.

Rosie Gray, "The Real Media Machine Behind Trump: Conservative Talk Radio," Buzzfeed, August 27, 2015. 

Kristina Peterson, "House Speaker Ryan Ramps Up Outreach to Conservative Groups," The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2016. 

Michael Smerconish, "How Conservative Media Hijacked the GOP," The Michael Smerconish Program, Sirius/XM POTUS, February 3, 2016. 

Pete Dominick, StandUP With Pete Dominick, Sirius/XM Insight, February 4, 2016. 

Leslie Marshall, The Leslie Marshall Show, February 4, 2016.

David Uberti, "Donald Trump’s media domination and what it could mean for future candidates." Columbia Journalism Review, February 15, 2016.

Madeleine Brand, "Democratic and Conservative Divides, 'Krisha,' and Dental Magic," Press Play With Madeleine Brand, March 15, 2016. 

Issie Lapowsky, "Old-School Talk Radio Is Still Big Enough to Break Candidates," Wired, April 13, 2016. 

Katherine Gypson, "Angry Voters Find Their Voice in Talk Radio," Voice of America, April 28, 2016.

"Q&A: Brian Rosenwald, Professor/Media Historian, UPenn," Inside Radio, May 20, 2016.

"Watch Your Mouth," Backstory with the American History Guys, June 3, 2016. 

"Talk Radio and Trump's War with the Media," Smerconish, CNN, June 4, 2016.

Tom Becka, "The Tom Becka Show," KCMO Kansas City, June 16, 2016. 

Peter Grier, "Clinton's Biggest Advantage on Trump? Teamwork, Perhaps," The Christian Science Monitor, July 28, 2016. 

Julie Mason, POTUS Press Pool with Julie Mason, Sirius/XM POTUS, August 2, 2016. 

Josh Zepps, Stand Up with Pete DominickSirius/XM Insight, August 4th, 2016. 

"Did Conservative Talk Radio Create Trump?" Smerconish, CNN, August 20, 2016. 

"Brian Rosenwald and Conservative Media," Campaign Context, September 5, 2016. 

Rosie Gray, "Sean Hannity Hasn't Changed (We Did),"Buzzfeed, September 8, 2016.

Peter Grier, "Donald Trump, and the blurring line between feelings and facts," The Christian Science Monitor, September 9, 2016. 

Julie Mason, POTUS Press Pool with Julie Mason, Sirius/XM POTUS, September 22, 2016. 

Peter Grier, "For Trump, same attacks on Clinton infidelities, but US has changed,The Christian Science Monitor, October 1, 2016.

Lauren Carroll, "Is Trump The First-Ever Candidate Not To Say He'll Accept Election Results," Politifact, October 25, 2016. 

Peter Grier, "How Will History Judge James Comey's Email Revelation," The Christian Science Monitor, November 1, 2016. 

Nick Ottens, "After Trump’s Defeat, Republicans Must Purge His Insurgents," Atlantic Sentinel, November 4, 2016. 

"Modern History of Political Satire—Professor Brian Rosenwald," History Personified, November 4, 2016. 

Michael Smerconish, "Riding Anger Not a Good Path For GOP," The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 6, 2016.

Bryan Nehman, WBAL News Now With Bryan Nehman, WBAL Newsradio 1090, November 15, 2016. 

"Episode 30: Brian Rosenwald on the History of Conservative Talk Radio and the 2016 Election," The Road to Now, November 21, 2016. 

Jeremy Hobson, "How Sean Hannity Became Influential In Conservative Media And Politics," Here and Now, National Public Radio, December 20, 2016. 

Alexis Sobel Fits, "Facebook Live Is The Right Wing's Fox News," Backchannel, January 24, 2017. 

Michael Smerconish, "Role of Polarized Media in the Partisan Divide," part of Fixing the Divide, CNN, February 18, 2017. 

Peter Grier, "Trump's been quieter lately. Is that a trend?," The Christian Science Monitor, February 22, 2017. 

Mike Stark, "Right-Wing Media Is a Domestic Threat to the Republic," Rewire, March 16, 2017. 

Peter Grier, "The next O'Reilly: Why young conservatives may not want a Papa Bear," The Christian Science Monitor, April 20, 2017. 

Rick Jervis, "Court seeks true persona of 'InfoWars' radio provocateur," USA Today, April 21, 2017. 

Felix Gillette, "And Then There Was Hannity," Bloomberg Businessweek, April 27, 2017. 

Harry Bruinius, "Is edgier political comedy making America worse," The Christian Science Monitor, May 12, 2017. 

Madeleine Brand, "How the Comey Hearing Played on Different Media Outlets," KCRW Press Play w/Madeleine Brand, June 8, 2017. 

Jack Smith IV, "Liberals are playing just as dirty as conservatives did in the '90s — and it sounds great," Mic, June 10, 2017. 

Michael Smerconish, The Michael Smerconish Program, Sirius/XM POTUS, June 30, 2017. 

Pete Dominick, StandUP With Pete Dominick, Sirius/XM Insight, July 6, 2017. 

Julie Mason, POTUS Press Pool with Julie Mason, Sirius/XM POTUS, July 6, 2017.

John Sharp, “Conservative thought leaders' Hannity, Ingraham, Coulter, back Mo Brooks. Will it help in Senate race?”, August 3, 2017. 

John Carlson, The John Carlson Show, KVI SeattleAugust 16, 2017.

Jason Schwartz, "Ben Shapiro to take his podcast to radio," Politico, March 29, 2018. 

Peter Grier, "Behind Trump’s bold stance on the scope of presidential power," The Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 2018. 

John Hageman, "'It isn't about advocacy for one candidate': Talk radio figures into ND Senate race," Grand Forks Herald, June 29. 2018. 

Dick Polman, “Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Want a Primary,” The Atlantic, October 10, 2018.

Kimberly Ross and Andrea Ruth, “The Right Side Podcast, Episode 17: ‘Talk Radio’s America’ And Finding Middle Ground With Brian Rosenwald,” Red State, October 14, 2018.

Jim Rutenebrg, “At the Border Town That the News Cycle Has Left Behind,” The New York Times, October 21, 2018.

Michael Smerconish, The Michael Smerconish Program, Sirius/XM POTUS, November 13, 2018. 

Jason Schwartz, “Rush Limbaugh roars back,” Politico, December 21, 2018.

Naomi Lin, “Vice presidential chances: How history bodes for Biden,” The Washington Examiner, April 26, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pete Dominick, “Stand Up with Pete Dominick,” Sirius/XM Insight, August 14, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rod Arquette, The Rod Arquette Show, KNRS Salt Lake City, August 21, 2019.

Michael Toscano, First Light, August 23, 2019.

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

Brian Ross, “Let's Get After It with Chris Cuomo” Sirius/XM POTUS, August 26, 2019.

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

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

Course Syllabi*:

Public Policy Process: spring 2014

New Media and Politics: summer 2014

The Rise of Conservatism in America 1948-2014: spring 2015

Public Policy Process: spring 2015

The Fight to Define American Values 1962-2015 spring 2016 

American Conservatism From Taft to Trump: spring 2017

*I welcome inquiries about the syllabi listed above. I'm also happy to see my methods and course elements adopted by others. I request that anyone who utilizes any of the descriptions or frameworks offered in the syllabi provide me with proper credit.

Slate Whistlestop  

• (I do the research for these podcasts)