National Review's Radio Free California Podcast


A show about the perilous state of the Golden State—and what that means for you, wherever you live. California is the hothouse lab of the Left, the nation-state creating the statist policies, art, and lifestyles of the future – and generating the political dollars to make them a reality in a community near you. Hosts Will Swaim (California Policy Center) and David Bahnsen (The Bahnsen Group, Fox Business News commentator, conservative activist) beam this weekly show internationally, from mostly undisclosed pirate-radio platforms west of the Sierra Nevada. [Intro music graciously provided by Los Angeles-based Metalachi, the metal/mariachi soundtrack of the near-future. Find them at]


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Title: Episode 104: The Unfettered State

Episode 104: The Unfettered State

January 22nd, 2020

The internal contradictions of squatters’ “rights” in Oakland, the limits of “free” community college, and implications for California’s poor… Go to Episode

Episode 103: All the Governor’s Memes

January 16th, 2020

As California looks more pyritic than golden, David and Will discuss Gavin Newsom’s emerging ambition (a 2024 presidential run from a spiraling state?),… Go to Episode

Episode 102: Sex? Yes, Please!

January 8th, 2020

David and Will consider the sex-assault scandal roiling California’s Democratic party, the state assembly’s grab-bag California Green New Deal, and… Go to Episode

Episode 101: Bloomberg Is Goofy-Footed on California

December 12th, 2019

Former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg parachuted into California, entirely missing the landing zone. In other news,… Go to Episode