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Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw

Congressman Dan Crenshaw joins the world's leading experts for deep and insightful conversations about the most important issues facing us today.

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Recent Episodes of Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw


The Holy Grail in Healthcare Innovation | Dr. Scott Gottlieb

The Holy Grail in Healthcare Innovation | Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Dr. Scott Gottlieb returns! The former FDA Commissioner gives us a deep dive into the revolutionary advances in cell/gene therapies and other treatments that have the potential to cure cancer, reverse aging, and re-engineer our DNA. We also discuss the emerging role of AI in healthcare and get a bit wonky discussing regulatory hurdles at the FDA. A must-listen for anyone interested in the future of healthcare, the impact of policy on medical innovation, and the exciting possibilities of gene and cell therapy. 

Dr. Scott Gottlieb served as the twenty-third commissioner of the FDA under President T...

Episode 16 May 2024 1h, 5m and 33s


On the Ground at the Columbia U Encampment | Zach Kessel

On the Ground at the Columbia U Encampment | Zach Kessel

National Review’s Zach Kessel has been on the ground at Columbia University covering the pro-Hamas student protests. He joined Rep. Crenshaw to discuss his observations from talking with students about their motivations and end goals. They cover the influence of faculty and outside groups in organizing the encampments. And they discuss the legal ramifications of universities actively enabling antisemitism and discriminatory admissions. 

Zach Kessel is a William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow in Political Journalism at National Review and a recent graduate of Northwestern University. Follow him on X at @zach_kessel.

Episode 8 May 2024 49m and 9s


Silent Invasion: How China Uses Fentanyl as a Weapon Against the U.S. | Peter Schweizer

Silent Invasion: How China Uses Fentanyl as a Weapon Against the U.S. | Peter Schweizer

It’s a well-known fact that fentanyl precursors come from China, but just how deeply involved is the Chinese government in the drug trade? Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer’s research has exposed a strategic partnership between the CCP and the Mexican drug cartels that goes way beyond shipping precursors. Peter uncovers China’s central role in the supply chain, the distribution, and the money laundering that enables the cartels to kill tens of thousands of Americans every year with deadly fentanyl. Peter also highlights the personal and financial ties that China has developed with U.S. politicians to influence policy...

Episode 2 May 2024 41m and 46s


A Psychedelic Breakthrough In the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction | Dr. Nolan Williams

A Psychedelic Breakthrough In the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction | Dr. Nolan Williams

Stanford University’s Dr. Nolan Williams is one of the world’s leading researchers on psychedelic medicine. He joined Rep. Crenshaw to talk about the revolutionary clinical trial he recently conducted with the psychedelic ibogaine to treat veterans suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Industry, and addiction. The clinical trial showed a phenomenal 83% remission rate for participants after just one treatment. Dr. Williams explains what ibogaine is, the experiences patients have while taking it, what we know about how it affects the brain, and how it differs from classic psychedelics like MDMA and psylocibin. They also discuss the potential for ibog...

Episode 26 April 2024 24m and 25s


The New Cold War: Countering China’s Imperial March | Michael Sobolik

The New Cold War: Countering China’s Imperial March | Michael Sobolik

China expert Michael Sobolik returns to the podcast to discuss America’s new cold war with the Chinese Communist Party. Michael outlines the CCP’s strategies – imperialism, the Belt and Road Initiative, and weaponizing America’s own free speech – to displace the U.S. as the leading global superpower. Michael shares a strategic vision for how America can defeat the CCP by exploiting their own vulnerabilities and building upon our alliances with friendly East Asian neighbors like Japan and Australia.

Michael Sobolik is the author of the just-released book “Countering China’s Great Game: A Strategy for American Domin...

Episode 19 April 2024 58m and 31s


Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions about FISA | Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions about FISA | Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

There has been a lot of controversy - and lies - this week over the re-authorization of FISA (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). Rep. Crenshaw sat down with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent and member of House Intel, to debunk the hand wringing and misconceptions about FISA. They give an overview of FISA's history and its distinction between Title One and Title Three, and delve into the role of Section 702 in enhancing national security measures. Misconceptions surrounding FISA are addressed, including the distinction between evidence collection and querying lawfully obtained data. They scrutinize proposals for a secondary...

Episode 11 April 2024 31m and 25s


The Miracle and Challenge of Global Trade | Rob Portman

The Miracle and Challenge of Global Trade | Rob Portman

Former Senator Rob Portman joins the show to talk about all the benefits and pitfalls of American trade policy. We examine the history and evolution of trade policy, the debate over free trade vs protectionism, tariffs vs subsidies, and finding the right balance to create fair competition and the movement of goods between nations. We also discuss the prospects for the TikTok bill passing the Senate, and get into some Civics 101 on the differences between legislating in the Senate vs the House.

Prior to serving as Ohio’s Senator from 2011 to 2023, Sen. Portman served as Director of th...

Episode 5 April 2024 45m and 52s


The Assault on Western Civilization | Dr. Joseph Loconte

The Assault on Western Civilization | Dr. Joseph Loconte

Dr. Joseph Loconte, Presidential Scholar in Residence at New College of Florida, joined Rep. Crenshaw to trace the origins of Western Civilization and America’s founding values, from Greek and Roman cultures to the influence of Judaism, Christianity, and the Enlightenment. And they examine the deep resentment against Western Civilization among the far left and increasingly among populists on the right.

Joseph Loconte, PhD, is a Presidential Scholar in Residence at New College of Florida, Senior Fellow at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, and the C.S. Lewis Scholar for Public Life at Grove City College. He...

Episode 22 March 2024 1h, 17m and 26s


Mark Cuban’s New Venture to Disrupt Drug Pricing

Mark Cuban’s New Venture to Disrupt Drug Pricing

Mark Cuban joined Rep. Crenshaw to talk about his latest endeavor to bring market-based competition to drug pricing and health insurance. Mark explains how the pharmaceutical industry currently works and how drugs are priced. They explore the intricacies behind drug pricing models, insurance coverage, and the complex role that Pharmacy Benefit Managers play in all of it. And Mark shares his vision for a transparent, market-driven, and more humanitarian approach to drug pricing.

Mark Cuban is an owner of the Dallas Mavericks and investor on the TV series Shark Tank. Follow him on Twitter at @mcuban.

Episode 8 March 2024 1h, 6m and 28s


Uncovering the Cartel Underworld | Ioan Grillo

Uncovering the Cartel Underworld | Ioan Grillo

Ioan Grillo has spent over twenty years reporting on the frontlines of the Mexican cartel wars. He joined Rep. Crenshaw’s Cartel Task Force to brief Congress on the rise of paramilitary cartels, their diversified portfolio of criminal operations (which includes tapping oil pipelines), and the complex duopoly of power they share with the Mexican government. They also discuss the challenges America faces working with Mexico to restrict weapons trafficking. And Ioan shares his methods for developing sources within the cartels, sometimes at great risk to his life. 

Ioan Grillo is a journalist and author who has bee...

Episode 1 March 2024 42m and 40s

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