Coffee & Markets is your daily podcast source for discussion of the most important opinions of the day on politics, culture, and the marketplace. Hosted each morning at BigGovernment and Redstate, thousands of listeners download the half-hour podcast every day. In 2011, Coffee & Markets was honored to receive the Paul Revere Messenger Award from the Sam Adams Alliance for its role in informing engaged listeners from a pro-market, pro-liberty perspective.
Recent guests include columnist and author Michael Barone, foreign policy expert Elliott Abrams, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Virginia Speaker William Howell, Erick Erickson of Redstate, Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner, Robert George of the New York Post, Michele Steele of Bloomberg News, Sarah Kliff of Politico, Aaron Blake of the Washington Post, David Hogberg of Investor’s Business Daily, Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics, Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller, Avik Roy of Forbes, HSA creator John C. Goodman, drug policy expert Roger Bate, economist Benjamin Zycher, Tea Party leader Melissa Clouthier, author Hunter Baker, sports blogger Josh Zerkle, China expert Ethan Epstein, Middle East expert Lee Smith, John Noonan, Mark Hemingway, and Jonathan Last of the Weekly Standard, a multitude of political candidates from across the country, and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Drew Brees, who told us he’d consider a career in politics after he’s done with the whole football thing.
Founded in January 2009, Coffee & Markets arrives at a point in history when the stream of news and information is overwhelming and constant. Our goal is to sift through the noise to bring your attention to the important stories you need to hear, with commentary from smart and informed individuals, in order to better understand the times we live in.
Benjamin Domenech is a research fellow for The Heartland Institute and editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith, politics, and culture. He previously served as speechwriter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, and as chief speechwriter for U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. An editor of multiple New York Times bestsellers, Domenech co-founded Redstate, and is a contributor to several blogs, including RealClearWorld, Ricochet, and BigGovernment. A widely published writer for print and online publications, in 2009 he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. He lives with his wife in Virginia.
Brad Jackson is an experienced political consultant and veteran of multiple political campaigns who specializes in digital communications and campaign strategy. Brad previously served as a Capitol Hill staffer for U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and has been a consultant for a number of prominent political clients, including Texas Governor Rick Perry. His writings and work have been featured in major news outlets including CBS News and Fox News. A graduate of the University of Texas and a passionate Longhorn fan, Brad and his wife live in Austin, Texas.
Francis Cianfrocca is a businessman and investor based in New York City. He is currently the CEO of Bayshore Networks LLC, a leading provider of information-security technology to industry and government. Drawing on his years of experience with technology, market structure, and the financial industry, Francis has written extensively on business, markets and policy issues. His work has been featured at Redstate, Human Events, Commentary, RealClearPolitics, CBS News, and other outlets. He appears regularly throughout the country as a radio commentator.
Kevin Holtsberry works in communications and public affairs in Columbus, Ohio. He has nearly ten years of experience in state government and was New Media Director for Rob Portman’s winning US Senate campaign. An admitted bibliophile, he tries to squeeze in as much reading (and blogging) as he can between work, family and watching sports. Read his blog here.
Pejman Yousefzadeh is a lawyer in the Chicagoland area. He has a weakness for discussions of law, politics, policy in general, economics, and philosophy. He also loves books, writing, chess, Go (though to call Pejman an amateur at Go is to overly praise his abilities) classical, baroque, and romantic music (especially the works of Mozart, Bach, and Handel), and all Chicago sports teams . . . except for the hated White Sox, who serve as a collective affront to civilized and cosmopolitan sensibilities. Read his blog here.