The Chinese Spy Balloon Over My House

Walter Kirn on the floating intruder Montanans weren't supposed to notice. | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

A Golden Age of Gurus

Helen Lewis explains what unites Steve Jobs, Jordan Peterson, Ibram X. Kendi, James Lindsay, Eric Weinstein, Anthony Fauci, and Elon Musk. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

TGIF: 99 Spy Balloons

Trump pretends he’s always hated vaccines. Tom Brady retires (for real). Gawker shuts down (again). And much more. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

How Ideologues Infiltrated the Arts

At The Free Press, we cut through the noise and bring you the most important stories out there. But our greatest point of pride is not our content. It’s the community we have built. It is your support that has enabled us to hire more reporters, editors, and producers and to reach … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

A Golden Age of Gurus

Listen now (78 min) | Over the last decade, the internet has devolved into a playground for influencers who sell and show off anything and everything you could ever imagine. But my guest today, Helen Lewis, says it isn’t all just superficial TikTok stars telling you how to proper … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Tyre Nichols and America’s Policing Problem

A new media company built on the ideals that were once the bedrock of American journalism. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

He Just Doesn’t Want to Murder You

Scores of Facebook groups called ‘Are We Dating The Same Guy’ promise sisterhood and security. But they’re a lot more like the crowd-sourced Stasi. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

The Story Behind the Twitter Files

Join Bari Weiss, Michael Shellenberger, David Zweig, and Nellie Bowles live this Wednesday at 5pm PST. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Ken Burns on His Most Important Film

The documentarian takes on the U.S. and the Holocaust, and weighs in on what that dark period tells us about the chasm between our ideals and our reality. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Dubai Paid Beyonce $24M. She Gave Them Her Integrity

Our celebrities call democracy tyranny, then don’t recognize real tyranny when it hands them a check. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

TGIF: 90 Seconds to Midnight

Even more classified docs, this week care of Mike Pence. All the news you need from the week that was. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Why Did New Zealand's PM Call It Quits?

A new media company built on the ideals that were once the bedrock of American journalism. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Ken Burns on The Most Important Film He Will Ever Make

Listen now (71 min) | Ken Burns is the most famous documentary filmmaker in America. He has made 35 films over the past 5 decades on historical and cultural subjects like the Civil War (which is the most streamed film in public television history), baseball, jazz, the Roosevelts, … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

The Epidemic of #DiedSuddenly

Why is the public turning to ominous explanations for tragedies like Damar Hamlin’s collapse? Two doctors explain. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

FP Forum Recording: Bari Weiss and Jay Bhattacharya

For those of you who missed last Wednesday's Zoom. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Climate Activism Has a Cult Problem

As a member of Extinction Rebellion, writes Zion Lights, I watched people brainwashed into pulling outrageous stunts in the name of 'saving the planet.' | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Bret Easton Ellis’s Great Defense of Gen X

‘The Shards’ parachutes us back into the world before teenagers became so sensitive. ‘We were very, very free to explore things that might hurt us, potentially might damage us.’ | Continue reading | 14 days ago

America's Broken Immigration System: A Debate

A restrictionist and a proponent of open borders walk into a bar . . . | Continue reading | 15 days ago

TGIF: I Love Davos

Reparations in San Francisco. Madonna back in the saddle. And a very odd sculpture in Boston. Plus: Alec Baldwin, Jacinda Arden and much more. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

America’s Police Exodus

The fallout of 'defund the police' is still unfolding. Just ask Brian Lande. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Raw & Unclassified: A Free Press Roundtable

New York Sun columnist Eli Lake is joined by Bari Weiss and The Atlantic's Shadi Hamid to discuss and debate the most important headlines of the week. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

It’s Time to Get Serious

Prevailing wisdom insists that your twenties are for extreme exploration—collecting memories, friends, partners, identities. It’s BS. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

America’s Broken Immigration System: An Honest Debate

Listen now (77 min) | The debate about immigration brings out some of the deepest anxieties and biggest disagreements in America. And right now, all of it feels like it’s coming to a head. In 2022, there were over 2.76 million illegal migrant crossings at the Southwest border. Th … | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Prince Harry Proves One Thing: The Tabloids Were Right

Martin Clarke, the former Editor-in-Chief of Mail Online, weighs in on 'Spare' and the Sussexes of Montecito. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

A Note From Bari

Announcing special access to The Free Press for our growing community. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Our Very First FP Forum with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

A new media company built on the ideals that were once the bedrock of American journalism. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Raw & Unclassified: A Friday Roundtable

Listen now (69 min) | From Biden getting on board the classified documents train to the raw milk revolutionaries who are skeptical of Big Dairy, today we bring you a roundtable to discuss, debate and pull apart the news of the week beyond the headlines. New York Sun columnist Eli … | Continue reading | 23 days ago

TGIF: Planes, Trains, and Gastric Bypass for Kids

Out for 2023: the IRS, gas stoves, pictures of Muhammad, National Merit Scholarship certificates, cardigans, and the British monarchy. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Got (Raw) Milk? How the Cow Became a Culture Warrior

It’s not just about what you put on your cereal. Meet the raw-milk revolutionaries who are raging against the machine. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

We Have a Tripledemic. Not of Disease, But of Fear.

Getting sick sometimes is the price of returning to normal. Dr. Vinay Prasad thinks it’s more than worth it. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

How DEI Is Supplanting Truth as the Mission of American Universities

An obsession with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion threatens students, professors, and the very credibility of higher education in the U.S. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Bad Moms

Emily Oster joins me and Nellie Bowles to discuss parenting, Covid, and making enemies left and right. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Will Jordan Peterson Lose His License for Wrongthink?

The Canadian psychologist is right to resist re-education. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

TGIF: Congress Is Back. Let the Insanity Begin.

Kevin McCarthy needs more friends. Cardi B talks stagflation. Jordan Peterson resists re-education. And so much more. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Bad Moms with Emily Oster

Listen now (81 min) | When my wife Nellie was pregnant last year, we became obsessed with Economist Emily Oster’s book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know. Amidst a barrage of conflicting and confusing pregnancy advic … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Reason There’s Been No Cure for Alzheimer’s

Medicine had nothing to offer my father and millions of other Americans. I set out to find out why. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

There Is No Right Side of History

I’m a political progressive. The idea that “history” is on our side—which we’re sure to hear during this 118th Congress—is a dangerous myth. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Our Promise to You in 2023

An immense thank you to those who got us here. And our pledge for the new year. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

TGIF: One Last Time for 2022

Greta Thunberg and Andrew Tate give this long, strange year the send-off it deserves. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What We Learned in 2022

Sebastian Junger on underdogs. Thomas Chatterton Williams on self-restraint. Masih Alinejad on freedom. Jennifer Sey on marriage. And more. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Drink Your Way to Sobriety in 2023

A little known treatment upends all conventional wisdom about alcoholism. It also saved my life. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How Twitter Rigged the Covid Debate

The platform suppressed true information from doctors and public-health experts that was at odds with U.S. government policy. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

I Was Taught 'God Hates Christmas.' Now, I Love It.

Megan Phelps-Roper on bridging past and present without burning it all down. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Was Santa Actually a Mushroom-Tripping Reindeer Herder?

In which our intrepid reporter Leighton Woodhouse explores the competing theories behind Father Christmas. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Two Holiday Treats: David Sedaris and David Mamet

In lieu of TGIF, a conversation with our favorite humorist. Plus: Christmas cartoons from the brilliant playwright. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A Holiday Treat with David Sedaris!

Listen now (80 min) | David Sedaris is a humorist and author of many best selling books: Calypso, Theft By Finding, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, Holidays On Ice, Barrel Fever… just to name a few. He’s also one of my favorite w … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

O Holy Crap

My local Montana landfill is full of the remains of short-lived coffee grinders, pens, peelers, laptops. After Christmas, I’ll need to reserve a bigger plot. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Actually, Color-Blindness Isn’t Racist

Why have today's most celebrated intellectuals ignored the historical record to recast it as a reactionary idea? Coleman Hughes explains. | Continue reading | 1 month ago