Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo

Your home for dissident perspectives without softball questions or partisan tribalism.

About the show

Journalist Brad Polumbo interviews top writers, politicians, and thinkers to give you a new perspective you won't find in the mainstream liberal media or right-wing echo chambers.


  • Episode 7: Ilya Shapiro: The Future of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Court-Packing and More

    October 17th, 2020  |  43 mins 34 secs
    abortion, amy coney barrett, antonin scalia, cato institute, court-packing, first amendment, gay marriage, ilya shapiro, joe biden, john roberts, kamala harris, obamacare, obergefell, originalism, roe v. wade, ruth bader ginsburg, second amendment, supreme court, textualism

    The Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro joins the show to discuss his new book and the future of the Supreme Court after Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation.

  • Steve Forbes: The COVID-19 Response, Trump's Record, and Why Biden's Economy Would Be An 'Unmitigated Disaster'

    October 10th, 2020  |  44 mins
    2020, bailout, business, capitalism, china, congress, covid-19, deregulation, donald trump, economy, environment, forbes, joe biden, kamala harris, national debt, policy, response, socialism, steve forbes, stimulus, stock market, tariffs, taxes, trade war, trump

    Forbes Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes joins the show to offer a free-market perspective on COVID-19 stimulus, the Biden agenda, and President Trump's economic record.

  • Tiana Lowe: How Progressivism is Ruining California, #MeToo, 2020 & more

    October 3rd, 2020  |  46 mins 1 sec
    #metoo, 2020, ab 5, accusers, biden, bill clinton, brad polumbo, breaking boundaries, brett kavanaugh, budget crisis, california, christine blasey-ford, college, democrat, donald trump, dorms, economy, fox news, gig economy, jo jorgensen, joe biden, national debt, orange county, progressive, rape, regulation, tara reade, taxes, tiana lowe, trump, usc, washington examiner

    Washington Examiner journalist and conservative commentator Tiana Lowe joins the show to discuss watching her home state of California collapse under the weight of failed progressive economic policies and share her unique perspective on the #MeToo movement that runs against both side's narratives.

  • Blaire White: Growing Up Trans, the LGBT 'Community,' Trump, 'Cuties' & More

    September 26th, 2020  |  45 mins 6 secs
    anti-lgbt, ban, blaire white, california, childhood, coming out, community, conservative, cuties, gender dysphoria, growing up, lgbt, lgbtq, military, netflix, non-binary, republican, trans, transgender, trump, youtube

    YouTuber and political commentator Blaire White joins the show to discuss what it's like growing up transgender and how she became a conservative Republican. Plus, we break down how the left-wing LGBT "community" treats dissident political voices and discuss the Trump administration's allegedly 'anti-LGBT' policies like its transgender military restrictions.

  • Glenn Greenwald: Woke Puritanism, the Surveillance State, Pardoning Snowden & More

    September 19th, 2020  |  58 mins 39 secs
    bernie sanders, civil liberties, dogs, edward snowden, establishment, food, fourth amendment, glenn greenwald, government, identity politics, interview, lgbt, media, medicare for all, pardon, progressive, spying, state, surveillance, the intercept, trump, woke

    Pulitzer-prize-winning progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald joins the show to discuss how woke puritanism has corrupted the center-left establishment and media. Then, Glenn breaks down the surveillance state and why he thinks President Trump should pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden. To wrap up the episode, Brad and Glenn debate Medicare-for-All and discuss how Glenn ended up with 27 (!!!) dogs.

  • How Riots Ravaged Seattle in a Summer of Insurrection

    September 12th, 2020  |  46 mins 1 sec
    2020, antifa, black lives matter, chaz, chop, city council, criminal justice reform, democrats, election, gay, jenny durkan, joe biden, law and order, lgbt, looting, police, politics, protests, race, republicans, riots, seattle, trump, violence

    This summer, rioters and looters ransacked the streets of Seattle with impunity in the wake of George Floyd's death. A group of insurrectionists literally set up an "autonomous zone" ruled by a warlord where multiple people were killed. Seattle radio host Jason Rantz joins the show to break down the summer's events from beginning to end, analyze what it means for Trump in 2020, and tell us what it's like to be a conservative in a leftist "utopia."

  • Breaking Boundaries: Introducing The Show

    September 9th, 2020  |  1 min 8 secs
    discussion, free speech, news, politics

    Introductory episode for the interview show "Breaking Boundaries" hosted by nationally published opinion journalist Brad Polumbo.