The Trey Gowdy Podcast

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Trey Gowdy former federal prosecutor and four term United States Congressman from South Carolina brings his one of a kind style to the podcast platform. Every week you’ll hear original commentaries and power player interviews. Don't be surprised if his former congressional colleagues stop by from time to time as well.

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This week, Trey discusses other occupations and backgrounds that would make as a successful member of Congress. He also explains what criteria he uses when measuring success in the role of a member of congress.   Later, Trey talks about Dallas Cowboy fans in South Carolina and how he broke his vow to never attend another College Football game in person.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Dec 2

21 min 39 sec

This week, Trey admires the grace and class shown by rival teams during rivalry week in College Football, discusses the importance of distinguishing the difference between fact and opinion, and commends Axios reporter, Jonathan Swan for being an equal opportunity questioner.  Later, Trey talks about being able to reflect on institutions that are worthy of respect such as the court and jury system which follows rules with the common goal of finding the truth.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 30

14 min 16 sec

On this episode, Trey breaks down the process of jury deliberations and who jurors turn to if they have questions. He also discusses the need for reasonable term limits in Congress. Later, Trey expresses his thoughts on the importance of education and how he ended up at Baylor University.   Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 25

26 min 26 sec

This week, Trey reflects on Thanksgiving and shares stories about the people in his life and the thankfulness they have for the things in their lives. He also talks about the importance of the spirit of thankfulness. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC  

Nov 23

10 min 12 sec

On this episode, Trey breaks down his thoughts on the questioning of Kyle Rittenhouse after the District Attorney finished questioning him and explains how media coverage impacts a fair trial. Later, Trey explains the difference between homicide and murder and talks about how you can help Ethiopians who are starving. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 18

22 min 47 sec

This week, Trey is joined by former Chief of Staff to the Acting United States Secretary of Defense under President Donald Trump, Kash Patel who shares his thoughts on Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) defense of the Steele Dossier and the claims within it   Later, Kash explains his legal opinion on the standings of the document and the investigation into the discredited claims. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 16

54 min 59 sec

On this episode, Trey explains voting by 'We The People' and how it came about that people get the opportunity to vote on an issue. He also talks about his predictions for the Gamecocks and Tigers this year. Later, Trey breaks down the number of jurors in the Supreme Court and who writes the bills for Congress. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 11

15 min 20 sec

This week, Trey is joined by the Chairman and CEO of the Tunnel To Towers Foundation, Frank Siller, to share the story of Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller who gave his life on 9/11, and what the foundation is doing to honor Veterans Day.    Later, Trey talks about the things he will be reflecting on while observing Veterans Day.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 9

27 min 46 sec

On this episode, Trey explains the importance of oil in America and how many people probably don't realize how much oil they use in their daily lives.  Later, Trey breaks down the question he would ask the Attorney General Merrick Garland if he was part of the recent hearings.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 4

27 min 46 sec

This week, Trey discusses his thoughts on the upcoming Virginia Gubernatorial Election and how election results are often overread or misread by politicians.  Later, Trey wonders who the U.S. Senator is that Huma Abedin claims sexually assaulted her, and expresses his concern that this crime was committed by someone who may potentially still be in a position of power. Also, Trey questions if the law is more complicated than people that write the headlines like Politico and New York Post want to lead us to believe.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Nov 2

20 min 1 sec

On this episode, Trey revisits why representatives are giving speeches when no one is there to hear them and gives his insights on restoring the work ethic of the American people.  Trey also breaks down how exactly redistricting maps are drawn and why it's important that they are drawn in a particular way.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Oct 28

23 min 46 sec

On this episode, Trey sits down with Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), to talk about working her way to Congress. Rep. Stefanik describes the path she's taken to become the youngest woman elected to Congress and how it didn't go exactly how she anticipated.  Later, Rep. Stefanik reveals how getting into law school would've interfered with her career path completely and reflects on her pursuit of public policy in a post 9/11 world.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Oct 26

46 min 1 sec

On this episode, Trey discusses why members of Congress give speeches on an almost empty House floor, and what the other members are doing with their time while that is happening. Then, he explains what experts told him about why the United States lost its embassy in Afghanistan. Trey also gives insight into how he has handled high-pressure, time-consuming jobs throughout his career from being an attorney to a member of Congress, and now the host of Sunday Night in America on the FOX News Channel. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Oct 21

19 min

This week, Trey sits down with the Aunt of murder-victim Tamika Huston, Rebka Howard to discuss Tamika's 2004 disappearance and murder. Rebka details her persistence with law enforcement and the media to ensure Tamika's case received the national spotlight it deserves. Later, Trey and Rebka discuss racial disparities in media coverage of missing person's cases. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Oct 19

41 min 15 sec

On this episode, Trey discusses the future of congressional committee appointments if a third-party candidate was in power. Later, Trey emphasizes the need to discern and understand the truth by acknowledging the limits of one’s own knowledge. He also gives recommendations for a family trip down to historic Charleston, South Carolina. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Oct 14

19 min 45 sec

This week, Trey sits down with Author, and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Naomi Schaefer Riley. Naomi focuses on issues regarding child welfare, and they discuss her new book, No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives. Naomi explains a child’s need for a secure attachment and the understanding that if they have a need, an adult will be there for them to provide it. She also discusses race discrimination within foster homes and how that plays a part in the adoption process. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Oct 12

47 min 57 sec

On this episode, Trey discusses where Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s popularity comes from and why it stems from the pressures of standing behind your party regardless if you agree with them. Later, Trey reflects on his service in the House of Representatives and shares which historical figure he would have liked to interview. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Oct 7

23 min 18 sec

This week, Trey sits down with the co-Anchor of America Reports on the FOX News Channel, Sandra Smith to discuss how she made the jump from Wall Street to the TV business.   Sandra explains how she went from a walk-on to a scholarship athlete on the Louisiana State University Track and Field team and how her love of running continues to help her in all aspects of life. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC 

Oct 5

28 min 13 sec

On this episode, Trey shares his thoughts on whether the U.S. Attorney General should be elected by citizens in order to prevent the position from being politicized. Later, Trey discusses the state of the media in our country and how he determines which outlets have an agenda and which ones are just reporting the facts. He also accepts a challenge from a listener.  

Sep 30

18 min 48 sec

This week, Trey sits down with Chief Quality Officer & Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and the President of the Society of Hospital Medicine, Dr. Danielle Scheurer. Dr. Scheurer shares why, statistically, vaccines and booster shots are safe and effective in preventing hospitalization from COVID-19 and shares why she thinks vaccine hesitancy exists across the country. However, she explains why the reasoning behind wearing masks was not targeted correctly from the beginning of the pandemic. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Sep 28

27 min 35 sec

On this week’s episode, Trey explains what it takes for a lawmaker to be removed from a Congressional committee and discusses why we don’t seem to have any true leaders in today’s society.   Later, Trey and Mary-Langston talk about which sports they used to play.   Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Sep 23

16 min 45 sec

This week, Trey sits down with licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of Innovation360 Dr. Kevin Gilliland to discuss the effect social media has on mental health. They discuss the impact of social media on the psyche of young people, as well as some tips for healthy use of the platform. Dr. Gilliland wraps the discussion with advice on how making the most of your talents can lead to a joyful adventurous life. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Sep 21

43 min 36 sec

On this week’s episode, Trey discusses why he thinks there is much less bi-partisan cooperation in Congress now compared to past presidential administrations. Later, Trey explains the process of how lawmakers are appointed to certain Congressional Committees, and he answers a question on whether he believes freedom is a divine gift. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC 

Sep 16

26 min 3 sec

Anchor of FOX News Sunday Chris Wallace sits down with Trey Gowdy to discuss his new book, Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice. Wallace gives listeners a look inside the Situation Room the day bin Laden was killed, as well as his thoughts on the current state of political media, and his perspective on moderating the 2016 and 2020 presidential debates. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Sep 14

57 min 1 sec

On this week's episode, Trey gives his take on the murders of a prominent South Carolina family and whether it will be brought to justice. Later, Trey discusses what he thinks will happen in Afghanistan at the end of the U.S. military presence, and shares whether he thinks we made the right decision. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Sep 9

20 min 54 sec

Former Pentagon Chief of Staff Kash Patel sits down with Trey to discuss the recent developments in Afghanistan after the Taliban retook the region. Kash explains the decision behind withdrawing U.S. troops, reveals what a better withdrawal plan would look like, and predicts the future of Afghanistan. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Sep 7

45 min 41 sec

On this week’s episode, Trey explains why some states have a statute of limitation for crimes and provides his opinion on what will happen to the thousands of prisoners recently freed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Then, Trey answers a question about what the determining factor was in deciding to marry his wife and gives some relationship advice.   

Sep 2

19 min 28 sec

Chief Digital Instructor for Golf Digest Michael Breed sits down with Trey to discuss the role that golf has played throughout his life and some of the deeper meanings behind the sport. Michael shares how he got involved in the game of golf and why the camaraderie of the game is so important to him. He also explains how having Dyslexia impacted his life and inspired him to help others.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Aug 31

53 min 47 sec

This week, Trey shares his thoughts on what Americans can do to help people in Afghanistan, whether he agrees with Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC in college football, and the best way to find common ground with someone of a different political party.  Later, Trey and Mary-Langston discuss his recent birthday party and some of the gifts he received.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Aug 26

23 min 12 sec

On this episode, Trey reflects on his birthday dinner and the main topic on his mind these days: Afghanistan. He shares his answer to what the state of our world is as it relates to terror threats, intelligence, and how to separate what we hear from is really going on.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Aug 24

19 min 20 sec

On this week’s episode, Trey answers your questions on why murder cases sometimes go unsolved for many years and gives his thoughts on the case of Jon Benet Ramsey. Then, as Trey looks ahead to his birthday, he tells you what means most to him in life. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC 

Aug 19

25 min 36 sec

This week, Trey is joined by Josh Blackman, Professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and an expert on Constitutional Law, to discuss the legal ramifications of mask mandates and requiring COVID-19 vaccinations across both the private and public sector in the U.S.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC 

Aug 17

41 min 25 sec

This week, Trey reveals his top three reasons to move to South Carolina, why he thinks Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene after His resurrection, and what will happen if Republicans fail to take back the Senate and the House.  Later, Trey shares his advice for any high school senior who wants to pursue law school. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC 

Aug 12

24 min 17 sec

This week, Trey answers more listener questions for this episode, instead of his usual monologue. Trey explains the requirements for Governor Cuomo to be removed from office, gives his prediction on the next Durham Report, and gives his solution for the immigration problem in the United States.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC 

Aug 10

25 min 4 sec

This week, Trey reveals who has most changed his life, the best round of golf he's ever had, and his thoughts about noise and movement while playing golf. He also discusses how guilty pleas can impact a trial and a sentence. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Aug 5

21 min 8 sec

This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by a three-time Olympic gymnast and 10-year member of the United States National Gymnastics Team, Dominque Dawes. Dominique discusses the important lessons gymnastics has taught her about life, her advice to young people, and what brings her the most joy.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Aug 3

52 min 2 sec

This week, Trey gives his thoughts on the efficacy of the FBI, the best way for people to support their communities, and how to hold justice system officials accountable for the failure to prosecute "habitual criminals." Then, Mary-Langston shares what she's reading right now, and Trey reveals his new favorite T.V. show.   Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 29

22 min 18 sec

This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by Jesse Watters, Host of Watter's World and Co-Host of The Five on The Fox News Channel. He discusses how he rose from production assistant to prime-time host, how he shook up the White House Correspondents Dinner, and why he wrote his new book How I Saved the World. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 27

34 min 1 sec

This week, Trey discusses where forgiveness comes from, the relevance of a prosecutor's conviction rate, and the fundamentals of why federal courts aren't videotaped.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 22

17 min 2 sec

On this episode, Trey looks ahead to the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.  He reflects on some of the most impactful moments from the Olympics over the years, his attempt to keep politics out of the Olympic games, and the importance of remembering our shared humanity through the power of sports.   Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 20

16 min 9 sec

On this episode, Trey discusses how the game of golf can help you tell someone’s character, how people manage and respond to their guilt, and whether it is legal to go door to door to check somebody's vaccination status. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 15

17 min 16 sec

This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by Lou Holtz, former head football coach for the New York Jets, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of South Carolina among others. Coach Holtz describes his upbringing in Depression-era West Virginia, his journey to becoming a football coach, and his guiding principles for life. Coach Holtz also discusses the clause in his contract that allowed him to go to the University of Notre Dame in 1986, some of his most iconic coaching moments, and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 13

52 min 57 sec

On this episode, Trey shares his thoughts on his most interesting colleague in Congress, the possibility of rooting out hate in our world, and his best tools for communicating with a jury during his career as District Attorney. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 8

15 min 11 sec

On this episode, Trey reflects on his past Fourth of July memories and family traditions.  Later, he speaks about what the holiday means to him and his loved ones. He also shares the reason why all Americans should embrace Independence Day.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 6

14 min 9 sec

On this episode, Trey discusses the lessons we can learn from Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird," criminal justice reform in the United States, and the best ways to get in contact with your Congressman. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jul 1

21 min 10 sec

On this episode, Trey considers Washington, D.C.'s tendency to overpromise on guarantees, and failure to manage the expectations of voters and constituents.  Later, he addresses the continued confusion from the Left at Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) impact on the Democratic agenda on Capitol Hill.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jun 29

17 min 48 sec

On this episode, Trey discusses what it means to live a joyful life, the role of victim advocacy in the U.S. criminal justice system, as well as drawing on his experiences with Senator Tim Scott to consider what citizens look for in political leaders. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jun 24

16 min 55 sec

Trey reflects on the experiences of his friends Representative Jim Clyburn, Senator Tim Scott, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheria Clarke to consider the pain and the progress of the United States on Juneteeth.  Later, Trey gives thanks for his relationship with his father in honor of Father's Day and asks listeners to put themselves in the shoes of others.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jun 22

15 min 56 sec

On this episode, Trey revisits the design of the U.S. criminal justice system, reveals the best and worst golfers in Congress, discusses whether your allegiance to a Political party should be stronger than your faith, and more. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jun 17

19 min 33 sec

This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) to discuss how his background as a State and Federal Prosecutor continues to inform his service on Capitol Hill. He and Trey also talk about the state of American politics, free speech, and fiscal conservatism.  Later, Congressman Buck touches on his experience facing Stage 4 cancer and heart complications while in congress and his process of writing two books: Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think and Capitol of Freedom: Restoring American Greatness. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Jun 15

38 min 10 sec