The last time we spoke to conservative writer and journalist Ben Shapiro, back in February 2013, he was editor-at-large of Breitbart News and a rising star in conservative media.
Consider his star to have risen. Shapiro is now the host of a podcast, The Ben Shapiro Show, that is downloaded 15 million times per month and is widely regarded as a top program for young conservative listeners. The show was picked up by national syndicate Westwood One in April.
He is also the editor-in-chief of Daily Wire, a news website, and of late has taken on a greater role as an outspoken public intellectual alongside fellow “intellectual dark web” stars Jordan Peterson, Bret Weinstein, Jonathan Haidt, and Dave Rubin. He is also the author of seven books.
Shapiro took the time to update Mishpacha about the direction his career, the country, and political discourse have taken since we spoke to him last.