Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
What Happened to Civil Rights? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
Life as a university professor during Covid ... What happened to the civil rights movement? ... Glenn and John disagree on voter suppression ... Debating Stacey Abrams’ approach to politics ... The exaggeration of victimhood ... How social media has changed academia ...
John Rawls at 100 (Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen)
Who was moral and political philosopher John Rawls? ... Why Rawls' "A Theory of Justice" is such an important text ... Is taxation an infringement on liberty? ... Understanding the freedom vs. liberty paradox ... Focusing on the poor to improve human well-being ... Accounting for earned success or failure ...
Racism at Georgetown? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
The contentious origins of Glenn and John's relationship ... Cancellations at Georgetown and racial disparities in academic performance ... What is to blame for racial disparities in academic performance? ... The quality-fit tradeoff and the mismatch effect ... Is racism widespread in American universities? ... Cornel West's departure from Harvard ...
Glenn Loury's Intellectual Origins, Part 4 (Glenn Loury & Daniel Bessner)
Patreon Q&A announcement ... Glenn's initial impressions of BLM ... How should racial justice advocates advance their interests? ... The problem of colleges as "spaces of consumption" ... The pros and cons of cancel culture ... Cancel culture as a "weapon of the weak" ... Glenn's feelings about Trump's presidency ...
In Defense of Knowledge (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
New anti-racist guidelines for teaching math in Oregon ... Defending the ideals of the Enlightenment ... What anti-racists get wrong about knowledge and achievement ... Why class matters more than race for improving education in the U.S. ... The Capitol riot and the threat(s) of political extremism ... Possible new frontiers for the Glenn Show ...
How to Avert the Apocalypse (Glenn Loury & Robert Wright)
Changing the narrative on race in America ... Navigating the increasingly polarized landscape ... Why Glenn takes issue with the 1619 Project ... Bob’s new Apocalypse Aversion Project ... Confronting nationalism and identity politics ... Globalization, privilege, and "meritocratic hubris" ... The evolution of Bloggingheads.tv ...
The most insightful podcast on race in America
Glenn Loury’s reasoned empirical approach and decades of perspective and experience as a public intellectual and black Ivy League professor of economics offers the most and nuanced and intellectually honest understanding of the intersection of race and politics in America that I’ve found.
Great academic podcast
As a black Canadian undergraduate student this podcast has given me a lot of insight on American politics. Glenn is a really insightful and interesting host. Highly recommend.
I particularly enjoy The Glenn Show, The Wright Show, and Feminine Chaos.