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Conversations with Coleman is home to honest conversations with leading intellectuals on polarised issues in the realm of race, politics and culture in the West.

Conversations With Colema‪n‬ Coleman Hughes

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

Conversations with Coleman is home to honest conversations with leading intellectuals on polarised issues in the realm of race, politics and culture in the West.

    Awakening The Mind with Sam Harris [S2 Ep.7]

    Awakening The Mind with Sam Harris [S2 Ep.7]

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    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.

    My guest today is Sam Harris. Sam needs no introduction on this podcast. He was the first guest I had, and I'm happy to say he's my first repeat guest. Last time I talked to Sam about reparations and cancel culture. This time we focus almost entirely on psychedelics, meditation, and spirituality. Aside from a brief tangent at the beginning, where we talk about Trump and the intellectual dark web by popular demand.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Growing Beyond the Divide with Tom Bilyeu [S2 Ep.6]

    Growing Beyond the Divide with Tom Bilyeu [S2 Ep.6]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   

    My guest today is Tom Bilyeu. Tom and I discussed the problem with 'self help', the benefits of believing things that aren't true as a mechanism of self-improvement, the side effects of taking pride in one's intelligence as well as cancel culture, political correctness and so much more.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    'What killed Michael Brown?' Shelby & Eli Steele [S2 Ep.5]

    'What killed Michael Brown?' Shelby & Eli Steele [S2 Ep.5]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. 

    My guests today are Shelby and Eli Steele. Shelby Steele is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the author of many books, including 'The Content of our Character', which won him the National Book Critics Circle Award. Eli Steele, who is his son is a documentary filmmaker whose films include 'How Jack Became Black', 'What's Bugging Seth?', and 'What Killed Michael Brown?', which is the subject of today's conversation.  

    The main topic of today's conversation is the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014 and all the related issues. One note here, Eli Steele is deaf but is able to lip-read over zoom. So understanding his speech might take a bit more focus than normal, but it's very worth it. I really enjoyed this conversation, and I hope you do too.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Policing: A Cop's-Eye View - Dr. Michael Sanchez [S2 Ep.4]

    Policing: A Cop's-Eye View - Dr. Michael Sanchez [S2 Ep.4]

    Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman.   

    My guest today is Dr. Michael Sanchez. Michael is a criminal justice scholar with over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system. He's been a detention officer, booking officer, patrol officer, patrol sergeant, administrative supervisor, training coordinator, firearms instructor, investigator, Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Police, an international police officer with the UN in Kosovo, and regional commander for the UN police in Haiti. He has a masterpiece officer license in the state of Texas, a bachelor's degree in police science from Ottawa University, a master's degree in criminal justice administration from Utica College, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in criminal justice from North Central University. He's been teaching at Utica College since 2012 and he's also a full-time lecturer for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the criminal justice department. So I can honestly say this was the most interesting conversation I've had about policing in my life. And this conversation took place many months ago when the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and riots were in the foreground of everyone's minds. So I was very excited to talk to someone who had both academic knowledge of policing and practical experience with it.  

    Michael and I talk about the difference between policing in America and international policing, the steady stream of videos of unarmed Americans getting killed by cops including Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks. We talk about the mechanics of shooting and why cops tend to fire so many bullets, the difference between tasers and guns, how to hold bad cops accountable and so much more.

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    Recording date : 22 Oct 2020

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Evolution of Altruism Michael McCullough [S2 Ep.3]

    The Evolution of Altruism Michael McCullough [S2 Ep.3]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. 

    My guest today is Michael McCullough. Michael is a professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego where he directs the evolution and human behavior laboratory. He studies the functions of human behavior and emotion using the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology and cognitive science. Michael has conducted research on forgiveness, revenge, gratitude, empathy, religion, and morality. He's the author of Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct, and The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code, which is the focus of today's conversation. 

    Michael and I talk about the field of evolutionary psychology and why it's considered controversial. We talk about Richard Dawkins and the selfish gene revolution, the evolutionary roots of altruism towards strangers, and we talk about the criticism that evolutionary psychology is a collection of 'just-so' stories rather than actual science. We also discuss the evolution of welfare spending over the past few centuries and about how it's possible for human societies filled with selfish apes to become more altruistic.

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    Recording date : 12 Nov 2020

    • 59 min
    50 Years on the Left with Noam Chomsky [S2 Ep.2]

    50 Years on the Left with Noam Chomsky [S2 Ep.2]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. 

    My guest today needs no introduction, but I'll give him one anyway. Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, social critic, and activist. Noam is considered the father of modern linguistics, and has written more than 100 books. His most recent being Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power.   Noam and I both signed the infamous Harper's letter many months ago, so we start out by talking about that letter and the fallout that ensued. Next, I asked Noam what has changed most about the culture of the American Left in his lifetime, the strange alliance between multinational corporations and woke anti racism, the role of money in politics, the rising influence of China and much more.

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    Recording date : 23 Dec 2020

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

BHUNN91 ,

Measured and perceptive analysis

Coleman is a rare find. I confess I hadn’t heard of him before listening to him on Megyn Kelly’s podcast. I subscribed to this podcast and then listened back to his interview with Megyn Kelly recorded prior to the election; listen to how he predicts Trump, if he were to lose, would set the stage for half the country to think “we were robbed”, thus crafting the political narrative for years to come. So perceptive, so knowledgable. He is also very easy to listen to, which clearly lends itself to a podcast; he takes his time to make his point and makes it clearly, remaining calm, respectful and open-minded throughout. Really inspiring. A must listen!

Hutchilu ,

What a disappointment the guest was!

Douglas Murray proved with pretty much every sentence in this interview that he is an appallingly pompous prat. I didn’t know him before but a quick google reveals he writes unnecessarily divisive and incendiary articles for the evil rag that is the British Daily Mail. All the sweeping, patronising, incorrect generalisations he makes in this podcast aside, his grandiose pomposity is just almost unbearable to listen too after a while. I’m really sad that, Coleman, usually so quick to smell a rat, seemed to simper in his presence and just concur like a puppy with all his unsupported, sweeping and ‘absolute’ assertions (spoken so rhetorically they are only designed to illustrate his intellectual superiority not actually say anything helpful or new!) My overwhelming feeling as I listened to this episode was that Douglas is iterating a deeply divisive and partisan ideology of ‘superior intellect’. It makes me feel sad for him as the fact he needs to do this means he’s clearly living with a deep seated inferiority complex and some kind of personal shame... why else would he be so viscerally positioned in his victim mindset and feel so called to demonise others whilst showing how ‘clever’ he is? That he feels called to be so sweepingly ‘Us versus Them’ in his dangerous rhetoric and so generalist and unforgiving in his denigration of huge swathes of today’s young people - who are mostly just doing their best to make society better - in order to illustrate how ‘un’reductionist he is... really nauseating after a while even though I was trying so hard to keep an open mind. Methinks ‘the lady doth protest too much’ when it comes to Douglas Murray. Hope I never get stuck next to Douglas at a dinner party....

xCraig Dx ,

Measured, reasonable discussion

Even though I live on the other side of the pond, I find anytime Coleman speaks really engaging and cuts through modern day hysteria with focus.

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