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The airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds

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    • 4.8 • 85 Ratings

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The airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Eric Adams vs. Bail Reform

    Eric Adams vs. Bail Reform

    A few years ago, New York reformed its bail system. Since then, police and their close ally Mayor Eric Adams have successfully manipulated the public into believing that the reforms have been a disaster. Peter and Michael discuss how police have used taxpayer money to fund massive PR operations and control media narratives about crime.

    "The Better Angels of Our Nature" Part 2: Campus Lies, I.Q. Rise & Epstein Ties

    "The Better Angels of Our Nature" Part 2: Campus Lies, I.Q. Rise & Epstein Ties

    2 Better 2 Angels

    Support us on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPod

    Where to find us: 
    Peter's other podcast, 5-4Mike's other podcast, Maintenance PhaseSources:
    Jeffrey Epstein’s Science of SleazePinker’s response to Epstein allegationsHow Jeffrey Epstein Captivated HarvardJeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNAIt’s Official — Steven Pinker Is Full of ShitPinker, Epstein, Soldier, SpyA century of sexual abuse victimisation: A birth cohort analysisThe prevalence of child sexual abuse with online sexual abuse addedHave Sexual Abuse and Physical Abuse Declined Since the 1990s?Explanations for the Decline in Child Sexual Abuse CasesThe Decline in Child Sexual Abuse CasesWhy Have Child Maltreatment and Child Victimization Declined?Spanking and Other Corporal Punishment of Children by Parents: Undervaluing Children, Overvaluing PainWere There Really More Hate Crimes Last Year?Hate Crime Reported by Victims and PoliceThe Sexual Victimization of College WomenThe "Discovery" of Child AbuseA Short History of Child Protection in America Thanks to Mindseye for our theme song!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf? [TEASER]

    Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf? [TEASER]

    We're finally discussing a good book! Naomi Klein's "Doppelgänger" chronicles the long, steady descent of another Naomi — Wolf (buddy oof) — from feminist icon to crank conspiracist. 

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    • 30 min
    Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf?

    Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf?

    Michael and Peter are finally discussing a good book: Naomi Klein's Doppelganger, a book that discusses the long, steady descent of another Naomi - Naomi Wolf - from feminist icon to crank conspiracist.

    Lean In

    Lean In

    In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg became an icon for women who wanted to move from middle management at a tech company into upper management at a tech company. Today, Peter and Michael examine the contents of her bestselling book, survey the wreckage of corporate feminism and ask whether women will finally find liberation in the Metaverse.

    Where to find us: 
    Peter's other podcast, 5-4Mike's other podcast, Maintenance PhaseSources:
    Facebook Feminism, Like It or NotFeminism's Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in?One Cheer for Lean InIs there an implicit quota on women in top management? A large‐sample statistical analysisFemale tokens in high-prestige work groups: Catalysts or inhibitors of group diversification?Want Equal Pay? Get a Union.The Gender Wage Gap: Extent, Trends, and ExplanationsWhat Was the Girlboss?New Research: Women Who Don’t Negotiate Might Have a Good ReasonNow, Women Do Ask: A Call to Update Beliefs about the Gender Pay GapWhat’s It Like Inside the Hive? Managerial Discretion Drives TMT Gender Diversity of Women-Led FirmsI asked Facebook if I could work part-time from home after I had my baby. They said no—so I quitWomen in the Workplace 2023Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter SyndromeDig Deep: Beyond Lean In Thanks to Mindseye for our theme song!

    • 57 min
    DEI Part 2: The Harvard Wars

    DEI Part 2: The Harvard Wars

    Peter and Michael reflect on how a series of media failures brought us from student protests to a plagiarism scandal, the resignation of Harvard President Claudine Gay, a billionaire meltdown, and a ludicrous campaign against diversity hiring at major companies.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Ina2io ,

Wow

Obsessed with Peter’s giggle.

KirbysCorner ,

Excellent

SO GOOD and omg The Rules episode was so hilarious and also depressing. Can’t wait for more x

Thereswisereatinggrass ,

Much to think about

This podcast makes me feel smarter and yet somehow much, much stupider at the same time. Intoxicating mix. 10/10 will listen again.

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