28 episodes

Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

    The Politics of School Reopenings (Glenn Loury & Michelle Kerr)

    The Politics of School Reopenings (Glenn Loury & Michelle Kerr)

    Why Michele thinks schools shouldn't have closed ... Are teachers’ unions bad for students? ... Glenn: Teachers are almost certainly not a high-risk group ... Is the school reopening fight about health concerns or politics? ... Maintaining student accountability in distance learning ...

    • 48 min
    The IQ Taboo (Glenn Loury & Amy Wax)

    The IQ Taboo (Glenn Loury & Amy Wax)

    Debating Charles Murray’s new book, Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class ... Amy: It is an undeniable fact that there are IQ differences between whites and blacks ... Do group IQ differences have a place in politics? ... Does public opinion about race influence elites? ... Amy: Bohemians belong on the margins of society ... The benefits of a meritocratic society ...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Dark Arts (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    The Dark Arts (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    John on "a truly medieval moment" ... Why Glenn didn't sign the Harper's open letter ... Linguists petition against fellow linguist Steven Pinker ... Is this actually just about the economics of the collapsing media industry? ... Calling someone a racist vs. calling someone a witch ... John's harsh review of White Fragility ... Critiquing an open letter by 300 Princeton professors on anti-racism ...

    • 54 min
    Braver Angels (Glenn Loury & John Wood)

    Braver Angels (Glenn Loury & John Wood)

    John explains how the current national crisis came to be ... Is civic discourse dead? ... Glenn: We are sliding into a state where the basic preconditions of society are at question ... Is America going backwards on race? ... Glenn: "I feel like my side is losing, and I think it's a catastrophe" ... Can faith help bind up the nation's wounds? ...

    • 51 min
    The Unraveling (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    The Unraveling (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    John: White Fragility is "one of the worst books ever written" ... Debating how we should remember Woodrow Wilson ... Glenn: Our story is about more than just domination and oppression ... On being a dissident black academic ... Why John resigned from the board of the National Books Critics Circle ... Should John and Glenn fear defenestration by the mob? ...

    • 50 min
    A Life in History (Glenn Loury & David Kaiser)

    A Life in History (Glenn Loury & David Kaiser)

    David's memoir, A Life in History ... David: Political history is being ignored in the academy ... Defending the Western model ... Did the Vietnam War spark a turn away from Enlightenment values? ... The 1619 Project and the ideals of the founding ... The lament of the white male ... Why is college so expensive? ... Did the founders actually believe in universal values? ...

    • 1 hr 7 min

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One of my Favorites

I rarely miss any episode. Especially love Glenn and John.

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Very enjoyable

Interesting podcast from a thoughtful and intelligent host

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Glen speaks for me!

The best podcast on current events.

Rogen->Sam Harris->Glen Loury, so happy I found this.

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