City Journal's 10 Blocks, a weekly podcast hosted by editor Brian C. Anderson, features discussions on urban policy and culture with City Journal editors, contributors, and special guests. Forthcoming episodes will be devoted to topics such as: predictive policing, the Bronx renaissance, reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, homelessness in Portland, Oregon, and more. City Journal is a quarterly print and regular online magazine published by the Manhattan Institute.
A Broken Child-Welfare System
Naomi Schaefer Riley joins Brian Anderson to discuss the state of foster care in the U.S., how the system rewards adults at the expense of children, and what policymakers and private citizens alike can do to help. Her new book, No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives, is out now.
The Death—and Life?—of Citizenship
Victor Davis Hanson joins Brian Anderson to discuss the ancient and modern history of citizenship, the hollowing out of civic duty in today’s U.S., and the irresponsibility of American elites. His new book, The Dying Citizen, is out now.
Build Back Debtor
Brian Riedl joins Brian Anderson to discuss the state of play in Washington, D.C., the tug-of-war between progressive and moderate Democrats, and the long-term consequences of runaway federal spending.
Stubborn Facts About Crime
Thomas Hogan joins Brian Anderson to discuss the three laws of crime concentration in the U.S., the extent to which academic research informs the practice of law enforcement, and the "progressive prosecutor" movement.
Rikers in Crisis
Nicole Gelinas and Rafael Mangual join Theodore Kupfer to discuss the dangerous conditions at Rikers Island, the policy choices that have led to the current crisis, and whether the jail complex can be saved.
How Can Cities Survive?
Ed Glaeser joins Brian Anderson to discuss how cities can overcome Covid, remote work, crime, and misgovernance. Glaeser’s new book, Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation, is out now.
Incisive and succinct
A heavy emphasis on public policy, urban issues, and crime, but also featuring some deep dives into longer-form journalism. A sober, moderate perspective, though with clear conservative underpinnings.
One of my favorite podcasts. I learn something new every pod
Clearly in Decline
As the first podcast I ever subscribed to, it is sad to observe the intellectual rigor has clearly declined. Too many puff pieces to promote some hack’s book and mediocre interviewers and guests make the podcast dull and charmless. Not worth my time now that I have so many other podcasts I could listen to.