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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.3K 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.

    Race and Identity with Brittany King S2 [Bonus Episode]

    Race and Identity with Brittany King S2 [Bonus Episode]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  

    This episode is actually a recording of an event I did many months ago with Brittany King, an up-and-coming freelance writer. We talked about Brittany's background, leading her local BLM chapter, her experience studying with Ta-Nehisi Coates, her evolving views on race and identity politics, how American race politics affect many people's views of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the causes of the 2020 summer riots and many similar topics.  This recording was created at an event hosted by the Brotherhood Synagogue that features a moderated Q&A. 

    Just a heads up that the audio quality is not the best.   

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    I had the privilege of making an appearance in the documentary Better Left Unsaid, which looks at the philosophical underpinnings of the radical left and their extreme-right counterpart. The film includes interviews with some great thinkers who have a lot of value to add to this conversation including; Steven Pinker, Noam Chomsky, Janice Fiamengo, and more.  You can stream /purchase the film via betterleftunsaidfilm.com. The film is available on Google Play and iTunes as well.  

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    • 56 min
    Destroying Primeworld with Jesse Singal [S2 Ep.12]

    Destroying Primeworld with Jesse Singal [S2 Ep.12]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  

    My guest today is Jesse Singal, Jesse Singal is a journalist and author. He was a contributing writer for New York magazine for years and has written for The Atlantic and many other outlets, and he's now on Substack. Jesse and I discuss his new book, ‘The Quick Fix : Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills’.   We discussed the replication crisis in psychology, why so much psych research gets debunked in the long run. 

    We talked about the problem with notions like self-esteem, power, posing, grit and other fads in psychology. And we spent a good deal of time talking about the implicit bias test and its flaws.

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    • 58 min
    'Social Dilemma' with Tristan Harris [S2 Ep.11]

    'Social Dilemma' with Tristan Harris [S2 Ep.11]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.

    My guest today is Tristan Harris. Tristan is a computer scientist and president of the Centre for Humane Technology. He was named TIME 100's 'next leader shaping the future', and Rolling Stone magazine's '25 people shaping the world'. Tristan is the co host of Your Undivided Attention, consistently among the top 10 tech podcasts on Apple. Tristan was also the primary subject of the acclaimed Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma', which we talked about in this episode. Tristan and I talked about the problems created by social media both for our individual happiness and for the health of society as a whole.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rethinking Identity with Desi-Rae [S2 Ep.10]

    Rethinking Identity with Desi-Rae [S2 Ep.10]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. 

    Today's guest is Desi-Rae Campbell. Desi-Rae is a YouTuber, writer, and artist. Her show which I've been on is called 'Just Thinking Out Loud'. Desi-Rae and I talk about racial identity and 'blackness', the notion of racial pride, the differences between America and Desi-Rae's homeland of Jamaica with respect to racial identity, how children think about race, affirmative action, immigration, and more



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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Thriving in the Taboo with Aella [S2 Ep.9]

    Thriving in the Taboo with Aella [S2 Ep.9]

    Today's guest is Aella, she is a difficult person to describe as you'll see. Aella is a blogger, a sex worker, and the queen of interesting Twitter polls. During our conversation we talked about her upbringing as a fundamentalist Christian, psychedelics meditation, sex work, polyamory, sexual jealousy, the psychology of trauma, critical race theory, and identity politics.

    Please note there are minor audio glitches due to an unstable internet connection.

    I'd also like to point you in the direction of a new documentary called Better Left Unsaid which is available for pre-order. The documentary is primarily about the evolution of the far left and produced by my friend Desh Amila. The film features interviews with people like Noam Chomsky, Steven Pinker, Douglas Murray, and myself. You can watch the official trailer and stream the documentary at betterleftunsaidfilm.com



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    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Tribal Instinct with Amy Chua [S2 Ep.8]

    The Tribal Instinct with Amy Chua [S2 Ep.8]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. 

    My guest today is Amy Chua. Amy is a professor at Yale Law School. Her books include 'World on Fire', Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother', 'The Triple Package', and 'Political Tribes'. She made Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people in 2011 and has been a guest on many TV shows including Good Morning America, the Today Show, and Real Time with Bill Maher.  Amy and I talk about tribalism, highly successful minority groups, and how ethnic tensions have undermined the US foreign policy. We also talk about the sources of racial and ethnic disparity, color blindness, and much more.

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Nesorneb ,

Straightforward Thinking

I stand Center Right on the political spectrum but am firmly conservative on all things US Constitution.

I have been engaged in practicing the discipline of understanding - standing under the beliefs & positions of others w whom I disagree & agree for that matter.

I highly recommend this podcast to Conservatives & Liberals who also embrace the discipline of understanding. I especially value the insights & perspectives on race. I have shifted my focus from Black/White gaps (still important to be sure) toward Black progress.

junior chomsky ,

Fresh perspectives

Coleman has changed my viewpoints on a ton of issues. Love it! I love his humble and enjoyable approach that he takes with guests - who are also impressive. Great podcast!

Kerri-MN ,

Excellent pidcast

Such a joy and relief to find a commentator on race relations and other issues who is highly intelligent, thoughtful and willing to have difficult conversations. I’d recommend listening to The Glenn Show too. Please subscribe and support Coleman. His voice is so needed.

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