Culture and Causation, a weekly podcast of OSI, explores social and cultural issues, including race relations and conditions in American cities, with Aaron Briley and guests.
Charles Murray on America’s Coming Apart
Aaron interviews Dr. Charles Murray, author of Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, about the increasing polarization between social classes, how this division threatens to tear America apart, and what all of us can do to change it.
Nick Pilgrim on Enriching Black Culture
Aaron interviews Nick Pilgrim, author of Black Culture Matters: Why It’s Time to Stop Pretending That Racism Is the Problem, about the racial achievement gap, destructive elements of black inner-city culture, and what can be done to enrich black culture.
Taleeb Starkes on Rising Above Victim Mentality
In this interview with Taleeb Starkes, author of Black Lies Matter: Why Lies Matter to the Race Grievance Industry, we discuss how he avoided the pitfalls of inner-city life, why he started writing, and what he thinks are the top issues facing black inner-city residents.
Walter Williams on Black Families and BLM
In this interview with Dr. Walter Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, we discuss why the dissolution of black families is so devastating, his advice to youths on getting ahead, the consequences of defunding the police, and what he thinks of Black Lives Matter.
Heather MacDonald on Crime and Policing
In this interview with Heather MacDonald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a New York Times bestselling author, we discuss the state of crime and policing in the black inner-city, whether black residents are being unjustly targeted, and what can be done to improve the conditions in black inner-city communities.