Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
Conversations with Cornel West (Glenn Loury, Cornel West, and Teodros Kiros)
Teodros's new book, Conversations with Cornel West ... Cornel offers spiritual counsel to Glenn ... Between commercialization and democratic decay ... Glenn: “The glass is way more than half-full” for Black Americans ... The centrality of Black music to Black experience ... Cornel’s Chekhovian Christianity ... What system, if any, can replace American capitalism? ... The meaning of 1776 ...
Falling into the Fiscal Gap (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)
Larry's concerns about the debt-to-GDP ratio ... On the general relativity of fiscal language ... Why would anybody buy U.S. treasury bonds? ... Larry's defense of fiscal hawkishness ... A critique of Biden's COVID relief funding ... How to raise taxes while maintaining incentives to work ... There is no such thing as a corporation ...
The Etiology of Victimology (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
John's appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" ... Why John's 2000 book Losing the Race remains relevant today ... The "noble victim complex" ... The counterproductivity of victim narratives ... Where do you draw the line in calling out nonsense? ... Trading agency for victim status ... The exciting roster of upcoming TGS guests ...
How Mothers are Working to End Street Violence (Glenn Loury & Sylvia Bennett-Stone)
The founding of Voices of Black Mothers United ... How the criminal justice system failed Sylvia's daughter ... Sylvia's work: advocacy, community intervention, and positive policing ... What is the role of systems and structures in street violence? ... How Voices of Black Mothers United is branching out ... Sylvia's book, Mind Fields: A Healing Journey to Survive the Murder of a Child ...
Anti-Anti-Racism in U.S. Schools (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
Critical Race Theory's prevalence in American schools ... What’s at the root of racial disparities in education? ... Destandardizing the standards for success ... The evolution of how we communicate about race ... Kendi and the cops; Bazelon and systemic racism ... ...
The Work: a New Frontier for The Glenn Show (Glenn Loury & Nikita Petrov)
The impact of the Glenn Show and new initiatives ... How to reach out to the Glenn Show: firstname.lastname@example.org ... The current climate: how afraid are people and how afraid should they be? ... The current climate: how afraid are people and how afraid should they be? ... Seeking to engage productively with opinions we may not understand ... Glenn's interactions with his graduate and undergraduate students ...
When I listen to Glenn and John or guests, I feel like I’m eavesdropping on highly intellectual people just chatting amongst themselves, not like they cater to an audience. I always feel like I learned something. I also appreciate the gracious ways they discuss without talking over one another.
Glenn - got introduced to you via Rubin podcast. I listened to several of your podcast and I’m a fan.
I love your methodical and very logical arguments to huge issues we face today.
We immigrated to US in 1970 and have been an ardent believer of an American dream. This is a first time in my life I’m very nervous about the country that I love.
Glenn - please keep going!!!
Love the economic talks. Great guests. Awesome for people to check out to hear from amazing people.