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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff

    Vilified Incumbents (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

    Vilified Incumbents (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

    Covid deaths are suddenly rising and a new school year approaches ... Is Trump’s reelection campaign doomed? (And is Steve Bannon part of it?) ... Mickey’s theory about BLM and the future of American cities ... Weighing the consequences of the Harper’s anti-cancel-culture letter ... Bob complains about American journalism (cont’d) ... Who killed Jeffrey Epstein? Discussing an underdiscussed candidate. ...

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Braver Angels (Glenn Loury & John Wood, Jr.)

    Braver Angels (Glenn Loury & John Wood, Jr.)

    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
    A Safe Haven (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

    A Safe Haven (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

    Monticello, Hamilton, and Archie Bunker ... Matt questions how the Harper's open letter could make someone feel "unsafe" ... Bill: "I don't see what the letter actually accomplishes" ... When Bill was fired for his political views ... Should being a jerk in a viral video be a fireable offense? ... Did Tammy Duckworth torpedo her VP chances? ...

    • 1 hr 6 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
    Down the Ghislaine Maxwell Rabbithole (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

    Down the Ghislaine Maxwell Rabbithole (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

    Mickey to Trump: Drop out ... How can the number of cases be rising while deaths stay steady? ... How Biden can put his bumbling to his advantage ... Digging into the "Russian bounty on GIs in Afghanistan" story ... Ghislaine Maxwell and the many Epstein conspiracy theories ... Will we ever find out the names of the men Epstein procured girls for? ... Weighing the cancellations of Woodrow Wilson, John Wayne, and JFK ... Mickey sees a potential "Sister Stab-ya" moment ...

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Politics, Power, and Fireworks (Nikita Petrov & John Horgan)

    Politics, Power, and Fireworks (Nikita Petrov & John Horgan)

    Conspiracy theories about fireworks ... John has flashbacks to the late 1960s ... Movements without leaders ... Nikita thinks about buying land in Russia and settling down ... Why some Russians think that Putin doesn't exist ... Is life a game you can win? ... The revived popularity of strongmen ...

    • 1 hr 7 min

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