51 episodes

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with guests about culture in all its forms—pop, high, and low—and American society in general.

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    • 4.4, 21 Ratings

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with guests about culture in all its forms—pop, high, and low—and American society in general.

    Everything in Moderation (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Leigh Stein)

    Everything in Moderation (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Leigh Stein)

    Leigh's new novel, Self Care ... Are social justice warriors sincere or cynical? ... On being a white author writing a black character in 2020 ... Why are all these white women apologizing on Instagram? ... The trials and tribulations of being a moderator ... Aryeh: Many of today's controversies come down to forum moderation ... Leigh: There's no restorative justice in cancel culture ... Would eliminating social media lead to a better world?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Open Letters (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Katie Herzog)

    Open Letters (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Katie Herzog)

    Bari Weiss's very public resignation from the New York Times ... Is the NYT a toxic workplace? ... Why Katie signed the Harper's open letter ... Aryeh: The vagueness of the letter fueled the backlash ... Do we have a cancel culture problem or a Twitter culture problem? ... Katie critiques the counterletter ... The recent failed attempt to cancel Aryeh ... Do online subcultures trend toward toxicity? ...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Death Anxiety and Coronavirus (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Abigail Nathanson)

    Death Anxiety and Coronavirus (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Abigail Nathanson)

    Abby's research on "death anxiety" ... Demoralization, purpose, and meaning ... Death anxiety and the quality of life of health care providers ... Abby's experience contracting the coronavirus ... Is religious belief a cure for death anxiety? ... Is life without death worth living? ...

    • 47 min
    What Are Cops Thinking? (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Peter Moskos)

    What Are Cops Thinking? (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Peter Moskos)

    Looking for the truth between "Blue Lives Matter" and "ACAB" ... The rarely noted decline in police shootings ... What are the cops thinking? ... Peter: The police will never be fully demilitarized ... Aryeh: The underlying issue is widespread gun possession ... The Buffalo protester and cops who are bad at PR ... Peter: The actions of George Floyd's killer are baffling ... Peter argues that police abolition is "crazy" ... Peter lists his ideal police reforms ... The vast regional disparities in policing ...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Mayor, the NYPD, and the Protests (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & David Klion)

    The Mayor, the NYPD, and the Protests (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & David Klion)

    Bill de Blasio's rise to power as NYC's great progressive hope ... The very strange story of de Blasio and the Park Slope YMCA gym ... The moment that changed everything between de Blasio and the cops ... De Blasio's bungled reaction to the virus ... Bernie's loss and the socialist left's debate over "electoralism" ... Why did the protests go national so quickly? ... Dave: De Blasio is scared of the cops ... Are the protests good or bad for Trump? ... What will NYC look like post-pandemic? ...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Class and the Coronavirus (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Chris Arnade)

    Class and the Coronavirus (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Chris Arnade)

    Chris's cancelled tour of "back row" places in America ... Chris on class and the pandemic: "Everything screws the poor" ... The geographic spread of the disease ... Chris draws parallels between Trump and Hugo Chavez ... Aryeh: Boring grandpa Joe will beat crazy grandpa Donald ... How Trump co-opted the GOP establishment ... The Republican senator who loves Chris's book ... Can a right populism succeed without xenophobia and racism? ...

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

senbapiro ,

Intellectual candy. Interesting and amusing. Best podcast around

Intellectual candy. Interesting and amusing. Best podcast around

AryehCW ,

Brilliant! Ingenious! I'm the host!

Since I host this podcast I may be biased, but I think it is pretty good.

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