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The airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds

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The airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds

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    The Columbia Protests [TEASER]

    The Columbia Protests [TEASER]

    Peter and Michael discuss the media coverage of the protests at Columbia — from the crazed, bloodthirsty ravings of right-wing media to the more muted, respectful bloodthirst of centrist media.To hear the rest of the episode, support us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPod

    • 27 min
    The Columbia Protests

    The Columbia Protests

    Peter and Michael discuss the media coverage of the protests at Columbia, from the crazed, bloodthirsty ravings of right-wing media to the more muted, respectful bloodthirst of centrist media.

    "Going Infinite": Michael Lewis Takes On Sam Bankman-Fried

    "Going Infinite": Michael Lewis Takes On Sam Bankman-Fried

    Peter and Michael discuss Michael Lewis’s bestselling book about the rise and fall of Sam Bankman-Fried, a young prodigy whose only flaw was that he dreamed too big.Where to find us: Peter's other podcast, 5-4Mike's other podcast, Maintenance PhaseSources:Michael Lewis Is Buying What Sam Bankman-Fried Is Selling Michael Lewis Likens Critics of His New Book on Sam Bankman-Fried to a 'Mob'The SBF trial is a reminder that crypto is a rotten businessReview: Michael Lewis's Going Infinit...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Eric Adams vs. Bail Reform

    Eric Adams vs. Bail Reform

    A few years ago, New York reformed its bail system. Since then, police and their close ally Mayor Eric Adams have successfully manipulated the public into believing that the reforms have been a disaster. Peter and Michael discuss how police have used taxpayer money to fund massive PR operations and control media narratives about crime.

    "The Better Angels of Our Nature" Part 2: Campus Lies, I.Q. Rise & Epstein Ties

    "The Better Angels of Our Nature" Part 2: Campus Lies, I.Q. Rise & Epstein Ties

    2 Better 2 AngelsSupport us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPodWhere to find us: Peter's other podcast, 5-4Mike's other podcast, Maintenance PhaseSources:Jeffrey Epstein’s Science of SleazePinker’s response to Epstein allegationsHow Jeffrey Epstein Captivated HarvardJeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNAIt’s Official — Steven Pinker Is Full of ShitPinker, Epstein, Soldier, SpyA century of sexual abuse victimisation: A birth cohort analysisThe prevalence of child ...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf? [TEASER]

    Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf? [TEASER]

    We're finally discussing a good book! Naomi Klein's "Doppelgänger" chronicles the long, steady descent of another Naomi — Wolf (buddy oof) — from feminist icon to crank conspiracist. To hear the rest of the episode, support us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPod

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

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PUMP IT INTO MY VEINS

Only complaint I have is that there isn’t a new episode every day.

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An absolute gem.

So well-prepared. Great analysis. Very funny.

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An absolute fav!

I know it takes time to review a book and go through all the sources but the wait is really unreal (long)! Love this show so much -hilarious and informative!

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