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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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    Richard Hanania's "The Origins of Woke"

    Richard Hanania's "The Origins of Woke"

    Peter and Michael discuss "The Origins of Woke," a glimpse into the dark aspirations of the Republican Party and the mind of a very unusual man.Where to find us: Peter's other podcast, 5-4Mike's other podcast, Maintenance PhaseSources:What Speech Does "Hostile Work Environment" Harassment Law Restrict? Tunis v. Corning Glass Works, 698 F. Supp. 452 (S.D.N.Y. 1988)Pakizegi v. First Nat. Bank of Boston, 831 F. Supp. 901 Tesla Settles Discrimination Suit With Former Factory Worker...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pundit Portrait: Peggy Noonan

    Pundit Portrait: Peggy Noonan

    The latest installment in our Pundit Portraits series is about Peggy Noonan, the Reagan speechwriter turned op-ed royalty. Join us as we slip the surly bonds of Earth and read the terrible opinions of a very weird Republican lady.

    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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.3K Ratings

7.3K Ratings

BugdomKing ,

Good despite Peter’s Bluesky Posts

He was better when he was posting on Twitter (now known as X, the Everything Website), but I have hope he’ll turn it around soon. Looking forward to the next episode.

🫠😵‍💫🫥 ,

Oh me oh my

If books could kill, I’d be very dead.

Hopeonarope ,

Love it

Great podcast! And I really just wanted to say that anyone who is mad about the paywall episodes; they do not use advertising, let them make some money off their content.

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