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Unafraid conversations about anything

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Unafraid conversations about anything

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    Glenn Greenwald On Facing Down Bolsonaro, Woke Journalists, And Animal Torture

    Glenn Greenwald On Facing Down Bolsonaro, Woke Journalists, And Animal Torture

    The indefatigable Greenwald needs no introduction for Dishheads. He was once a demon for the pro-war right; and now for the woke left. You can pre-order his book on Brazil under Bolsonaro, Securing Democracy, and you can donate to the animal shelter he started.

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    Mara Keisling On The Trans Debate

    Mara Keisling On The Trans Debate

    Mara is a brilliant transgender rights activist and founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. I’m so grateful for her willingness to have a robust exchange of views on some issues, along with much agreement as well. Every few weeks, I hope to add another perspective to the debate over trans identity, a subject that has suffered from the mainstream media’s horror of open debate. Dana Beyer kicked the series off.

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    Michael Anton On The State Of Trumpism

    Michael Anton On The State Of Trumpism

    One of the leading intellectuals of Trumpism, Michael was a senior national security official in the Trump administration and is most widely known for writing “The Flight 93 Election”, an essay endorsing Trump in 2016. He’s out with a new essay, “The Continuing Crisis”, and a recent book, “The Stakes”. I think you’ll find our debate, er, lively.

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    Kmele Foster On Individualism, Equity, Neoracism

    Kmele Foster On Individualism, Equity, Neoracism

    Kmele is co-host of the brilliant and funny Fifth Column podcast and the lead producer at Free Think. You may have seen him on a recent episode of Real Time. A friend and an inspiration, Kmele really opens up in this conversation.

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    David Wallace-Wells On The Mutating Dangers Of Covid19

    David Wallace-Wells On The Mutating Dangers Of Covid19

    David is a deputy editor at New York magazine and one of the sharpest journalists covering the Covid19 pandemic. (He edited my essay on plagues this past summer.) He’s also a clear-headed expert on climate change and the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. This pod is full of fact, insight, and speculation on the virus, the vaccines, and the new variants.

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    Christopher Caldwell On The Unintended Consequences Of The Civil Rights Act

    Christopher Caldwell On The Unintended Consequences Of The Civil Rights Act

    Chris is an old friend and, in my view, one of the sharpest right-of-center writers in journalism. A senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and contributing editor to the Claremont Review of Books, his latest book, The Age of Entitlement, is a constitutional narrative of the last half-century that is indispensable — especially for liberals — in understanding the roots of our polarization.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

BearDown185 ,

A Light In The Darkness

Sullivan is the rare public figure that is (a) willing to voice and acknowledge the strength and weaknesses of various positions; and (b) capable of shining a novel and unique light on issues. Just as importantly, he is able to do so in a way that is accessible and disarming.

My sole critique—and it is more of an issue with podcasts in general—is that I often find myself wishing he would ask followup questions on interesting points that arise. For example, in his episode with Beyer, Sullivan sets up a point about Beyer realizing Beyer is trans that begged the question of whether trans identity is at least partially a conservative worldview rooted in pigeon-holing certain activities as gender specific. Likewise, in his episode with Marusic and Hamid, they all voice surprise at the level of support Trump received in 2020 from adherents of various religions whose tenets seem antithetical to Trump, only to move on, leaving unasked the question of whether one drawback of these religious views vs humanism is a susceptibility to Trump-like demagoguery due to an unwillingness to question authority.

All in all, this is now my go-to podcast for insightful, well-reasoned, level headed thinking and discussion.

baddrapp ,

Elitist much... or just so it seems?

Why does Sullivan have to be so uppity, so condescending? Can you humble yourself, just 1%, even. Your points are completely lost in your condescending, accusatory and dismissive tone and approach. The democracy is delegitimized. Period. If you want otherwise, you should be willing to do the work to prove it. Don’t just shove your sanctimony down everyone’s throat. Your logic is invalid. The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

AJUC1978 ,

Michael Anton

What a great podcast! The debate between you and Michael illustrates what we should be doing now in America but we aren’t “allowed “ to debate today without many suffering unfair consequences. I’ve become a new fan of Michael Anton. He is unbelievably smart and prescient. I wish it wasn’t all so scary. Thanks Andrew for seeking out the most interesting and enlightening guests.

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