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Race, inequality, and economics in the US and throughout the world from Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics at Brown University and Paulson Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

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    • 4.9 • 2.1K Ratings

Race, inequality, and economics in the US and throughout the world from Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics at Brown University and Paulson Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

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    John McWhorter – Biden's Disastrous Debate

    John McWhorter – Biden's Disastrous Debate

    1:18 John: Biden probably should not be running for president
    7:47 Who’s running the country?
    11:17 Presidential b******t
    13:35 Ground News ad
    15:56 Is Kamala up to the big job?
    22:44 Kamala’s questionable climb to the top
    27:53 The NYT Editorial Board’s surprising call for Biden to drop out
    33:50 Trump at Gettysburg
    35:45 Trump’s victory is now more probable. But is it more defensible?
    40:42 Interrogating the “elitist backlash” interpretation of Trumpism
    45:43 How should Dems proceed in a post-Biden election?Recorded July 4, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Full video of the Trump-Biden debate
    Harry G. Frankfurter’s book, On B******t
    Clip from Adam McKay’s film, Vice
    Kamala Harris attacks Biden during a 2019 primary debate
    Kamala Harris defends Biden’s recent debate performance
    NYT Editorial Board calls on Biden to leave the race
    Jill Biden’s Vogue cover


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    • 50 min
    Mark Sussman & Nikita Petrov – The Billionaire Class's Doomsday Plans

    Mark Sussman & Nikita Petrov – The Billionaire Class's Doomsday Plans

    0:00 Intro
    1:28 Biden’s abysmal debate performance
    5:01 Billionaire survivalists
    12:53 So you made it to your luxury bunker. Now what?
    16:22 The postapocalyptic war of all against all
    21:29 Is the very existence of billionaires the real doomsday scenario?
    26:20 The doomsday tax
    32:24 Will the bunker dwellers have a reason to live?
    40:39 The problem of government after nuclear holocaust
    46:08 The literal bunker mentality
    52:08 Was Mark responsible for Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall? Who can say for sure?
    Recorded June 28, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Evan Osnos’s 2017 New Yorker piece, “Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich”
    Douglas Rushkoff’s book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires
    Douglas Rushkoff’s Guardian piece, “The Super-Rich ‘Preppers’ Planning to Save Themselves from the Apocalypse”
    Ingrid Schmidt’s Hollywood Reporter piece, “Billionaires’ Survivalist Bunkers Go Absolutely Bonkers with Fiery Moats and Water Cannons”
    Andre Mayer’s CBC News piece, “From Luxury Bunkers to Tactical Vehicles, the Ultra-Rich Are Preparing for the Big One”
    Cixin Liu’s trilogy of sci-fi novels, The Three Body Problem
    Everybody Loves Raymond complete series DVD box set
    Louis van Gasteren’s documentary, Now Do You Get Why I Am Crying?
    Paul Celan’s Selected Poems and Prose, translated by John Felstiner
    Tadeusz Borowski’s book, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman
    Glenn, Nikita, and Mark’s previous conversation, “The Ethics of Giving in the Very Long Term”


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    • 56 min
    Winkfield Twyman Jr. & Jennifer Richmond – Black Identity's Divisive History [Bonus Episode]

    Winkfield Twyman Jr. & Jennifer Richmond – Black Identity's Divisive History [Bonus Episode]

    0:00 Great writing is “a marriage of life and honesty”
    3:20 Glenn: I am my book’s primary audience
    8:00 Glenn the Rationalist vs Glenn the Believer
    18:00 How much did Glenn’s socio-economic status affect his sense of black belonging?
    24:26 The radical rhetoric of privileged African Americans
    29:38 Against reparations
    33:57 A raised fist, but not a hand out
    40:27 Colorblindness in theory and practice
    50:11 Is race orthodoxy the first step on the road to totalitarianism?
    1:03:01 Self-reliance and individualism
    Recorded June 26, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Glenn’s memoir, Late Admissions: Confessions of a Black Conservative
    Jennifer and Winkfield’s book, Letters in Black and White: A New Correspondence on Race
    Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins’s book, Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party
    Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker’s cookbook, Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen
    Glenn’s essay, “Self-Censorship in Public Discourse: A Theory of ‘Political Correctness’ and Related Phenomena”
    Thomas Chatterton Williams’s book, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race
    Sheena Michele Mason’s forthcoming book, The Raceless Antiracist: Why Ending Race Is the Future of Antiracism
    Coleman Hughes’s book, The End of Race Politics: Arguments for a Colorblind America
    Winkfield and Jennifer’s conversation with Angel Eduardo
    Free Black Thought
    Václav Havel’s book, The Power of the Powerless
    Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, “Self-Reliance”


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    John McWhorter – June 2024 Q&A

    John McWhorter – June 2024 Q&A

    0:00 Why the different format?
    4:04 Joe asks John to account for his “emotional and irrational conclusions” about Trump and his recent conviction
    15:28 Ground News ad
    17:49 Did John really mean it when he implied he hoped someone would assassinate Trump?
    23:00 Lauren wants John to justify his “casual endorsement” of gender fluidity in pronoun usage
    32:37 Jerry asks why “external factors” like poverty are often used to explain lagging African American scholastic performance, those factors haven’t hindered them from achieving wildly disproportionate success in the cultural realm
    38:34 Patrick calls out Glenn for his frequent use of the word “irregardless”
    41:26 kgweiland asks Glenn if the Pamela Foster story in my memoir was “yours to share”
    46:17 Scott Alex has some technical questions about linguistics for John
    50:01 Jakon Joi asks for advice dealing with the tragic, possibly racially motivated murder of her father
    Recorded June 23, 2024
    Links and Readings
    June 2024 thread of subscriber questions
    John talking about Trump voters on Real Time in 2023
    Daniel Bessner and Glenn on Real Time in 2023
    Richard Dawkins interviews John
    John’s book, The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Glenn Loury II – Love, Death & the Lourys

    Glenn Loury II – Love, Death & the Lourys

    0:00 Glenn II returns to The Glenn Show
    2:17 Glenn II: Dad, you’re not really a “conservative” in the present-day sense of the term
    13:20 Glenn and Glenn II agree that the “systemic racism” argument is overblown but disagree over what to do about it
    22:04 What social conditions lead to the kind of behavior Glenn often condemns?
    31:36 The luck and privilege that allowed Glenn to recover from his mistakes
    39:19 Glenn II: “I found myself getting angry at someone who doesn’t exist anymore”
    46:59 The conversation Glenn never had with his father
    51:06 What Late Admissions taught Glenn II about his father
    57:32 Grace in the face of public scandal
    1:01:28 Love, death, and the Lourys
    Recorded June 15, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Glenn’s essay, “Self-Censorship in a Time of War”
    Scenes from The Wire, Season 4
    Glenn and Glenn II’s September 2018 Bloggingheads conversation
    Glenn II’s book, Invisible Funerals: A Tale of Nine Burials
    Glenn II’s book, Love Letters & Elegies: Tales from Beyond the Pale
    Glenn II’s book, What Death Can Touch


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    John McWhorter – Inside the Ibram X. Kendi Collapse

    John McWhorter – Inside the Ibram X. Kendi Collapse

    ORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393881349
    0:00 Glenn and John’s summer plans
    3:56 Glenn’s forthcoming book on self-censorship
    9:53 John’s forthcoming book on pronouns
    17:25 Ground News ad
    19:45 Inside the audiobook recording process
    21:13 Why John isn’t celebrating Trump’s conviction
    27:34 What’s so “monstrous” about Trump?
    32:17 Is Trump demonizing immigrants or proposing sensible border regulation?
    39:17 Inside the collapse of Ibram X. Kendi’s research center
    44:42 Does Kendi’s fall mark the end of the woke moment?
    49:15 The willful incomprehension directed at Byron Donalds
    55:11 Joe Biden’s outdated speech at Morehouse
    Recorded June 8, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Glenn’s 1994 essay, “Self-Censorship in Public Discourse: A Theory of ‘Political Correctness’ and Related Phenomena”
    Henry Frankfurt’s book, On B******t
    Glenn and John’s conversation with Mark Goldblatt
    Rachel Poser’s New York Times Magazine piece, “Ibram X. Kendi Faces a Reckoning of His Own”
    Herbert Guttman’s book, The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925
    Joe Biden’s commencement address at Morehouse


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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Joy of teaching ,

Commendation

Greetings,
I must say from the beginning, I do not always agree with your perspective or with John’s as it were. However, the dialogue is at utmost essentially compelling and thought provoking and for those who digest podcast for perspectives that are differing and also sometime similar to their own this one is essential as it pertains to political/ culture perspective. I’m sure you are aware that this podcast receives a great deal of similar reviews, but as a steady and dedicated listener I feel compelled in this instance to share my perceptions although I often do not as a custom. Take care.

garykramlich ,

Refreshing and articulate

Doctor Loury and Doctor MacWhorter routinely provide a colorful, thoughtful and balanced commentary on current events. They don’t always agree on things but they always give a masterclass on how to respectfully listen and learn from others. This is one of the consistently high-quality op-ed podcasts available.

pluperfect ,

Space for calm, thoughtful heterodox thinking

Glenn Loury and regular co-host John McWhorter offer thoughtful heterodox views on a range of issues of the day. I like how they break things down and show a willingness to challenge their own thinking. I wish more media were like this.

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