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Tragedy in Texas: Another Deadly School Shooting, with Charles C.W. Cooke and Neil Heslin | Ep. 329
Megyn Kelly is joined by Charles C.W. Cooke, senior writer for National Review, and Neil Heslin, father of Newtown victim Jesse Lewis, to talk about the tragic mass school shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, remembering the victims of the unthinkable crime, mental health and bullying, what could have been done to prevent this crime and the next mass shooting, the policy questions about guns ahead, how saying "I don't know" after a tragedy is honest and frightening, whether background check legislation will make an impact, Biden's speech last night about the shooting and what he pushed, the pain of losing a child in a school shooting, the details of Neil Heslin's final day with his son, the political forces that exploit tragedies, and more.
Criminalizing Speech, and Performative Outrage, with Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch | Ep. 328
Megyn Kelly is joined by The Fifth Column hosts, Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch, to talk about former journalists becoming hysterical anti-free speech crusaders, the inclination to criminalize speech you don't like on the left, fighting "authoritarianism" with authoritarianism, the self-loathing political industry, the gross Steve Schmidt meltdown, the lack of guardrails when it comes to standards in the media, Ricky Gervais' latest comedy special, the seismic transgender conversation shift, performative outrage, the latest in the Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper Central Park confrontation story, the media's focus on the narrative over the facts, Christian Cooper's new "bird watching" show, the truth about the Buffalo shooter, how to fight back against Cancel Culture, the latest on Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp, Megyn Kelly accused of something a Real Housewife actually did, the Fifth Column guys' move to Substack, and more.
A Culture of Fear, Social Media Toxicity, and America's Descent Into Stupidity, with Jonathan Haidt | Ep. 327
Megyn Kelly is joined by social psychologist and "The Coddling of the American Mind" co-author Jonathan Haidt to talk about how social media is making us worse as a democracy, our culture's inability to even speak the same language or share the same overall truths, the way the American conversation got stupid over just 10 years, democracy versus dictatorship, how social media destroys the fabric of our society, the lack of a common shared story in America, how social media makes kids afraid to make mistakes, the rise of tribalism at the extremes (but not in the middle), how social media evolved into a platform for toxicity and addiction, the unlimited "dart guns" to shame via social media, how a culture of fear has led to to a chilling of speech and humor, what happens if we fight cancel culture with more cancel culture, the negative partisanship that helped lead to Trump's presidency, how social media leads to anxiety and thoughts of suicide, how we can reverse the negative trends in our society, and more.
Dinesh D'Souza on Ballot Trafficking, "Election Integrity," and His Movie, "2000 Mules" | Ep. 326
Megyn Kelly is joined by Dinesh D'Souza, filmmaker behind "2000 Mules," to talk about the difference between "ballot harvesting" and paid ballot trafficking, what "mules" do as it relates to elections, the geotracking used in various capacities, how the "True the Vote" team determined who the "mules" they identified are, the unique pushes in 2020 regarding "election integrity," how private dropboxes can lead to fraud, what the videos of possible "mules" showed, fact-checks of D'Souza's movie, the difference between the "mules" and the non-profits, tech censorship, the difference between "fake ballots" and illegal ballot trafficking, and more.
For a different perspective, an AP fact-check on voter fraud: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-ap-fact-check-joe-biden-donald-trump-technology-49a24edd6d10888dbad61689c24b05a5
Cultural Backlash Against Truth, and Pawns in Political Games, with Glenn Loury and Rob Montz | Ep. 325
Megyn Kelly is joined by Glenn Loury, Brown University economist, and Rob Montz, filmmaker and Good Kid Productions CEO, to talk about the push to find "pawns in a political game" after the horrific Buffalo tragedy, Roland Fryer's history and the story of his rise and alarming and unfair fall, Fryer's research about the true Black experience, cultural backlash against the truth, what Fryer found about how to help improve educational results in Black communities, the truth about police shooting unarmed Black men, the bizarre #MeToo claims against Fryer and when they originated, the extreme punishment against Fryer, the cowardice on college campuses, affirmative action, the cultural push to claim Kanye West is "crazy" instead of engaging with his ideas, the "spiral of silence" when it comes to certain crimes of the wrong narrative, the racial reckoning failing certain minority groups in America, and more.
Uncovering the UAP Mystery, and Standing For Your Beliefs, with Lue Elizondo and Jonathan Isaac | Ep. 324
Megyn Kelly is joined by Lue Elizondo, former director of AATIP, to talk about what we learned at the first public Congressional hearing about UAPs (UFOs) in 50 years, what was ignored by the witnesses, the lack of historical context in the hearing, new videos of UAPs that were shown at the public Congressional hearing, the danger of UAPs that can't be identified, why even identifying UAPs as "drones" could still be a problem, and more. Then Jonathan Isaac, NBA player and author of "Why I Stand," joins the show to talk about his decision to stand during the National Anthem when every other NBA player kneeled, the reaction from his teammates, how the media treated him, the Black Lives Matter organization, his decision not to get the COVID vaccine, the media backlash, fear and tech censorship, how faith and belief in God guided him through tough times, the importance of working hard, growing up and his family, and more.
Find out more about vaccines at the CDC's official site: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html The CDC's official COVID vaccine site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html The WHO's official site: https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/vaccines-and-immunization-vaccine-safety
I learned about this podcast from watching Bill Maher interview Megyn on his show. Wow this is an amazing podcast. The depth of the interviews is terrific with Megyn really able to dive deep because of the length of each episode. I learn from and enjoy every one. I keep thinking as I listen to these podcasts that it was the best thing for Megyn Kelly that it didn’t work out on NBC!!! Thanks for these engaging interviews! And by the way, I am liberal/vote almost always democrat.
Episode 327 was amazing!!! Thx for all your great work and terrific guests!
When the media lost the plot
I love your show and listen weekly. I have to say this last week or so of Tucker shaming has really given me cause for pause. I was at GWU in 2001 and regularly attended Crossfire with Tucker and James Carville. I went to look for old episodes and Tucker has been pretty much wiped from any connection to this show and CNN. What is going on?! And why can’t we have opposite opinions in conversation anymore?! Your show today and the recognition of the date 2014 also marks the date of the end of Crossfire. Please can we recreate the healthy exchange and debate of political Opinions?! We need to go back to where this broke and start to mend our ways.
327 Professor Haidt
Dear Megyn I found the conversation with Dr. Haidt missing very badly the roots of polarization and descent into Stupidity. Bobby Kennedy came closest in pointing out the “woke” language that started literally with Fauci … e.g., “AIDS denialism” when in fact HIV was never shown to be the cause of AIDS and his remedy AZT killed thousands of AIDS free people just because they tested “positive.” So we are required to believe something that is not objectively true because an authority figure foists it upon us with a message that objective reality traces only to them. Dr. Fauci says he is “SCIENCE.” So it is with the Federal Health agencies, Pharma and medical industries. We are served up a twisty cone of truth and lies we must consume together. Without critical thinking we lose the ability to distill objective reality … or, at least, with deliberate intent construct a coherent MODEL that explains our own observations … from the firestorm of information and disinformation offered up deliberately from these industries. For example, the CDC still tells us there are NO COVID injection deaths. It is easy to find ample evidence of a HOLOCAUST of injury and death via the alternative media, but the penetration of the public perception is very slow, having been engineered by the MSM, building on the historic goodwill and trusting nature of Americans. Polarization begins with the hostility of believers who are indignant toward those with would shatter their convenient model wherein their doctors and the FDA are reliable. Their “objective reality” is now based on lies they cannot let go of because the trusted authorities tell them so. Already objective reality is no longer data … it’s what you are told to believe. We are born with either XX or XY chromosomes. No surgery or drugs can change that. But the medical industry partners with social media to engineer perception and self image of impressionable young people who seek disfiguring surgeries with lifelong complications never anticipated and pollution of their bodies with drugs that will never deliver the happiness and fulfillment they thought would find. The truth is what you choose to believe, not the facts in front of us. Until reality catches up. I’m going on too long. But please consider that gov’t and industry for the sake of control and wealth capture attempt to replace data that sovereign individuals can evaluate by means of critical thinking, with, instead, a manipulated version of reality that is convenient to believe. So convenient it doesn’t matter how STUPID. That means you believe it despite the obvious contradictions that you are instructed to ignore. Along with that comes hatred of those who question it. Like those who skip the COVID shots (like me). There IS rigorous science. There IS integrity. There is objectivity. Conceding false arguments just to be “friends” does not get us anywhere. The solution is the restoration of free speech and SOCRATIC debate in the public square … that is, the mainstream media. Or may the existing MSM wither away to be replaced by better, alternative platforms. When the debate centers on gray areas, we are all entitled to an opinion. When that opinion entails significant social cost and/or ethical questions, then the solution is to the leave the Federal gov’t out of it. The individuals must pay their own way. The intractable polarization traces back to the Federal Heath agencies, medical and Pharma industries. Why are girls bad in math? Cuz they are told “this ———-“ is six inches. A crude but illustrative metaphor.