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The United States is in the midst of a dramatic political realignment with shifting views on national security, economics, technology, and the role of government in our lives. Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff explore this with thinkers, policymakers, and more.

The Realignment The Realignment

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The United States is in the midst of a dramatic political realignment with shifting views on national security, economics, technology, and the role of government in our lives. Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff explore this with thinkers, policymakers, and more.

    Vacation Special: Team Realignment’s Favorite Episodes, Books, and Podcasts

    Vacation Special: Team Realignment’s Favorite Episodes, Books, and Podcasts

    We’re on vacation this week, but rather than not publish anything, we’re releasing a special episode featuring the entire team that puts together the show.

    Join Marshall, Saagar, Phil, James, and Emma for episode, book, and podcast recommendations to hold you over until next week.

    • 28 min
    122 | Cade Metz: How Google, Facebook, Elon Musk’s OpenAI, and the U.S. and Chinese Governments Will Shape AI’s Future

    122 | Cade Metz: How Google, Facebook, Elon Musk’s OpenAI, and the U.S. and Chinese Governments Will Shape AI’s Future

    Cade Metz, technology correspondent with The New York Times and author of Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World, joins The Realignment to discuss the past, present, and future of AI and the actors and players that will shape the technology’s future.

    • 46 min
    121 | Julia Galef: The Path to Thinking Better with the Scout Mindset

    121 | Julia Galef: The Path to Thinking Better with the Scout Mindset

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    Julia Galef, author of The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t and host of the Rationally Speaking podcast, joins The Realignment to make the case for embracing the “scout” mindset in order to make better decisions and avoid tribalism and wishful thinking, as opposed to the knee-jerk bias of the “soldier” mindset.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    120 | Extended Q&A: Yes, We Noticed Hooters Stole Our Theme Song + How You Can Support The Realignment

    120 | Extended Q&A: Yes, We Noticed Hooters Stole Our Theme Song + How You Can Support The Realignment

    Note: During today’s episode, we discuss our plans to launch a Supercast subscription in May: https://www.supercast.com/product. A bunch of you have already written that you’d like to support the show financially, so please email us at realignmentpod@gmail.com if you’d subscribe to a paid Realignment membership, plus we’d love to hear any suggestions with what additional features we should add to make it worthwhile.

    Don’t worry though, we won’t paywall the Tuesday, Thursday, or Reboot episodes we already offer.

    Marshall and Saagar answer the backlog of Realignment Qs on the impact of a U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East and Central Asia, whether you need elite credentials to impact policy in D.C., how to skeptically discuss marijuana without sounding like a NARC, how to support the show (financially or otherwise), and more...

    • 29 min
    119 | Zachary Carter: How to Reimagine Capitalism

    119 | Zachary Carter: How to Reimagine Capitalism

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    Zachary Carter, Writer in Residence at the Omidyar Network and author of The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, returns to The Realignment to discuss the government response to COVID, how capitalism will and won’t change after the pandemic, and how economic policy debates played out over the past three decades.

    • 56 min
    118 | Dr. Kevin Sabet: 4/20 Special: America’s Decriminalizing Drugs, What’s Next?

    118 | Dr. Kevin Sabet: 4/20 Special: America’s Decriminalizing Drugs, What’s Next?

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Joelthomas1001 ,

Always a great listen

Always a very informative and interesting show. The hosts will push the guests and get the most from the interviews. Learn something new every episode.

Oren_Cassual ,

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Hi guys, big fan of the podcast, have been listening since early 2020. As a member of early Gen Z, I see how an impending housing crisis can severely effect those around my age who have just recently entered the workforce.

My long term girlfriend and I have been saving up hoping to buy a house or townhome, but with the current market inventory in the southeastern US, I’ll say it isn’t looking to promising.

What sort of policy measures have been proposed or suggested to try to keep the possibility of buying “The American Dream” open to young people, while creating punitive measures to discourage mass real estate purchases by large financial entities? And do you think that the Biden administration will keep an issue like this at the forefront?

KringlaCobra ,

Turning Points No One Mentions?

Hi Marshall and Saagar,

Love the show. You guys have had some amazing guests recently and you seem to be making a bigger and bigger impact which is awesome. My question for you is about turning points in political history. Are there any moments you two think were really influential that most people either don’t remember or don’t mention? As an Econ geek I always think of the US leaving the Bretton Woods system as a critical policy decision and I only ever heard about it from ONE of my college professors (he was an economic anthropologist). What do you guys think? The more obscure the better. Thanks!

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