Co-hosted by friends Scott A. Shay and Harry Ballan, this podcast explores life under the hood. The show takes a fresh approach to topics like government, religion, finance, and global affairs. New episodes are released every other week.
Learn more at www.scottshay.com/twosensepodcast
Inflation and Our Children //// 7
Join Scott and Harry as they grapple with the role of culture, the values of our society as it informs and guides our economic policies. Have we lost faith in the integrity of our social policies and institutions? A case is made that culture, our values, inform the economic decisions we make, and sometimes those policies compete with the facts on the ground. So in an effort to curb inflation, do we create more unemployment? This, they say, is a cultural question as much as it an economic one. Defining and measuring inflation and how it impacts our trust in the value of the dollar in our institutions, is of concern to all of us thinking about the well being of future generations. Scott and Harry ask us to think about what we owe future generations, and how that will impact the choices we make today.
Culture Before All //// 6
Scott and Harry discuss the importance of culture as a set of beliefs, and how it irrigates and animates all things we hold dear from law to politics to economics. Giving examples from history, they discuss the importance of trust and the nature of our social connections. They ponder the question, what happens when cultures collide?
Our Delusional Society //// 5
Are you optimistic about the future? In this podcast, Scott and Harry explore decades past - notably the 60's and 70's to understand the present time of malaise. What are the dangers of short-term thinking to tackle large and important issues? "Short-termism" forebodes a lack of seriousness and an inability to be realistic about the current situation in favor of quick fixes and immediate gains. Replete with examples from economics and politics, the co-hosts illustrate how short-term thinking has led to our present situation in society. Can faith and believing create a different perspective for more long-term thinking? Join Two Sense Podcast in this positive conversation on how we can create a healthier perspective for ourselves and our leaders.
Questioning Higher Education //// 4
Is a university education useful? In this far reaching conversation about bigness as it relates to the university, Scott and Harry bemoan the universities as the upstream cause of many of society's problems from the lack of diverse opinions tolerated on the university campus, the effects of the astronomical rise in college tuition, the consolidation of textbook publishers and more. Harry posits that the populists movement that pervades our society stems from a lack of understanding of a distinction made in the Federalist Papers between passions and interests. Scott and Harry cogently discuss why we need to renew our vocabulary about the dangers of teaching through the myopic lense of passions versus the more scientific, verifiable, and transparent lense of interests.
Grand Narratives: Politics Before Truth //// 3
Scott and Harry take a deep dive into the grand narratives that we entertain from crime, attacks on capitalism, and foreign policy to illustrate how these grand narratives act to actually subvert truth. They speak of the dangers of bigness and empire-building and the demise of journalistic integrity.
Putin's Bet on American Amnesia //// 2
Join Scott and Harry on a broad and freewheeling discussion on Putin's empire-building through hybrid warfare, the proliferation of conspiracy theories from the left and the right that is corroding our ability to distinguish theory over fact, and finally the effects all this has on young people today.
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I love Scott and Harry’s perspective on current events and culture. This podcast is perfect for my commute and leaves me feeling smarter after each episode.