logo

30 March 2017

logo

Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia UniversityTalking Back, Talking Black)

On The Glenn Show, John describes the book he’s writing on how language does and doesn’t shape our view of the world. Glenn reports on the economists’ annual conference, including a caucus of African-American scholars who gathered there. John and Glenn reminisce about being declared “outcasts” by their black professional peers. Glenn remembers the work of the great and recently deceased social scientist Albert Hirschman, and they speculate on what “true loyalty” to one’s group, nation or culture might mean. Has the era of the towering public intellectual passed? They conclude by expressing their very different views about the affirmative action case pending before the Supreme Court.

Play entire video
Recorded:Jan 8    Posted:Jan 10, 2013
Download:
mp4
mp3
The Glenn Show | Jan 10, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

The Wright Show

How to save Twitter

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Emily Parker discuss a plan for making Twitter both profitable and more civil. Plus: You’re what’s wrong with Twitter.

MeaningofLife.tv

My brain made me do it!

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci on why science alone can’t explain behavior. Plus: The errors of Daniel Dennett.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

Culturally Determined

What Trump means for the “privilege wars”

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Phoebe Maltz Bovy, author of the new book The Perils of “Privilege”, on how the president changed the discussion about political correctness.

The Glenn Show

Keeping kids from committing violent crime

playvideo screenshot

Harold Pollack explains his research on programs that actually work. Plus: Medicaid the Republican way.

MeaningofLife.tv

The hermit’s mind

playvideo screenshot

Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing, explains how two years alone in the woods changed the way he sees the world.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Erasing war memories

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and philosopher Matthew Liao raise ethical questions about using biotech to make better soldiers. Plus: Get cat vision, save the planet.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Will Trump go big and then go home?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on whether the president has promised too much. Plus: Trump to House: Be afraid.

The Glenn Show

The electorate has spoken

playvideo screenshot

Ann Althouse says the Resistance is resisting democracy, not just Trump.

The Wright Show

How do you say “quid pro quo” in Russian?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and journalist Marcy Wheeler on possible Trump administration corruption. Plus: What Comey revealed about the Trump-Russia investigation.

The Glenn Show

Carrot or stick?

playvideo screenshot

Economists Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry on the debate over how social programs should shape behavior. Plus: Who needs college?