logo

28 September 2016

logo

Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University)

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 DMZ

How Trump blew the debate

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the candidate’s biggest mistakes.

MeaningofLife.tv

Get your yoga selfies in order

playvideo screenshot

Youtube star and PhD in visionboardology JP Sears gives advice on how to seem more spiritual than you are.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

The art of the urinal

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci consider Marcel Duchamp’s legacy and why it’s so hard to define art. Plus: What shapes our moral instincts?

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Arduous empathy

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and David Corn work to understand why so many voters feel drawn to Trump.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

An evil creator

playvideo screenshot

Father Anthony Silvia gives the Gnostic view of how the world came to be.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Meditation for the masses

playvideo screenshot

Erik Braun, author of The Birth of Insight, explains how a practice that was long rare among Asian Buddhists went mainstream.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Glenn Show

Should politicians underestimate voter intelligence?

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and write-in presidential candidate Larry Kotlikoff discuss how much of politics is the art of persuasion. Plus: Larry Kotlikoff for president?

Rational Actors

The grand delusion of the Grand Old Party

playvideo screenshot

Matthew Sheffield argues that conservative news outlets are not as influential as Republicans believe.

MeaningofLife.tv

Plant life as a spiritual ideal

playvideo screenshot

George Young explains why Soviet biologist Vladimir Vernadsky thought humans should become more like plants. Plus: Futurists from the past.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv