logo

11 December 2016

logo

Mike Konczal (Rortybomb, Roosevelt Institute) and Aaron Bady (The New Inquiry, zunguzungu)

On Fireside Chats, Mike talks with Aaron about the campus protest origins of the Occupy movement.  They discuss the recently released report on the pepper-spraying of UC Davis students and what it says about how universities are changing.  They then examine how James Q. Wilson’s famous essay “Broken Windows” has transformed the way policing is done. They segue into analyzing capitalism and class in The Wire. Finally, Aaron discusses Teddy Roosevelt as a possible role-model for President Obama, and the weird way Roosevelt appeals to both red state and blue state mythology.

Play entire video
Recorded:Apr 18    Posted:Apr 19, 2012
Download:
mp4
mp3
Fireside Chats | Apr 19, 2012 | Mike Konczal & Aaron Bady

MeaningofLife.tv

A call to curiosity

playvideo screenshot

In this Sixty-Second Sermon, Benjamin Perry explains how embracing an inquisitive spirit can be personally and socially transformative.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Killing the saints

playvideo screenshot

Rory Dickson, author of Living Sufism in North America, explains why ISIS targets Sufi shrines.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

The case against compassion for Trump

playvideo screenshot

Rabbi and meditation teacher Jay Michaelson explains his resistance to the maxim “love your enemies.” Plus: Combating Trump-induced angst.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

What magic mushrooms can teach you

playvideo screenshot

Shane Mauss, host of Here We Are, explains how he uses psychedelic drugs as a meditative aid.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Beyond the philosopher’s stone

playvideo screenshot

Robert Place, author of The Alchemical Tarot, explains how ancient esoteric ideas gave rise to a variety of alchemical practices. Plus: The Fool’s journey.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

If aliens visited Earth, what would they find most surprising?

playvideo screenshot

Fifth in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Is democracy slipping away?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on what a new study says about belief in our political system.

MeaningofLife.tv

Virus-proofing your genes

playvideo screenshot

Geneticist George Church on the future of genetic engineering. Plus: Resurrecting the mammoth.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Immoral empathy

playvideo screenshot

Paul Bloom, author of the new book Against Empathy, argues that feeling other people’s pain can lead us astray.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Bringing virtues back

playvideo screenshot

Massimo Pigliucci on why an ancient ethical system makes sense in modern times.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv