22 October 2020


The two Joe Bidens

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the competing moderate and left-wing influences on a Biden presidency. Play entire video

Sister Swamp-jah

Should Biden denounce “the swamp”? Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider.

Overturning precedent

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate how Amy Coney Barrett presented her jurisprudence at the confirmation hearings.

The tradition of liberal Protestantism

Robert Wright speaks with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, author of the new book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity.

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Will Trump actually not show up to the next debate?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider Trump’s threat to not attend the virtual presidential debate.

How Secretary of State Bret Stephens would deal with China

Robert Wright speaks with the New York Times columnist about foreign policy.

The politics of Trump’s Covid

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus speculate on the fallout from the president’s diagnosis.

Has social media hijacked our minds?

Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss The Social Dilemma, a new documentary highly critical of social media.

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The Wright Show

Is socialism compatible with identity politics?

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Robert Wright speaks with John Judis, author of the new book, The Socialist Awakening: What’s Different Now About the Left.

The Glenn Show

Ice Cube’s October surprise

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss rapper Ice Cube’s influence on Trump’s plan for Black America.


A controversial review

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Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss Oliver Traldi’s review of philosopher Kate Manne’s new book Entitled, which sparked an online backlash.

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The Glenn Show

How meritocracy makes us less healthy

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Daniel Markovits, author of the book The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, makes the case.


The worst debate in the history of debates

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis react to the first Trump/Biden debate.