24 March 2019


Where the Great Society fell short

Glenn Loury speaks with economist Robert Cherry about new approaches to social and economic justice in black communities. Play entire video

Literary classics vs. demographics

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss how efforts to promote literature for women and minorities over “universal” literature can backfire.

When Nazis rallied at Madison Square Garden

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Marshall Curry, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary short A Night at the Garden.

You can’t measure human dignity

Tripp Fuller, host of the Homebrewed Christianity podcast, critiques the worldview of some of the “New Atheists.”

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What happened to Beto?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider why Beto O’Rourke’s momentum fizzled after the 2018 elections.

Is AIPAC really “all about the Benjamins”?

Robert Wright and journalist Ron Kampeas assess the controversial remarks of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Does #RetweetWomen undermine itself?

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy analyze the grassroots Twitter campaign.

What should Bernie say about immigration?

Robert Wright and Conor Friedersdorf offer advice to Sen. Sanders.

Teach your children well

Glenn Loury speaks with former public school teacher Mary Hudson about the role of parents in student success.


Ten Year Anniversary Edition

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On a very special DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis talk about what’s kept their political marriage strong over the years.

The Wright Show

The secret of the Palestinian resistance

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In her documentary Naila and the Uprising, which airs Tuesday on PBS, filmmaker Julia Bacha tells the untold story of the role women played in the First Intifada.

The Glenn Show

Farrakhan: “Spellbinder” or anti-Semite?

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Glenn Loury speaks with Imam Alfred Mohammad about Louis Farrakhan’s inflammatory and anti-Semitic statements.

Culturally Determined

Adolescent politics

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Daniel Kaufman about his recent essay on why American politics have become so juvenile.


Biden’s messaging tightrope act

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider how Joe Biden could win the left’s vote while running on a message of bipartisan unity.


The world as a conversation

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Nikita Petrov and John Horgan contemplate the nature of reality and the mystery of human communication.

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