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17 May 2022

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An “Ultra-MAGA” spoiler in PA

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss how Kathy Barnette’s surging poll numbers are complicating the Pennsylvania GOP senate primary.

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Arming Ukraine

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the impact of new weapons on the course of the war.

Whither left populism?

Glenn Loury and Briahna Joy Gray discuss the reasons behind the Democratic Party’s resistance to progressivism and left populism.

The politics of overturning Roe

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether Republicans will accept judicial victory gracefully or take things too far.

Breaking up with Twitter is hard to do

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Twitter’s crucial role in helping writers monetize.

Can Biden go another round?

Bill Scher, Matt K. Lewis, and Robert Wright discuss whether Joe Biden will be able to handle the rigors of a traditional reelection campaign.

Can anyone stop Elon Musk?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the possible repercussions of the richest man in the world’s ongoing attempt to buy Twitter.

Conflict and social criticism

Glenn Loury and Stephanie Lepp, Executive Producer at the Center for Humane Technology, debate the purpose of Glenn’s social and political criticism.

The Glenn Show

The Roe v. Wade leak

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate whether the ends now justify the means in American politics.

The DMZ

Are Dems ignoring rural voters?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether Barack Obama is responsible for Democrats losing ground in states like Nebraska.

The Wright Show

What if the physical isn’t physical?

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In conversation with Robert Wright, philosopher Bernardo Kastrup explains how to make sense of the (seemingly) material world under a consciousness-only model of reality.

The Glenn Show

The dignities of modernity

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Glenn Loury and Greg Thomas, co-founder of the Jazz Leadership Project and senior fellow at the Institute for Cultural Evolution, discuss the past and future of black cultural forms.

The Wright Show

What US elites get wrong about Russia-Ukraine

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Marlene Laruelle, author of Is Russia Fascist?, argues the war could have been averted.

The DMZ

DeSantis vs. Disney

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss Ron DeSantis’s hard stances on culture war issues.