28 October 2020


Does Trump deserve to be re-elected?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade poses the question to Glenn Loury. Play entire video

Trump the insult comic

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Dan Brooks, who wrote a recent New York Times Magazine story on Trump and political comedy.

Parsing the Hunter Biden emails

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss alleged Biden family misdeeds.

Why the “long tail” thesis was wrong

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with William Deresiewicz, author of the new book The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech.

The two Joe Bidens

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

Ice Cube’s October surprise

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

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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The Wright Show

“Immigration is very underrated”

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Matthew Yglesias, author of the new book One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger, makes the case.

The Glenn Show

“Optics equality”

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Glenn Loury, in conversation with Carlos Carvalho and Richard Lowery of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, discusses equality and group differences.

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 Wright Show

Sister Swamp-jah

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


Will Trump actually not show up to the next debate?

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