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27 November 2022

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You call this a town square?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate Elon Musk’s stewardship of Twitter. Play entire video

The minds of others

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss the limits and benefits of cognitive empathy.

The “Russian” missile

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the explosion in Poland that led Zelensky to call for NATO intervention.

Whose side are you on?

Glenn and John defend their respective decisions to vote Republican and Democrat in the midterms.

What’s the deal with Mastodon?

Robert Wright and tech writer Harry McCracken discuss the suddenly prominent Twitter alternative.

Is immigration good for African Americans?

Glenn Loury and filmmaker Rob Montz discuss open questions in the immigration debate.

Self-awareness the hard way

Cognitive psychologist John Vervaeke takes Robert Wright through an empathy circling exercise in real time.

Winning the fight on affirmative action

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the Supreme Court case that may end racial preferences in affirmative action.

Midterm prediction extravaganza!

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis deliver their House, Senate, and gubernatorial election predictions.

The Glenn Show

The “poison” of racial identity

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Glenn Loury, Kmele Foster, Shelby Steele, and Robert Woodson debate the merits of taking pride in the past accomplishments of other black Americans.

The DMZ

Dems in “array”

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss why they think the Democrats have looked more in sync than their GOP counterparts as of late.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Is DeSantis headed for the White House?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus reassess the American political landscape in the aftermath of the midterms.

The DMZ

What happened to the “red wave”?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the midterm results and compare the (still-developing) outcomes to their predictions.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Bull in a Twitter shop

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Elon Musk’s first week as a social media mogul.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

What’s Biden’s endgame in Ukraine?

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Robert Wright and Samuel Charap of the Rand Corporation try to decipher America’s strategy.