28 November 2020


Have deficit hawks gone extinct?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the campaign against centrist Democrat Bruce Reed joining Biden's cabinet. Play entire video

The complicity of conservative elites

Bill Kristol says a major source of Trumpism’s power has been overlooked.

Ibram X. Kendi and the problem with public intellectuals today

John McWhorter speaks his mind on Ibram X. Kendi after the Boston University professor called John’s ideas “racist.”

How much damage is Trump doing?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate the effects of Trump’s post-election fight.

“I didn’t think it was possible to get worse”

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the state of the GOP as Trump fights his electoral loss.

How America decided to dominate the world

Robert Wright speaks with Stephen Wertheim about his new book, Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of US Global Supremacy.

Who should replace Alex Trebek?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade asks Joanna Mang, a one-time Jeopardy! champion.

Academics exposed as racial fakers

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Katrina Gulliver about recent cases of white professors who assumed a false racial identity.

The Glenn Show

Can the canceled be forgiven?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss potential paths to redemption for people who have been canceled.


Biden the unifier?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Biden is successfully bringing the country together with his cabinet picks.


Is it wrong to not vote?

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Daniel Kaufman speaks with Kevin Currie-Knight, who chose not to vote in the recent election.

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The Glenn Show

“Controversy has always been my business”

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Leon Wieseltier discusses Liberties, his new quarterly journal on culture and politics.

The Wright Show

What’s next for Trump and Trumpism?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the possibility of a Trump news network and a new Republican coalition.

The Wright Show

How “paranoid parenting” screws up kids

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Robert Wright speaks with Greg Lukianoff, co-author of the book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.