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17 January 2021

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Wrang-wranging the rioters

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus try to untangle what went on inside the Capitol on January 6. Play entire video

Arranged marriages for Millennials

Justin Murphy describes his new company that arranges marriages for Millennials and Zoomers.

How close are we to China-level censorship?

Robert Wright and Conor Friedersdorf discuss the unprecedented power that tech companies have over speech in the US.

“We’re storming the Capitol, it’s a revolution!”

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and historian Bill Black discuss the possible mindsets of the MAGA insurrectionists.

Trump’s assault on Mike Pence

Robert Wright argues that Trump purposefully encouraged rioters in the Capitol to direct their ire toward his own vice president.

Quantum spookiness explained!

Science writer George Musser explains one of physics’ strangest concepts to John Horgan.

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How young is too young for movement conservatism?

Daniel Kaufman and Kevin Currie-Knight air their worries about the young intellectual Coleman Hughes’ career path.

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The case against “backlash”

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks about “hydraulic politics” with Tommy Craggs, author of the recent essay “What’s the Matter With Cultural Politics?”

A January surprise for Biden?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss whether Mike Pence could throw the election to Trump when Congress counts the electoral votes.

The Glenn Show

How Obama enabled Trump

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Glenn Loury and Daniel Bessner discuss how Obama’s missteps helped pave the way for Trump.

The DMZ

A MAGA scorned

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Matt Lewis and Bill Scher discuss whether the Republican Party is better off banning Donald Trump from running for president again.

The DMZ

How did conservatives go from Burke to Alinsky?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis explore how the right wing turned insurrectionist.

The Wright Show

Avoiding a eugenics arms race

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Robert Wright and Jamie Metzl, author of Hacking Darwin, discuss the challenges that genetic engineering poses for the international community.

The Glenn Show

“I wasn’t anybody’s pet”

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Glenn Loury talks about the pride he took in being a uniquely situated Black public intellectual in the 80s.

The Wright Show

Were we better off with a less democratic media?

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Robert Wright and Eric Alterman discuss how journalism has changed during Eric’s 25-year reign as The Nation’s media columnist.