12 November 2019


The online porn effect

Daniel Kaufman and Meghan Daum, author of the new book The Problem with Everything, discuss the ways that online pornography has changed Millennials' attitudes toward sex.
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Is the era of grand strategy over?

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner consider the future of US foreign policy.

Why was Jimmy Hoffa killed?

Jack Goldsmith, author of the new book In Hoffa’s Shadow and the stepson of Hoffa’s right-hand man, Chuckie O’Brien, discusses.

Reasons to think we’re living in a simulation

Philosopher Preston Greene explains why some very smart people think reality is unlikely to be real.

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Why Tulsi won’t run third party

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze Rep. Gabbard’s recent moves.

Scorsese disses comic book movies, nerds go nuts

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and comic book writer Milton Lawson discuss the controversial comments by filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

Bernie is old and he yells—does that matter?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Micah Uetricht debate the political consequences of Sanders’s age and temperament.

Is Matt Lewis in the Resistance now?

Bill Scher talks to Lewis about his opposition to Trump.

How do you know your hands exist?

Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell debate Wittgenstein and philosophical skepticism.

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The Glenn Show

“It’s hard to be an individual”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter reflect on the draw of identifying with your identity group.


The Kentucky upset

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze GOP Gov. Matt Bevin’s surprising loss.

Feminine Chaos

The quasi-cancellation of Jeff Goldblum

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy analyze the strange campaign of online insinuations against the actor.

The Wright Show

The imminent humanitarian crisis in Idlib

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Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch about the Syrian city that is threatened by the Assad regime.

The Glenn Show

The problem with focusing on problems

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Glenn Loury speaks with Coleman Hughes, author of the recent essay “The Case for Black Optimism.”


Don’t fear the algorithm

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Robert Wright speaks with communications professor Nicholas Diakopoulos, author of the new book Automating the News: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media.

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