21 August 2019


Bernie or Warren?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider which non-frontrunner has the better shot at becoming president. Play entire video

Jeffrey Epstein and the corruption of academia

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss Epstein’s history of giving money to academics.

Cracking jokes about Epstein

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner discuss how the shock at Jeffrey Epstein’s death quickly turned into a gleeful jokefest on social media.

Privileging Western culture

Glenn Loury talks with Penn Law professor Amy Wax about the idea of giving preferential treatment to immigrants from Western nations.

Western philosophy and white supremacism

Philosopher Crispin Sartwell lays out his argument comparing mind-body dualism with racism.

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Jeffrey Epstein and the failures of capitalism

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner debate capitalism, socialism, and hierarchy through the lens of the Epstein scandal.

Why can’t Biden get no respect?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how the other Democratic candidates are treating the frontrunner.

Twitter’s crazy risk/reward ratio

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Nathan Allebach, the social media maven behind @steak_umm, discuss why brands keep pushing the envelope online.

The Glenn Show

The case of Roland Fryer

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the punishment that Harvard levied on Fryer, the renowned African-American economist who was accused of sexual harassment.

The Wright Show

The real villains in the medical establishment

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Brink Lindsey argues that Democrats have erred by attacking health insurance companies instead of the real malefactors—doctors and hospitals.

Culturally Determined

Chris Christie and Tony Soprano

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Erin Schwartz, who recently wrote about viewing The Sopranos through the lens of New Jersey politics and culture.


The trouble with corporate mindfulness

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Robert Wright speaks with Ronald Purser, author of the new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

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The Wright Show

The need for a liberal nationalism

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Robert Wright talks to Yael Tamir, author of the new book Why Nationalism, about how to build a new national narrative.