29 September 2020


Why are black students suspended more often than white students?

Glenn Loury discusses the issue with educational entrepreneur Ian Rowe. Play entire video

Remembering Stanley Crouch

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter recount their friendships with the critic Stanley Crouch, who passed away last week.

Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v. Wade

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the potential Supreme Court nominee’s record on abortion.

The Cuties controversy

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the French film that has sparked a firestorm of criticism for allegedly promoting pedophilia.

Who poisoned Alexei Navalny?

Nikita Petrov, speaking from Russia, discusses the poisoning of the Russian dissident leader.

RIP RBG. What happens next?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider the ramifications of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

Staying on the front porch

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis assess Biden’s travel-light campaign strategy.

Preventing bad interventions

Robert Wright and Robert Kagan debate whether America would be better off if it consistently respected international law.

How can there be persons?

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Joshua Rasmussen consider.

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Culturally Determined

Comparing cognitive declines

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Robert Wright debate the political salience of Biden’s and Trump’s cognitive states.

The Wright Show

Debating the peaceful transfer

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus disagree about Trump’s comments on the aftermath of the election.


Why do we have reason?

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Philosophers Robert Gressis and Jaime Edwards consider, especially through the lens of Marx’s philosophy.

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The Glenn Show

Who gets access to affirmative action data?

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Glenn Loury and economist Peter Arcidiacono discuss why universities only permit some people to study their admissions data.

Culturally Determined

Interrogating Trump as “performance artist”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Christopher Grobe, author of a recent scholarly article on Trump’s connections to performance art.

The Wright Show

The cadaver factor

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider Biden’s alleged cognitive decline.