Glenn Loury speaks with John Wood of Braver Angels, which seeks to combat political polarization.
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Robert Gressis speaks with Douglas Edwards, author of the new book Philosophy Smackdown, about the different layers of reality in professional wrestling. Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee, and John C. Calhoun. Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus speculate on what could happen after Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest.
Nikita Petrov explains the strange phenomenon to John Horgan. Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy speak with Leigh Stein, author of the new satirical novel Self Care, about anti-racism as self-improvement.
Glenn Loury speaks with historian David Kaiser about the central claims of the 1619 Project.
Despite Biden’s big polling lead, Matt Lewis says Trump’s defeat is far from a sure thing.
The DMZ Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate.
The DMZ Bill Scher critiques the current conservation about Wilson and race. The Wright Show Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner, author of the new book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump, who argues that race was more important than abortion in bringing evangelicals into politics.
The Wright Show Robert Wright speaks with Kaiser Kuo of the Sinica podcast about the origins of China’s “authoritarian turn.”