logo

20 February 2024

logo

Share this video:

Or choose a specific part to share:

Start at:
Stop at:
Preview

Embed this video, or the specific part you've chosen, on your site:

Mike Konczal (Rortybomb, Roosevelt Institute) and Monica Potts (monicapotts.com, New America)

On Fireside Chats, Mike speaks with Monica about her reporting on poverty. Monica talks about intergenerational poverty in Kentucky, as well as working-class families living in motels in Denver. How can there be both a glut of foreclosed homes and a lack of rental apartments? They discuss how these families see themselves in the Great Recession, and why it’s expensive to be poor. Monica describes her experience on the ground reporting these stories, and explains the “last-mile problem” of designing effective welfare programs.

Play entire video
Recorded:Apr 9    Posted:Apr 15, 2013
Download:
mp3
Fireside Chats | Apr 15, 2013 | Mike Konczal & Monica Potts

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

What Navalny Meant

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Psychopolitica newsletter publisher Nikita Petrov discuss the anti-Putin leader’s life and death and legacy.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Is the ‘Age’ Issue Old News?

playvideo screenshot

On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether a Democrat winning the special election in New York spells trouble for Trump in November.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Inside the Mind of AI

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Nora Belrose, Head of Interpretability at EleutherAI, discuss AI doomerism, whether we really want AI with human values, how AI “minds” work, and more.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Conspiracy Theories and True Fictions

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss Fast Car’s Grammy moment, evolutionary enigmas, JFK, lab leak, the ontology of nations, and more.

The DMZ

GOP Chaos

playvideo screenshot

Why are Republicans having such a hard time with immigration? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The Truth About Effective Altruism

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Rob Wiblin, host of the 80,000 Hours podcast, discuss the state of the EA movement in light of the SBF fiasco, the longtermist (r)evolution, and AI anxiety going mainstream.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

What’s next for Gaza?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and American Prestige hosts Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner discuss Israel’s plans for Palestine, Biden’s electoral difficulties, and what a left-wing foreign policy vision looks like today.

The DMZ

Rightwing Paranoia and Taylor Swift

playvideo screenshot

What’s behind the Taylor Swift/NFL conspiracy theory? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

An Israeli Looks at Gaza

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Russ Roberts, president of Shalem College in Jerusalem and host of the EconTalk podcast, discuss the war, media bias, free speech, and tribalism.