logo

7 February 2023

logo

Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, National Review) and Travis Waldron (Huffington Post)

On The Score, Michael and Travis analyze the possibility that the Oakland A’s may abandon their working class city to play in gilded San Francisco. Michael suggests that this is another instance of sports reflecting society, and Travis makes the case against the public funding of stadiums. Next, they do a deep dive into the vexed issue of offensive team names and mascots, notably the Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo of the Cleveland Indians. Would the Atlanta Braves by any other name smell as sweet? Noting the religious origins of the San Diego Padres, Michael emphasizes that context matters. They lament how these controversies spill into left/right culture war battles. Plus: Great sports teams names vs. awful ones.

Play entire video
Recorded:Nov 6    Posted:Nov 8, 2013
Download:
mp3
The Score | Nov 8, 2013 | Michael Brendan Dougherty & Travis Waldron

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Reckoning with Russiagate

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss recent developments in the Trump-Russia narrative and its handling in the media.

The Glenn Show

The merits of meritocracy

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and organizer Ernest Cortes debate the relationship between merit and social esteem under conditions of extreme inequality.

The DMZ

Nikki Haley for…Veep?

playvideo screenshot

On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the news that Nikki Haley is running for prez—but is she actually angling for veep? Plus: GOP disjunctions over Ukraine and on the debt limit and will Paul Pelosi conspiracy theorists apologize?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Do most Russians support the Ukraine war?

playvideo screenshot

Nikita Petrov talks about political repression, public opinion, and Kremlin propaganda in his home country.

The Glenn Show

Is another Harlem Renaissance possible?

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance writers and how they compare to the mindset of contemporary Black Studies programs.

The DMZ

Pat Buchanan Retires

playvideo screenshot

On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the legacy of the newly-retired Pat Buchanan. Plus: Is White Lotus conservative?; The debt limit showdown; and will Haley take on Trump?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

A false flag in Ukraine?

playvideo screenshot

Political scientist Ivan Katchanovski argues that the 2014 Maidan massacre was perpetrated mainly by snipers from far-right groups in hopes that the government would be blamed.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Biden’s chances in 2024

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate the odds of reelection.

The Glenn Show

The false promise of net zero emissions

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and physicist Steven Koonin discuss how the push to halt carbon emissions obscures the limits of climate science.