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Smart people talking, mostly about politics, but sometimes about other stuff.
||Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry||What's ailing black men in America? ... Robert: The "discipline gap" is not just about racism ... A vicious cycle of "angry young men" ... The evolution of Robert's beliefs ... Robert's remedy: Stable work and education ... The great debate: Is this a problem with policy solutions? ...||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Judith Shulevitz||The problem with "safe spaces" ... Bob: Taboos exist for a reason ... Trigger warnings and hate-speech codes on campus ... When "Je Suis Charlie" makes people feel vulnerable ... The line between criticism and censorship ... Why are we having this debate right now? ...||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||Matt defends Israel's spying on Iran talks ... Who's most at fault in the Bibi-Barack brouhaha? ... Neocons slam Jeb Bush over James Baker ... Bill recalls Reagan's moderated hawkishness on Iran ... Should we expect a kinder, gentler Ted Cruz? ... Bill: Cruz is vulnerable to an attack on his resume ...||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Graeme Wood||Graeme's blockbuster article on ISIS ... Debating whether ISIS is "very Islamic" ... Who defines what Islam means? ... ISIS's scriptural analysis ... Graeme: Sending ground troops would be a terrible idea ... What ISIS really wants journalists to say about it ...||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Horgan & Neuroskeptic||Neuroskeptic explains why he stays anonymous ... Is science broken? ... How to reform scientific research ... Why neuroimaging likely won't help cure mental illness ... Serotonin, oxytocin, and our limited neurochemical knowledge ... Why you'll never be able to "upload" your consciousness ...||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Scott Shaffer||Evaluating the "miracle of Minneapolis" ... Scott on how to improve the Twin Cities ... Rebranding the Upper Midwest as "North" ... The Mall of America and the simulacrum of public space ... Embrace the bitter cold! ... Lumbersexuality, Minnesota's gift to American culture ...||3/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kevin Glass & John Tabin||John recaps his trip to Israel ... Israel's complex party system ... Appealing to Israel's "undecideds" ... What the next government will look like ... Why American conservatives love Bibi... ... ...and why Obama really, really doesn't ...||3/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Daniel Strauss & Matt Fuller||GOP split over increasing military spending ... Who might realistically replace Boehner? ... How the "drip, drip, drip" doomed Aaron Schock ... Dems tussle over the open Senate seat in Maryland ... Never tweet? ... Political implications of new video livstreaming app Meerkat ...||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Yousef Munayyer||Why Netanyahu's win is good for Palestine ... Yousef: Israel isn't paying any costs for the occupation ... Moving from "land for peace" to "rights for peace" ... Would Israeli Jews ever accept a one-state solution? ... Practical implementation of a right to return ... The limited virtue of working through the UN ...||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||Walker hires and fires Liz Mair within 24 hours ... The weird politics of ethanol ... Analyzing the Israeli election ... Matt: Netanyahu combines toughness and cosmopolitanism ... Aaron Schock's Downfall Abbey ... Manly violence and the NFL's health crisis ...||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Lots of Potential
Great authors and commentators. Exciting concept. Unfortunately, some episodes have such annoying technical difficulties (usually feedback) that I can't finish listening to them. For some reason every speaker tries to be funny. Nine times out of ten the joke fails and kills the momentum. It may feel akward but please just get to the good stuff right off the bat instead of struggling to begin a show with something humorous. I look forward to this podcast getting sharper and better produced!
a hidden gem?
Rob Wright & Mickey Kaus are dynamite, and the concept in general is worthy. But the audio is out of balance. Needs a little post production to get both speakers at the same level...
Just awesome. Smart people talking about intelligent things. Conversations are not a bunch of talking points. I prefer to watch the video version at bloggingheads.tv but that is just me. I can't saying enough about bloggingheads.tv its simply wonderful.