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||What have you been proven right about over the last 10 years?||For our tenth anniversary, we asked some of the BhTV's oldest friends to reflect on the past decade. In this montage: Heather Hurlburt, John Horgan, Michelle Goldberg, Sarah Posner, David Corn, Andrew Sullivan, Megan McArdle, John McWhorter, Bill Scher, Matt Lewis, David Frum, Glenn Loury, and Matthew Yglesias.||11/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||Woodrow Wilson's complicated legacy ... Bill: Wilson did not defend the KKK ... Did Wilson actually praise Birth of a Nation? ... The intellectual origins of Matt's book, Too Dumb to Fail ... Edmund Burke's lessons for left and right ... Matt: Ronald Reagan was much smarter than people know ...||11/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Have you learned anything over the last 10 years?||For our tenth anniversary, we asked some of the BhTV's oldest friends to reflect on the past decade. In this montage: David Corn, Ann Althouse, Matthew Yglesias, Glenn Loury, Andrew Sullivan, Michelle Goldberg, George Johnson, Heather Hurlburt, John McWhorter, John Horgan, Bill Scher, David Frum, Megan McArdle, and Sarah Posner.||11/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Betsy Woodruff & Daniel Strauss||The grand tradition of political grandstanding ... Why did the Paris attacks become solely about refugees? ... Hashing out conservative views on immigration ... How paranoia about terrorism can be lethal ... Betsy's controversial take on Thanksgiving food ... Will the new Star Wars disappoint us all? ...||11/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Farley & Daniel Nexon||Turkey shoots down Russian fighter jet ... Dan: Russia's muscle-flexing is self-defeating ... Turkey and Russia's real strategic aims in Syria ... Worst-case scenarios ... Is this all Obama's fault? ... "Fantasies" of arming moderate Syrian rebels ...||11/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||Cruz and Rubio start to go after each other ... Bill: Rubio's anti-Cruz strategy is flawed ... How Jeb could skate through ... Paris attacks create opening for Trump's "bluster" ... Matt criticizes both sides on the refugee question ... Fear vs. facts on Syrian refugees ...||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Glenn Loury & John McWhorter||Assessing the new wave of campus protests ... What the students get right and wrong about free speech ... A defense of mockery ... Glenn to protesters: Don't throw a fit, make an argument! ... "Painful truth" on faculty diversity ... Crime on campus and the profiling of black students ...||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Daniel Strauss & Nick Gass||The "mad rush" to block Syrian refugees from the US ... Do the refugees pose a threat? ... Why the media paid more attention to Paris than to Beirut ... Race, protest, and free speech at Mizzou ... The power of a college football team ... Missouri's vexed racial history ...||11/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||Will it come down to Rubio vs. Cruz? ... Bill: Bush can win by following Kerry's '04 playbook ... Matt: Rubio needs a "Rev. Wright speech" on immigration ... The most negative political ad in history? ... Bill counters Dem panic on down-ballot losses… ... …but Matt says Dems are right to be worried ...||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner||Foreign policy's diversity problem ... Do GOP voters like Rand Paul's non-interventionism? ... The Republican base's trust issues ... American-style polarization goes global ... Why the United Kingdom probably won't leave the EU ... RIP BRICs? ...||11/12/2015||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!
This is an excellent podcast for individuals who are looking for substantive discussions on a range of interesting topics. Robert Wright has an amazing mind and soul.
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...