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||CleanHeather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner||Trump's pivot on immigration ... Will Trumpism survive Trump? ... The hard limits of Trump's campaign strategy ... Are we living during a realist Renaissance? ... The legacy of Kissinger, the realist bogeyman ... Election developments to watch for after Labor Day ...||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||How will Stephen Bannon affect Trump's campaign? ... Does Trump just want a media empire? ... Matt on how to fix the GOP ... Bill on why the system isn't rigged against Johnson and Stein ... Bill and Matt debate libertarianism ... Why is it so hard for political parties to die? ... The guys walk down DMZ memory lane ...||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Wright & Jim Lobe||Why the neocons are so anti-Trump ... Trump versus the foreign policy establishment ... Is Trump's foreign policy Jacksonian ... Are neocons flocking to Hillary? ... Why it's hard to know where Hillary stands on foreign policy ... Are Americans isolationists at heart? ... How neocons paved the way for Trump ...||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||What did Trump mean by his Second Amendment comment? ... Will the Republicans learn from 2016? ... Why Never Trumpers won't be to blame for a Trump loss ... Can The Donald break through his approval ceiling? ... Why the guys aren't sold on Evan McMullin ... Bill on the long-term damage your protest vote could do ...||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Scher & Matt K. Lewis||How Bill and Matt fared at the DNC ... Did the Dems entrap Trump with Khizr Khan? ... Has Trump hit an approval ceiling? ... Is Gary Johnson a bad libertarian? ... Why Matt may not vote ... Matt: The GOP is still salvageable ...||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & Rajiv Sethi||Can data answer, "What if Alton Sterling had been white?" ... Rajiv's critique of Roland Fryer's study on police use of force ... Why interpreting data on police shootings is so hard ... Can we choose not to act on our biases? ... Is it okay to be rude to cops? ... Why whites may be disproportionately affected by bad policing ...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Kaufman||Is pop culture worse than it used to be? ... What pop culture will stand the test of time? ... Dan critiques the Netflix model ... Why better is not always better ... What television best captures the zeitgeist today? ... Social disintegration: 1968 vs. 2016 ...||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Farley & Colin Snider||Brazil's impeachment fiasco ... ... ... and the social and political fallout ... How will this mess affect the summer Olympics? ... Causes of the economic disaster in Venezuela ... Why Bolivia's doing so well: Lithium and cocaine ... Colin's critique of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America ...||7/23/2016||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...