BhTV: The Glenn Show (audio)
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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
||CleanGlenn Loury & John McWhorter||Critiquing Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book ... Will the bubble burst on race-centric thinking? ... John pulls no punches on Coates’s writing ... The case for hope over pessimism in the black community ... Glenn: The Jim Crow era is over ...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & John Skrentny||When considering race became good business sense ... A brief history of sports and nationalism ... How Hollywood’s casting by race skirts civil rights laws ... John: Society is too diverse for a pure meritocracy ... What does Silicon Valley owe the rest of us? ...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & Mark Lilla||Reaganomics for lefties ... Mark's advice: Stop talking identity, start talking principles ... Glenn: Americans instinctually side with the police ... Obama's missed chance to downplay his life's identity narrative ... What the left can learn from establishment leadership ... How to create a post-identity intellectual movement ...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & Amy Wax||The professional fallout from Amy's recent controversial op-ed ... Rethinking the Sexual Revolution on college campuses ... How to educate the disadvantaged ... What do disadvantaged kids need? ... Glenn: Critics of meritocracy have a point ... Is affirmative action demoralizing for black students? ...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & John McWhorter||The fallout from Charlottesville ... John: What did General Lee offer humanity? ... Were Trump's press conference statements really that bad? ... Is the 'alt-left' violent? ... Weighing the threat of an alt-right uprising ...||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & Rajiv Sethi||Glenn: If not a crime, Philando Castile's death is a tragedy ... Why the NRA hasn't defended Castile, a licensed gun owner ... Rajiv: An edgy social media presence doesn't invalidate Castile's partner's testimony ... Is racial profiling ever defensible? ... Glenn on the pitfalls of jury psychology ...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & Joshua Cohen||Josh: Trump's Long Island speech insults good cops ... What does good policing look like, anyway? ... Trump's knack for racial dog-whistling ... Glenn to Dems: Trust the judicial process ... Comparing Trump's messaging to Obama's statement on Trayvon Martin ... What killed the "skinny repeal" bill? ... Why Dems should make a moral argument for public health care ...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & John McWhorter||Discussing John's new piece on race and IQ ... How to approach the standardized testing gap ... Glenn argues for more research on race and IQ ... Is there a genetic component to criminality? ... John: Culture and home environment matter ... Is impeaching Trump a bad idea? ...||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Loury & Harold Pollack||The importance of political literature ... Václav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless” ... When is civil disobedience justified? ... Is Trump an illegitimate president? ... Debating whether Trumpism is like McCarthyism ... How ideology obscures the truth ... Lies, damn lies, and the stories Trump tells ...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you to Glenn, John M., and some of the other contributors for thrilling my mind and broadening my understanding. Listening to the ongoing conversation between Glenn and John is a privilege that I look forward to listening to as soon as it is released. I just listened to Ta-Nehesi Coates read "Between the World and Me" and kept coming back to their astute critiques of the work. Thank you for everything. You've won my heart.
Deep, thoughtful, insightful conversations about current issues.
What a refreshing change it is to hear intelligent people discussing ideas rather than talking heads yelling past each other.
Elevate the narratives - thinking not optional!
I really love this show and listen to each episode as it is released. The discourse is so far beyond the yap we are generally exposed to via our standard news outlets. I appreciate that Glenn tries to play devil's advocate and that John and Glenn both show minds open to influence from new information or thinking. I've had my own positions pushed around and am happy for it. Thanks for putting out a quality podcast for thinking people.