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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.
||CleanThe “Starbucks and Swimming Pool” Problem (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)||Revisiting the "Starbucks and swimming pool" problem ... A new soft bigotry of low expectations? ... Glenn: Some so-called microaggressions are in fact justified ... John: When I'm microagressed against, I feel superior ... The Nation magazine's racially controversial poem ... John calls Jordan Peterson "kind of sinister" ... The experience of being the only black person at a conference ...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Racial Dissenter at Columbia (Glenn Loury & Coleman Hughes)||Why Coleman dissents from the racial orthodoxy at Columbia University ... Why is race America's most radioactive topic? ... Social injustice vs. cosmic injustice ... The allure of racial grievance ... Does the black community need better public policies or just self-help? ... What's the point of affirmative action these days? ... The case against Columbia's "Great Books" curriculum ...||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebating Trump's Intelligence (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)||John: Trump has the brain of a 13-year-old boy ... Glenn: Trump will be viewed as more effective than Obama ... Is Trump an idiot? A savant? ... Glenn: Clarence Thomas is a symbol of African-American excellence ... John wishes Thomas wasn't silent at oral argument ... Critiquing the black intelligentsia ... How big of a problem is the "Starbucks and swimming pools" problem? ...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncarceration, Crime, and Race (Glenn Loury & Adaner Usmani)||Public sentiment and punitive policy on crime ... Glenn and Adaner on crime in America vs. Northern Europe ... Democracy's effect on criminal justice policy ... Does the "New Jim Crow" cause higher incarceration? ... Glenn puts on the hat of a Trump voter on crime and race ... Adaner explains poverty's relationship to crime ... The spectrum of moral culpability and choice ... Adaner responds to Glenn asking if a welfare state would reduce crime ...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Glenn a member of the Intellectual Dark Web? (Glenn Loury & Bret Weinstein)||What is the Intellectual Dark Web, and does Glenn belong in it? ... The IDW’s proximity to the alt-right ... Bret: The IDW’s commitment to truth supersedes ideology ... Does civility in argument still matter? ... How Trump baits the left into defending the indefensible ... Bret: The Democratic Party rigged the 2016 primary ...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the "black experience"? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)||Does John have “light skinned” privilege? ... Why marrying out-of-race is a loaded issue in the black community ... How anger at structural racism becomes blinding ... John: What makes black oppression in 20th century America unique? ... Why identity built around victimhood is the modern way ... Roseanne Barr and the significance of punching up or down ...||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Glenn Loury & Amy Wax)||Why even the "hard sciences" are vulnerable to identity politics intrusion ... Glenn and Amy interpret Raj Chetty’s study on race and social mobility ... Is the proverbial “boys’ club” limiting women’s professional opportunities? ... Amy: Students have a choice in how they react to challenges ... Amy’s take on maternal leave and professional parity ... Should university funders influence class curricula? ...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)||Are Glenn and John part of the "Intellectual Dark Web"? ... The Starbucks incident and other racist affronts ... John: Microaggressions can't keep me down ... Glenn says his ideological opponents know they're holding a losing hand ... Glenn: Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a "racist screed" about Kanye ... What was Kanye trying to say about slavery? ... Trump as rapper ... Has Trump done anything for black Americans? ...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Tax Law's Winners and Losers (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)||Democrats and Republicans spin Trump’s tax overhaul ... Why does Paul Krugman think the bill is regressive? ... Larry gives the bill a final grade of B- ... Larry’s plan to make food stamps more equitable and accessible ... Why no one is talking about the deficit ... Corporation are legal fictions: why tax them? ...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)||Glenn recaps the Amy Wax affirmative action controversy ... John’s take on the delicate issue of racial performance disparity ... When does representation supersede qualification? ... The potential drawbacks of affirmative action in higher education ... Why John reluctantly agrees with UPenn Law’s decision ...||3/28/2018||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.