By David Sehat
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A podcast about ideas, politics, and culture. Each episode, David Sehat and his guests break down the questions of the day with a bigger picture perspective. If you want engaging discussion with interesting thinkers, welcome to MindPop. About the host: David Sehat normally teaches history at Georgia State University but this year is the John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford. He is also the author of The Jefferson Rule (2015) and The Myth of American Religious Freedom (2011).
||CleanMindPop 40: HAL 9000||w/ Tim Hwang||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 39: Solitude||w/ Ina Bergmann||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 38: Network Error||w/Phil Howard||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 37: Truth and Post-Truth||w/ Nadia Hilliard||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 36: A Conservative Revolution||w/ Tom Cutterham||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 35: Black Humanism, Black Struggle||w/ Anthony Pinn||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 34: Taking a Knee||w/ Gretchen Long||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 33: Politics and Hope||w/ Richard King||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 32: Disaster Politics||w/ Gareth Davies||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 31: Ideas and Progress||w/ Daniel Walker Howe||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 30: What is religious freedom?||w/ Tisa Wenger||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 29: What is an evangelical?||w/ Melani McAlister||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 28: What is the Religious Left?||w/ Marie Griffith||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 27: What is a fact if no one listens?||w/ Besheer Mohamed||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 26: Was America a Christian nation?||w/ Peter Manseau||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 25: Is this the midlife crisis?||w/ Ben Wise||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 24: Originalist Fallacies||w/ David Sehat||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 23: Is common ground possible?||w/ Martha S. Jones||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 22: Where is blackness now?||w/ Christopher Cameron||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 21: Where is the Left now? Part 4||w/ Andrew Hartman||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 20: Where is the Left now? Part 3||w/ Sarah Leonard||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 19: Where is the Left now? Part 2||w/ Bhaskar Sunkara||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 18: Where is conservatism now? Part 3||w/ Kevin den Dulk||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 17: Where is conservatism now? Part 2||w/ Nicole Hemmer||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 16: Where is conservatism now?||w/ Daniel McCarthy||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 15: How does change happen?||w/ Michael Todd Landis||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 14: Is the planet doomed?||w/ Kim Cobb||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 13: The Republican Party, from Reagan to Trump||w/ David Sehat||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 12: Has American Zionism failed?||w/ Marni Davis||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 11: Should scientists march?||w/ Joshua Weitz||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 10: Is the college classroom dead?||w/ Jeff Young||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 9: What is it between Mormons and Trump?||w/ Ryan Rowberry||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 8: Is constitutional originalism legitimate?||w/ H. Robert Baker||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 7: Is this what decline looks like?||w/ Jake Selwood||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 6: Has identity politics wrecked liberalism?||w/ Mike O'Connor||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 5: Will machines supplant the human?||w/ Greg Mohler||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 4: Is big data a force for good?||w/ Joy Rohde||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 3: Where is the Left now?||w/ Andrew Hartman||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 2: Is isolationism the way forward?||w/ Christopher McKnight Nichols||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindPop 1: Is evangelicalism in crisis?||w/ Molly Worthen||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Mind = Popped!
Interesting discussions of bigger picture subjects that anchor contemporary events. David Sehat has a definite "take" but is fair, and thoughtful. He also has a good podcast voice and is comfortable doing it, which goes a long way.
Philosophical and intellectually stimulating
An excellent podcast that continually challenges its listener - at the same time, David Sehat will often take the time to explain what may be unfamiliar concepts or academic arguments as they relate to the topic-at-hand. In the wake of the recent U.S. election, it would be easy (perhaps too easy) to focus exclusively on the impact of the Trump Presidency, but this podcast expands its views to deal with contemporary political, technological, and, at times, philosophical issues in modern society, often with particular attention to historical circumstances.
Food for thought
Some podcasts are a pleasant surprise- this is one of them. Deep thinkers talk about how their work connects to world events and technological advancements. They give their insights into what's going on in the world today, giving a much more informed and nuanced take than you normally get. David Sehat keeps them on track and presses them to attempt to answer the hard questions- the ones everyone wants answers to. Good stuff.