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Steve’s new book, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters ... Are humans inherently logical? ... What is “motivated reasoning”? ... How attribution error distorts our public discourse ... How Steve deals with criticism of his work ... Bob’s defense of whataboutism ... Did evolution make us moral—or at least moralistic? ...…
 
Dara's new book, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present ... Anne Frank, Jewish self-erasure, and the actual lessons of the Holocaust ... Unique features of Jewish literature and history ... The case for Jewish anger ... The myth of Jewish immigrants' names being changed at Ellis Island ... Debating Shylock ... The dark truth behind t…
 
Dara's new book, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present ... Anne Frank, Jewish self-erasure, and the actual lessons of the Holocaust ... Unique features of Jewish literature and history ... The case for Jewish anger ... The myth of Jewish immigrants' names being changed at Ellis Island ... Debating Shylock ... The dark truth behind t…
 
Trump finally crosses the line for Mickey (again) ... Why is Trump threatening to undermine Republicans in the midterms? ... Mickey: It’s smart politics to dump the child tax credit ... Are some of Dave Chappelle’s jokes antisemitic? ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s less-than-flattering appraisal of Colin Kaepernick ... Is Steve Bannon going to jail? ... …
 
John's linguistic adventure in Brighton Beach ... The complex racial and economic dynamics of redlining ... The problem with John's NYT "megaphone" ... A progress report on Glenn's memoir ... The temptations of playing to the crowd ... What, if anything, does it mean to be "authentically black"? ... Taking "systemic racism" seriously ...…
 
Aryeh's new YouTube channel ... The early technological innovations of Bloggingheads ... Bloggingheads's curatorial principles ... How the #Resistance media further alienated Trump supporters ... Is journalistic neutrality an obsolete concept? ... Why did the "cool kids" in the US media get the Iraq invasion so wrong? ... The powers and limitations…
 
A new YouTube channel for Culturally Determined ... Meet the man who tweets as William Shakespeare ... The most secret and most grave truths of @Wwm_Shakespeare ... Spying a kind of hope in Shakespearean ambiguity ... Have you heard the joke about the old lady who reads Hamlet for the first time? ... Productions that hold, as 'twere, the mirror up …
 
A new YouTube channel for Culturally Determined ... Meet the man who tweets as William Shakespeare ... The most secret and most grave truths of @Wwm_Shakespeare ... Spying a kind of hope in Shakespearean ambiguity ... Have you heard the joke about the old lady who reads Hamlet for the first time? ... Productions that hold, as 'twere, the mirror up …
 
Joe Manchin’s infrastructure shell game ... The Monty Hall problem explained ... What does Bernie want from the infrastructure deal? ... If the Taliban collapses, can Biden count it as a win? ... The exaggerated claims about China’s “incursion” into Taiwan’s "airspace" ... Should we gird ourselves for a Trump 2024 run? ... Why isn’t Biden giving mo…
 
The post-Vietnam reevaluation of the Cold War ... David: Academic historians largely have abandoned the idea of objective truth ... Were black people really excluded from the New Deal? ... The fortunes of black veterans after WWII ... Why redlining doesn't tell the whole story about the racial wealth gap ... Why the Chicago Defender endorsed FDR in…
 
Sam's new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War ... The murky legal standing of the Forever War ... Obama’s transition from traditional war to “humane” war ... Are presidents incentivized to keep war going forever? ... Sam: The true face of war is domination, control, and security ... How Vietnam changed the US’s ap…
 
Gershom's new book, War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East ... How Gershom rediscovered forgotten heroes from Bletchley Park ... Fascist mythology and Italian colonialism ... The strategic importance of the North African front ... Debunking the myth of Rommel as a military genius and "go…
 
Gershom's new book, War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East ... How Gershom rediscovered forgotten heroes from Bletchley Park ... Fascist mythology and Italian colonialism ... The strategic importance of the North African front ... Debunking the myth of Rommel as a military genius and "go…
 
Reconstructing Pelosi’s infrastructure dealmaking ... Does Biden actually need both infrastructure bills to pass? ... Time for some game theory (to explain infrastructure negotiations) ... Positive pandemic news: Declining US case rates, Merck’s new drug ... Is Havana Syndrome real? ... Mickey: We should have empathy for whites who fear being repla…
 
Some posh new (temporary) digs for The Glenn Show ... The challenges and liberties of John's NY Times gig ... John's efforts to help mount an unproduced black opera ... The deracialization of "motherfucker" ... The erotics and economics of Billions ... Why John didn't support Eric Adams for NYC mayor ... What undermined the potential of the Obama y…
 
Matt and Chris's podcast, Decoding the Gurus ... What makes a guru a guru? ... Are we living in an age of secular gurus? ... Chris: I have an issue with "unevenly applied" skepticism ... Scott Adams's selectively "pro-science" stance ... Eric and Bret Weinstein's grievance-based worldviews ... Is self-aggrandizement a Weinstein family trait? ... Th…
 
How #MeToo shaped Jacques's new book, The Philip Roth We Don't Know ... Jacques: Roth aimed to obliterate the critic ... Is it unethical to write a nasty fictionalization of an ex? ... Three levels of analysis of the misogynist charge ... Fiction and morality ... Roth's underexamined ideas about the existence of the self ... The fallout from the se…
 
How #MeToo shaped Jacques's new book, The Philip Roth We Don't Know ... Jacques: Roth aimed to obliterate the critic ... Is it unethical to write a nasty fictionalization of an ex? ... Three levels of analysis of the misogynist charge ... Fiction and morality ... Roth's underexamined ideas about the existence of the self ... The fallout from the se…
 
Pelosi preps for infrastructure vote with trouble all around ... The cost of zero sum politics: the wrath of the voters ... Throwing Biden into the ash heap of history ... What do Manchin & Sinema really want? ... Is Mickey feeling schadenfreude over Biden’s Haitian immigrant debacle? ... Bob worries that Biden seems vibrant enough to run for re-el…
 
Subscribe to The Glenn Show on YouTube ... The origins of Bloggingheads ... Non-zero-sum thinking on the global stage ... Bob: We’re not focusing on the most pressing foreign policy dilemmas ... Bridging the globalist vs. nationalist divide ... Could more cognitive empathy ease racial tensions? ... Changes afoot for The Glenn Show and Bloggingheads…
 
Sophie's exploration of the use and misuse of "the Irish goodbye" ... The strange joy of watching a Picasso painting fall to the ground ... NFTs and the question of authentication ... What makes an object a valuable collectible? ... Sophie investigates the hidden melodies of subways ... The pathos of lost pet signs ...…
 
Sophie's exploration of the use and misuse of "the Irish goodbye" ... The strange joy of watching a Picasso painting fall to the ground ... NFTs and the question of authentication ... What makes an object a valuable collectible? ... Sophie investigates the hidden melodies of subways ... The pathos of lost pet signs ...…
 
Mickey proposes a parking garage-based theory of everything ... Bob’s plan for passing Biden’s "soft infrastructure" bill ... Mickey does some Monday morning quarterbacking for Larry Elder ... Bob’s near-death experience with British food ... Was Mickey truly “in it to win it” in his Senate race? ... Were Mark Milley's calls to China justified? ...…
 
Daniel’s new podcast. American Prestige ... Did the US needlessly prolong the Cold War? ... Daniel: The Cold War actually limited political liberty within the US ... The cultural logic of American empire ... Global inequities and existential threats ... The spiritual challenges of climate change ... Glenn: Capitalism is “the natural order of things…
 
Katie's recent essay, "Nickelodeon’s Generational Divide" ... Children's entertainment that didn't pander ... The early '90s as a midpoint in the shifting cultural battle of kids vs. parents ... The ultimate childhood dream: the Super Toy Run ... The people behind Nick's creative ferment ... Aryeh's brief childhood encounter with Nickelodeon stars …
 
Katie's recent essay, "Nickelodeon’s Generational Divide" ... Children's entertainment that didn't pander ... The early '90s as a midpoint in the shifting cultural battle of kids vs. parents ... The ultimate childhood dream: the Super Toy Run ... The people behind Nick's creative ferment ... Aryeh's brief childhood encounter with Nickelodeon stars …
 
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