podcasts

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  • A Night at the Garden (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Marshall Curry)
    Marshall's Oscar-nominated documentary short, A Night at the Garden ... The German American Bund and its leader, Fritz Kuhn ... A Nazi rally and a Trump rally ... The Jewish protester who ran on stage ... The return of "America First" ... Marshall's 2005 documentary on Cory Booker's mayoral run, Street Fight ... Marshall: Booker is not a phony ... Will the stain of New Jersey corruption stick to Booker? ...
  • Adolescent Politics (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Kaufman)
    Dan's recent essay, "Adolescent Politics" ... Dan: Social media has turned the world into a high school cafeteria ... Shouldn't stand-up comics be bad people? ... Trump, Exhibit A of the adolescent id ... The (largely pointless) college activism of the 1980s ... Why Aryeh kept his mouth shut about Jussie Smollett ... Reasons for optimism and pessimism ... How Joan Didion helped inspire Dan's essay ...
  • Talent: A Novel (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Juliet Lapidos)
    Juliet's new novel, Talent ... How Juliet created her creatively blocked main character ... Different ways that authors show their hands ... Against lifehacking ... The eternal tension between artists and scholars ... On having written a novel that will never be optioned by Hollywood ... The two type of academics in fiction ...
  • Wit's End (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & James Geary)
    James's new book, Wit's End ... In defense of puns ... The science behind why jokes are pleasurable ... James: Wit can make you laugh, but it always makes you think ... The benign violation theory of humor ... Great wits of yesterday and today ... Wit as a weapon of the powerless ... Juggling as a physical form of wit ...
  • Harry Potter, Socialism, and Neoliberalism (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Riley Quinn)
    Riley's recent article in Jacobin, "Politics Is Not Harry Potter" ... Nostalgia and neoliberalism ... Is the ideology of the Potter books neoliberal or aristocratic? ... The fantasy of defeating the "final evil" ... Why does J.K. Rowling hate Jeremy Corbyn? ...
  • The Best a Man Can Be (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Bill Gullan)
    Brand consultant Bill on Gillette's controversial new ad on masculinity ... Bill explains what a brand consultant does ... Why Gillette took a big risk ... Was a conservative backlash part of Gillette's plan? ... Was the ad a success? ... Pepsi's disastrous political ad and Nike's successful political ad ...
  • My Affair with the Intellectual Dark Web (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Meghan Daum)
    Meghan's essay on the Intellectual Dark Web, "Nuance: A Love Story" ... How Bloggingheads led Meghan to the IDW ... The Rubin Report, the IDW's salon room ... Why Meghan described IDWers as her "new friends" ... Adam Carolla, Howard Stern, and the spirit of transgression ... Why Jordan Peterson arouses such passions ... Is the IDW just a way to avoid confronting Trump? ... Has the word "fuck" lost its bite? ...
  • Ruby Ridge and George H.W. Bush's Dog (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Ruth Graham)
    Ruth's podcast about Ruby Ridge, Standoff ... The key mistakes the Weavers and the government made ... Vicki Weaver, the driving force behind the family's radical beliefs ... How the crisis on Ruby Ridge escalated and was resolved ... Comparing the '90s militia movement and today's far right ... What lessons did the government learn about standoffs? ... The nation fell in love with Sully, George H.W. Bush's devoted dog... ... ...and then the nation got mad at Ruth for popping the Sully bubble ...
  • The Dissident Right (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Dave Donovan)
    Dave's place on the "dissident right" ... Aryeh denies being a leftist ... Explaining "NPC," the hot new political insult ... Jordan Peterson and social alienation ... Housing is expensive and consumer goods are cheap ... Why do conservatives dominate political YouTube? ... Going extreme on YouTube: bloodsports and superchat ... Are liberals hypocrites on climate change, college admissions, and privilege? ... The appeal of Tucker Carlson to the far right ...
  • Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Star Wars (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Kaufman)
    What ever happened to Generation X? ... Cataloging what made Millennials the way they are ... The secret connection between Boomers and Millennials ... Dan explains why Gen X is more apolitical ... Bad Millennials vs. Good Millennials ... Assessing the state of Star Wars ... The surprising reason why Dan came to like The Last Jedi ... Aryeh argues in favor of the democratization of the Force ... The many sins of Solo ...

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