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Chris Arnade

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DO 78 - Chris Arnade w/ Ashley Colby and Anarcho-contrarian

Doomer Optimism

Ashley and AC talk to Chris about the dominance of Front Row thinking, and Ashley offers Chris use of her term "spreadsheet brain." We talk about antidotes to this kind of thinking, including the advice "don't be an asshole."    Chris Arnade @chris_arnade is the author of Dignity, a book exploring poverty, addiction, and faith in the US. He is currently walking across the cities of the world.   Anarcho-contrarian @anarcontrarian is a nostalgia-poasting Twitter Anon who is passionate about the resiliency of rural places.   Ashley Colby @rizomaschool is an Environmental Sociologist and co-founder of the Rizoma Field School in Uruguay.

1hr 20mins

29 Sep 2022

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Walking the World (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Chris Arnade)

Culturally Determined

Photographer and writer Chris Arnade talks about his project of walking across foreign cities.Recorded August 11, 2022LINKSChris's newsletter, "Walking the World"https://walkingtheworld.substack.comAryeh's conversation with Chris about his book "Dignity"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/culturally-determined/id981282353?i=1000441345930Chris's walking tipshttps://walkingtheworld.substack.com/p/how-to-walk-12-miles-a-dayFollow @Chris_arnadeFollow @AryehCW Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 12mins

30 Aug 2022

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Chris Arnade: Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America

The Investors First Podcast

Our guest today is Chris Arnade, author of the best seller Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. A Florida native, Chris was one of the first quants on Wall Street and spent 20 years as a trader before becoming disenchanted in finance’s role in the 2008 Great Financial Crisis, leading him to walk through the South Bronx and all over areas of the country that he describes as “left behind.” Chris has a way of putting the current bipolarization in the US into words as well as anyone I’ve come across. We talk about our country’s focus on quantifiable things like GDP and efficiency and lack of focus on intangible things like community, connection and religion. We also touch on the role of McDonald’s in the country, why you may need to change what you think of McDonald’s, and what he thinks is behind the mistrust of authority and others. Our local co-hosts today are Chris Cannon, CFA, and Colby Donovan, both of which are board members of CFA Orlando. Please enjoy the episode.  Follow the CFA Society of Orlando on Twitter at @CFAOrlandoFL Resources: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Paperback by Matthew Desmond Walking America: Orlando by Chris Arnade


21 Apr 2022

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Walking America and the World with Chris Arnade

Healthcare Unfiltered

Chris Arnade (@Chris_arnade), long-time writer and author of “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America,” joins the show to discuss his recent experience walking America and how his views on politics and the COVID-19 response have changed as a result. Chris shares his unique upbringing and professional background, ways in which he satisfied his early interest in long walks and what he made of these walks, and how this interest developed into touring the U.S. and photographing the people he encountered. Chadi and Chris discuss the “real America” and break down the “rows” of people in the country, how leaders have failed the lower class when it comes to COVID messaging, and many other interesting topics.Check out “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America.”https://www.amazon.com/Dignity-Seeking-Respect-Back-America/dp/0525534733Check out Chadi’s website for all Healthcare Unfiltered episodes and other content. www.chadinabhan.com/Watch all Healthcare Unfiltered episodes on Youtube. www.youtube.com/channel/UCjiJPTpIJdIiukcq0UaMFsA

1hr 17mins

15 Feb 2022

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Chris Arnade: walking across America

Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning

Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share Today’s podcast guest, erstwhile scientist and bond-trader Chris Arnade is a cultural commentator, photographer and novelist. Arnade’s father was a refugee from Nazi Germany who became an academic and settled his family in a conservative, working-class Gulf-Coast Florida town. This gives Arnade a personal understanding of America outside of the cosmopolitan coastal cities. He notes that, whereas he left Florida and completed a physics Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins, the vast majority of his high school classmates did not go to college. Eventually, he exited academia for a 20-year stint on Wall Street, before ultimately settling into a life of photography and writing.  He talks about how he was always out of place in the world of high finance due to his socialist politics, continuing a lifelong pattern of being an outsider. In 2013, Andrade began to explore the poor and working-class neighborhoods of New York City on a lark, photographing sex workers and drug addicts. Arnade’s subjects eventually expanded to include the poor and working-class more generally across the US. In particular, he began a project where he photographed people at McDonald’s all across the country, a portrait of what he termed “Back Row America” (as opposed to upper-middle-class “Front Row America”). Arnade and I talk about his peculiar position of being the target of progressive animus due to his prediction in 2016 that Donald Trump could actually win the election, based on his interaction with working-class Americans. Despite his socialist bona fides, he believes that his critics will never forgive him for being right about Trump’s popularity among the working class.  Today Arnade has a new project, walking across cities, both photographing what he sees, and writing up his impressions, back on his Substack. 


20 Jan 2022

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Arrogance of the Elites and Our Alarming Digital Future, with Chris Arnade, David Zweig, and Tracey Follows | Ep. 240

The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by David Zweig, journalist for The Atlantic, Chris Arnade, photographer and author of "Dignity," and Tracey Follows, futurist and author of "The Future of You," to talk about the CDC director continuing to tout a discredited, learning about "Back Row America," the arrogance and ignorance of the elites and "Front Row America," drug addiction in America, the values that matter to most Americans, why the Democrats and Biden are "toast" in 2022, why some in the "back row" are avoiding the vaccine, the need for community and risk-taking, our terrifying and exciting digital future, the way humans are becoming machine-readable and the tech starting to go inside of us, the ethics of new technology, deep fakes and biomarkers, what technology will mean for health in the future, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

1hr 30mins

13 Jan 2022

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Chris Arnade - Belonging Somewhere: Ep. 40

Good Faith Effort

American policymakers tend to treat faith, community and local belonging as dispensable luxuries that can and should be sacrificed to maximize some other metrics, like GDP, mobility, or net worth. What are the consequences of this kind of thinking? Is this trend reversible? How would this impact the most vulnerable among us?To unpack all of this, Rabbi Lamm spoke with Chris Arnade, the best-selling author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, to talk about why faith, tradition and community are essential elements of the good life for Americans of all sorts.


18 Aug 2021

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Ep. 59: Back Row America ft. Chris Arnade

The Insurgents

Chris Arnade, writer, photographer & author of the book “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America,” joins us to discuss the inadequate response by the government to myriad crisis, the mocking tone liberals take when discussing economic anxiety and how and why people in forgotten towns disengage from politics after years of being ignored.You can follow Chris HERE & pick up his book HERE.—Drop us a line at theinsurgentspod@gmail.com.You can also listen to the Insurgents on iTunes HERE.On Spotify HERE.On Google Podcasts HERE.And all other links are HERE.If you’d like to become a premium subscriber and gain access to premium episodes as well as our private Discord server, you can do so here: This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit theinsurgents.substack.com/subscribe

1hr 24mins

22 Feb 2021

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Ep. 18: Dignity, Poverty, Faith, & Seeking Respect in Back Row America, with Chris Arnade

The Moral Imagination

In this episode, I speak with Chris Arnade about his book "Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America". We discuss themes from his book including poverty, addiction, racism, and the value of home and place, the role of faith, and the role of McDonalds as a respite and community center. Visit https://www.themoralimagination.com/episodes/chris-arnade for show notes and resources.

1hr 40mins

25 Nov 2020

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Chris Arnade: Dignity and Faith, Loving the Back Row from the Front

Paul VanderKlay's Podcast

Chris began a journey to know and eventually to love individuals in the back row of America. It became a book which in my opinion honors many forgotten people who are part of this great country.  Chris is the author of Dignity. https://amzn.to/3p0S427 Esther O'Reilly wrote a review of it here. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/youngfogey/2019/07/book-review-dignity-chris-arnade/ Stan Vander Klay's Memoir https://amzn.to/3mXY3Df Click here to meetup with other channel viewers for conversation https://discord.gg/jdVk8XU Paul Vander Klay clips channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX0jIcadtoxELSwehCh5QTg If you want to schedule a one-on-one conversation check here. https://paulvanderklay.me/2019/08/06/converzations-with-pvk/ There is a video version of this podcast on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/paulvanderklay To listen to this on ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/paul-vanderklays-podcast/id1394314333 If you need the RSS feed for your podcast player https://paulvanderklay.podbean.com/feed/ All Amazon links here are part of the Amazon Affiliate Program. Amazon pays me a small commission at no additional cost to you if you buy through one of the product links here. This is is one (free to you) way to support my videos.  To support this channel/podcast on Paypal: https://paypal.me/paulvanderklay To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin (BTC): 37TSN79RXewX8Js7CDMDRzvgMrFftutbPo To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) qr3amdmj3n2u83eqefsdft9vatnj9na0dqlzhnx80h To support this channel/podcast with Ethereum (ETH): 0xd3F649C3403a4789466c246F32430036DADf6c62 Blockchain backup on Lbry https://lbry.tv/@paulvanderklay https://www.patreon.com/paulvanderklay Paul's Church Content at Living Stones Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh7bdktIALZ9Nq41oVCvW-A To support Paul's work by supporting his church give here. https://tithe.ly/give?c=2160640

1hr 19mins

5 Nov 2020