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Daniel Kaufman

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Latest 9 Oct 2021 | Updated Daily

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MTV Turns 40?! (w/ Jay Jeffers and Daniel Kaufman)

Sophia

Jay Jeffers (The Partially Examined Life) and Dan Kaufman discuss the beginnings of MTV and their recollections of it, on this 40th anniversary of the music channel. 3:40 - Aug 1 marks the 40th Anniversary of the launching of MTV in its “original iteration.” 6:20 - How Jay and Dan first got into KISS 13:30 - Jay and Dan discuss their personal histories with MTV / The importance of “Thriller.” 34:30 - Was MTV the beginning or the end of something? The 80’s vs. the 90’s. The impact of the Cold War. 51:30 - The atomization of music audiences and the fracturing of youth culture. 59:50 - Youth culture, social capital, and power. 1:18:25 - David Bowie confronts MTV on black representation on the channel. Links: Rob Tannenbaum’s, I Want My MTV (2012). https://www.amazon.com/Want-My-MTV-Uncensored-Revolution/dp/0452298563 Why MTV doesn’t show music videos anymore. https://slate.com/business/2013/08/why-mtv-doesn-t-show-music-videos-but-does-show-the-vmas.html David Bowie on black representation on MTV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiVzIr8Qg&ab_channel=MTVNews Jay at the Partially Examined Life. https://partiallyexaminedlife.com/author/jay-jeffers/ The Buggles, “Video Killed the Radio Star.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs&ab_channel=TheBugglesVEVO Molly Ringwald on the cover of Time magazine in 1986. http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/1986/1101860526_400.jpg Dan's essay on “OK Boomer.” https://theelectricagora.com/2019/11/08/ok-boomer/

1hr 32mins

16 Aug 2021

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Free Speech and Academic Freedom in 2020 (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)

MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

A new home for Sophia ... The (latest) defenestration of Kathleen Stock ... How sincere are pro-trans rights public intellectuals? ... Justin Weinberg's essay on the Kathleen Stock incident ... David: "It's the squishy middles that are gonna kill us" ... Dan: deplatforming people on social media is effectively censorship ... The death of public discourse and the rise of Trump ... How consensus crumbles ... David: we should get rid of the harm principle ...

1hr

10 Feb 2021

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Free Speech and Academic Freedom in 2020 (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)

MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

A new home for Sophia ... The (latest) defenestration of Kathleen Stock ... How sincere are pro-trans rights public intellectuals? ... Justin Weinberg's essay on the Kathleen Stock incident ... David: "It's the squishy middles that are gonna kill us" ... Dan: deplatforming people on social media is effectively censorship ... The death of public discourse and the rise of Trump ... How consensus crumbles ... David: we should get rid of the harm principle ...

1hr

10 Feb 2021

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Free Speech and Academic Freedom in 2020 (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)

MeaningofLife.tv

A new home for Sophia ... The (latest) defenestration of Kathleen Stock ... How sincere are pro-trans rights public intellectuals? ... Justin Weinberg's essay on the Kathleen Stock incident ... David: "It's the squishy middles that are gonna kill us" ... Dan: deplatforming people on social media is effectively censorship ... The death of public discourse and the rise of Trump ... How consensus crumbles ... David: we should get rid of the harm principle ...

1hr

10 Feb 2021

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The Cultural Contradictions of Conservatism (Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight)

MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

Kevin's book, Education in the Marketplace ... Dan and Kevin's concern for Coleman Hughes' intellectual freedom ... How young is too young for movement conservatism? ... What was the Intellectual Dark Web? ... The IDW's central contradiction ... How Dan got involved with the conservative movement ... ... ... and why he left it ... Dan's advice to Hughes: don't trust the movement ...

1hr

4 Jan 2021

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The Cultural Contradictions of Conservatism (Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight)

MeaningofLife.tv

Kevin's book, Education in the Marketplace ... Dan and Kevin's concern for Coleman Hughes' intellectual freedom ... How young is too young for movement conservatism? ... What was the Intellectual Dark Web? ... The IDW's central contradiction ... How Dan got involved with the conservative movement ... ... ... and why he left it ... Dan's advice to Hughes: don't trust the movement ...

1hr

4 Jan 2021

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The Cultural Contradictions of Conservatism (Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight)

MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

Kevin's book, Education in the Marketplace ... Dan and Kevin's concern for Coleman Hughes' intellectual freedom ... How young is too young for movement conservatism? ... What was the Intellectual Dark Web? ... The IDW's central contradiction ... How Dan got involved with the conservative movement ... ... ... and why he left it ... Dan's advice to Hughes: don't trust the movement ...

1hr

4 Jan 2021

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Daniel Kaufman on the Problems in Philosophy

Big Ideas

Daniel Kaufman (@ElectricAgora) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the various problems in philosophy.

1hr 10mins

9 Feb 2020

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Kaufman)

Culturally Determined

Initial reactions to The Rise of Skywalker ... Aryeh: The movie's problems start in the first ten seconds ... The bizarre revelation of Rey's parentage ... Kylo Ren's sudden personality change ... Did the finale violate a central rule of the Star Wars universe? ... Why the Marvel movies mostly worked and the new trilogy mostly didn't ... Dan: Massive corporations plus social media blowback have ruined these films ... Speculating on the future of the saga ...

1hr

3 Jan 2020

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OK Boomer (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Kaufman)

Culturally Determined

Explaining the wildly popular "ok boomer" meme ... Why Dan is both critical of and sympathetic toward "ok boomer" ... The Marxist critique of woke capitalism ... Twitter users offer bad life advice given by Boomers ... Do today's young people have a chip on their shoulders? ... Dan: We're still trying to develop a theoretical understanding of the Internet ... Why do college students seem to be more afraid of debate? ...

1hr

15 Nov 2019

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