Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
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I've Had Better. [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.
01: John Gottman - How to Be a Master of Relationship. Welcome! My guest today is Dr. John Gottman, one of the world's leading experts on how to have an amazing relationship. He and his wife Julie currently operate The Gottman Institute in Seattle, offering numerous resources and training. Join us for a deep dive into their work! Dr. Gottman’s findings are largely based on the conclusions he has made over many years of research and observations of couples. He and his team have how to be a master (and avoid being a disaster) at relationship. Dr. Gottman discusses the following topics: “The Sound Relationship House” - what is the foundation for a relationship that lasts? Learn the importance of having high expectations in relationship, and also uncover ways in which what you'd *think* would be good for your relationship is actually counterproductive. Dr. Gottman identifies Styles of Confronting Conflict: Volatile, Validating, and Conflict-Avoiding. All of these conflict styles can lead to successful relationships. Learn what to do if you and your partner are mismatched in your conflict style. Dr. Gottman discusses “bids” we make with our partner as an attempt to connect. Are you a "yes" to your partner's bids? Are they a yes to yours? “Bids” that fail are often the beginnings of conflict. How do things change if you start paying attention and responding to your partner's bids in a positive way? Mindfulness is the key to noticing these bids and avoiding conflict. “Small Things Often” - a reminder to turn toward these bids in the small moments of life. Dr. Gottman's concept of startup is a way of thinking about what you bring to your interactions with your partner. Do you start in a place that's already positive, and thinking highly of your partner? Or do you start in a place where you are suspecting the worst of your partner? Build up your emotional bank account with small compliments (deposits). According to John, there are three phases of any relationship: Falling in Love (initial), Building Trust (middle), and Cherishing Your Partner (long-term intimacy). What phase are you in? The key to success is using strategies that are appropriate for where you are in your relationship. The key to more sex is having the freedom to say "no" without being punished for it. If refusing sex can actually have a positive payoff, then it will actually lead to a couple having a more satisfying (and frequent) sex life. Do you ever wonder how to make a good relationship GREAT? Focus on cherishing your partner. What if YOU are the only partner who wants to make changes? Can you make a difference? Absolutely. Learn how shifts in your approach can have a profound affect on your relationship. The key to success in a relationship isn't that nothing bad ever happens. It's how well you as a couple learn how to repair after those things occur. John discusses how you can learn to repair, and the positive effects that has on long-term relationships. Do you know how to decide if you’re in a bad relationship? When you're with your partner, are you at your best? Or are you veering off towards your worst? Gottman offers this simple guideline for how to know whether to stay or go. Also what to think about BEFORE you decide that you're on the wrong path. Join us for these topics and more. Dr. Gottman has practical information that can improve your relationship TODAY! Links and Resources: What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by Dr. John Gottman The Gottman Institute, Seattle www.gottman.com www.neilsattin.com/gottman (visit to download a .pdf of this episode guide along with John Gottman's "Dreams in Conflict" exercise to help couples who seem to have irreconcilable differences. You can also text “PASSION” to 33444 for instructions on how to download the guide. If you download the guide within the first week of this show's airing, you will also qualify for a chance to win a free signed copy of Dr. Gottman’s book "What Makes Love Last".) The Relationship Alive Community on Facebook Amazing intro/outro music provided courtesy of: The Railsplitters - Check them Out!
Rahul Moodgal - Master Fund Raiser (Capital Allocators, EP.87). Rahul Moodgal has spent 20 years as a fund raiser across long only strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, customized solutions, start-ups, and non-profits. Collectively, Rahul has raised and helped raise $60 billion for firms since 2005. He started his career in the industry at powerhouse TT International, and later joined The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) where he led the marketing effort that raised $20 billion in just 3½ years. Within TCI’s affiliate model, Rahul also was responsible for the largest India fund raise in history ($1 billion for TCI New Horizon Fund), and the largest sector fund launch in history ($1.1 billion for Algebris Investments). Our conversation covers capital raising lessons learned from teaching, the value of transparency, the gold rush before 2008, the lean times afterwards, modern fee structures, the three key points to effective marketing, the three traits that will kill you, the two biggest issues start-up funds face, the best questions asked by leading allocators, and some of the worst horror stories in attempted capital raising. We close comparing by fund raising for charities and investment firms. Learn More Discuss show and Read the Transcript Join Ted's mailing list at CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com Join the Capital Allocators Forum Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides For more episodes go to CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com/Podcast
Vanguard's Joe Davis Discusses Global Economics (Podcast). Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joseph H. Davis, global chief economist at The Vanguard Group. Davis is also head of Vanguard's investment strategy group and a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard's fixed income group, which oversees more than $500 billion in assets under management. He earned his doctorate in macroeconomics and finance at Duke University.
Rank #1: Episode 33: Jason Stanley, How Fascism Works. Show Notes Jason Stanley is Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He formerly specialized in the philosophy of language, but has recently changes his focus to populism and politics, with his books How Propaganda Works, published in 2015, and How Fascism Works, which hits bookstores this month. The chapters of the book, each describing a characteristic of fascism are: 1. The Mythic Past 2. Propaganda 3. Anti-Intellectualism 4. Unreality 5. Hierarchy 6. Victimhood 7. Law and Order 8. Sexual Anxiety 9. Sodom and Gomorrah 10. Arbeit Macht Frei What sets Jason’s book apart from books by Albright, Snyder, etc? 1:05 Differentiating Fascism from totalitarianism 3:02 Why are some democracies strong? 6:22 A critique of John Stuart Mill 12:00 Linguistics is like behavioral economics 16:12 Race and politics 17:54 What can professors do? 26:05 … See the full list of episodes of Half Hour of Heterodoxy >> Transcript This is a transcript of this episode.
Rank #2: Episode 34: Greg Lukianoff & Jon Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind. Show Notes A discussion of The Coddling of the American Mind, just published this month, with the authors Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt. Greg Lukianoff is director of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Jon Haidt is a founder of Heterodox Academy and professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern school. Timeline The history behind the Coddling article 1:59 Greg’s battle with depression 6:15 Nietzsche or Stoic views of pain 9:00 The untruth of good and evil people 12:20 Is no one truly evil? 18:16 Solutions 20:09 Is Jon hopeful? 24:20 Books and Article Mentioned In This Episode: The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You by Robert Leahy Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Taleb The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck Does Our Cultural Obsession With Safety Spell the Downfall of Democracy? by Thomas Chatterton Williams … See the full list of episodes of Half Hour of Heterodoxy >> Transcript This is a transcript of this episode.
Rank #1: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice (Glenn Loury & Rajiv Sethi). Rajiv's new book, Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice … Are stereotypes rational? … Glenn on the stereotypes inherent in "The Talk" … The community view vs. the law enforcement view of race and homicide … Racial profiling and shoplifting … In-group criticism vs. criticism from the outside … Why are white incarceration rates so high? …
Rank #2: A Comments Section of One's Own (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Joanna Mang). Joanna's piece on Melissa McEwan and her controversial blog, Shakesville … Actual activism vs. keyboard activism … The ridiculous art of online war … Was the site a cult of personality? … Aryeh's history as a commenter and a moderator … Shakesville's infamous "Left Tit Incident" … The decline and fall of the Shakesville empire … Joanna responds to her critics …
Rank #1: Assisted Living Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus). Mickey reviews the many Epstein conspiracy theories … Was Epstein an Israeli intelligence asset? … Are Millennials killing the New York Times? … Mickey: Trump has been a failure on immigration … Is there a link between Trump's "invasion" rhetoric and the El Paso shooting? … The Joe Rogan experience … Mickey tells Elizabeth Warren the secret to victory: a hard line on immigration … Bob weighs whether to come out for BDS … Can paid newsletters save journalism? …
Rank #2: The Psychology of Tribalism (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom). How the new media landscape exacerbates tribalism … Can science and reason help combat tribalism? … Why tribal behavior comes naturally to humans … Want to succeed on social media? Try ridicule and moral condemnation! … Why virtual reality may not help you understand the plight of others … Trump's masterful exploitation of empathy … If a magic therapy "cured" Harvey Weinstein, would punishment still be necessary? … Why social science is, and will stay, liberal …
Rank #1: EP#14 Sam Harris vs Jordan Peterson Debate - What Happened?. Support this show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pangburn Listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app: https://www.pangburnphilosophy.com/podcast Travis and Armin discuss and review the Sam Harris vs Jordan Peterson debate in Vancouver. Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson & Douglas Murray LIVE in London & Dublin! LIVE in London July 16th: https://www.axs.com/uk/events/352430/sam-harris-jordan-peterson-douglas-murray-tickets LIVE in Dublin July 14th: https://www1.ticketmaster.ie/an-evening-with-sam-harris-jordan-dublin-07-14-2018/event/1800547B98F433CB
Rank #2: EP#3: Travis Pangburn speaks with Matt Dillahunty. Travis Pangburn, the creator of Pangburn Philosophy, speaks with Matt Dillahunty on God, Christianity, Jordan Peterson & more. Matt's discussion with Jordan Peterson: https://www.patreon.com/posts/evening-with-18287268
Rank #1: ‘The Trials of Lenny Bruce’. His trials began with a police bust at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco in October 1961, and ended with an obscenity conviction in New York in November 1964. Stand-up comedy legend Lenny Bruce underwent 35 months—1,062 days—of nonstop persecution and prosecution for the content of his act. It was 50 years ago this month that an autopsy would report that Bruce died of an overdose of morphine on August 3, 1966. But anyone who knows his story knows it was more complicated than that. Billboard’s Phil Spector wrote in the magazine’s obituary for Bruce that "America's foremost, and certainly most truthful, philosopher died from an overdose of police." This episode of “So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast” commemorates the 50th anniversary of Bruce’s death. We are joined by Ron Collins, a scholar at the University of Washington School of Law who co-authored with David Skover “The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall and Rise of an American Icon,” which carefully documents Bruce’s career and free speech struggles. This episode explores the life, trials, and legacy of a man whom George Carlin said “opened the doors for all the guys like me,” and in so doing, became a martyr for free speech in comedy and art. www.sotospeakpodcast.com Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/freespeechtalk Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast Email us: email@example.com Call in a question: 215-315-0100
Rank #2: Is there a campus free speech crisis?. Is there a campus free speech crisis? On this episode of So to Speak, Nico Perrino is joined by FIRE’s Will Creeley and Samantha Harris to discuss this simmering question. Watch the video of this podcast recording: youtu.be/uoO6TCAQpaE Additional reading: “The ‘campus free speech crisis’ is a myth. Here are the facts.” by Jeffrey Adam Sachs “Everything we think about the political correctness debate is wrong” by Matthew Yglesias “The skeptics are wrong: Attitudes about free speech on campus are changing” by Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt “White House forum discusses free speech on campus” by Robert Shibley/FIRE “Gallup/Knight survey sheds light on changing student attitudes about free speech” by Nico Perrino/FIRE www.sotospeakpodcast.com Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/freespeechtalk Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast Email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgCall in a question: 215-315-0100
Rank #1: EP47: The Future of Islam in the West: We Talk to a Conservative Muslim. Daniel Haqiqatjou earned his physics degree at Harvard. This is also where he became a devout, dedicated Muslim. Today, he runs MuslimSkeptic.com, featuring articles like, "Yes, It's Okay for Mosques to Ban Women," and "Attracted to the Same Sex? Marry the Opposite Sex." Coming from a secular Shia Iranian background, Haqiqatjou now identifies with conservative Sunni Islam. Daniel also writes and lectures on contemporary issues surrounding Muslims and modernity, and is a contributor to the Muslim Debate Initiative. In this episode, we talk about a range of topics. What is an ideal Islamic society? Are the punishments for gays and apostates in Islam justified? Is Islam inherently political? How do we define secularism, freedom, liberty, and happiness? Pre-release clips from this episode have already caused a good amount of controversy. Check it out. The Secular Jihadists has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of the Illuminati and the great state of Israel. That's what we have been told, but we haven't received our checks yet. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate the support of our current donors. Please consider supporting by sharing the podcast with your fellow heathens or by donating at https://www.patreon.com/SJME Subscribe to The Secular Jihadists on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. And please leave us a review 😀 Muslim Skeptic: https://muslimskeptic.com/ Daniel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/ Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haqiqatjou
Rank #2: EP72: Sam Harris Speaks to Ex-Muslims. Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/sam-harris-to-ex-21638925 In 2004, Sam Harris published his award-winning first book, "The End of Faith"—a scathing attack on religion and superstition that helped launch the so-called "New Atheist" movement along with later books by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett. It was the first of a string of bestsellers for Sam, which include Islam and the Future of Tolerance, his dialogue with Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz. Today, Sam hosts Waking Up, one of the most popular podcasts in the world. He has also been a committed, unwavering supporter of freethinkers from the Muslim world through the years. We talked to him about Islam, Islamic reform, Muslims, the Regressive Left, the rise of Trump, the ex-Muslim movement, and more. Check it out. Listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app: http://secularjihadists.com The Secular Jihadists has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of the Illuminati and the great state of Israel. That's what we have been told, but we haven't received our checks yet. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate the support of our current donors. Please consider supporting by sharing the podcast with your fellow heathens or by donating at https://www.patreon.com/SJME Subscribe to The Secular Jihadists on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app. And please leave us a review 😀 LINKS: Sam Harris's website: https://samharris.org/ The Waking Up Podcast: https://samharris.org/podcast/ The Waking Up Meditation App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waking-up-with-sam-harris/id1307736395?mt=8 Sam Harris on Twitter: @SamHarrisOrg Sam Harris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Samharrisorg/ Sam Harris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samharrisorg/?hl=en "Leaving Islam"—Sam Harris speaks with Sarah Haider on his podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/leaving-islam/
Rank #1: The Ideas of Friedrich Hayek. Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek was one of the world’s foremost intellectuals in a variety of fields, including legal theory, economics, constitutional theory, and neuroscience. This podcast episode provides an introduction to his academic and popular writing.Steven Horwitz joins us for a discussion about Hayek’s life and ideas. What does it mean to think “Hayekian”? What is spontaneous order? Why doesn’t planning work?Show Notes and Further ReadingSteven Horwitz, Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions (forthcoming book)F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (book)F. A. Hayek, “The Use of Knowledge in Society” (essay)F. A. Hayek, Law, Legislation, and Liberty (book series: Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3)
Rank #2: Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective. What are some of the geographical factors throughout history that lead to unequal outcomes? Can we tease out a causal direction for something like cultural dishonesty? Is isolation—cultural, geographic, and otherwise—always bad for a society? How does all of this relate to the ongoing income inequality debate in America?Show Notes and Further ReadingThomas Sowell’s newest book is Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: Revised and Enlarged Edition (2016).Sowell mentions J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (2016).Freedom on Trial is our new courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the government’s plans to “solve” income inequality only makes things worse.
Rank #1: The Jordan Peterson You Don't Know. The globally bestselling author of "The 12 Rules for Life" reveals to Christina & Danielle the secrets of his long marriage, why dating apps suck, and how his feminist critics are wrong in this live podcast recorded at the American Enterprise Institute.
Rank #2: Is it Okay if I Kiss You?. What's a frat boy to do in the post #metoo era? Millennials Nat & Joe mansplain the answer. And what's a young woman to do with these men? The witty and brilliant Caitlin Flanagan femsplains the way.
Rank #1: Episode 36: Tucker Carlson. Tucker Carlson is a political commentator for Fox News and the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight. He is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller. He shares his views on Donald Trump, immigration, economics, and US foreign policy. Show Notes Why Donald Trump was elected Tucker’s opinions about Donald Trump as a person How Trump understood Republican voters better than the Republican establishment On the economic impact of immigration Comparing Donald Trump and Jim Traficant Tucker’s thoughts on Matt Drudge, Ronald Reagan, Joe Scarborough, Howard Stern, Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin, Kurt Eichenwald How US companies rely on welfare to offset costs On the economic dangers of driverless cars How the US should engage with the world abroad Tucker’s opinion of the wars of the past century On the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan On the possibility of Trump colluding with Russia How to remain persistent through career troubles Will Tucker ever pursue a career in politics? On Tucker’s stint as a freedom fighter in Nicaragua Links Letters and Papers from Prison Tucker Carlson Tonight
Rank #2: Episode 27: Neil Howe. Neil Howe co-authored the book The Fourth Turning, a book that was hugely influential on the world view of Steve Bannon, Trump’s top advisor. In this fascinating episode, Neil discusses the ideas behind his book, why he thinks history moves in cycles, and what Trump means for the world and its current cycle. Show Notes The idea behind The Fourth Turning What a “Turning” is Why we are in the Fourth Turning and what is going to happen What Neil knows about Steve Bannon How the 2008 crisis was the beginning of the Fourth Turning What a Great Champion is How Trump works into this idea of cyclical history Why they decided to write the book When Turnings are not deterministic Why academic history is less relevant for people today What Neil can and can’t predict with his theory Links The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny Generation Zero The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
Rank #1: Episode 17 - Sam Harris. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Harris! We had an excellent, robust discussion on a variety of topics. We didn’t necessarily agree on everything, but even in disagreement Sam is an absolute pleasure to speak with. I admire his integrity, intellectual honesty and willingness to engage in difficult conversations. ***Below are some links to references we made in the conversation: Open Letter to Sam http://nicemangos.blogspot.ca/2016/01/open-letter-to-sam-harris.htmlOpen Letter to Ben Affleck http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/10/25/comment/an-open-letter-to-ben-affleck/My Chacha (uncle) is Gay - children’s book https://www.buzzfeed.com/imaansheikh/pakistans-first-childrens-book-on-lgbtqPegida objects to Kinder using faces of black and Middle Eastern children on its chocolate wrappershttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/25/pegida-objects-to-kinder-using-faces-of-black-and-middle-eastern/Photograph of Germany’s Pegida leader styled as Adolf Hitler goes viralhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/21/pegida-leader-styled-adolf-hitler-lutz-bachmann-german-islamist-terrorists-facebookCensus That revealed a troubling future - Douglas Murray http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/4868/fullMy fellow atheists, it’s time we admitted that religion has some points in its favour - Douglas Murrayhttp://www.spectator.co.uk/2013/02/call-off-the-faith-wars/Douglas Murray - Was Enoch Powell Right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxnSPgdGW4sWhat are we to do about Islam? Speech by Douglas Murray at the Pim Fortuyn Memorial Conference 2006 http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1712 chat with Tommy Robinson http://www.gspellchecker.com/2014/10/ep34-eiynah-tommy-robinson/ https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/04/thousands-of-parents-keep-kids-home-from-school-in-sex-ed-protest.htmlThousands of parents kept their children home from school on Monday in protest of the Ontario government’s new sex-ed curriculum.My interview on CBC radio: Speaking up for unheard Muslim and ex-Muslim voices: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/unheard-muslim-voices-banning-dangerous-dogs-and-a-plea-for-plain-language-1.3393360/speaking-up-for-unheard-muslim-and-ex-muslim-voices-1.3394359A heartbreaking and important film by Deeyah Khan about the grave dangers of cultural relativismBanaz : A love Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VepuyvhHYdMConvo W Maryam: https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations/1-maryam-namazieConvo with John Semley: https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations/episode-4-john-semley-is-charlie-hebdo-racistiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/polite-conversations/id1086199663?mt=2If you'd like to support the show, you can do so via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/nicemangos
Rank #2: PC Panel 11 - Contrapoints & Hbomberguy on 'Engaging the Other Side'. We chat about Social media, Leftist Youtube, 'engaging the other side' and deflecting tactics that cause discourse in general to devolve into nothingness..Enjoy! -----Re: Pinker I think it's totally fair to be upset at anyone who misrepresented him as an open fan of the Alt right, however there's no balance between criticism of that position and the fact that what he was saying was also concerning. Especially being framed as 'Political Correctness might be redpilling America'. People are so blinded by the 'evil left' narrative that they mindlessly latch on to it wherever and don't bother with any analysis beyond that. More thoughts on the Pinker clip in this thread: https://twitter.com/NiceMangos/status/951166485770227713If you enjoy this show, pls consider supporting via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/nicemangos
Rank #1: gay icon Sky Gilbert talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about being excommunicated by Toronto's LGBT community. Sky Gilbert, gay playwright and drag queen, talks to Jonathan Kay about the history of Canada's gay community and being excommunicated by the LGBT theater company he founded.
Rank #2: Eric Kaufmann and Sunder Katwala talk to Quillette's Toby Young about the European elections. Eric Kaufmann, author of Whiteshift, and Sunder Katwala, director of British Future, talk to Toby Young about the European election results. Is national populism in decline? If not, how concerned should we be?
Rank #1: Episode 23 – Expert Opinion: Stephen Solomon part one - The First Amendment. The First Amendment of the US Constitution was adopted as part of the Bill of Rights in 1791. This “Great bulwark of liberty” provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” In this conversation with professor Stephen Solomon we will explore the origins and drafting history of the First Amendment including: The inspiration from early state constitutions and declarations in Virginia and Pennsylvania The Articles of Confederation The fierce debate surrounding the Constitutional Convention and ratification process. How Federalists and anti-Federalists clashed over the necessity of a bill of rights How some Federalists used the Heckler´s Veto to silence anti-Federalists James Madison´s first draft bill of rights and why Madison thought that the American conception of freedom of speech differed substantially from the British conception Whether Freedom of Speech is really “the First Freedom” What were the essential justification for freedom of speech envisaged by the Founders Whether the Founders would agree with 21. Century standards of free speech as developed by the Supreme Court Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall. You can subscribe and listen to Clear and Present Danger on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, YouTube, TuneIn, and Stitcher, or download episodes directly from SoundCloud. Stay up to date with Clear and Present Danger on the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or visit the podcast’s website at freespeechhistory.com. Email us feedback at email@example.com.
Rank #2: Episode 2: Liberty or License - Free Speech in Ancient Rome. Rome was the most powerful empire in antiquity. But were the Romans free to speak truth to power? Did history’s first successful Women’s March take place in Rome? And who came out on top when the words of Cicero clashed with the ambition of Caesar and armies of Octavian? Why did historians and astrologers become endangered species when the Republic became an empire? Find out in episode 2 of “Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech”. Stay up to date with Clear and Present Danger on the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or visit the podcast’s website at freespeechhistory.com.
Rank #1: The "Science" Behind Implicit Bias. Heather Mac Donald joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the dubious scientific and statistical bases of the trendy academic theory known as “implicit bias.” The implicit association test (IAT), first introduced in 1998, uses a computerized response-time test to measure an individual’s bias, particularly regarding race. Despite scientific challenges to the test’s validity, the implicit-bias idea has taken firm root in popular culture and in the media. Police forces and corporate HR departments are spending millions every year reeducating employees on how to recognize their presumptive hidden prejudices. Heather discusses the problems with implicit bias, the impact that the concept is having on academia and in the corporate world, and the real reasons for racial disparities in educational achievement and income levels. Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and author of the New York Timesbestseller The War on Cops. Her article in the Autumn 2017 issue of City Journal is entitled, “Are We All Unconscious Racists?”
Rank #2: How Gotham Saved Its Subways. Nicole Gelinas joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss how New York City saved its subway system after decades of decay and rampant crime from the 1960s to the early-1990s. This episode originally aired on October 20, 2016. Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a columnist at the New York Post. Her story "How Gotham Saved Its Subways" appeared in the Summer 2016 Issue of City Journal.
Rank #1: The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech. Editor’s note: this article was updated on August 6th 2017, to better reflect current terminology relating to neurodiversity. Imagine a young Isaac Newton time-travelling from 1670s England to teach Harvard undergrads in 2017. After the time-jump, Newton still has an obsessive, paranoid personality, with Asperger’s syndrome, a bad stutter, unstable moods, and episodes of psychotic mania and depression. But now he’s subject to Harvard’s speech codes that prohibit any “disrespect for the dignity of others”; any violations will get him in trouble with Harvard’s Inquisition (the ‘Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’). Newton also wants to publish Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, to explain the laws of motion governing the universe. But his literary agent explains that he can’t get a decent book deal until Newton builds his ‘author platform’ to include at least 20k Twitter followers – without provoking any backlash for airing his eccentric views on ancient Greek alchemy, Biblical cryptography, fiat currency, Jewish mysticism, or how to predict the exact date of the Apocalypse. Newton wouldn’t last long as a ‘public intellectual’ in modern American culture. Sooner or later, …The post The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech appeared first on Quillette.
Rank #2: Why No One Cares About Feminist Theory. Let’s be real about something important: nobody actually cares what feminist scholars think or why they think it. Truth be told, this isn’t surprising. Feminist scholarship is a peculiar academic backwater that nobody should pay any attention to—and it’s probable that nobody would if it weren’t becoming so painfully influential. That outsized influence is also unsurprising. People care very much about gender equality and about women’s rights — in both the US and the UK, gender equality enjoys the support of roughly four out of five people. This sets up a problem. With the exception of other feminists, more or less the entire world completely ignores feminist theory, and they have done so for decades, which has let it go quite far down its own self-referential rabbit holes. That this scholarship has gone ignored while developing what looks like a storied academic pedigree is why feminist theory endures and exerts so much control over academia and society, which is to say it’s a rather huge problem. You may think I’m exaggerating to say that it’s a …The post Why No One Cares About Feminist Theory appeared first on Quillette.
Rank #1: Dr. Bart Ehrman — How a Forbidden Religion (Christianity) Swept the World. In this remote Science Salon (recorded on February 19, 2018), Dr. Shermer converses with the great bible scholar and historian Dr. Bart D. Ehrman, the Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ehrman is a leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity and the author of 8 Teaching Company courses and a number of New York Times bestselling books, including Misquoting Jesus and How Jesus Became God. In his new book, The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World, Dr. Ehrman explores how a tiny sect of just 20 people at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion in 30 CE became 25 to 35 million Christians by 400 CE. Imagine if the couple of dozen Branch Davidians living near Waco, Texas in early 1990s, instead of being incinerated by Federal agents in a botched stand-off, went on to convert two billion people around the world to their religion. That is what early Christians did. How did they do that? Shermer and Ehrman also discuss the modern atheism movement, how Jesus became a Republican in the second half of the 20th century, the intractable (for Christians) problem of evil, the problem of identity for Jesus (how could he be both man and God?), what pre-Christian pagans believed about the gods, what early Christians had to offer pagans that other religions didn’t, how religions invented the afterlife and what people believed before the rise of Christianity about what happens after you die, and other fascinating topics.
Rank #2: Dr. Jonathan Haidt — The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure . In this fascinating dialogue Dr. Haidt and Dr. Shermer discuss what has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen? In his new book Haidt has teamed up with First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff to show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—interferes with young people’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for them to become autonomous adults who are able to navigate the bumpy road of life. They explore changes in childhood such as the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised, child-directed play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. They examine changes on campus, including the corporatization of universities and the emergence of new ideas about identity and justice. They situate the conflicts on campus within the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization and dysfunction. Dr. Jonathan Haidt is Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a social psychologist whose field is moral psychology. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. This remote Science Salon was recorded on August 27, 2018.