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The Rationalist is a new podcast focusing on American policy and politics, as well as foreign affairs. We dont summarize the news, but instead analyze it, explain how it will affect you, and put current events into historical and global perspective.

The Rationalist is a new podcast focusing on American policy and politics, as well as foreign affairs. We dont summarize the news, but instead analyze it, explain how it will affect you, and put current events into historical and global perspective.
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United States

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The Rationalist is a new podcast focusing on American policy and politics, as well as foreign affairs. We dont summarize the news, but instead analyze it, explain how it will affect you, and put current events into historical and global perspective.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 10: Abolish ICE?

7/7/2018
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In this 10th episode of The Rationalist, the ‘Abolish ICE?’ edition, host Mike Coté discusses the contentious topic of immigration. He approaches the issue from a logical, centrist perspective and tries to avoid the insanely heated rhetoric currently being espoused by both the left and right. During the podcast, Mike talks through the recent genesis … Continue reading Episode 10: Abolish ICE?

Duration:00:50:11

Episode 9: Trumped-Up Diplomacy

6/17/2018
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In this 9th episode of The Rationalist, the ‘Trumped-Up Diplomacy’ edition, host Mike Coté and returning guest Cornelius Radek discuss President Trump’s unique approach to diplomatic relations with both friends and foes. They break down the Trump administration’s general attitude towards diplomacy, how it is different from prior administrations, and what sort of impacts those … Continue reading Episode 9: Trumped-Up Diplomacy

Duration:01:18:49

Episode 8 Part II: Identity & Tribe

5/31/2018
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In this second part of the 2-part ‘Identity & Tribe’ edition of The Rationalist, host Mike Coté and recurring guest Robb McClintock delve into the current-day American versions of identity politics and tribalism. In this podcast, they discuss the politics of oppression and the ‘oppression frame’ many (particularly on the political left) view the world … Continue reading Episode 8 Part II: Identity & Tribe

Duration:01:09:39

Episode 8 Part I: Identity & Tribe

5/29/2018
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In Part I of an epic, 2-part Episode 8 of The Rationalist podcast, host Mike Coté and returning guest Robb McClintock discuss the promise and peril of identity politics and tribalism. In this first half of the podcast, they walk through historic views and examples of identity politics, from the Civil Rights movement in the … Continue reading Episode 8 Part I: Identity & Tribe

Duration:00:52:56

Episode 7: The Korea Conundrum

5/11/2018
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In this special 7th episode of The Rationalist, ‘The Korea Conundrum’ edition, host Mike Coté does a deep dive on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, focusing on the potential for a deal between the United States, North Korea, South Korea, and China. He talks through a history of inter-Korean and North Korea-US meetings, details … Continue reading Episode 7: The Korea Conundrum

Duration:00:57:41

Episode 6: Good vs. Evil

4/28/2018
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In Episode 6 of The Rationalist podcast, titled ‘Good vs. Evil’, host Mike Coté delves into foreign, domestic, and idea-based topics that include some interesting insights for the US. First, he talks through the nascent crisis bubbling under the surface of the Taiwan Strait, as China and Taiwan have become increasingly belligerent over the past … Continue reading Episode 6: Good vs. Evil

Duration:01:01:10

Episode 5: What the Zuck?

4/22/2018
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In this fifth episode of The Rationalist podcast, titled ‘What the Zuck?’, host Mike Coté is joined by a special guest for his discussion of the Zuckerberg Facebook hearings in Congress and the state of data privacy in the world today. Matt Gibbons, a fellow Boston College alum and expert on digital marketing, joins Mike … Continue reading Episode 5: What the Zuck?

Duration:01:24:42

Episode 4: Capital Punishment

4/11/2018
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In this special fourth episode of The Rationalist podcast, host Mike Coté is joined by guest Robb McClintock to discuss an idea that is central to our criminal justice system: capital punishment. In this show, we only discuss the death penalty and do not touch on separate domestic or foreign policy issues, as we had … Continue reading Episode 4: Capital Punishment

Duration:01:02:33

Episode 3: Sinclair Media, Russia Policy, & Gun Control Inconsistency

4/6/2018
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In the third episode of The Rationalist podcast, host Mike Coté details the kerfuffle over Sinclair Broadcasting, assesses President Trump’s claim that “nobody is tougher on Russia”, and works through some of the inconsistencies and issues in the gun control position. In the first segment on domestic policy and politics, Mike discusses the history of … Continue reading Episode 3: Sinclair Media, Russia Policy, & Gun Control Inconsistency

Duration:01:10:40

Episode 2: Facebook, Venezuela, and the Rise of Authoritarianism

3/27/2018
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In the second episode of The Rationalist podcast, host Mike Coté (going solo this episode) breaks down the Cambridge Analytica Facebook ‘scandal’, talks through the escalating crisis in Venezuela, and discusses the rise of authoritarianism abroad, especially after Vladimir Putin’s recent ‘re-election’ as Russian President. In the first segment, focusing on the Cambridge Analytica Facebook … Continue reading Episode 2: Facebook, Venezuela, and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Duration:01:23:14

Episode 1: Unions, Syria, and Free Trade

3/14/2018
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In this first full episode of The Rationalist podcast, host Mike Coté and guest Cornelius Radek discuss the recent developments in public sector unions, the interminable Syrian Civil War and the players involved, and go deep conceptually on free trade in light of the Trump administration’s tariff decision.

Duration:01:08:34

Episode 0: The Journey Begins

3/1/2018
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Thanks for joining us for a special introduction to The Rationalist and what's in store over the coming months.

Duration:00:13:55