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Bloggingheads.tv—where great minds don't think alike. Audio from split-screen video conversations between bloggers and other people interested in the world of ideas. Politics is usually the main focus, but discussions can also touch on culture, science, or religion.

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Doug Lain

8/22/2017
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How Zero Books came to publish Kill All Normies ... The early days of online trolling ... How the "manosphere" turned political ... Harassment from the right, moral shaming from the left ... Doug: Zero Books would shift right to fight fascism ...

Duration: 00:50:31


Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

8/20/2017
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The fallout from Charlottesville ... John: What did General Lee offer humanity? ... Were Trump's press conference statements really that bad? ... Is the 'alt-left' violent? ... Weighing the threat of an alt-right uprising ...

Duration: 00:46:25


Aryeh Cohen-Wade & B. D. McClay

8/19/2017
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What B.D. saw in Charlottesville ... What should we do with Confederate monuments? ... Mixed feelings on the Durham statue-toppling ... Is the monument debate a distraction? ... Were Charlottesville police negligent? ... Ideas to fix the toxic statue debate ...

Duration: 00:58:05


Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

8/17/2017
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Why Charlottesville does (and doesn't) represent America ... Was Gorsuch worth destroying the Republican brand? ... The case against alienating white men ... How to defend conservatism in the Age of Trump ... Trump wades into the Alabama special election ... Bill and Matt muse on Trump's praise for Kim Jong Un ...

Duration: 01:00:06


Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Kat Rosenfield

8/16/2017
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The surprising controversy over young adult novel The Black Witch ... A brief sociology of "callout culture" ... Kat: YA's diversity problem is real ... Kat fields impassioned responses to her piece ... Why YA is for adults, too ...

Duration: 00:27:43


Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner

8/15/2017
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The end of the “axis of adults” ... Heather: Trump needs Deterrence Theory 101 ... How much should we fear North Korea? ... Which Trump adviser will be the next to go? ... The disconnect between Trump and the Pentagon ... The case for negotiating with North Korea ...

Duration: 00:41:48


Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

8/12/2017
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The infamous Google memo ... Debating the origins of gender differences ... Why the $#*%! is Trump attacking McConnell? ... Your guide to the Alabama special Senate election ... Bill: Military vets won't rescue House Dems ...

Duration: 00:53:56


Glenn Loury & Rajiv Sethi

8/9/2017
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Glenn: If not a crime, Philando Castile's death is a tragedy ... Why the NRA hasn't defended Castile, a licensed gun owner ... Rajiv: An edgy social media presence doesn't invalidate Castile's partner's testimony ... Is racial profiling ever defensible? ... Glenn on the pitfalls of jury psychology ...

Duration: 00:52:21


Robert Wright & Sarah Posner

8/8/2017
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Is Trump losing Congress? ... Why Trump voters have stayed loyal ... The Russia investigation: It ain't over 'til it's over ... Can Trump’s new chief of staff enforce order... ... …and does Trump even want order? ... Sarah on the true meaning of "Deep State" ...

Duration: 00:56:45


Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

8/5/2017
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Bill: Stop! It’s Coolidge time! ... A tour of West Virginia’s political history ... Why Trump shouldn’t celebrate the bull market ... Will people reject Mueller’s findings? ... Jeff Flake’s big mistake ... Is Flake angling for a higher office? ... Why Matt doesn’t think Republicans will transcend Trumpism ...

Duration: 00:54:56


Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Sean Gandert

8/3/2017
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How Sean's satirical novel Lost in Arcadia foretold Trump's presidency ... Which is more relevant, Veep or House of Cards? ... Orwell vs. the Marx Brothers ... Is Trump is too stupid to pull off an international conspiracy? ... Surveying modern political satire ... Sean compares modern society to the saturated commercialism of Infinite Jest ...

Duration: 00:58:01


Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen

8/1/2017
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Josh: Trump's Long Island speech insults good cops ... What does good policing look like, anyway? ... Trump's knack for racial dog-whistling ... Glenn to Dems: Trust the judicial process ... Comparing Trump's messaging to Obama's statement on Trayvon Martin ... What killed the "skinny repeal" bill? ... Why Dems should make a moral argument for public health care ...

Duration: 01:02:23


Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Bessner

7/30/2017
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Scaramucci, the vulgar meritocrat ... Is Trump's transgender ban a political win? ... Is Trump just continuing Obama's foreign policy? ... How Aryeh learned to stop worrying and love American absurdity ... Daniel explains Trump's outer-borough appeal ... Twitter as the "ultimate capitalist treadmill" ...

Duration: 01:08:41


Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus

7/29/2017
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Why Mickey still backs Trump ... Are Trump’s Russia links really a “nothing burger”? ... Backstabbing and scheming in the White House ... Trump's neocon drift ... Bob’s “mindful resistance” initiative ... How people can join the Mindful Resistance ... When anti-Trump outrage helps Trump ... What is Trumpism? ...

Duration: 01:25:41


Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

7/28/2017
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DMZ’s music picks of the week ... Health care hot potato! ... Which “no” Republican will flip? ... Will the Dems' “Better Deal” win over the left? ... The plan behind Trump’s trans ban ... The New Yorkerization of the right ...

Duration: 00:55:45


Philip Menchaca & Eva Galperin

7/26/2017
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Meet the Electronic Frontier Foundation ... The fight to preserve net neutrality ... Mexico’s spyware scandal ... Controlling the spread of spyware ... The US surveillance state ... How to protect your privacy online ...

Duration: 00:34:11


Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Kumars Salehi

7/25/2017
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Jeet Heer's article on the "dominance politics" of Chapo Trap House ... Do Harry Potter and Game of Thrones have a place in political discourse? ... What the alt-right gets wrong about the Frankfurt School ... Kumars on why teens love weird political memes ... Aryeh's anthropological look at the alt-right ... Should neoliberals and leftists be allies or enemies? ... What's the best strategy to oppose Trump? ...

Duration: 01:06:11


Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

7/21/2017
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Discussing John's new piece on race and IQ ... How to approach the standardized testing gap ... Glenn argues for more research on race and IQ ... Is there a genetic component to criminality? ... John: Culture and home environment matter ... Is impeaching Trump a bad idea? ...

Duration: 00:58:47


Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

7/20/2017
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The doomed Obamacare repeal effort ... What will Republicans do now? ... Will McConnell and Ryan survive their health care defeat? ... Obamacare: Built to last ... Why Democrats should be wary of single-payer ...

Duration: 00:50:14


Mark Leon Goldberg & Deepmala Mahla

7/19/2017
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Deepmala explains the Global Emergency Response Coalition ... Why famine is never a "natural" disaster ... Deepmala describes the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan ... Mercy Corps's operations in South Sudan ... Why isn't the American public paying attention? ...

Duration: 00:28:21

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