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Journalist Allen McDuffee hosts a weekly discussion on power, politics and ideas.

Journalist Allen McDuffee hosts a weekly discussion on power, politics and ideas.
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Journalist Allen McDuffee hosts a weekly discussion on power, politics and ideas.

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English


Episodes

It's Even Worse Than You Think: David Cay Johnston

1/16/2018
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Earlier this month, when Michael Wolff released his book Fire and Fury, a number of bombshell reports broke about how President Trump conducts his business, how staffers routinely badmouth the commander-in-chief, and the mindset that fuels his fast food diet. The risk, of course, is that focus on the gossip of the inner workings of Trump World obscures the long-term repercussions of the administration. But David Cay Johnston’s It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What The Trump Administration Is...

Duration: 00:17:26


Down Girl With Kate Manne

1/1/2018
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This week, we return to Down Girl by Kate Manne, Cornell University philosophy professor. It was the subject of last week’s book chat, but the interview was so insightful that producer Michele Zipkin and I decided to publish my interview with her in its entirety. In it, we discussed the complex ways in which misogyny works, the persistent problem of how men are exonerated, how Donald Trump both is and is not a good example of a misogynist, and why this was such a difficult book for her to...

Duration: 00:27:51


Undoing Misogyny

12/18/2017
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The case of Harvey Weinstein and his sexual abuse of women opened the floodgates for the similar revelations in media, entertainment and politics that continue to fill the daily news. And while the reckoning of workplace harassment and assault is certainly a welcome development, there are still some larger political, social and cultural questions that remain unanswered. On this episode, I talk to Josephine Livingstone, staff culture writer at The New Republic about a path forward for...

Duration: 00:30:37


The Politics of Impeachment

12/12/2017
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Before Donald Trump even took office, some of his most vocal detractors were already calling for impeachment. But after nearly a year of political, moral and legal controversies, that number has grown — with several polls showing that as many as half of Americans believe President Trump should be impeached. And that sentiment has been amplified by calls from Capitol Hill and a massive ad campaign by one billionaire — all who want Trump out of the Oval Office. On this episode, I talk to...

Duration: 00:29:28


Drones for Good

11/27/2017
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Last week, a start-up in China said next year it plans to launch taxi drones in Dubai. And it’s just as it sounds—a flying car that will carry passengers in its tiny cockpit. As far fetched as that might sound, from warfare and espionage to photography and pizza deliveries, drones have become a part of our daily lexicon. But can drones get out of these two lanes of destruction and amusement? On this governmentality short, I spoke with Shira Efron, policy researcher at the RAND...

Duration: 00:19:33


Ep.9_Final

11/20/2017
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A wave of Democratic electoral victories, particularly in state legislative seats and governorships, have been said to be a referendum on President Donald Trump. The gained seats may or may not be a sign of what’s to come in the 2018 elections, but the record numbers of individuals who volunteered, donated or otherwise became involved is undeniable. On this governmentality short, I spoke with Gideon Lewis-Kraus, writer-at-large at The New York Times magazine. We talked about his coverage...

Duration: 00:17:28


Innovation and Destruction in Silicon Valley

11/13/2017
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There is little question that technology brings about change. But how much of it is for the good? At their best, technology giants can save lives. But at their worst, they provide massive audiences for the most of deplorable human behavior. Silicon Valley leaders are quick to celebrate their successes, but often shirk their responsibilities in the eyes of many. On this episode, we’ll discuss both the successes and responsibilities of Silicon Valley. First, I’ll talk with Derek Thompson of...

Duration: 00:31:04


The Big, Big Ideas Industry

11/6/2017
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Alfred Nobel, the Swedish chemist, engineer and innovator who used his enormous fortune to fund the Nobel Prizes, once said, “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” Today, ideas are all around us. From tiny tweaks to mundane products to popularizing space travel, we are inundated with ideas from more channels than we can count. What used to live firmly in the world of academia and, later, think tanks is now the business of many and broadcast through...

Duration: 00:31:07


Exploiting Migrants

11/1/2017
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The number of international migrants world wide has continued to rapidly grow over the past 15 years, reaching nearly 250 million in 2015, according to the United Nations. There's no sign of that slowing down as individuals and families seek economic opportunity and flee environmental and political disaster. In too many cases families and individuals are risking everything—including their very lives—to cross the waters from Africa to Europe or the border from Mexico to the United States....

Duration: 00:34:06


Appearing Presidential

10/23/2017
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President Donald Trump may be unsure of exactly how presidential he wants to be, but what does mean to "be presidential" anyway? In this episode, we look at Trump's presidential style with Alex Shepard, news editor of The New Republic. And we discuss the changes in the very office itself with University of Texas professor Jeremi Suri, whose new book is The Impossible Presidency. Guests: Alex Shephard is the news editor at The New Republic and you can follow him on Twitter:...

Duration: 00:30:31


Mike Pesca, Your TEDbudsman

10/16/2015
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In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist about the power of podcasting, storytelling and humor — and why he wants to be the arbiter of TED Talks. And, in the book chat, Allen talks with Heath Brown about his book, The Tea Party Divided. The governmentality podcast is sponsored byBombfell, the online men's styling and clothing service.Get $10 off today! To read more about the world of power, politics and ideas,...

Duration: 00:29:01


The Next American Prime Minister

10/5/2015
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In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with John Hudak of the Brookings Institution about the power dynamics of the 2016 election cycle. And, in the book chat, Allen talks with Kristin Soltis Anderson about her book about millennials, The Selfie Vote. The governmentality podcast is sponsored byBombfell, the online men's styling and clothing service.Get $10 off today! To read more about the world of power, politics and ideas, visitgovernmentality....

Duration: 00:33:36


Is ISIS A Solvable Problem?

9/25/2015
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In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with John Sides, professor of political science at George Washington University, about why it's okay to ignore the polls at this point in the 2016 election cycle and what those Trump poll numbers really mean. And, in the book chat, Allen talks with Will McCants of the Brookings Institution about his new book, The ISIS Apocalypse. The governmentality podcast is sponsored byBombfell, the online men's styling and...

Duration: 00:35:32


governmentality Podcast Trailer

6/9/2015
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Political journalist, investigative reporter and blogger Allen McDuffee launches his new podcast on power, politics and ideas. Learn more at www.governmentality.net.

Duration: 00:01:02