Robby Soave, senior editor at Reason, talks with Matt about Bright Sheng, the music professor accused of racism for screening ‘Othello.’ They also discuss Robby’s new book, Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn’t Fear Facebook and the Future.
Jonathan Taplin’s life has been an extraordinary journey that has put him at the crest of every major cultural wave in the past half century: he was tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band in the 60s, producer of Mean Streets in the 70s, an executive at Merrill Lynch in the 80s, creator of the Internet’s first Video-on-Demand service in the 90s, and is now a cultural critic and author writing about technology in the new millennium. His latest book is called, The Magic Years: Scenes From a Rock-and-Roll Life.
Katie Herzog, co-host of the “Blocked and Reported” podcast, talks about signing “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate” for Harper’s Magazine. *** If you like this podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon and leaving a five-star review on iTunes. It really makes a difference in helping people find us! Follow Matt Lewis & […]
Slate National Correspondent Will Saletan talks about cancel culture, the toppling of statues, the cultural revolution, and illiberalism, in general.
Jamie Kilstein returns to the show to talk about cancel culture, comedy, and self-defense.
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of eight books of nonfiction and two novels. He also served as the Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years. During this podcast, Chuck and Matt discuss Donald Trump and the impeachment story, cancel culture and whether conservatism is the new “punk rock,” the perils of Twitter, and the brilliance of Sylvester Stallone’s First Blood.