David Lat is a lawyer turned legal journalist, writer, and speaker. He is the founding editor of Above the Law, one of the nation’s largest legal news websites, which reaches more than 1.5 million unique visitors a month. His writing about law and legal affairs has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, among other publications.
World-renowned Ebola researcher at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Thomas Geisbert, talks about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Andrew J. Rotherham is a co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit organization working to support educational innovation and improve outcomes for underserved students. He also writes at the 74 and Eduwonk.com, and teaches at the University of Virginia. During this conversation, he talks with Matt about how COVID-19 is impacting education. They also discuss Joe Biden’s comments about charter schools, and how social distancing has them missing live musical performances.
Fordham professor Charles Camosy talks about COVID-19 and Nursing Home Abuse. We also get into his book, Resisting Throwaway Culture, and the importance of having a consistent life ethic.
Matt Ridley talks with Matt about his new book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom. He also talks about whether the media’s negativity bias is driving coronavirus coverage, the link between Vitamin D and COVID-19, why prizes are better than patents for generating new drugs, and how a prize helped launch Michael Lewis’s writing career.
Avik Roy, President of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, talks about “A New Strategy for Bringing People Back to Work During COVID-19.” Then, Thomas LaDuke, head of FTR Radio, discusses the Michigan protests.