Is Therapy Bad for You? with Abigail Shrier

Conversations with Coleman | 1 March 2024 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Abigail Shrier about her book Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up. Argues that the mental health industry is harming our children as it intrudes ever more into the ways we teach, treat, and discipline children.

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The History and Ethics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict with Benny Morris

Conversations with Coleman | 10 February 2023 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Benny Morris backgrounding basic historical facts behind the Israel-Palestine conflict and discussing the ethics and the current politics of the conflict. Is Israel an apartheid state that’s oppressing a minority out of pure bigotry? Is it a colonialist, expansionist state motivated by religious belief? Or is it an embattled and legitimate nation-state surrounded by enemies that wants only to survive? Benny Morris has a unique vantage point on this issue. On the one hand, he is an Israeli Jew, and in recent years, he has become a major defender of Israel against global condemnation. On the other hand, he’s probably done more than almost anyone you could name, to discover and publicize Israel’s historical war crimes. He refused to serve in the Occupy West Bank Operation and was arrested as a result. His academic work on Israel is cited favorably by people like Noam Chomsky, who is all the way on the other side of the issue. Morris was at one point shunned by the Israeli academic community for being in essence “a traitor” to his people.

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The Failures of the NY Times with Ashley Rindsberg

Conversations with Coleman | 18 March 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ashley Rindsberg about his book The Gray Lady Winked: How the New York Times’s Misreporting, Distortions and Fabrications Radically Alter History. Discusses the little-known history of major errors made by the New York Times, the concept of authority, what makes the Times different from other papers, the idea of objective truth, the many problems with the 1619 project, and how to determine what’s true in the world.

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Of Boys And Men with Richard Reeves

Conversations with Coleman | 23 September 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Reeves about his book Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It. Discusses the problems facing men in Western society, whether there’s any need to address male-specific problems, whether gender differences come from nature or nurture, the so-called feminization of society, the advantage that girls have in education, age segregation in K-12 schooling, gender disparity and ADHD diagnoses, how the labour market has become less male-friendly, the suicide gap between men and women, the intersection of race and maleness, the unique struggles of black boys, and more.

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Human Mind: Into The Unknown with Richard Dawkins

Conversations with Coleman | 30 April 2022 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Dawkins discussing technological progress, whether race is a social construct or biological reality, the mystery of consciousness, the concept of a meme, religion and its relationship to a happy life, whether wokeness plays the role of a religion in people’s lives, and advice for up and coming scientists.

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