The Gender War Within Gen Z

Plain English with Derek Thompson | 6 February 2024 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alice Evans about the worldwide gender schism that has Gen Z women – those in their 20s and younger – moving sharply left, while young men are shifting subtly to the right. Discusses why and the implications of sharply diverging politics between men and women. Draws from John Burn-Murdoch’s FT article A new global gender divide is emerging and Alice Evans’ Substack article What Prevents & What Drives Gendered Ideological Polarisation?

 

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Is Migration a Basic Human Right?

Freakonomics Radio | Day Month 2024 | 0h ??m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Freakonomics examination of the argument for open borders, finding it both compelling and deeply problematic.

See also other immigration posts.

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The Fragile Balancing Act: How Healthcare Fails America feat. Bethany McLean

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 12 January 2024 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bethany McLean about her book The Big Fail: What the Pandemic Revealed About Who America Protects and Who It Leaves Behind, co-authored with Joe Nocera. Discusses the paradox of America’s healthcare system – immense spending that does not equate to superior care, a disparity made glaringly obvious during the global COVID crisis. Dissects the financial interventions of recent administrations and biases that tip the scales in favor of the affluent, leaving small enterprises and the vulnerable in the lurch. Examines the swift mobilization that birthed vaccines under Operation Warp Speed, an emblem of successful government-industry collaboration amidst a turbulent political backdrop.

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Get Into the Trenches | Christopher Rufo

Aporia Podcast | 12 August 2023 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Christopher Rufo about his book America’s Cultural Revolution: How the Radical Left Conquered Everything. Discusses his mission to challenge and then overthrow the left-wing ideological regime that has dominated American life for a generation.

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Multiculturalism and Lessons From the Rwandan Genocide

The Michael Shermer Show | 3 January 2024 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jens Heycke about his book Out of the Melting Pot, Into the Fire: Multiculturalism in the World’s Past and America’s Future. Takes a global, historical perspective to answer questions on multiculturalism such as whether it is better to promote a unifying, shared identity that transcends ethnic differences or to foster a multicultural salad of distinct group identities; and whether it is better to minimize ethnic distinctions or to accentuate them with diversity initiatives and ethnic preferences.

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How to Escape The Identity Trap – Yascha Mounk (part two)

How Do We Fix It? | 29 December 2023 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Continues the interview with Yascha Mounk about his book The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power In Our Time. Discusses why an obsession with identity undermines social justice, fuels culture wars, and boosts hateful hardliners on the right and left— from Donald Trump to protesters who support Hamas and its murderous attacks on Israeli civilians.

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The Origins of Today’s Identity Politics – Yascha Mounk (part one)

How Do We Fix It? | 15 December 2023 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yascha Mounk about his book The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power In Our Time. Discusses the roots of a highly influential ideology based on personal identity – race, gender and sexual orientation – said to determine a person’s power, role in society, and how they see themselves. Explains how this identity synthesis had its origins in several intellectual traditions, including post-colonialism, postmodernism and critical race theory.

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Rory Stewart on Politics, Ambition, and Making a Difference

The Next Big Idea | 21 December 2023 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rory Stewart about his book How Not to Be a Politician: A Memoir. Discusses his life and work: running a non-profit in Afghanistan, walking alone across Afghanistan in the months after 9/11, serving as a deputy governor in Iraq, professor at Harvard, his ambitions on being elected to the British Parliament, his reflections on politics, and heading the Give Directly charity.

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