The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 2 December 2022 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kyle Harper about his book Plagues upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History. Discusses the role of the bubonic plague in the fall of the Roman Empire, the Black Death, flagellants and anti-Semitism, the plague in 17C London, the Spanish flu, the AIDS crisis, Thucydides, and the uprising over China’s covid policy.
The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 28 October 2022 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kathryn Schultz about her book Lost & Found: A Memoir. Discusses her memoir about falling madly in love while her father lay dying, how modern society avoids suffering, how weddings can be a metaphor for America, the familial impact of the Holocaust, immigrant resilience, love at first sight, how deep differences enhance a marriage, the assimilation of gays and lesbians, how Americans deal with trauma, and the pitfalls of writing a memoir.
The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 29 July 2022 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Larry Summers about the US economy of the last 30 years and the inflation of today. Suggests the macroeconomic response was too little in 2008 and much too much in 2020. The working class would benefit from increased housing supply, with fewer zoning restrictions, and increased investment in infrastructure.
The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 28 January 2022 | 1h 11m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with John Mearsheimer about his book The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities. Argues for a return to realism in US foreign policy, rather than the advancement of liberalism pursued 1990–2016. Discusses the relationship with Russia and China, especially with regard to Ukraine and Taiwan.
The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 18 June 2021 | 1h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Carole Hooven about her book T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us. Discusses her research with chimpanzees in Africa; the evolutionary origins of human behaviour; the role of testosterone in differentiating male development and masculinising behaviour; how prenatal testosterone differences in utero shape life trajectories; how it drives sex differences and how that affects relations between men and women and societal outcomes.