The Coddling of the American Mind (E35)Likeville add
A conversation with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt about his new book, coauthored with Greg Lukianoff, The Coddling of the American Mind (2018), a timely investigation into the new "safety culture" on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy.
Intersectionality (E33)Likeville add
Amy Kaler is a sociology professor who has been teaching on intersectionality for years. In this episode of the podcast, she talks with us about what intersectionality is, what it isn't, and what problems it solves. Jonathan Haidt maintains that intersectionality is useful in theory but harmful in practice. Kaler responds to this criticism.
When All Else Fails (E32)Likeville add
Jason Brennan is a Georgetown philosophy professor who has written extensively on democracy, capitalism, and libertarianism. In this episode of the podcast, he talks with us about his forthcoming book, When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice
Gardeners of Eden (E30)Likeville add
Helga Ingeborg Vierich, an anthropologist who's done extensive field research in Africa, talks with us about sustainable hunter-gatherer ecosystem management practices such as seed-spreading, permaculture, selective burning, partial domestication of wild animals, and species-specific hunting bans.
Faces of Death (E29)Likeville add
Jaffer Ali is a serial entrepreneur and marketing guru. Jaffer talks with us about what's wrong with the mainstream media; how to use social media intelligently; the enigmatic nature of business success; and what we can learn about Trump's antifragile appeal from the marketing of the Faces of Death series.
Heterodox Quillette (E27)Likeville add
Jonathan Kay talks with us about his recent move to Quillette; Heterodox Academy's conference in New York City; the controversy surrounding the Montreal Jazz Festival's cancellation of the SLAV show; and the struggle to remain fair and objective in profoundly partisan times.
A Celebration of What Works (E26)Likeville add
Nassim Nicholas Taleb talks with us about why scale matters, why localism is better than globalism, why journalists get on his nerves, how intellectual-yet-idiots get us into trouble, why stated beliefs habitually fail to reveal underlying preferences, and much else.
Deep Life Intervention (E25)Likeville add
Patrick Lee Miller, an academic philosopher who views philosophy as a way of life, talks with us about what philosophy has to say about the practice of parenting, learning to love, relationships, death and mortality, honour, money, and the meaning of life.
The Perils of Praise (E21)Likeville add
Andrew Miller is a public-policy professional with experience in project management, policy development, program delivery, stakeholder management, and financial oversight.
In this podcast, he talks to us us about the perils of praise, the importance of self-promotion, the nobility of civil service work, transportation ethics, self-driving cars, sustainable development, and the vicissitudes of urban planning in the rapidly changing environment of 21st century Ontario.
In God's Country (E19)Likeville add
Fred Bode talks with us about Christian America’s newfound disinterest in personal piety and progressive America’s newfound obsession with it; the future of the Republican Party and American Christianity; the Gold Rush culture of Hollywood; and much else.
If it Bleeds, It Leads (E18)Likeville add
Matthew Hays is a professor of film studies at Concordia University who talks to us about the Golden Age of Television, the demise of professional journalism, the relationship between the idea of fake news and the media studies of the 1990s, VICE magazine, the Montreal Mirror, and much else.