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Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

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Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

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Podcast by Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

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65 - Helen Pluckrose - Cynical Theories and Their Liberal Opponents

Helen’s book, co-written with James A. Lindsay, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody (2020) can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cynical-Theories-Scholarship-Everything-Identity/dp/1634312023. Helen’s writing for Areo magazine can be found here: https://areomagazine.com/author/hpluckrose/ For more on the Sokal Squared hoax, which Helen perpetrated, alongside James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian see: https://areomagazine.com/2018/10/02/academic-grievance-studies-and-the-corruption-of-scholarship/ You can follow Helen on Twitter @hpluckrose Further Notes Alexander Pope, Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle II: To a Lady on the Characters of Women (1743) (I misremembered the title as An Essay on Woman): https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44893/epistles-to-several-persons-epistle-ii-to-a-lady-on-the-characters-of-women Kimberle Crenshaw, “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color” (1991): https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mapping-margins.pdf Walt Anderson, The Fontana Postmodernism Reader (1996) For more on the Evergreen story, see my interview with Benjamin Boyce: https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/27-benjamin-boyce and this video series by Mike Nayna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH2WeWgcSMk For the Ravelry knitting group scandal, see: https://quillette.com/2019/02/17/a-witch-hunt-on-instagram/ Herbert Marcuse “Repressive Tolerance” (1965): https://la.utexas.edu/users/hcleaver/330T/350kPEEMarcuseToleranceTable.pdf Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks (1929–35), for the concept of hegemony Andrea Lynn Lewis and Liam Kofi Bright’s letter exchange on Critical Race Theory: https://letter.wiki/conversation/322 Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind (2015) Isabel Wilkinson, Caste: The Lies that Divide Us (2020) Akala, Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2019) Jonathan Rauch, Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought (1993) Timestamps 2:40 Helen reads a passage about how people can stand up for liberalism without having to go down the woke route 5:35 Cultural and moral relativism 9:14 How postmodernism developed into critical theory: knowledge, power and discourse 19:45 The two evolutions of postmodernism: in the late 1980s and 2010s and the rise of identity politics 25:42 Being woke 26:59 The impacts on wider society and politics 30:08 Why social justice isn’t neo-Marxism or cultural Marxism 34:50 The influence of critical theory on academe 38:00 What is the relationship between critical theory as theory and critical theory as practice 41:37 How people are being affected in the workplace 49:01 How much should we focus on economics and how much on identity 53:03 Freedom of speech 56:15 Why is it called “theory”? 57:08 Why should we take the danger of critical theory seriously and not just see it as a moral panic? 1:00:15 Trump’s announced ban on Critical Race Theory in federal training 1:05:25 Helen’s crimes against food 1:07:35 Collective guilt, identity politics and standpoint epistemology 1:15:51 The responses to Helen as a whistleblower 1:21:09 Helen reads from the introduction to the book

86 min1 w ago
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65 - Helen Pluckrose - Cynical Theories and Their Liberal Opponents

64 - Azra Raza - A Better Way to Fight Cancer

For more about Azra, see her website: https://azraraza.com/ The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last is available here: https://www.amazon.com/First-Cell-Human-Pursuing-Cancer/dp/1541699521 Her book with Sara Suleri Goodyear, Ghalib and the Epistemologies of Elegance is available here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7502220-ghalib Her physician profile can be found here: https://cancer.columbia.edu/azra-raza-md Follow Azra on Twitter: @AzraRazaMD Further References George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Story of Provincial Life (1871–2) The complete poems of Emily Dickinson (first published 1890) are available online here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12242/12242-h/12242-h.htm Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2011) Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1897) Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (1750): https://www.johnsonessays.com/category/the-rambler/ The Crown, “Aberfan” (BBC) Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Gene (2016) and The Emperor of All Maladies (2010) Timestamps Beginning: introduction and Azra reads from The First Cell 6:15 How Azra became interested in medicine and in oncology in particular 14:32 The evolutionary model of cancer’s development in the body 23:50 Cancer and critical systems; the MIST of aging 31:54 Peto’s paradox 41:45 Why cell culture and animal testing methods don’t work 47:41 The immune system, CAR-T treatments, B cells, checkpoint inhibitors 1:00:50 Azra’s personalised approach and how she came to develop it 1:05:59 New, more radical earlier detection methods 1:21:37 The oncology think tank 1:22:48 Monitoring technologies 1:29:32 Azra’s relationship with literature

105 min3 w ago
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64 - Azra Raza - A Better Way to Fight Cancer

63 - Ayishat Akanbi - Styles of Identity

You can find out more about Ayishat by visiting her website: https://ayishatakanbi.com/ Follow Ayishat on Twitter: @ayishat_akanbi Further Notes Ayishat on the Triggernometry podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuAd_IAkOl4 Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness (1928) Timestamps 3:40 How Ayishat first became a professional cultural commentator. How we communicate through dress and how we communicate through ideas. 5:35 Changes to Ayishat’s worldview after her brother’s death 15:38 Oppression versus discrimination 28:54 The concept of erasing someone’s identity 33:40 How to evaluate oppression 52:26 The value of diversity 57:50 Friend groups and socialisation 59:55 Fighting and arousal 1:06:21 Clothing and style 1:16:40 Race, heritage, identity and authenticity

113 minSEP 15
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63 - Ayishat Akanbi - Styles of Identity

62 - Scott Barry Kaufman - What We Are Capable of Becoming

You can find out more about Scott’s work here: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/ Scott’s book, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualisation: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/552566/transcend-by-scott-barry-kaufman-phd/9780143131205 Scott’s interview on Sam Harris’ Making Sense podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/209-a-good-life/ Scott’s interview with Sean Carroll: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2020/04/06/91-scott-barry-kaufman-on-the-psychology-of-transcendence/ Follow Scott on Twitter: @sbkaufman Further References The OCEAN personality test: https://www.psychometrictest.org.uk/big-five-personality/ Kim Stanley Robinson, Mars trilogy: Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars (1993) Derren Brown, Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine (2016) Sci fi series Salvation: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6170874/ P. D. James, The Children of Men (1992) Peter D. Ward, Robert Brownlee Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe (2000) George E...

78 minAUG 9
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62 - Scott Barry Kaufman - What We Are Capable of Becoming

61 - Diana Fleischman - How We Have Evolved to Manipulate Each Other

For updates on Diana’s work, see her website: https://dianaverse.com/ My favourite other interview of Diana’s can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YmTPATEArM Follow Diana on Twitter: @sentientist Further References Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) J. Michael Bailey, The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism (2003) Jorge Luis Borges, “Funes el Memorioso” (1944): https://www.literatura.us/borges/funes.html Timestamps 6:36 Training our lovers 34:25 Training our political allies 39:36 Training ourselves 45:54 Intrinsic motivation and external reward 50:26 Women train, men try to avoid being trained 1:06:25 Training at home 1:09:40 Rape and sexual assault 1:16:14 Why people hate evolutionary psychology 1:22:55 The non-binary movement and other resistance to stereotypes

91 minJUL 29
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61 - Diana Fleischman - How We Have Evolved to Manipulate Each Other

60 - Liam Kofi Bright - The Search for Truth

You can find out more about Liam’s academic credentials here: https://www.liamkofibright.com/ Liam’s talk on “Why Scientists Lie” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNs1sumAT68 Remco Heesen and Liam on “Is Peer Review a Good Thing”?: https://philpapers.org/rec/HEEIPR Listen to Liam’s interview with Sean Carroll on the nature of truth here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNs1sumAT68 Listen to Liam’s interviews with Andrew Lynn Lewis here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koDd4kMDo6Q And here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a491GwvnEOI Liam’s Letter exchange with Andrea on Critical Race Theory can be found here: https://letter.wiki/conversation/322 Liam’s Letter with me on hating oneself can be found here: https://letter.wiki/conversation/544 Follow Liam’s blog here: http://sootyempiric.blogspot.com/ Write to Liam at Letter: https://letter.wiki/LiamKofiBright/conversations Follow Liam on Twitter: @lastpositivist Liam on the positivists (interview with forme...

129 minJUL 12
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60 - Liam Kofi Bright - The Search for Truth

59 - Clint Margrave - Academic Realities and Fictions

Clint’s poetry collection Salute the Wreckage can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Salute-Wreckage-Clint-Margrave/dp/1630450243 His collection The Early Death of Men can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Death-Men-Clint-Margrave/dp/1935520601 His novel, Lying Bastard, can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lying-Bastard-Clint-Margrave/dp/1733352619 Write to Clint: https://letter.wiki/ClintMargrave/conversations Follow Clint on Twitter: @clintmargrave Further References Clint’s Areo magazine article, “Forgiving Charles Simic” can be found here: https://areomagazine.com/2019/05/02/forgiving-charles-simic/ Shaun Koo’s Areo magazine article on exploitation in academe is here: https://areomagazine.com/2020/03/27/is-capitalism-to-blame-for-exploitation-in-academia/ Clint’s poem “My Therapist Says I Should Date Myself”: http://www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/v2-margrave.html Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim (1954) David Lodge, Small World: An Academic Romance (1984...

65 minJUL 11
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59 - Clint Margrave - Academic Realities and Fictions

58 - John R. Wood, Jr and Roderick Graham - Black Lives and the George Floyd Protests

For more of Rod’s work: https://roderickgraham.com/ Rod’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yofOWy-IrERYjfkONF3Tw Write to Rod at Letter: https://letter.wiki/RoderickGraham/ Follow Rod on Twitter @roderickgraham For more on John R. Wood’s work: https://braverangels.org/author/johnbetter-angels-org/ John’s philosophy of virtue ethics: https://areomagazine.com/2018/08/14/virtue-ethics-for-the-modern-age/ My previous podcast with John: https://soundcloud.com/user-761174326/19-john-wood Follow John on Twitter: @JohnRWoodJr Further References Glenn Loury’s interview with Sam Harris on Making Sense, which I allude to, is now paywalled: https://samharris.org/podcasts/racism-and-violence-in-america/. You can find a more recent discussion, with John H McWhorter, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RMEiclpA7E Follow Nicholas Christakis, who has been tracking police brutality since 2014 @NAChristakis on Twitter Roland G. Fryer’s work can be found here: https://schola...

61 minJUN 8
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58 - John R. Wood, Jr and Roderick Graham - Black Lives and the George Floyd Protests

57 - Buster Benson - The Value of Arguing

You can find Buster’s book Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement here: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Are-We-Yelling-hardcover/dp/0525540105. For my Letter exchange with Buster (one of my two favourite conversations I’ve ever had on the site) see: https://letter.wiki/conversation/225. Buster’s Letter exchange with B. J. Campbell on guns see: https://letter.wiki/conversation/129. Belief tracking: https://busterbenson.com/beliefs/ Write to Buster at Letter: https://letter.wiki/BusterBenson/conversations Write to me at Letter: https://letter.wiki/IonaItalia/conversations Further References James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide (2019) My review of Impossible Conversations for Areo magazine: https://areomagazine.com/2019/09/03/impossible-conversations/ Oliver Traldi’s review of Impossible Conversations for Arc Digital: https://arcdigital.media/the-political-pick-up-artists-6bcece72bb92 Timestamps 2:49 Persuasion vs. changing ...

74 minJUN 8
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57 - Buster Benson - The Value of Arguing

56 - Jonathan Church - White Fragility

Jonathan’s book Reinventing Racism: Why “White Fragility” Is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality is forthcoming. To join the mailing list for preorders, write to dropusalineatteafortwo@gmail.com. Write to Jonathan and read his correspondence with Matt McManus: https://letter.wiki/JonathanChurch/conversations Jonathan’s 2019 Areo article “An Economy Theory of Whiteness” is here: https://areomagazine.com/2019/11/26/an-economic-theory-of-whiteness/ You can find more of Jonathan’s writing here: http://www.jonathandavidchurch.com/ Write to me here: https://letter.wiki/IonaItalia/conversations Further References Robin DiAngelo, Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (2016): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/566247/white-fragility-by-robin-diangelo/ Glenn Loury, “How to Mend Affirmative Action” (1997): https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Economics/Faculty/Glenn_Loury/louryhomepage/cvandbio/How%20to%20Mend%20Affirmative%20Action.pdf For more on the s...

75 minMAY 24
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56 - Jonathan Church - White Fragility

Latest Episodes

65 - Helen Pluckrose - Cynical Theories and Their Liberal Opponents

Helen’s book, co-written with James A. Lindsay, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody (2020) can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cynical-Theories-Scholarship-Everything-Identity/dp/1634312023. Helen’s writing for Areo magazine can be found here: https://areomagazine.com/author/hpluckrose/ For more on the Sokal Squared hoax, which Helen perpetrated, alongside James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian see: https://areomagazine.com/2018/10/02/academic-grievance-studies-and-the-corruption-of-scholarship/ You can follow Helen on Twitter @hpluckrose Further Notes Alexander Pope, Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle II: To a Lady on the Characters of Women (1743) (I misremembered the title as An Essay on Woman): https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44893/epistles-to-several-persons-epistle-ii-to-a-lady-on-the-characters-of-women Kimberle Crenshaw, “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color” (1991): https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mapping-margins.pdf Walt Anderson, The Fontana Postmodernism Reader (1996) For more on the Evergreen story, see my interview with Benjamin Boyce: https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/27-benjamin-boyce and this video series by Mike Nayna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH2WeWgcSMk For the Ravelry knitting group scandal, see: https://quillette.com/2019/02/17/a-witch-hunt-on-instagram/ Herbert Marcuse “Repressive Tolerance” (1965): https://la.utexas.edu/users/hcleaver/330T/350kPEEMarcuseToleranceTable.pdf Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks (1929–35), for the concept of hegemony Andrea Lynn Lewis and Liam Kofi Bright’s letter exchange on Critical Race Theory: https://letter.wiki/conversation/322 Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind (2015) Isabel Wilkinson, Caste: The Lies that Divide Us (2020) Akala, Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2019) Jonathan Rauch, Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought (1993) Timestamps 2:40 Helen reads a passage about how people can stand up for liberalism without having to go down the woke route 5:35 Cultural and moral relativism 9:14 How postmodernism developed into critical theory: knowledge, power and discourse 19:45 The two evolutions of postmodernism: in the late 1980s and 2010s and the rise of identity politics 25:42 Being woke 26:59 The impacts on wider society and politics 30:08 Why social justice isn’t neo-Marxism or cultural Marxism 34:50 The influence of critical theory on academe 38:00 What is the relationship between critical theory as theory and critical theory as practice 41:37 How people are being affected in the workplace 49:01 How much should we focus on economics and how much on identity 53:03 Freedom of speech 56:15 Why is it called “theory”? 57:08 Why should we take the danger of critical theory seriously and not just see it as a moral panic? 1:00:15 Trump’s announced ban on Critical Race Theory in federal training 1:05:25 Helen’s crimes against food 1:07:35 Collective guilt, identity politics and standpoint epistemology 1:15:51 The responses to Helen as a whistleblower 1:21:09 Helen reads from the introduction to the book

86 min1 w ago
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65 - Helen Pluckrose - Cynical Theories and Their Liberal Opponents

64 - Azra Raza - A Better Way to Fight Cancer

For more about Azra, see her website: https://azraraza.com/ The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last is available here: https://www.amazon.com/First-Cell-Human-Pursuing-Cancer/dp/1541699521 Her book with Sara Suleri Goodyear, Ghalib and the Epistemologies of Elegance is available here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7502220-ghalib Her physician profile can be found here: https://cancer.columbia.edu/azra-raza-md Follow Azra on Twitter: @AzraRazaMD Further References George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Story of Provincial Life (1871–2) The complete poems of Emily Dickinson (first published 1890) are available online here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12242/12242-h/12242-h.htm Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2011) Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1897) Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (1750): https://www.johnsonessays.com/category/the-rambler/ The Crown, “Aberfan” (BBC) Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Gene (2016) and The Emperor of All Maladies (2010) Timestamps Beginning: introduction and Azra reads from The First Cell 6:15 How Azra became interested in medicine and in oncology in particular 14:32 The evolutionary model of cancer’s development in the body 23:50 Cancer and critical systems; the MIST of aging 31:54 Peto’s paradox 41:45 Why cell culture and animal testing methods don’t work 47:41 The immune system, CAR-T treatments, B cells, checkpoint inhibitors 1:00:50 Azra’s personalised approach and how she came to develop it 1:05:59 New, more radical earlier detection methods 1:21:37 The oncology think tank 1:22:48 Monitoring technologies 1:29:32 Azra’s relationship with literature

105 min3 w ago
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64 - Azra Raza - A Better Way to Fight Cancer

63 - Ayishat Akanbi - Styles of Identity

You can find out more about Ayishat by visiting her website: https://ayishatakanbi.com/ Follow Ayishat on Twitter: @ayishat_akanbi Further Notes Ayishat on the Triggernometry podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuAd_IAkOl4 Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness (1928) Timestamps 3:40 How Ayishat first became a professional cultural commentator. How we communicate through dress and how we communicate through ideas. 5:35 Changes to Ayishat’s worldview after her brother’s death 15:38 Oppression versus discrimination 28:54 The concept of erasing someone’s identity 33:40 How to evaluate oppression 52:26 The value of diversity 57:50 Friend groups and socialisation 59:55 Fighting and arousal 1:06:21 Clothing and style 1:16:40 Race, heritage, identity and authenticity

113 minSEP 15
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63 - Ayishat Akanbi - Styles of Identity

62 - Scott Barry Kaufman - What We Are Capable of Becoming

You can find out more about Scott’s work here: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/ Scott’s book, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualisation: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/552566/transcend-by-scott-barry-kaufman-phd/9780143131205 Scott’s interview on Sam Harris’ Making Sense podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/209-a-good-life/ Scott’s interview with Sean Carroll: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2020/04/06/91-scott-barry-kaufman-on-the-psychology-of-transcendence/ Follow Scott on Twitter: @sbkaufman Further References The OCEAN personality test: https://www.psychometrictest.org.uk/big-five-personality/ Kim Stanley Robinson, Mars trilogy: Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars (1993) Derren Brown, Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine (2016) Sci fi series Salvation: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6170874/ P. D. James, The Children of Men (1992) Peter D. Ward, Robert Brownlee Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe (2000) George E...

78 minAUG 9
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62 - Scott Barry Kaufman - What We Are Capable of Becoming

61 - Diana Fleischman - How We Have Evolved to Manipulate Each Other

For updates on Diana’s work, see her website: https://dianaverse.com/ My favourite other interview of Diana’s can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YmTPATEArM Follow Diana on Twitter: @sentientist Further References Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) J. Michael Bailey, The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism (2003) Jorge Luis Borges, “Funes el Memorioso” (1944): https://www.literatura.us/borges/funes.html Timestamps 6:36 Training our lovers 34:25 Training our political allies 39:36 Training ourselves 45:54 Intrinsic motivation and external reward 50:26 Women train, men try to avoid being trained 1:06:25 Training at home 1:09:40 Rape and sexual assault 1:16:14 Why people hate evolutionary psychology 1:22:55 The non-binary movement and other resistance to stereotypes

91 minJUL 29
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61 - Diana Fleischman - How We Have Evolved to Manipulate Each Other

60 - Liam Kofi Bright - The Search for Truth

You can find out more about Liam’s academic credentials here: https://www.liamkofibright.com/ Liam’s talk on “Why Scientists Lie” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNs1sumAT68 Remco Heesen and Liam on “Is Peer Review a Good Thing”?: https://philpapers.org/rec/HEEIPR Listen to Liam’s interview with Sean Carroll on the nature of truth here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNs1sumAT68 Listen to Liam’s interviews with Andrew Lynn Lewis here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koDd4kMDo6Q And here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a491GwvnEOI Liam’s Letter exchange with Andrea on Critical Race Theory can be found here: https://letter.wiki/conversation/322 Liam’s Letter with me on hating oneself can be found here: https://letter.wiki/conversation/544 Follow Liam’s blog here: http://sootyempiric.blogspot.com/ Write to Liam at Letter: https://letter.wiki/LiamKofiBright/conversations Follow Liam on Twitter: @lastpositivist Liam on the positivists (interview with forme...

129 minJUL 12
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60 - Liam Kofi Bright - The Search for Truth

59 - Clint Margrave - Academic Realities and Fictions

Clint’s poetry collection Salute the Wreckage can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Salute-Wreckage-Clint-Margrave/dp/1630450243 His collection The Early Death of Men can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Death-Men-Clint-Margrave/dp/1935520601 His novel, Lying Bastard, can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lying-Bastard-Clint-Margrave/dp/1733352619 Write to Clint: https://letter.wiki/ClintMargrave/conversations Follow Clint on Twitter: @clintmargrave Further References Clint’s Areo magazine article, “Forgiving Charles Simic” can be found here: https://areomagazine.com/2019/05/02/forgiving-charles-simic/ Shaun Koo’s Areo magazine article on exploitation in academe is here: https://areomagazine.com/2020/03/27/is-capitalism-to-blame-for-exploitation-in-academia/ Clint’s poem “My Therapist Says I Should Date Myself”: http://www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/v2-margrave.html Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim (1954) David Lodge, Small World: An Academic Romance (1984...

65 minJUL 11
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59 - Clint Margrave - Academic Realities and Fictions

58 - John R. Wood, Jr and Roderick Graham - Black Lives and the George Floyd Protests

For more of Rod’s work: https://roderickgraham.com/ Rod’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yofOWy-IrERYjfkONF3Tw Write to Rod at Letter: https://letter.wiki/RoderickGraham/ Follow Rod on Twitter @roderickgraham For more on John R. Wood’s work: https://braverangels.org/author/johnbetter-angels-org/ John’s philosophy of virtue ethics: https://areomagazine.com/2018/08/14/virtue-ethics-for-the-modern-age/ My previous podcast with John: https://soundcloud.com/user-761174326/19-john-wood Follow John on Twitter: @JohnRWoodJr Further References Glenn Loury’s interview with Sam Harris on Making Sense, which I allude to, is now paywalled: https://samharris.org/podcasts/racism-and-violence-in-america/. You can find a more recent discussion, with John H McWhorter, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RMEiclpA7E Follow Nicholas Christakis, who has been tracking police brutality since 2014 @NAChristakis on Twitter Roland G. Fryer’s work can be found here: https://schola...

61 minJUN 8
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58 - John R. Wood, Jr and Roderick Graham - Black Lives and the George Floyd Protests

57 - Buster Benson - The Value of Arguing

You can find Buster’s book Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement here: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Are-We-Yelling-hardcover/dp/0525540105. For my Letter exchange with Buster (one of my two favourite conversations I’ve ever had on the site) see: https://letter.wiki/conversation/225. Buster’s Letter exchange with B. J. Campbell on guns see: https://letter.wiki/conversation/129. Belief tracking: https://busterbenson.com/beliefs/ Write to Buster at Letter: https://letter.wiki/BusterBenson/conversations Write to me at Letter: https://letter.wiki/IonaItalia/conversations Further References James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide (2019) My review of Impossible Conversations for Areo magazine: https://areomagazine.com/2019/09/03/impossible-conversations/ Oliver Traldi’s review of Impossible Conversations for Arc Digital: https://arcdigital.media/the-political-pick-up-artists-6bcece72bb92 Timestamps 2:49 Persuasion vs. changing ...

74 minJUN 8
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57 - Buster Benson - The Value of Arguing

56 - Jonathan Church - White Fragility

Jonathan’s book Reinventing Racism: Why “White Fragility” Is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality is forthcoming. To join the mailing list for preorders, write to dropusalineatteafortwo@gmail.com. Write to Jonathan and read his correspondence with Matt McManus: https://letter.wiki/JonathanChurch/conversations Jonathan’s 2019 Areo article “An Economy Theory of Whiteness” is here: https://areomagazine.com/2019/11/26/an-economic-theory-of-whiteness/ You can find more of Jonathan’s writing here: http://www.jonathandavidchurch.com/ Write to me here: https://letter.wiki/IonaItalia/conversations Further References Robin DiAngelo, Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (2016): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/566247/white-fragility-by-robin-diangelo/ Glenn Loury, “How to Mend Affirmative Action” (1997): https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Economics/Faculty/Glenn_Loury/louryhomepage/cvandbio/How%20to%20Mend%20Affirmative%20Action.pdf For more on the s...

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56 - Jonathan Church - White Fragility
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