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The Political Orphanage

Feb 1, 2023

What's the optimum size of a country? As countries get bigger, does the nature of governance necessarily change?
 
In this episode, we explore scaling—how an increasingly large nation-state adapts, or fails, to deliver services...


Jan 25, 2023

Stanford’s Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative includes everything from the words “brave” to “crazy.” The World’s Smartest Podcast Network assembles to read the list and mercilessly laugh at it. Then, turn their attention to the astonishing and hilarious lies of freshman representative George Soros.


Jan 23, 2023

CROSSOVER EPISODE from Alienating the Audience

When does science fiction get "too political"? What separates a film with a strong point of view from stale publum or Woke pulpitry?

Josh Jennings joins to discuss how political messaging can derail or suffocate good...


Jan 18, 2023

America has one educational path: go get a university degree! If you stray from it, you're in trouble. Could shifting the education system towards apprenticeships be a more effective way to help prepare students for life and careers?
 
Noel Ginsburg is the Founder and CEO of CareerWise, following the 41-year stint as...


Jan 11, 2023

A new study shows that “affective polarization” is on the upswing: negative feelings about enemy parties is on the increase, even if policy positions and ideology are not. What’s the main drive behind the increase? Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy joins to discuss the primary factor in partisan rancor.

 Morris Fiorina: The...