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The Political Orphanage

Feb 28, 2023

We’re Not Wrong is my other political podcast, with host fellows Justin Robert Young and Jen Briney.

On this episode we discuss “national divorce,” the rise and fall of James O'Keefe of Project Veritas, and the difference between journalism and activism. 

If you enjoy it, check out the podcast WE'RE NOT...

Feb 23, 2023

Why is addiction (booze, drugs, and more) on the rise in the United States?

Dr. Anna Lembke is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She is the author of “Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of...

Feb 15, 2023

Alistair Smith proposes that the only real thing governments differ on is how many selectors are needed for a leader to gain and keep power–everything is window dressing.

He advocates for understanding politics realistically and strategically, and designing our systems around the idea that leaders are self...

Feb 13, 2023

Kristaps Andrejsons is the host of "Eastern Borders" podcast, which formerly explored Soviet History, and is now an in-the-field news report on the conflict in Ukraine. 

Kristaps is a big NATO proponent and promotes strong American intervention in Ukraine. I've brought him on to contrast with the positions of this...

Feb 9, 2023

We're almost a year into the conflict in Ukraine. What does a conclusion look like? How much is costing in terms of money and lives, and to what end?
Author Ben Abelow joins to discuss the situation and his book, "How the West Brought War to Ukraine: Understanding How U.S. and NATO Policies Led to the Crisis, War,...