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Pop & Locke

Handmaid’s Tale

featuring Natalie Dowzicky, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Tess Terrible, & Marianne March on Nov 6, 2019

We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Nolan Brown to our show for a lively conversation about Handmaid’s Tale. 

Pop & Locke

Black Mirror

featuring Landry Ayres, Natalie Dowzicky, Paul Matzko, & Peter Suderman on Nov 6, 2019

Welcome to Pop & Locke! For our first episode we welcome Peter Suderman and Paul Matzko to discuss the many Black Mirror dystopias. 

The Pursuit

Second Chances

featuring Natalie Dowzicky on Nov 5, 2019

Participating in elections is just one way for former felons to actively engage with the community around them.

columns

The Murderous Modern State

by David S. D’Amato on Nov 4, 2019

The advent of the modern state did not usher in an era of unprecedented peace.

columns

The Legacy and the Ideas Behind Cato’s Letters

by Paul Meany on Nov 1, 2019

The Cato Institute does not derive its name from the notoriously staunch ancient Roman Cato the Younger. Instead, it is a reference to Cato’s Letters, a collection of 138 essays written in England during the 18th century.

Free Thoughts

Finding Meaning in an Age of Individualism (with Clay Routledge)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Clay Routledge on Nov 1, 2019

Clay Routledge joined the show today to talk about how our society has become increasingly individualistic, and how we are still learning the consequences of that.

Building Tomorrow

Cellphones in the Fight Against Cholera (with Katherine Clayton)

featuring Paul Matzko, Chelsea Follett, Marian L. Tupy, & Katharine Clayton on Oct 31, 2019

While people in the US have the first world privilege to complain about wasting time on their phones, millions of people in the developing world are using their cellphones to pull themselves out of poverty. 

Free Thoughts

From the Magna Carta to Brexit (with David Starkey)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Ryan Bourne, & David Starkey on Oct 25, 2019

David Starkey explains the origins of the UK Parliament so that we can understand how it differs from the U.S. government. 

Free Thoughts

How Mao Broke China (with Frank Dikötter)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Frank Dikötter on Oct 18, 2019

Frank Dikötter, an expert on Chinese communism, joins the show to talk about the nature of dictatorships. 

Building Tomorrow

We Googled It (with Hal Varian)

featuring Matthew Feeney, Peter Van Doren, and Hal Varian on Oct 17, 2019

Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, joins the show today to talk about Google’s market dominance and the future of work.

Building Tomorrow

Talking Talk Radio (with Brian Rosenwald)

featuring Paul Matzko and Brian Rosenwald on Oct 3, 2019

Brian Rosenwald joins the show to discuss the history of talk radio and how it formed our media landscape today.