Lara’s critique of Title IX adjudications … Why Lara defended a college student accused of rape … Lara’s cross-examination of the accuser … The trouble with “Believe Women” … What the Trump Administration got right about Title IX … Why Lara supports Amy Wax’s freedom of speech … Does Glenn still feel marginalized? … Finding common ground amidst political tribalism … Lara’s work on racial disparities in sexual assault cases …

How Rodney King led to Ian’s podcast, Invisible Men … Blaming the system and blaming the victim … Ian: I run schools to show my students they can do hard things … What’s so special about marriage? … Glenn: Right living is its own reward … The problem of success and “blackness” … Ian’s experience running Vertex … How Ian funds his schools … The bureaucratic opposition to charter schools … What comes after the Old Parkland Conference? …

Introducing Glenn Loury … What is “social capital”? … Racial inequality and self-segregation … Glenn: “The jig is up” on affirmative action … Balancing preferences and colorblindness … Rethinking the welfare state … Why Glenn’s forthcoming memoir is titled “The Enemy Within” …

What’s on the menu for Glenn’s birthday party … John’s Twitter spat with Ibram X. Kendi … What do we lose by changing testing standards? … Glenn: If groups matter, then culture matters … How to prove a racist wrong … The ballad of Glenn and Woody … Mitchell S. Jackson’s Esquire essay about Clarence Thomas …

A scheduling announcement from Glenn … Steve’s latest book, Developmental Politics: How America Can Grow into a Better Version of Itself … From modernity to progressive postmodernism … Are we in the midst of cultural evolution or culture war? … The work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution … “Modernist consciousness” in East Asia … Steve: “Force is necessary but not sufficient” to combat violent Islamic fundamentalism … The positive side of progressive postmodernism … Can cultural evolution overcome political polarization in the US? … A cultural evolutionary perspective on the development narrative …

Amy’s recent conflict with the Penn Law School administration … Amy responds to her dean’s charges of racism, sexism, and xenophobia … Should we take students’ feelings into account when discussing race and admissions? … Glenn: If Amy is fired, it will be an outrage beyond belief … Why Amy invited Jared Taylor to speak with her students … Amy’s defense of race realism’s legitimacy … Glenn and Amy’s first encounter … Amy: Sometimes reality is upsetting and offensive … How to help Amy …

A report on the Loury family reunion … Identity politics onstage and backstage … Insecurity-driven campus grievance … Glenn: When will non-right-wing leaders say “Enough!” to racial grievance? … John: People with ugly opinions can also produce great art … … … but are there significant figures whose views disqualify them from public honor? … Considering fundamentalist Islam and human nature after the Salman Rushdie assault …

Glenn’s impact on Reihan … How Reihan became president of the Manhattan Institute … What is the Manhattan Institute’s relationship to Eric Adams’s administration? … The value of dissenters … Reihan: We’ve underinvested in our criminal justice system … What constitutes a quality high school education? … Michael Bloomberg’s education initiatives … Reihan’s concerns about racial reification … The uses and abuses of racial identity …

A special announcement from Glenn … Richard’s journey from quiet Marxist to public intellectual … Why Youngstown, Ohio was left behind … Richard: Capitalist ownership is inherently anti-democratic … Richard’s critique of Hayekian libertarianism … Pecuniary externalities vs. objective externalities … Socialism’s historical track record … Employees as stakeholders … The rise of the right in the wake of the New Deal and WWII … The Glenn Show’s new partnership with the Manhattan Institute …

Glenn and Steph’s jam session … Steph’s adventures in the multiverse … The parallels between black art and physics … The centrality of self-reference in Steph’s work … Is there a racial dimension to how excellence reveals itself in students? … How Steph learned to level up … Steph’s new book, Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics … Steph’s admiration for prior generations of Jewish physicists … How Glenn and Steph navigate stigma … What is the Higgs boson? …

John: Republicans’ elevation of Herschel Walker is an insult … If Walker is so inept, why does he have so much support? … Where’s the outrage over racist attacks on Clarence Thomas? … Thomas’s historical significance … The Clarence Thomas (and Al Sharpton) we don’t see … Are Amy Wax’s views beyond the pale? … John: “Amy should know better” … Amy Wax’s return to The Glenn Show …

The cryptocurrency bezzle … Rajiv’s critique of the contact hypothesis … Will popular proposed gun control measures meaningfully reduce homicides? … Can we talk about culture without becoming essentialists? … Rajiv: I find self-censorship and anti-CRT mobs equally disturbing … Debating the 1619 Project … Rajiv’s idea to reduce illegal firearm sales: gun insurance … Why do we see such racial disparities in gun violence? Rajiv has some theories … What did we learn from the second Justice Department investigation in Ferguson? …

Why do race and gender trump socioeconomics in affirmative action considerations? … Are Glenn and John making a difference in the race debate? … The argument for charter schools … Glenn: Nobody really believes that racism is the cause of racial disparities in crime … The difficulty of having an honest conversation about race and crime … Seizing the possibilities of our freedom … John: The race debate is about the cops … The Jon Laster Challenge … Sherrod talks to the crowd … Why do cops become cops? … Jon: Money is the biggest problem in black communities … Can poverty account for violence in black communities? … Q&A: Do we need more black police? … Q&A: Have Glenn and John gotten credit for highlighting The Trayvon Hoax? … Q&A: John clarifies his position on the Georgia voting law …

Nikita asks: Who are “my people”? … How much responsibility do we bear for the actions of our governments? … The problem of racial affiliation … The use and abuse of group identity … Is Glenn “authentically black”? … The incomplete project of emancipation … Why was Russia’s period of true democracy so brief? … Democracy and “the Russian soul” … Can we compare antiwar Americans and antiwar Russians? … Glenn: Why would the US risk nuclear war with Russia over Ukraine? … The US’s involvement in drafting Russia’s constitution …

John reports on his rustic Catskills bungalow … Parents protest Princeton public schools “dumbing down” their math curriculum … How much educational transparency is owed to parents? … How many DEI initiatives and administrators do we actually need? … John: I don’t think we can fix what’s broken in DEI … Glenn’s theory of social capital may explain (but does not excuse) some disparities … Cultures of achievement vs. disincentive effects of affirmative action … What do we know about what kids know about the world? … Glenn offers some reason for hope from John Tomasi …

Glenn asks: Is Jon’s heterodoxy insufficiently pugilistic? … Jon’s theory of social media-driven “structural stupidity” … Do the Republican Party’s structural flaws negate its policies? … The rise of social media and the disappearance of free play for kids … Race, trans issues, and the future of the country … Why are economists uniquely heterodox thinkers in the academy? … What fills the “God-shaped hole” in the hearts of putatively secular Americans? …

Race and economics in the UK … How long will the concerns of native-born Black Americans drive the race conversation? … The shaky “people of color” coalition … Trying to account for racial disparities in the commission of violent crime … Reclaiming moral agency from white people … The Old Parkland conference … John’s forthcoming lectures on the alphabet … Glenn’s critique of John’s school shooting column …

The work of the Woodson Center … Sylvia’s recent five-city tour to support victims of violence … How tragedy moved Sylvia to start Voices of Black Mothers United … Sylvia: We must work with the police in our communities … What role does race play in VBMU’s work? And where are the fathers? … The importance of forgiveness in the healing process … How VBMU is reaching out beyond Black communities … Sylvia: The pain of mothers who lose children to police violence is no different than mine … Glenn: Why do we hear so little about Christian faith’s role in healing? … Glenn’s Bradley Prize acceptance speech, May 17, 2022 …

John: We need a word besides “racism” to distinguish racial inequities from what happened in Buffalo … Glenn: I don’t agree with everything Tucker Carlson says, but he’s not a racist … Demographic change is happening in the US, but how should we understand it? … What does Tucker think he’s doing and what is he actually doing? … Glenn: We should be able to freely debate immigration policy without evoking racial tropes … Glenn accepts the Bradley Prize at the organization’s gala … How a white woman’s condescension stopped John from reading Walter Mosley … Can we disentangle incidents like the Buffalo shooting from ideology? … A correction from Glenn …

How scientific are the social sciences? … Glenn defends the reliability of economic predictions … The strengths and weaknesses of “natural experiments” … How much does culture affect economic behavior? … New insights from behavioral economics … Dan: We trust the social sciences too much …