Glenn and John go to Cambridge … The Hamline University Prophet Muhammad controversy … John: “Physics is physics” … The Harlem Renaissance and Black Studies … Is “getting past race” more trouble than it’s worth? … Is Joe Biden patronizing black people? … How a black musical changed the sound of Broadway …

Steven’s best-selling book, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters … Steven: Concerns about catastrophic climate change “beggar belief” … The complexities of climate change models … Should we worry about rising sea levels? … Hurricanes, tornados, and other extreme weather events … Is a zero-emissions goal worth the cost? … How to fix climate science … Are the Paris Accords viable? … The coming climate backlash …

A brief intro from Glenn … The lionization of the lightweights … The unified field theory of non-whiteness … An honest conversation about crime … Glenn’s birthday menu … It’s time to choose a side … Clarence Thomas, black icon … Policing Joe Rogan … By any means necessary? …

Some of Michael’s key works … Meritocratic ideals and meritocratic fantasies … The animus against elites … Shouldn’t innovators reap their rewards? … Does more profit create more value? … Renewing the dignity of work … The uses of punishment … Our responsibility to national and global communities … Michael: Diversity has “monopolized” discussion of affirmative action … China’s reception of Michael’s critique of meritocracy …

The principles of jazz … “Deracialization Now” … Becoming Omni-American … What’s wrong with racial identification? … Black victimization and cultural memory … The transformations of James Baldwin … Convincing white people to deracialize … Takeaways from 2022 … 2023’s big Supreme Court decisions …

Why Glenn does The Glenn Show … Glenn: “If I was going to vote for Trump, I wouldn’t tell you” … “The cat is out of the bag” on election denial … Modeling epistemic modesty … Why is race such an important issue for Glenn? … The Old Glenn and the New Glenn … Confronting the past … Putting “the funk” on the story of your life …

Why are we paying so much attention to Kanye West’s antisemitism? … The two words you never say together … Could widespread antisemitism take hold in the US? … The mythological black past and the realities of the present … How necessary is rootedness to the modern human experience? … How we make race, how race makes us …

Is capitalism a “winner take all” system? … Why does the word “socialism” make so many Americans afraid? … Has neoliberalism been beneficial for the US? … Capitalism’s role in rising living standards around the world … Are higher interest rates the only solution to inflation? … Can the market eradicate employment discrimination? … Why is the rent too damn high? … Can there be a kinder, gentler form of capitalism? … Closing statements …

How the pandemic affected diversity in the theater … James gets drawn into an “antiracist” meltdown during rehearsal … Juilliard students revolt … A plea for mutual understanding in the theater … A preview of things to come on The Glenn Show … Glenn’s problem with “racial inequity” … Getting through to “Donna” … To speak your mind or to speak strategically? …

What does “black identity” mean? … Why Bob left the Civil Rights Movement … Shelby: Our problem today is freedom, not racism … Glenn: We can’t afford to give up on black collective goals … Why Shelby wouldn’t sign a letter of support for Clarence Thomas … Would freeing ourselves from race mean sacrificing collective action? … The tactical efficacy of racial identification … The struggle for human freedom … Can we take pride in group achievements past? … Kmele: We have a too-narrow sense of diversity … Glenn: “The future is assimilation” … Concluding statements …

Glenn’s culinary dilemma … Why the Republican Party depresses John … What’s the difference between Herschel Walker and John Fetterman? … Glenn’s argument for voting Republican … Woke theater’s “melodramatic agitprop” … Kanye, Kyrie, and the Jews … What’s “systemic,” “structural,” or “institutional” about racism? …

The appeals of immigration restrictionism … The 2013 Ray Kelly incident at Brown University … Rob’s forthcoming documentary about James Blake and Kyle Rittenhouse … The response to Rob’s Roland Fryer doc … The response to Rob’s Roland Fryer doc … Is there a “next Glenn Loury”? … Glenn’s course on race and policing be required? … Rob’s position on Trump … DeSantis vs. Trump … Rob’s love of ‘90s rap …

Walking through the valley of the shadow of death … Earning credibility through self-discrediting disclosure … The lionization of the lightweights … The golden age of black heterodoxy … The mainstreaming of Glenn and John … Glenn’s debate with Shelby Steele, Robert Woodson, and Kmele Foster … Are we ready to “get past race”? … The strange case of Jessica Krug … Darrell Brooks’s courtroom performance …

How Rafael came to the Manhattan Institute … Rafael’s new book, Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets Wrong and Who It Hurts Most … Is prison the right response to violent crime? … Why Rafael believes in three-strikes-type sentencing guidelines … Incarceration may lower crime, but is it just? … Rafael: Defunding the police is an indefensible idea … Should we worry about racial disparities in the non-deadly use of force by police? … Why Rafael’s father didn’t want him to become a cop …

Is racist heckling at sporting events a real problem? … John: “If you can’t be made fun of, you’re not part of the group” … The LA City Council racism scandal … Why is there no Latino Michael Brown? … Exalting (and exaggerating) the victim role … Glenn’s daughter’s upcoming appearance on The Glenn Show … Elite discrimination against Asians …

Matt’s profile of the artist Rahmaan Statik … Chicago’s “Great Unraveling” … Is Chicago slouching toward dystopia? … How will the near-end of cash bail affect crime in Chicago? … The responsibilities of teachers, parents, and the police … A snapshot of crime in Chicago … Matt runs the numbers on Illinois’s out-of-wedlock births … Lori Lightfoot’s prospects for reelection …

Is Florence Price’s music worthy of its current popularity? … The decline of blind auditions … Do diverse orchestras attract diverse audiences and musicians? … Why Don is protecting his real identity … Glenn delivers a soliloquy on humanity … John: Eliminating blind auditions is “bat [REDACTED] crazy” … Should John’s daughters benefit from affirmative action? …

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” …