Hour 3: Mark Reardon welcomes Joe Strohm, Cardinals VP of Ticket Sales, updates on this his expectation to reach 3 million fans in the staduim tonight, this weekend's homestand and Waino celebration. Then, Tom Haine, State's Attorney for Madison County, IL, shares on cash bail ending in Illinois changing "bond hearings" to "pre-trial detention hearings". Later, Steven Malanga, contributing editor to City Journal and a senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, shares his latest piece is headlined: "The Return of Urban Retail Deserts." Lastly, Mark brings you the Audio Cut of the Day!
Almost nobody is taking America's drug crisis seriously. We talk about it plenty, but that talk rarely acknowledges what distinguishes today's drug epidemic from past ones: Those earlier crises inflicted many more or less equally weighty harms — to users' health, to families, to communities. In this crisis, one problem dwarfs all others: death. Drugs have changed, probably for good. They now kill their users. A haphazard public response was more tolerable when the harms of drug use were more spread out and took time to accumulate. But with tens of thousands poisoned to death every year, bolder action is required.Guest Charles Fain Lehman joins us to discuss how policymakers can help flatten the cycle of drug use and death. Charles Fain Lehman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.This podcast discusses themes from Charles's essay in the Summer 2023 issue of National Affairs, "How to Think about the Drug Crisis."
Charles Lehamn is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a prominent center-right think tank that focuses on urban and city-related issues. The organization gained prominence in the 1980s and 1990s for brainstorming the "broken windows" theory and creating the policy blueprint for Republican New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Charles recently took a trip to Portland to examine the impact of Measure 110 and detailed his thoughts in a City Journal piece that we link to below and discuss the episode. We also dive into more technical issues such as defining what certain drugs like Fentanyl actually are, the hard statistics around Measure 110 and its outcomes, the differences between legalization and decriminalization and a host of other issues. This episode is also meant to give listeners the opposing view of the folks over at the Drug Policy Alliance who helped to pass Measure 110 (you can listen to that episode by clicking here).
0:00 - Mr. Freeze McConnell 10:18 - Trump on COVIDians bringing back COVID: we will not comply 26:32 - Dan & Amy investigate Mundelein High School for Race-Based and Sex-Based Discrimination in Violation of Title VI and Title IX 41:34 - Sam Patten, American political consultant and lobbyist who received international attention in relation to the Mueller Investigation. Charged with violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act for failing to register as a foreign agent, offers his Confessions of a Russiagate survivor and shares details from his memoir Dangerous Company: The Misadventures of a “Foreign Agent” For more on Sam and his book visit dangerouscompanybook.com 56:20 - Why Dan Proft is Single: Dan brings the receipts 01:17:51 -S.A. McCarthy, news writer at The Washington Stand writing for Real Clear Investigations, looks into Woke U.S. Diplomacy. Follow S.A. McCarthy on Twitter @pipesmoknpapist 01:29:33 - Contributing Editor to the City Journal, John Tierney, says No Masks, Please, We're Rational. Jon is also the co-author of The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It 01:41:49 - Party Bros return to take on the inflatsch 01:44:33 - Compact Magazine's Sohrab Ahmari on his new book "Tyranny, Inc."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cue the music: Just when you thought it was safe....yep, just in time for the 2024 election, some are bringing back the mask mandates! But if science shows that masks didn't really do a lot to prevent the spread of COVID last time, why bring them back now? Mike talks to City Journal columnist John Tierney. Also, will Black voters continue to vote Democrat in the next election? And between Mitch McConnell, Diane Feinstein, and Joe Biden, should there be an age limit for politicians?
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says the Biden Administration is a "historic administration." John Tierney's piece "No Masks, Please, We're Rational" in the City Journal. A Colorado elementary student is ejected from a classroom for wearing a 'Don't Tread On Me' Gadsden flag. A quote from Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the world's need to defend freedom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Councilman Joe Borelli, Minority Leader of the New York City Council & the author of "Staten Island in the Nineteenth Century: From Boomtown to Forgotten Borough" Topic: Mayor Adams asking City Council to rethink the possible closure of Rikers Island, migrant crisis on Staten Island Stephen Moore, "Joe Piscopo Show" Resident Scholar of Economics, Chairman of FreedomWorks Task Force on Economic Revival, former Trump economic adviser and the author of "Govzilla: How the Relentless Growth of Government Is Devouring Our Economy—And Our Freedom" Topic: "Why won't COVID lockdown artists admit they were wrong?" (op ed) Nicole Gelinas, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor at City Journal, and columnist for the New York Post Topic: "Right to Shelter" in NYC, Stores and restaurants seeking relief from credit card transaction feesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
At 4 pm on the Rod Arquette Show on Talk Radio 105.9 KNRS, John Tierney, Contributing Editor to the City Journal, joins the show to discuss his piece about how Americans should ignore the renewed call for mask mandates because of an uptick in Covid cases. Plus, Connor Boyack of the Libertas Institute joins the show to discuss the story of a 12-year-old Colorado boy who was kicked out of school for having a “Don't Tread on Me” patch on his backpack. See below for a full rundown of today's program.Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Tuesday, August 29, 20234:20 pm: John Tierney, Contributing Editor to the City Journal, joins the show to discuss his piece about how Americans should ignore the renewed call for mask mandates because of an uptick in Covid cases.4:38 pm: Connor Boyack of the Libertas Institute joins the show to discuss the story of a 12-year-old Colorado boy who was kicked out of school for having a “Don't Tread on Me” patch on his backpack.6:05 pm: Daily Caller contributor Deroy Murdock joins the show for a conversation about his piece on the so called “smoking gun” the Fulton County District Attorney claims to have against Donald Trump.6:20 pm: Melissa Mackenzie, Publisher of American Spectator, joins Rod for a conversation about her piece in which she says the GOP is living a big lie if it expects to return to power under anyone other than Donald Trump.6:38 pm: Todd Bensman, Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, joins Rod to discuss the strange story of a Pakistani doctor with an H-1B visa working at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota who hatched a jihadist plot to kill fellow doctors.
In his new book “America's Cultural Revolution” Chris Rufo asks why so many major corporations are “bending the knee to a far-left agenda.” Why are the most radical and fanatic zealots – from all sides of the political spectrum – dictating the future of the USA? Rufo joins Dr. Drew to discuss DEI, racism, doublespeak, and academic infiltration by activists. 「 SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: Find out more about the companies that make this show possible, and get special discounts on amazing products! Visit https://drdrew.com/sponsors 」 Chris Rufo is a writer, filmmaker, and activist. He has directed four documentaries for PBS, including America Lost, which tells the story of three forgotten American cities. He is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of the public policy magazine City Journal. His reporting and activism have inspired a presidential order, a national grassroots movement, and legislation in twenty-two states. Christopher holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and an ALM from Harvard University. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three sons. Follow him at https://twitter.com/RealChrisRufo and https://rufo.substack.com. Read his book at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0063227533 「 SPONSORED BY 」 Find out more about the companies that make this show possible and get special discounts on amazing products at https://drdrew.com/sponsors • GENUCEL - Using a proprietary base formulated by a pharmacist, Genucel has created skincare that can dramatically improve the appearance of facial redness and under-eye puffiness. Genucel uses clinical levels of botanical extracts in their cruelty-free, natural, made-in-the-USA line of products. Get an extra discount with promo code DREW at https://genucel.com/drew • PRIMAL LIFE - Dr. Drew recommends Primal Life's 100% natural dental products to improve your mouth. Get a sparkling smile by using natural teeth whitener without harsh chemicals. For a limited time, get 60% off at https://drdrew.com/primal • PALEOVALLEY - "Paleovalley has a wide variety of extraordinary products that are both healthful and delicious,” says Dr. Drew. "I am a huge fan of this brand and know you'll love it too!” Get 15% off your first order at https://drdrew.com/paleovalley • THE WELLNESS COMPANY - Counteract harmful spike proteins with TWC's Signature Series Spike Support Formula containing nattokinase and selenium. Learn more about TWC's supplements at https://twc.health/drew 「 MEDICAL NOTE 」 The CDC states that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and reduce your risk of severe illness. You should always consult your personal physician before making any decisions about your health. 「 ABOUT the SHOW 」 Ask Dr. Drew is produced by Kaleb Nation (https://kalebnation.com) and Susan Pinsky (https://twitter.com/firstladyoflove). This show is for entertainment and/or informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 「 ABOUT DR. DREW 」 For over 30 years, Dr. Drew has answered questions and offered guidance to millions through popular shows like Celebrity Rehab (VH1), Dr. Drew On Call (HLN), Teen Mom OG (MTV), and the iconic radio show Loveline. Now, Dr. Drew is opening his phone lines to the world by streaming LIVE from his home studio. Watch all of Dr. Drew's latest shows at https://drdrew.tv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IT'S AMAZING WHAT A DIFFERENCE ONE LETTER CAN MAKE We've gone from Morning In America to Mourning for America. Nothing says it better than Ronald Reagan's morning in America ad from 1984. John Tierney of City Journal had proof that masks were not only useless but harmful early in the Covid 19 hysteria. He has more proof now that the idiots who forced it on us for two years are threatening to do it again. Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun has an update on just how bad things are in Justin Trudeau's liberal Utopia and why Americans should be paying attention to make sure it doesn't happen here. How would you like to have $30 or $40 taken out of every pay check for a carbon tax? Everybody who voted for the mayor of Chicago deserves to have their car stolen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Friday, August 25, 20234:20 pm: Brandon Weichert, Senior Editor at 19fortyfive.com joins Rod to discuss his piece calling Vivek Ramaswamy a scam, saying he is the “political equivalent of chickenfeed.”4:38 pm: Bob Barr, Chairman and CEO of the Law Enforcement Education Foundation joins the show to discuss his piece for Townhall in which he says the feel-good driver equity laws that liberals are fond of endanger the public.6:05 pm: Steve Moore, an Economist with FreedomWorks, joins Rod for their weekly conversation about politics and the nation's economy.6:20 pm: RealClearPolitics columnist J. Peder Zane joins Rod to discuss his recent piece in which he says Democrats have broken America and Republicans should be more outraged than they seem.6:38 pm: We'll listen back to Rod's conversations this week with Steve Malanga of the City Journal about the sharp decline in American children participating in soccer, and (at 6:50 pm) with Eric Teetsel of the Heritage Foundation on his piece titled “Confessions of a Rich Man North of Richmond.”
In today's episode Bob reads through an article by City Journal breaking down the failure of California's educating system.Students dropping out, failing tests, false grades, etc.This sad prospect of the future of Californians because the teachers unions and the politicians don't care.Or they do care but it is just not in alignment with the parents and the wellbeing of the students.To learn more, visit:https://www.terrafirmaconsultant.com/Listen to more episodes on Mission Matters:https://missionmatters.com/author/robert-wolf/
Coming up at 4 pm today on the Rod Arquette Show on Talk Radio 105.9 KNRS, Steve Malanga, Senior Editor for the City Journal at the Manhattan Institute, joins the program to discuss how fewer American children are playing soccer as television ratings for the sport are climbing in the U.S. Plus, Utah Homeless Services Coordinator Wayne Niederhauser joins the program to discuss the proposal to have a city sanctioned homeless camp in Salt Lake City. See below for a full rundown of today's program.Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Tuesday, August 22, 20234:38 pm: Evita Duffy Alfonso, a Staff Writer with The Federalist and co-founder of Chicago Thinker, joins the show for a conversation about her piece on how 14 American cities are targeting bans on meat, dairy and private vehicles by 2030.5:05 pm: Steve Malanga, Senior Editor for the City Journal at the Manhattan Institute, joins the program to discuss how fewer American children are playing soccer as television ratings for the sport are climbing in the U.S.6:05 pm: Utah Homeless Services Coordinator Wayne Niederhauser joins the program to discuss the proposal to have a city sanctioned homeless camp in Salt Lake City.6:20 pm: O.H. Skinner, Executive Director of Alliance for Consumers joins the program to discuss his piece for the Washington Examiner about how the left is using public nuisance lawsuits to change the everyday lives of Americans.6:38 pm: Evan Lambert, a D.C. Correspondent for NewsNation joins the program to discuss how flight attendants are asking for mandated self-defense training to help deal with unruly passengers.
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief at Forbes Media & the co-author of "Inflation: What It Is, Why It's Bad, and How to Fix It"Topic: Reflecting on the First Anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act Nicole Gelinas, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor at City Journal, and columnist for the New York Post Topic: "For Biden, telling New York ‘Drop dead' is a winning message" (New York Post op ed)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Philosophy professor Jacob Howland applies the lessons of Greek classics and Jewish scripture to this our curious moment at the inception of Artificial intelligence when computers are doing more and more work for us, and we humans—like miniature Gods—can make up new simulated realities and even identities for ourselves. There's a word for when people worship the things they create: idolatry. Looking to the Bible (from the Garden of Eden, the Fall, Cain and Abel, the Tower of Babel, and the Golden Calf) and literature (from Homer, Plato, and Hesiod, all the way to Milton), Professor Howland and I talk about where we are, and where we might be headed. Jacob Howland's website and his faculty pages at the University of Tulsa and the University of Austin Jacob Howland's article, “AI is a False Prophet: Our enslavement to idolatry will end in disaster.” (Unherd, April 2023) Jacob Howland's article, “AI has always plagued mankind: Technological arrogance brought about our Fall.” (Unherd, July 2023) Jacob Howland's article, “Henry Adams and the Crisis of Education: How the famed historian foresaw our civilizational predicament” (City Journal, July 2023) Jacob Howland and Russ Roberts on the EconTalk podcast (June 2023) Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Philosophy professor Jacob Howland applies the lessons of Greek classics and Jewish scripture to this our curious moment at the inception of Artificial intelligence when computers are doing more and more work for us, and we humans—like miniature Gods—can make up new simulated realities and even identities for ourselves. There's a word for when people worship the things they create: idolatry. Looking to the Bible (from the Garden of Eden, the Fall, Cain and Abel, the Tower of Babel, and the Golden Calf) and literature (from Homer, Plato, and Hesiod, all the way to Milton), Professor Howland and I talk about where we are, and where we might be headed. Jacob Howland's website and his faculty pages at the University of Tulsa and the University of Austin Jacob Howland's article, “AI is a False Prophet: Our enslavement to idolatry will end in disaster.” (Unherd, April 2023) Jacob Howland's article, “AI has always plagued mankind: Technological arrogance brought about our Fall.” (Unherd, July 2023) Jacob Howland's article, “Henry Adams and the Crisis of Education: How the famed historian foresaw our civilizational predicament” (City Journal, July 2023) Jacob Howland and Russ Roberts on the EconTalk podcast (June 2023) Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Hour 3: Mark Reardon welcomes Leor Sapir, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, to discuss his article, "Second Thoughts on 'Gender-Affirming Care'" written in the City Journal. Then, David Strom, associate editor with HotAir.com, shares on his latest articles & update on the officer charged today over his role in George Floyd's death. Later, Mark brings you the Audio Cut of the Day.
0:00 - Dan & John Kass react to yesterday's arraignment of former president Trump 10:27 - Transcripts of Devon Archer testimony released yesterday 30:37 - Dan & John look into the divide between republicans and democrats 50:00 - CAMPUS BEAT: McHenry College's “Talk Dirty” class 01:00:51 - Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney & Contributing Editor at National Review, Andrew McCarthy, calls Trump's latest indictment "A Political Scheme to Influence the Next Election" Check out Andy's still timely book Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency 01:22:01 - Judge Glock, contributing editor of City Journal and author of The Dead Pledge: The Origins of the Mortgage Market and Federal Bailouts, 1913–1939, on the End of the Encampments? 01:34:46 - Founder, CIO Perry International Capital Partners, LLC., Jim Perry, pours over the July jobs numbers 01:50:27 - Open Mic Friday!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Originally Recorded May 15th, 2023 About Charles Fain Lehman: https://manhattan.institute/person/charles-fain-lehman/ Check out Charles' essay in City Journal, Beyond Race: https://www.city-journal.org/article/beyond-race Check out Charles' essay in National Review, Why American Life Spans are Getting Shorter: https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2023/05/15/why-american-lifespans-are-getting-shorter/ Get full access to Unlicensed Philosophy with Chuong Nguyen at musicallyspeaking.substack.com/subscribe
0:00 - Hunter Biden's sweat plea deal was blown up in a dramatic legal twist 10:46 - Senator Mitch McConnell suddenly stops talking for 30 seconds. Clearly he had some kind of neurological event 20:35 - Impromptu flash mob in south loop 28:05 - Migrant Crisis: When are we going to put Americans first? When are we going to put Chicagoans first? 50:03 - Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, William Jacobson, explains how the Hunter Biden plea deal went awry. Professor Jacobson is also founder of LegalInsurrection.com and president of the Legal Insurrection Foundation 01:06:33 - Jazz Shaw, contributor to HotAir.com and The Debrief, is also Salem Media's resident UFO expert. He breaks down yesterday's congressional hearing. For more from Jazz @JazzShaw 01:21:21 - Major Scott A. Huesing USMC (Ret), bestselling Author of Echo in Ramadi, is riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle across the country again this year for Save the Brave (STB) to raise awareness for Veteran Suicide. Huesing serves as Executive Director for Save the Brave. For more on Save the Brave visit savethebrave.org 01:34:54 - Contributing Editor to City Journal and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Steve Malanga, busts the Myth of the Starving Shoplifter 01:49:45 - President of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara, discusses the allegations of sexual misconduct by CPD See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rod Arquette Show w/ Greg Hughes Daily Rundown – Wednesday, July 26, 20234:20 pm: Former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, now an analyst for Fox News, joins the program to discuss his piece on how today's liberals have left classic Democrats out in the cold.5:05 pm: Philip Wegmann, White House Reporter for Real Clear News and a Fellow at the Steamboat Institute joins the show for a conversation about the latest on the Hunter Biden drama.6:05 pm: Steve Malanga, Senior Editor at the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, joins the program to discuss his piece in the New York Post about how shoplifting is becoming organized crime.
0:00 - RIP Rocky Wirtz & when titans of industry take on honorifics 30:38 - Tucker in his car with Ice Cube (they do not sing or get coffee) 53:57 - CAMPUS BEAT: Sorority consultants 01:13:10 - Mikhail Zyga – Russian journalist—a scholar and a badass. Former frontline combat journalist, was a founding editor of Dozhd, the only independent TV station in Russia, was labeled a “foreign agent,” and forced to flee Russia, discusses Russia, Ukraine and his new book War and Punishment: Putin, Zelensky, and the Path to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine 01:29:23 - Noted economist Stephen Moore: Get a generator, the grid is no longer reliable. For more Steve @StephenMoore 01:43:09 - Theodore Dalrymple, contributing editor of City Journal and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on Intellectual Dysfunction. Theodore Dalrymple is also the author of many books, including Life at the Bottom and Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy 01:56:00 - Tom Homan, former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: since Joe Biden has been president over 1700 migrants have died on US soil, which is a record by farSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When is a movie no longer just a movie? It's when it becomes an event, or even a cultural phenomenon. What happens when two of those movies drop at the same time? You have the collision that was "Barbenheimer." This past week saw the opening of two films that are polar opposites: Greta Gerwig's playful comedy "Barbie" that brings the doll to life and Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheiemer," the biographical drama depicting the development of the atomic bomb under J. Robert Oppenheimer. The films should presumably appeal to vastly different audiences, but buzz around both films had moviegoers swarming to both — often on the same day — and each delivered in a big way. "Barbie" brought in more than $162 million domestically on opening weekend and "Oppenheimer" had more than $82 million in sales to take the top two box office spots this past week. And while that seems like a distant No. 2 for the latter, don't forget that "Barbie" is more than an hour shorter and appeared on more screens. Co-hosts Bruce Miller and Terry Lipshetz discuss seeing both films, including Terry's experience seeing "Oppenheimer" in an IMAX theater. Plus, learn why both films will surely be in the running for multiple Academy Awards when Oscar season approaches. Next week: We discuss the upcoming final season of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" on Disney+ and have interviews with cast members Frankie A. Rodriguez, Julia Lester and Dara Reneé, plus the creator of the series Tim Federle. Where to watch "Barbie" in theaters "Oppenheimer" in theaters About the show Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, a longtime entertainment reporter who is now the editor of the Sioux City Journal in Iowa and Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer for Lee Enterprises based in Madison, Wisconsin. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Adobe Premiere and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Welcome everyone to another episode of Screamed and Screamed in Entertainment Podcasts about movies and TV from Lee Enterprises. I'm Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer at Lee and co-host of the program with the King of this podcast's mojo dojo casa house Bruce Miller, editor of the City Journal and a longtime entertainment reporter. So Mr. Mojo Dojo Casa House ruler, see any good movies this weekend. Was it a Brucedom? Yeah. Are you are you leading the patriarchy? Are you in charge of that? That's right. I can hardly wait there with the patriarchy is coming to Barbie land. That'll be so cool. Actually, this was like, I swear, this will have been the best week of movies of the year. It's incredible to really big ones. And I saw a lot of people who were trying to do both of them in the same day when I went. And they all an awful lot of people dressed up like Barbie, basically a lot of pink. And then they would their choice was to go to Barbie first in Oppenheimer's second, which I don't know if was because they felt that they could relax or something. I don't know. But they did like doing the double feature like that. But I would have savored a little bit of it so that I wouldn't add all the goodness at once, because I think it was it was interesting. Now you've got girls who would probably be of a Barbie age, right? E their they've outgrown Barbie as a toy or a thing. So they're past the Barbie stage. And this is an interesting movie, too, because this Barbie, this isn't a kids movie. This is all sort of an adult themed. Yeah. Yeah. I think that if parents were thinking they're going to send their kids to see Barbie, it might be a bad idea because I don't think that there's anything in there that's subversive or anything that they shouldn't see, but I don't think they would think it was like past Barbie films where it was, you know, just kind of magic unicorns and cars and God knows what Barbie did back in the past. But it's a spoof in a way of the Barbie motif. I thought it was brilliant the way they were able to make Barbie relevant today. And where you don't dismiss her as just that. Oh, that's that kind of obnoxious doll, you know, because Barbie has always been seen as why are little girls playing with anything but a baby doll? And Barbie came around. It was like, you know, maybe we like to play with dolls like that. So it's very interesting how they do that. And then they make Mattel look good, which I was shocked about that. I thought Mattel, you know, they had these kind of mean guys who are all male staff at Mattel running the thing. And then they introduce you to the the woman who created Barbie. And a very fascinating to show how Mattel doesn't come off as a bad guy in this whole thing, I think. But I do think that a lot of people have been leaning in far too much to the end. Everybody talks about it as the best final line of any movie. And I think, okay, it's interesting, but let's not all get so excited that we lose sight of what came before that. Right? I really loved it. I didn't know what to expect because I. I tried to stay away from so many reviews and everything. I wanted to go in with it with a very fresh mind. I obviously read enough of it to know, you know, obviously this is a little bit of a spoof of Barbie. This isn't like some of the Barbie movies that the cartoon is. You're the very Barbie Barbie type of movies that have been there. This is obviously poking fun at Barbie to a degree. I mean, even in the trailers says if you love Barbie, you're going to love this movie. If you hate Barbie, hate Barbie, love this movie. And I you know, I'm not a a Barbie person, but I went into it thinking like, okay, I want to check this out. It has the pedigree of people in it that, you know, I should like it. I mean, Will Ferrell is as the head of Mattel and I thought he was brilliant in that part is normal. Will Ferrell Nice. I don't always love him in movies, but I thought he played this role very well. And then I thought, you know, Rhea Perlman in that role, as you know, the creator of Barbie, did did a wonderful job. It was fun to see her. My wife was excited when Kate McKinnon came on screen as Weird Barbie. She loves Kate McKinnon. I love Kate McKinnon. And so it was it was kind of fun from that perspective. She's like three Barbie that every girl, like, did her hair. I mean, heard anybody who owned a Barbie. I cut her hair. Oh, yeah. Barbie was always getting her hair cut. And this is how she turns out. And then she becomes the one who sits in the box without shoes and kind of the wrong outfit put on together. And maybe the makeup got smeared. That is Kate McKinnon in a heartbeat. And she did a beautiful job of kind of left over Barbie. Yeah, I was just overall surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I thought I would like it. You know, Greta Gerwig is attached to it. She's becoming a very brilliant filmmaker. And I just thought that, okay, we have enough components here where I'm probably going to like it and it's fine. I can be a dad and go into this movie. There were very few kids in the theater when we went. We went in the afternoon on a Saturday. I only brought one of the two daughters. One wanted absolutely nothing to do with the movie because she hates Barbie, she hates pink things, she hates being a girly girl. I showed her the trailer and I said like, No, no, no, it makes fun of that stuff. And she still didn't want to see it. I guarantee you, as soon as it's on TV, she'll watch it and she'll probably love it. But I'm not going to force a 12 year old to go see a movie that she doesn't want. So we we went my wife and one of my daughters went and we enjoyed it. There were one other family I want to say that was there. They had kind of like a tween ish daughter. And then there was a really little younger sister with her, which probably was too young for the movie. After that, it was all adults. It was all like older Gen-X, younger baby boomers. You know, It was like Women's Night Out. Yeah. And they were dressed in pink. I saw two guys come in wearing pink shirts and pink shorts and blazers. So interesting crowd. And they were all of from teenage to, you know, middle aged. I think it was a yeah, a fascinating mix. And I thought it had a real big opening day crowd. I was surprised that on opening day it would be that big. But it was and it was the number one film of the week. So they did like by like a mile, I mean 162 million in 4200 plus theaters. That is insane. And it was I don't know if you picked up on this, but it actually shattered a record for a film directed by a woman, 162 million. The next best was Captain Marvel, which was co-directed by Anna Boden, and that did 153 million in 2019. And then the Wonder Woman film by Patty Jenkins in 2017 that just did just a little over 103 million. So this this was a just a huge movie on so many different levels. The number of screens it was showing on just at my little AMC Theater in town, it was it was like 10 a.m. 1030, 12, 12 3130. It was just nonstop in my theater. It wasn't packed when I went kind of early in the afternoon, but it was constant. I mean, it was the most full. I've seen that parking lot in a very long time. You know, the thing that the success will cause them to want to do a sequel. Yep. And to me. Okay. But go into those other Barbies because there's a whole lineup of different kinds of Barbies. You don't have to have Margot Robbie come back and go through some other kind of life affirming mission or whatever. You could have a Supreme Court Barbie. You could have President Barbie, you could have astronaut Barbie. You could go with all those different ones, and same with cans. You could have different cans. So then it's not the same thing, because I think that's what they're just too eager for is an and my favorite of all was Allen Allen. I was just going to bring Allen up. Michael's Nero was so good as Allen and you know what I loved is at the end during the credits you got to see what that doll looked like and there was it says I can wear Ken's clothes or something like that. And that was one of his lines. And yet she was able to grab all those things from costumes that Barbie wore or the different kinds of Barbies there were. She I mean, if you were a Barbie fan, she did her homework. And I think that really shows with this. I wanted to see a little more image. I got to be honest and Skipper, because those two were, you know, how they traded. Let's make every dime we can get out of the franchise. It would have been fun to see those. But they again, they could be potential for a sequel. But I laughed so much and I do think if I'm going to predict anything, Ryan Gosling could get a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Cat. He was good. He played kind of that dopey sidekick kind of. But then when he comes into the real world and sees that, you know, it's not like Barbie Land in, and he starts kind of asserting himself and then comes back and creates the mojo dojo casa house, which is my favorite line of the whole thing. And then he's wearing this fur coat all the time, like he's some rapper or something, you. Know, And the battle, the battle at the end, I don't you know, we don't need you, but you're going to be you mentioned that beating each other off. I think he did a really nice job of toeing the line with some of the referencing and that kind of thing to keep the adults happy, but they never really crossed the line where I don't think it was at any point, you know, concerning to have kids in there other than maybe a few adult ish things a little bit here and there. I mean, they got a little anatomical a couple of times, but that was it. But it was it was funny. If anything, kids would be bored, right, Because they wouldn't get the lines or they wouldn't get the reference. But if you've lived through Barbie and I think that's most of us, we've seen the kind of things they've done with her and where it was like beauty queen Barbie and all these things where it was promoting a different image than maybe most people thought of Barbie because I think when it started, she kind of looked Marilyn Monroe ish. No, I mean, then she became kind of this Miss America ideal. And I think that didn't really play well with people who were looking for a doll who was adult. Right. But they never they never lay on all of that so that it's a bad thing, like when they make fun of Barbie being these is just that she could do anything. Yeah. And I love the concept that she could dream to be Barbie, could be whatever she wants to be. Exactly. That's what I think the movie talks about, is that women should have the right to be whatever they want to be. You know, you brought up Ryan Gosling in this for a possible award season thing. You don't normally see comedies enter into that level of discussion. Could you see this film, though, because of the messaging and the way they approached it, the direction, the screenwriting? Could you see this maybe getting in being their 10th film to get a best Picture nominee to get, you know, best director nominee for Greta Gerwig, Best Original Screenplay, maybe. Okay. It's definitely going to be a contender, if not the winner already for best sets and best costumes, because those are just brilliant. And then you start looking down the road and you think, Well, she's going to get a writing nomination because here's a way that you can reward. They want to give Greta something over all these years where they like past her by. And I think writing could be the one that she could win. I don't know that directing is one that she could win because you've got those heavy dramas that are in there, but she can certainly be nominated. Yeah. And then and it'll be I think it'll be nominated for best Picture because it's just goofy enough that there is room for it. Yep. You know, and it was one of those things and we'll talk about it too, as we move on to Oppenheimer. But it was a film that I felt like I really wanted to see it in the theater and it was funny because I looked at my purchase history in my AMC app because I watched I saw that on a on Saturday. I couldn't get to Oppenheimer until Monday afternoon, which is July 24th, July 24th of last year. I saw Top Gun Maverick. I saw that in my history. That was the first movie I went to in the theater since the pandemic. I mean, the last thing I saw before that in the theater was going to the last Star Wars movie twice in December of 2019. So I went to Top Gun Maverick in July of last year. I went to Avatar. That was the next movie I saw in the theater was Avatar in December. But since then, it's been, you know, is Barbie movie. It's Oppenheimer, it's Indiana Jones. It was elemental. It was The Flash, It was Super Mario Brothers. I've been to, you know, like a half dozen movies now, and it feels like we're back. We're back with all right. Movies, event level movies where I don't even want to wait until it's on streaming or anything like that. I have to be there. Well, and didn't you feel that the crowd reaction helped? Yes. You know, if you were sitting at home, you wouldn't really have those good belly laughs that you got out of some of these things. And I don't feel any of them. But there were moments when I was just snorting. Yeah, they were so funny. Yeah. And, you know, it is interesting too, for me, before I went to see the movie Friday night, we had tickets to to a pro baseball game. It was kind of one of these. It's not an affiliated minor league team. It's kind of, you know, it's where the players go to keep their careers going. And so we go to this game and we're watching it and there's a family behind us. And the family includes a few daughters that were, you know, like late teens, early 20 kind of age. And they're talking about Barb and Heimer for a couple of innings. And they're giving their critique of, you know, yeah, I love the Barbie movie. Oppenheimer It was pretty good. We were surprised. It was a little slow at first, but it and there I'm thinking it's like we're we're at a baseball game and people are talking about urban Heimer there it's almost because it's entered into this this cultural it's a cultural phenomenon in the moment. And, you know, no matter where you are, people are talking about it. And you go, la la la la la. Don't tell me anything about that. But I was luckily my hearing's a little off, so whatever else, they kept on yapping about it. Yeah, I missed it, but I picked up on that. You got to see Oppenheimer. How I wish I had, which is on IMAX screens. I did. I wasn't really. I would think that when they they now hear it's going to sound like I'm spoiling it but when they test the bomb. Yeah, that that would have been really, really cool in IMAX. Oh yeah. Oh yes. Because. All right, you've got me. And I'm jealous because I didn't see an IMAX. Yeah. So I couldn't get to Oppenheimer over the weekend and I was looking I was I wasn't sure if I'd even be able to see it before we talked. I go and I was looking to see where it was playing and when, and I didn't even realize it. But there was an IMAX theater not too far from the office, and I saw that even even during the week, it was getting pretty filled up. So my best chance to see it in IMAX was at 1215 on a monday afternoon. I buy my ticket, I get there and the place is absolutely packed. Other than the first couple of rows where you're going to get a stiff neck and a few seats off to the side on either end. The place was packed on a monday afternoon. I have never in my life been to an IMAX theater. I've been to a few large format type of things in museums and that kind of thing where, you know, they try to immerse you in sound and screen. But I was never actually at an IMAX theater to see a Hollywood film as soon as I sat in, even just there going through the previews and I'm already just getting blown away, seeing all the movies that I'm expecting to see in the next few months. But then when when the film comes up and you're seeing it and you know that Christopher Nolan filmed it with IMAX in mind and the imagery is huge and the sound I'm just swimming in sound and it's not it's it's loud, but it's not overpowering. I could just feel it around me. So again, we don't want to give away anything. We want to be as spoiler free as possible. But it's pretty obvious that, yes, they do test the atomic bomb in a movie about the atomic bomb. So when they drop it and it kind of there's that scene where they don't they don't give you the sound right away. They just give you that flash. Right. And I'm just thinking, oh, okay, you know, that's interesting. But then then it hits you. And I could feel like you can feel the sound pouring over you as that destructive wave just comes at you. And I was just so blown away by that that I'm so glad I was so glad I saw that in IMAX. Did you see Sound of Metal, the one about the musician who was losing his hearing? It's on my list of like, yeah, I know what you're speaking of. It's in my Amazon Prime. Like, I got to see it and I've been watching this for three years. They play with sound in very, very interesting ways and that that was what I was reminded of when I saw Oppenheimer. I thought, you know, he's really he's using all of these different elements. I mean, everything cinematography, where he has black and white in color, the makeup where the makeup techniques are very subtle. They aren't ones where you go, Oh, my God, he's got a big plastic face on and he's supposed to be old. Okay, I get that. I guess this is very, very subtle. All of the things that the elements are top drawer, top drawer with everybody. And then when you look at the cast of supporting actors, I mean, it's a it's an independent directors dream cast. And you go, Oh, my God. And they they don't even have lines. Some of those people are just kind of background. They wanted to be in this film so badly and you go through it, you go, Wow, this is clout, where you're able to get these people in this film. Now, I like you. I think it starts slowly. I think it's one of those things where don't be thrown off by a film that might seem a little oh, my God, it's just sluggish. We're going to get a whole buy. Because I thought immediately of Beautiful Mind. I thought, Oh, jeez, it's going to be Beautiful Mind all over again. And then it isn't. And then you you get into that whole building process where they're creating Los Alamos and and the team is assembling and you kind of get, okay, it's like riding a train and the train keeps chugging and then it gets a high pitch. And there's a moment again, this is another one I want to ask you about when he is greeted by everybody in the room where they again use sound as and flashes to see how he responds to the people who are cheering him on. Do you know which one I'm meaning? Yeah. And you're kind of later after. Yeah. And did you. Did you. Was that a real big and have seen watch. Yeah. Yeah that and that and just the emotion and because you can see it on his face so clearly being so large but then the sound into it and the sound of kind of like him imagining the world being destroyed by right energy it just it filled the theater the whole way through. Absolutely amazing. And then there's that kind of oh my God moment when they started talking about a vote that was taken and who was responsible for. And that is just I think that's one of that. That's one of those kind of cherries on the top that rewards you for hanging with it and also knowing the history. Yeah, it's interesting because I, I mean, I obviously knew that Cillian Murphy was in there as Robert Oppenheimer. I knew Matt Damon was in the movie, but I, I really avoided paying too close attention to who is doing what because I just wanted to go in and see the film. I didn't realize right away that it was Robert Downey Jr in that role, but it was interesting to me. And let me ask you this, as someone who's seen a lot of movies, like I went into it, it's a three hour film and it's a it's a drama about the Manhattan Project. And I'm thinking myself, I hope this isn't boring. You know, I know that there's going to be an hour in. I know there's a lot of story to tell as I started watching it, because obviously they give you the black and white is meant to be from the perspective of Louis Strauss's character. Right. Right. And then the color is Robert Oppenheimer's perspective, right? It got me thinking a little bit to how Francis Ford Coppola directed Godfather Part two, which is also a very long movie, over 3 hours and 20 minutes. But he used the scenes where he had scenes with kind of the present day Corleone family. But then they also had Robert De Niro's the flashbacks of how Vito Corleone came to power, and they would bounce you back and forth. And I thought with Oppenheimer how they were able to go back and forth between the black and white and the color. It helped actually move the story along. So you weren't so beaten down by just constant dialog and stuff. It was almost, you know, in both cases, both movies have very little action. It's more of a of a drama. And they used a different jumping around in color to kind of keep you moving along. So I actually never felt like it was, you know, there was a few few moments where kind of slowly went along. But I always thought it kept me going the whole way through. I you know, I think the your concept is that black and white means it's the past. And that wasn't how he used that. That is just perspective and so immediately you jump to that you think or these old scenes that we're watching here now is this before something and it's not it's actually more of the more contemporary scenes of some of the things that they were dealing with. I thought it was very fascinating how Matt Damon looked like a movie star in that he was a little broader than most of the other actors. The other actors kind of pulled it back a little bit and he was kind of like, Ooh, la, where you're you're getting a little more than maybe you want out of him. And I know he'll probably be nominated for best supporting actor. But you see that Robert Downey Jr is almost invisible as Strauss. Then he gives it away with a few little gestures of his that are typical Robert Downey Jr things. But I think it's still a good performance. Emily Blunt How exciting is she as Mrs. Oppenheimer She is like, I want to know her because that one woman would just tell people, OP and she was like, just kind of she had that bitterness that her husband didn't and she knew how to be just that other side there that she needed. And I think Gillian Murphy pulls back enough that you can just project just about anything on his personality so that if you thought he was a nudge or you thought he was just this brilliant man who is, you know, doesn't have equals anywhere, there were a lot of things that you could play off his performance, how he modulated that. And, you know, they all talk about how he ate nothing and didn't mingle with the rest of them. And you think, well, if that helped the performance go for it, you know, But when I saw like Josh Hartnett sitting there on the on the couch, barely in it, Rami Malick, who has maybe one decent scene and these are and people who are like Oscar winners. Affleck had a little bit part in there, too so. That anybody in it's like all of a sudden he shows up. Matthew Modine I thought, Oh, this is your tip of the hat to Ken Burns, because Matthew Modine would be the kind who would like narrate something for Ken Burns, right? Yeah, he was it was buried. But in Florence Pugh You don't recognize that. That's Florence Pugh in there as somebody in Oppenheimer's life. Albert Einstein Yeah. You know, I mean, it just it goes one after another. So if you're a fan of movies, Oppenheimer is like the best reward we've gotten in a long time. And I'm not saying bad things about past movies that have won Best Picture or whatever, but they've been pretty middle of the road in recent years. I mean, you know, don't get me wrong, I love Coda, but I don't think Coda is high art. I think this is something that you look at and you say, you know what, This guy did some planning. He did some thinking about this. It isn't we've just got to get this shot today and we're moving on. This movie also. I mean, you know, it did only 82 million compared to Barbie's 162. But it was on it was on 600 fewer screens, number one. And it's 3 hours. You can only show it so many times during the course of the day. So yeah, it did half of Barbie. But in a sense, with the time and everything, we almost it almost equal that, you know, it's just like if you could have shortened up the movie and threw it on more screens, it would have been right up there. People, people flocked to this movie. You know, last week we talked about RAGBRAI, which was the bicycle ride across Iowa. And Saturday was when I went to it and in the theater, it was packed with with bicycle riders, because I don't know if it was because they want to get out of the heat, but they wanted have something to do or they wanted to recline in a in a comfy seat. But they were it was wall to wall people in bicycle clothes. And they just loved it. They ate it up like crazy. And I don't think they slept if they were planning on doing that. So overall, I mean, is Oppenheimer best picture frontrunner at this point for you? Well, it is. But if you saw the previews, you saw that there's a martin Scorsese film that's coming out. And I think that's his biggest competition. And I think that's where we're going to see who's playing off whom in this. And it will depend how it you know, there will be some backlash. I think we already saw it today. People were counting the stars on the flags and said use the right number of stars. And so there you go. I read an interesting thing about that, too, that that might have actually been intentional because it was there was one scene where it had the correct number of stars and there was another scene where is incorrect. And the theory was that because it was it the split was between color in black and white. So the perspective may have been from one of their perspectives, the one where it was correct, remembering it as, you know, 48 states in the union, whereas the other one was, you have the perspective of the time where there's 50 stars. I don't know if that's true or if somebody just, you know, in set design flubbed and grabbed the wrong one. But it was an interesting theory. At least Clint Eastwood has done that, where he's done, you know, a period piece and then the flag is wrong. Right. You know, so it happens. It happens. But I don't that doesn't pull away from anything else. And I think, you know, he is a real stickler for not trying to recreate things in special effects. You're not going to see 10,000 names that are listed as people who did the animation for this. So I think there's a real a love fest. And if Christopher Nolan doesn't win best director for this, it better be something good. Absolutely. Well, next week we're going to move probably as far away from Oppenheimer and Barbara, yet we have a new show, well, I guess not a new show, but a new season of a show on Disney and yeah, ending. Do you want to just set us up on that one? What are we looking at? Come on, High School Musical and I know you're not of that ilk. I know that you're not from that age range. 26 When it popped, it was unbelievable. I mean, nobody thought that a Disney movie would turn out to be that much of a phenomenon. And it launched careers not unlike other films and then led way to High School Musical, The musical, the series, which is ending its season. In fact, they're going to drop all the episodes on one day. So if you are a high school musical nut, you'll find out what happened to those kids in the in the final season so that we're telling you that next weekend we've got people from the show that we are talking to as well. So come on, we're all in this together. I can't wait to talk with you more about that. Thank you again for listening to this episode of Streamed and Screened.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Heather MacDonald is a political and social commentator, attorney and bestseller author. She is currently the Thomas Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank, and a contributing editor at City Journal where she covers higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and race relations. Heather is a graduate of Yale University, was a Yale Mellon fellow at Clare College at Cambridge University, and received her Juris doctorate degree from Stanford University Law School. She served on the Judge Reinhardt Ninth Circuit Court and in the past worked as an attorney at EPA. Here most recent book is When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty and Threatens Lives", which addresses the decline of our American institutions, especially medicine and the fine arts, due to the institutionalization of systemic racism and the problems of racial disparities. Previous books include The Diversity Delusion and the New York Times bestseller The War on Cops. Her essays can be read at City Journal, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, and many others. The websites are City-Journal.org and Manhattan.Institute
NYC — Interviewed by Stephen Adubato for his podcast Cracks in Postmodernity. We talk about this review he wrote on Fuccboi in City Journal: https://www.city-journal.org/article/reality-check . Good dude. Last Fuccboi centric pod, just talking to other writers about their writing from now on. Artwork: Fuccboi, Oil on canvas, 20” x 20” by Phoebe Clemens https://phoebeclemens.com
After long await, Sean Thor Conroe joins the pod to discuss his debut novel Fuccboi, masculinity, Nietzsche, and much more. You can pick up a copy of the novel here. And check out my review in City Journal here. Stay tuned for my long form essay on “bootstrapping” coming out in Hedgehog Review next Spring. Follow Sean @seanthorconroe To order a copy of the cracks in pomo zine or to make a contribution, DM @cracksinpomo. $upport CracksInPomo by clicking on this link. And follow CracksInPomo on Substack, Instagram, and Twitter. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/stephen-adubato/support
After long await, Sean Thor Conroe joins the pod to discuss his debut novel Fuccboi, masculinity, Nietzsche, and much more. You can pick up a copy of the novel here. And check out my review in City Journal here. Stay tuned for my long form essay on “bootstrapping” coming out in Hedgehog Review next Spring. Follow Sean @seanthorconroe To order a copy of the cracks in pomo zine or to make a contribution, DM @cracksinpomo. $upport CracksInPomo by clicking on this link. And follow CracksInPomo on Substack, Instagram, and Twitter. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/stephen-adubato/support
Miranda Devine, columnist for the New York Post and the author of "Laptop from Hell" Assemblyman Dov Hikind, former New York State Assemblyman and the son of holocaust survivors Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling authorSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rod Arquette Show with Greg Hughes Daily Rundown – “Wingman Wednesday,” July 19, 20234:38 pm: Alexander Bolton of The Hill joins Rod and Greg to discuss his piece about how radical conservative populism is rattling Republican senators, including Utah's Mitt Romney.5:05 pm: Representative Brian King, a Democrat, joins Greg and Rod for a conversation about how his party is being cast as the “enemy of masculinity.”5:35 pm: Michael Torres, Deputy Editor of RealClearPennsylvania and a contributor to The City Journal, joins the show to discuss his recent piece about how school districts, using flimsy legal reasoning, believe they have the right to hide a child's gender transition from parents.6:05 pm: Former Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt joins the show for a conversation about the extreme lack of resource officers in Utah's public schools.
In this conversation based on his new book, America's Cultural Revolution, Christopher Rufo exposes the inner history of the intellectuals and militants who slowly and methodically captured America's institutions. With profiles of Herbert Marcuse, Angela Davis, Paulo Freire, and Derrick Bell, Rufo shows how activists have profoundly influenced American culture with an insidious mix of Marxism and racialist ideology. Through deep historical research, Rufo shows how the ideas first formulated in the pamphlets of the Weather Underground, Black Panther Party, and Black Liberation Army have been sanitized and adopted as the official ideology of America's prestige institutions, from the Ivy League universities to the boardrooms of Walmart, Disney, and Bank of America. Shermer and Rufo discuss: race as America's original sin • civil rights movement then and now • liberalism vs. illiberalism • equality vs. equity • overt racism vs. systemic racism • intellectual origins of the cultural revolution: Herbert Marcuse, Angela Davis, Paulo Freire, Derrick Bell, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton • Black Lives Matter origins in the Black Liberation Army and the Black Panthers • critical race theory (CRT) • diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and more… Christopher Rufo is a writer, filmmaker, and activist. He has directed four documentaries for PBS, including America Lost, which tells the story of three forgotten American cities. He is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of the public policy magazine City Journal. His reporting and activism have inspired a presidential order, a national grassroots movement, and legislation in 22 states. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master's of Liberal Arts from Harvard University.
On Thursday, June 29th, The Supreme Court ruled in two cases brought by “Students for Fair Admissions Inc.” In a 6-3 ruling the Supreme Court banned race-conscious college admissions. Newt talks with the author of “When Race Trumps Merit”, Heather Mac Donald. She is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kay S. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She writes extensively on childhood, family issues, poverty, and cultural change in America. Hymowitz is the author of The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back (2017), Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys (2011), Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age (2006), and Liberation's Children: Parents and Kids in a Postmodern Age (2004), among others. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, New York Newsday, Public Interest, The Wilson Quarterly, and Commentary. Hymowitz has presented her work at many conferences, sits on the board of the journals National Affairs and The Future of Children, and has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV programs. Hymowitz holds a B.A. in English literature from Brandeis University and an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University.
We welcome Soledad Ursúa of the Manhattan Institute to discuss her article in the City Journal. Why do government attempts to heal racial tensions through talks of reparations have the opposite effect? How can we do right by others without making things even worse? Victimhood Forever | City Journal "Cite and Release" Is a Prescription for More Crime | City Journal California Reparations: 10 Blocks podcast | City Journal Cristo Rey Network Read Fr. McTeigue's Written Works! Visit Fr. McTeigue's Website | Herald of the Gospel Questions? Comments? Feedback? Ask Father!
On this episode Andrew and Beth interview noted author Heather Mac Donald. She was the first to write about elite K-12 private schools being taken over by an obsession with race and identity nearly 20 years before the events of 2020 and the start of the parent's movement. We also discuss her recently published book, When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty and Threatens Lives.Mac Donald talks about how the concept of “disparate impact” and how it is corrupting our science and our medical system, our cultural institutions, and our criminal justice system, all with disastrous consequences for American and for western civilization.Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor at City Journal, and the 2005 recipient of the Bradley Prize. Her work has covered a range of topics, from higher education and immigration to policing and race relations. She is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Diversity Delusion and the New York Times bestseller The War on Cops.
We welcome back Allison Schrager of the Manhattan Institute to discuss the rise and apparent fall of Silicon Valley looking at her article in City Journal. What went wrong, and are there broader implications for the rest of the country? Can Silicon Valley Remake Itself? | City Journal Too Small to Survive? | City Journal Allison Schrager - Bloomberg Read Fr. McTeigue's Written Works! Visit Fr. McTeigue's Website | Herald of the Gospel Questions? Comments? Feedback? Ask Father!
Rod ArquetteRod Arquette Show Daily Rundown - Tuesday, June 27, 2023ByEric RayJun 27, 2023Coming up at 4 pm today on the Rod Arquette Show on Talk Radio 105.9 KNRS, former U.S. Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman, now Executive Director of Right on Crime joins the program to discuss Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal. Plus, Cami Mondeaux, Congressional Reporter for the Washington Examiner, joins Rod to discuss her recent piece about the four kinds of voters that will determine the outcome of the 2024 election. See below for a full rundown of today's program.Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Tuesday, June 27, 20234:20 pm: Former U.S. Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman, now Executive Director of Right on Crime joins the program to discuss Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal.4:38 pm: Cami Mondeaux, Congressional Reporter for the Washington Examiner, joins Rod to discuss her recent piece about the four kinds of voters that will determine the outcome of the 2024 election.6:05 pm: Political commentator Jeffrey Lord joins the show to discuss his piece for Newsbusters.org about how the media has simply ignored the Biden scandals.6:38 pm: David Seminara, a contributor to the City Journal joins the show for a conversation about his piece on how the Left twists the meaning of “book ban.”
John Tierney is a former New York Times Science Columnist and Best-Selling Author. He is currently a contributing editor to "City Journal" and the co-author of "The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It." He also co-authored a New York Times Bestselling Book titled Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. John joins James as they discuss how we can use the power of bad to not let fear control our lives, not live in our own limited biases and live on our terms. The post 262:The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us & How We Can Rule It w John Tierney appeared first on .
We welcome back Dr. Stephen Eide of the Manhattan Institute to discuss homelessness via his article in City Journal. Why do so many government programs fail, and are there any organizations getting it right? Father finishes with Timely Thoughts. The Encampment State | City Journal Snapcrap — Why I built an app to report poop on the streets of San Francisco | by Sean Miller | Medium Equal Opportunity vs Affirmative Action (Dr. Judge Glock) 5/23/23 At New Chicago Walgreens, You Can Only Browse 2 Aisles — The Rest Of The Store Is Locked Away The owner of two major San Francisco hotels STOPS making payments on its $725 million loan | Daily Mail Online This is where all those abandoned RVs and trailers go to die | HeraldNet.com Read Fr. McTeigue's Written Works! Visit Fr. McTeigue's Website | Herald of the Gospel Questions? Comments? Feedback? Ask Father!
We welcome back Kay Hymowitz of the Manhattan Institute to discuss her latest article in City Journal about transgenderism and children. Why is there an increasing rush to begin children down the path of medical interventions at the first indication of gender dysphoria? The Transgender Children's Crusade | City Journal Children and Transgenderism : 10 Blocks podcast | City Journal Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys California state groomers redefine little girls' breasts as invasive species... - Revolver News Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It Read Fr. McTeigue's Written Works! Visit Fr. McTeigue's Website | Herald of the Gospel Questions? Comments? Feedback? Ask Father!
Links from the show:* The Myth of Overpunishment: A Defense of the American Justice System and a Proposal to Reduce Incarceration While Protecting the Public* Is lethal injection humane? With Dr. Austin Sarat* Rate the showAbout my guest:For over three and a half decades Barry Latzer was Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College, CUNY, where he was a member of the Masters' and Doctoral faculties. He taught courses on criminal justice, criminal law and procedure, state constitutional law, capital punishment, and most recently, crime history. Professor Latzer wrote and published five books and approximately 90 scholarly articles, research reports, magazine articles, book reviews and op-eds. His scholarly articles have been published in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, the Journal of Criminal Justice, Judicature, Judges' Journal, Criminal Law Bulletin, and major law reviews. Other writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Beast, National Review, the Chronicle of Higher Education, City Journal, the Law & Liberty website, the New York Post and the New York Daily News. A widely read interview with David Frum appeared in Atlantic, June 19, 2016. Professor Latzer received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (1977), and a law degree from Fordham University (1985). His BA was from Brooklyn College (1966). He briefly served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn (1985-86) and as counsel to indigent criminal defendants in Manhattan (1986-87). Get full access to Dispatches from the War Room at dispatchesfromthewarroom.substack.com/subscribe
In this week's episode, Ricky and Jon interview Heather Mac Donald. Heather is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald's work has canvassed a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing and “racial” profiling, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her books include: “The Burden of Bad Ideas” (2001), “Are Cop Racist?” (2003), “The War on Cops” (2016) And most recently “When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives”. We spoke at length about the state of classical music and the lowering of standards in many fields across the West in the pursuit of racial equity. ---ARTICLES AND LINKS DISCUSSEDOxford University suggests ‘decolonising' music syllabus, following years of pressure by students - Classic FM:https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/oxford-university-decolonising-music-syllabus/ ---A Chicago museum 'fired' its volunteers. Why diversity consultants say it was the right move - USA Today:https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/10/23/chicago-art-institute-backlash-dismantling-docent-program-equity/6136632001/---FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION ON reddit:https://www.reddit.com/r/thenewfleshpodcast/---SUPPORT THE NEW FLESHBuy Me A Coffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thenewflesh---Instagram: @thenewfleshpodcast---Twitter: @TheNewFleshpod---Follow Ricky: @ricky_allpike on InstagramFollow Jon: @thejonastro on Instagram---Logo Design by Made To Move: @made.tomove on InstagramTheme Song: Dreamdrive "Vermilion Lips"
Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Friday, June 16, 20234:20 pm: Charles Fain Lehman, a Fellow with the Manhattan Institute, joins the show for a conversation about his recent piece in the City Journal about why America should build a national police academy.4:38 pm: Dr. Sumatra Maitra, Senior Editor at The American Conservative, joins Rod for a conversation about his recent piece on how Pride Month feels different this time around as people push back against government mandated policies.6:05 pm: Congressman John Curtis joins Rod today for a conversation about his fight against a new Bureau of Land Management rule that creates dedicated leases for conservation because he says the rule blocks access to these lands by ranchers and recreation businesses.6:20 pm: Dr. Wayne Winegarden, Senior Fellow in Business and Economics at the Pacific Research Institute joins the program to discuss a new report on California's grim energy future.6:38 pm: We'll listen back to Rod's conversation this week with GianCarlo Canaparo of the Heritage Foundation on how big government controls our lives through multiple agencies, and (at 6:50 pm) with Mya Guarnieri Jaradat, Religion Reporter for the Deseret News, on her piece about the Moms for Liberty
This week, Ash and Dawn of HILF: History I'd Like to Fuck, bring the saga of The People's Temple to an end with the infamous Jonestown Massacre.The gals wrap things up with Jones' continued spiral into drug addiction and madness, his start of the constant midnight ritual suicide "white night drills", Congressman Leo Ryan's arrival and the fateful day in which the US lost the most civilian lives prior to 9/11, in a mass killing and suicide.TW: consistent talk about suicide. Find Dawn from HILF: History I'd Like To Fck here:https://www.dawnbrodey.com/Follow HILF: History I'd Like To Fck on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/HILFpodcast/Dawn's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawn_brodey/-Join us for as little as $5 a month on Patreon!-We'd love to see you in our Discord, come hang out!-We have awesome new merch, go take a look!-Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!-Audio editing by Ryan Pregent.-Research assistance by Fallon Morey.-Sources:Forty years after the Jonestown massacre, a new book chronicles the deep ties between the depraved cult leader Jim Jones and prominent Democratic politicians. | City Journal (city-journal.org)Jonestown - Wikipediahttps://www.hulu.com/series/truth-and-lies-jonestown-paradise-lost-fd3b83b5-35dc-4089-bd74-a11b1697ee86https://www.amazon.com/Undaunted-Surviving-Jonestown-Summoning-Fighting/dp/1503903605https://www.amazon.com/Road-Jonestown-Jones-Peoples-Temple/dp/1476763828https://www.lesliewagnerwilson.org/https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=28703https://time.com/6120017/jonestown-massacre-survivors/https://time.com/longform/jonestown-aftermath/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4523794/advertisement
Shermer and Mac Donald discuss: race as America's original sin • civil rights • equality vs. equity • disparate impact • overt racism vs. systemic racism • why Blacks make less money, own fewer and lower quality homes, work in less prestigious jobs, hold fewer seats in the Senate and House of Representatives, run fewer Fortune 500 companies • race and science, medicine, classical music, opera, Juilliard, Swan Lake, museums, and the law • crime and mass shootings • George Floyd and race riots. Heather Mac Donald is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald's work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. Her new book is When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives.
We welcome back Dr. Judge Glock of the Manhattan Institute and City Journal to discuss the effects of applying the policies of affirmative action to government contracting. What is Minority Contracting, and why does it end up doing more harm than good? Welcome to the World of Minority Contracting | City Journal Baltimore faces $30M suit over contracts Effects of federal socioeconomic contracting preferences | SpringerLink Read Fr. McTeigue's Written Works! Visit Fr. McTeigue's Website | Herald of the Gospel Questions? Comments? Feedback? Ask Father!
Ash and Dawn Brody of the hilarious and insanely informative HILF: History I'd Like to Fuck podcast start to wrap up the Jonestown saga.The People's Temple members who go to Guyana first soon find out just how hard that jungle is to clear and how much effort and time it will take to grow crops to sustain the congregation. Meanwhile, back in California, Jones makes Jonestown out to be a paradise with propoganda videos that he ordered the members in Guyana to make. He also starts introducing a lot of talk about sacrifice and death at this point. And when a defaming article comes out about him, he quickly moves the rest of the congregation to what would become their Guyanese jungle hell.Find Dawn from HILF: History I'd Like To Fck here:https://www.dawnbrodey.com/Follow HILF: History I'd Like To Fck on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/HILFpodcast/Dawn's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawn_brodey/-Join us for as little as $5 a month on Patreon!-We'd love to see you in our Discord, come hang out!-We have awesome new merch, go take a look!-Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!-Audio editing by Gaytrice Perdue and Malissa Coulson.-Research assistance by Fallon Morey.-Sources:Forty years after the Jonestown massacre, a new book chronicles the deep ties between the depraved cult leader Jim Jones and prominent Democratic politicians. | City Journal (city-journal.org)Jonestown - Wikipediahttps://www.hulu.com/series/truth-and-lies-jonestown-paradise-lost-fd3b83b5-35dc-4089-bd74-a11b1697ee86https://www.amazon.com/Undaunted-Surviving-Jonestown-Summoning-Fighting/dp/1503903605https://www.amazon.com/Road-Jonestown-Jones-Peoples-Temple/dp/1476763828https://www.lesliewagnerwilson.org/https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=28703https://time.com/6120017/jonestown-massacre-survivors/https://time.com/longform/jonestown-aftermath/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4523794/advertisement
Jordan B Peterson Talks to Heather MacDonald on Her New Book. Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Heather Mac Donald break down her new book, “When Race Trumps Merit,” detailing how the West has bizarrely adopted discriminatory practices in our institutions all in the name of wokeness. Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor at City Journal, and the 2005 recipient of the Bradley Prize. Mac Donald received a BA from Yale University, an MA from Cambridge University, and a JD from Stanford University. Her work has covered a range of topics, from higher education and immigration to policing and race relations. Mac Donald's writing has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. She is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including “The Diversity Delusion” and the New York Times bestseller “The War on Cops.” Watch this interview at- https://youtu.be/ZkXJojxSE0U In the Name of Wokeness: Institutionalized Racism | Heather Mac Donald Jordan B Peterson 6.88M subscribers 409,287 views Apr 20, 2023 The Dr. Jordan B. Peterson Podcast Watch Jordan Peterson's "Vision & Destiny" on DW+ https://bit.ly/3KrWbS8 Peterson draws upon his extensive research and relatable real-life experiences to illustrate how to develop attainable goals for intimate relationships, meaningful friendships, and your career. Transform the chaotic potential of the future into actuality — with a vision. Dr. Peterson's extensive catalog is available now on DailyWire+: https://bit.ly/3KrWbS8 - Sponsors - ExpressVPN: Get 3 Months FREE of ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/jordan Moink: Get FREE bacon in your first Moink order today! http://www.MoinkBox.com/JBP - Links - For Heather Mac Donald Order your copy of “When Race Trumps Merit” today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1956007164 Twitter https://twitter.com/HMDatMI - Chapters - (0:00) Coming up (1:36) Intro (2:20) Ethics and hiring criteria (5:21) The technical definition of merit (6:51) A book written out of rage (8:40) Nepotism and dynasty (10:01) Presumed racism, faulty alternatives (17:27) Cognitive ability and the merit index (20:53) The bell curve, meeting the distribution (25:13) The US military, sub-83 (26:10) Founders rhetoric (27:21) This discourse is predominantly driven by race (31:05) Relevant factors (35:20) The Perry preschool experiment, verbal environments (36:47) The best predictor for your child's IQ (39:38) Destructive underclass cultures (45:16) A screeching halt in civil rights (48:04) Becoming a plausible mate, future orientation (49:11) Why we grow up (56:06) Functional values (59:26) How the left defines poverty (1:02:40) Conscientiousness (1:03:51) Bad solutions, the lapse of no-excuses charter schools (1:07:36) Post George Floyd guilt (1:10:50) The alternative explanation for disparity (1:15:10) Research priorities (1:16:34) Proportionality is impossible (1:18:13) Why we developed the SAT's (1:19:11) Excellence is a fundamental human ambition (1:19:40) China is ruthlessly meritocratic (1:22:59) The only requirement of a scientist (1:27:07) The awe of human expression (1:30:32) The racism format and the double standard (1:31:53) The failure of fine art curators, re-emergence of Cane (1:38:07) An excuse for ignorance (1:39:14) Haidt, science behind proclivity and depression (1:43:28) The feminization of the university // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jordanbpeterson.co... Donations: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate // COURSES // Discovering Personality: https://jordanbpeterson.com/personality Self Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.com Understand Myself (personality test): https://understandmyself.com // BOOKS // Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m... // LINKS // Website: https://jordanbpeterson.com Events: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Instagram: https://instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson Facebook: https://facebook.com/drjordanpeterson Telegram: https://t.me/DrJordanPeterson All socials: https://linktr.ee/drjordanbpeterson #JordanPeterson #JordanBPeterson #DrJordanPeterson #DrJordanBPeterson #DailyWirePlus
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On this episode of "The Federalist Radio Hour," Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal, joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to explain the comeback of the fringe “disparate impact" theory and warn how its revival is affecting every aspect of public life from science and medicine, to art and culture, to law and order. You can find Mac Donald's book "When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives" here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-race-trumps-merit-heather-mac-donald/1143013675