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Best podcasts about Ross Douthat

Latest podcast episodes about Ross Douthat

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
Drive-Time Ruminant 9: Immigration Breakdown

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 75:35


We'll do it live! 2022's first drive-time Remnant is here, and it's predictably lacking in substance. With Guy and Ryan currently starring in their own production of The Odd Couple, Jonah invites them both into The Dispatch studio for a freewheeling discussion of vocabulary, D.C. geography, and movies ranging from The French Dispatch to Howard the Duck. There's also plenty of serious punditry mixed in on America's nightmarish immigration process, the awfulness of Biden's Georgia speech, and the difficulty of finding purpose in modern society. Tune in and be led to glory!Show Notes:- Bill Buckley on the art of big words- Advisory Opinions on the Supreme Court's vaccine mandate dismissal- Make my funk the P-Funk- Bill Oakley's fast food reviews- The Remnant with Ross Douthat, featuring generous Don't Look Up criticism- The Remnant with Ryan Bourne- “It's not a comedy”- Spider-Man: No Way Home reviewed in The Dispatch- Howard the Duck and the evil of George Lucas- The Wednesday G-File, released to the masses- Tapper, Biden, and the Bull- What's the deal with fascism?

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
A Pundit's Progress

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 63:05


Ross Douthat takes his place in the Remnant five-timers club today, joining Jonah for a discussion of (what else?) the dysfunctional state of American politics. Unlike last time, however, the nudity is tasteful, the Exorcist references are sparse, and the tone is (slightly) more optimistic. Is the United States on the cusp of a new civil war, and what would that look like in practice? For that matter, why is Biden a less effective president than Bill Clinton? Can a case be made for mandatory voting? And is there anything worthwhile about Don't Look Up?Show Notes:- Ross' previous Remnant appearance- Ross: “Let's Not Invent a Civil War”- Ross on the Remnant discussing The Decadent Society- Jonah's latest G-File on Biden's Georgia speech- David Brooks: “How the Bobos Broke America”- Jason Stanley, How Fascism Works- The Remnant with Yuval Levin- Jonah's distaste for Don't Look Up- Ross on why the movie needs a second cut- Eric Levitz dissects Don't Look Up- The latest Dispatch Podcast

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
First Things: Ross Douthat on Living with Lyme

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022


Ross Douthat joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his book, “The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery.”

First Things Podcast
Ross Douthat on Living with Lyme

First Things Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 37:01


In this episode, Ross Douthat joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his book, "The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery."

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks
The Everlasting Man - GK Chesterton [2/2]

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 387:07


Read by David Grizzly Smith: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidGrizzlySmith The Everlasting Man is a Christian apologetics book written by G. K. Chesterton, published in 1925. It is, to some extent, a deliberate rebuttal of H. G. Wells' The Outline of History, disputing Wells' portrayals of human life and civilisation as a seamless development from animal life and of Jesus Christ as merely another charismatic figure. Chesterton detailed his own spiritual journey in Orthodoxy, but in this book he tries to illustrate the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilisation. The author Ross Douthat credits that, "Chesterton's somewhat loosey-goosey outline of history doubles as the best modern argument for Christianity I've ever read. You have to give in to the Chestertonian style, but if you do, be careful — you might just be converted."

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks
The Everlasting Man - GK Chesterton [1/2]

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 455:39


Read by David Grizzly Smith: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidGrizzlySmith The Everlasting Man is a Christian apologetics book written by G. K. Chesterton, published in 1925. It is, to some extent, a deliberate rebuttal of H. G. Wells' The Outline of History, disputing Wells' portrayals of human life and civilisation as a seamless development from animal life and of Jesus Christ as merely another charismatic figure. Chesterton detailed his own spiritual journey in Orthodoxy, but in this book he tries to illustrate the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilisation. The author Ross Douthat credits that, "Chesterton's somewhat loosey-goosey outline of history doubles as the best modern argument for Christianity I've ever read. You have to give in to the Chestertonian style, but if you do, be careful — you might just be converted."

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values
Episode 98 – The Deep Places with Ross Douthat

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 50:56


New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins Josh Lewis to talk about his recent memoir The Deep Places.  His book tells of his recent journey in battling chronic Lyme disease and his reflections on illness, discovery, and hope.   Ross' story begins prior to the illness in which he was attempting to build the life he'd always dreamed of.  “At that moment in my life I only really believed in upside…I wrote my share of words on the problem of evil…usually making the case that much of American Christianity offers people the wrong answers, encouraging them to believe that actually bad things shouldn't happen if you're good, that the American Dream should be yours if you just stay in God's good graces and follow the paths that He's marked out.”   “I had a similar critique of the secular meritocracy in which I had been educated: that because it asked its climbers to work so hard and jump so high, it encouraged an idea that we had somehow earned all our privileges, that our SAT scores and extracurricular accomplishments meant that we genuinely deserved to rule.”   “But despite these critiques, there was still a sense in which I believed exactly these ideas myself—or at least for myself—as I passed through college into adulthood, achieved the career as a writer that I wanted, won the wife I wanted, the job I wanted, the kids I wanted, and now the house and country life I wanted, too.”   Yet life had other plans for Ross as he's spent the past six years battling an invisible enemy that's robbed much of the life he'd built.  His book offers profound insights into what we can make of our sufferings and how to keep hope in hopeless situations.   About Ross Douthat Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an opinion columnist in April 2009.  His column appears every Tuesday and Sunday.  Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger on its website.  He is also a nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies American politics, culture, religion, and family life.   A prolific writer, Ross has written for The Atlantic and National Review and has been published widely in the popular press.  In addition to The Deep Places, he is also the author of five other books: “The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success”; “To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism”; “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics”; “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream”, which he coauthored with Reihan Salam; and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class”.   Ross has a BA in history from Harvard University.  He lives with his wife and four children in New Haven.  You can follow Ross on Twitter @DouthatNYT  

Quillette Podcast
New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat on His Hellish Experience with Lyme Disease

Quillette Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 49:00


Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat about how his new book—which explores both his own fight against chronic Lyme disease, and the controversy surrounding the condition within the medical community

The Minefield 
Is "opinion" doing more harm than good?

The Minefield 

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 54:08


Opinion writing plays a disproportionate role in our media eco-system: it drives online traffic, fuels emotion, feeds the forces of polarisation, and promotes an incapacity to understand one another. But is there a different way to think about opinion?

Now What? With Carole Zimmer
A Conversation With Ross Douthat

Now What? With Carole Zimmer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 47:43


Covid is raging again.  The virus has similarities to another serious health problem. This one is caused by a tick bite and it can wreak havoc on your life. Just ask Ross Douthat, an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times who fought a 5-year battle with Lyme disease. We talk about what happens when your life becomes a medical horror story and doctors can't help you. “Now  What?” is produced with the help of Steve Zimmer, Annika Hoiem and Alex Wolfe. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
A wave is building

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 50:32


The holidays are coming and so is the omicron wave. Well, that's not great timing. Booster shots will help, and so many people have some immunity already from two doses of vaccine and/or prior infection. But we don't have all the tools we might like to protect ourselves against a great deal of sickness and possible death. Josh Barro, Ross Douthat and Elizabeth Bruenig talk about living with the threat of illness and the different reactions at the extremes from right and left. Then: Democrats' spending plans have stalled and Senate Democrats are now saying they're turning to voting rights, another legislative priority that's also stalled. Are they just done with legislating for the year? Ross Douthat wrote a column this week on the New New Right: what they stand for, and whether voters will be attracted to their positions.

Uncommon Knowledge
It Could Have Been Worse: Kim Strassel and Ross Douthat Review 2021

Uncommon Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 67:59


It's the last show of the year for Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, and as is our tradition (for the last two years, anyhow), we've invited two of our favorite journalists —Ross Douthat of the New York Times and Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal— to look back, discuss, and analyze the year that was. We delve, discuss, and predict politics, the law, COVID, the future of Roe v. Wade, and much more. Recorded on December 13, 2021

The Argument
Is News Media Setting Trump Up For Another Win?

The Argument

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 33:10


With the midterms just months away and the 2024 presidential race around the corner, the press is gearing up to cover more deeply polarizing election cycles.And how it should do that is an equally polarizing question. The media's role in preserving — and reporting on — our democratic institutions is up for discussion.Last week, the New York Times Opinion columnist Ross Douthat pushed back on media critics like the N.Y.U. associate professor Jay Rosen. Jay asserts that the press should strive to be “pro-truth, pro-voting, anti-racist, and aggressively pro-democracy.”Ross disagrees, claiming that such a stance could feed more polarization.So, this week Jane Coaston invited Ross and Jay to the show for a lively debate over how the press should cover politics in a democratic society.Mentioned in this episode:“Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?” by Ross Douthat, published last week“You Cannot Keep From Getting Swept up in Trump's Agenda Without a Firm Grasp on Your Own” and “Two Paths Forward for the American Press,” by Jay Rosen, published in PressThink in May 2020 and November 2020, respectively.

Mere Fidelity
‘The Deep Places,' with Ross Douthat

Mere Fidelity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 55:11


New York Times columnist Ross Douthat returns to Mere Fidelity to discuss his harrowing experience with Lyme disease as told in his new book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness & Discovery. Alastair and Matt take the conversation in some interesting directions that you'll probably only find on Mere Fidelity, like how the sociological experience of chronic illness compares with the psychology of witness in the Christian community. That, and more, in this episode. Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com.

The Argument
Can a New University Really Fix Academia's Free Speech Problems?

The Argument

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 40:34


A group of scholars and journalists announced last month that they were founding the University of Austin on the belief that free speech is being stifled on college campuses across America.“The reality is that many universities no longer have an incentive to create an environment where intellectual dissent is protected and fashionable opinions are scrutinized,” wrote Pano Kanelos, the inaugural president, in the initial statement.But the news was followed by intense scrutiny and backlash on social media as part of a longstanding debate about the state of free speech on college campuses. From students boycotting controversial guest speakers to petitions demanding the resignation of faculty members with polarizing opinions, institutions of higher education have been hotbeds of a larger conversation around censorship of speech in the country.To debate the free speech crisis — or lack thereof — on campuses, Jane Coaston brought together Greg Lukianoff, the president and C.E.O. of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and Mark Copelovitch, a professor of political science and public affairs and the director of the Center for European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They discuss whether the new university can address deep-rooted issues on campus or will just fall into the same “thought bubble” that plagues other institutions.Mentioned in this episode:“Why We Need New Colleges” by Ross Douthat in The New York Times“It's the University of Austin Against Everyone — Including Itself,” by Derek Robertson in Politico“Greg Lukianoff: We Are Creating a Culture of Student Fragility,” a podcast episode of “The Bulwark”This op-ed on the Thompson Center's “free speech” report, by Mark Copelovitch, Jon C.W. Pevehouse and Jessica L.P. Weeks in The Cap Times

Political Gabfest
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

Political Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 75:11


Emily, John and David discuss the Supreme Court's consideration of Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization with guest Ross Douthat. The Political Gabfest hosts also talk about how best to approach the news of the Omicron variant, and why the Cuomo brothers' scandals matter. Here are some notes and references from this week's show: Diana Greene Foster for The New York Times: “What Happens When It's Too Late to Get an Abortion” University of California, San Francisco, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), The Turnaway Study Ross Douthat for The New York Times: “The Case Against Abortion” Will Saletan for Slate: “Republicans Will Be Sorry if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe” Here's this week's chatter: Emily: On The Media: “A Different Hanukkah Story” John: Garret Keizer for Harper's Magazine: “The Third Force” David: Hannah Towey for Insider: “Check Out Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes' Handwritten 4 A.M. Schedule That Was Submitted as She Testified That Her Ex-Boyfriend Was Abusive”  Listener chatter from Chuck Piehl: Mankato Free Press: “Making Havoc Not the Point of Public Records” For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David share their best holiday gift ideas. Give the gift of Slate Plus to a fellow Slate fan and they'll receive all the benefits of membership: unlimited reading, ad-free listening, bonus content, and so much more. Here's how! Tweet us your questions and chatters @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Political: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 75:11


Emily, John and David discuss the Supreme Court's consideration of Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization with guest Ross Douthat. The Political Gabfest hosts also talk about how best to approach the news of the Omicron variant, and why the Cuomo brothers' scandals matter. Here are some notes and references from this week's show: Diana Greene Foster for The New York Times: “What Happens When It's Too Late to Get an Abortion” University of California, San Francisco, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), The Turnaway Study Ross Douthat for The New York Times: “The Case Against Abortion” Will Saletan for Slate: “Republicans Will Be Sorry if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe” Here's this week's chatter: Emily: On The Media: “A Different Hanukkah Story” John: Garret Keizer for Harper's Magazine: “The Third Force” David: Hannah Towey for Insider: “Check Out Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes' Handwritten 4 A.M. Schedule That Was Submitted as She Testified That Her Ex-Boyfriend Was Abusive”  Listener chatter from Chuck Piehl: Mankato Free Press: “Making Havoc Not the Point of Public Records” For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David share their best holiday gift ideas. Give the gift of Slate Plus to a fellow Slate fan and they'll receive all the benefits of membership: unlimited reading, ad-free listening, bonus content, and so much more. Here's how! Tweet us your questions and chatters @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Unorthodox
Hanukkah 2.0: Ep. 296

Unorthodox

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 92:54


This week on Unorthodox, we really can't stop talking about Hanukkah—read our op-ed all about it in the Washington Post. First we talk to actress Sarah Podemski, who stars on the new FX on Hulu show Reservation Dogs. She tells us about her “Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi” heritage and growing up in Toronto's Jewish community, plus her experience working with an all-Indigenous cast and creative team on Reservation Dogs.     Then Liel has a candid conversation with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat about his new book, The Deep Places, an account of his confounding struggle with chronic Lyme Disease.    Throughout the episode you'll hear “The Hanukkah Song 2.0” from our friends Kosha Dillz and Nissim Black.  We're looking for listeners to be part of two upcoming episodes. Send us your best Jew-at-Christmas stories, like the time you accidentally ruined Santa for the whole class. And on a more earnest note, has Unorthodox meant something special to you? Share your story for our 300th episode. You can leave us a voicemail at 914-570-4869 or even better, record a voice memo on your phone and email it to unorthodox@tabletmag.com.  Unorthodox is produced by Tablet Studios. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation at bit.ly/givetounorthodox. Send comments and questions to unorthodox@tabletmag.com, or leave us a voicemail at (914) 570-4869. You can also record a voice memo on your smartphone and email it to us. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get new episodes, photos, and more. Join our Facebook group, and follow Unorthodox on Twitter and Instagram. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our recording sessions on our YouTube channel! Get your Unorthodox T-shirts, mugs, and baby onesies at bit.ly/unorthoshirt. Want to book us for a live show? Email producer Josh Kross at jkross@tabletmag.com. Check out all of Tablet's podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts. Sponsors: Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize 15 extraordinary Jewish teenagers with $36,000 toward their initiatives. Learn more and apply or nominate a teen at dillerteenawards.org/unorthodox.  AJWS supports activism in 18 countries around the world. When you give to AJWS this Hanukkah, your gift will be matched to make double the impact. Give today at AJWS.org/unorthodox.  Chai Flicks streams Jewish and Israeli movies and TV, with hundreds of films, series, and documentaries to choose from. Visit ChaiFlicks.com and enter code CHECKOUT to get 50% off your first month subscription. Hanukkah Homecoming Hundreds of communities are throwing Hanukkah Homecoming events this weekend. Find all the Hanukkah happenings in one place at hanukkahhomecoming.org.  Tikvah Scholars Program at Yale University brings together Jewish 10th and 11th grade students to push their intellectual limits with world-class faculty. Learn more and apply or nominate a teen at tikvahscholars.org.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.
Supreme Court and Abortion / A Ban on Godparents?

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 49:06


Cale looks at Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the case before the Supreme Court that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. He considers Ross Douthat's article in the New York Times that makes a case against abortion without invoking religion. Why are godfathers banned in Italy?

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.
Supreme Court and Abortion / A Ban on Godparents?

The Cale Clarke Show - Today's issues from a Catholic perspective.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021


Cale looks at Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case before the Supreme Court that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. He considers Ross Douthat’s article in the New York Times that makes a case against abortion without invoking religion. Why are godfathers banned in Italy?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts in a Kenosha courtroom this week, successfully asserting self-defense against two counts of murder. Whether Rittenhouse committed a crime and whether he acted in a morally acceptable manner are two separate questions. Are Americans separating them appropriately? Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the discourse: why have conservatives been rallying around Rittenhouse? Is vigilante justice conservative? Have certain voices on the left come to regret defending rioting and property damage last summer? Then: Serge Schmemann joins the panel to talk about Havana Syndrome, the mysterious illness affecting more than 200 U.S. service personnel, mostly posted abroad. Sufferers say they're experiencing ringing in the ears and a feeling of pressure in the head, among various other symptoms. Could this be the product of some secret Russian microwave gun? Or is it actually just a mass psychogenic illness caused by stress? And is the political infighting around the illness just a distraction from finding a way to help the afflicted? Finally: we take a deep dive into Ross Douthat's new book about his experience with chronic Lyme disease. Why has the disease become so controversial? All that plus why turkeys are bad, why too-long blockbuster movies are even worse, and why it's good Jerome Powell will stay at the Fed.

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Two separate questions about the Rittenhouse acquittal

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 52:28


Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat talk about the Rittenhouse verdict. Serge Schmemann joins us on the show to discuss the phenomenon of Havana Syndrome and Ross's new book on chronic Lyme disease.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Ricochet Podcast: Judgments (#571)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 87:58


Before we break for another reckless Thanksgiving in Anno CoViDi 3, we decided to take the scenic route this week. We go deep into the capacious mind of Ross Douthat, who’s just released his latest book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery. Along with Lyme disease, fringe medicine and faith, the hosts survey Ross […]

Ricochet Podcast
E571. Judgements

Ricochet Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 85:41


Before we break for another reckless Thanksgiving in Anno CoViDi 3, we decided to take the scenic route this week. We go deep into the capacious mind of Ross Douthat, who’s just released his latest book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery. Along with Lyme disease, fringe medicine and faith, the hosts survey Ross on everything from potential hope for American education to the nuclear family and the case for reality. We’ve also got Rob galavanting abroad and utter surprise that the CBO suggests Build Back Better will cost more than $0! The gang reflect on the Rittenhouse verdict which was announced during recording and people who still get goose bumps at the thought of gathering for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! See you in two weeks. Music from this week’s podcast: Man In the Mirror by James Morrison

The Book Review
Ross Douthat on Dealing With Lyme Disease

The Book Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 56:04


The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is used to writing about politics and ideas at play in the broader world, but with his new book, “The Deep Places,” he has written a memoir about his own harrowing experience with Lyme disease. Given the mysteries surrounding the disease, Douthat's story is also very much about his interactions with — and outside of — the medical establishment.“I was relatively open-minded at an intellectual level to the possibility that there are diseases that existing medical science doesn't know how to treat,” Douthat says on this week's podcast. “What I was not prepared for was actually just how bad these diseases could be, and also just how extreme, when you have something like this, you can be willing to get. Eventually I followed what is the outsider medical approach to treating chronic Lyme.”Elisabeth Egan, an editor at the Book Review, visits the podcast to discuss her latest pick for our Group Text, “O Beautiful,” by Jung Yun. The novel is about a Korean American woman who has traded a modeling career for journalism. She inherits an assignment in the oil fields of North Dakota from a former teacher and love interest.“She gets there and quickly discovers that what Richard, her professor, has set up for her isn't really the story that she wants to tell,” Egan says. “And she starts to unravel her own story, and it becomes a novel about insiders and outsiders, and about this town that's completely ill equipped for this influx of somewhat desperate people who are there to work and live in really, really unpleasant and sometimes dangerous conditions.”Also on this week's episode, Elizabeth Harris has news from the publishing world; and Gregory Cowles and Andrew Lavallee talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.Here are the books discussed in this week's “What We're Reading”:“Resuscitation of a Hanged Man” by Denis Johnson“Our Country Friends” by Gary Shteyngart“The Overstory” by Richard Powers

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Inflation is at its highest in nearly three decades and that has big potential costs, but how much is it really under his control? Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat kick around some ideas the president could try, whether it's a good idea to try them now, and how to fix the persistent weirdness in the American economy since the pandemic. Next: already it seems Democrats are recalibrating some positions since Glenn Youngkin's win in Virginia. The panel discusses voters' skepticism for politics and politicians when it seems like they're holding the ball on their true policy views, and if Republicans have picked a sustainable position on education. Our special guest this week is Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who has a new book, “Integrity Counts,” about the now-famous phone call he received from President Trump about “finding” votes to put him ahead of Biden in Georgia. He tells the panel why he thinks the system isn't as broken as the right and left claim. Secretary Raffensperger also talks about Georgia's new voting law. Finally: devastating conspiracy theories about an already devastating tragedy in Houston; a rant about reactions to the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, and why you should leave your very personal aspects of your life in the private sphere...not in a national publication.

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
How much can the president do to curb inflation?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 54:40


Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the high rate of inflation, its political risk and what (if anything) the president can do about it. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger joins the show this week to discuss public trust in elections.

Sh*tty Christians
Episode 84 - Against Voting

Sh*tty Christians

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 74:01


This week Zac and Michael hop on the mic to at last destroy that useless affect of american decadence--the ballot box. Then they look at Ross Douthat's discussion with Sohrab Ahmari--two adult  babies who converted to catholicism. Don't worry - they definitely don't want to create a cabal that monitors your browser history!

The Urbane Cowboys Podcast
Episode 158: The Deep Places with Ross Douthat

The Urbane Cowboys Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 39:25


Ross Douthat, NYT columnist and author of "The Deep Places A Memoir of Illness and Discovery," "The Decadent Society" and more, joins us to talk about his journey dealing with chronic illness. Cohosted by Josiah Neeley of R Street Institute and Doug McCullough. "The Deep Places" can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Places-Memoir-Illness-Discovery/dp/0593237366

Hidden Forces
A Memoir of Illness, Discovery, & the Body Politic | Ross Douthat

Hidden Forces

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 59:21


In Episode 217 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Ross Douthat about his five-year struggle with a disease that in his own words, officially, doesn't exist. It's a story about personal suffering but also about what happens when we become terribly ill only to realize that even the doctors who are willing to treat us can only do so much. Demetri and Ross spend the first half of their conversation discussing the book and its lessons for not only those dealing with chronic illnesses like Lyme disease, which has afflicted Ross, but for anyone who feels the need to challenge or circumvent the medical establishment in order to treat an illness or cure a serious disease. Unsurprisingly, this leads directly into a conversation about Covid-19, a disease which has inspired its own set of alternative treatment modalities and which has afflicted tens of millions of people with symptoms that the medical establishment is still struggling to understand. In the second hour, Demetri has a chance to ask Ross about a number of political and social issues and questions surrounding the upcoming elections, the enduring popularity of Donald Trump, the ongoing transformation of the news media, the Biden presidency, and much more. You can access the second part of this episode, as well as the transcript and rundown to this week's conversation through the Hidden Forces Patreon Page. All subscribers gain access to our premium feed, which can be easily added to your favorite podcast application. If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of Hidden Forces you can help support the show by doing the following: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | CastBox | RSS Feed Write us a review on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to our mailing list through the Hidden Forces Website Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Subscribe & Support the Podcast at https://patreon.com/hiddenforces Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod Follow Demetri on Twitter at @Kofinas Episode Recorded on 11/02/2021

Nobody Told Me!
Ross Douthat: ...that an illness can imprison you

Nobody Told Me!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 33:05


What's it like to suffer from a chronic, mysterious illness which the medical establishment doesn't know how to diagnose and treat? Where do you look for answers? And, how does this impact your life? We delve into those questions on this episode with our guest, longtime New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat, who is known for writing on politics, religion, moral values, higher education and film. He's with us to talk about his latest book, which is a very personal one called, "The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery".  *** Thanks to our sponsors of this episode! --> Maxine's Heavenly Cookies: the most delicious plant-based, gluten-free, vegan, low sugar cookies! We love all of their flavors, especially Mint Chocolate Chunk and Chocolate Chocolate Chunk! Go to http://www.maxinesheavenly.com/nobody and use promo code 'nobody' to get 25% off your order. --> AirMedCare Network (AMCN): add inexpensive Fly-U-Home coverage to your AMCN membership so that if there's a medical emergency, you can make the call to be transported back to your local hospital—closer to your own doctor and family. Fly-U-Home takes care of absolutely everything from hospital A to hospital B. No bills. No paperwork. It's a smart way to reduce stress—and put control of your care in your hands. Sign up for Fly-U-Home today and receive up to a $100 eGift Card. by going to airmedcarenetwork.com/tellme and use offer code TELLME.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jesuitical
What chronic pain taught Ross Douthat about God and suffering

Jesuitical

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 54:34


You might know Ross Douthat as the token conservative at The New York Times, or the Catholic critic of Pope Francis. But in his new book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery, you'll see a different side of Ross: a father and husband suffering with an incredibly painful chronic disease, looking for relief—and answers. We talk to Ross about how his experience of chronic Lyme disease affected his faith, what it taught him about the suffering in our society that is often out of sight and how friends and you can best accompany a loved one who is sick or in pain.  In Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley discuss President Joe Biden's meeting with Pope Francis, and share the pope's prayer intention for the month of November. Want more Jesuitical? Join our Patreon community to get bonus episodes! Links from the show: Biden says Pope Francis told him to ‘keep receiving Communion' Leaked draft of bishops' document on Communion lacks explicit reference to pro-choice politicians Burned out, overworked or depressed? Pope Francis is praying for you. The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery What's on tap? Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Company Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Political Gabfest
Red All Over

Political Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 67:44


NYTimes columnist Ross Douthat joins the show to help untangle the implications of the off-year elections and John, Emily and David discuss the Supreme Court arguments on abortion in Texas and guns in New York. Here are some notes and references from this week's show: The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery, by Ross Douthat Emily Bazelon for The New York Times: “It's Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Now” Here's this week's chatter: Emily: Associated Press: “University Of Florida Faces Investigation After Blocking Professors From Voting Case” David: Scott MacFarlane, Rick Yarborough, and Steve Jones for NBC 4 Washington: “DC Tunnel History Site Flagged Suspicious Activity Before Capitol Insurrection” John: Jeff Stein for The Washington Post: “Financial Firms Announce $130 Trillion In Commitments For Climate Transition, But Practical Questions Loom” Listener chatter from JD Cameron @J_D_Cameron: John Muller for FiveThirtyEight: “Soccer Looks Different When You Can't See Who's Playing” For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment John, Emily, and David talk to Ross about his new book, The Deep Places.  Tweet us your questions and chatters @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Political: Red All Over

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 67:44


NYTimes columnist Ross Douthat joins the show to help untangle the implications of the off-year elections and John, Emily and David discuss the Supreme Court arguments on abortion in Texas and guns in New York. Here are some notes and references from this week's show: The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery, by Ross Douthat Emily Bazelon for The New York Times: “It's Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Now” Here's this week's chatter: Emily: Associated Press: “University Of Florida Faces Investigation After Blocking Professors From Voting Case” David: Scott MacFarlane, Rick Yarborough, and Steve Jones for NBC 4 Washington: “DC Tunnel History Site Flagged Suspicious Activity Before Capitol Insurrection” John: Jeff Stein for The Washington Post: “Financial Firms Announce $130 Trillion In Commitments For Climate Transition, But Practical Questions Loom” Listener chatter from JD Cameron @J_D_Cameron: John Muller for FiveThirtyEight: “Soccer Looks Different When You Can't See Who's Playing” For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment John, Emily, and David talk to Ross about his new book, The Deep Places.  Tweet us your questions and chatters @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
Out of the Depths

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 88:51


Ross Douthat is back on The Remnant to discuss his new book, The Deep Places, a memoir of his six-year struggle with chronic illness. With numerous references to The Exorcist, Jonah and Ross take a deep dive into his ordeal, and even manage to mix in a generous amount of rank punditry on political tribalism and the conservative movement in the COVID era. Did Ross' sickness cause him to reconsider his views on health care policy? How did he cope while enduring a period of prolonged suffering and isolation? And how has Donald Trump changed Republican politics? Show Notes: - Ross' new book, The Deep Places - Ross' page at National Review - Ross' page at the New York Times - Ross is profiled in The Dispatch - Ross: “How I became a sick person” - The Invisible Kingdom, by Meghan O'Rourke - The Remnant with Paul Bloom - Mom Genes, by Abigail Tucker - John Tooby on coalitional instincts - R.R. Reno: “Say ‘No' to Death's Dominion” - Jonah: “The Treason of Epidemiologists”  - The Capitol rioters running for office See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Faith Angle
Ross Douthat and Ryan T. Anderson: The Deep Places

Faith Angle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 50:43


On this episode of the Faith Angle podcast, Ross Douthat of the New York Times sits down with Ryan T. Anderson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center to discuss Ross's newest book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery. Ross recounts this deeply personal story of loss, wrestling, and overcoming in the midst of a chronic disease, reflecting on how his conviction and rootedness in the Christian story offered strength in the face of felt pain.    Guests Ross Douthat Ryan T. Anderson    Additional Reading The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery by Ross Douthat

The Ezra Klein Show
Why This Conservative Wants a More Radical Republican Party

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 72:28


“Progressives understand that culture war means discrediting their opponents and weakening or destroying their institutions. Conservatives should approach the culture war with a similar realism,” Sohrab Ahmari writes. “To recognize that enmity is real is its own kind of moral duty.”Five years ago, Ahmari was a self-described “secular mainstream conservative” working for The Wall Street Journal. Now a contributing editor at The American Conservative and the recently departed op-ed editor at The New York Post, Ahmari has become a fierce critic of the Republican Party as it existed before the rise of Donald Trump, a champion of right-wing populist leaders like Hungary's Viktor Orban and a devout Catholic who believes social conservatives need to take a far more aggressive posture in the culture war.Ahmari may be singular, but he is not alone. His political evolution is a microcosm for the ways the American right as a whole has been radicalized in recent decades. Many conservatives today are animated by a profound sense of anxiety about the direction of the country: A feeling that something about the American project has gone deeply, terribly wrong. A visceral fear of a “woke” progressivism with seemingly unmatched cultural power and influence. And a willingness to endorse ideas and leaders once considered fringe.But Ahmari isn't just a critic. He's also one of the leading conservative intellectuals trying to chart a post-Trump future for the Republican Party. One that fuses Bernie Sanders-style economic populism with an aggressive social conservatism that isn't afraid to use the power of the state to enforce its vision of the common good.So this conversation begins with Ahmari's religious and political journey but also explores his heterodox political vision for the Republican Party, the surprising similarities in how radical feminists and religious traditionalists understand the legacy of the sexual revolution, his view that cultural and economic deregulation has decimated the American working class, the possibility of a left-right alliance around banning pornography, and why he views the cultural left and its corporate allies as a greater threat to American democracy than anything Donald Trump can offer.Mentioned:From Fire, by Water by Sohrab AhmariThe Unbroken Thread by Sohrab AhmariBook Recommendations:The Adventures of Tintin by HergéThe Charterhouse of Parma by StendhalThe Gnostic Religion by Hans JonasThis episode is guest-hosted by Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist whose work focuses on politics, conservatism, religion and, more recently, chronic illness. He is the author of “The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery” and “The Decadent Society.” You can read his work here and follow him on Twitter @DouthatNYT. (Learn more about the other guest hosts during Ezra's parental leave here.)You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker and Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.

KERA's Think
The vexing mysteries of Lyme Disease

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 30:53


Suffering from an undiagnosed disease can motivate some to look for solutions that go beyond traditional medicine. Ross New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins host Krys Boyd to talk about living with Lyme Disease, the pain and isolation he's felt, and his new understanding of why some patients seek solace in conspiracies. His book is called “The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery.”

The Realignment
171 | Ross Douthat: The Limits of Modern Medicine in a Post-COVID World

The Realignment

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 64:29


Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist and author of The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery, returns to The Realignment to discuss his struggle with Lyme disease, the push and pull between what the medical establishment does and doesn't know, and what it all means for COVID era debates about misinformation/censorship, treatment options, and alternative care. Support The Realignment and purchase Ross Douthat's new book: The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery at The Realignment's Bookshop Storefront: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-realignment-bookshop

The Michael Medved Show
Ep. 645 - Guest: Ross Douthat

The Michael Medved Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 39:09


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The Federalist Radio Hour
Ross Douthat On The Ups And Downs Of Battling Chronic Illness

The Federalist Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 45:25


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat joins Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech to discuss his new book “The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery” and his struggle with a chronic form of Lyme disease.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Federalist Radio Hour: Ross Douthat On The Ups And Downs Of Battling Chronic Illness

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 45:25


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat joins Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech to discuss his new book “The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery” and his struggle with a chronic form of Lyme disease.

The Ezra Klein Show
Long Covid and the Blind Spots of American Medicine

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 84:04


One of the most frightening, least understood aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is what's come to be known as “long Covid.” Stories abound of young, healthy adults who experienced mild or asymptomatic coronavirus infections and recovered fairly quickly, only to experience an onset of debilitating symptoms weeks or even months later. One major study of almost two million Covid patients in the United States found that nearly a quarter sought medical treatment for new conditions one month or more after their initial infection.Scientists still don't fully understand what's causing long Covid or how to best treat it. But in that sense, long Covid isn't all that novel. Today, millions of Americans suffer from chronic illnesses set off by the body's response to infections. Many of these conditions routinely go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. And even those who find their conditions identified correctly often struggle to find treatments that work for them.“To have a poorly understood disease,” writes Meghan O'Rourke, “is to be brought up against every flaw in the U.S. health care system; to collide with the structural problems of a late-capitalist society that values productivity more than health; and to confront the philosophical problem of conveying an experience that lacks an accepted framework.”O'Rourke, an award-winning journalist and poet and the editor of The Yale Review, has spent more than a decade of her life struggling with chronic illness, a journey she documents in her forthcoming book, “The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness.” In it, O'Rourke uses her experience to illuminate the facets of American society that often remain invisible to the rest of us: the blind spots in our scientific and medical paradigms, the shortcomings of our individualistic ethos, the way economic inequalities show up in our bodies, our culture's tendency to pathologize suffering.So this conversation begins with long Covid and the debates surrounding it, which O'Rourke has done excellent reporting and writing on. But it is also about what it's like to experience America's hidden chronic illness epidemic firsthand, and what that epidemic reveals about the society that too often pretends it doesn't exist.Mentioned:“Long-Haulers Are Fighting for Their Future” by Ed Yong“Lyme Disease Is Baffling, Even to Experts” by Meghan O'Rourke“Unlocking the Mysteries of Long Covid” by Meghan O'RourkeThe Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery by Ross DouthatBook Recommendations:The Journal of a Disappointed Man by W.N.P. BarbellionOn Immunity by Eula BissThe Cancer Journals by Audre LordeThis episode is guest-hosted by Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist whose work focuses on politics, conservatism, religion and, more recently, chronic illness. He is also the author of numerous books, including “The Deep Places” and “The Decadent Society.” You can read his work here and follow him on Twitter @DouthatNYT (Learn more about the other guest hosts during Ezra's parental leave here.)You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker and Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.

The Daily Evolver
Bite Size: Think Your Way to God? – 14 minutes - Considering Ross Douthat's arguments for a rational path to the Divine

The Daily Evolver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 14:37


Is our secular meritocracy capable of knowing God?  In this excerpt from This Week in the New York Times, I consider Ross Douthat’s column: A Guide to Finding Faith. The post Bite Size: Think Your Way to God? – 14 minutes appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
#101: When Doctors Were Scientists (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 103:53


In this 101st in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.Beginning with a discussion of Room 101 from Orwell's 1984, we then share excerpts from Ross Douthat's forthcoming book, The Deep Place, with discussion of how we arrive at medical consensus, how long-term illness is often misunderstood by the medical establishment, and how weirdos on the internet can get things more right than the authorities. Rose and McCullough's research paper on myocarditis was pulled by the journal with no explanation; the letter that came back from the editor had no info in it. The Washington Post makes the extraordinary claim that “the public is observing the scientific method up-close and in real time.” New research finds that obstetricians are human and fallible, and prone to the same kinds of cognitive distortions that we all are. We read and then discuss C.S. Lewis's short 1948 essay, On Living in an Atomic Age. And we finish with a discussion of sea lions.Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.orgHeather's newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox; next post: vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19): https://naturalselections.substack.comSupport the sponsors of the show:ReliefBand: Get relief from nausea without drugs. Go to https://www.reliefband.com, use code DARKHORSE, and you'll receive 20% off plus free shipping.Four Sigmatic: Delicious mushroom coffee made with both real coffee and two species of mushrooms. Up to 40% off and free shipping at Foursigmatic.com/DARKHORSE.MUDWTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for $5 off.*****Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQAHeather's newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comFind more from us on Bret's website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather's website (http://heatherheying.com).Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.orgLike this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret's Paypal.Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel:  @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/BydB_mEbAigMentioned in this episode:A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com is once again available at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634424371&sr=8-1Douthat, Ross. 2021. The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Places-Memoir-Illness-Discovery/dp/0593237366/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Five tactics used to spread vaccine misinformation in the wellness community, and why they work. Washington Post, 10-22-21: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/10/22/wellness-vaccine-misinformation-social-media/Singh, M., 2021. Heuristics in the delivery rooSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)

The Good Fight
Ross Douthat on the Trouble with Experts

The Good Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 66:51


Ross Douthat, a columnist for The New York Times, has long advocated for a brand of reform conservatism that stands in stark contrast to Trumpism. His latest book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery, chronicles his long struggle with Lyme disease. In this week's conversation, Ross Douthat and Yascha Mounk discuss why the expert consensus sometimes fails, when to listen to outsiders, and whether the failures of the establishment help to explain the rise of populism. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight. If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. Email: podcast@persuasion.community  Website: http://www.persuasion.community Podcast production by John T. Williams, and Brendan Ruberry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Connect with us! Spotify | Apple | Google Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasion Youtube: Yascha Mounk LinkedIn: Persuasion Community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bloggingheads.tv
The Looming Infrastructure Deadline (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 60:00


Matt's recent conversation with Ross Douthat ... Can Democrats get BBB done by the end of October? ... Are progressives onboard with the bipartisan infrastructure bill? ... Matt: The Virginia governor's race point the way for national Republicans ...

Matt Lewis and the News
Ross Douthat on Lyme Disease

Matt Lewis and the News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 64:39


New York Times columnist Ross Douthat talks with Matt about his new book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery.

Honestly with Bari Weiss
Pain, Wisdom and Mercy

Honestly with Bari Weiss

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 90:55


Ross Douthat is a New York Times columnist, a father of four, an author . . . and also someone who lives with a tremendous amount of pain. Ross has been battling chronic Lyme disease since 2015. It's a disease that doesn't officially exist, but it managed to bring this otherwise healthy man to his knees. This is a conversation about something we all have or will experience: pain. How pain can distort, but also how it can clarify and humanize. In Ross's telling, pain has proven a deeply powerful teacher.  Ross is one of my favorite thinkers and writers, so we also covered some of his core topics: Catholicism, populism, the future of the political right and left, the internet, and, of course, decadence. You can buy his new book, "The Deep Places," here: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Places-Memoir-Illness-Discovery-ebook/dp/B08Y1BFFWC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Ezra Klein Show
A Crypto Optimist and a Crypto Skeptic Walk Into a Podcast Studio

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 67:51


I've been wanting to explore the world crypto and blockchain technologies could build on the show for a while. In certain ways, I'm an optimist: I think these technologies matter, and many of them will work. In other ways, I'm a skeptic: I'm unconvinced that their wide adoption will lead to the glittering, decentralized digital world that many crypto proponents imagine.So this is a crypto conversation that goes way beyond Bitcoin. It's about what will happen when we build the foundation for truly digital economies, with digital money, digital goods, and digital ownership. It's about technologies that could unlock a renaissance of creativity or an orgy of commercialization. Or both. And it's about whether we are mistaking problems of power for problems of technology, and what might happen if we fix the technologies without changing the power structures. As everyone in this debate agrees, we made a lot of mistakes with the internet we have. How do we avoid them on the internet we're building?My guest today is Katie Haun. Haun is a general partner at the venture firm A16Z, also known as Andreesen-Horowitz. She's a former Supreme Court clerk and federal prosecutor who has focused on cybercrime and prosecuted corrupt agents involved in Silk Road, the first big darknet market. So she saw the dark side of crypto first, and now, at A16Z, she's a leader of one of the biggest crypto venture funds there is. So this is a conversation about the world crypto might create, conducted with as little technical jargon as we could manage. Enjoy!I also want to note that this will be the last episode I host until January. I'm going on paternity leave for the next few months, and we're going to have an absolutely all-star lineup of guest hosts while I'm gone. That lineup will include Jamelle Bouie, Ross Douthat, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Nicole Hemmer, Heather McGhee, David Brooks, Julia Galef, and the one, the only, Rogé Karma. I'm excited to be a listener and trust me, you should be too. One last bit of housekeeping: The Times's Opinion section is looking for an editorial assistant to work with Michelle Goldberg and me on fact-checking our columns and doing some editorial research and clerical work. This is a great, entry-level role at The Times. It needs a year of journalism experience, and on my end, I'm particularly looking for candidates with a demonstrable obsession with policy analysis and social science research. You can find more information at http://nytco.com/careers.Mentioned:“NFTs and a Thousand True Fans” by Chris DixonBook recommendations:The Company by John Micklethwait and Adrian WooldridgeMy Life in Full by Indra NooyiPalace Walk by Naguib MahfouzYou can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.