Jan 7 • 1HR 13M

After the House Speaker Drama (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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0:00 Mickey’s guide to the House Speaker drama
10:29 What vexes Bob about the House Speaker vote
19:19 Why Damar Hamlin’s injury wouldn’t have happened in the old days
26:40 Biden’s new good cop, bad cop immigration plan
32:56 Why keep sanctioning Venezuela (or Cuba, or Syria, or Iran, etc.)?
38:21 Elon and the trouble with “great man” theories of tech progress
44:02 Is Twitter’s new views feature a boon or bullshit?
59:01 Ukraine war update
1:08:38 Parrot room preview: The Matt Schlapp sex scandal; Jason DeParle on welfare; Mickey’s case against “unity”; More calls for a Semafor clawback; an SBF-AIPAC connection; a second Epstein-Harvard connection; The White Lotus

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Mickey Kaus (kausfiles, The End of Equality). Recorded January 6, 2023.

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