May 20 • 52M

Dumping Biden, Saving DeSantis (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

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Robert Wright
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 risky quiz for Bob
7:20 Biden, Feinstein, Fetterman: Compare and contrast
12:32 Does DeSantis have a path to the presidency?
16:28 Bob’s biggest takeaway from the AI hearings
18:41 How the chip war with China makes real war more likely
29:17 What senators should have asked OpenAI’s CEO
38:47 Ukraine war update
48:09 Parrot room preview: (Not much) debt deal talk; Robert Putnam essay assessed; the Thiel-Epstein and Botstein-Epstein and Chomsky-Epstein connections; an important note on inequality; examining 12 Monkeys; Tucker; new “woke-watch” items; more AI

Robert Wright (, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Mickey Kaus (kausfiles, The End of Equality). Recorded May 19, 2023.

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