May 28, 2022 • 2HR 23M

Parrot Room: When the dogma catches the karma

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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.
Episode details

A brief word about civility. Why is Elon Musk feuding with AOC? Mickey vs. Andy McCarthy on the Sussman case. Is the FBI really the bad guy? Is it crazy to think video games can cause violence? Run, Michelle, run! Is Pakistan coming apart? Shouldn’t Frank Foer defend his Alfa Bank story again? The case for Peter Beinart. Kerry’s failure to undermine Trump on Iran. Biden’s failure to reverse Trump on Iran. Kelly Anne Conway pushes Trump’s hot button. Why Trump can’t quit Jared. Bob’s Dead End update. Mickey thinks it’s time for an Yglesias self-reckoning. Everybody likes Goodfellas, but the Copacabana is not the longest tracking shot. And everybody likes After Hours. Will Peter Thiel control two senators? Three generations of Bushes are enough. Do the Clintons really need all that money? Is writing about national service inherently boring? Does Ukraine show that all big military platforms are dead ducks? Will Bob ever stop talking about Ukraine media bias? Mickey’s Inferno: sports talk radio. Severance and Station Eleven: There’s just no pleasing Mickey. Gratuitous musical reference of the week.

This dialogue is (in part, at least) a continuation of a publicly available dialogue taped earlier in the day.