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I spoke with Jack, the co-host of the uniquely provocative podcast The Perfume Nationalist, about aesthetics and politics, Camille Paglia, my mother’s perfume, the myth of misogyny, the decline of McDonald’s, and “the 2010s,
The ongoing US wars are as far from the news as ever, which is why I brought combat veteran and antiwar journalist Danny Sjursen onto the show. We discussed his road from a working-class Staten Island family of right-wing cops and firefighters to West ...
The preeminent political trickster Michael Malice joined me for his fourth appearance on the show. We discussed his admiration for Ayn Rand and RuPaul, how gays liberate straights, and of course my many physical and intellectual shortcomings.
The former gay porn star turned podcaster, public intellectual and academic spoke with me from his new home in Dublin to discuss the puritanical effects of the lockdown and social distancing, mental illness and “anarchy of the mind,
The author of the brilliant new book The Cult of Smart spoke with me about our society’s fetishization of “intelligence” as well as his own struggles with mental health. Freddie deBoer is the rare public intellectual who is as candid,
The personal and the political are always intertwined. No one understands that better than my guest Bridget Phetasy, who joined me to discuss her rise from drunk bartender to Twitter and podcast star, the problems with left-right politics,
The social scientist Wilfred Reilly joined me to discuss how most of what Americans hear in the media about racism and race relations is not only destructive but also patently and absurdly false. 25% off all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.
Was my turn away from socialism a mistake? I talked with Doug Henwood, one of the most respected American socialists throughout my political life, about what it means to remain devoted to the cause I was born into.
Lenore Skenazy, founder of the Free-Range Kids movement, joined me to examine why the Gen-X generation became the Helicopter Parent generation and whether I was neglected or liberated as a child. 25% of all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.
For more than three years virtually the entire class of educated and powerful Americans believed that Russia elected Donald Trump as president and Vladimir Putin controlled the politics of the United States.