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John Wood Jr. Show

Dec 21, 2021

Is "Wokism" a religion?

The modern antiracist movement, often referred to as the Woke movement, has provoked backlash for seemingly seeking to deplatform and censor Americans with dissenting points of view, and attributing racism to wide swaths of American society. According to John McWhorter, this is because "Wokism"...

Dec 14, 2021

Is the black American experience defined by race in 2021? Or are the struggles of millions of African-Americans far more a symptom of class?

Bertrand Cooper is a deeply insightful yet underappreciated voice on the intersections of race and poverty in American life. In our conversation we talk about popular culture's...

Dec 7, 2021

Dennis Prager, (author, talk radio show host and long time thought leader among American conservatives) believes that everything the left touches it destroys. But is there nothing to empathize with on the left?

That was the conversation I wound up having with Dennis particularly with respect to the subject of race. 

Dec 1, 2021

A quick filler episode!

I wanted to take a moment to talk about the importance of understanding what we don't know, and the limited value of understanding facts outside of experience.

I also talk about my conversation with Dave Rubin, my recent appearance with economist Glenn Loury and upcoming podcast with Dennis...

Nov 23, 2021

Braver Angels is America' largest, grassroots, bipartisan organization in America dedicated to reviving the communal spirit of American democracy.

A high-minded vision! I've been a leader of Braver Angels for going on four years now. But I wouldn't be on the front lines of this movement to unite the American people in...