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75 minutes | 8 days ago
Sri Thiruvadanthai talks India and economics
Sri Thiruvadanthai talks India and economics with Shrikanth, Omar, and Akshar.
57 minutes | 10 days ago
Covid-19 second wave, the big one, in India
Akshar talks to Guarav, our resident "Brown Pundit" in India, about what it's like to go through the "second wave" of the pandemic in India.
75 minutes | 16 days ago
Frank Bullit on Indian politics
Omar and Akshar talk about Indian politics with Frank Bullit
103 minutes | 19 days ago
Seema Anand, author of “The Arts of Seduction”
Shahada and Mukunda have an adult conversation with Dr.Seema Anand, author of “The Arts of Seduction”. Let's call this "Brown Pundits After Hours"...
67 minutes | a month ago
Krys Iwanek, Polish Indologist on Indian politics
Omar and Mukunda talk to Chris Iwanek, a Polish Indologist who has now become a commentator on Indian politics, with a focus on the BJP. https://thediplomat.com/authors/krzysztof-iwanek/
66 minutes | 2 months ago
The Audrey Truschke Affair: A conversation with Hindu students at Rutgers
Akshar and Mukunda talk to Hindu students at Rutgers about the future of Indology at their institution and cultural controversies around it.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Teaching in the time of COVID-19
Michelle Kerr is a teacher in the California, and a regular contributor on various educational podcasts. Brown Pundits Shahada, a teacher herself, discusses the challenges of Covid in education, the mental health implications and it’s long term impact.
97 minutes | 2 months ago
The Brown Pundits talk to Koenraad Elst.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Keerthik Sasidharan, Dharma Forest, and the Mahabharata War
Omar Ali talks to Keerthik Sasidharan about his book Dharma Forest, and its historical and philosophical background. https://twitter.com/KS1729
82 minutes | 3 months ago
Akshay Alladi, India and conservatism
Omar, Srikanth, and Mukunda talk to Akshay Alladi about his vision of Indian conservatism.
85 minutes | 4 months ago
American Civil War, with Richard Hanania
For this episode of Unsupervised Learning, I talked to Richard Hanania of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology. Richard is a smart and heterodox thinker whose ideas and opinions are informed by his background as a scholar of political science. He’s not “winging it.” Last fall The Washington Post published his op-ed, Americans hate each other. But we aren’t headed for civil war. My big question for him was if he had updated his assessment in light of recent events. In addition to talking about whether the US will erupt in civil war or suffer a coup in the next decade, we also discuss a new reporthe co-authored, The National Populist Illusion: Why Culture, Not Economics, Drives American Politics. The conclusion is that a populist economic realignment isn’t happening, and in much of the podcast we discuss Richard’s belief that Republicans and Democrats will “regress to the mean.” He believes Donald J. Trump is a sui generis figure, and with his exit, Republicans will probably want to revert to their old playbook. We also mull over the possibility that the “Great Awokening,” a phenomenon first identified by one of the fellows at Richard’s think-tank, Zach Goldberg, still has steam left in it, and what that means for the Biden administration. Finally, while recording the podcast we uncover intriguing evidence that Jon Ossoff, Senator-Elect from Georgia, is “I.D.W.-adjacent.”
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Glenn Loury: heterodox academy of one
I’ve long followed Dr. Loury’s career since I read a 2002 profile about his life in First Things. To say it’s been interesting is understating the case. For those who are more curious, I highly recommend the Glenn Show, which has been running in various forms since 2008. On this podcast we discuss: The value of economics as a predictive discipline Classical papers and texts in economics The abolition of the GRE The fall of the American academy China and globalization Dr. Ibram X. Kendi John von Neumann came up a few times. Once in relation to Dr. Kendi.
83 minutes | 5 months ago
Part 2, Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Second part of interview with Mackintosh-Smith, Arabist and adopted Yemeni.
64 minutes | 5 months ago
Part 1, Tim Mackintosh-Smith
The gang interviews Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Arabist and adopted Yemeni.
67 minutes | 5 months ago
Abhinav Prakash on Farmer Protests
Mukunda and Razib pick Abhinav Prakash on the farmer protests in Punjab. What's going on? Classs? Caste? Neoliberalism.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
A Pole in Bangladesh
Razib talks to Karol Karpinski, an economist who was posted in Dhaka from 2014-2016. They discuss both economics and culture. https://twitter.com/karolkarpinski
69 minutes | 5 months ago
A consumate Pakistani Nationalist Troll
Mukunda, Akshar, and Razib, discuss the issues of the day with one of Twitter's best Pakistani Nationalist trolls, Araingang. They discuss the origins of Hindu nationalism, the nature of Pakistani nationalism, and while most Pakistanis don't focus much on India. https://twitter.com/ArainGang https://araingang.medium.com/
32 minutes | 6 months ago
A doctor at the front lines of COVID-19
Razib talks to a doctor about what it's like to work at a hospital overwhelmed by COVID-19.
72 minutes | 6 months ago
Election 2020 commentary from Richard Hanania, Josiah Neeley, and Razib Khan
Razib, Richard Hanania, and Josiah Neeley, talk about the USA election results, whether Trump will run again in 2024, cultural issues and minorities, and why Richard is not a fan of Peter Turchin's theories https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/12/can-history-predict-future/616993/
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Saagar Enjeti, brown American Right populist
Mukunda and Akshar talk about Saagar Enjeti's personal evolution toward Right populism and the American scene in 2020. after the election.
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