It’s time to admit it: when we argue online, we’re not actually trying to persuade anyone. We’re not even trying to ‘win’ a debate. We’re trying to “dunk” on our rivals, “own” our political enemies. We’re just performing for our foll
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Bill Scher and Richard Eskow discuss the second round of the Democratic debates.
Daniel Marans and Joe Simonson on the 2020 Democratic Presidential Campaign Trail
Jul 27 • 78 min
Daniel Marans and Joe Simonson discuss the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.
Onkar Ghate and Austin Hayden Smidt on Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Capitalism, Selfishness and Altruism
Jun 18 • 95 min
Onkar Ghate and Austin Hayden Smidt discuss Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Capitalism, Selfishness and Altruism
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Charlie Eaton and Daniel Friedman on the Higher Education Racket
May 23 • 61 min
Charlie Eaton and Daniel Friedman discuss the policy, economics and sociology of higher education.
Jesse Singal and Andy Ngo on Multiculturalism, Diversity and Assimilation in the West
May 13 • 79 min
Jesse Singal and Andy Ngo discuss multiculturalism, diversity and assimilation in the U.S. and Europe.
Peter Daou and Nomiki Konst on the Divided Democratic Party
May 6 • 62 min
Peter Daou and Nomiki Konst discuss the divided Democratic Party.
Sarah Haider and Shadi Hamid on Islam in the Modern World
May 1 • 100 min
Sarah Haider and Shadi Hamid discuss Islam in the Modern World
Glenn Greenwald and David Klion on the Mueller Report: Russiagate Part 2
Apr 19 • 55 min
Glenn Greenwald and David Klion discuss the Mueller Report
Mike Cernovich and Katie Herzog on Trolls, Social Media Mobs, and the Fever Swamp Outrage Machine We Call the Internet
Apr 12 • 57 min
Mike Cernovich and Katie Herzog discuss trolls, social media mobs, and the fever swamp outrage machine we call the Internet.
Cenk Uygur and Michael Tracey on the Mueller Report and Media Accountability: Russiagate Part 1
Apr 8 • 82 min
Cenk Uygur and Michael Tracey debate Russiagate, the Mueller Report, and how The Young Turks handled one of the biggest stories of the century.
Batya Ungar-Sargon and Omar Baddar on Palestine, Israel, Anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Ilhan Omar
Apr 5 • 69 min
Batya Ungar-Sargon and Omar Baddar discuss Palestine, Israel, anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Ilhan Omar
Jonathan Blanks and Rafael Mangual on Criminal Justice Reform
Apr 1 • 73 min
Zaid discusses criminal justice reform with Jonathan Blanks from the Cato Institute and Rafael Mangual from the Manhattan Institute.
Bhaskar Sunkara and Adam Green on the Left’s choice for 2020: Warren or Sanders?
Mar 20 • 81 min
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s Adam Green and Jacobin Magazine’s Bhaskar Sunkara discuss and debate Elizabeth Warren v. Bernie Sanders.
Lee Fang and Kmele Foster on the Market vs. the State, and Race/Wokeness
Mar 4 • 62 min
The Intercept’s Lee Fang and Kmele Foster from The Fifth Column discuss the role of markets vs the state, and the rhetoric of race on the political left.
Elizabeth Bruenig and Jonathan Chait on the Pinko Left and the Mushy Middle
Feb 18 • 86 min
Washington Post columnist Elizabeth Bruenig and New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait discuss how the divisions between the democratic socialist left, the identity-based left and centrist liberals plays out across a range of political issues.
Briahna Joy Gray and Coleman Hughes on What We Get Wrong About Race In America
Feb 11 • 61 min
Current Bernie Sanders Press Secretary Briahna Joy Gray and Quillette’s Coleman Hughes talk about race and politics in our debut episode of Extremely Offline.
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