212 - "A Thanksgiving Miracle"
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An issue with the mics. An inspired fix. A nearly aborted dispatch manages to slide into your feed just in time for the stranges Thanksgiving in decades.


  • A Rolling Start
  • When Moynihan Met Oprah
  • Coup d'é HAHAHAHAHA
  • "I Told You"
  • Salvaging the Culture
  • Crisis of Authority
  • Covid Masks
  • Murder Rates
  • Generational Divides
  • Calling it Quits
  • It's A Job, Ain't It?


Recorded Nov 24th, 2020

Published Nov 26th, 2020



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Blocked and Reported
Blocked and Reported
Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal
Andy Ngo Way Should Ben Shapiro Be Deplatformed
After Jesse addresses the totally baseless rumor that he went to Yale Law School, the best law school in the country, where (in this false scenario) he got very good grades, the hosts talk a bit more about online content moderation and then discuss two recent stories about controversial right-wing media figures: the backfired attempt to deplatform Andy Ngo's book, and the widespread outrage among Politico employees that Ben Shapiro was allowed to author an edition of the Playbook newsletter. Please pre-preorder Jesse's book, The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills, if you can: https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ (https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/) Show Notes/Links: NY Mag: Why Deplatforming Might Be Useless — Or Worse — When It Comes to Preventing Right-Wing Violence - https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/why-deplatforming-might-be-bad-answer-to-right-wing-violence.html (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/why-deplatforming-might-be-bad-answer-to-right-wing-violence.html) ABC News: Powell's Books says Andy Ngo's book will not be in store - https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/powells-books-andy-ngos-book-store-75239210 (https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/powells-books-andy-ngos-book-store-75239210) NY Post: Inside The Suspicious Rise Of Gay Hate Crimes In Portland - https://nypost.com/2019/03/30/inside-the-suspicious-rise-of-gay-hate-crimes-in-portland/ (https://nypost.com/2019/03/30/inside-the-suspicious-rise-of-gay-hate-crimes-in-portland/) UnHerd: The Antifa thugs shame America - https://unherd.com/2021/01/the-antifa-thugs-shame-america/ (https://unherd.com/2021/01/the-antifa-thugs-shame-america/) NY Times: The Events Leading to the Shooting of Trayvon Martin - http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/04/02/us/the-events-leading-to-the-shooting-of-trayvon-martin.html (http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/04/02/us/the-events-leading-to-the-shooting-of-trayvon-martin.html) Ben Shapiro's Politico Playbook: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/01/14/the-real-reason-most-republicans-opposed-impeachment-491399 (https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/01/14/the-real-reason-most-republicans-opposed-impeachment-491399) NY Times: Politico Staff Objects After Right-Wing Star Ben Shapiro Writes Newsletter - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/business/media/politico-playbook-ben-shapiro.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/business/media/politico-playbook-ben-shapiro.html) Washington Post: Politico’s revolt over Ben Shapiro guest-hosting Playbook went too far - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/politicos-revolt-over-ben-shapiro-guest-hosting-playbook-went-too-far/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/politicos-revolt-over-ben-shapiro-guest-hosting-playbook-went-too-far/)
54 min
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Should the U.S. Government Adopt an Industrial Policy? A Soho Forum Debate
Oren Cass, who is the former domestic policy director for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and the founder and executive director of the think tank American Compass, believes that the U.S. government should intervene more aggressively in the manufacturing industry. Cass participated in a recent Soho Forum virtual debate, held on January 13, 2021, arguing in favor of the proposition: "To promote prosperity among all income groups, the U.S. government should adopt an industrial policy." Arguing against Cass: Scott Lincicome, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He says that, in the real world, government interference has only hurt manufacturing. The problem with the economic nationalism favored by Cass is that it insulates companies from the discipline of profit and loss. In a free market, businesses learn from their mistakes. When the government is involved, they react by growing bigger as a way to cover for their failures. It was an Oxford-style debate, and Lincicome prevailed by convincing 14.56 percent of the audience to switch to his side. The Soho Forum, sponsored by Reason Foundation, is a monthly debate series typically held at the SubCulture Theater in Manhattan's East Village, but which has gone remote during the pandemic. Narrated by Nick Gillespie. Edited by Regan Taylor, John Osterhoudt, and Ian Keyser. Photo: Andy Star/Envato Elements. Subscribe at YouTube: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Visit the archive: https://reason.com/tags/reason-podcast
1 hr 39 min
Short Circuit
Short Circuit
Institute for Justice
Short Circuit 159: The Sub-Rational Basis Test
When a judge asks you a question, it’s best to give an answer. We briefly discuss an oral argument that IJ Senior Attorney Rob Frommer had last week on South Carolina’s civil forfeiture laws, and listen to some non-answers his opposing counsel gave. Then it’s on to the Fifth Circuit where the court wrestles with a COVID-19 order shutting down Louisiana’s bars, and the Seventh Circuit where both the plaintiff and defendant have some unconventional positions on standing. If you’re playing Short Circuit bingo this episode has got you covered: “Lochner,” “rational basis,” “civil forfeiture,” “Twitter Laureate,” and “subtreasury.” Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Short-Circuit-159.pdf South Carolina Civil Forfeiture, https://ij.org/case/south-carolina-civil-forfeiture/ Big Tyme Investments, LLC v. Edwards, https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/20/20-30537-CV0.pdf Thornley v. Clearview AI, Inc., http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2021/D01-14/C:20-3249:J:Hamilton:con:T:fnOp:N:2644794:S:0 A Tale of Two Cases and Two Pandemics, https://ij.org/cje-post/a-tale-of-two-cases-and-two-pandemics/ Rob Frommer, https://ij.org/staff/rfrommer/ Josh Windham, https://ij.org/staff/joshua-windham/ Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/ iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-circuit/id309062019 Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCqDbZTI7kIws11kEhed/overview Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/institute-for-justice/short-circuit Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iz26kyzdcpodkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? shortcircuit@ij.org
32 min
Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
Scott Horton
1/15/21 Andrew Quilty on the CIA’s Afghan Death Squads
Scott interviews journalist Andrew Quilty about his recent piece for the Intercept, which details the horrific violence being carried out in Afghanistan by U.S.-backed militia groups. In several recent attacks, these “death squads” have raided religious boarding schools known as madrassas, and murdered dozens of the boys who studied there. Although these madrassas are sometimes thought to be Taliban recruiting grounds, Quilty explains that this kind of violence only drives regular Afghans closer to the Taliban. Quilty and Scott expect that night raids, drone strikes and support for anti-Taliban militant groups will continue under the Biden administration, just as they ramped up under Obama and increased even further under Trump. Sadly, says Quilty, these indirect tactics tend to be politically popular in America, since their enormous costs are hidden from voters at home. Discussed on the show: “The CIA’s Afghan Death Squads” (The Intercept) Andrew Quilty is an Australian freelance photojournalist and reporter. A winner of Polk and World Press Photo awards, he has been based in Kabul since 2013. Follow him on Twitter or at andrewquilty.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.
29 min
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