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Krys Iwanek, Polish Indologist on Indian politics

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  • 1.3K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:06:37

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/

The Audrey Truschke Affair: A conversation with Hindu students at Rutgers

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  • 1.5K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:06:13

Akshar and Mukunda talk to Hindu students at Rutgers about the future of Indology at their institution and cultural controversies around it.

Koenraad Elst

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  • 1.3K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:37:27

The Brown Pundits talk to Koenraad Elst.

Keerthik Sasidharan, Dharma Forest, and the Mahabharata War

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  • 1K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:03:53

Omar Ali talks to Keerthik Sasidharan about his book Dharma Forest, and its historical and philosophical background. https://twitter.com/KS1729

Akshay Alladi, India and conservatism

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  • 900 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:22:23

Omar, Srikanth,  and Mukunda talk to Akshay Alladi about his vision of Indian conservatism. 

American Civil War, with Richard Hanania

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  • 900 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:25:27

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.”

Glenn Loury: heterodox academy of one

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  • 810 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:02:37

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.

Part 1, Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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  • 830 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:03:30

The gang interviews Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Arabist and adopted Yemeni.

Abhinav Prakash on Farmer Protests

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  • 950 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:06:59

Mukunda and Razib pick Abhinav Prakash on the farmer protests in Punjab. What's going on? Classs?  Caste? Neoliberalism.

A Pole in Bangladesh

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  • 770 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 51:23

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

Election 2020 commentary from Richard Hanania, Josiah Neeley, and Razib Khan

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  • 840 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:11:59

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/

Saagar Enjeti, brown American Right populist

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  • 950 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 51:49

Mukunda and Akshar talk about Saagar Enjeti's personal evolution toward Right populism and the American scene in 2020. after the election.

Ruchir Sharma, Marxism and Hindutva

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  • 880 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 58:19

Akshar, Mukunda and Omar talk to Ruchir Sharma on Modian Socialism. https://ruchirsharma.eu/

Śrīkānta Kṛṣṇamācārya - Hindu traditionalist

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  • 850 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:19:33

Omar, Mukunda, and Akshar talk to a Hindu traditionalist about the past, present, and future of the faith. https://twitter.com/shrikanth_krish

One Billion Americans, with Matt Yglesias

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  • 1K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 58:30

Razib, Omar, Mukunda, and Josiah Neeley, talk to Matt Ygleias about his new book, One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger. Does Matt believe in "open borders"? Is it worth keeping America #1? What does Matt think about the India-American relationship? https://www.1billionamericans.com/

Abdullah Sameer, a prince of the apostates

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  • 880 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:25:30

Mukunda talks religion and culture with Abdullah Sameer, one of the most prominent ex-Muslims on the internet. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_H_lI-9qWdCiAq4AciqE4A

Robert Woodson and the 1776 Project

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  • 850 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:33

Mukunda and Razib talk to Robert Woodson, one of the drivers of the 1776 Project, which defends America's legacy against the 1619 Project. https://1776unites.com/

Desi-Rae: Jamaican American maverick

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  • 1.2K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 53:23

Razib and Mukunda talk to Desi-Rae, a Jamaican American independent thinker navigating a. world of identity politics. https://twitter.com/desiraethinking https://www.youtube.com/justthinkingoutloud http://justthinkingoutloud.tv/podcasts https://desi-rae.com/

A Indian liberal from Pune speaks

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  • 940 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:22:26

Omar and Mukunda talk to Indian liberal, and BP reader, Guarav Lele. https://twitter.com/gaurav_lele

An Indian liberal critiques Hindutva India

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  • 920 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:04:47

Razib, Omar, and Mukunda, talk to Tony, an expat Punjabi American who bemoans the present and future of India slouching Right...