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Conversations With Coleman

Join Coleman Hughes, accomplished writer and philosophy graduate, for his brand new podcast, Conversations With Coleman. This is an honest conversation—with the sharpest minds— on some of the most vexing issues regarding race and culture in the West.

Thriving in the Taboo with Aella [S2 Ep.9]

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  • 340 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:27:55

Today's guest is Aella, she is a difficult person to describe as you'll see. Aella is a blogger, a sex worker, and the queen of interesting Twitter polls. During our conversation we talked about her upbringing as a fundamentalist Christian, psychedelics meditation, sex work, polyamory, sexual jealousy, the psychology of trauma, critical race theory, and identity politics. Please note there are minor audio glitches due to an unstable internet connection. I'd also like to point you in the direction of a new documentary called Better Left Unsaid which is available for pre-order. The documentary is primarily about the evolution of the far left and produced by my friend Desh Amila. The film features interviews with people like Noam Chomsky, Steven Pinker, Douglas Murray, and myself. You can watch the official trailer and stream the documentary at betterleftunsaidfilm.com #Ad. If you are concerned about your privacy when browsing the internet, try Express VPN. Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/COLEMAN and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package.

The Tribal Instinct with Amy Chua [S2 Ep.8]

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  • 270 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 59:33

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guest today is Amy Chua. Amy is a professor at Yale Law School. Her books include 'World on Fire', Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother', 'The Triple Package', and 'Political Tribes'. She made Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people in 2011 and has been a guest on many TV shows including Good Morning America, the Today Show, and Real Time with Bill Maher.  Amy and I talk about tribalism, highly successful minority groups, and how ethnic tensions have undermined the US foreign policy. We also talk about the sources of racial and ethnic disparity, color blindness, and much more. #Ad  This week's episode is sponsored by our friends at Indeed. Hiring is one of those things you don't want to mess up. To take your business to the next level you need to hire great people with Indeed instant match. Indeed searches through the millions of resumes in their database to help show you great candidates, instantly. This way you can do the part you really need faster – meeting and hiring great people. As a listener of my podcast, you can redeem your free $75 credit at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS. This offer is valid through March 31.Terms and conditions apply.

The Case for Color-blindness S2 [Bonus Episode]

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  • 570 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:22:34

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. Just one announcement, I'll be hosting a members only Q&A on Sunday, March 28, 6 -7 PM ET on YouTube. If you're not a member and would like to participate please sign up at colemanhughes.org. Today's episode is a bit different than usual. It's actually a recording of a talk I gave at Harvard's Program on Constitutional Government three months ago, entitled The Case for Color-blindness. My talk is about 30 minutes, and it's followed by an audience Q&A. I hope you enjoy it

Coleman Hughes responds to his Biggest Criticisms - S2 Bonus [Partial episode]

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  • 360 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 20:48

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   The purpose of my solo episode is twofold. First, I'd like to update you all on the status of my attempted conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, the author of 'How to be an Anti-racist', and arguably the leading anti-racist public intellectual in America at the moment. And second, I want to respond to the most common critiques I receive regarding my views on race.   Bonus episodes are a members-only perk, however, I have decided to release a portion of the episode to the public. If you would like to access my full conversation consider becoming a member via https://colemanhughes.org/

Awakening The Mind with Sam Harris [S2 Ep.7]

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  • 470 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:28:53

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   My guest today is Sam Harris. Sam needs no introduction on this podcast. He was the first guest I had, and I'm happy to say he's my first repeat guest. Last time I talked to Sam about reparations and cancel culture. This time we focus almost entirely on psychedelics, meditation and spirituality. Aside from a brief tangent at the beginning, where we talk about Trump and the intellectual dark web by popular demand. #Ad A special thank you to Ground News for supporting this week's episode. Download the Ground News app for free  https://check.ground.news/ColemanHughes and see the full story, for every story. 

Growing Beyond the Divide Coleman Hughes with Tom Bilyue [S2 Ep.6]

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  • 370 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:05:58

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.    My guest today is Tom Bilyeu. Tom and I discussed the problem with 'self help', the benefits of believing things that aren't true as a mechanism of self-improvement, the side effects of taking pride in one's intelligence as well as cancel culture, political correctness and so much more. #Ad  This week's episode is sponsored by our friends at Indeed. Hiring is one of those things you don't want to mess up. To take your business to the next level you need to hire great people with Indeed instant match. Indeed searches through the millions of resumes in their database to help show you great candidates, instantly. This way you can do the part you really need faster – meeting and hiring great people. As a listener of my podcast, you can redeem your free $75 credit at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS. This offer is valid through March 31.Terms and conditions apply.

Growing Beyond the Divide with Tom Bilyeu [S2 Ep.6]

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  • 250 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:05:58

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.    My guest today is Tom Bilyeu. Tom and I discussed the problem with 'self help', the benefits of believing things that aren't true as a mechanism of self-improvement, the side effects of taking pride in one's intelligence as well as cancel culture, political correctness and so much more. #Ad  This week's episode is sponsored by our friends at Indeed. Hiring is one of those things you don't want to mess up. To take your business to the next level you need to hire great people with Indeed instant match. Indeed searches through the millions of resumes in their database to help show you great candidates, instantly. This way you can do the part you really need faster – meeting and hiring great people. As a listener of my podcast, you can redeem your free $75 credit at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS. This offer is valid through March 31.Terms and conditions apply.

'What killed Michael Brown?' Shelby & Eli Steele [S2 Ep.5]

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  • 280 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:03:22

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guests today are Shelby and Eli Steele. Shelby Steele is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the author of many books, including 'The Content of our Character', which won him the National Book Critics Circle Award. Eli Steele, who is his son is a documentary filmmaker whose films include 'How Jack Became Black', 'What's Bugging Seth?', and 'What Killed Michael Brown?', which is the subject of today's conversation.   The main topic of today's conversation is the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014 and all the related issues. One note here, Eli Steele is deaf but is able to lip-read over zoom. So understanding his speech might take a bit more focus than normal, but it's very worth it. I really enjoyed this conversation, and I hope you do too. #Ad I'd like to say a special thank you to Indeed for supporting this week's episode. Hiring is one of those things you don’t want to mess up. To take your business to the next level you need to hire great people with Indeed instant match. Indeed searches through the millions of resumes in their database to help show you great candidates, instantly. This way you can do the part you really need faster – meeting and hiring great people. As a listener of my podcast, you can redeem your free $75 credit at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS. This offer is valid through March 31, terms and conditions apply.

'What killed Michael Brown?' Coleman Hughes with Shelby & Eli Steele [S2 Ep.5]

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  • 260 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:03:22

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guests today are Shelby and Eli Steele. Shelby Steele is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the author of many books, including 'The Content of our Character', which won him the National Book Critics Circle Award. Eli Steele, who is his son is a documentary filmmaker whose films include 'How Jack Became Black', 'What's Bugging Seth?', and 'What Killed Michael Brown?', which is the subject of today's conversation.   The main topic of today's conversation is the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014 and all the related issues. One note here, Eli Steele is deaf but is able to lip-read over zoom. So understanding his speech might take a bit more focus than normal, but it's very worth it. I really enjoyed this conversation, and I hope you do too. #Ad I'd like to say a special thank you to Indeed for supporting this week's episode. Hiring is one of those things you don’t want to mess up. To take your business to the next level you need to hire great people with Indeed instant match. Indeed searches through the millions of resumes in their database to help show you great candidates, instantly. This way you can do the part you really need faster – meeting and hiring great people. As a listener of my podcast, you can redeem your free $75 credit at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS. This offer is valid through March 31, terms and conditions apply.

Policing: A Cop's-Eye View -Coleman Hughes with Dr. Michael Sanchez [S2 Ep.4]

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  • 350 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:05:43

Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman.    My guest today is Dr. Michael Sanchez. Michael is a criminal justice scholar with over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system. He's been a detention officer, booking officer, patrol officer, patrol sergeant, administrative supervisor, training coordinator, firearms instructor, investigator, Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Police, an international police officer with the UN in Kosovo, and regional commander for the UN police in Haiti. He has a masterpiece officer license in the state of Texas, a bachelor's degree in police science from Ottawa University, a master's degree in criminal justice administration from Utica College, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in criminal justice from North Central University. He's been teaching at Utica College since 2012 and he's also a full-time lecturer for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the criminal justice department. So I can honestly say this was the most interesting conversation I've had about policing in my life. And this conversation took place many months ago when the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and riots were in the foreground of everyone's minds. So I was very excited to talk to someone who had both academic knowledge of policing and practical experience with it.   Michael and I talk about the difference between policing in America and international policing, the steady stream of videos of unarmed Americans getting killed by cops including Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks. We talk about the mechanics of shooting and why cops tend to fire so many bullets, the difference between tasers and guns, how to hold bad cops accountable and so much more. #Ad - I'd like to say a special thank you to 1440 for supporting this week's episode. If you’re sick of biased news reporting, 1440 is one of the closest things I’ve found to a truly objective news source. Their team of scientists and experts - not pundits - scours the media to curate a fact-based daily email newsletter. To join check out join1440.com/coleman Recording date : 22 Oct 2020

Policing: A Cop's-Eye View - Dr. Michael Sanchez [S2 Ep.4]

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  • 240 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:05:43

Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman.    My guest today is Dr. Michael Sanchez. Michael is a criminal justice scholar with over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system. He's been a detention officer, booking officer, patrol officer, patrol sergeant, administrative supervisor, training coordinator, firearms instructor, investigator, Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Police, an international police officer with the UN in Kosovo, and regional commander for the UN police in Haiti. He has a masterpiece officer license in the state of Texas, a bachelor's degree in police science from Ottawa University, a master's degree in criminal justice administration from Utica College, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in criminal justice from North Central University. He's been teaching at Utica College since 2012 and he's also a full-time lecturer for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the criminal justice department. So I can honestly say this was the most interesting conversation I've had about policing in my life. And this conversation took place many months ago when the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and riots were in the foreground of everyone's minds. So I was very excited to talk to someone who had both academic knowledge of policing and practical experience with it.   Michael and I talk about the difference between policing in America and international policing, the steady stream of videos of unarmed Americans getting killed by cops including Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks. We talk about the mechanics of shooting and why cops tend to fire so many bullets, the difference between tasers and guns, how to hold bad cops accountable and so much more. #Ad - I'd like to say a special thank you to 1440 for supporting this week's episode. If you’re sick of biased news reporting, 1440 is one of the closest things I’ve found to a truly objective news source. Their team of scientists and experts - not pundits - scours the media to curate a fact-based daily email newsletter. To join check out join1440.com/coleman Recording date : 22 Oct 2020

The Evolution of Altruism Coleman Hughes with Michael McCullough S2 (Ep.3)

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  • 260 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 59:43

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guest today is Michael McCullough. Michael is a professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego where he directs the evolution and human behavior laboratory. He studies the functions of human behavior and emotion using the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology and cognitive science. Michael has conducted research on forgiveness, revenge, gratitude, empathy, religion, and morality. He's the author of Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct, and The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code, which is the focus of today's conversation.  Michael and I talk about the field of evolutionary psychology and why it's considered controversial. We talk about Richard Dawkins and the selfish gene revolution, the evolutionary roots of altruism towards strangers, and we talk about the criticism that evolutionary psychology is a collection of 'just-so' stories rather than actual science. We also discuss the evolution of welfare spending over the past few centuries and about how it's possible for human societies filled with selfish apes to become more altruistic. Today's episode is sponsored by our friends 1440. If you’re sick of biased news reporting, 1440 is one of the closest things I’ve found to a truly objective news source. Their team of scientists and experts - not pundits - scours the media to curate a fact-based daily email newsletter. To join check out join1440.com/coleman

50 Years on the Left with Noam Chomsky [S2 Ep.2]

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  • 230 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 51:33

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guest today needs no introduction, but I'll give him one anyway. Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, social critic, and activist. Noam is considered the father of modern linguistics, and has written more than 100 books. His most recent being Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power.   Noam and I both signed the infamous Harper's letter many months ago, so we start out by talking about that letter and the fallout that ensued. Next, I asked Noam what has changed most about the culture of the American Left in his lifetime, the strange alliance between multinational corporations and woke anti racism, the role of money in politics, the rising influence of China and much more. #Ad- Today's episode is sponsored by our friends 1440. If you’re sick of biased news reporting, 1440 is one of the closest things I’ve found to a truly objective news source. Their team of scientists and experts - not pundits - scours the media to curate a fact-based daily email newsletter. To join check out join1440.com/coleman Recording date : 23 Dec 2020

50 Years on the Left Coleman Hughes with Noam Chomsky S2 (Ep.2)

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  • 260 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 51:33

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guest today needs no introduction, but I'll give him one anyway. Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, social critic, and activist. Noam is considered the father of modern linguistics, and has written more than 100 books. His most recent being Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power.   Noam and I both signed the infamous Harper's letter many months ago, so we start out by talking about that letter and the fallout that ensued. Next, I asked Noam what has changed most about the culture of the American Left in his lifetime, the strange alliance between multinational corporations and woke anti racism, the role of money in politics, the rising influence of China and much more. Today's episode is sponsored by our friends 1440. If you’re sick of biased news reporting, 1440 is one of the closest things I’ve found to a truly objective news source. Their team of scientists and experts - not pundits - scours the media to curate a fact-based daily email newsletter. To join check out join1440.com/coleman

50 Years on the Left Coleman Hughes with Noam Chomsky [S2 Ep.2]

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  • 200 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 51:33

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guest today needs no introduction, but I'll give him one anyway. Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, social critic, and activist. Noam is considered the father of modern linguistics, and has written more than 100 books. His most recent being Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power.   Noam and I both signed the infamous Harper's letter many months ago, so we start out by talking about that letter and the fallout that ensued. Next, I asked Noam what has changed most about the culture of the American Left in his lifetime, the strange alliance between multinational corporations and woke anti racism, the role of money in politics, the rising influence of China and much more. #Ad- Today's episode is sponsored by our friends 1440. If you’re sick of biased news reporting, 1440 is one of the closest things I’ve found to a truly objective news source. Their team of scientists and experts - not pundits - scours the media to curate a fact-based daily email newsletter. To join check out join1440.com/coleman Recording date : 23 Dec 2020

When Leaders Go Mad - Coleman Hughes with Christopher Ferguson [S2 Ep.1]

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  • 220 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:06:50

Welcome to season two of Conversations with Coleman and to the first episode of the New Year. Today’s guest is Christopher Ferguson. Christopher is an American psychologist who serves as a professor and co-chair of psychology at Stetson University in Florida. He previously served as an associate professor of psychology and criminal justice at Texas A&M International University and in 2014, he was named a fellow of the APA. Christopher and I talked about the definition of mental illness, prescribing Adderall to children, the link between creativity and mental illness, how mental illness affected historical figures like Alexander the Great, Hitler, and Stalin. I also asked Christopher to assess the mental state of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Recording date: 08 Jan 2021

The Intersectional Crackup with Douglas Murray Ep.20

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  • 280 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 54:50

A special thank you to Ground News for supporting this week's episode. Download the Ground News app for free at https://check.ground.news/ColemanHughes to join the fight against media bias. Today's guest is Douglas Murray. Douglas is a best-selling author, journalist, and political commentator. He's also an associate editor at the British magazine, The Spectator.  Douglas and I had a wide-ranging conversation about the rise of intersectionality and its consequences for society as a whole. I really enjoyed this one and I hope you do too.    Please note, during the first 2 minutes of the episode, there is a slight audio glitch.   Recording date : 08th of October

The Tides of American Politics with David Shor (Ep.19)

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  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:10:45

A special thank you to Ground News for supporting this week's episode. Download the Ground News app for free at https://check.ground.news/ColemanHughes to join the fight against media bias For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ Today’s guest is David Shor, a political data scientist. David worked for the Obama campaign and was described in New York Magazine as “Obama’s in-house Nate Silver”. You may know David’s name because he was fired in June, over a tweet that was widely viewed as innocent. The tweet cited research showing that riots, unlike non-violent protests, tend to move voters to the right. Although Coleman wanted to talk to David about the circumstances of his firing, due to legal reasons, David can’t talk about it publicly. This episode focuses on the basics of polling and why the polls under predicted Trump’s performance in both 2016 and 2020. Coleman also talked about David’s skepticism of the so-called ‘Shy Trump Voter Effect’, the problem of non-response bias, and what to make of the growing cultural divide between college-educated and non-college-educated voters. Coleman had a very productive disagreement about the so-called racial resentment scales, used as a tool to understand why people voted for Trump and much more.

The End of Trump with Andrew Sullivan (Ep.18)

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  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:36:25

For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ Coleman's latest episode features Andrew Sullivan, a British born American writer and blogger. Andrew is a political commentator, a former editor at the New Republic, and the author or editor of six books. He also started a very famous political blog called the Daily Dish in 2000 and eventually moved that blog to Time Magazine, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and is now running an independent subscription-based format on Substack. This episode was recorded last Thursday, right after the election, and before it was completely certain that Trump had lost. During this episode, they look at Trump's single-term presidency in retrospect and evaluate which fears about him proved true and which proved false. They talk about the lack of a Biden landslide, and what that means for the long term prospects of Trumpism — even in the absence of Trump himself. They talk about the problem of elite bubbles misunderstanding the rest of the nation, the relationship between Trump and the far left, and much more.

The Devil May Care with Megyn Kelly (Ep.17)

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  • 220 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:17:36

For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ This episode is supported by our friends at Ground News. Ground News is an app that empowers readers to compare how news sources from across the political spectrum are covering the same story so you can easily access the underlying coverage bias of every story. Download the Ground News app via http://check.ground.news/cwc to join the fight against media bias. Coleman's latest episode features Megyn Kelly. Megyn is a journalist and an attorney who anchored for Fox News between 2004 and 2017, and then for NBC News between 2017 and 2018. Megyn's NBC show was canceled in 2018 after she questioned whether blackface was always racist by definition, or whether there are cases where it's okay. During the episode, they talk about her new podcast, the Megyn Kelly show, and what she has been doing with her time out of the public spotlight. They talk about the Bombshell film, the challenge of being vulnerable when you're in the spotlight, and Megyn's relationship to feminism. They also talk about the first Biden/Trump debate, Black Lives Matter, the riots, and the politics of race.