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

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  • 7 days 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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  • 14 days 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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  • 21 days 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

The Evolution of Altruism Coleman Hughes with Michael McCullough [S2 Ep.3]

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  • 21 days 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. #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 : 12 Nov 2020

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

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  • 28 days 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