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By Coleman Hughes

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Economics 102 with Prof Abhijit Banerjee [S2 Ep.31]
Economics 102 with Prof Abhijit Banerjee [S2 Ep.31]
Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman.   My guest today is Professor Abhijit Banerjee. Professor Banerjee is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, an econ professor at MIT, and a co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.  Banerjee and I discussed the difference between empirical work and theoretical work in economics. We talk about Banerjee's Nobel Prize-winning research on alleviating global poverty. We talk about whether immigrants drive down wages for native workers, the role of financial incentives and driving human behavior.  We speak about welfare, the effect of globalism on American industries like manufacturing, and the social consequences of having whole industries die out, and much more. #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #AbhijitBanerjee #nobelprize #Economics101 #Economics102 #poverty #globalism
58:35
October 01, 2021
Coleman Hughes on The Transgender Revolution with Helen Joyce [S2 Ep.30]
Coleman Hughes on The Transgender Revolution with Helen Joyce [S2 Ep.30]
Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman.   xMy guest today is Helen Joyce. Helen is a staff journalist at the Economist magazine, and has been an editor there since 2005. She also has a PhD in mathematics from University College London. Helen just released a controversial new book called "Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality." Now, this is one of those books that is likely to be misrepresented on Twitter and in some media as transphobic but is in fact a deep and thoughtful attempt to navigate all the complex issues at the intersection of gender identity and public policy.   Helen and I discussed the difference between gender and sex, evolving definitions of gender, the different waves of feminism, gender dysphoria and related phenomenon like autogynephilia, trans identity as well as gender neutrality. We talk about hormone treatments, puberty blockers, detransitioning, and the age at which people should be able to make these kinds of decisions. We discuss gender pronouns, the logic of sex-segregated spaces, such as locker rooms, bathrooms, sports, and prisons. And finally, we talk about the phenomenon of social contagion as it applies to gender identities.   #AdYou’ve probably heard your wife, sister, mother, daughter, or friends talk about their love of Rothy’s women’s shoes. Well now, they’ve brought their sustainable materials, washable design, and innovative craftsmanship to men’s shoes. From the unbeatable comfort to the fact that you can wash them, these shoes check every box. If you hate when your favorite white sneakers or light-colored shoes get dirty, Rothy’s men’s shoes are for you. Their innovative washable construction means your shoes look like they were brand new with every wash. In addition, Rothy’s men’s shoes are knit with 100% recycled materials.  Welcome the fall season in style! Head over to www.rothys.com/COLEMAN and get $20 off your first purchase today!   #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #HelenJoyce #transgender #genderdysphoria #genderidentity #genderpronouns FOLLOW COLEMAN YouTube - http://bit.ly/38kziumTwitter - http://bit.ly/2rbAJueFacebook - http://bit.ly/2LiAXH3Instagram- http://bit.ly/2SDGo6oPodcast-https://bit.ly/3oQvNULWebsite - https://colemanhughes.org/Merch - https://bit.ly/ColemanMerch FOLLOW HELEN Book - https://amzn.to/3ltEljATwitter - @HJoyceGender Website - https://thehelenjoyce.com/
01:18:12
September 26, 2021
Coleman Hughes on The Virus that Conquered the World with Prof Peter Doherty [S2 Ep.29]
Coleman Hughes on The Virus that Conquered the World with Prof Peter Doherty [S2 Ep.29]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. My guest today is Professor Peter Doherty. Professor Doherty is a Nobel Prize-winning veterinary surgeon. His prize-winning research focused on how the immune system reacts to viruses. He is also the author of "Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know", "An Insider's Plague Year" and many other books.   This episode is about all things COVID. Professor Doherty goes into detail about the physiology of COVID and what happens when you get infected. We talk about the way MRNA vaccines work, whether masks and lockdowns work, the ethics of pressuring people to get vaccinated, the reasons why people choose not to get vaccinated and more. We also talk about Ivermectin and its potential use as a treatment or prophylactic. I assume I have some audience overlap with a Darkhorse podcast, which is run by Brett Weinstein and Heather Heying. I know that some people have drawn the lesson from listening to that show that taking Ivermectin is better than getting the vaccine. So if that describes you, please listen to Professor Doherty discuss Ivermectin.   Finally, there's a lot of biological detail in this podcast, but I highly recommend you stick it out because Professor Doherty is a brilliant thinker and an excellent communicator. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.   #AdWhen hiring gets hard, you need Indeed, the jobsite that makes hiring incredibly simple - just Attract, Interview, and Hire. In fact, with Indeed you can do all of your hiring in one place - even interviewing! Don’t just hope your perfect candidate will find you, Indeed’s hiring tools help you cut through the noise to hire faster and smarter. In fact, Indeed Instant Match provides a list of quality candidates whose resumes are on Indeed the moment you post a sponsored job.  With Indeed, you can save time and money by setting your must-have qualifications and only paying for the quality candidates that meet them. Get started RIGHT NOW with a free 75$ sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at www.indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS The Offer is valid through September 30th. Terms and conditions apply.   #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #PeterDoherty #COVID19 #virus #vaccination 
01:31:34
September 17, 2021
Chaos Abroad, Nonsense At Home with Amy Chua [S2 Ep.28]
Chaos Abroad, Nonsense At Home with Amy Chua [S2 Ep.28]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.    My guest today is Amy Chua. Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School. Her books include World on Fire, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, The Triple Package, Political Tribes, and many more. She's 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 spoke on August 26 and discussed the situation in Afghanistan. We talked about how our failure to recognize the importance of ethnic differences hampered our military efforts there. We talk about our inept withdrawal and abandonment of our allies. And on a lighter note, we discuss a now resolved situation with her employer, Yale Law School. #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #AmyChua #Afganistan #Americanforeignpolicy #Tribes #Whatwentwrong #America #War #Withdrawal
45:21
September 11, 2021
Critical Race Theory with Christopher Rufo [S2 Ep.27]
Critical Race Theory with Christopher Rufo [S2 Ep.27]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.    My guest today is Christopher Rufo. Christopher is a documentary filmmaker and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He has almost single-handedly led the national fight against Critical Race Theory, as it manifests in public schools and in workplaces. I haven't said much about this subject yet. So it was great to finally dive into it.   Christopher and I talk about where Critical Race Theory comes from. We talk about diversity training in the workplace, segregating people by race, various anti-critical race theory state laws and whether they are a good idea, what business owners and CEOs can do to fight critical race theory, and much more.    #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #ChristopherRufo #CriticalRaceTheory #CRT #Education #Schools #DiversityTraining #Race #Segregation #AntiCriticalRaceTheory #StateLaws
01:02:29
September 03, 2021
Coleman Hughes responds to your texts
Coleman Hughes responds to your texts
Welcome to another episode of Conversation with Coleman.   Today's episode is a Pre-Recorded Q&A. A majority of these questions were sent to me via text and a handful via Instagram.   In this episode, I answer questions about rap culture, The Roland Fryer Study on racial disparities in police shootings, The 'Veil of Darkness' Study by Stanford, meditating on psychedelics, my thoughts on the term "Critical Race Theory", progressive tax, and several other topics. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.   If you would like to send in your questions for the next Q&A session, you can directly send them to me through text message. You will be able to find that function at https://colemanhughes.org.   For those of you who are considering joining our community, sign up at https://colemanhughes.org   #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #Q&A #PoliceShootings #RapCulture #Psychedelics #Meditation #VeilofDarkness #ProgressiveTax #CriticalRaceTheory #CRT
55:37
August 27, 2021
Gun Control with David Hogg [S2 Ep.26]
Gun Control with David Hogg [S2 Ep.26]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. My guest today is David Hogg. David is a Gun Violence Activist and a History Major at Harvard University. He rose to national prominence after surviving the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018. He is also the Co-Author of the New York Times Best Seller: #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line This episode is all about gun violence. Despite surviving a mass shooting, David feels and I agree that mass shootings get more attention than they should and that we should pay at least as much, if not more attention to the far greater number of people getting murdered in violent neighborhoods every day. David and I clash somewhat over the right approach to gun control. We spend a good deal of time arguing about whether it makes sense to have armed security guards in schools. We talk about the Second Amendment and the role historical context should play in our assessment of modern-day policies, and much more. #Ad Ground News is a news comparison platform, empowering readers to see how sources with different underlying biases are covering a story and form a balanced view of the day’s most important news. The platform itself is apolitical. It’s for anyone who’s not afraid of having their opinions challenged, and open to seeing multiple perspectives on controversial issues. Their Blindspot feature enables you to check your news blindspot, and see stories that aren't being reported by one side of the political spectrum, that you would otherwise miss in your bubble. So if you're trying to be an informed consumer of the news, I could not recommend Ground news more. You can check out this platform via www.ground.news/coleman or you can directly download the app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #DavidHogg #America #GunControl #GunViolence #2ndAmendment #AssaultWeapons
59:01
August 22, 2021
The Rise and Fall of China with Michael Beckley [S2 Ep.25]
The Rise and Fall of China with Michael Beckley [S2 Ep.25]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.    Today's episode is all about China. My guest is Michael Beckley, who's an associate professor of Political Science at Tufts University and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He's received awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association and he's been featured in numerous media outlets, including the Financial Times foreign affairs, foreign policy, The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Michael is also the author of the book Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World's Sole Superpower.   Many people are worried that China will one day surpass America as the world's leading superpower. Michael Beckley doesn't think so. He thinks that China's extremely fast growth since the late 20th century is unsustainable and that its flaws will soon lead to a decline, which is an interesting counterpoint to my conversation with Neil Ferguson many months ago. I really enjoyed this one and I hope you do too.   #Ad When we try to get healthier, we tend to think of the food we have to hold ourselves back from instead of focusing on giving ourselves more of what our bodies need. Noom uses a psychology-based approach to help us change our mindset for good because building better habits means a more sustainable journey to better health. With Noom, you’ll take a path toward better health one step at a time. Their psychology-based approach helps you change your mindset rather than demanding a whole new lifestyle. Noom teaches you about food and  the psychology of eating. It helps you better understand your cravings, not seeing any food as “bad” food. By customizing a program for you based on your personal goals, Noom fits into your life, on your terms. Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at www.noom.com/COLEMAN #Ad When hiring gets hard, you need Indeed, the job site that makes hiring incredibly simple -- just Attract, Interview, and Hire. In fact, with Indeed you can do all of your hiring in one place -- even interviewing!  Don’t just hope your perfect candidate will find you, Indeed’s hiring tools help you cut through the noise to hire faster and smarter. In fact, Indeed Instant Match provides a list of quality candidates whose resumes are on Indeed the moment you post a sponsored job. With Indeed Assessments, choose from ONE HUNDRED and THIRTY-FIVE SKILLS TESTS, to help make sure you’re finding applications from people with the skills you need. Get started RIGHT NOW with a free 75$ sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at www.indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS The Offer is valid through September 30th. Terms and conditions apply. #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #MichaelBeckely #America #China #Superpower #AI #Technology #Military #EconomicTrends
01:01:39
August 14, 2021
Bonus Episode: Braver Angels Event with Coleman Hughes, Rakim Brooks and John Wood Jr.
Bonus Episode: Braver Angels Event with Coleman Hughes, Rakim Brooks and John Wood Jr.
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. Today's episode is actually a recording of an event I did a few weeks ago for the organisation Braver Angels. The mission of Braver Angels is to depolarise our politics by setting up dialogues between people who disagree on stuff. In that spirit, they set up this conversation between myself and Rakim Brooks, who is the Senior Campaign Strategist and Systemic Equality Campaign Manager for the ACLU. This was moderated by my friend John Wood Jr, a great Writer and National Leader for Braver Angels. We talk about Critical Race Theory, Group Psychology and Tribalism. The role history should play in our current political discourse, and we feel lots of questions from the audience. There were some interesting disagreements between me and Rakim and also many points of agreement. I hope you all enjoy this. #Ad Brilliant is a website and app that teaches you how to think and solve problems with fun, interactive lessons in STEM. With Brilliant's hands-on approach, you'll learn by doing instead of listening to lectures. It’s a better and more fun way to learn. All of Brilliant's courses have storytelling, code-writing, interactive challenges, and problems to solve. Brilliant offers many well-curated sequences of problems that help you to master all sorts of technical subjects and achieve your goals in STEM. To check out the many courses available and find the one that’s right for you, you can go to http://brilliant.org/CWC and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to this link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription. #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #CriticalRaceTheory #CRT #BlackAmerica #Poverty #ColorBlindness #CancelledCulture #PhilosophicalDivide #WorkingOnConversation #TheMythOfRace #Reparations #StructureOfSociety #BraverAngels #RakimBrooks #JohnWoodJr
01:50:09
August 06, 2021
Cancel Culture & Political Dysfunction with Ezra Klein [S2 Ep.24]
Cancel Culture & Political Dysfunction with Ezra Klein [S2 Ep.24]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   My guest today who probably needs no introduction is Ezra Klein. Ezra Klein is a Journalist and Political Writer. He co-founded Vox before leaving for the New York Times where he's now a Columnist. He also hosts the podcast The Ezra Klein Show, which I've been listening to for many years.   Ezra and I talk about a wide range of subjects. We talk about his background as a smart kid who got horrible grades, the over prescription of Adderall to children, Cancel Culture, Race-Conscious Public Policy, and how the American Political System could become healthier. #Ad GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of our analysis to empower as many donors as possible to make informed decisions about their donations. GiveWell has spent more than a decade researching charitable organizations and only recommends a few of the HIGHEST-IMPACT EVIDENCE-BACKED charities. GiveWell publishes all of their research and recommendations on their site FOR FREE, no signup required. They also don’t take a cut of your donation. They allocate your tax deductible donation to the charity you choose. If you’ve never donated to GiveWell’s recommended charities before, you can have your donation matched up to ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS before the end of August or as long as matching funds last. To claim your match, visit https://www.givewell.org/ and pick PODCAST and “Conversations with Coleman” at checkout. #Ad Whether you’re a parent, student, millennial, or just someone having a hard day, Talkspace can provide the support to help you feel better with a single message. Talkspace offers individual and couples therapy, in addition to medication prescription services. Set goals with your therapist and they can help make sure you’re really progressing. Talkspace therapists help you develop tools to cope in difficult times. Start feeling better with a single message. Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/ and get $100 off your first month with the promo code COLEMAN. #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #ColemanHughes #EzraKlein #CancelCulture #Politics #Gerrymandering #Filibuster #PolicyMaking #SocialMedia #FreeSpeech #Wokeness
01:03:04
July 30, 2021
The Erosion of Women's Rights with Ayaan Hirsi Ali [S2 Ep.23]
The Erosion of Women's Rights with Ayaan Hirsi Ali [S2 Ep.23]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.    My guest today probably needs no introduction. Today I'm talking to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ayaan is a Writer, Activist, and former Politician. She is also a New York Times best-selling author. If you haven't read her memoirs, Infidel and Nomad, then you've missed out on one of the most beautiful story arcs that I've ever encountered.  Her new book is called Prey: Immigration, Islam and the Erosion of Women's Rights. Her thesis is that the wave of migration from Muslim majority countries into Europe has caused an increase in Sexual Violence towards women in receiving countries. This is an uncomfortable topic, but an important one nonetheless. And there's no one better to discuss it with Ayaan. Unfortunately, I was not able to get Ayaan on video so this will be an audio-only episode.   #Ad Ground News is a news comparison platform, empowering readers to see how sources with different underlying biases are covering a story and form a balanced view of the day’s most important news. The platform itself is apolitical. It’s for anyone who’s not afraid of having their opinions challenged, and open to seeing multiple perspectives on controversial issues. Their Blindspot feature enables you to check your news blindspot, and see stories that aren’t being reported by one side of the political spectrum, that you would otherwise miss in your bubble. So if you're trying to be an informed consumer of the news, I could not recommend Ground news more. You can check out this platform via ground.news/coleman or you can directly download the app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. ConversationswithColeman #CwC #AyaanHirsiAli #ColemanHughes #M e t o o #Immigration #Men #Prey #Abuse #Sexualharassment #Muslim
55:13
July 22, 2021
Power and Hypocrisy with Glenn Greenwald [S2 Ep.22]
Power and Hypocrisy with Glenn Greenwald [S2 Ep.22]
Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman. Before I get to my guest today, I have two announcements. The first is that there's limited edition merchandise is available for fans of the show!  You can check that out at Colemanhughes.org. My second announcement today is about my interview with Michael Shellenberger from a few weeks back. It seems that Michael made some very misleading or outright false claims about the connection between climate change and extreme weather events. Specifically, he said that climate change did not contribute to the intensity of wildfires in California and Australia. It was a surprising claim to me at the time, but I didn't push back in the moment. Although in retrospect, I should have because it turns out this is not the consensus of the climate science community. Some of his other claims, including that we're not in a sixth mass extinction are at the very least far more controversial than he indicated. So to rectify this, I'm going to get a mainstream climate scientist on the show very soon, and cover all of these topics in detail. My guest today is Glenn Greenwald. Glenn probably needs no introduction as he's among the most famous journalists in the world. He is also a constitutional lawyer and author of four New York Times bestselling books on politics and law. In this interview, we talked about the philosophical through line in his career as a journalist. We talked about free speech, the surprising similarities between George Bush's war on Islamic terror and Joe Biden's war on white supremacist terror. We also spoke about false accusations of racism, Glen's experience raising mixed race kids in Brazil, the danger posed by elites who don't realise they live in a bubble, President Biden's race based policy for pandemic aid, and Glenn gives his advice to young journalists. #Ad When hiring gets hard, you need Indeed, the jobsite that makes hiring incredibly simple -- just Attract, Interview, and Hire. In fact, with Indeed you can do all of your hiring in one place -- even interviewing! Indeed’s hiring tools help you cut through the noise to hire faster and smarter. In fact, Indeed Instant Match provides a list of quality candidates whose resumes are on Indeed the moment you post a sponsored job. Indeed Instant Match helps you make a shortlist of great candidates, fast. Get started RIGHT NOW with a free 75$ sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS The Offer is valid through  September 30th. Terms and conditions apply. ConversationswithColeman #CwC #GlennGreenwald #Politics #Power #Fear #Hypocrisy #PartyReversal #Media #Journalism #FreeSpeech #WaronTerror #JoeBiden #GeorgeBush #DueProcess #Security #NSA
01:20:08
July 15, 2021
Bonus Q&A with Coleman Hughes
Bonus Q&A with Coleman Hughes
Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman.    For my members who have signed up via my website, I'm pleased to announce that transcripts are now available for Season One of Conversations with Coleman. For those of you who haven't signed up via my website, I'd recommend making the switch so you can claim these amazing benefits via https://colemanhughes.org Today's episode is a recording of a live Q&A that I did a few months ago. I talked about how to have difficult conversations, what anti-racist books I'd recommend for children, the consequences of identity politics, blackness as an identity, the overuse of racism, cultural diversity and its relationship to racial disparity, and several other topics.  I'll be doing another Q&A soon. If you're a supporter of the show, this time, you'll be able to submit questions directly to me through text message. You will be able to find that function at https://colemanhughes.org.  For those of you who are considering joining our community, sign up at https://colemanhughes.org Stay tuned, for more updates!   #Ad Brilliant is a website and app that teaches you how to think and solve problems with fun, interactive lessons in STEM. With Brilliant's hands-on approach, you'll learn by doing instead of listening to lectures. It’s a better and more fun way to learn. All of Brilliant's courses have storytelling, code-writing, interactive challenges, and problems to solve. Brilliant offers many well-curated sequences of problems that help you to master all sorts of technical subjects and achieve your goals in STEM. To check out the many courses available and find the one that’s right for you, you can go to brilliant.org/CWC and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to this link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription. #ColemanHughes #ConversationswithColeman #CwC #DifficultConversations #Antiracist #Books #Children #IdentityPolitics #Blackness #Identity #Racism #CulturalDiversity #RacialDisparity
45:37
July 08, 2021
 The Perils of Race Science with Charles Murray [S2 Ep.21]
The Perils of Race Science with Charles Murray [S2 Ep.21]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.    My guest today requires a longer than normal preamble. I'm speaking with Charles Murray, who is a Political Scientist, Writer, and W.H. Brady scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.   Murray has been a controversial figure throughout his whole career, but especially since the publication of "The Bell Curve" in the '90s. The most controversial claim in that book was that the mean IQ gap between black and white Americans is partly genetic in origin, meaning it cannot be fully closed by changing the environment in which black kids grow up. As you'll hear in the podcast, I suspect Murray is wrong about this and that huge cognitive changes are possible in the long run for black America by means of environmental interventions.   I did not have Murray on to rehash the empirical claims he made in The Bell Curve. I had him on to discuss his new book, "Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America". This book has a slightly different emphasis than The Bell Curve. In facing reality, Murray argues that we have to face two truths about race in America, or else the American experiment is doomed. These two truths, according to Murray, are that different races have different mean levels of cognitive ability and that different races have different crime rates. Murray believes that the only way to fight back against the idea that America is a racist nation and to fight against the proliferation of race-based public policy is to bring his empirical claims from The Bell Curve into the mainstream. Now, I strongly disagree with Murray about this, as you'll hear....   #Ad Talkspace is the #1 online therapy platform that has thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties, including anxiety, depression, relationships, and more. Your therapist can help you set and achieve your goals. Talkspace is a fraction of the cost of in-person therapy. Instead of waiting for an appointment, you can send unlimited messages to your therapist 24/7 and they’ll engage with you daily, 5 days a week.  As a listener of this podcast, you’ll get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com. Make sure to use the code COLEMAN to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.  #ConversationswithColeman #ColemanHughes #CharlesMurray #RaceScience #Perils #IQ #CwC #Podcasts #ConversationPodcast
01:18:26
July 02, 2021
Coleman Hughes on The Evolution of Culture with Joseph Henrich [S2 Ep.20]
Coleman Hughes on The Evolution of Culture with Joseph Henrich [S2 Ep.20]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   My guest today is Joseph Henrich, a Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Joseph is also the author of the books, "The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous", "The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter" and "Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation (Evolution and Cognition)"    We talk about the ways in which cultural practices have shaped human biology, why culture is the real reason why humans dominate over the animal kingdom, the implicit wisdom in many tribal cultural traditions, lactose intolerance, and other ways that culture has interacted with genetics, so-called WEIRD cultures (Western Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic) and how they differ from more traditional cultures and much more.   #Ad We deserve to know what we’re putting in our bodies and why, especially when it comes to something we take every day. Ritual’s clean, vegan-friendly multivitamin is formulated with high-quality nutrients in bioavailable forms your body can actually use. These multivitamins do not contain Sugars, GMOs, major allergens, synthetic fillers, or artificial colorants. Ritual is offering listeners of this podcast 10% off during the first three months. Visit ritual.com/Coleman to start your ritual today.   #Ad Are you concerned about your privacy when browsing the internet? Internet service providers can sell information to Ad companies and tech giants, who then use your data to target you. ExpressVPN creates a secure, encrypted tunnel between your device and the internet, so no one including your ISPs can peep on your online activity. It is also available on all your devices – phones, laptops, and routers—so everyone who shares your Wi-Fi can be protected as well.  Visit my special link  EXPRESSVPN.com/Coleman to get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free!   #ColemanHughes #JosephHenrich #Evolution #Culture #WEIRD #WesternEducated #Industrialized #Rich #Democratic #ConversationswithColeman #CwC
01:02:40
June 26, 2021
American Policing in Crisis with Anthony Barksdale [S2 Ep.19]
American Policing in Crisis with Anthony Barksdale [S2 Ep.19]
Welcome to another Conversation with Coleman! To date, we have given around 400 free subscriptions to those who have expressed financial challenges. With the growing impact of this podcast, I hope to continue providing free memberships to those with financial difficulties. To continue doing this, we have started a campaign to pay it forward. Help us grow the Conversations with Coleman community so we can continue providing free access to those who request it. Please consider paying it forward by making a donation via  https://colemanhughes.org My guest today is Anthony Barksdale. Anthony was the Acting Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department from 2007 to 2012, and has worked at various levels of policing as well as with the FBI. He's now also a commentator for CNN. Anthony and I discussed the national conversation on policing and racism. We talked about the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how Martial Arts training could prevent the need for cops to use deadly force. The possibility of substituting cops with mental health professionals, the shooting of Rashard Brooks, and when it makes sense to let suspects flee a crime scene. The over-policing of low-level drug crime and prostitution, the Ferguson effect and the current mass retirement of police officers, the defund movement, qualified immunity, the psychological dynamic between an officer and a suspect during a routine traffic stop, and about how to get rid of bad cops. I admire Anthony so much, and I'm so glad that I'm able to bring him to an audience that may have not have heard of him before. You can see me express that admiration throughout the conversation. So I really hope that you guys find this one valuable. #Ad  Hiring is one of those things you don’t want to mess up. You can find the right people to help you complete your vision with Indeed. Indeed is the job site that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed. Get your quality shortlist of candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description faster, only pay for the candidates that meet must-have qualifications, and schedule and complete video interviews in your Indeed Dashboard. Get started RIGHT NOW with a free 75$ sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS The Offer is valid through JUNE 30th. Terms and conditions apply. #Ad  No matter where you're selling; Amazon, Etsy, or your own website, ShipStation funnels all of your orders into one simple interface that you can manage from anywhere, even your cell phone. You'll also get access to amazing discounts with major carriers including UPS, FedEx, and USPS that are normally reserved for Fortune 500 companies. Ship more in less time! Just use my offer code "Coleman" to get a 60-day free trial. Just go to shipstation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in "Coleman" #ConversationswithColeman #ColemanHughes #AnthonyBarksdale #DeputyBarksdale #American #Policing #Crisis #CwC #Podcasts #ConversationPodcast
01:36:21
June 18, 2021
The Myth of Climate Apocalypse with Michael Shellenberger [S2 Ep.18]
The Myth of Climate Apocalypse with Michael Shellenberger [S2 Ep.18]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   I'm pleased to announce that supporters of the show will be able to interact with me through text messages. If you are considering joining our community, you can sign up at colemanhughes.org/  Today's guest is Michael Shellenberger. Michael is a journalist, author, environmental activist and was dubbed ‘Hero of the Environment’ by Time Magazine. He's the Founder and President of Environmental Progress, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty and saving the natural environment. He's co-written and written a number of books, including An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, which is the topic of today's conversation.    We talked about the trade-off between reducing global carbon emissions and allowing third world countries to industrialize, how civilization would adjust to rising sea levels, whether climate change would lead to military conflict over scarce resources, the claim that we have to cut carbon emissions in half in the next decade, the importance of nuclear energy, cryptocurrency and its environmental consequences, are humans causing a mass extinction, is banning plastic bags a good policy, and much more.  #Ad Brilliant is a website and app that teaches you how to think and solve problems with fun, interactive lessons in STEM. With Brilliant's hands-on approach, you'll learn by doing instead of listening to lectures. It’s a better and more fun way to learn. All of Brilliant's courses have storytelling, code-writing, interactive challenges, and problems to solve. Brilliant offers many well-curated sequences of problems that help you to master all sorts of technical subjects and achieve your goals in STEM. To check out the many courses available and find the one that’s right for you, you can go to https://brilliant.org/cwc and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to this link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription #ColemanHughes #MichaelShellenberger #Environmentalist #ClimateChange #Apocalypse #Myth #CwC
01:00:18
June 11, 2021
Straight Talk On Racism with Wilfred Reilly [S2 Ep.17]
Straight Talk On Racism with Wilfred Reilly [S2 Ep.17]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   My guest today is Wilfred Reilly. Wilfred is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Southern Illinois University and a Law degree from The University of Illinois. He is also the author of the books "Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About" and "Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War"   Wilfred and I talked about the undiscussed progress that America has made on racial issues, racial disparities and to what degree they can be attributed to current racism, past racism, or other factors like group cultural differences, public misperceptions surrounding racism and the cops, hate crime hoaxes and why people manufacture them, and much more.   #Ad A therapist can help you identify the habits and patterns that might be holding you back, and how to move forward in the right direction. I recommend Talkspace for therapy. You can sign up online and start therapy the same day. You can text, video, or send unlimited voice messages  5 days a week to your licensed therapist, so it’s incredibly convenient to have virtual sessions from the comfort of your home and fraction of the cost of in-person therapy! As a listener of this podcast, you’ll get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com and use the code COLEMAN to get $100 off of your first month. #Ad We deserve to know what we’re putting in our bodies and why, especially when it comes to something we take every day. Ritual’s clean, vegan-friendly multivitamin is formulated with high-quality nutrients in bioavailable forms your body can actually use. These multivitamins do not contain Sugars, GMOs, major allergens, synthetic fillers, or artificial colorants. Ritual is offering listeners of this podcast 10% off during the first three months. Visit ritual.com/Coleman to start your ritual today.
01:24:50
June 03, 2021
The Power of Gods with Daniel Schmachtenberger [S2 Ep.16]
The Power of Gods with Daniel Schmachtenberger [S2 Ep.16]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guest today is Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. His writing is focused on ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a focus on catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.  Daniel and I spend a lot of time talking about the effect of new technology on our ability to problem solve as a society, the disadvantages of democracy relative to autocracy, how much of our behavior can be attributed to human nature and how much to culture and much more.     #Ad Hiring is one of those things you don’t want to mess up. You can find the right people to help you complete your vision with Indeed. Indeed is the jobsite that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed.  Get your quality shortlist of candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description faster, only pay for the candidates that meet must-have qualifications, and schedule and complete video interviews in your Indeed Dashboard. Get started RIGHT NOW with a free 75$ sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS The Offer is valid through JUNE 30th. Terms and conditions apply. #Ad ExpressVPN hides your IP address and lets you control where you want sites to think you’re located. You can choose from almost 100 different countries, giving you access to a diverse range of Netflix libraries you can enjoy! But it’s not just Netflix. ExpressVPN works with any streaming service; Hulu, BBC iPlayer, YouTube and much more. If you visit my special link right now EXPRESSVPN .com/Coleman you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Support the show, watch what you want, and protect yourself at EXPRESSVPN .com/Coleman
01:37:14
May 27, 2021
From Darkness to Light with Scott Barry Kaufman [S2 Ep.15]
From Darkness to Light with Scott Barry Kaufman [S2 Ep.15]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   My guest today is Scott Barry Kaufman. Scott is a cognitive scientist who has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, The University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. He is the author of the latest book "Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization" and the host of The Psychology Podcast. In 2015, he was named one of the "50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider.  Scott and I talked about his background as a learning disabled child and internet hacker. We also talked about the psychology of victimhood and trauma, dark empaths, mindfulness meditation, spiritual narcissism, psychedelics, free will and its implications for praise and blame, and the benefits of adversity. #Ad No matter where you're selling; Amazon, Etsy, or your own website, ShipStation funnels all of your orders into one simple interface that you can manage from anywhere, even your cell phone. You'll also get access to amazing discounts with major carriers including UPS, FedEx, and USPS that are normally reserved for Fortune 500 companies. Ship more in less time! Just use my offer code "Coleman" to get a 60 day free trial. Just go to shipstation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and type in "Coleman".
01:11:07
May 20, 2021
Giving The Devil His Due with Michael Shermer [S2 Ep.14]
Giving The Devil His Due with Michael Shermer [S2 Ep.14]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   My guest today is Michael Shermer. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, the host of the Michael Shermer Show, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. For 18 years he was a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He's the author of New York Times bestsellers, ‘Why People Believe Weird Things’, ‘The Believing Brain', ‘Why Darwin Matters’, ‘The Science of Good and Evil', ‘The Moral Arc’, ‘Heavens on Earth', and ‘Giving The Devil His Due’, which is the subject of today's podcast.  Michael and I talked about the declining relevance of Christianity on the political landscape today, threats to free speech, QAnon, conspiracy theories, and why people believe them. We talked about the one conspiracy theory I do believe in and laws that would ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools, and much more.
01:07:33
May 13, 2021
How to Think with Julia Galef [S2 Ep.13]
How to Think with Julia Galef [S2 Ep.13]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  My guest today is Julia Galef. Julia Galef is an author and podcaster. She's the Co-founder of the Centre for Applied Rationality and the host of the podcast "Rationally Speaking".  In this episode, we discuss her new book, "The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't". We talked about the difference between intelligence and open-mindedness, the tension between pursuing the truth dispassionately and belonging to a tribe, the notion of instrumental rationality, the trade-off between building a larger audience and remaining true to one's principles, and whether affiliating with a political party makes it harder to form true beliefs. #Ad We deserve to know what we're putting in our bodies and why, especially when it comes to something we take every day. Rituals clean, vegan friendly multivitamin is formulated with high quality nutrients in bioavailable forms your body can actually use what you won't find sugars, GMOs, major allergens, synthetic fillers and artificial colorants. Ritual is offering listeners of this podcast 10% off during the first three months. Visit ritual.com/Coleman to start your ritual today.
01:26:09
May 06, 2021
Race and Identity with Brittany King S2 [Bonus Episode]
Race and Identity with Brittany King S2 [Bonus Episode]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   This episode is actually a recording of an event I did many months ago with Brittany King, an up-and-coming freelance writer. We talked about Brittany's background, leading her local BLM chapter, her experience studying with Ta-Nehisi Coates, her evolving views on race and identity politics, how American race politics affect many people's views of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the causes of the 2020 summer riots and many similar topics.  This recording was created at an event hosted by the Brotherhood Synagogue that features a moderated Q&A.  Just a heads up that the audio quality is not the best.    #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.   #Ad  I had the privilege of making an appearance in the documentary Better Left Unsaid, which looks at the philosophical underpinnings of the radical left and their extreme-right counterpart. The film includes interviews with some great thinkers who have a lot of value to add to this conversation including; Steven Pinker, Noam Chomsky, Janice Fiamengo, and more.  You can stream /purchase the film via betterleftunsaidfilm.com. The film is available on Google Play and iTunes as well.   i-Tunes - https://bit.ly/BLU_i-Tunes Google Play -https://bit.ly/BLU_GPlayUS
56:57
April 29, 2021
Destroying Primeworld with Jesse Singal [S2 Ep.12]
Destroying Primeworld with Jesse Singal [S2 Ep.12]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.   My guest today is Jesse Singal, Jesse Singal is a journalist and author. He was a contributing writer for New York magazine for years and has written for The Atlantic and many other outlets, and he's now on Substack. Jesse and I discuss his new book, ‘The Quick Fix : Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills’.   We discussed the replication crisis in psychology, why so much psych research gets debunked in the long run.  We talked about the problem with notions like self-esteem, power, posing, grit and other fads in psychology. And we spent a good deal of time talking about the implicit bias test and its flaws. #Ad No matter where you're selling; Amazon, Etsy, or your own website, ShipStation funnels all of your orders into one simple interface that you can manage from anywhere, even your cell phone. You'll also get access to amazing discounts with major carriers including UPS, FedEx, and USPS that are normally reserved for Fortune 500 companies. Ship more in less time! Just use my offer code "Coleman" to get a 60 day free trial. Just go to shipstation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and type in "Coleman". 
58:59
April 22, 2021
'Social Dilemma' with Tristan Harris [S2 Ep.11]
'Social Dilemma' with Tristan Harris [S2 Ep.11]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. My guest today is Tristan Harris. Tristan is a computer scientist and president of the Centre for Humane Technology. He was named TIME 100's 'next leader shaping the future', and Rolling Stone magazine's '25 people shaping the world'. Tristan is the co host of Your Undivided Attention, consistently among the top 10 tech podcasts on Apple. Tristan was also the primary subject of the acclaimed Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma', which we talked about in this episode. Tristan and I talked about the problems created by social media both for our individual happiness and for the health of society as a whole.
01:10:21
April 15, 2021
Rethinking Identity with Desi-Rae [S2 Ep.10]
Rethinking Identity with Desi-Rae [S2 Ep.10]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  Today's guest is Desi-Rae Campbell. Desi-Rae is a YouTuber, writer, and artist. Her show which I've been on is called 'Just Thinking Out Loud'. Desi-Rae and I talk about racial identity and 'blackness', the notion of racial pride, the differences between America and Desi-Rae's homeland of Jamaica with respect to racial identity, how children think about race, affirmative action, immigration, and more #Ad : Today's episode is sponsored by our friends at Ritual.  We deserve to know what we're putting in our bodies and why, especially when it comes to something we take every day. Rituals clean, vegan friendly multivitamin is formulated with high quality nutrients in bioavailable forms your body can actually use what you won't find sugars, GMOs, major allergens, synthetic fillers and artificial colorants. Ritual is offering listeners of this podcast 10% off during the first three months. Visit ritual.com/Coleman to start your ritual today
01:13:47
April 08, 2021
Thriving in the Taboo with Aella [S2 Ep.9]
Thriving in the Taboo with Aella [S2 Ep.9]
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.
01:27:56
April 01, 2021
The Tribal Instinct with Amy Chua [S2 Ep.8]
The Tribal Instinct with Amy Chua [S2 Ep.8]
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.
59:34
March 25, 2021
The Case for Color-blindness S2 [Bonus Episode]
The Case for Color-blindness S2 [Bonus Episode]
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
01:22:35
March 18, 2021
Coleman Hughes responds to his Biggest Criticisms - S2 Bonus [Partial episode]
Coleman Hughes responds to his Biggest Criticisms - S2 Bonus [Partial episode]
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/
20:49
March 11, 2021
Awakening The Mind with Sam Harris [S2 Ep.7]
Awakening The Mind with Sam Harris [S2 Ep.7]
A special thank you to Ground News for supporting this week's episode. Download the Ground News app for free: https://check.ground.news/GroundNewsAppcwc and see the full story, for every story. 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.
01:28:49
March 05, 2021
Growing Beyond the Divide with Tom Bilyeu [S2 Ep.6]
Growing Beyond the Divide with Tom Bilyeu [S2 Ep.6]
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.
01:05:58
February 25, 2021
'What killed Michael Brown?' Shelby & Eli Steele [S2 Ep.5]
'What killed Michael Brown?' Shelby & Eli Steele [S2 Ep.5]
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.
01:03:22
February 18, 2021
Policing: A Cop's-Eye View - Dr. Michael Sanchez [S2 Ep.4]
Policing: A Cop's-Eye View - Dr. Michael Sanchez [S2 Ep.4]
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
01:05:43
February 11, 2021
The Evolution of Altruism Michael McCullough [S2 Ep.3]
The Evolution of Altruism Michael McCullough [S2 Ep.3]
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
59:43
February 04, 2021
50 Years on the Left with Noam Chomsky [S2 Ep.2]
50 Years on the Left with Noam Chomsky [S2 Ep.2]
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
51:34
January 28, 2021
When Leaders Go Mad Christopher Ferguson [S2 Ep.1]
When Leaders Go Mad Christopher Ferguson [S2 Ep.1]
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
01:06:51
January 21, 2021
The Intersectional Crackup with Douglas Murray (Ep.20)
The Intersectional Crackup with Douglas Murray (Ep.20)
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
55:21
December 16, 2020
The Tides of American Politics with David Shor (Ep.19)
The Tides of American Politics with David Shor (Ep.19)
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.
01:10:45
December 02, 2020
The End of Trump with Andrew Sullivan (Ep.18)
The End of Trump with Andrew Sullivan (Ep.18)
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.
01:36:56
November 12, 2020
The Case for Open Borders with Bryan Caplan - Bonus Partial
The Case for Open Borders with Bryan Caplan - Bonus Partial
To hear the full interview consider becoming a member at https://colemanhughes.org/ Coleman invites Bryan Caplan to join him on his latest bonus episode. Bryan is an economist at George Mason University, a research fellow at the Mercatus Centre, and a New York Times best selling author. His books include The Myth of the Rational Voter (which was voted best political book of the year by the New York Times), Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, and Open Borders. Bryan also blogs for EconLog, and has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. During this episode, they talk about Bryan's argument for open borders, the case against higher education, and more.
31:08
November 11, 2020
Why I'm Voting For Biden - Bonus
Why I'm Voting For Biden - Bonus
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ With the elections just around the corner, Coleman explains why he is voting for Joe Biden.
10:19
October 29, 2020
The Devil May Care with Megyn Kelly (Ep.17)
The Devil May Care with Megyn Kelly (Ep.17)
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.
01:18:06
October 28, 2020
My Open Letter To Ibram X. Kendi - Bonus
My Open Letter To Ibram X. Kendi - Bonus
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ This month’s bonus episode is based on an open letter Coleman wrote to Ibram X. Kendi.  In the letter, he invites Ibram to have a public conversation on Conversations with Coleman. As you know, we are living through a time in which great attention is being paid to the related issues of race, racism, and racial inequality. Even though their perspectives on these issues differ, a conversation between Coleman and Ibram would be fruitful. To read Coleman's letter to Ibram head to letter.wiki/conversations To ensure that some good comes of this, Coleman has set up a GoFundMe page, where all the proceeds raised will go to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which funds scholarships for black students. You can donate via gf.me/u/y4qahi
22:31
October 19, 2020
Trump, COVID-19, and Cold War II with Niall Ferguson Ep. 16
Trump, COVID-19, and Cold War II with Niall Ferguson Ep. 16
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode Coleman interviews Niall Ferguson. Niall is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Niall has authored 15 books, including: ‘The Pity of War', ‘The House of Rothschild’, ‘Empire’, ‘Civilization’, and ‘Kissinger: The Idealist’ — which won the Council on Foreign Relations, Arthur Ross Prize. He is also an award-winning filmmaker having won an International Emmy for his PBS series, ‘The Ascent of Money’. In addition to writing a regular column for Bloomberg, he's the Founder and Managing Director of Greenmantle LLC. During this episode, they talk about the concept of counterfactual history, Trump's response to COVID-19, and how our political culture might look different if Hillary were elected. They also talked about the deteriorating relationship between the US and China and the prospect of a second Cold War. Please note, this conversation happened way back on September 1, so if you're wondering why they don't talk about the first debate or Trump having COVID, that's why.
01:06:06
October 14, 2020
The Problem of Race: Glenn Loury and Coleman Hughes - Bonus Episode
The Problem of Race: Glenn Loury and Coleman Hughes - Bonus Episode
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ This recording was created during an event hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which features Coleman Hughes alongside Glenn Loury. Glenn is an economist at Brown University and host of The Glenn Show at Blogging Heads.  This conversation is a big picture discussion of the problem of race in America today, the narratives that compete for space in the mainstream media, and the path forward.
01:26:12
October 01, 2020
The Intellectual Roots of Wokeness with James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian (Ep.15)
The Intellectual Roots of Wokeness with James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian (Ep.15)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode, Coleman interviews James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian. James is a mathematician, writer, and founder of New Discourses. He is the author of a new book called ‘Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity’. Peter is a philosopher, a professor at Portland State University, an author of ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ and ‘How to Have Impossible Conversations’. During this episode, they talk about critical theory, postmodernism, critical race theory, and how these conspired to build the foundation of social justice ideology as we know it today. They talk about the ways in which social justice has departed from its parent ideologies, and much more.
01:23:26
September 30, 2020
The Limits of Identity with Ayishat Akanbi (Ep.14)
The Limits of Identity with Ayishat Akanbi (Ep.14)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode, Coleman interviews Ayishat Akanbi, a Nigerian-British fashion stylist, writer, cultural commentator, and photographer. During the episode they talk about Ayishat’s background in the fashion world, why the art world is so progressive, the tension between free speech and safety, the psychology of identity politics, the psychology of apologies, the pressure to post on social media about activist causes, how to address historical wrongs, and more.
01:17:59
September 16, 2020
Q&A with Coleman Hughes - Bonus
Q&A with Coleman Hughes - Bonus
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ Listen to the recording of a live Q&A Coleman hosted for his subscribers. Recording date: August 23rd, 2020.
01:07:10
September 02, 2020
Approaching the Third Rail with Bret Weinstein (Ep.13)
Approaching the Third Rail with Bret Weinstein (Ep.13)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode, Coleman interviews Bret Weinstein, an American evolutionary biologist and host of the Dark Horse Podcast - which he was on a few weeks ago. During this episode they talk about whether economics is the driving force behind ethnic conflict, the extent to which racial differences in average IQ are the result of nature or nurture, they spend a long time discussing cultural differences between groups that might account for racial disparity and the way in which history is used by social and political movements.
01:43:41
August 19, 2020
Thinking About Morality with Peter Singer (Ep.12)
Thinking About Morality with Peter Singer (Ep.12)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode, Coleman interviews Peter Singer, an Australian moral philosopher, professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Peter is known for his book, ‘Animal Liberation’ in which he argues in favor of veganism, and his essay ‘Famine, Affluence and Morality’ in which he argues in favor of donating to the global poor. During this episode they talk about whether moral obligations depend on where you happen to be in the world, whether human happiness is comparative or absolute, Tyler Cowen’s book Stubborn Attachments, hedonic adaptations and whether the human race is happier now than it was a thousand years ago, and more.
57:53
August 05, 2020
Is Black Lives Matter Right? - Bonus
Is Black Lives Matter Right? - Bonus
Solo episodes in their entirety are usually available to subscribers only. Due to the importance of the subject matter, Coleman has decided to make this episode available to everyone. For member-only perks please consider joining at colemanhughes.org.    In this episode, Coleman discusses his views on race and police. A subject that has been on the lips of many since the death of George Floyd by the hands of police officers.  He will read an essay he wrote for City Journal called 'Stories and Data', while also providing some additional thoughts.
42:51
July 20, 2020
Life, Death, and Meaning with Brian Greene (Ep. 11)
Life, Death, and Meaning with Brian Greene (Ep. 11)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode, Coleman interviews Brian Greene, an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist. During this episode they talk about Brian’s latest book ‘Until the End of Time’, consciousness, religion, the meaning of life, and more.
58:57
July 15, 2020
The Arc of Racial Progress with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Ep.10)
The Arc of Racial Progress with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Ep.10)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode, Coleman interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. In the first half of this episode, they talk about the progress that has been made in reducing racism since Neil was a child, and the prevalence of racial profiling and stereotyping in the mainstream media. In the second half, they talk about police brutality, different ways of passing data on police killing unarmed civilians, and whether an attitude of optimism or pessimism is warranted at this moment.
01:03:04
July 01, 2020
Q&A with Coleman Hughes - Bonus
Q&A with Coleman Hughes - Bonus
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ Listen to the recording of a live Q&A Coleman hosted for his subscribers.   Recording date: June 14th, 2020.
01:08:09
June 24, 2020
Crime, Violence, and Progress With Steven Pinker (Ep.9)
Crime, Violence, and Progress With Steven Pinker (Ep.9)
Coleman talks to Steven Pinker, a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. During this episode they discuss the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers and the riots that followed, the Black Lives Matter movement, the broader discourse surrounding race in America, and more. For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/
01:06:21
June 17, 2020
Unlearning Race with Thomas Chatterton Williams - Bonus Partial
Unlearning Race with Thomas Chatterton Williams - Bonus Partial
To hear the full interview consider becoming a member at https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode, Coleman interviews Thomas Chatterton Williams, an American author, columnist and cultural critic. They talk about identity politics, the conflict between race consciousness and color blindness, reparations, the logic of diversity, and more.
56:31
May 27, 2020
Living In Paradox With Chloe Valdary (Ep.8)
Living In Paradox With Chloe Valdary (Ep.8)
Coleman talks to Chloé Valdary, an American writer and entrepreneur, about the rise of global antisemitism; the wealth gap; the injustices within American history and more.
01:27:12
May 13, 2020
The Case For Color Blindness - Bonus Partial
The Case For Color Blindness - Bonus Partial
To hear the full interview consider becoming a member at https://colemanhughes.org/ Coleman makes the case for color blindness in his latest solo episode for Patreon members.
11:14
April 15, 2020
Why Are Young Men Vulnerable To Violence? | Jamil Jivani (Ep.7)
Why Are Young Men Vulnerable To Violence? | Jamil Jivani (Ep.7)
Coleman talks to Jamil Jivani, author and social entrepreneur, about why young men are vulnerable to violence, Islam and the West, Black Lives Matter and more.
01:19:34
April 08, 2020
Deadly And Dangerous Prison Conditions | John Pfaff (Ep. 6)
Deadly And Dangerous Prison Conditions | John Pfaff (Ep. 6)
Coleman talks to John Pfaff, author and American law professor at Fordham University, about criminal justice, the true causes of mass incarceration and how to achieve reform. 
01:12:18
March 25, 2020
Could Robots Become Conscious? | Annaka Harris (Ep. 5)
Could Robots Become Conscious? | Annaka Harris (Ep. 5)
In this episode, Coleman has a chat with Annaka Harris, New York Times bestselling author of CONSCIOUS and the wife of Sam Harris about the notions of science, consciousness and AI. 
01:07:00
March 11, 2020
The 1619 Project and the Legacy of Slavery - Bonus Partial Episode 1
The 1619 Project and the Legacy of Slavery - Bonus Partial Episode 1
To hear the full interview consider becoming a member at https://colemanhughes.org/ Coleman talks about The 1619 Project and the Legacy of Slavery in his first solo episode for subscribers.
14:16
February 28, 2020
Where Do Morals Come From? | Sean M. Carroll (Ep.4)
Where Do Morals Come From? | Sean M. Carroll (Ep.4)
In this episode, Coleman has a chat with Sean Caroll an atheist theoretical physicist, specialising in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology.
01:01:47
February 19, 2020
Should America Pay Reparations For Slavery? | Katherine Franke (Ep.3)
Should America Pay Reparations For Slavery? | Katherine Franke (Ep.3)
In this episode, Coleman has a chat with Katherine Franke — one of America's leading scholars on law, racial justice, and African American history.
01:04:27
February 05, 2020
Has Anti-Racism Become A New Religion? | John McWhorter (Ep.2)
Has Anti-Racism Become A New Religion? | John McWhorter (Ep.2)
In this episode, Coleman has a chat with John McWhorter - an American academic and linguist.
59:47
January 15, 2020
Will The Push For Reparations Get Trump Reelected? | Sam Harris (Ep.1)
Will The Push For Reparations Get Trump Reelected? | Sam Harris (Ep.1)
In this episode, Coleman talks to best-selling author, neuroscientist, and philosopher, Sam Harris about the reality of reparations, post-racialism, social justice thinking and more. Head to https://colemanhughes.org/ for more 
01:23:16
December 10, 2019
Introducing Conversations With Coleman | Official Podcast Trailer
Introducing Conversations With Coleman | Official Podcast Trailer
Conversations with Coleman is home to honest conversations with leading intellectuals on polarised issues in the realm of race, politics and culture in the West.
00:32
November 25, 2019