In this wide-ranging discussion, Oliver talks to philosophy and history professor Justin E.H. Smith about his new book The Internet is Not What You Think It Is.
Smith, "It's All Over," https://thepointmag.com/examined-life/its-all-over/
"It's All Just Beginning," https://thepointmag.com/examined-life/its-all-just-beginning/
"The Internet Is Not as New as You Think," https://www.wired.com/story/the-internet-is-not-as-new-as-you-think/
"Working Arrangement," https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/family/working-arrangement
"Meritocracy and the Future of Work," https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2021/04/meritocracy-and-future-work
Justin E.H. Smith's substack: https://justinehsmith.substack.com/
Oliver discusses the future of the marketplace of ideas. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft.
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Aimee talked with U.S. Tech Workers founder Kevin Lynn (this link goes to the Tech Workers website) about the state of organized labor, "organization" more broadly, and the future of labor advocacy.
To listen to the full episode, become a patron and patreon.com/whatsleft
In this time zone-spanning episode, Aimee talked to the podcast team at "Russians with Attitude" about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/rwapodcast
Substack - https://substack.com/profile/23837742-russians-with-attitude
Gumroad - https://russianswithattitude.gumroad.com/l/RWApodcast
PREVIEW: The Work of Leighton Woodhouse by What's Left?
Urban Reform Institute executive director Joel Kotkin returns to the podcast to discuss housing and development issues with Aimee and Oliver.
Kotkin, "Green hypocrisy hurts the poorest," https://unherd.com/2022/02/green-hypocrisy-hurts-the-poorest/
"California's economy is weaker than it looks," https://unherd.com/thepost/californias-economy-is-weaker-than-it-looks/
"Even Elon Musk is leaving California behind," https://unherd.com/thepost/even-elon-musk-is-leaving-california-behind/
"A new dawn for the working class?" https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/02/08/a-new-dawn-for-the-working-class/
"Restoring the California Dream," https://joelkotkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Restoring_the_California_Dream.pdf (PDF report)
Oren Cass returns to the show to discuss issues related to the 2022 primaries and the future of the Republican Party. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Cass, "America Needs a Conservative Labor Movement," https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-needs-a-conservative-labor-movement-11600379608
A Seat the Table for the American Labor Movement, https://americancompass.org/in-focus/seat-at-the-table/ (downloadable report)
"What American Workers Really Want Instead of a Union at Amazon," https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/20/what-american-workers-really-want-instead-of-a-union-at-amazon-483117
Not What They Bargained For: A Survey of American Workers, https://americancompass.org/essays/not-what-they-bargained-for/ (downloadable report)
"A Better Bargain: Worker Power in the Labor Market," https://americancompass.org/essays/a-better-bargain-worker-power-in-the-labor-market/
Cass' book The Once and Future Worker: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/theonceandfutureworker
In this episode, Aimee talks to Alex Rubinstein and Mila Ghorayeb of the Pro-Democracy Pod. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Alex's substack: https://substack.com/profile/6825370-alex-rubinstein
Mila's substack: https://ghorayeb.substack.com/
Alex Rubinstein, "New Gates Foundation trustee led plot to overthrow Zimbabwean leader alongside US gov't," https://thegrayzone.com/2022/01/31/gates-foundation-trustee-overthrow-zimbabwean-covert-us-uk-govt/
Aimee and Oliver talked to Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium about his reporting on COVID guidelines by race, anonymous pandemic-related student snitching at Yale, and more. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Sibarium, "How an Anonymous Reporting System Made Yale a COVID 'Surveillance State,'" https://freebeacon.com/campus/how-an-anonymous-reporting-system-made-yale-a-covid-surveillance-state/
"FDA Guidance Drives Racial Rationing of COVID Drugs," https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/food-and-drug-administration-drives-racial-rationing-of-covid-drugs/
"Hospital Backs Off Race-Based Treatment Policy After Legal Threat," https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/hospital-system-backs-off-race-based-treatment-policy-after-legal-threat/
"Minnesota Backtracks on Racial Rationing of COVID Drugs," https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/minnesota-backtracks-on-racial-rationing-of-covid-drugs/
"Biden Administration Offers Bonuses to Doctors Who Implement 'Anti-Racism Plans,'" https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-administration-offers-bonus-to-doctors-who-implement-anti-racism-plans/
Hillbilly Elegy author and Ohio Senate hopeful JD Vance joins Aimee and Oliver to discuss his campaign platform and life since the book's release. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Simon van Zuylen-Wood, "The Radicalization of JD Vance," https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2022/01/04/jd-vance-hillbilly-elegy-radicalization/
Vance, "Beyond Libertarianism," https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/07/beyond-libertarianism
"The Great US Divide," https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/the-coasts-and-the-flyover-country-the-great-us-divide-a3381306.html
Aimee and Oliver talked to John Dios (@NormalOneHaver) about running a soup kitchen and the impact of COVID-19 on social services. To listen to the full 90 min episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Oliver talks marketing with Steak-Umm social media mastermind Nathan Allebach and Clemson University marketing professor Lura Forcum. They discuss brands behaving like humans, humans behaving like brands, and the risks and rewards of co-opting "Weird Twitter" aesthetics to sell products.
Nathan's first appearance on What's Left? https://www.patreon.com/posts/steak-umm-bless-43073199
Know Your Meme interview with Nathan Allebach (https://knowyourmeme.com/editorials/interviews/nathan-allebach-behind-the-legendary-steak-umm-twitter-reveals-how-the-brand-immersed-itself-in-internet-culture-and-avoided-becoming-how-do-you-do-fellow-kids)
PBR's offensive tweet about ass eating (https://www.adweek.com/agencies/pabst-blue-ribbon-deletes-tweets-about-eating-ass-saying-they-were-in-poor-judgment/)
How Arby's made peace with Nihilist Arby's (https://www.businessinsider.com/how-arbys-made-peace-with-nihilist-arbys-2017-7)
Allebach, "A critical breakdown of brand humanization on social media," https://nathanallebach.medium.com/good-and-bad-ways-to-criticize-brands-being-human-on-social-media-cf61665fe7ca
"It's time brands started acting more like people," https://www.forbes.com/sites/onmarketing/2012/07/03/its-time-brands-started-acting-more-like-people/?sh=7e0dde6f7246 (from 2012!)
Outro music: Reverend Horton Heat, "Steak," https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQynViAF6Ds
Harvard Law School professor Adrian Vermeule joins Aimee and Oliver to discuss and at times debate the merits of common-good constitutionalism (which he explains in greater detail in his forthcoming book from Polity Press), "pretty-good" constitutionalism, originalism, the administrative state, and much more. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Vermeule, "Beyond Originalism," https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/common-good-constitutionalism/609037/
"Local Wisdom," https://newrepublic.com/article/98607/henry-friendly-supreme-court-david-dorsen
"Rules, Commands and Principles in the Administrative State," https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3660026
"Conspiracy Theories" (with Cass Sunstein), https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/law_and_economics/119/
Adrian's entire SSRN article catalog, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=231075
Ronald Dworkin, "The Moral Reading of the Constitution," https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1996/03/21/the-moral-reading-of-the-constitution/
Dworkin, "The Arduous Virtue of Fidelity," https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3328&context=flr
"The Code of Justinian ," https://web.archive.org/web/20130727022718/http://www.freewebs.com/vitaphone1/history/justinianc.html
Journalist Michael Shellenberger joins Aimee and Oliver to discuss his new book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. They cover topics such as drug treatment, homelessness, and mental health. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Shellenberger's Substack: https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/
"Behind London Breed's stunning 'defund the police' turnaround in San Francisco," https://nypost.com/2021/12/15/behind-london-breeds-defund-the-police-turnaround-in-san-francisco/
"San Franciscans Get What They Voted for With Chesa Boudin," https://www.wsj.com/articles/san-francisco-crime-chesa-boudin-progressive-prosecutor-11637961667
"Climate change is no catastrophe," https://unherd.com/2021/11/climate-change-will-not-be-catastrophic/
Oliver talks with scholar Steve Viscelli and veteran trucker Gord Magill about the labor issues impacting truckers, the political narratives surrounding the industry, the daily work of driving a big rig, and more.
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Steve Viscelli's book The Big Rig (https://www.steveviscelli.com/book)
Novelist and critic Walter Kirn joins the program to discuss his essay "The Creeps," what about old rich politicians like Nancy pelosi is so creepy, and the creepiness of the future promoted by tech billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Jack from The Perfume Nationalist podcast joins the program to discuss hookup culture, the politics of consent, liberal psyops, the workout regimes of Richard Spencer and Ned Flanders, and much more.
Filthy Armenian (@FilthyArmenian) joins us to discuss the newest Dave Chappelle controversy, the politics of comedy, how Jon Stewart wrote the book on manufacturing consent, and more. To listen to the full 2-hour episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Writer and editor Park MacDougald joins the program to discuss the post left, the radical left, the democratic left, and what's left over. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
Poppy Coburn, writer and zoomer correspondent, joins the show to answer an important question: what the hell is going on with young people? She talks the hopes and dreams of Generation Z, the impact of accelerating technological progress on relationships, and more. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft.