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Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Oct 23, 2020

Korea is a deeply unique, complex, and interesting place in the world. Upended by repeated waves of war and occupation throughout its history, the modern nation has propulsively launched itself in the stratosphere culturally and economically and grown perhaps faster than any other.  This presents undeniable benefits...


Oct 19, 2020

We often defer to superlatives when describing our current political age, but the truth is that in many respects, we have been here before.

In the summer of 1901, the tycoon JP Morgan was assembling a merger that would give him a monopoly position over America's railroads. His strong supporter in the White House,...


Oct 12, 2020

For more than 20 years, Mike Masnick has been writing prolifically on the intersection of technology, freedom of speech, IP law, and politics at the award-winning blog Techdirt, helping to elevate awareness of how these crucial issues are impacting society.

Joining the podcast with Robert Amsterdam today,...


Oct 9, 2020

Only a few years after the Arab Spring failed to convert Middle Eastern dictatorships into democracies (with the exception of Tunisia), many scholars and analysts stopped talking about it entirely, as if to pretend these events never took place. Harvard law professor and constitutional scholar Noah Feldman set out...


Oct 5, 2020

This week we are pleased to be joined by Kurt Andersen, a polymath Peabody-award winning journalist, novelist, and radio host to talk about his latest book, "Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America."

But before we get into the prerecord discussion of the book, we couldn't resist bringing Kurt back on the show for an...