Jun 22, 2017
Scientists have finally measured gravitational waves from the collision of black holes. Marcia Bartusiak explains why this matters and talks about some of the universe's most mysterious objects.
Jun 9, 2017
Why was the FCC created and what was its original purpose? Thomas Hazlett, former chief economist of the FCC, discusses the politics of the FCC and issues like censorship and net neutrality.
Jun 1, 2017
What role does social media play in networked protests? Zeynep Tufekci discusses this, online privacy, and how to combat fake news online.
May 25, 2017
Alvin Felzenberg shares stories about William F. Buckley, from his early family life to the formation of the modern conservative movement.
May 18, 2017
What should US foreign policy look like in the age of globalism? Foreign policy expert Thomas Wright discusses the threats and opportunities facing the US from places like Europe and East Asia and offers guidance on crafting a foreign policy that addresses these modern challenges. This episode was recorded on 5/16/2017.