Bhtv: Woodruff & Strauss (fast)



Betsy Woodruff, Daniel Strauss and guests go in-depth on campaign news and the latest events on Capitol Hill.


  • Ukraine’s War, Putin’s Worldview (Robert Wright & Leonid Ragozin)

    15/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    What MSM missed about Carlsons' Putin interview ... Putin’s litany of grievances against the West ... Russia gets the upper hand in Ukraine ... Why Zelensky hasn’t paved the way for peace talks ... Putin’s mafia-inspired approach to negotiations ... Do most Russians support the war? ... Why Zelensky fired his popular top general ... Heading to Overtime ...

  • Is the 'Age' Issue Old News? (Matt K. Lewis & Matt K. Lewis)

    15/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Does the NY-03 special election have national import? ... Will the special counsel report sink Joe Biden? ... Was Jon Stewart's monologue on the mark? ...

  • Inside the Mind of AI (Robert Wright & Nora Belrose)

    13/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Nora’s low score on the AI doomer test ... The messy math of AI alignment ... Teaching and (unteaching) concepts to LLMS ... Do we really want human-like AI? ... How the AI “mind” works ... How to change an AI’s mind ... Are LLMs reverse-engineering the human mind? ... Heading to Overtime ...

  • Conspiracy Theories and True Fictions (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

    09/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Bob’s bad newsletter news for Paul ... Fast Car's moving Grammy moment ... Music, female orgasms, and other evolutionary enigmas ... The Moral Animal turns 30—how has it aged? ... How AI (barely) helps Paul work ... Is America real? ... Bob tries to drag Paul down the JFK rabbit hole ... Lab leak and the trouble with “conspiracy theories” ... Heading to Overtime ...

  • GOP Chaos (Matt K. Lewis & Bill Scher)

    08/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    The import of Chapman-Combs ... "An embarrassing day for Republicans" ... How immigration wrecked the GOP ... What's Nikki Haley doing? ... The 3rd party X factor ...

  • The Truth About Effective Altruism (Robert Wright & Robert Wiblin)

    06/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Effective altruism (EA) and Rob’s 80,000 Hours podcast ... BF’s fall = EA’s public relations problem ... What went wrong for (and with) SBF? ... Virtue as a utilitarian shortcut ... What drove EA’s longtermist (r)evolution? ... EA, AI, and the miscalculation of existential risk ... Did EA play a role in the OpenAI board drama? ... Heading to Overtime ...

  • What’s Next for Gaza and Israel? (Robert Wright, Derek Davison, and Daniel Bessner)

    02/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Another high-synergy collaborative episode ... Do mainstream Israelis support ethnic cleansing? ... Biden’s electoral (mis?)calculations on Israel-Palestine ... What does a left-wing foreign policy vision look like today? ...

  • Rightwing Paranoia and Taylor Swift (Matt K. Lewis & Bill Scher)

    01/02/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Why do conservatives think the NFL is working with the Deep State? ... Can the border-Ukraine deal pass Congress? ... Who will Trump pick as VP? ...

  • An Israeli Looks at Gaza (Robert Wright & Russ Roberts)

    30/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    How Israelis think about civilian casualties in Gaza ... Is the war spawning a new generation of terrorists? ... Explaining versus justifying bad behavior ... Can Hamas and other extremist groups be moderated? ... Is the world biased against Israel? ... Cognitive biases that inflame tribal tensions ... The “river to the sea” Rorschach test ... On the precipice of World War III? ...

  • It's Trump's Party (Matt K. Lewis & Bill Scher)

    24/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Why there was so much wishcasting analysis about Nikki Haley ... Was Trump always going to be the nominee? ... Why the electability argument failed ... Why the ageist argument failed ...

  • Claudine Gay, MLK, and GLENN'S NEW BOOK (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    22/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Preorder Glenn’s forthcoming memoir, Late Admissions: Confessions of a Black Conservative ... Why Glenn wrote a memoir (and why you should order it now) ... A ringing endorsement from John ... What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean in 2024? ... Preserving King’s belief in “the content of our character” ... What would King say to Claudine Gay? ... King's radicalism ... John: Being against DEI does not make you a racist ... The Tabia Lee affair at De Anza College ... How Claudine Gay should have reacted to the plagiarism scandal ... Glenn: “The DEI movement is hoist on its own petard” ... How DEI’s dominance has improved John’s home media set-up ... John’s upcoming cabaret show ...

  • The Biden-Trump Catastrophe (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

    21/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Fear and loathing on the campaign trail 2024 ... Haley’s shortcomings, Trump’s cognitive decline ... Who’s the perfect Democrat to run against Biden? ... How Biden could stop the Gaza war ... Why the Houthis are hard to neutralize ... Could Trump sabotage the border security deal? ... Doctor bots, robo-receipt checkers, and AI optimism ... The real problem with America’s elites ... Is catastrophe the only thing that can save America? ... Bob tries to drag Mickey (back) into the JFK assassination rabbit hole ... Has DeSantis destroyed his brand? ...

  • Wuhan Lab Leak, Effective Altruism, and Other Media-distorted Issues (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

    19/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Bob saves Paul from some very bad influences ... What makes Hitler more evil than Stalin and Mao? ... New lab leak evidence—what will come of it? ... Correcting the record on effective altruism ... Is “self-plagiarism” really plagiarism? ... The dishonesty researcher accused of academic dishonesty ... Heading to Overtime ...

  • Trump's Iowa Win Exposes Fake GOP Primary (Matt K. Lewis & Bill Scher)

    17/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Did the media rig Iowa for Trump? ... Is Trump's lead insurmountable? ... Should Haley want a two-person race? ...

  • Techno-Optimism vs. Techno-Pessimism (Robert Wright & Reid Hoffman)

    17/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Reid’s deep roots in the tech world ... The kind of AI pessimism that irks Reid the most ... Can (and should) we slow down AI progress? ... Could AI help resolve international disputes? ... The promise and perils of perspective-taking AIs ... Why Reid co-wrote Impromptu with GPT-4 ... Where are the AI optimists? ... Sam Altman and the OpenAI drama: a (semi-) behind-the-scenes view ... How dangerous is open-source AI, really? ... Is AI acceleration decelerating? ... Engagement with China and “organic transparency” ...

  • Iowa Cometh (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

    15/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Matt feels good about Haley in NH ... Would a Haley win in NH give her momentum? ... How bad was the DeSantis-Haley debate? ... Can Trump have it both ways on abortion? ... Can Trump have it both ways on abortion? ... Does Biden need a second-term agenda? ...

  • The Iowa Caucuses and After (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

    12/01/2024 Duração: 01h00s

    Mickey’s in Iowa—and on the Nonzero Podcast! ... Do Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley have a chance? ... Why Biden will probably lose ... Wait, are there Democratic primaries? ... Would Trump 2.0 be a more capable authoritarian? ... AI bots that cater to your every need ... Why doesn't Biden get tougher on the border? ... Exciting new Child Tax Credit updates ... Is Twitter going down the tubes? ... Bob fails to escape from JFK assassination rabbit hole ... Subways and other things that have gotten worse ... Mickey’s Iowa caucus prediction ...

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