Brown Pundits

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Gaurav talks to Debleena Biswas and Deepali Kulkarni about what happened in 1971 with the killings of Bengalis, and in particular Hindus, by the Pakistani army.
Sri Thiruvadanthai talks India and economics with Shrikanth, Omar, and Akshar.
Akshar talks to Guarav, our resident "Brown Pundit" in India, about what it's like to go through the "second wave" of the pandemic in India.
Omar and Akshar talk about Indian politics with Frank Bullit
Shahada and Mukunda have an adult conversation with Dr.Seema Anand, author of “The Arts of Seduction”. Let's call this "Brown Pundits After Hours"...
Omar and Mukunda talk to Chris Iwanek, a Polish Indologist who has now become a commentator on Indian politics, with a focus on the BJP. https://thediplomat.com/authors/krzysztof-iwanek/
Akshar and Mukunda talk to Hindu students at Rutgers about the future of Indology at their institution and cultural controversies around it.
Michelle Kerr is a teacher in the California, and a regular contributor on various educational podcasts.   Brown Pundits Shahada,  a teacher herself, discusses  the challenges of Covid in education, the   mental health implications and it’s long term impact. 
The Brown Pundits talk to Koenraad Elst.
Omar Ali talks to Keerthik Sasidharan about his book Dharma Forest, and its historical and philosophical background. https://twitter.com/KS1729
Omar, Srikanth,  and Mukunda talk to Akshay Alladi about his vision of Indian conservatism. 
For this episode of Unsupervised Learning, I talked to Richard Hanania of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology. Richard is a smart and heterodox thinker whose ideas and opinions are informed by his background as a scholar of political science. He’s not “winging it.” Last fall The Washington Post published his op-ed, Americans hate each other. But we aren’t headed for civil war. My big question for him was if he had updated his assessment in light of recent events. In addition to talking about whether the US will erupt in civil war or suffer a coup in the next decade, we also discuss a new reporthe co-authored, The National Populist Illusion: Why Culture, Not Economics, Drives American Politics. The conclusion is that a populist economic realignment isn’t happening, and in much of the podcast we discuss  Richard’s belief that Republicans and Democrats will “regress to the mean.” He believes Donald J. Trump is a sui generis figure, and with his exit, Republicans will probably want to revert to their old playbook. We also mull over the possibility that the “Great Awokening,” a phenomenon first identified by one of the fellows at Richard’s think-tank, Zach Goldberg, still has steam left in it, and what that means for the Biden administration. Finally, while recording the podcast we uncover intriguing evidence that Jon Ossoff, Senator-Elect from Georgia, is “I.D.W.-adjacent.”
I’ve long followed Dr. Loury’s career since I read a 2002 profile about his life in First Things. To say it’s been interesting is understating the case. For those who are more curious, I highly recommend the Glenn Show, which has been running in various forms since 2008. On this podcast we discuss: The value of economics as a predictive discipline Classical papers and texts in economics The abolition of the GRE The fall of the American academy China and globalization Dr. Ibram X. Kendi John von Neumann came up a few times. Once in relation to Dr. Kendi.
Second part of interview with Mackintosh-Smith, Arabist and adopted Yemeni.
The gang interviews Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Arabist and adopted Yemeni.
Mukunda and Razib pick Abhinav Prakash on the farmer protests in Punjab. What's going on? Classs?  Caste? Neoliberalism.
Razib talks to Karol Karpinski, an economist who was posted in Dhaka from 2014-2016. They discuss both economics and culture. https://twitter.com/karolkarpinski
Mukunda, Akshar, and Razib, discuss the issues of the day with one of Twitter's best Pakistani Nationalist trolls, Araingang. They discuss the origins of Hindu nationalism, the nature of Pakistani nationalism, and while most Pakistanis don't focus much on India. https://twitter.com/ArainGang https://araingang.medium.com/
Razib talks to a doctor about what it's like to  work at a hospital overwhelmed by COVID-19.
Razib,  Richard Hanania, and Josiah Neeley, talk about the USA election results, whether Trump will run again in 2024, cultural issues and minorities, and why Richard is not a fan of Peter Turchin's theories https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/12/can-history-predict-future/616993/
Mukunda and Akshar talk about Saagar Enjeti's personal evolution toward Right populism and the American scene in 2020. after the election.
Razib talks to Richard Hanania about his recent commentary regarding blasphemy, Islam, and France, as well as his op-ed arguing that civil war won't happen in the USA https://twitter.com/RichardHanania
Razib talks to Fred Martin, born in Haiti, and now French, about Islamic radicalism, racism, and the impact of the pandemic in France. https://twitter.com/fred_connection
Akshar, Mukunda and Omar talk to Ruchir Sharma on Modian Socialism. https://ruchirsharma.eu/
Razib talks to plant geneticist Devang Mehta and his problems with science, and how to fix it https://twitter.com/drdevangm?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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Podcast Details

Created by
Razib Khan
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 14th, 2018
Latest Episode
May 7th, 2021
Release Period
2 per week
Episodes
160
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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