Conversations With Coleman

By Coleman Hughes

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 Oct 12, 2020

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Conversations with Coleman is home to honest conversations with leading intellectuals on polarised issues in the realm of race, politics and culture in the West.

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The End of Trump with Andrew Sullivan (Ep.18)
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Coleman's latest episode features Andrew Sullivan, a British born American writer and blogger. Andrew is a political commentator, a former editor at the New Republic, and the author or editor of six books. He also started a very famous political blog called the Daily Dish in 2000 and eventually moved that blog to Time Magazine, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and is now running an independent subscription-based format on Substack.

This episode was recorded last Thursday, right after the election, and before it was completely certain that Trump had lost. During this episode, they look at Trump's single-term presidency in retrospect and evaluate which fears about him proved true and which proved false. They talk about the lack of a Biden landslide, and what that means for the long term prospects of Trumpism — even in the absence of Trump himself. They talk about the problem of elite bubbles misunderstanding the rest of the nation, the relationship between Trump and the far left, and much more.

Nov 12, 2020
The Case for Open Borders with Bryan Caplan - Bonus Partial
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Coleman invites Bryan Caplan to join him on his latest bonus episode. Bryan is an economist at George Mason University, a research fellow at the Mercatus Centre, and a New York Times best selling author. His books include The Myth of the Rational Voter (which was voted best political book of the year by the New York Times), Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, and Open Borders. Bryan also blogs for EconLog, and has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.

During this episode, they talk about Bryan's argument for open borders, the case against higher education, and more.

Nov 11, 2020
Why I'm Voting For Biden - Bonus
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With the elections just around the corner, Coleman explains why he is voting for Joe Biden.

Oct 29, 2020
The Devil May Care with Megyn Kelly (Ep.17)
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This episode is supported by our friends at Ground News. Ground News is an app that empowers readers to compare how news sources from across the political spectrum are covering the same story so you can easily access the underlying coverage bias of every story. Download the Ground News app via http://check.ground.news/cwc to join the fight against media bias.

Coleman's latest episode features Megyn Kelly. Megyn is a journalist and an attorney who anchored for Fox News between 2004 and 2017, and then for NBC News between 2017 and 2018. Megyn's NBC show was canceled in 2018 after she questioned whether blackface was always racist by definition, or whether there are cases where it's okay.

During the episode, they talk about her new podcast, the Megyn Kelly show, and what she has been doing with her time out of the public spotlight. They talk about the Bombshell film, the challenge of being vulnerable when you're in the spotlight, and Megyn's relationship to feminism. They also talk about the first Biden/Trump debate, Black Lives Matter, the riots, and the politics of race.

Oct 28, 2020
My Open Letter To Ibram X. Kendi - Bonus
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This month’s bonus episode is based on an open letter Coleman wrote to Ibram X. Kendi. 

In the letter, he invites Ibram to have a public conversation on Conversations with Coleman. As you know, we are living through a time in which great attention is being paid to the related issues of race, racism, and racial inequality. Even though their perspectives on these issues differ, a conversation between Coleman and Ibram would be fruitful.

To read Coleman's letter to Ibram head to letter.wiki/conversations

To ensure that some good comes of this, Coleman has set up a GoFundMe page, where all the proceeds raised will go to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which funds scholarships for black students.

You can donate via gf.me/u/y4qahi

Oct 19, 2020
Trump, COVID-19, and Cold War II with Niall Ferguson Ep. 16
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In this episode Coleman interviews Niall Ferguson. Niall is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Niall has authored 15 books, including: ‘The Pity of War', ‘The House of Rothschild’, ‘Empire’, ‘Civilization’, and ‘Kissinger: The Idealist’ — which won the Council on Foreign Relations, Arthur Ross Prize. He is also an award-winning filmmaker having won an International Emmy for his PBS series, ‘The Ascent of Money’. In addition to writing a regular column for Bloomberg, he's the Founder and Managing Director of Greenmantle LLC.

During this episode, they talk about the concept of counterfactual history, Trump's response to COVID-19, and how our political culture might look different if Hillary were elected. They also talked about the deteriorating relationship between the US and China and the prospect of a second Cold War. Please note, this conversation happened way back on September 1, so if you're wondering why they don't talk about the first debate or Trump having COVID, that's why.

Oct 14, 2020
The Problem of Race: Glenn Loury and Coleman Hughes - Bonus Episode
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This recording was created during an event hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which features Coleman Hughes alongside Glenn Loury. Glenn is an economist at Brown University and host of The Glenn Show at Blogging Heads. 

This conversation is a big picture discussion of the problem of race in America today, the narratives that compete for space in the mainstream media, and the path forward.

Oct 01, 2020
The Intellectual Roots of Wokeness with James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian (Ep.15)
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In this episode, Coleman interviews James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian. James is a mathematician, writer, and founder of New Discourses. He is the author of a new book called ‘Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity’. Peter is a philosopher, a professor at Portland State University, an author of ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ and ‘How to Have Impossible Conversations’.

During this episode, they talk about critical theory, postmodernism, critical race theory, and how these conspired to build the foundation of social justice ideology as we know it today. They talk about the ways in which social justice has departed from its parent ideologies, and much more.

Sep 30, 2020
The Limits of Identity with Ayishat Akanbi (Ep.14)
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In this episode, Coleman interviews Ayishat Akanbi, a Nigerian-British fashion stylist, writer, cultural commentator, and photographer.

During the episode they talk about Ayishat’s background in the fashion world, why the art world is so progressive, the tension between free speech and safety, the psychology of identity politics, the psychology of apologies, the pressure to post on social media about activist causes, how to address historical wrongs, and more.

Sep 16, 2020
Q&A with Coleman Hughes - Bonus
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Listen to the recording of a live Q&A Coleman hosted for his subscribers.

Recording date: August 23rd, 2020.

Sep 02, 2020
Approaching the Third Rail with Bret Weinstein (Ep.13)
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In this episode, Coleman interviews Bret Weinstein, an American evolutionary biologist and host of the Dark Horse Podcast - which he was on a few weeks ago. During this episode they talk about whether economics is the driving force behind ethnic conflict, the extent to which racial differences in average IQ are the result of nature or nurture, they spend a long time discussing cultural differences between groups that might account for racial disparity and the way in which history is used by social and political movements.

Aug 19, 2020
Thinking About Morality with Peter Singer (Ep.12)
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In this episode, Coleman interviews Peter Singer, an Australian moral philosopher, professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Peter is known for his book, ‘Animal Liberation’ in which he argues in favor of veganism, and his essay ‘Famine, Affluence and Morality’ in which he argues in favor of donating to the global poor. During this episode they talk about whether moral obligations depend on where you happen to be in the world, whether human happiness is comparative or absolute, Tyler Cowen’s book Stubborn Attachments, hedonic adaptations and whether the human race is happier now than it was a thousand years ago, and more.

Aug 05, 2020
Is Black Lives Matter Right? - Bonus
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Solo episodes in their entirety are usually available to subscribers only. Due to the importance of the subject matter, Coleman has decided to make this episode available to everyone. For member-only perks please consider joining at colemanhughes.org.   

In this episode, Coleman discusses his views on race and police. A subject that has been on the lips of many since the death of George Floyd by the hands of police officers.  He will read an essay he wrote for City Journal called 'Stories and Data', while also providing some additional thoughts.

Jul 20, 2020
Life, Death, and Meaning with Brian Greene (Ep. 11)
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In this episode, Coleman interviews Brian Greene, an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist. During this episode they talk about Brian’s latest book ‘Until the End of Time’, consciousness, religion, the meaning of life, and more.

Jul 15, 2020
The Arc of Racial Progress with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Ep.10)
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In this episode, Coleman interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. In the first half of this episode, they talk about the progress that has been made in reducing racism since Neil was a child, and the prevalence of racial profiling and stereotyping in the mainstream media. In the second half, they talk about police brutality, different ways of passing data on police killing unarmed civilians, and whether an attitude of optimism or pessimism is warranted at this moment.

Jul 01, 2020
Q&A with Coleman Hughes - Bonus
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Listen to the recording of a live Q&A Coleman hosted for his subscribers.  

Recording date: June 14th, 2020.

Jun 24, 2020
Crime, Violence, and Progress With Steven Pinker (Ep.9)
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Coleman talks to Steven Pinker, a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. During this episode they discuss the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers and the riots that followed, the Black Lives Matter movement, the broader discourse surrounding race in America, and more.


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Jun 17, 2020
Unlearning Race with Thomas Chatterton Williams - Bonus Partial
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In this episode, Coleman interviews Thomas Chatterton Williams, an American author, columnist and cultural critic. They talk about identity politics, the conflict between race consciousness and color blindness, reparations, the logic of diversity, and more.

May 27, 2020
Living In Paradox With Chloe Valdary (Ep.8)
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Coleman talks to Chloé Valdary, an American writer and entrepreneur, about the rise of global antisemitism; the wealth gap; the injustices within American history and more.

May 13, 2020
The Case For Color Blindness - Bonus Partial
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Coleman makes the case for color blindness in his latest solo episode for Patreon members.


Apr 15, 2020
Why Are Young Men Vulnerable To Violence? | Jamil Jivani (Ep.7)
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Coleman talks to Jamil Jivani, author and social entrepreneur, about why young men are vulnerable to violence, Islam and the West, Black Lives Matter and more.

Apr 08, 2020
Deadly And Dangerous Prison Conditions | John Pfaff (Ep. 6)
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Coleman talks to John Pfaff, author and American law professor at Fordham University, about criminal justice, the true causes of mass incarceration and how to achieve reform. 

Mar 25, 2020
Could Robots Become Conscious? | Annaka Harris (Ep. 5)
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In this episode, Coleman has a chat with Annaka Harris, New York Times bestselling author of CONSCIOUS and the wife of Sam Harris about the notions of science, consciousness and AI. 

Mar 11, 2020
The 1619 Project and the Legacy of Slavery - Bonus Partial Episode 1
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Coleman talks about The 1619 Project and the Legacy of Slavery in his first solo episode for subscribers.


Feb 28, 2020
Where Do Morals Come From? | Sean M. Carroll (Ep.4)
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In this episode, Coleman has a chat with Sean Caroll an atheist theoretical physicist, specialising in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology.

Feb 19, 2020
Should America Pay Reparations For Slavery? | Katherine Franke (Ep.3)
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In this episode, Coleman has a chat with Katherine Franke — one of America's leading scholars on law, racial justice, and African American history.

Feb 05, 2020
Has Anti-Racism Become A New Religion? | John McWhorter (Ep.2)
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In this episode, Coleman has a chat with John McWhorter - an American academic and linguist.

Jan 15, 2020
Will The Push For Reparations Get Trump Reelected? | Sam Harris (Ep.1)
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In this episode, Coleman talks to best-selling author, neuroscientist, and philosopher, Sam Harris about the reality of reparations, post-racialism, social justice thinking and more. Head to https://colemanhughes.org/ for more 



Dec 10, 2019
Introducing Conversations With Coleman | Official Podcast Trailer
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Join Coleman Hughes, accomplished writer and philosophy major, for his brand new podcast, Conversations With Coleman. This is more than just a futile exploration but an honest conversation—with the sharpest minds— on some of the most vexed issues regarding race and culture in the West.

Nov 25, 2019