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Institutionalized
Charles Fain Lehman & Aaron Sibarium, two friends and DC-based reporters who spend a lot of time wondering: are our institutions failing? This podcast is their effort to have these discussions in public, with some of the smartest people we know. Using their experience as reporters, this podcast discusses how our problems come down to how our institutions—our colleges, our businesses, our government, our media—function, or don’t.

Charles Fain Lehman & Aaron Sibarium are two friends and reporters who spend a lot of time wondering: are our institutions failing? This podcast is their effort to have these discussions in public, with some of the smartest people they know.

Using their experience as DC-based journalists, this podcast discusses how our problems come down to how our institutions—our colleges, our businesses, our government, our media—function, or don’t.

This week we are joined by Kelsey Piper to discuss effective altruism, its popularity, and if it succeeds or fails as an institution.
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This week we are joined by Dan Morenoff to discuss how shareholders can use corporate and civil rights law to fight back against woke capital.
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This week we are joined by Patrick Brown to discuss the role family policy and its future within American society.
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This week we are joined by Stephen Grugett to discuss prediction markets and their future applications.
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This week we are joined by Geoff Shullenburger to discuss the persistence of covid regulations and the sociology behind them.
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This week we are joined by Shep Melnick to discuss Title IX’s origin and how it’s interpretation has transformed over time.
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This week we are joined by Leor Sapir to discuss how civil rights regulations affect how schools and other institutions are required to treat gender and sex.
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This week we are joined by Ruy Teixeira to discuss the Democrats' structural inability to abandon wokeness.
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This week we are joined by Tyler Cowen to discuss the trials and tribulations of the search for talent
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This week we are joined by Mary Harrington to discuss the differences between British and American political cultures.
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This week we are joined by Razib Kahn to discuss the pros and cons of genome sequencing, and how it will reshape the way we live.
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This week we are joined by David Bernstein to discuss the US’s racial classification system and where it goes wrong.
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This week we are joined by Nils Gilman to discuss elite accountability and state capacity.
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This week we are joined by Eric Kaufmann to discuss how younger generations' identifications are evolving and how we are measuring these changes.
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This week we are joined by Jason Willick, Washington Post Columnist, to discuss the public perception of the Supreme Court and whether or not it has a legitimacy crisis.
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This week we are joined by Stephen Eide to discuss the history of homelessness in the U.S. and how it has been shaped by our government.
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This week we are joined by Heather Mac Donald to discuss how wokeness has infiltrated the arts and how the future for classics may be doomed.
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This week we are joined by Peter Arcidiacono to discuss the Harvard admissions case and the future of affirmative action.
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This week we are joined by David Skarbek on how prison communities are organized and governed as well as their impact on social reform.
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This week we are joined by Philippe Lemoine to discuss the failures and fake science of COVID epidemiology.
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This week we are joined by Sonny Bunch to discuss the current cinema (and streaming) landscape and the future of the box office.
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This week we are joined by Wesley Yang to discuss the rise of Wokeness and how it has spread amongst people in power.
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This week we are joined by Rob Henderson to discuss marriage, mating, sex, and the rise of dating apps.
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This week we are joined by Gail Heriot to discuss the 1991 Civil Rights Act and how it contributed to wokeness.
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This week we are joined by Ross Douthat to discuss his new book on chronic illness and the limits of official medicine.
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