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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 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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