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Madness in America: Part II

TAA 0012 – C. Travis Webb and Steven Fullwood continue their conversation about what it means to be “healthy” in America. Is it possible to engage politically and maintain a reasonable amount of faith in one’s agency? C.T. WEBB 00:16 [music] Good afternoon, good morning or good evening and welcome to the American Age Podcast. Today I’m talking to Steven Fullwood again. Steven, how are you doing? S. FULLWOOD 00:23 Pretty good. Pretty good. How are you doing today, Travis? C.T. WEBB 00:26 Yeah, pretty good. Steve and I are trying a new thing where we warm up the conversation a little bit before we start recording to relax because Steve and I actually– we haven’t known each other very long at all. So I got to know him through Seph and so– S. FULLWOOD 00:41 For one dinner. C.T. WEBB 00:42 –we were kind of just feeling each other out. That’s right. That’s right. S. FULLWOOD 00:43 One dinner. C.T. WEBB 00:44 Over a great dinner. A great dinner actually [laughter]. Yeah, that’s right. That’s right. So we thought today that we would continue our conversation from last time. Not last week. So this would be too weeks ago. But we were talking about– Steven suggested a topic on just insanity, madness in America and what that means. Why are we and why are we so crazy as...

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The Blackening: Playing with Race and Racism

TAA 0020 – C. Travis Webb, Seph Rodney, and Steven Fullwood discuss Comedy Central’s recently aired skit, “The Blackening.” From dissecting the underlying racial codes, to discussing what constitutes racial “progress,” they examine some of the dynamics that allow people to play with their “blackness.”C. Travis Webb and Seph Rodney discuss whether or not its fair to ostracize intellectuals that have unfashionable opinions. Athletes and entertainers are often given a pass for unpopular opinions, why not intellectuals too? C.T. WEBB 00:00 [music] Good afternoon, good morning, or good evening, and welcome to The American Age podcast. I am talking to...

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Madness in America: Part III

TAA 0013 – C. Travis Webb, Seph Rodney, and Steven Fullwood continue their discussion on madness in America. Is it a kind of madness to focus so exhaustively on race? Why do we so often return to race as a way to categorize ourselves in America? C.T. WEBB 00:00 [music] Good afternoon, good morning or good evening and welcome to the American Age Podcast. Today our setup is a little bit different. I’m actually talking to you from Yosemite Valley and Steven and Seph are back in New York. And we’re doing something a little bit different with the format for those of you that listen. I know a few of you do. We’re actually going to be tightening up the episodes a little bit. So we’re going to be shooting for 30, 35 minutes on the long side, between 30 and 35. But we’re going to come back to topics and revisit them if we feel like they’ll be fruitful topics for discussion. So today we’re coming back to the topic that Steven and I discussed last week, which was Madness in America, and that was Madness in America Part 2. And Seph listened to that and our podcast on it and has some things to contribute and so we thought we’d start the conversation there. So Seph if you’d like to lead us in? S. RODNEY 01:10...

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Conservatives in the Trump Age

TAA 0011 – C. Travis Webb and Seph Rodney discuss writer David Roberts recent take down of the New York Times opinion page, and its attempt to incorporate conservative leaning writers. Is conservatism just a series of “irritable mental gestures” or a vital and coherent worldview? C.T. WEBB 00:17 Good afternoon, good morning or good evening and welcome to the American Age Podcast. I’m talking with Seph Rodney today. Seph, how you doing? S. RODNEY 00:25 Not too bad. C.T. WEBB 00:28 So I know it’s a 3-hour time difference. I don’t know, and I don’t think our listeners know this,...

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Madness in America: Part I

TAA 0010 – C. Travis Webb and Steven Fullwood discuss the history of denial in America, from Thomas Jefferson to the 2016 election. Should denial be considered a form of collective madness, and has social media made our denial worse? [music] C.T. WEBB 00:15 Good afternoon, good morning, or good evening, whenever you happen to be listening, and welcome to The American Age Podcast. Today, I’m speaking with Stephen Fullwood. Stephen, how are you doing today? S. FULLWOOD 00:24 I’m actually doing pretty good. Thank you for asking. C.T. WEBB 00:25 All right. Yeah. We were running a little bit...

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