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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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Moral Responsibility in Corporate America

TAA 0007 – C. Travis Webb and Seph Rodney discuss corporate responsibility. What does it mean when corporations become the guardians of democracy? [music] C.T. WEBB 00:17 Good evening, good afternoon, or good morning. Welcome to The American Age Podcast. I’m talking today with Seph Rodney and today we’re going to be discussing corporate responsibility and how we make sense of it in the world that we currently occupy in relation to government responsibility, in relation to individual responsibility. Seph, how are you? S. RODNEY 00:43 Not bad, I’m operating on about four hours of sleep but for someone who’s...

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