Playlist · by Team Himalaya
Religion & Pop Culture
5 episodes, 5 hours 22 mins
America, Data-Mining, and Ben Shapiro
DXP #275 begins with a voicemail arguing that “America the Beautiful” actually has a point. We then revisit the topics of alien life and the nature of reality itself, bringing recent books and documentaries to bear on the discussion. We call a butt-dialer, and then turn the conversation to The Great Hack and the issue of digital data mining. We take a call about using Venmo to get more tips, and then listen to Ben Shapiro threaten to kill people. Biebers involve spelling and online courses.
If ‘Jesus Is King,’ Who Is Kanye? | Ringer Dish
After many false alarms, Kanye West’s newest album, ‘Jesus Is King,’ dropped on Friday. We talk about the rollout of the album (3:12), how the last three years of West’s career have brought us to this point (11:56), and what could be next for the rapper (31:35). Hosts: Donnie Kwak and Andrew Gruttadaro
The Myth of Modernity
Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race.
Ta-Nehisi Coates — Imagining a New America
Ta-Nehisi Coates says we must love our country the way we love our friends — and not spare the hard truths. “Can you get to a place where citizens are encouraged to see themselves critically, where they’re encouraged to see their history critically?” he asks. Coates is a poetic journalist and a defining voice of our times. He’s with us in a conversation that is joyful, hard, kind, soaring, and down-to-earth all at once. He spoke with Krista as part of the 2017 Chicago Humanities Festival. This interview originally aired in November 2017.
What the President is Doing
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