The American Age

Season 3


Monday Oct 19, 2020

147 – Look how much we’ve grown! The hosts recap their discussion of teenage nation. What will the next few years look like for America on the global stage? K.I.T.

Monday Oct 12, 2020

146 – Everyone knows there’s global pandemic, but what distinguishes the American response is its adolescence. The left-leaning media is hysterical and the right-leaning media is in denial. What would a mature nation’s response to Covid-19 look like?

Monday Oct 05, 2020

145 – The hosts continue their discussion of America’s adolescence in a different key. What imaginative possibilities remain when we stay “adolescent”?

Monday Sep 28, 2020

144 – The Teenage Nation conversation gets personal when the hosts discuss their social media feeds. Red States v Blue States: Is there something fundamentally adolescent about social media platforms?

Monday Sep 21, 2020

143 – More than just super-hero movies, the nation seems preoccupied with an adolescent worldview. What are the affects of prolonged adolescence on the national character?

Monday Sep 14, 2020

142 – What does it mean when an entire nation has been taken over by adolescent sensibilities? The hosts discuss their own teenage years in this lead up to a much larger conversation.

Monday Sep 07, 2020

141 – The hosts briefly extend their conversation on the middle class by picking through what constitutes a “majority” view. What are the consequences, for example, of proclaiming that the “majority” of “white” “women” feel a particular way about some particular issue?

Monday Aug 31, 2020

140 – The hosts conclude this part of their conversation on the middle class. They discuss the preoccupation with royalty in American pop culture, and its implications for democracy. What does it mean to be a nation of individuals?

Monday Aug 24, 2020

139 – The hosts extend their discussion of the middle class. They unpack the assumptions we make about the middle class and the aspirations of its members. Why do so many equate the middle class with being “white”?

Monday Aug 17, 2020

138 – The hosts continue their conversation on gentrification, and wonder what outlets are left to present ideas in a more nuanced format.

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