The American Age

Season 3


Monday Aug 10, 2020

137 – One of the hosts, Seph Rodney, who is a senior editor at Hyperallergic and contributor to the NYTimes, recently moved from the Bronx to Newburgh, New York—a distant suburb of NYC. The hosts ask if we can begin a more nuanced conversation about gentrification.

Monday Aug 03, 2020

136 – With the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein is back in the news. The hosts continue their discussion of the American preoccupation with innocence--both literal and figurative.

Monday Jul 27, 2020

135 – With the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein is back in the news. The hosts discuss his crimes, and both our cultural and institutional responses to them.

Monday Jul 20, 2020

134 – The hosts continue their two part conversation about Kanye West and the musical Hamilton. What happens when social media informs our historical thinking?

Monday Jul 13, 2020

133 – Before talking about Kanye West and the musical Hamilton, the hosts revisit last week's conversation. How comfortable are you with justified violence?

Monday Jul 06, 2020

132 – Steven, Seph, and Travis discuss the difficult but necessary work of involving those we oppose in progressive reforms. Why is it okay to make sweeping generalizations about "the police"?

Monday Jun 29, 2020

131 – The hosts use the kente cloth Congressional photo op on June 8th as a way to talk about race, generosity, and how to go about dismantling "race" without reifying it.

Monday Jun 22, 2020

130 – The hosts discuss Juneteenth, the debate around police disinvestment, and the role of violence in the history of liberation.

Monday Jun 15, 2020

129 – The hosts continue their conversation about the recent protests against racism, and why progress is so difficult to make.

Monday Jun 08, 2020

128 – The hosts try their best to make sense of a chaotic week. They discuss police tactics, race, and the various communities' responses to Floyd's murder.

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