The American Age

Season 5


Monday Sep 26, 2022

220 - Steven and Travis talk movies, cities, and more. Their favorite things and why they love them. Get ready for Russian Sci-fi and Mel Brooks.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

219 - This week on the podcast Steven and Travis discuss the crazy ideas they've ever believed, or maybe kind of still believe. Get ready for UFOs and the apocalypse.

Monday Aug 29, 2022

218 - The hosts take a break from fretting about the world to discuss the things they’re most grateful for, both personally and historically.

Monday Aug 15, 2022

217 - With the country’s long history of injustices, is it naive to have faith in US institutions? Is there reason to believe that democracies yield better results for the people who live in them. The hosts explore these and other aspects of institutional faith and skepticism.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

215 - The hosts discuss the politics of race and privilege in elite discourse. How much should race and gender be weighted when discussing social issues?

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

214 - Steven rejoins the podcast, and the hosts discuss the “vs” mood in US politics. Roe vs Wade vs SCOTUS vs women vs the Bible vs left vs right vs trans-rights vs white men vs...

Monday Jun 20, 2022

213 - Seph and Travis discuss underdogs and “evil” empires in sports and celebrity. Steven is off this week.

Monday Jun 06, 2022

212 - The hosts discuss the thinkers who shape their own thinking, both positively and negatively. In sports it’s common to have productive rivalries, and the same is true in the realm of thought.

Monday May 23, 2022

211 - The hosts continue their conversation about abortion and discuss the politics of “principles,” before they move on to Jordan Peterson, and the notion of “objective” beauty standards.

Monday May 09, 2022

210 - The hosts discuss the speculation that Roe v Wade might be overturned. What does “My Body, My Choice” mean in an era of vaccine mandates? What makes government regulation of our bodies permissible in some instances but not others?

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