Mike Solana joins Wolf Tivy to discuss how San Francisco’s governance works, how it has gone wrong, and what he thinks it would take to fix it.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss accumulative versus developmental orientations to industry, and the necessity of a class with interests beyond individual finance.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss Charlie Smith’s recent piece on posthumanism and its implications. Other topics include the ways in which a complex society impacts our agency, why the idea of discourse is a mind virus, and thinking of humanity as a hypothesis for life.
Wolf Tivy and Galen Wolfe-Pauly discuss what’s wrong with social media and computing as we know it, as well as a new paradigm for humane computing.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss the concept of progress and whether it still has a role in the American consciousness.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss the role of billionaires in society, how to think about personal wealth, and the inherent tensions between capital and state.
Samo Burja comes on the podcast to talk about when it’s appropriate to regulate online speech and the proper relationship between state and media.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss the collapse of the scientific mythos and how both knowledge and statecraft can find new grounds for legitimacy.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss the postmodern condition, the failures of objectivity and neutrality, and how truth and meaning can survive.
Mary Harrington comes on the podcast with Wolf Tivy to build out a model of relational vs. transactional conceptions of justice and morality, and to discuss bringing back the mirror of princes literature.
John Dulin comes on the podcast with Wolf Tivy to discuss recent advances in weapons systems and how war is one of the most important drivers of technological progress.
Byrne Hobart comes on the podcast to talk to Wolf Tivy about what parts of the American economy are real, the phenomenon of inequality increasing during crises, and the impact of COVID-19 on the real economy.
Matt Parlmer talks with Wolf Tivy about the recent protests, their effects on state legitimacy in America, and whether mass political violence is a realistic prospect.
Saffron Huang joins Wolf Tivy to expand on her recent Palladium article on Harvard, particularly about the ways in which elite education can be re-imagined to route around the problem of managerialism.
Marc Fasteau and Ian Fletcher join Wolf Tivy to discuss the economic foundations of industrial policy, why manufacturing is more valuable than other economic activity, and what went wrong in the economics profession.
Luka Jukic comes on the podcast to talk with Matt Ellison about his recent reporting in Ukraine and the war for the country’s soul.
Isaac Wilks and Natalia Dashan join Ash Milton to discuss the Ivy Leagues and elite culture. Topics include the future of Yale, the death of Skull and Bones, how universities maintain their power, and why ritual is a necessary part of education.
Jeremiah Johnson and Ash Milton discuss the Neoliberal Project. Topics include democratic peace theory, housing maximalism, the roots of institutional decay, and why the west coast is bad at politics.