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.
Samuel Hammond and Ash Milton discuss America, China, and the future. Topics include tech optimism, whether the Bay Area can remake American politics, whether China thinks like Confucius or Marx, and more.
Fiat currency has made it easy for states to get away with unbalanced spending and hidden inflation. Nic Carter joins Wolf Tivy to discuss how Bitcoin disciplines monetary policy and can benefit American power.
Palladium editors Wolf Tivy, Ash Milton, and Matt Ellison discuss Ash’s recent article on decentralization. They contemplate a new paradigm of renewed functionality in government and industry.
Wolf Tivy and Mary Harrington discuss her experience learning to recover meaning within postmodernism, and the larger philosophical growing pains we are facing as a society.
AI technology will increasingly be a superweapon for totalitarian social and geopolitical control. Wolf Tivy and Daniel Faggella discuss this disturbing potential impact, geopolitical strife, and the long-term problem of species dominance.
Wolf Tivy talks to Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz from the Long Now Foundation about philosophical reflections on the pandemic.
Jonah Bennett interviews Mwiya Musokotwane, who is building Nkwashi, a new city in Zambia.
Deep in Siberia, Nikita Zimov is restoring the Pleistocene ecosystem to combat climate change and undo the damage done by ancient over-hunting. Wolf Tivy interviews him to find out how and why.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview Sean Pawley on his work developing a new bank in East Africa and how Rwanda has developed under a Singapore-style model since 1994.
Wolf Tivy interviews Ben Landau-Taylor and Oberon Dixon-Luinenburg on state-directed industrialization, the relationship between economics and political power, and why we should care about the development of machine tools.
Ash Milton interviews Jason Crawford about the development of progress studies as a new field of research and community.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy discuss why the bachelor’s degree is the new citizenship, and what it would take to actually build a status-generating alternative to the university.
Wolf Tivy and Pasha Kamyshev discuss Pasha’s latest article on AI grand strategy, and the deeper foundations of the problem: we are building digital totalitarianism, but we don’t know how to reconcile that with creating a good society.