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The High Stakes of the Protests in China; Also, Spontaneous Memories and Ruminating on the Past

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the uncharacteristic protests going on in China, how China’s past illustrates the substantial risk of public demonstrations like this, these stakes, and how the Chinese government appears to have backed itself into a

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The Old Lessons Being Learned Again Through FTX’s Collapse; Also, Taylor Swift Reveals Ticketmaster’s True Nature

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to the FTX collapse and consider how what led to this point may have been less about crypto and currency and more about humans and currency (01:29). The guys also to discuss this Live Nation/Ticketmaster anti-trust con

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The Role Economics and Culture Play in Exploiting America’s Slavery Loophole; Also, Injecting Hormones to Grow Taller Children

As more states move to remove the criminal punishment exception to the prohibition of slavery, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how economics and culture have led to this exception being exploited over the years (01:44). The guys also take a look at

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Real History has been Hidden, but not Everything You Find Is Real; Also, Keeping Up With Our Evolving Selves

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the difficulty in, and importance of, distinguishing between what is real and what is not when it is known history has been hidden in the context of the antisemitic documentary promoted by Kyrie Irving, the experience

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The Need to Keep Antisemitism Out of Decent Society; Also, Preventing AI From Destroying Humanity

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the recent antisemitic comments by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and consider whether the way mainstream society reacted was appropriate in light of his position and his status in society (01:41). The guys also t

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Does the Approach of Some Environmentalists Hold Back Environmental Progress? Also, Technology Growing Faster Than Our Perception

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the premise that is argued from time to time that the mindset of, and approach taken by, some environmentalists may be counterproductive as far as doing better on the environment (01:29). The guys also discuss the i

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The Impact, or Lack Thereof, of the January 6th Hearings; Also, Eating Late Ruins Tomorrow

As it appears that we have seen the last January 6th hearing, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss their overall takeaways from the hearings and why the countless damming revelations seemed to have such little impact on the American public (01:16). The

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Hyperpartisanship and the Loss of Even the Expectation of Honesty; Also, Why the US is Still Beholden to OPEC

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take note of how many in the US seem to take little offense to being lied to by politicians they support, consider how many in the political class have reacted to this, and discuss George Washington’s warning to the country a

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Culture Series: Disintegration, a Book by Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson’s “Disintegration” explores what Robinson refers to as “[t]he Splintering of Black America” that has followed integration, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the background and the framework presented in the book and discuss how th

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The Fed is Flying the Economy Into Turbulence on a Wing and a Prayer; Also, Shooting for the Stars with the Cancer Moonshot

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the Federal Reserve’s aggression in raising interest rates over the past few months, the fallout we can expect from it, and whether such aggression makes sense under the circumstances (01:29). The guys also weigh in

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Moving Migrants To Spite Political Opponents; Also, the Extent to Which Accountability and Ownership Mix in the NBA

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether the apparent trafficking of migrants from southern states to northern cities is more of a request for assistance or an effort by some to stick it to their countrymen and discuss how immigrant issues have alwa

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The British Monarchy as Both Consequential and Controversial; Also, Men Going Overboard in the Quest to be “Jacked”

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and ascension of King Charles III in Great Britain, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the British monarchy’s evolution over the past 1000 years and the role it has played, and continues to play in count

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