Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Regular Logic Consortium contributor Omar

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Olivier Roy

Trying to get Professor Roy to elaborate on some arguments he has made in the past-- including in his renown book, The Failure of Political Islam (1995)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Andrew Morriss

Professor Andy Morriss speaking on his views on greening the economy and other issues.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Paul Cuadros

Paul Cuadros on his book A Home on the Field and other issues related to immigration.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Noam Chomsky

Professor Noam Chomsky in an interview conducted in September of 2009, talks about globalization, capitalism, antisemitism and the US public opinion about the detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ned Reubens on Capitalism

Economist and Prof. Emeritus Ned Reubens discussing some virtues and problems he sees with capitalism

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Epstein & Lessig

Profs. Richard Epstein and Lawrence Lessig discuss the issue of public finance of congressional elections.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dr Raju KD

Raju KD, Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, talking about ideas in a paper he did on education and giving his opinion on whether trade and outsourcing hurts the American Economy

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Interview with Physicist Matt Pasienski

Talking about a few transformational technologies and some related issues

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Conversation about Cuba, Russia, Civil Resistance and Other Topics

Regular Consortium contributors Speak about Different Areas of Foreign and Domestic Policy

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Interviews with Lucy Dalglish & Richard Kaplan

Attorney Dalglish speaking about the Freedom of Information Laws in the US and Professor Kaplan talking a little about the tax laws

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Interview with Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Professor Unger talking about his book, 'What Should the Left Propose?' Reviewing how he thinks the 'left' has become disoriented, the major proposals of his book, and how government spending should be financed.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Duel between Omar & Mike

Mike & Omar tango over issues such as the 'war on terror', radicalization as a process, Guantanamo bay . . .

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Interview with Lawyer, Doctor & Professor David Hyman

Talking about his book Medicare Meets Mephistopheles (2006), including some of the inefficiencies of Medicare and some ways to think about reform.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Interview with behavioral economist Richard Thaler

Professor Thaler talks about his recent book Nudge;  among other things, describing some of the biases we have as humans when making decisions, and the benefits of disseminating information in a more easily understandable form.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Interview with Middle East Historian James Gelvin

In this interview with Professor Gelvin we explore his book The Modern Middle East and his thesis that the different movements in the Middle East and around the world are modern movements in the sense that they are dependent on and responses to recent events in the region and around the world.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lessig, Hartnett & Cuno Interviews

This show is comprised of clips from 3 different interviews conducted in 2008. With Lawrence Lessig (Law Professor/Activist) talking about his plans to reform congress with the Change Congress movement; Prof. Lessig changed the way we think about copyrights when he helped found the Creative Commons. We also speak with Prof. Stephen Hartnett about the nation's prison systems and we finish with Kenneth Cuno (Professor/Historian) talking about some aspects of US involvement in the Middle East that aren't talked about everyday.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Interview with Peruvian Economist Hernando de Soto

In an interview with Hernando de Soto, we talk about his book, The Mystery of Capital (2000), we also talk about political labels in the United States, how alienation leads to extremism and potential common ground between Adam Smith and Karl Marx.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Debate between Joe Kreeger, esq. & Professor Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein and Joe Kreeger debate the role of government.

Professor Epstein worries that redistributive ("transitional justice") policies will not be able to work as imagined but points out that government money is needed for pure research infrastructure.

Joe talks about how a good minimum government baseline is needed for the public to accept market principles on top of the baseline.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Interview with historian Zachary Lockman

Talking with the history professor from New York University about his book Contending Visions of the Middle East (2004), going over the different ways that people look and study the Middle East.

Addressing clash of civilizations questions, explaining roots of Islamism and predicting that Islamaphobia in the United States will decline in the decades to come.

Interview Date: January 18, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009