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The Public Sphere

Oct 19, 2018

Pete and Luke are talking about the new Sokal Hoax, academic authority, and the economic context.

This new controversy was perpetrated by three scholars: James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian. They wrote 20 fake papers in the style of cultural studies but with invented data or ostensibly...

Oct 2, 2018

Pete and Luke talk about Bret Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Our discussion is not exhaustive; it could hardly be so given the controversy. We neglect to make many of the very good, salient points made elsewhere. Therefore, we encourage the listener to take our comments as provisional and...