Wisdom of Crowds

By Shadi Hamid and Damir Marusic

We’re Damir Marusic and Shadi Hamid. We live in Washington DC and have been friends for a while. One of us works at a magazine, another thinks in a tank. The idea behind the podcast is to try out ideas in the hope of getting considered push-back—in real-time. We talk politics, ideas, culture, and current events. Civil discussion, maybe even a bit odd. But hopefully fun.

  1. 1.
    Episode 57: Can Islam Be Liberal?
    1:08:20
  2. 2.
    Episode 56: What's the Matter With Europe?
    1:11:11
  3. 3.
    Episode 55: The World According to Glenn Greenwald
    1:03:02
  4. 4.
    Episode 54: America's Exceptional Resilience
    54:01
  5. 5.
    Episode 53: Losing Our Religion
    57:08
  6. 6.
    Episode 52: Who Counts As "The People"?
    1:05:43
  7. 7.
    Episode 51: Civility and Consensus Are Overrated
    1:19:24
  8. 8.
    Episode 50: Islam, Keto, and the Problem of Evil
    52:10
  1. 9.
    Episode 49: Was Trump's Foreign Policy As Bad As We Think?
    1:12:10
  2. 10.
    Episode 48: Who Are the Real Realists?
    1:04:13
  3. 11.
    Episode 47: The Sources of Our Discontent
    58:01
  4. 12.
    Episode 46: How Big is the White Supremacist Threat?
    1:15:11
  5. 13.
    Episode 45: The Game Stops Now
    1:03:13
  6. 14.
    Episode 44: Fantasy and Reality in Biden's America
    1:13:38
  7. 15.
    Episode 43: Mending What's Torn
    1:40:45
  8. 16.
    Episode 42: The Darkness and the Light
    1:02:37
  9. 17.
    Episode 41: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole
    55:50
  10. 18.
    Episode 40: The Death of Liberal Democracy Won't Be Televised
    1:41:04
  11. 19.
    Episode 39: The Cultural Roots of Coping with COVID (Live)
    54:51
  12. 20.
    Episode 38: "...If You Can Keep It..."
    47:52
  13. 21.
    Episode 37: An Optimistic Take on the 2020 Vote
    56:46
  14. 22.
    Episode 36: Who's the Biggest Threat?
    1:29:06
  15. 23.
    Episode 35: Jewish Identity in the Age of Trump
    1:11:58
  16. 24.
    Episode 34: The Romance of Righteousness
    1:06:26
  17. 25.
    Episode 33: The Things We Do To Each Other
    51:51
  18. 26.
    Episode 32: The Looming Crisis of Legitimacy
    1:15:50
  19. 27.
    Episode 31: Smart People and Dumb Ideas
    58:40
  20. 28.
    Episode 30: The Revolution May Not Be Televised
    1:05:16
  21. 29.
    Episode 29: Writing, Working Out, and Why Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Evil
    1:07:34
  22. 30.
    Episode 28: Victorians, Manners, and the Woke Wars
    1:21:02
  23. 31.
    Episode 27: Reassessing the Reactionary Right
    1:03:16
  24. 32.
    Episode 26: The Moral Trap of Universal Values
    1:08:01
  25. 33.
    Episode 25: Arguing the One-State Solution
    55:45
  26. 34.
    Episode 24: Can Religion Heal Our Racial Divides?
    1:05:56
  27. 35.
    Episode 23: Progress, Religion, Steve Albini, and the Kinks
    1:00:28
  28. 36.
    Episode 22: Activism and Its Discontents (Live)
    1:02:05
  29. 37.
    Episode 21: A How-To Guide to Thinking Through the Apocalypse
    50:03
  30. 38.
    Episode 20: Fixing Things in Fragile Democracies, with Mikheil Saakashvili
    58:37
  31. 39.
    Episode 19: Cry Havoc. Really, Really Cry.
    1:13:09
  32. 40.
    Episode 18: Live, Amidst the Flames
    55:56
  33. 41.
    Episode 17: How The Expert Fetish Might Re-Elect Trump
    1:07:44
  34. 42.
    Episode 16: The Folly of Individuals
    54:16
  35. 43.
    Episode 15: Trump Versus Coronavirus and the Elites
    1:01:05
  36. 44.
    Episode 14: The Dangerous Temptation of Ideals and Anti-Politics
    1:04:33
  37. 45.
    Episode 13: Coronavirus and the Future of Politics
    1:06:24
  38. 46.
    Episode 12: Sanders’ Goldwater Moment and The Future of the Left
    1:05:03
  39. 47.
    Episode 11: The Weaponization of Wokeness
    1:05:19
  40. 48.
    Episode 10: The Russians and Their Souls
    1:05:55
  41. 49.
    Episode 9: Meritocracy, Depoliticization, and the End of the End of History
    1:06:09
  42. 50.
    Episode 8: The Wisdom and Folly of Impeachment and Trump
    1:40:11

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