The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host.
Soul-Sick Nation | The Roundtable Episode 6
The Editors are back, but temporarily without their fearless leader Ryan Williams. Not to be daunted, the remaining few discuss Lent, the coronavirus, Trump’s personnel changes, drugs, the decadence of Hollywood, and the death drive of the West.
Pass the Coffin | The Roundtable Episode 6 Segment 1
Our Editors talk Lent, the coronavirus, and the inescapability of death. James and Spencer contemplate digital Gnosticism, and David gives instructions for his cremation.
Banana Republic | The Roundtable Episode 6 Segment 2
President Trump brings loyal players back into the fold at the White House. The administrative state tries to unite with anyone who will fight against Trump. David weighs in on it all from the swamp.
Potheads, Brainworms, and the Meaning of it All | The Roundtable Episode 6 Segment 3
Bernie talks to kids about cocaine, revising their memories. Our editors address drugs and the psychological brokenness of American addicts, noting the counterrevolution brewing among young people.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | The Roundtable Episode 6 Segment 4
“You can’t drive out corruption without material discipline”: editors discuss the rapidly intensifying decadence of Hollywood, touching on the Weinstein verdict, Peachy Keenan’s spicy take on the Spielbergs, and Ross Douthat’s new book, The Decadent Society.