Audio 05.02.2024 1 hour

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #218

The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Ryan Williams, James Poulos, Seth Barron, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host.

Baptism by Gatorade | The Roundtable Ep. 218 

As the global intifada marshals its ranks across American campuses, bemused observers are wondering what exactly the protestors want, and whether they’ll show up at the DNC this year. Meanwhile, a group called Catholic Answers created and then promptly “defrocked” an “Al Priest” who took a hard line on matters of sexuality but proved remarkably lax in the baptism department. Given that Al language models and image creation tools are being trained on troves of unvetted data from the internet–some of it including child pornography–we might not want to ordain them as our priests. The editors discuss all this, plus the Left’s endgame for Trump, before reminding you to read the damn site.

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