• Feb 26, 2024

    Kingdom of Dreams...and Nightmares

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    Alexei Navalny dies, Trump's troubles continue, Nayib Bukele builds his kingdom of dreams.

  • Feb 15, 2024

    Gone With the Anons

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    COMPACT launches a new Substack, featuring a new piece by Sohrab Ahmari on his experience at a "Twitter anon" fashion show, and inflation makes a come back. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.

  • Feb 7, 2024

    Crossing Over

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    The senate border bill receives pushback, the SAT requirements return to Dartmouth, and Toby Keith passes.

  • Feb 2, 2024

    Beaus and Boarders

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    Three service members are killed in Jordan, the boarder crisis continues, and Taylor Swift's relationship with Travis Kelce attracts the public's attention.

  • Jan 26, 2024

    Nominations and Immigration

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    Trump wins New Hampshire, Nikki Haley perserveres, Texas standsoff with the federal government over boarder security, and Barbie garners Oscar nominations.

  • Jan 22, 2024

    Compact Conversations: Michael Cuenco

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    Michael Cuenco joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss his essay "We Still Live in Lenin's World."

  • Jan 18, 2024

    Rivals and Trials

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    Trump trounces his rivals in the Iowa primary, Iran escalates the situation in the Middle East, and Bill Ackman's plagiarism saga continues. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Geoff Shullenberger.

  • Jan 9, 2024

    Compact Conversations: Geoff Shullenberger

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    Geoff Shullenberger joins Sohrab Ahmari to discuss his essay "The Poverty of Anti-Wokeness."

  • Jan 4, 2024

    The Fall of Harvard's President—and China's Birthrate

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    Claudine Gay resigns as Harvard's president, and China struggles to get its citizens to have babies. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Geoff Shullenberger.

  • Dec 22, 2023

    Santa, Satan, and the Supreme Court

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    Trump is disqualified by the Colorado Supreme Court, Santa gets cancelled, a Satan statue gets beheaded, and the best of books and film in 2023.

  • Dec 15, 2023

    Headlines and Hearings

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    Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Geoff Shullenberger for an in-person podcast episode on the occassion of Compact's Christmas Party in Berkely, California. Topics of discussion include the recent hearings over free speech on college campuses and the general state of academia.

  • Dec 6, 2023

    Rising and Falling

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    George Santos gets booted, Henry Kissinger's death sets X ablaze, and Nikki Haley rises in the rankings.

  • Dec 6, 2023

    Compact Conversations: Philip Cunliffe

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    Philip Cunliffe joins to discuss his new Compact piece “Why Ukraine Realists Lost It Over Gaza.”

  • Dec 1, 2023

    Compact Conversations: Angela Nagle

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    Angela Nagle joins to discuss her new Compact piece “The Rage Behind the Dublin Riots.”

  • Nov 29, 2023

    Cuts and Tears

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    Geert Wilders wins Dutch Election, American labor unions are internally torn over the Israel-Palestine conflict, and Eric Adams cites influx of refugees as reason for slashing New York City Budget.