Dec 2, 2022

Compact Conversations: Nina Power

Compact editor Nina Power joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss her latest column "Long Live Blue Labor."
Nov 30, 2022

Picket Power

COVID protests erupt across China, the Biden administration moves to block a railway strike, and a London museum shutters a permanent exhibition. Sohrab Ahmari, Nina Power, and Geoff Shullenberger join Matthew Schmitz.
Nov 23, 2022

Elon on Offense

The email caste is divided by Musk's Twitter takeover, NYU professor is fired for being too difficult, and the World Cup ensues. Geoff Shullenberger and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Nov 17, 2022

Cryptohypocrisy

Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire collapses and Trump announces his 2024 bid for the presidency. Sohrab Ahmari, Nina Power, and Geoff Shullenberger join Matthew Schmitz.
Nov 17, 2022

Compact Conversations: Malcom Kyeyune

Malcom Kyeyune joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss his latest column "There is No Trumpism Without Trump."
Nov 4, 2022

Compact Conversations: Ashley Frawley

Ashley Frawley joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss her latest Compact column "Mindfulness is Mind Control."
Nov 3, 2022

Forgive and Fact-Check

The Department of Homeland Security plans to police disinformation, Pierre Manent critiques Alasdair MacIntyre for Compact, and Emily Oster calls for COVID amnesty in The Atlantic. 
Oct 28, 2022

Compact Conversations: Aaron Kheriaty

Aaron Kheriaty joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss his new Compact column "The Rise of Biodigital Surveillance."
Oct 27, 2022

Dome of the Brave

The Congressional Progressive Caucus flip flops on Ukraine diplomacy, and author Mike Davis passes away. Nina Power and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Oct 20, 2022

Compact Conversations: Valerie Stivers

New Compact columnist Valerie Stivers joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss her latest piece "Against Kindness."
Oct 20, 2022

Idiocy and Isolation

Neocons are dwindling in America, UK financial policies are changing, and the Supreme Court hears new copyright case. Nina Power, Geoff Shullenberger, and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Oct 14, 2022

Compact Conversations: A.B. Crowder

A.B. Crowder joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss his latest Compact column "How Unions Fight Wokeness."
Oct 12, 2022

Lingua Americana

Reports emerge on foreign language misinformation, New York Magazine diagnoses child depression, and Burno Latour passes away. Nina Power and Geoff Shullenberger join Matthew Schmitz.
Oct 7, 2022

Compact Conversations: Catherine Liu

Catherine Liu joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss her recent Compact column "The Girlboss's Guide to Good Sex."
Oct 5, 2022

War Sirens

American intellectuals call for regime change in Russia, transgender organization "Mermaids" faces scandal, and controversy surrounds Marilyn Monroe biopic. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
Sep 30, 2022

Explosions and Exhibitions

The Nordstream 1 pipeline explodes, Iran sees continued unrest, and child prodigy Andres Valencia paints six-figure artwork. Nina Power, Geoff Shullenberger, and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Sep 27, 2022

Compact Conversations: Christopher Caldwell

Christoper Caldwell joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss his recent Compact column "The Contradictions of Giorga Meloni."
Sep 23, 2022

Compact Conversations: Mark Movsesian

Mark Movsesian joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss his recent Compact column "Why Armenia Stands Alone."
Sep 22, 2022

Selective Equality

The Atlantic challenges separating sports by gender, Eric Adams ends the vaccine mandate for the private sector, and influential director Jean-Luc Godard passes away. Nina Power, Geoff Shullenberger, and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Sep 15, 2022

Compact Conversations: Emmet Penney

Emmet Penney joins Geoff Shullenberger to discuss his recent Compact essay "The Revolt of the Green Elites."
Sep 15, 2022

Hasidic Blues

Sanctions are hurting European manufacturing, the sustainability of "Red States" is questioned, and Hasidic schools in New York are struggling. Geoff Shullenberger and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Sep 10, 2022

Austerity and Arraignment

"Flatten the curve" returns, Steve Bannon is indicted, and NYC subway mask requirements are lifted. Sohrab Ahmari and Geoff Shullenberger join Matthew Schmitz.
Aug 31, 2022

Big Tech, Bigger Debts

Biden announces student loan debt forgiveness and Zuckerberg reveals details of the Hunter Biden story's censorship. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
Aug 23, 2022

Lizzie and the Old Man

Dr. Fauci retires and Elizabeth Cheney loses Wyoming election. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
Aug 19, 2022

Feminism and Fatwas

Anti-feminism gains momentum and Salman Rushdie is attacked in New York. Nina Power joins Matthew Schmitz.
Aug 10, 2022

Decadents v. Decadence

Dime Square Catholicism gets media attention and the FBI raids Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago. Nina Power and guest Julia Yost join Matthew Schmitz.
Aug 3, 2022

TERF Wars

Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan and gender identity clinic Tavistock is closed. Nina Power joins Matthew Schmitz.
Jul 27, 2022

Guilt by Investigation

DOJ investigates Donald Trump, lesbian feminist Allison Bailey challenges the trans movement, and Gawker.com tries to defame Thomas Chatterton Williams for attending Alex Jones film premiere. Nina Power and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Jul 20, 2022

Weather and Leather

Energy concerns roil Europe and kink app "Feeld" is featured in a New Yorker column. Nina Power joins Sohrab Ahmari.
Jul 13, 2022

The Tory Space Race

British conservatives race to lead the party and NASA releases James Webb telescope images. Nina Power joins Sohrab Ahmari.
Jul 5, 2022

Transamerica

A shooting occurs in Chicago, and opposition to the trans movement grows. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
Jun 29, 2022

Let Them Eat Tanks

Roe V Wade is overturned, Americans don't care about Jan. 6, and NATO and the US escalate military presence in Europe. Nina Power and Sohrab Ahmari join Matthew Schmitz.
Jun 21, 2022

Notes on Labor

Sohrab attends Labor Notes 2022, progressive organizations begin to self-destruct, and Pope Francis is rumoured to retire. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
Jun 16, 2022

What Is Democracy?

Matt Walsh releases new documentary "What Is A Woman" and the Jan. 6 hearings commence. Sohrab Ahmari and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz. 
Jun 7, 2022

BoJo and WaPo

Boris Johnson narrowly wins confidence vote and internal conflicts at the Washington Post raise questions about reactions to workplace misconduct. Sohrab Ahmari, Edwin Aponte, and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
Jun 1, 2022

Manhattan v. Brooklyn

Canada bans guns, disorder rises in New York, and war breaks out between two boroughs. Sohrab Ahmari, Edwin Aponte, and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz
May 26, 2022

Disambiguation

Biden abandons strategic ambiguity, gas prices go up, and the Nina and Sohrab watch the Northman. Sohrab Ahmari, Edwin Aponte, and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
May 17, 2022

Cryptozoology

Crypto crashes, liberal nationalism returns, and Congress talks about UFOs. Sohrab Ahmari, Edwin Aponte, and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
May 10, 2022

Abortion Rights and Christian Rites

Biden revives Lend-Lease, pro-Roe protestors disrupt Catholic masses, and dietary fads spread from left to right. Sohrab Ahmari, Edwin Aponte, and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
May 4, 2022

Hillbilly Victory

J.D. Vance wins in Ohio, and the Supreme Court leaks. Sohrab Ahmari, Edwin Aponte, and Nina Power join Matthew Schmitz.
Apr 26, 2022

Of Musk and Men

Sohrab Ahmari, Edwin Aponte, Nina Power, and Matthew Schmitz discuss Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and Nina Power’s new book “What Do Men Want?”