The Atlas Society Asks

Will the US Economy Remain Free? with Samuel Gregg

July 10, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 212th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews economist Dr. Samuel Gregg about his latest book "The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets in an Uncertain World."

Military Gone Woke? with Amber Smith

June 26, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 210th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews former senior Pentagon official and bestselling author Amber Smith about her new book "Unfit to Fight: How Woke Policies Are Destroying Our Military," which shows how the U.S. military has become a woke, dysfunctional bureaucracy focused not on winning wars but on identity politics, gender ideology, and climate change.

A Nation of Germaphobes? with Steve Templeton

June 12, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 208th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews immunologist and author Steve Templeton about his new book "Fear of a Microbial Planet: How a Germophobic Safety Culture Makes Us Less Safe," which offers desperately needed clarity and science on the organization and management of individual social life in the presence of pathogenic infection.

Are You A Mindless Eater? with Brian Wansink

June 5, 2024
As an Objectivist you want to be rational in all aspects of life—from what you put into your head, to what you put into your mouth. Brian Wansink can help, his book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, which revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we’re eating—often without realizing it. A former professor and food psychologist, Brian is described as a “pracademic,” focusing on discovering new ways for people to live happier, healthier lives, through consumer behavior and marketing research.

Have We Reached Peak Woke? with Nellie Bowles

May 29, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 206th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews journalist Nellie Bowles about her book "Morning After the Revolution: Dispatches from the Wrong Side of History," a hilariously irreverent romp through all the sacred spaces of the New Left, of which she was a part, at least until she began questioning whether the progressive movement she knew and loved was actually helping people.

Have Elites Betrayed the Working Class? with Batya Ungar-Sargon

May 22, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 205th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews Batya Ungar-Sargon about her latest book Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed America's Working Men and Women, which combines deep reporting with a look at the data and expert opinion on America’s emergent class divide.

Will ESG Destroy Capitalism? with Paul Tice

May 8, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 203rd episode of The Atlas Society Asks, in which she interviews author Paul Tice about his book "The Race to Zero: How ESG Investing Will Crater the Global Financial System."

Are You a Decision Ninja? The Atlas Society Asks Nuala Walsh

May 1, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 202nd episode of The Atlas Society Asks, in which she interviews Nuala Walsh about her book "TUNE IN: How to Make Smarter Decisions in a Noisy World."

The Death of Learning: The Atlas Society Asks John Agresto

April 24, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 201st episode of The Atlas Society Asks, in which she interviews Professor John Agresto about his book "The Death of Learning: How American Education Has Failed Our Students and What to Do About It."

Climate Uncertainty and Risk: The Atlas Society Asks Dr. Judith Curry

April 10, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 200th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. This week, she interviews the President and co-founder of Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN), Dr. Judith Curry. Dr. Curry joins The Atlas Society to discuss her storied career in climatology, as well as share her takeaways from efforts to marginalize her work for questioning preferred political narratives regarding climate change. A leading global thinker on climate change, Dr. Curry is the author of the book "Climate Uncertainty and Risk: Rethinking Our Response" and was targeted by the Cancel Culture mob for research at variance with the conventional narrative on matters related to weather and climate.

The Breakdown of Higher Education: The Atlas Society Asks John M. Ellis

April 3, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 199th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. This week, she interviews John M. Ellis about his book "The Breakdown of Higher Education, How it Happened, the Damage it Does, and What can Be Done."

Gun Control Myths: The Atlas Society Asks John R. Lott Jr.

March 27, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 198th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. This week, she interviews John R. Lott Jr. about his book "Gun Control Myths: How Politicians, the Media and Botched 'Studies' Have Twisted the Facts on Gun Control."

No Apologies: The Atlas Society Asks Katherine Brodsky

March 21, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 197th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. This week, she interviews Katherine Brodsky, about her book "No Apologies: How to Find and Free Your Voice in the Age of Outrage―Lessons for the Silenced Majority," which argues that it’s time for principled individuals to resist self-censorship and stand up against authoritarians who promote it.

Big Intel: The Atlas Society Asks J. Michael Waller

March 13, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 196th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. This week, she interviews J. Michael Waller, author of the book "Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains," which recounts the inception and evolution of various arms of the American intelligence bureaucracy and also explains why they’ve become politicized and prone to partisan activism.

Conformity Colleges: The Atlas Society Asks David Barnhizer

March 6, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 195th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. This week, she interviews David Barnhizer, author of the book "Conformity Colleges: The Destruction of Intellectual Creativity and Dissent in America's Universities." Don't miss as the duo explore how intense and aggressive political strategists and self-styled "revolutionaries" are using the apparatus of American educational institutions to indoctrinate a new generation of activists.

Men on Strike: The Atlas Society Asks Dr. Helen Smith

February 21, 2024
Join Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 193rd episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews Dr. Helen Smith about her 2014 book "Men on Strike: Why Men are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why it Matters."

The Atlas Society Asks Jennifer Burns

February 14, 2024
Jennifer Burns is an Associate Professor of History and research fellow at the Hoover Institution. As a leading independent expert on Ayn Rand and the American conservative movement, she is the author of the biography Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right. Burns joins Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman to discuss her perspective on Ayn Rand along with her latest biography Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative, which traces Milton Friedman’s life and his key role in popularizing a new monetary and free market approach to economics and transforming American conservatism.

Out of the Melting Pot, Into the Fire: The Atlas Society Asks Jens Heycke

February 7, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 191st episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews research, writer, and competitive cyclist Jens Heyckle about his book "Out of the Melting Pot, Into the Fire: Multiculturalism in the World's Past and America's Future," the origin of the terms “melting pot” and multiculturalism, along with surveys of multiethnic societies in history.

American Refugees: The Atlas Society Asks Roger L. Simon

January 31, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 190th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Roger L. Simon to talk about his latest book "American Refugees: The Untold Story of the Mass Exodus from Blue States to Red States" and how a culture clash precipitated a great blue state exodus, and what this means for the rest of America.

The Atlas Society Asks Bobbie Anne Cox

January 25, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 189th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews Attorney Bobbie Anne Flower Cox and her efforts at the heart of a historic challenge to New York Governor Kathy Hochul's unconstitutional "Isolation and Quarantine Procedures" regulation. Attorney Bobbie Anne Cox is a New York civil rights attorney who recently won a historic lawsuit against New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Department of Health, striking down their unconstitutional “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures” regulation—and now battles the state’s appeal. With 25 years of practicing law, Cox writes for her Knowledge is Power Substack and as a Fellow at the Brownstone Institute.

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