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.
Hidden Genius: The Atlas Society Asks Polina Pompliano
January 18, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 188th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews Polina Pompliano about her new book "Hidden Genius: The Secret Ways of Thinking That Power The World's Most Successful People." Founder of The Profile, Polina shares some simple, actionable habits that have helped some of the most recognizable people in the world achieve their success. Polina Marinova Pompliano is the founder of The Profile, a media organization that studies successful people and companies in business, tech, sports, and entertainment. Previously, she spent five years at Fortune, where she wrote more than 1,300 articles interviewing some of the most influential dealmakers, including Melinda Gates, Steve Case, and Chamath Palihapitiya.
American Racism: The Atlas Society Asks Andrew Bernstein
January 10, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 187th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews returning guest Andrew Bernstein about his two latest books: his novel "Reckoning" and his non-fiction "American Racism: Its Decline, Its Baleful Resurgence, and Our Looming Race War." A lifelong Objectivist and prolific writer and speaker, Bernstein taught philosophy for many years at Marist College. Previously, Bernstein joined The Atlas Society Asks to discuss his book Why Johnny Still Can’t Read or Write or Understand Math: And What We Can Do About It. Today, he joins us to discuss the cultural currents feeding the new tidal wave of antisemitism—and how it can be properly understood within the rise of victim-based identity politics.
The Atlas Society Asks Liel Leibovitz
January 3, 2024
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 186th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine, Liel Leibovitz about the current surge of antisemitism on college campuses and elsewhere. Liel Leibovitz is editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine where he hosts its weekly culture podcast Unorthodox and daily Talmud podcast Take One. He is the editor of the book Zionism: The Tablet Guide and the author of several books, including The Chosen Peoples, A Broken Hallelujah, and How the Talmud Can Change Your Life.
The Atlas Society Asks Dr. Robert Malone
December 27, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 185th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews the "father of mRNA vaccines," Dr. Robert Malone about his book "Lies My Gov't Told Me," his early work on mRNA vaccines, and inspiration drawn from Ayn Rand.
The Canceling of the American Mind: The Atlas Society Asks Greg Lukianoff
December 21, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 184th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews returning guest Greg Lukianoff about his latest book "The Canceling of the American Mind." An early guest on The Atlas Society Asks to discuss his book The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff returns to talk about his timely sequel, The Canceling of the American Mind, which explores what cancel culture is, and how we can beat back this threat to democracy through better citizenship. Greg is the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an organization dedicated to fighting for free speech on college campuses.
The Capitalist Manifesto: The Atlas Society Asks Johan Norberg
December 13, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 183rd episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews returning guest Johan Norberg about his new book "The Capitalist Manifesto." Johan Norberg is a Cato Senior Fellow and the author and editor of more than 20 books that focus on globalization, human progress, and intellectual history. He previously joined The Atlas Society Asks to discuss his book "Open: The Story of Human Progress."
Remaking Higher Education: The Atlas Society Asks Pano Kanelos
December 6, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 182nd episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she meets with Dr. Pano Kanelos, the founding president of the University of Austin, to talk about free speech and a new model for higher education. Dr. Pano Kanelos is the founding president of the University of Austin (UATX), a new higher education institution founded on the belief that colleges need fewer administrators and more intellectual openness committed to freedom of inquiry, freedom of conscience, and civil discourse. An outspoken advocate for liberal arts education, Pano argues that mainstream universities have abandoned reason and shares how UATX “prepares thoughtful and ethical innovators, builders, leaders, and citizens through fair-minded open inquiry.”
The Future of the Gun: The Atlas Society Asks Frank Miniter
November 22, 2023
Join Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 180th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and political commentator Frank Miniter. Editor-in-chief of the NRA's political magazine, America's 1st Freedom, Frank is the author of The Future of the Gun, which explores new developments in gun technology that could make today’s firearms exponentially safer and smarter if anti-gun lobbyists weren’t halting progress in its tracks.
The Creation, Corruption, and Redemption of Money: The Atlas Society Asks Robert Breedlove
November 8, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 178th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews Bitcoin-focused entrepreneur Robert Breedlove about his viral video on Francisco D'Anconia's Money Speech, along with Breedlove's book "Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption, and Redemption of Money." Robert Breedlove is a Bitcoin-focused entrepreneur, writer, and philosopher. Last month he produced a viral video on Francisco’s “Money Speech” in Atlas Shrugged that prompted a surge of interest in Rand’s work. Breedlove is the host of the What is Money? podcast and author of Thank God For Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption, and Redemption of Money. As a self-described freedom maximalist, Robert advocates for the importance of freedom across all spheres of human action and calls Bitcoin a humanitarian movement exposing the greatest con in human history: central banking.
The Conservative Futurist - The Atlas Society Asks Jim Pethokoukis
November 1, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 177th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews author Jim Pethokoukis about his new book, "The Conservative Futurist: How to Create the Sci-Fi World We Were Promised." James (Jim) Pethokoukis is author of The Conservative Futurist: How to Create the Sci-Fi World We Were Promised, laying out a detailed roadmap to a freer, more prosperous and benevolent future. Drawing on insights from top economists, historians, and technologists, Pethokoukis reveals that the failed futuristic visions of the past were totally possible—and still are. A senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Pethokoukis also writes the Faster, Please! newsletter on Substack, where he explores how technological innovation, economic growth, and a pro-progress culture can help discover, create, and invent a better world.
The Atlas Society Asks Kevin Sorbo
October 25, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for a special episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews actor, producer, and director Kevin Sorbo, who joins to talk about the new independent film produced with his wife, Sam Sorbo, "The Miracle in East Texas," TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 29 & 30. Kevin Sorbo clearly needs no introduction, as most of our audience knows him as an actor, producer, and director, famous for his starring roles in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Gene Rodenberry’s Andromeda. He is also the author of several books, including True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal—and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life and the children's book The Test of Lionhood.
The Soul of Civility: The Atlas Society Asks Alexandra Hudson
October 18, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 175th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where founder and curator of Civic Renaissance, Alexandra Hudson, joins to discuss her new book "The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves." Alexandra Hudson is the founder and curator of Civic Renaissance, a publication, newsletter, and community dedicated to ennobling our modern public discourse with the wisdom of the past. She earned a master’s degree in public policy at the London School of Economics as a Rotary Scholar and was named the 2020 Novak Journalism Fellow. Her new book "The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves" seeks to mend division, empower readers to live tolerantly with others, and debate issues rather than silencing disagreements.
Work, Abundance, & When Politicians Panicked: The Atlas Society Asks John Tamny
October 11, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 173rd episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews returning guest John Tamny. Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks and editor at RealClear Markets, Tamny returns to talk about work, abundance, economics, and his two new books "When Politicians Panicked" and "The Money Confusion: How Illiteracy About Currencies and Inflation Sets the Stage for the Crypto Revolution."
The Atlas Society Asks Chris Stirewalt
October 4, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 172nd episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews Senior Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute Chris Stirewalt about his latest book "Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back." Chris Stirewalt is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and contributing editor for The Dispatch, where he focuses on American politics, voting trends, public opinion, and the media. He has worked for a variety of media outlets as a political editor, including Fox News Channel and the Washington Examiner.
The Atlas Society Asks Brendan O'Neill
September 27, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 171st episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews British pundit and author Brendan O'Neill about his latest book "A Heretic's Manifesto: Essays on the Unsayable." Brendan O'Neill was the editor of Spiked magazine from 2007 to 2021, and is now its chief political writer and is also a contributor to the Daily Telegraph and a variety of other publications across Europe and America. In his battle against cancel culture and groupthink, O’Neill has published several books including "A Duty to Offend," "Anti-Woke," and his latest book "A Heretic’s Manifesto: Essays on the Unsayable."