What is driving our current political upheaval? Shadi and Damir
discuss a few different theories including the decline of religion,
the absence of an aristocracy, and, crucially, modern America's
obsession with dogs.
We’re Damir Marusic and Shadi Hamid. We live in Washington DC and have been friends for a while. One of us works at a magazine, another thinks in a tank. The idea behind the podcast is to try out ideas in the hope of getting considered push-back—in real-time. We talk politics, ideas, culture, and current events. Civil discussion, maybe even a bit odd. But hopefully fun.