In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Caitlin Flanagan about her cancer recurrence and the response to her recent article in The Atlantic discussing it. They discuss the dynamics of apologies and forgiveness, the #MeToo movement and the allegations against Biden, modern feminism, and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to listen to the rest of this episode and gain access to all full-length episodes of the podcast at samharris.org/subscribe.
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris and Caitlin Flanagan discuss the ethics of abortion, the fact that universities with immense endowments are laying off staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Woody Allen autobiography, the moral hypocrisy of Hollywood, the lessons of "Tiger King," and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to listen to the rest of this episode and gain access to all full-length episodes of the podcast at samharris.org/subscribe.
Journey into Wokeness - In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Caitlin Flanagan about her work as a writer. They discuss controversies on social media, the contradictions within feminism, media bias, #MeToo, the new norms of sexuality, the wokeness of academia, affirmative action, college admissions, HR departments, sexual harassment, and other topics.
Federal agents make an arrest for securities fraud, and get much more than expected. They are offered information that leads to a man they’d never heard of - Rick Singer, and the biggest scandal in education history. Once Singer is caught, he brings everybody else with him through conversations that shed light on the world of those involved, and their sense of entitlement.
This week John and Sam talk about the economics behind “Varsity Blues”. On April 4, 2019, Caitlin Flanagan wrote an article in The Atlantic titled “They Had It Coming”. The article suggests that the parents involved in the scandal were responding to a changing America and upset that what they considered to be rightfully theirs was being taken away. When did legacy admissions transition from a donation or scholarship fund to flat out cheating?
Caitlin Flanagan wrote a devastating story about the death of a fraternity pledge at Penn State University for the Atlantic last year, and she has updates on the case for editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg. They discuss why fraternities are still attractive to straight, white, well-off young men on college campuses. Flanagan has also started fighting feminists, with her provocative essays on how some women are turning the #MeToo movement into a racket. She sees some women using the moment to take revenge against individual men while doing nothing to topple the patriarchy. She talks about why millennial women are confused and angry about their sexual encounters. She also says that our fear of toxic masculinity is crowding out an honest look at toxic femininity.
Caitlin is a longtime writer at The Atlantic and the author of several books — the most recent is “Girl Land” — and she’s a frequent guest-host on the Femsplainers podcast. I’ve long been a super-fan.We share a Catholic faith and encounters with mortality, but Caitlin’s brushes with near-death have been far more acute than my own. Her extraordinary poise and deep humanity are on full display in our chat. I’m so grateful for her time. Get full access to The Weekly Dish at andrewsullivan.substack.com/subscribe
Caitlin Flanagan discusses cancel culture, Johnny Depp's libel case, false allegations in the media, Piers Morgan, divorce, masculinity and the war on fathers.Caitlin Flanagan is an American writer and social critic. A contributor to The Atlantic since February 2001, she was a staff writer for The New Yorker in 2004 and 2005, contributing five articles, including To Hell with All That. In 2019, she was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary award.
Caitlin Flanagan has a taste for controversy. Over her decades writing for The Atlantic, she's covered everything from feminism (and the ways it lets women down) to porn to self-censoring in comedy to her own struggle with cancer to the darkest depths of the culture war. But are there any subjects she wouldn’t write about?
Caitlin Flanagan on navigating Stage IV cancer during a pandemic. Read her story in The Atlantic.
Atlantic contributor Caitlin Flanagan joins Danielle & Christina in a sketchy LA studio to gossip about bad dates, crazy exes, #metoo excesses & her favorite party game: Which Valley of the Dolls "doll" are you?
This week we sat down with the great Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic to discuss a few of her recent essays on the craziness of college admissions, what is happening on college campuses, the meaning of Jordan Peterson, and much more.
Abortion “is not an argument anyone is going to win,” Caitlin Flanagan wrote in a December 2019 essay for The Atlantic. “The loudest advocates on both sides are terrible representatives for their cause.” Caitlin is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she writes on politics and culture. She identifies as pro-choice. The hosts of this show identify as pro-life. But all of us yearn for a debate and conversation about hard issues like aboriton that isn’t dominated by the vitriol often demonstrated by the “loudest advocates” that Caitlin refers to. We model that and more in this week’s show. During Signs of the Times, we discuss the first woman to be nominated with the right to vote as undersecretary of the synod of bishops; we also get into the controversy over Abby Johnson, a popular pro-life speaker and supporter of President Trump, delivering a speech at the Catholic University of America.
A talk with journalist Charlie Thompson, who is covering the case for the Patriot-News and PennLive, and author/social critic Caitlin Flanagan, whose article “The Dark Power of Fraternities” in The Atlantic is a classic in the field. Caitlin and Charlie will join us in hour 2; Hour 1, Clarissa will lead us through the week’s most notable True Crime news. Caitlin Flanagan Caitlin Flanagan’s 2014 article for THE ATLANTIC, “The Dark Power of Fraternities” is a scabrous and at times hilarious look into the dangers and allure of fraternity life, the contradictions of freedom and conformity, and their seemingly intractable role in American college life.
The Varsity Blues scandal only seemed shocking if you were unaware of how rotten the system was already. Author Nicole Laporte and The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan reveal to Danielle how vast sums of money, hyper-competitive elites, lavish private schools, and rigged admissions made a con man like Rick Singer possible.
Was the assault on the Capitol driven in part by pent-up, angry masculinity? The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan joins Danielle to discuss the Boys-Gone-Wild aspects of January 6. PLUS: A listener asks, Should I get a boob job?
Being intentional with your culture helps attract great talent. In this episode, Tim Flanagan chats with Caitlin Flanagan about how having an intentional focus on culture can improve the talent within your organization.
What's a frat boy to do in the post #metoo era? Millennials Nat & Joe mansplain the answer. And what's a young woman to do with these men? The witty and brilliant Caitlin Flanagan femsplains the way.
From injecting testosterone to undergoing double mastectomies, choosing to be "trans" is the new bulimia among thousands of young women, author Abigail Shrier tells Danielle and guest co-splainer Caitlin Flanagan.
An affair with Jack Nicholson. Advice from Audrey Hepburn. Parties with Joan Didion. Susanna Moore, author of the new memoir "Miss Aluminum," regales Danielle and guest co-host Caitlin Flanagan with stories of her time at the center of celebrity in the 1960s & 1970s.
The accusation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has set off a national debate about how to address decades-old allegations of sexual aggression by a teenager. Here is one woman’s perspective. Guest: Caitlin Flanagan, who wrote about her experience of sexual assault in The Atlantic. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault.