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GoodFellows: Boris Bad Enough?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Andrew Sullivanvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Britain’s party-throwing prime minister may soon be thrown out of office; Ukraine and Russia are seemingly on the brink of an armed conflict that could throw the entire continent into tumult; and how to deter Russian aggression (other than sanctions)? Andrew Sullivan, proprietor of Substack’s Weekly Dish and Dishcast podcast, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a closer look at UK politics and European geopolitics.

GoodFellows: Dodging Bullets—Real And Metaphorical

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Charles C. W. Cookevia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

As gun sales soar in pandemic-stricken America, the GoodFellows ask, Who’s entitled to possess a firearm? What restrictions should there be? And how would an international right “to keep and bear arms” affect the world order? Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review senior writer and Second Amendment proponent, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss America’s fascination with firearms.

GoodFellows: Speaking Words of Wisdom

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Friday, January 7, 2022

The new year begins by opening the viewer mailbag. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answer questions from viewers in more than 20 countries. They range from the likelihood of hostilities in Ukraine to academic freedom and the present health of American democracy—plus which of the Beatles they see themselves as, given that one viewer thinks the show is “fab.”

The Roaring 2021 – And That’s It

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Inflation arrived, COVID stuck around in its various forms and the world became a lot more complicated in terms of nations edging to the brink of hostilities. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane ring out the old and ring in the new, offering their takes on what transpired in 2021 and what to expect in the new year.

GoodFellows: Schmidt Happens

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Eric Schmidtvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A brighter future of better education and scientific breakthroughs? Or a dystopian future of technology-driven chaos? Eric Schmidt, former Google chairman and CEO and coauthor of the newly released The Age Of AI: And Our Human Future, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss where artificial intelligence is leading mankind and the AI competition between the US and China, plus the feasibility of the “metaverse” and the nexus between work and longevity.

The Last King Of America: The Misunderstood Reign Of George III

featuring Andrew Robertsvia Fellow Talks
Friday, December 3, 2021

The Hoover Institution hosts The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT in Hauck Auditorium, at the Hoover Institution.

GoodFellows: The Glenn Show

interview with Glenn Loury, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

This week, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of economics at Brown University Glenn Loury joins the GoodFellows to discuss the Rittenhouse verdict and the controversies about race, the media, and guns that arose from the trial and the coverage of the verdict.

GoodFellows: Food for Thought

interview with Tyler Cowen, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Cryptocurrency’s future, fossil fuels and alternate energy sources, the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, a new university devoted to academic freedom emerging deep in the heart of Texas, plus ethnic food as the gateway to a better understanding of economics and immigration: all are part of a multicourse intellectual feast featuring Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane, with their guest, George Mason University  economist/blogger/podcaster/foodie Tyler Cowen.

GoodFellows: Ejector Seat

interview with Jay Bhattacharya, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The latest on the pandemic front: kids ages 5–12 receiving vaccines and a federal deadline for private employers to comply with new vaccine rules set for January. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University School of Medicine professor, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a wide-ranging conversation on COVID-19, encompassing mask sensibility, vaccine efficacy, and where Anthony Fauci and public health officials went astray.

GoodFellows: Meta Love Shack

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Monday, November 1, 2021

Live from the Hoover Institution’s Fall Retreat: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discussing think tanks’ role in today’s world, Washington’s absurdist tax proposals, Facebook’s rebrand, and China’s hypersonic missile test as a Sputnik-like wake-up call—plus one GoodFellow’s affinity for the B-52’s (the band, not the bomber).

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