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  • Yom Kippur 2023/5784 Hiatus

    The Edwin Black Show is on hiatus for Yom Kippur 2023/5784

    Air Date: | We are on hiatus in observance of Yom Kippur.G’mar Hatimah Tova! May you be sealed in the Book of Life! May you have a meaningful fast. We’ll be back on September 28 with another informative, incisive, and illuminating exploration of our fragmented world, our turbulent history, our very very tense present, and our evolving and uncertain future.
    Show Topics: Hiatus, High Holidays

  • S4 E30: Who Are We?

    Who Are We?

    Air Date: - Season 4 - Episode 30 | Is there a designer? Are we merely the result of random molecular encounters over cosmic time? Are we “the universe seeking to understand itself?” What are we? Who are we?
    Show Topics: Philosophy

  • S2 E29: Vintage Boys for Rosh Hashanah 5784

    The Vintage Boys Are Back for Rosh Hashanah 5784

    Air Date: - Season 4 - Episode 29 | The usual suspects—Shel Freilich, Joshua London, Ken Abramowitz, Jeff Morgan, and Zalmi Unsdorfer—are back to help Edwin look back at 5783 and forward to 5784. They’ll be advocating for their favorite libations while exploring current events and ancient history. Join us as we welcome the new year!

  • Remembering 9/11

    On 9/11, A Pause for Remembrance

    Air Date: | We remember where we were. We remember the people. We pause for a moment and we remember.
    Show Topics: 9/11

  • S4 E28: Unanswered Questions XIII

    Unanswered Questions XIII

    Air Date: - Season 4 - Episode 28 | Edwin takes on some unanswered—and still burning—questions. Almost every episode, we run out of time before we run out of questions. We save them, and these episodes give us a chance to address topics such as antisemitism, automation and AI, energy, eugenics, privacy, and more. He will also be accepting new questions via the Zoom Q&A. Join us for another no-holds-barred, nothing-off-the-table session.

  • Labor Day 2023 hiatus

    The Edwin Black Show is on hiatus for Labor Day (Aug 31)

    Air Date: | The show is on hiatus for Labor Day. Edwin, Carol, and Team Black join you in wishing a fond farewell to summer; we’ll be back on September 7 with another round of Edwin answering unanswered questions. While we’re away, please revisit “The Arab Slave Trade,” S3 E27.
    Show Topics: Hiatus

  • S4 E27: Immigration Crisis

    Immigration Crisis

    Air Date: - Season 4 - Episode 27 | From national necessity to national nightmare, immigration has been a source of American conflict for 150 years. Can we fix it? Historian Sam Edelman joins Edwin; before we address our main topic, Saudi expert Harold Rhode joins us to give an update on the possibilities of normalization of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

  • S4 E26: Climate Change vs Climate Policy

    Climate Change vs. Climate Policy

    Air Date: - Season 4 - Episode 26 | New storms, new norms, and new forms for the planet and humanity.
    Show Topics: Climate Change

  • S4 E25: The AI Threat Part II

    The AI Threat Part II

    Air Date: - Season 4 - Episode 25 | AI developers—who admit that they don't understand how their creations work—have already disregarded most precautions that would make the process and products safer. Many legislators are ill-equipped to craft effective regulations—or even to understand the risks and requirements. Privacy expert Sharon Polsky joins Edwin for an up-to-date, sobering look.
    Show Topics: AI, Privacy

  • Special Event: Edwin Black on Israel and International Law: The Historical Underpinnings—IoCC

    Special Event: Israel and International Law—The Historical Underpinnings

    Air Date: | Edwin Black traces the historical underpinnings of Israel and International Law, a deep dive that will completely reshape and revitalize one's understanding of Israel, the Mideast, the Arab-Israel conflict, and how international law does or does not intersect. This one presentation will change everything, and empower everyone who cares about Israel.
    Show Topics: Israel, Special Events