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Call It Like I See It

128 EpisodesProduced by James Keys, Tunde OgunlanaWebsite

Call It Like I See It proves that news and social commentary does not have to be manipulative or sensationalist to be interesting, so join hosts James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana as they take a weekly look at notable news stories, opinion pieces, or products of our culture and break down what they see.

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The Case of the Disappearing American Conservative; Also, Implanting Microchips in Human Brains

January 25th, 2022


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the origin of conservative philosophical tradition and its value in managing large societies, diving into a …

The Push to Get Spotify to Rein in Joe Rogan; Also, How to Control Stress

January 18th, 2022


Even in a global pandemic, fighting misinformation in an open society will always be an uphill battle, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the effort by hundreds of doctors, professors, scientists and health …

Dealing with the Pandemic Has People on Edge; Also, How You Can Buy Happiness

January 11th, 2022


Reports of overly aggressive or abusive behavior in response to relatively minor slights appear to be increasing, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic, along with other …

Revisiting the January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol With a Year’s Worth of Perspective

January 4th, 2022


The January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was not just a historic incident but also the culmination of several trends in politics and media, …

China’s Moral Ranking System is Both Foreign and Familiar; Also, Concerns of TMI on Medical Risks

December 28th, 2021


The idea that a government would rank its citizens based on their moral conduct is probably jarring to most Americans, so James Keys and Tunde …

Netflix's "Behind the Curve" and the Belief in a Flat Earth

December 21st, 2021


The belief that the Earth is flat persists in the 21st century, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Behind the Curve, the 2018 documentary by Daniel J. Clark on Netflix and discuss what stands out about …

Public Health Warnings on Children’s Mental and Physical Health; Also, Americans’ Money Worries

December 14th, 2021


Seeing reports from public health officials about the declining physical and mental health of children, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how society may be failing he younger generations and what type of approach …

Another New Variant of the Not So Novel Coronavirus; Also, the Startling Decline in Birth Rates

December 7th, 2021


Another named variant of the 2019 coronavirus has emerged, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the emerging Omicron variant, society’s initial reaction to the news of its emergence, and how our mindset in terms of …

The Great Resignation and the Expansion of What is Possible; Also, Pavlov’s Notifications

November 30th, 2021


Americans are quitting their jobs in unprecedented numbers, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at how this “Great Resignation” has been …

Streaming Between the Lines - Marshall

November 23rd, 2021


Marshall, the 2017 biopic on Thurgood Marshall, tells us about a time in Marshall’s life before the Supreme Court and Brown v. Board of Education, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what stood out most in this …

Global Cooperation Needed to Keep the Planet Habitable for Humans; Also, Body Odor Language

November 16th, 2021


Keeping the Earth habitable for humans would seemingly be in everyone’s interest, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how multi-faceted our …

What Could Go Right, and Wrong, with Big Tech in Real Estate; Also, Toxic Positivity

November 9th, 2021


Even with Zillow’s decision to get out of real estate buying and selling, the “ibuyer” trend still seems to be just getting started, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the possibilities brought by the entrance of …

School Board Threats and (Grand)Standing Between Enforcement of the Law; Also, Killer Autonomous Drones

November 2nd, 2021


After seeing the existence of violent threats against school board members turned into a media event, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the need …

Culture Series: The Power of Now, a Book by Eckhart Tolle

October 26th, 2021


Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” is said to be the bestselling spiritual book of the past 20 years and has been read by millions, and James Keys …

Supply Chain Issues and the Risk of Absolute Efficiency; Also, the FDA’s Attempt to Reduce Sodium Consumption

October 19th, 2021


With supply chain and inflation issues taking hold in the economy, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the how these issues reveal the incredible …

Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” and the Public Debate About What is Scientific Fact; Also, China’s Effort to Force Greater Assimilation of Minorities

October 12th, 2021


The reaction to Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” has included a lot of debate about what is scientific fact, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether this debate mirrors other disagreements over matters of science …

Debt Ceiling and Recognizing a New Normal; Also, Approaches to Living in Times of Uncertainty

October 5th, 2021


Seeing all the handwringing over the debt ceiling and the so called “meteor headed to crash into our economy,” James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider …

Election Audits or Profiteering Schemes? Also, Can Leisure Time Reduce Happiness?

September 28th, 2021


With Arizona’s partisan election review reportedly confirming what all the prior reviews said about the outcome of the 2020 election and appearing to be an (expensive) exercise in futility, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana …

This is Your Society on Social Media; Also, Making Sense of Huge Changes in Average Height

September 21st, 2021


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at some of the revelations in the “Facebook files” series being published by the Wall Street Journal consider how our humanity in impacted by social media in ways that have …

Looking at How the Trauma from 9/11 Changed Society; Also, Why Dental Problems Are the Norm

September 14th, 2021


Following the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how the trauma experienced …

NIL in College Sports & the Puzzling Embrace of Socialism; Also, the Possibility of Developing a Sixth Sense

September 7th, 2021


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the recent change in college athletics that has allowed student athletes to make money off of the use of …

What’s Next with the Eviction Moratorium Put to Bed; Also, Nevermind Nudity Leads to a Belated Lawsuit

August 31st, 2021


The federal eviction moratorium was in place for almost a year and now has been struck down, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the circumstances that led to its demise and what we have and don’t have to try to …

A Messy Withdrawal and a Manipulated Reaction; Also, Producing Drinking Water out of Thin Air

August 24th, 2021


The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has clearly not gone as smoothly one would like, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana try to make sense of what has …

Culture Series: The Art of War, a Treatise by Sun Tzu

August 17th, 2021


Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” may be a military treatise that dates back to the 5th century BC, but it remains popular to this day because many of the …

Nostalgia as a Barrier to Progress; Also, Whistling Past Our Global Warming Graveyard

August 10th, 2021


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how nostalgia and the tendency to think about the past in an idealized way may, from a societal standpoint affect our ability to deal with our new issues and circumstances (01:23).  …

The Growing Vaccine Mandate Trend; Also, Simone Biles and the Mental Aspect of Performance

August 3rd, 2021


It is apparent that many employers intend to require, or at minimum try to induce, their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether this approach represents an overreach and …

With Billionaires in Space, What Comes Next; Also, the Latest on Exercise and Body Health

July 27th, 2021


After seeing billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos literally shoot for the stars recently, as well as some of the criticism of their efforts, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana weigh in on the consequences of space …

Has Wokeness Gone Too Far; Also, Caffeine as the World's Addiction

July 20th, 2021


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss wokeness in our society, taking a look at its traditional social justice framing as well as the way it has been …

America’s Longest War Comes to an End; Also, the Regenerating Color in Gray Hair

July 13th, 2021


With the U.S.’s 20-year war in Afghanistan coming to an end this summer, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the move to withdrawal the remaining troops and the legacy of the conflict (01:37).  The guys also take a …

The Effects of Climate Change Apparently Picking Up Steam; Also, the Cloning of a Long Dead Animal

July 6th, 2021


Seeing the effects of climate change appearing to continue to pick up steam, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss extent to which what we are seeing is the off the charts as well as things that may be driving our …

Critical Race Theory and Manufactured Controversies; Also, Soft Fascination for Recharging the Brain

June 29th, 2021


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what Critical Race Theory is and how it has gone from exclusively being an academic and scholarly matter to a …

A Sudden Consensus on Juneteenth; Also, Antidepressants in the (Your) Water

June 22nd, 2021


Following years of advocacy, Juneteenth has been made a federal holiday in the U.S. and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the way the …

Differing Perspectives on Extreme Tax Avoidance; Also, Considering a Conscious Universe

June 15th, 2021


Following ProPublica’s bombshell report on the massive levels of tax avoidance that America’s highest earners are engaging in, James Keys and Tunde …

The Tulsa Race Massacre and the Need to Remember the Past

June 8th, 2021


With interest in and coverage of the Tulsa Race Massacre peaking right in time for its 100th anniversary, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what …

Changing the Cost-Benefit Calculus for Fossil Fuels; Also, Polyamory and Human Societies

June 1st, 2021


Seeing both market and legal pressures pushing society away from endless fossil fuel consumption, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the recent announcement of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, the placement of …

Finding Context in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict; Also, Eating Bugs to Save the Planet

May 25th, 2021


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the recent hot conflict between Israel and Hamas and discuss the more humanistic view some have taken of the incident and the limitations of attempts to classify various …

A Major Change in Mask Guidance from the CDC; Plus, Another Animal Super Power Discovered

May 18th, 2021


Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s sudden and substantial change in its mask wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, James Keys …

An Internal Threat to Our American Experiment; Also, Does GPS Make You Dumber?

May 11th, 2021


Pushing her Republican colleagues to prioritize democratic principles over partisan agendas has made Liz Cheney’s position in her party increasingly …

Restricting Voting as a Political Strategy; Also, are UFOs too boring?

May 4th, 2021


Since the 2020 election’s record voter turnout, there have been many efforts around the country to make it harder and more inconvenient to vote, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, Rick Ellsley take a look at both who …

Trying Accountability on for Size; Also, the Allure of Conspiracy Theories

April 27th, 2021


The murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer is proof that holding police officers accountable for misconduct is possible in …

A Broad View of the Issues at the Southern Border; Also, Seeing our Brain as a Computer

April 20th, 2021


(01:16) Reportedly over 100,000 migrants were encountered in a single month at the U.S. southern border, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the implications of this scale of activity from a historical, …

Biden’s Big Move on Infrastructure; Also, Global Trends and Future Challenges

April 13th, 2021


The Biden Administration’s infrastructure proposal is quite ambitious, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss both the timing of it and the approach being taken to improve the nation’s infrastructure and …

COVID Vaccines Bring New Technology & Old Skepticism; Also, Parenting Styles & Correlated Outcomes

April 6th, 2021


(01:13) Seeing the strikingly fast development and roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the new mRNA …

Election Interference Appears to be the New Normal; Also, the Fight Over Women’s Sports

March 30th, 2021


Alarmed by the U.S. Intelligence Community recently released a declassified assessment of foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. election, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss whether the significance of the …

Political Disputes Becoming Like Religious Ones; Also, Boosting Civics in Schools

March 23rd, 2021


It has been observed that political interactions have increased in intensity as markers of religious faith have declined, so James Keys …

The Stimulus and the Politics of Unpopularity; Also, Finding a Champion to Save Daylight

March 16th, 2021


A third stimulus has been signed into law in the United States, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider what it appears to be trying to …

BLM’s Organizational Successes and Challenges; Also, a Step Towards IRL Inception

March 9th, 2021


With Black Lives Matter establishing itself as a potent fundraiser, and local activists beginning to question its use of funds and demand financial support, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the …

The Economic and Social Implications of Raising the Minimum Wage & Aggressive Manhood

March 2nd, 2021


The fight over raising the federal minimum wage in the U.S. looks to be heating up, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which most of the economic and the social questions being debated …

Leadership in Times of Rolling Blackouts & a Look at Prince Hall

February 23rd, 2021


The crisis in Texas involving an overwhelmed power grid and millions being left in the cold presented a challenge and an opportunity for …

Streaming Between the Lines - Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

February 16th, 2021


Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” documentary series, which originally aired in 2019 on PBS, provides …

Facebook Bans “False Claims” About Vaccines & Managing Procrastination as an Emotion

February 9th, 2021



Facebook’s decision to ban vaccine misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be a major departure from its normal handling of misinformation, so James Keys and Rob Richardson discuss their …

Culture Series: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, a book by Mark Manson

February 2nd, 2021


Mark Manson’s 2016 bestselling book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” challenges many common beliefs on how to find happiness and …

A Stimulus Inflated Stock Market & Trading Privacy for Security

January 26th, 2021


It appears that significant amounts of government stimulus dollars are being used not for necessities but to play in the stock market, so James Keys …

Work in the Information Age & Rituals as a Connection to Our Humanity

January 19th, 2021


Society appears to have left the Industrial Age in the dust, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what that means for the concept of …

The Radicalized and Restless & a Solution to Plastic Waste

January 12th, 2021


Radicalization in America is manifesting itself in dangerous ways, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how big of a threat it poses to civil society as well as who, and what, can potentially settle things down …

Land of the Overprivileged, Home of the Entitled & the Milky Way’s Frontiersmen

January 5th, 2021


Seeing the recent chatter about how 2020 revealed America as perhaps the most overprivileged society of all time, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana analyze the nature of the overprivileged and entitled mindset that pervades …

Streaming Between the Lines: The Social Dilemma

December 29th, 2020


“The Social Dilemma” docu-drama both explains and illustrates how social media exploits weaknesses in our humanity, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss their biggest takeaways from the film and the challenges that …

Reactions to the IRL Great Hack & Serious People Talking UFOs

December 22nd, 2020


The story of the extensive hack that hit agencies across the US government as well as many powerful private companies still has more questions than …

The Move Against Facebook and the Need to Defend Against Market Takeovers

December 15th, 2020


An effort to break up Facebook and restore competition in the social media space has begun, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the issues surrounding the antitrust lawsuit seeking to force Facebook to sell off …

Keeping the Public in the Dark in the Sunshine State

December 8th, 2020


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss recent reporting about the extent to which Florida’s governor has prevented health officials and experts in the state from providing …

Eliminating Poverty is a Multifaceted and Evolving Challenge

December 1st, 2020


Seeing China’s recent declaration that it has eliminated extreme poverty, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the feasibility of eliminating poverty through central government action (01:28) and the challenges modern …

Expecting More, but not too Much, From Science

November 24th, 2020


Recognizing the role scientific advancement can play in making our world a better place, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss Boris Johnson’s bold …

Democracy is Unquestionably the Objective for our Elections

November 18th, 2020


Seeing the ongoing, unsubstantiated attacks on selective aspects of the 2020 election as a threat to the democratic process, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how democratic systems can only function if the vast …

The Process is Messy, but Americans Have Made a Clear Statement

November 10th, 2020


The 2020 U.S. Election included record levels of participation and a collective decision to make a change at the top, and James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, …

Let’s Fight the Virus and Not the Scientists

November 3rd, 2020


COVID-19 rates are spiking across the globe, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether our societies have misjudged how pervasive the …

Borat 2 and Our Uncomfortable Reflection

October 27th, 2020


Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm reveals a lot about our society’s values, or its lack thereof, and James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Rob Richardson take a look at various causes and effects of what we see …

Plans are Good - but Politicians Will Play Politics

October 20th, 2020


The story surrounding Ice Cube’s Contract with Black America was hijacked by politicians, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the Cube’s …

Voting - as a Collective Act - Provides Coherence

October 13th, 2020


The lifeblood of our system of government is voting, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and friend of the program Rick Ellsley discuss why voting matters in our governmental system (01:35), what they make of the aversion …

Culture Series: The Alchemist, a book by Paulo Coelho

October 6th, 2020


Paulo Coelho's international bestselling book, "The Alchemist," is a timeless story about self discovery, destiny, travel and treasure, and James …

Taxpayers are also Paying Price for Police Misconduct

September 29th, 2020


The financial settlements paid by cities following police misconduct are undoubtedly a red flag, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the …

Streaming Between the Lines: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

September 22nd, 2020


The “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” documentary provided a fasted paced and fascinating look at the evolution of capital in recent history and …

Throwing Stones Into Our Glass House

September 15th, 2020


Our society’s recklessness and disregard seems to be making the Earth less hospitable to our society, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the accelerating destruction of, and increasing threats to, our …

Our Economic Downturn is Being Felt in Expected and Unexpected Ways

September 8th, 2020


With the coronavirus driven economic downturn still creating so much uncertainty, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss reports that are suggesting that the worst of the economic fallout is still to come (01:04).  The …

Judging Actors and not Actions Corrupts Judgment

September 1st, 2020


It often seems that what happens means less to many people than who it happens to, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how public polarization …

Manipulation Through Espionage and Information Warfare

August 25th, 2020


Our intelligence community is sounding the alarm, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to the release of the final volume of the Senate Intel …

Undermining the USPS From Within is American Self Sabotage

August 18th, 2020


Articles discussed:

Trump Brags That He's Trying to Sabotage the Postal Service to Rig the Election

Postal workers are sounding the …

Chess Moves for Control over Your Sensitive Data

August 11th, 2020


Articles discussed:

Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn’t sell in the next 45 days

(Medical) Truth in the Eyes of the Beholder

August 4th, 2020


The “truth” about the coronavirus seems to vary depending on who you talk to, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to the apparent post truth …

Culture Series: Talking to Strangers, a Book by Malcolm Gladwell

July 28th, 2020


Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers laid out several concepts that influence how we deal with people we do not know, and James Keys and Tunde …

Avoiding Chronic Stress when Stressors are All Around Us

July 21st, 2020


We all encounter stressors and potential stressors all day long, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at what appears to be causing the most stress during the COVID-19 crisis (01:29), the nature of chronic …

The Fight Against Hate Can and Should be Broad

July 14th, 2020


The intersection of ideology, race, and religion is always going to be difficult to navigate, but James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the …

Removing the Confederacy from Positions of Honor

July 7th, 2020


We have seen efforts to remove Confederate items from places of honor pick up in recent times, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the armed …

Streaming Between the Lines: Bombshell

June 23rd, 2020


“Bombshell” was in large part about of the women who exposed the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News, but it also showed an approach to making …

It’s a Fight to Make Voting More Accessible

June 16th, 2020


The right to vote has been in large part secured, but the fight against efforts to make it inaccessible is ongoing, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the issues Georgia primary and how the practice of …

With Lots of People, There’s a Lot of Power

June 9th, 2020


Americans coming together in such large numbers is a reassertion of the ultimate power of the people, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Carlton …

No More Compromises on Equality

June 2nd, 2020


The murder of George Floyd has been a flashpoint for civil unrest around the U.S., and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the actual murder and how people will be given opportunities to perceive it however …

At the Crossroads of Economic Recession and Recovery

May 26th, 2020


Our current economic situation seems dire, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at what experts are saying is in store for our economy, including whether we are in position to have a quick recovery (01:42) or …

Law and Order v Power and Privilege

May 19th, 2020


No one man should have all that power, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Carlton Washington take a look at the use of power and privilege to …

Culture Series: Part 2 of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

May 12th, 2020


Continuing their look at Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how the described corporatocracy system and economic hit man activity undeniably did provide some benefits to Americans …

Streaming Between the Lines: The Irishman

May 5th, 2020


Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” told a story that involved some of the most monumental political and social events in the 20th century, and James …

Culture Series: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Pt 1

April 28th, 2020


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is unquestionably an eye opening book, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what about the described corporatocracy system and economic hit man activity stood out to them (0:58) …

Jobs Are Being Lost While Press Conferences Are Being Won

April 21st, 2020


As our society continues to try to weather the fallout from COVID-19, James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Rob Richardson discuss the unprecedented nature of the ongoing job losses and what a recovery for working people …

The Mysterious Human Experience - Sleep And Willpower

April 14th, 2020


There are many things about the human experience that the more we learn about, the less we understand, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how sleep is generally understood (1:29), how various factors can influence …

The Census Counts Us Equally and Categorizes Us Arbitrarily

April 7th, 2020


Having recently completed their forms from the U.S. 2020 Census, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the census and why participation is vital for having your interests addressed by our government (02:00). The …

You Won’t Go Anywhere (Good) Trying to Lead on Good Intentions Alone

March 31st, 2020


With the Democratic Party in its current form seeming so ineffective and unable to consistently fill its role in our two party system of governance, …

Culture Series: Hamilton, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda

March 24th, 2020


Alexander Hamilton has a story we can all relate to, and James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and special guest Rick Ellsley take a look at the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, …

Nothing to Fear Except Ineffective Leadership Itself

March 19th, 2020


How someone responds in the face of crisis is telling, so with societies around the globe in crisis mode dealing with COVID-19, James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana and Rob Richardson take a look at the type of characteristics in …

You Feel COVID19 Now, Whether You Have It or Not

March 17th, 2020


As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread in the U.S. and around the world, James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Rob Richardson take a look at the practice of social distancing, how has been presented by many authorities as a …

Surprised to be Right Where We Expected

March 10th, 2020


After seeing Super Tuesday shake up the Democratic primary, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what they see in Bernie Sanders’ sudden skid (02:01) and examine whether Bernie’s reliance on young people and …

Demagoguery Credibility and the Coronavirus

March 3rd, 2020


As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe and begins to make its prescence felt in the United States, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at the response in the United States, …

Real Danger Brought By Virtual Connections

February 27th, 2020


Understanding that the Internet can overload you with what you want to see, and also make it impossible to avoid things you don’t want to see, James …

Culture Series: The 48 Laws of Power, a Book by Robert Greene

February 25th, 2020


As there are power dynamics in most human interactions, we explore Robert Greene's masterpiece, 48 Laws of Power. James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how many of the individual laws seem to tie into some broader …

Growing and Developing Our Way to Green

February 20th, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at how societal will and innovation has allowed driven progress in the environmental movement alongside continued growth in a way that was seemingly unimaginable 50 years ago (01:09) …

Is Bloomberg a Solution to or a Result of a Flawed Primary Process?

February 18th, 2020


Now that voting has begun for the Democratic Party’s Presidential Primary, James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Rob Richardson discuss what we has stood out so far (01:33) and whether the primary process, which has some …

Tipping the Scales Toward Sustainability

February 13th, 2020


With Georgetown University's decision divest from fossil fuel investments, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see with the massive amounts of carbon that is and has been released from the burning of fossil …

From the New Deal to the Raw Deal

February 11th, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see generally with the cost of living squeeze being felt by many American families (0:55), looking first at some of the factors which may be influencing the excessive rise …

2019 Coronavirus and Primal Fear Reflected In the Market

February 4th, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at how societal events can reveal the extent that human psychology influences short term stock market …

Maybe This Is What LeBron Was Worried About

January 30th, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at the jailing of a University of Minnesota student from China for political tweets (00:53), how this may be the …

Impeachment is a Self Defense Mechanism For Our System

January 28th, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana get into how impeachment works generally as a mechanism of our republic and why we have it (01:27), what we think about the actual charges that have been brought (12:08) and whether removal …

Old Fashioned Fights and New Age Problems

January 23rd, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the “old fashioned” fight over student loan forgiveness between the Secretary of Education and the House or …

Culture Series: Dr. King's Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community

January 20th, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s fourth book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community (00:57), including our reactions to concepts he discussed such as racism being a dominant …

Megxit, Microplastics, Location Tracking, and Thug References in the NBA

January 16th, 2020


James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss our reaction to the revelation that micro plastics are accumulating in our bodies (00:56) and that our cell …

Does Record Growth in the Markets Mean the System Is Working

January 14th, 2020


In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at economic performance in the U.S. from multiple angles, including what we see in the incredible …

Simmering Tensions in a Christian Sect, a Planet on Fire, and Fasting Apps

January 9th, 2020


In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see in the proposed split of the United Methodist Church and the inevitable tensions between religious beliefs, religious doctrine, and personal and group …

Making Sense of the US Strike on an Iranian Leader

January 7th, 2020


In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at the U.S. strike which took out Iranian General Soleimani and discuss whether the decision to …

December 2019 Roundup, Part 2 (Christianity Today v Trump)

January 2nd, 2020


In part two of our December 2019 roundup, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss whether it was a big deal for Christianity Today's to call for the removal of President Trump (0:52), how that has exposed an apparent rift …

December 2019 Roundup, Part 1 (Modesty Swimwear, Iran, Eddie Murphy)

December 31st, 2019


In part one of our December 2019 roundup, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the lack of controversy surrounding Nike's release of a modesty swimwear line (1:32), the implications of Iran beginning joint naval drills …

Most Notable Occurrences and Trends in the 2010s

December 26th, 2019


What was the science story of the 2010 decade (1:20)? What entertainment story defined the 2010 decade (10:09)? What was the biggest international news story in the 2010 decade (16:50)? What about the most notable …

Culture Series: Outliers, a Book by Malcom Gladwell

December 19th, 2019


Are mastery, and opportunity to obtain mastery, overlooked in understanding what makes successful people successful (1:56)? Exceptional analytical …

Tribalism Through Political and Ideological Labels

December 12th, 2019


Do people generally use ideological labels to describe their belief system or their club (0:49)? Is this phenomenon getting worse, or do things like …

Making Sense of the Streaming Wars

December 5th, 2019


What makes streaming different and what does it mean to me (0:47)? What is in it for the media companies (9:40)? What makes a streaming service …

Do Bernie’s Policies and His Movement Transcend Identity?

November 22nd, 2019


Are identity politics dead or can they still serve a purpose (0:38)? Is there an obligation to support politicians that look like us, or can beliefs …

Can Bernie Sanders Save Black Lives?

November 22nd, 2019


Can Bernie Sanders tell you how not to get shot by the police (0:41)? Would you rather be offered honest advice or empathy, and would rather agitate …

Culture Series: The New Golden Age, a Book by Ravi Batra

November 15th, 2019


THE NEW GOLDEN AGE - The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos
by Ravi Batra

Why Do Americans Seem to Hate Each Other and Love Fake News?

November 8th, 2019


What about our politics makes Americans hate each other (0:57)? Regardless of the reason, the extreme political polarization is serving the …

China Buys LeBron's Silence?

October 24th, 2019


Even in the face of controversy, LeBron James has never backed down when standing against injustice. Does his unwillingness to discuss the issues in Hong Kong signal a change in approach? Or does the size of the Chinese …

Our American Experiment Threatened

October 18th, 2019


The continued existence of America, as a nation of laws and not men, is being threatened. James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Rob Richardson discuss how patriots must call out these threats and work together to answer …

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