Philosophers’ Roundtable

Archives of the show until 2018. For recent archives, go to: The Marc Steiner Show at the Real News Network

August 15, 2017

Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

August 15, 2017 - The Battle For Charlottesville - We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article "Battle of Charlottesville." Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.
June 2, 2017

Marc’s Minutes: Solutions For Confederate Monuments in Baltimore

June 1, 2017 - Segment 4 - I took a few minutes to explore my opinions on ways that we can address the issues that are presented by Confederate Monuments which honor one of the most despicable moments in American history.
May 31, 2017

Exploitation in College Sports: Remembrance of Frank DeFord

May 31, 2017 - Segment 1 - The great sports journalist, commentator, and novelist Frank DeFord died yesterday May 28, 2017. To remember him and his legacy we hosted an interview from 2011 on Exploitation in College Sports, with Frank and Taylor Branch.
April 13, 2017

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Guns In Our Society

April 11, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an archive from 2015. In light of the San Bernadino school shooting, have a philosopher's roundtable on guns in our society. With: Firmin DeBrabander, Charlie Cobb, and Dante Barry.
October 3, 2016

Intersectionality in America

October 3, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a discussion on Intersectionality - discrimination experienced by people belonging to more than one minority group - jumping off from the Baltimore Sun article featuring Dr. Kaye, "Intersectionality concerns transcend straight, white feminism."
July 21, 2016

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Policing & The Attack On #BlackLivesMatter

July 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - It's a Philosopher's Roundtable on topics to include policing and the current attack on #BlackLivesMatter, with: Dr. Robert Birt, Navasha Daya, and Denzel Mitchell.
May 19, 2016

From The Archives: The Role Of Black Nationalism In Today’s Political & Cultural Landscape

May 19, 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to a conversation about Black nationalism and its role in the political and cultural landscape today. Our guests include: Dr. Lester Spence, John Wesley, and Dr. Jeff Menzise.
December 8, 2015

Rise In Gun Violence & The Complexities of Race, Religion & Politics

December 7, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look at the recent spate of violence in the U.S., as well as America's love affair with guns and the complexities of race, religion and politics. Our guests are Dr. Marisela Gomez, Dr. Daniel Webster, Joshua Holland and the Rev. Todd Yeary.
October 29, 2015

Guns in Society: Gun Control, Self Defense and Civil Rights

October 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - We conclude today's show by revisiting a Philosopher's Roundtable from earlier this year, which focused on the debate taking place around gun control, calls for self defense and the role of guns in the civil rights movement.
September 23, 2015

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Exploring & Analyzing Extreme Politics

September 23, 2015 - Segment 1 - In our Philosopher's Roundtable, we analyze extreme politics. How does the rise of the Far Right and Far Left impact politics generally and what do those trends say about our society?
July 28, 2015

Talking About Race: Poll Shows Over 60% Of Americans Believe U.S. Race Relations Are Bad

July 27, 2015 - Segment 3 - In light of the CBS News/New York Times poll released last week revealing that over 60% of Americans believe that race relations in the U.S. are bad, we take on this tough topic.
July 1, 2015

LGBTQ Roundtable: Marriage Equality, Trans Rights, Racism, Stonewall & More

June 30, 2015 - Segment 3 - We host a roundtable discussion on LGBTQ issues, including the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, white supremacy in the gay rights movement, trans people of color, politics beyond marriage equality, and more.
June 26, 2015

Symbols Of The Confederacy: Important Relics Of History Or Outdated Monuments Of Hate

June 24, 2015 - Segment 2 - As the Confederate flag is still flying on the South Carolina Capitol grounds, we have a discussion about the symbolism and meaning of flying that flag, as well as monuments to the Confederacy in Baltimore and beyond.
June 22, 2015

What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought

June 19, 2015 - Segment 5 - We close the show with a conversation with internationally renowned interpreter of Franz Fanon's works, Lewis R. Gordon about his latest book What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought.
June 2, 2015

Dr. Lester Spence: Black History, Policing & The Black Left

May 28, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our guest host Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, discusses Black history and policing, with Daryl Scott, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Howard University and outgoing President of the Association for the Study of African American Life.
May 27, 2015

Tengella’s Take: I’m African Y’all & That’s A Fact Y’all

May 22, 2015 - Segment 2 - We begin the show with our weekly feature, Tengella's Take, when actor, educator, and activist Koli Tengella offers his thoughts on our world today. Today's installment is "I'm African Yal & Thats A Fact Yal."
May 5, 2015

Where Does Baltimore Go From Here?

May 5, 2015 - Segment 2 - We continue our discussion of "Where does Baltimore go from here?" as the city begins to heal and move forward, with a focus on issues of poverty and upward mobility. We also ask if "Black culture" is a problem.
April 10, 2015

Annapolis Update: Advocates & Legislators Working To Get Ex-Felons Voting Rights

April 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - In this Annapolis Update, we discuss legislation that would give ex-felons the right to vote and look at its progress in the Maryland legislature.
March 30, 2015

Dr. Charles Johnson: Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

March 27, 2015 - Segment 1 - Prepare to be inspired as Marc talks with National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson about his newest book Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.
March 4, 2015

Masculinities — Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

March 4, 2015 - Segment 4 - We offer a preview of Morgan State University's academic symposium "Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity." The theme of this year's symposium is "Masculinities."
March 2, 2015

From The Archives: Talking Autonomous Marxism And More With Silvia Federici & George Caffentzis

February 27, 2015 - Segment 3 - We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my conversation with Autonomous Marxists Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis, who stopped by the studio when then were in town last year.
January 20, 2015

The Philosophy and Spirituality of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2015 - Segment 2 - We begin our celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a discussion on hist contributions, not only as a civil rights activist, but as a philosopher and spiritual leader.
January 15, 2015

If You Were Mayor: New Year’s Resolutions for Baltimore City

January 14, 2015 - Segment 4 - In the latest installment of our feature "If You Mayor of Baltimore", we're talking New Year's resolutions. Our panel of influential Baltimoreans discuss their hopes and aspirations for our city in 2015.
January 12, 2015

Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

January 9, 2015 - Hour 1 - Prepare to be inspired as I talk with National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson about his newest book Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.
January 6, 2015

Philosophers’ Roundtable: Predictions About The Political, Cultural & Social Changes Of 2015

January 5, 2015 - Segment 4 - We will host our first Philosophers' Roundtable of 2015 with Dr. Lester Spence, Dr. Desiree Melton, and Dr. Joe Pettit. We discuss the political, cultural and social transformations that 2015 might bring, and the type of world those changes would create.
December 18, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: Moving Towards Societal Change & Talking To Kids About Race

December 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - We host a special discussion on lessons from Ferguson and practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about race and societal change.
December 17, 2014

From The Archives: Dr. Temple Grandin On ‘The Autistic Brain’

December 12, 2014 - Segment 4 - Listen in to another special archive edition of the Show, as I talk with the fascinating and inspirational author and scientist Dr. Temple Grandin. Grandin talks about her 2013 book The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum.
December 14, 2014

If You Were Mayor: UB, MICA & Morgan Students Talk Baltimore-Ferguson Solidarity And Visions For The City

December 10, 2014 - Segment 3 - In our newest "If I were Mayor of Baltimore" segments, we talk to local student leaders from MICA, University of Baltimore School of Law, and Morgan State University involved in local Ferguson protests and more, who share their visions for our city.
September 23, 2014

Art, Music, Politics & Remix Culture with DJ Spooky and Paul Rucker

September 19, 2014 - Segment 3 - We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, with Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, musician, writer, and conceptual artist, and Paul Rucker,visual artist, composer, and musician. We discuss art, music, politics, the war on drugs, and remix culture.
September 18, 2014

Talking Peace with Iraq War Veteran Paul K. Chappell

September 18, 2014 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with Paul K. Chappell, author, speaker, Iraq War veteran, and Peace Leadership Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
September 18, 2014

What Would You Do If You Were Mayor Of Baltimore?

September 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - A group of bright young Baltimoreans answer the question: What Would You Do If You Were Mayor Of Baltimore? Our in-studio panel includes: Megan Sherman, Dayvon Love, and Zeke Berzoff-Cohen.
September 18, 2014

Child Abuse: When Does “Disciplining” Go Too Far?

September 16, 2014 - Segment 2 - In light of the recent news that Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson has been accused of child abuse for injuries he allegedly inflicted while disciplining his son, we take a look at the issue of child abuse, and when does "disciplining" go too far?
September 8, 2014

Can 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?

September 5, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, as a panel of political scientists and economists wrestle with the question: "Can 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?"
September 7, 2014

Why Was Cambridge Teacher Patrick McLaw Suspended?

September 3, 2014 - Segment 5 - We continue our conversation about the Cambridge, Maryland middle school teacher, Patrick McLaw, who was suspended from his teaching duties supposedly for writing a scifi novel about a school shooting that takes place in the year 2902. Recent news updates, though, suggest that this is not the whole story. We talk about what this means for free speech of teachers and the critical potential of scifi.
August 14, 2014

Masculinity and Violence

August 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - Guest host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc. We turn to the topic of Masculinity and Violence. Our guests are: Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, youth development professional, filmmaker and co-producer Of Live Young Blood, Producer of the Anthony Mccarthy Show on WEAA.
August 1, 2014

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle Update

July 30, 2014 - Segment 5 - We speak with members of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle about projects they are working on now. We are joined by Adam Jackson, CEO, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.