Episode Number: 993
Episode Guest: Ben Shapiro
Original Airdate: August 2, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Onnit, LegalZoom, Ray Donovan, Rocket Mortgage
Guest Bio: Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of Daily Wire, syndicated columnist, and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, which is available on SoundCloud and iTunes.
Topics Discussed: Joe first heard about Ben when he was interviewed by Piers Morgan; more Piers Morgan talk; why are we fascinated with British people; John Oliver; Alex Jones; Ben Shapiro at Berkeley; Jordan Peterson’s YouTube account was locked; free speech; identity and ideology; triggering snowflakes; Ben travels with security now; victim groups attacking the system; microaggressions; Bret Weinstein and Evergreen College; people are rewarded when they’re offended; people who think black people can’t be racist against white people; black people have power in the United States; where are things going; Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton talk; we need to reduce the power of the president and congress; Texas; California talk; Mexico’s pollution and traffic; there are too many people in California; Joe talks about living in Colorado; Oklahoma; there are too many people in Manhattan; Trump is just a rich New York reality star who works the room; Trump has a hard time dealing with hate; talk about how Trump behaves on Twitter; the right wants someone to piss off the left; Trump thinks the White House is a dump; Trump probably ran for president because people told him he would never be president; Scaramucci attacks White House rivals; Trump’s firings; talk about James Comey and emails; impeachment; Trump is hiding something; Trump, Jr. releasing his emails; (1:00:00) House of Cards Netflix show; mysterious suicides/political assassinations; murder of Chandra Levy; Dick Cheney hunting incident; getting drunk and forgetting things; Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick incident; does OJ Simpson have CTE; NFL player accused of murdering his mother; brain trauma and impulsive behavior; 99% of NFL players have CTE; UFC/MMA and CTE; are people not watching NFL because of CTE; Colin Kaepernick bringing race relations into NFL football; Caitlyn Jenner gets ESPY Award for agreeing to do television interview; transgender man gives birth to boy; why is trans so popular today; Ben won’t call Caitlyn Jenner a woman; Laverne Cox; Ruby Rose; behavior isn’t the same as biology; Joe talks about Fallon Fox; girls who are into traditionally boy things; female athletes aren’t the same as male athletes; Renee Richards; what if Trump declared himself a woman so he could be the first female president; more Fallon Fox talk; biological differences between men and women; young children who say they’re another gender; gender dysphoria; transgender suicides; body dysmorphic disorder; more talk about how transgender people have mental disorders; Kristin Beck on transgender military ban; 52-year-old man identifies as six-year-old girl; talk about gender issues and bathrooms; Radiolab podcast about gender fluid people; men who don’t want to date trans women; virtue signalling; bodybuilders and body dysmorphia; TV/movies/media influences body trends; people are more open today about their sexuality; Best of Enemies documentary; more talk about the left and the right and that there needs to be more than two political parties in the US; people who think Trump supporters are Nazis; you don’t have to agree with people to have a conversation with them; right wing and left wing news outlets; it’s hard to separate facts from opinion; Scott Adams; no one likes Hillary Clinton; Kid Rock getting into politics; (2:00:00) promises that politicians make; anger; people like to hear that things aren’t their fault; businesses change and evolve and jobs become redundant; technology killing jobs; teamsters convince congress to block driverless trucks; self-driving cars aren’t 100% yet; universal basic income; what will people do if they don’t have to work; Ben has political aspirations; Joe rants again about modern art; the crisis in Venezuela; socialism; what Ben would propose for the United States; Trump’s ETA cuts; fracking talk; Bill Nye; Tucker Carlson vs. Bill Nye; global warming is better than global cooling; more climate change talk; An Inconvenient Truth and An Inconvenient Sequel documentaries; more Tucker Carlson vs. Bill Nye talk; TV appearances are ineffective ways to communicate and debate; Ben talks quickly; podcasts are the best way to have a conversation; climate change deniers; nuclear power; nuclear power disasters; The Sins of Rocketdyne; pollution in California; hybrid and electric car batteries; the price of gas; talk about doing his talks and the people who protest him; people think he’s a member of the KKK; Ben was the most targeted person for anti-Semetic tweets; he supported Ted Cruz; he didn’t vote for Trump or Clinton; he worked for Breitbart and quit after Michelle Fields was grabbed and bruised; there’s little privacy online today and what you do can come back to haunt you; Donald Sterling’s racist remarks talk.
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