Conversations With Coleman
Conversations With Coleman
Coleman Hughes
Conversations with Coleman is home to honest conversations with leading intellectuals on polarised issues in the realm of race, politics and culture in the West.
The End of Trump with Andrew Sullivan (Ep.18)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via Coleman's latest episode features Andrew Sullivan, a British born American writer and blogger. Andrew is a political commentator, a former editor at the New Republic, and the author or editor of six books. He also started a very famous political blog called the Daily Dish in 2000 and eventually moved that blog to Time Magazine, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and is now running an independent subscription-based format on Substack. This episode was recorded last Thursday, right after the election, and before it was completely certain that Trump had lost. During this episode, they look at Trump's single-term presidency in retrospect and evaluate which fears about him proved true and which proved false. They talk about the lack of a Biden landslide, and what that means for the long term prospects of Trumpism — even in the absence of Trump himself. They talk about the problem of elite bubbles misunderstanding the rest of the nation, the relationship between Trump and the far left, and much more.
Nov 12
1 hr 36 min
The Case for Open Borders with Bryan Caplan - Bonus Partial
To hear the full interview consider becoming a member at Coleman invites Bryan Caplan to join him on his latest bonus episode. Bryan is an economist at George Mason University, a research fellow at the Mercatus Centre, and a New York Times best selling author. His books include The Myth of the Rational Voter (which was voted best political book of the year by the New York Times), Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, and Open Borders. Bryan also blogs for EconLog, and has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. During this episode, they talk about Bryan's argument for open borders, the case against higher education, and more.
Nov 11
30 min
Why I'm Voting For Biden - Bonus
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via With the elections just around the corner, Coleman explains why he is voting for Joe Biden.
Oct 29
10 min
The Devil May Care with Megyn Kelly (Ep.17)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via This episode is supported by our friends at Ground News. Ground News is an app that empowers readers to compare how news sources from across the political spectrum are covering the same story so you can easily access the underlying coverage bias of every story. Download the Ground News app via to join the fight against media bias. Coleman's latest episode features Megyn Kelly. Megyn is a journalist and an attorney who anchored for Fox News between 2004 and 2017, and then for NBC News between 2017 and 2018. Megyn's NBC show was canceled in 2018 after she questioned whether blackface was always racist by definition, or whether there are cases where it's okay. During the episode, they talk about her new podcast, the Megyn Kelly show, and what she has been doing with her time out of the public spotlight. They talk about the Bombshell film, the challenge of being vulnerable when you're in the spotlight, and Megyn's relationship to feminism. They also talk about the first Biden/Trump debate, Black Lives Matter, the riots, and the politics of race.
Oct 28
1 hr 17 min
My Open Letter To Ibram X. Kendi - Bonus
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via This month’s bonus episode is based on an open letter Coleman wrote to Ibram X. Kendi.  In the letter, he invites Ibram to have a public conversation on Conversations with Coleman. As you know, we are living through a time in which great attention is being paid to the related issues of race, racism, and racial inequality. Even though their perspectives on these issues differ, a conversation between Coleman and Ibram would be fruitful. To read Coleman's letter to Ibram head to To ensure that some good comes of this, Coleman has set up a GoFundMe page, where all the proceeds raised will go to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which funds scholarships for black students. You can donate via
Oct 19
22 min
Trump, COVID-19, and Cold War II with Niall Ferguson Ep. 16
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via In this episode Coleman interviews Niall Ferguson. Niall is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Niall has authored 15 books, including: ‘The Pity of War', ‘The House of Rothschild’, ‘Empire’, ‘Civilization’, and ‘Kissinger: The Idealist’ — which won the Council on Foreign Relations, Arthur Ross Prize. He is also an award-winning filmmaker having won an International Emmy for his PBS series, ‘The Ascent of Money’. In addition to writing a regular column for Bloomberg, he's the Founder and Managing Director of Greenmantle LLC. During this episode, they talk about the concept of counterfactual history, Trump's response to COVID-19, and how our political culture might look different if Hillary were elected. They also talked about the deteriorating relationship between the US and China and the prospect of a second Cold War. Please note, this conversation happened way back on September 1, so if you're wondering why they don't talk about the first debate or Trump having COVID, that's why.
Oct 14
1 hr 5 min
The Problem of Race: Glenn Loury and Coleman Hughes - Bonus Episode
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via This recording was created during an event hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which features Coleman Hughes alongside Glenn Loury. Glenn is an economist at Brown University and host of The Glenn Show at Blogging Heads.  This conversation is a big picture discussion of the problem of race in America today, the narratives that compete for space in the mainstream media, and the path forward.
Oct 1
1 hr 25 min
The Intellectual Roots of Wokeness with James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian (Ep.15)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via In this episode, Coleman interviews James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian. James is a mathematician, writer, and founder of New Discourses. He is the author of a new book called ‘Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity’. Peter is a philosopher, a professor at Portland State University, an author of ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ and ‘How to Have Impossible Conversations’. During this episode, they talk about critical theory, postmodernism, critical race theory, and how these conspired to build the foundation of social justice ideology as we know it today. They talk about the ways in which social justice has departed from its parent ideologies, and much more.
Sep 30
1 hr 22 min
The Limits of Identity with Ayishat Akanbi (Ep.14)
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via In this episode, Coleman interviews Ayishat Akanbi, a Nigerian-British fashion stylist, writer, cultural commentator, and photographer. During the episode they talk about Ayishat’s background in the fashion world, why the art world is so progressive, the tension between free speech and safety, the psychology of identity politics, the psychology of apologies, the pressure to post on social media about activist causes, how to address historical wrongs, and more.
Sep 16
1 hr 17 min
Q&A with Coleman Hughes - Bonus
For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via Listen to the recording of a live Q&A Coleman hosted for his subscribers. Recording date: August 23rd, 2020.
Sep 2
1 hr 6 min
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