March 19, 2019 - The Rise of White Nationalism
Mar 18, 2019
Jim explains how the internet radicalizes white nationalists like the shooter in New Zealand, visits Australia's "border fence" and examines public shaming.
March 26, 2019 - The Hidden Dangers of Vast Nuclear Arsenals
Mar 25, 2019
Jim examines the many flaws in America's nuclear weapon stockpile, takes a critical look at doomsday-prepping advice and sits down with North Korean defectors.
April 2, 2019 - How Chicago Became Central to the Gun Debate
Apr 01, 2019
Jim looks at the rise of the NRA as a lobbying group, visits Chicago to see how the city became a proxy in the gun-control debate and tries to save after-school programs.
April 9, 2019 - The Extra Hurdles for Trans Athletes
Apr 08, 2019
Jim looks at the discriminatory barriers trans athletes face, sits down with a transgender scientist and marathoner, and examines the state of LGBTQ rights in Thailand.
April 16, 2019 - Jim Goes on an Anti-Poaching Safari
Apr 15, 2019
Jim explains why zoos are a good thing, goes on patrol with an anti-poaching task force and sticks up for an underappreciated member of the animal kingdom.
April 23, 2019 - Jim's Guide to Growing Old and Dying
Apr 22, 2019
Jim explains why the funeral industry is exploitative and wasteful, seeks happiness by attending his own mock funeral in South Korea, and devises a new model of retirement.
April 30, 2019 - Addicted to Everything
Apr 29, 2019
Jim looks at how gamification gets people addicted to tech, tries to figure out if Australia has a gambling problem and explains why strict laws don't curb addiction.
May 7, 2019 - Giving Kids in Foster Care a Leg Up
May 06, 2019
Jim weighs in on ancestry testing, chats with Ty Burrell about giving opportunities to kids in foster care and examines how kid influencers are vulnerable to exploitation.
May 14, 2019 - Dividing the United States
May 13, 2019
Jim makes the case for universal basic income, takes a critical look at "poverty tourism" in South Africa and proposes splitting America up into different countries.
May 21, 2019 - The Cost of Trading Away Freedom
May 20, 2019
Jim scrutinizes the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, heads to Singapore to weigh the pros and cons of living in a restrictive society, and speaks to the class of 2019.
September 17, 2019 - Americans Stopped Caring About Privacy
Sep 16, 2019
Jim gives his take on some unpopular opinions, visits Hong Kong to learn about "citizen scores" and scrutinizes America's nonchalant attitude about data security.
September 24, 2019 - Jim Gives Socialism an Overhaul
Sep 23, 2019
Jim explains why free college for everyone might not be a good idea after all, finds a compromise between socialism and capitalism, and celebrates the Emmy Awards.
October 1, 2019 - Jim Takes On Cancel Culture
Sep 30, 2019
Jim discusses the consequences of "cancel culture," shares how inclusion is changing the toy industry and laments a hairy situation.
October 8, 2019 - The Decline of Sex in Japan
Oct 07, 2019
Jim discusses the spate of recent deaths linked to vaping, visits Japan to examine the decline of sex among young people and looks at the disappearing stigma around STDs.
October 15, 2019 - Diving Into the Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Oct 14, 2019
Jim unpacks the Trump impeachment inquiry, visits South Africa to learn about traditional medicine techniques and weighs in on how U.S. culture tackles mental health.
October 22, 2019 - Jim's Ride-Along with His Cop Brother
Oct 21, 2019
Jim explains why people love conspiracy theories, looks at why policing is safer in Australia and shares the latest news about how humans have doomed their own planet.
October 29, 2019 - Legal Prostitution vs. Sex Trafficking
Oct 28, 2019
Jim breaks down the latest Halloween trends, finds out whether sex trafficking is linked to legal prostitution, and compares American and British chocolate manufacturing.
November 5, 2019 - Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things
Nov 04, 2019
Jim looks at recent Facebook controversies, enlists Rep. Madeleine Dean to help him run for office and talks to author Barry Glassner about America's "culture of fear."
November 12, 2019 - Are Japanese B-Stylers Racist?
Nov 11, 2019
Jim examines the decline of religion in America, investigates the Japanese trend of appropriating African-American culture and asks panelists to identify racist scenarios.