Mike Pence Won’t Dine With Dangerous Women [Reason Podcast]

"We are in a golden age of people feeling smug and arrogant," says Nick Gillespie. "It's not enough to disagree with people, but you have put them in a full nelson and beat their face into the pavement with your moral, epistemological, and theological superiority."

On today's podcast, Reason editors Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch discuss the news of the week, including Mike Pence's refusal to dine alone with women; why boozy dinners with male colleagues can, in fact, advance careers (and not in a gross way); how Mad Men ratified our horror at workplace social mores of the '60s and '70s; Big Bird, Nicholas Kristof (the pundit who reliably comes up with the dumbest thing to say on pretty much any topic), and our month-long, phony conversation about cutting government spending; Elon Musk's latest rocket launch; why Trump's tweet on fighting—and working with—the Freedom Caucus perfectly encapsulates the relationship between libertarians and the GOP over the last 30 years; and Venezuela as a textbook case of socialism leading to violence, starvation, and death. (Ok, but should we try it just one more time?)

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Mike Pence Won’t Dine With Dangerous Women [Reason Podcast]

"We are in a golden age of people feeling smug and arrogant," says Nick Gillespie. "It's not enough to disagree with people, but you have put them in a full nelson and beat their face into the pavement with your moral, epistemological, and theological superiority."

On today's podcast, Reason editors Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch discuss the news of the week, including Mike Pence's refusal to dine alone with women; why boozy dinners with male colleagues can, in fact, advance careers (and not in a gross way); how Mad Men ratified our horror at workplace social mores of the '60s and '70s; Big Bird, Nicholas Kristof (the pundit who reliably comes up with the dumbest thing to say on pretty much any topic), and our month-long, phony conversation about cutting government spending; Elon Musk's latest rocket launch; why Trump's tweet on fighting—and working with—the Freedom Caucus perfectly encapsulates the relationship between libertarians and the GOP over the last 30 years; and Venezuela as a textbook case of socialism leading to violence, starvation, and death. (Ok, but should we try it just one more time?)

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Mike Pence photo by Gage Skidmore.