Episode 33: Talking Taboo | Wilfred Reilly


In the Hold my Drink — navigating the news and politics with a chaser of civility — and Counterweight podcast, Episode 33, we speak with Wilfred Reilly, a Political Science Professor at Kentucky State University and author of the book Taboo. Reilly is a master of assessing and debunking current narratives on race and identity with quantitative and comparative analysis using factual data. In essence, he gives language and insight around many issues that have become taboo in our society, including policing and race in America. In this episode we discuss the taboo, the spread of critical social justice theories and Reilly’s optimism that we can move beyond this moment of cultural revolution with an emphasis on objective reality. All discussed with a chaser of civility of course, and some Kentucky bourbon libations.

To read a recap of the conversation and additional thoughts, and to see what we are each reading, stay tuned for our post Talking Taboo coming out on Substack tomorrow or on the Hold my Drink website now. You can also watch the conversation on the Hold my Drink YouTube page or listen on Apple, Spotify or your preferred podcast platform.

Hold My Drink welcomes all people with all kinds of beverages to join us as we discuss what it takes to imagine a new American identity, together.

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