Episode 6

Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents--Book Review, Movie Night

Published on: 10th March, 2024

In the State of the Union Address, President Biden reminds us that we are on a national quest to create a perfect union (e pluribus unum) as envisioned in our earliest documents--but not quite achieved--to ensure the inalienable rights of all, making each of us an equal among citizens. This leads Marcus and Austin, the Kraut and Yank, to discuss the film, Origin (directed by Ava Duvernay), and the book that inspires it, Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents (by Isabel Wilkenson).

It's Oscar Weekend, but the world doesn't need another superhero movie. No fantasy here. A must-see film (and must-read nonfiction study) for anyone who cares about the condition of humanity.

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Yanks & Krauts
Transatlantic Takes on Politics, Culture, Art, and Life
"Yanks & Krauts" is a weekly podcast hosted by Austin Bah from California, and Marcus Schuler, who moved from Germany to the US seven years ago and now lives in California.

Mainly focusing on the U.S. landscape, the show offers a unique blend of perspectives, delving into current political developments, and a rich array of cultural topics, including literature, movies, and music. Austin and Marcus, referred to as the “Yank” and the “Kraut,” respectively, engage in lively and insightful discussions, exploring various subjects with a mix of depth and humor.

“Yanks and Krauts “ is an ideal podcast for those interested in a transatlantic viewpoint on American life and politics, and discussions on universal cultural themes.

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