The Experiment

Jason Stanford
The Experiment is an early '60s TV talk show hosted by Jason Stanford. Every week he opens with a monologue before sharing the stage with a curated stable of writers before offering suggestions on what to do, read, watch, and listen to.
Created 28 Mar 2019
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  • This is the week we stopped lying to ourselves.
    05 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 0 1
    Welcome to The Experiment, where we’re wondering why we need warning signs to tell us to obey warning signs. This week, best-selling author S.C. Gwynne describes entitlement creep in the wealthier sub...
  • Dems are the f***ing worst, part 1
    04 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Republicans have won elections with race baiting since Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1965, and Democrats have usually seen two choices: take the bait, or ignore it as a distraction. An...
  • Existentially Bored
    04 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    It’s hard to look at the literal meaning of events and not feel the approach of hysteria. I’m not talking about extrapolating current events to a logical, dystopian conclusion but the textual meaning ...
  • UMC Entitlement Creep
    04 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    It’s not a stretch to call S.C. Gwynne one of the most-successful writers in the English language of this century. He’s also my friend, and periodically we go walking around the dammed up portion of t...
  • What Republicans say about Democrats when no one is around.
    28 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to The Experiment—and Happy Thanksgiving to all you new subscribers. Maybe you’re like me in this way: Whenever a Republican says something about a Democrat, such as Ted Cruz saying, “Democrat...
  • Why the trendy Republican joke has white nationalist roots, or why Ted Cruz is Schrödinger's Douchebag
    21 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to all the new subscribers! Sorry this week’s edition is a little late. I got caught up reading an advance copy of Sarah Bird’s new novel, Last Dance on the Sunlight Pier. People, that book is...
  • The real story behind the book fair.
    13 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to The Experiment, where we’re wondering why they have road signs that tell you to “obey warning signs.” Isn’t that what the warning signs are for? This week, Jack Hughes looks at Al Gore’s pr...
  • Gore in '24
    13 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Is Al Gore Jr. the best Democrat to close the enthusiasm gap with Republicans in 2024, when Donald Trump is expected to make a comeback? Jack Hughes seems to think so. by Jack Hughes The results of th...
  • Is the reasonable person standard dead?
    07 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to The Experiment, where we realize we’re in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now so before our final nail gets put in our cancel culture casket, we'd like to set the record straight that ...
  • Dead Kennedys
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    It’s easy to laugh at the QAnon folks who showed up at Dealey Plaza last week not only expecting the notably dead JFK, Jr. to speak but also to endorse Donald Trump. But Jack Hughes found a scary and ...
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