Welcome guest Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief of Reason Magazine, to episode 259 of the show. I found Katherine from her article contribution about coronavirus impacts, where she discussed the changes barriers to moving our lives online.
Reason is a libertarian magazine running for nearly half a century, with over 50000 monthly readers, with the theme of “free minds and free markets”. Katherine is editor-in-chief of the magazine, has a degree in philosophy and political science from Yale, and currently resides in Washington, DC. We discussed her career, topics presented in her article about coronavirus impacts, and more.
- how Katherine got to her current position at Reason Magazine
- what it means to be a libertarian, and how the magazine suits her
- the way that the coronavirus is impacting readership of Reason Magazine and other online publications
- the effort required to do successful investigative journalism
- a bit about a round-table that Katherine does with other co-hosts
- information about the subscribers of Reason, and how they are spread out around the country
- how the barriers to schooling and other industries moving online will fall or change due to this moment
- what parents see as important with regards to school
- how liberty is currently being impacted, and how it will look after this pandemic
- the element of polarization, as it relates to Reason and its feedback
- where people find the ideas that are important to them
- how science fiction brings up the concept of “what if” for life scenarios
- a message for all the people