Canada fans cheer as the team arrives on the field to warm up ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press.

David Samson on how modern society can harness tribalism for good

This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with David Samson, an anthropologist at the University of Toronto and leading scholar on biology and human evolution, about his new must-read book, “Our Tribal Future: How to Channel Our Foundational Human Instincts into a Force for Good.”

Barstool Sports blogger David Portnoy, right, poses with the Miami mascot Sebastian the Ibis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Coral Gables, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo.

The rise of Barstool conservatism

Barstool Sports is one of the most successful entertainment platforms in the internet age. It’s popularity, particularly among young men, signals a growing shift in how many are engaging with politics and culture.

A still of Oliver Anthony singing his viral hit "Rich Men North of Richmond". Credit: radiowv on YouTube.

A populist troubadour is born

Is the viral hit song from Oliver Anthony actually any good? Does that matter? The short answer is that, yes, the song is quite good and that’s why it’s on its way to being a populist anthem. But of course “artistically good” and “politically fair” need not equate.