Jordan Peterson’s books of advice for men have sold five million copies—he says men should work hard, be responsible, demand more of themselves—and make their beds. Katha Pollitt joins the Start Making Sense podcast to discuss.

Also: The synergy between politics and popular culture has never been clearer or stronger than in the Age of Reagan. J. Hoberman, author of Make My Day: Film Culture in the Age of Reagan, explains how this came to be. The legendary film critic, whose tenure at The Village Voice spanned 30 years, now writes for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The Nation.

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