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27 September 2016

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How Trump blew the debate

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the candidate’s biggest mistakes. Play entire video

Arduous empathy

Robert Wright and David Corn work to understand why so many voters feel drawn to Trump.

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An evil creator

Father Anthony Silvia gives the Gnostic view of how the world came to be.

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Meditation for the masses

Erik Braun, author of The Birth of Insight, explains how a practice that was long rare among Asian Buddhists went mainstream.

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The grand delusion of the Grand Old Party

Matthew Sheffield argues that conservative news outlets are not as influential as Republicans believe.

The story about Jimmy Carter you’ve probably never heard

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why some political stories don’t stand the test of time. Plus: Are we too concerned with Clinton’s health?

Becoming conscious of consciousness

Meditation teacher Vincent Horn explains how two kinds of meditation offer different kinds of insight. Plus: Can smartphone apps help you meditate?

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Do people matter?

Robert Wright and Robert George consider the role of human volition in history. Plus: Political polarization as a spiritual problem.

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Get your yoga selfies in order

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Youtube star and PhD in visionboardology JP Sears gives advice on how to seem more spiritual than you are.

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The art of the urinal

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci consider Marcel Duchamp’s legacy and why it’s so hard to define art. Plus: What shapes our moral instincts?

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The Glenn Show

Should politicians underestimate voter intelligence?

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Glenn Loury and write-in presidential candidate Larry Kotlikoff discuss how much of politics is the art of persuasion. Plus: Larry Kotlikoff for president?

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Plant life as a spiritual ideal

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George Young explains why Soviet biologist Vladimir Vernadsky thought humans should become more like plants. Plus: Futurists from the past.

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The Glenn Show

Is racism getting worse?

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John McWhorter argues that the rise of movements like the alt-right is misleading. Plus: The trouble with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s white fans.

The Wright Show

The new language of politics

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Ann Althouse says Trump’s unorthodox speaking style reflects changes in technology. Plus: Trump vs. what everyone says about Trump.