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24 May 2016

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The New Atheists vs. The New Agnostics

In the first of five lectures outlining a new spiritual worldview that’s compatible with science, Robert Wright critiques the "New Atheists."
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What if Bobby Kennedy had lived?

Michael Cohen, author of the new book American Maelstrom, on the political con-sequences of an assassination. Plus: The ghost of George Wallace.

“There are cue makers, and cue takers”

Steven Teles, author of the new book Prison Break, explains how political movements change course.

Freedom in the world, not from the world

Anantanand Rambachan, author of A Hindu Theology of Liberation, considers the spiritual quest for a life without suffering. Plus: Unifying “unity” and “emptiness.”

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Buddhists back from the dead

Annabella Pitkin and Alyson Prude discuss life-changing death experiences as recounted by Himalayan Buddhists. Plus: Life in Buddhist hell.

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The power of the Progressive

Thomas Leonard, author of the new book Illiberal Reformers, on how deeply an early-20th century movement shaped academia and politics. Plus: Judging Woodrow Wilson.

Bernie Bros for Trump?

Bill Scher considers whether the presumptive GOP nominee can steal Bernie supporters from Hillary. Plus: Can Trump bully the Clintons?

Don’t settle for slogans

David Kim and anthropologist John Jackson consider what a commitment to a diverse society requires. Plus: The challenge of understanding other people.

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Varieties of psilocybin experience

Researchers David Yaden and Roland Griffiths discuss the spiritual aspects of psilocybin experiences. Plus: Using psilocybin to give up smoking.

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The DMZ

Was Trump inevitable?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether the intellectual branch of the GOP ever had a chance against Trump’s rhetoric. Plus: Is Sanders Nader 2.0?

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The theist with a humanist soul

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Unitarian Universalist minister Hank Peirce explains his unconventional understanding of God. Plus: Do Unitarians believe in anything?

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The perilous joy of outrage

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Professor of Marketing Troy Campbell explains why it’s a mistake for social activists to use shame as a tool. Plus: The psychology of the global warming debate.

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The science of willpower

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Journalist Daniel Engber and psychologist Robert Kurzban take a skeptical look at the “ego depletion” theory. Plus: Is psychology in crisis?

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Stop calling Trump a foreign policy lefty

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner call bull on claims that the presumptive Republican nominee is left of Hillary. Plus: Ben Rhodes. puppet master?