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6 May 2016

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Using psilocybin to give up smoking

Roland Griffiths, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, explains how going into a psilocybin experience with a specific intention can yield surprising benefits.
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And Trump’s VP will be…

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the presumptive nominee will choose a female running mate to best position himself against Hillary.

Deed before creed

Anne Klaeysen, a leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, contrasts the society’s values with those of some “New Atheists.” Plus: God-shaped hole.

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Do the right thing

Massimo Pigliucci explains how Stoics deal with competing moral obligations. Plus: The ethics of eating.

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Bernie Sanders is underappreciated

Dylan Scott says the unexpected rise of a socialist senator has been overshadowed by The Donald. Plus: Why Carly Fiorina for VP?

The existentialism of Metallica

David Masciotra and William Irwin get philosophical about heavy metal music. Plus: The libertarian safety net.

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Do yogis dream of illusory sheep?

Jay Mutzafi, host of The Lucid Dreaming Podcast, describes how Buddhists use lucid dreaming to subvert rigid perceptions of what’s real and what’s not. Plus: Virtual reality of dreams.

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Why are millennials so mad?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the false expectations of the younger generation. Plus: Aging out of the Bern.

God is love, literally

Writer Gregg Easterbrook wishes for more radicalism in Christian theology, and proposes “God is love” as a centerpiece for left-wing theology. Plus: Killing Hitler for God.

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Woodruff & Strauss

Are “Never Trumpers” actually “Probably Trumpers”?

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss ask how durable the principled opposition to Trump will be.

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When you wish upon a tree

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Scholar of religion Jenny Butler explains an Irish folk practice intended to bring good fortune. Plus: Environmentalism as a spiritual practice.

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The DMZ

Politicians are boring

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Matt Lewis says most elected officials are in the business of getting reelected, and thus are risk-adverse. Plus: Trump’s female voter problem.

The Glenn Show

Ease up on the Founding Fathers

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter say it’s unreasonable to judge people of the past using today’s moral standards.

Woodruff & Strauss

Will Sanders call it quits?

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Daniel Strauss and Jim Newell hash out how and when the candidate may throw in the towel. Plus: Is Trump a changed man?

Rational Actors

The cost of free trade

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Kevin Glass and Charlotte Allen discuss the history of Republican views on free trade from Reagan to Trump. Plus: Why support Trump.