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4 May 2016

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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. Play entire video

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?

Politicians are boring

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 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.

The cost of free trade

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

Don’t despair

William Irwin, author of The Free Market Existentialist, challenges the stereotype that existentialism leads to pessimism. Plus: The compatibility of existentialism and capitalism.

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Deed before creed

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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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Green magic

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Scholar of religion Jenny Butler explains why many Pagans are ardent environmentalists.

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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?

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God is love, literally

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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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The DMZ

Surrendering the White Knight

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Paul Ryan erred when he said the GOP nominee should only be someone who ran in the primaries.