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30 March 2017

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What Trump means for the “privilege wars”

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Phoebe Maltz Bovy, author of the new book The Perils of “Privilege”, on how the president changed the discussion about political correctness. Play entire video

Erasing war memories

Robert Wright and philosopher Matthew Liao raise ethical questions about using biotech to make better soldiers. Plus: Get cat vision, save the planet.

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Will Trump go big and then go home?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on whether the president has promised too much. Plus: Trump to House: Be afraid.

The electorate has spoken

Ann Althouse says the Resistance is resisting democracy, not just Trump.

How do you say “quid pro quo” in Russian?

Robert Wright and journalist Marcy Wheeler on possible Trump administration corruption. Plus: What Comey revealed about the Trump-Russia investigation.

You’re what’s wrong with Twitter

Emily Parker reflects on what running a “troll-free” site taught her about how human nature hinders civil discourse online.

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Trump, Storyteller-in-Chief

Robert Wright and economist Andrés Rondón on why political narratives don’t need much in the way of facts. Plus: Is Trump America’s Hugo Chávez?

The prison of belief

Journalist Tony Ortega talks about the literal and metaphorical bars that keep people in Scientology. Plus: The sci-fi religion.

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The Glenn Show

Keeping kids from committing violent crime

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Harold Pollack explains his research on programs that actually work. Plus: Medicaid the Republican way.

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The hermit’s mind

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Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing, explains how two years alone in the woods changed the way he sees the world.

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The errors of Daniel Dennett

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Massimo Pigliucci critiques the philosopher’s views on consciousness.

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The Glenn Show

Carrot or stick?

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Economists Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry on the debate over how social programs should shape behavior. Plus: Who needs college?

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Does Chicago need a crackdown?

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Glenn Loury and Alden Loury debate how to stop the shootings. Plus: Life on the South Side.

The DMZ

What Trump should learn from Bill Clinton

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Bill Scher explains how the former president’s legislative failures could guide the administration on health care. Plus: Paul Ryan’s bubble.