logo

28 August 2016

logo

Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Mark Oppenheimer (The New York Times, markoppenheimer.com)

On Friedersdorf, the conversation kicks off with Mark discussing his column on purity balls, where fathers pledge to protect the chastity of their daughters. They next talk about Mark’s profile of David Frum—are Frum’s politics a psychological reaction to his famous mother? Conor disagrees with Frum’s dismissal of libertarianism, but thinks he deserves credit for publicly changing his mind at some cost to his financial well-being. The two go on to consider what the goal of parenting is, and the thing that parents in Mark’s neighborhood fear most. They discuss the good and the bad (but mainly the good) of the sexual revolution, and Conor argues that society should stigmatize absent fathers.

Play entire video
Recorded:Jul 20    Posted:Jul 23, 2012
Download:
mp4
mp3
Friedersdorf | Jul 23, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Mark Oppenheimer

Drezburt

Trump as national gatekeeper

playvideo screenshot

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner discuss the candidate’s attempted pivot on immigration policy. Plus: Has Trumpism maxed out?

The Wright Show

Forgiving Trump

playvideo screenshot

Journalist Sam Tanenhaus explains how Trump supporters process his most offensive remarks.

MeaningofLife.tv

Combating the “narcissism epidemic”

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God, consider the need for moral education in a secular age. Plus: Death deserves discussion.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

How to talk about religious beliefs

playvideo screenshot

Professor Daniel Ogilvie shares his experience getting students to reflect on their ideas about the soul. Plus: When the afterlife became a reward.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

How the GOP can rebuild

playvideo screenshot

Matt Lewis outlines what must happen for the Republican party to “correct itself.” Plus: Is Trump’s endgame Trump TV?

MeaningofLife.tv

What’s religion good for?

playvideo screenshot

Philip Menchaca and Jessica Sherry consider what “cargo cults” show about the function of religion. Plus: The unique beliefs of the John Frum movement.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

What is Psychedelic Buddhism?

playvideo screenshot

Douglas Osto, author of Altered States, describes a new kind of American spirituality that has emerged since the 1960s. Plus: Gateway drugs to Buddhism.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Will AI lead to greater inequality?

playvideo screenshot

Robin Hanson and James Hughes consider the economic effects of future tech. Plus: Robot “zombies” vs. conscious AI.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

The importance of philosophy

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci on why the discipline is more than a series of intellectual exercises. Plus: Making progress in ethics.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Why political narratives matter

playvideo screenshot

Matt Lewis argues that the post-election story Republicans tell themselves will determine whether the GOP successfully modernizes. Plus: The possible damage of a protest vote.