logo

27 September 2016

logo

Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits)

On a special crossover edition of Friedersdorf and The Posner Show, Conor and Sarah review the political conventions. Conor was disturbed by Joe Biden’s bloodlust, but was impressed by Bill Clinton’s speech. Turning a skeptical eye to the speeches by Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, Sarah and Conor discuss the folly of understanding a politician “as a person.” They then talk about how the tension between neoconservatives and budget hawks at the Republican National Convention went unacknowledged. Conor explores the problems in Romney’s plan for Medicare. Finally, Conor and Sarah lament that Democrats have abandoned the civil liberties positions they held in 2008.

Play entire video
Recorded:Dec 31    Posted:Sep 8, 2012
Download:
mp4
mp3
Friedersdorf | Sep 8, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Sarah Posner

MeaningofLife.tv

Get your yoga selfies in order

playvideo screenshot

Youtube star and PhD in visionboardology JP Sears gives advice on how to seem more spiritual than you are.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

The art of the urinal

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci consider Marcel Duchamp’s legacy and why it’s so hard to define art. Plus: What shapes our moral instincts?

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Arduous empathy

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and David Corn work to understand why so many voters feel drawn to Trump.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

An evil creator

playvideo screenshot

Father Anthony Silvia gives the Gnostic view of how the world came to be.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Meditation for the masses

playvideo screenshot

Erik Braun, author of The Birth of Insight, explains how a practice that was long rare among Asian Buddhists went mainstream.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Glenn Show

Should politicians underestimate voter intelligence?

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and write-in presidential candidate Larry Kotlikoff discuss how much of politics is the art of persuasion. Plus: Larry Kotlikoff for president?

Rational Actors

The grand delusion of the Grand Old Party

playvideo screenshot

Matthew Sheffield argues that conservative news outlets are not as influential as Republicans believe.

MeaningofLife.tv

Plant life as a spiritual ideal

playvideo screenshot

George Young explains why Soviet biologist Vladimir Vernadsky thought humans should become more like plants. Plus: Futurists from the past.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

The story about Jimmy Carter you’ve probably never heard

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why some political stories don’t stand the test of time. Plus: Are we too concerned with Clinton’s health?