logo

5 September 2015

logo

Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Harold Pollack (University of Chicago, The Century Foundation)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn asks Harold whether social science can make sense of the massacre in Newtown. Harold is disturbed by the way that gun manufacturers advertise their wares and by the “fundamental unreasonableness” of many gun enthusiasts. They also debunk some pernicious myths about guns. Looking back at the election, Harold tries to cure Glenn of his political cynicism. Glenn expresses skepticism about the triumphal narrative of immigration reform. They close with a personal discussion of the generational divide over issues like same-sex marriage.

Play entire video
Recorded:Dec 21    Posted:Dec 24, 2012
Download:
mp4
mp3
The Glenn Show | Dec 24, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

Culturally Determined

Show Me a Hero and solving the tragedy of the commons

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kriston Capps discuss how the HBO miniseries depicted the evolution of public housing.

The DMZ

Have the rules of politics changed?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate the deeper meaning of the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

MeaningofLife.tv

Why does God have to be perfect?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and David Corn contemplate a God who isn’t omnipotent and infinitely good. Plus: How to leave a meaningful legacy.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

What’s so great about volition?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and John Horgan discuss the pros and cons of believing in free will. Plus: Theology via drug trip.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

Showing sign language to non-signers

playvideo screenshot

Brent Strickland describes his experiments testing whether we have an innate sense of whether verbs are “telic,” meaning they having a definite end point.

MeaningofLife.tv

“Knowing how” vs. “knowing that”

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci examine a key distinction raised by the philosopher Gilbert Ryle. Plus: The legacy of Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not a Christian.”

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Glenn Show

What makes homicide detectives different

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury speaks with Jill Leovy, author of the book Ghettoside, about police psychology. Plus: The pettiness of homicide.