logo

1 October 2016

logo

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

On Friedersdorf, Mark and Conor kick things off by discussing the Pope’s resignation and how American Catholics are processing it. Can the Church change the internal culture that enabled the sex abuse cover-up? They next explore this question: Is it possible to be an NFL star and a good Christian? And is the idea that sports build character just a myth? Mark explains why he wants to develop the habit of occasionally smoking pot. And Conor argues that in the war on terror, Americans ought to show more courage.

Play entire video
Recorded:Feb 21    Posted:Feb 25, 2013
Download:
mp4
mp3
Friedersdorf | Feb 25, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf & Mark Oppenheimer

Rational Actors

How the GOP echo chamber was built

playvideo screenshot

Kevin Glass and Matt Sheffield argue that the con­serv­ative media helped marginalize itself. Plus: The grand delusion of the Grand Old Party.

MeaningofLife.tv

Why death is not the end

playvideo screenshot

Secular Buddhist Stephen Batchelor explains how he comes to terms with mortality without believing in reincarnation.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Knowing the divine

playvideo screenshot

Father Anthony Silvia, a Gnostic priest, on experiencing “gnosis.” Plus: The Gnostic creation story.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Glenn Show

Is racism a root cause?

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack evaluate Hillary’s debate claims about the link between bias and social ills.

MeaningofLife.tv

It’s not the economy, stupid

playvideo screenshot

Political scientist Roger Petersen argues that support for Trump is driven more by the psychology of group identity than by economic grievances.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Does suffering pervade life?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Erik Braun, author of The Birth of Insight, explain the Buddhist idea of dukkha. Plus: Meditation for the masses.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

Hillary’s hawkish history

playvideo screenshot

Political scientist Max Abrahms worries about what a Clinton administration foreign policy would look like.

The DMZ

How Trump blew the debate

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the candidate’s biggest mistakes.

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