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23 August 2016

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John talk about the racial politics of the George Zimmerman trial. John offers a thought experiment to people who want Zimmerman behind bars. Glenn says that no matter the verdict, Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy and an outrage. Then, they remember the Henry Louis Gates arrest incident from 2009. Finally, Glenn and John discuss the future of affirmative action after the recent Supreme Court decision.

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Recorded:Jul 12    Posted:Jul 13, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jul 13, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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What is Psychedelic Buddhism?

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

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The second coming of John

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Jessica Sherry, director of the documentary Waiting for John, on why a religious movement hopes for the return of a WWII serviceman.

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Will AI lead to greater inequality?

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

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Is Trump’s endgame Trump TV?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether hiring Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon is Trump’s first step toward building a media empire.

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The importance of philosophy

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

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Why political narratives matter

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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.

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The metaphysical drama behind a human one

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Religious scholar Vadim Putzu gives examples of Kabbalist interpretations of the Torah. Plus: The universe as a speech act.

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How neocons paved the way for Trump

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Journalist Jim Lobe argues that some of Donald Trump’s harshest critics have been inadvertently building a political base for him for decades.

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The psychology of victim blaming

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Professor Liane Young describes the cognitive biases behind unfortunate thinking patterns. Plus: “They just hate us.”

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When does a robot become a slave?

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Robert Wright and philosopher Susan Schneider consider the moral implications of conscious AI. Plus: Uploading consciousness.

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