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Recorded:Jun 16    Posted:Jun 28, 2009
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Percontations | Jun 28, 2009 | Joshua Knobe & John Jost

Showing sign language to non-signers

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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

Theology via drug trip

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John Horgan describes how an intense psychedelic experience affected his view of reality.

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The legacy of Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not a Christian”

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Massimo Pigliucci describes the personal impact of the philosopher’s famous defense of atheism.

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The Glenn Show

What makes homicide detectives different

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

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Confronting grief and loss in the humanist tradition

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Michael Price speaks with Greg Epstein, the humanist chaplain at Harvard. Plus: A humanist’s perspective on the meaning of life.

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Woodruff & Strauss

Is Russ Feingold coming back to the Senate?

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Betsy Woodruff and Jessie Opoien preview the Wisconsin race, a rematch of 2010. Plus: What it now means to be conservative on immigration.

Washington Monthly

The psychology behind “Benghazi fever”

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Paul Glastris lays out his theory of why the 2012 consulate attack continues to resonate on the right. Plus: The progressive case for President Trump.

The Glenn Show

What economists know about the minimum wage

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Glenn Loury speaks with David Neumark, who critiques writers like Paul Krugman. Plus: Do workers earn what they’re worth?

MeaningofLife.tv

What the Koran says about the salvation of non-Muslims

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Robert Wright speaks with Muslim theologian Jerusha Lamptey. Plus: A path toward Islam.

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Do “core memories” exist?

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Psychologist Dacher Keltner, an adviser on the Pixar movie Inside Out, discusses the science of memory and emotion. Plus: Finding the positive in negative emotions.

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