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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Michael Young (The Daily Star, The Ghosts of Martyrs Square)

To find out what’s happening in Syria, Robert Wright talks to journalist Michael Young, based in nearby Lebanon. Is the anti-Assad genie out of the bottle? Is the country on the precipice of a full-blown civil war? Could Arab troops intervene to defend anti-regime protesters? Also, Michael discusses the view from the Middle East on the potential for war with Iran.

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Recorded:Jan 19    Posted:Jan 23, 2012
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Worldwise | Jan 23, 2012 | Robert Wright & Michael Young

MeaningofLife.tv

Theism and the simulation theory

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Christian transhumanist Micah Redding argues that religion and science sometimes use different languages but talk about the same thing. Plus: Christian transhumanism.

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The Glenn Show

Trump talk

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Linguist John McWhorter considers why the president’s speaking style has power.

The Wright Show

Hypothetical Trumps

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Ann Althouse asks liberals to do a thought experiment about their animus toward the president. Plus: Was Milo wronged?

The Glenn Show

#StupidEconomics

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Economists Glenn Loury and Laurence Kotlikoff on the Trump admin­istration’s dangerous ignorance. Plus: The Republican tax on the rich.

MeaningofLife.tv

How to make your dog love you more

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Psychologist Ellen Langer explains how being mindful can change the way pets—and people—treat you.

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Linking action with contemplation

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Mennonite activist Mark Van Steenwyk talks about the interplay between Christian ethics, theology and mysticism. Plus: Trump is good business for anarchists.

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Why do we sleep?

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Psychiatrist Robert Stickgold says sleeping evolved to help us make sense of our experiences. Plus: Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep.

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How things went wrong

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Brink Lindsey argues that American institutions aren’t designed to handle modern politics. Plus: Team red vs. team blue.

The DMZ

The left’s circular firing squad

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Bill Scher argues that progressives are tempting fate by attacking red state Democrats. Plus: Is the “deep state” a danger to democracy?