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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Matthew Yglesias (Vox)

Andrew Breitbart is dead, and Matt is already speaking ill of him. Should we abandon the taboo on criticizing the recently deceased? A new study says the wealthy are less ethical—but are they more jerky because they’re rich, or richer because they’re jerks? Bob thinks university admissions contribute to the jerk problem, and Matt suggests a possible solution. Bob asks Matt to help him overcome his Twitter phobia. Plus: Matt previews his forthcoming e-book, The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Getting meaning from minutiae

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Roohi Choudhry and Eileen Pollack, author of the new book A Perfect Life, on what science, theology, and art have in common.

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The Glenn Show

Is it okay to be rude to cops?

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Glenn Loury and economist Rajiv Sethi debate whether we have a duty to be civil to the police. Plus: Who’s most affected by bad policing?

MeaningofLife.tv

Terrorists are people, too

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Meditation teacher Susan Piver explains why she condemned celebrations of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Plus: Finding compassion for Trump.

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The Glenn Show

Why Black Lives Matter needs white allies

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Glenn Loury argues that the movement requires broad support to achieve structural change. Plus: Unarmed white men are shot by cops, too.

The DMZ

Did Sarah Silverman unite the DNC?

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Bill Scher says the comedian’s off-the-cuff remarks marked a turning point at the convention.

Foreign Entanglements

Latin America: Forgotten, but not gone

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Historian Colin Snider says U.S. policy on the region often seems like an afterthought. Plus: The mood in Brazil before the Olympics.

The DMZ

Which GOPers will survive Trumpocalypse?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how Trump has altered the careers of Republican politicians. Plus: Don’t expect Cruz 2020.

MeaningofLife.tv

Why the Finns use sauna in diplomacy

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“Saunatarian” Jack Tsonis says we tend to miss out on the social dimensions of sauna. Plus: Sauna as a spiritual experience.

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Culturally Determined

Television as a social good

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Daniel Kaufman argues that television unified the country in ways that online media can’t.

The Glenn Show

An “impossible dilemma”

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Glenn Loury and Heather Mac Donald discuss pleas for increased policing among communities that also distrust the cops. Plus: The facts on race-based police shootings.