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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Alex Schmidt (alexandraschmidt.com)

Alex and Conor kick off their conversation by talking about the evolution of Internet comment sections. Alex explains why she goes out of her way to use less technology than she could. Should the government mandate energy efficiency? Conor and Alex have a surprisingly intense debate about whether or not Los Angeles has pleasant weather, leading Conor to claim, in an assertion of Golden State pride, that California does more to shape the national culture than New York. And they conclude by discussing whether iPods have changed the way we listen to music for the worse.

Recorded:Mar 20    Posted:Mar 21, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Mar 21, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Alex Schmidt

Friedersdorf

What’s behind the achievement gap?

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Conor Friedersdorf and Freddie deBoer debate whether it’s poverty, property values, or something else. Plus:No excuses,” no credibility?   Play entire video

Science Faction

The problem with a “universe from nothing”

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John Horgan and George Johnson critique Lawrence Krauss’s explanation for why there is something rather than nothing. Plus: Honorable agnosticism.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Can Iran be reintegrated into the world?

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Robert Wright speaks with Hooman Majd, who recently reported from the Iranian nuclear negotiations in Vienna. Plus: Will there be an Iranian nuclear deal?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Can people live without a government?

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Kevin Glass talks to Ben Terris, who recently visited Porcfest, a libertarian gathering in New Hampshire. Plus: Visiting the “libertarian Burning Man.”   Play entire video

Drezburt

Is the two-state solution really and truly dead?

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner analyze the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Plus: Putin gets trapped by his own propaganda.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Did China just snub North Korea?

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Yong Kwon and Steven Denney consider whether tension is brewing between North Korea and China. Plus: Being pro-Japanese in South Korea.   Play entire video

Worldwise

How will the world react to MH17?

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Volodymyr Yermolenko, from Kiev, talks to Robert Wright. Plus: Who are the “Cossacks” who allegedly shot down MH17?   Play entire video

The DMZ

Should the Dems go hard populist?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Democrats should play it safe or follow Elizabeth Warren’s lead. Plus: How going on cable news is like doing heroin.   Play entire video

The Posner Show

The boss and your birth control

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Sarah Posner and Kara Loewentheil discuss whether Hobby Lobby fits into a larger phenomenon of shrinking workers’ rights. Plus: Who gets a religious exemption?   Play entire video