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

This week on The Glenn Show, John and Glenn talk about their personal and professional lives. Have professors abandoned engaging with the broader intellectual world? John announces his new position at Columbia University and Glenn explains why he so loves teaching at a place like Brown. John and Glenn make the case against political correctness in the classroom. John waxes eloquent about the joys and sorrows of fatherhood. Glenn relates his existential crisis in the wake of his wife’s recent death, and John gives him some sage advice.

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Recorded:Apr 23    Posted:Apr 24, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Apr 24, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

The DMZ

Ringmaster Trump

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Bill Scher argues that people should oppose the president-elect by ignoring the whole spectacle. Plus: Buzzfeed’s Trump dump.

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Deep Blue

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Tech entrepreneur James Currier explains why he started Blue, a new spiritual community.

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The reversible universe

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Transhumanist Giulio Prisco, founder of the Turing Church, on the physics that would make it possible to retrieve information from the past. Plus: Become a god for God.

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The meaning of evil

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In this talk delivered at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, Robert Wright offers a modern interpretation of an ancient religious idea.

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Bias or behavior?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider two narratives about the causes of racial inequality. Plus: Can the Chicago attack perpetrators claim victim status?

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Your reality, scaled up

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Marc Perkel makes the case for a cosmic perspective in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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The cosmic war wants you!

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Robert Wright and sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer consider the appeal of ISIS’s apocalyptic vision.

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The “L” word

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When should you call someone a liar? A Sixty-Second Sermon by Robert Wright.

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Seeing invisible people

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In this Sixty-Second Sermon Robert Wright extols the virtues of inverting your perspective.

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