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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and James Poulos (Forbes, Free Radicals, The Daily Beast)

Conor and James kick things off by musing on what the most radical social experiment in American history might be (hint: it’s not same-sex marriage). James argues that Europe is suffering from a crisis of political leadership and legitimacy, and that countries like Greece have been subsidizing their nationalism. Are idiosyncratic customs like the Spanish siesta doomed? James explains that being a parent is very different than he expected. Will we ever arrive at a science of raising children? Conor argues, contra Tom Friedman, that advertising makes America a more egalitarian country than it would otherwise be. And James explains how to go about being a rock star.

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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.

MeaningofLife.tv

Finding compassion for Trump

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Journalist Oliver Burkeman asks meditation teacher Susan Piver, author of Start Here Now, how Buddhism gave her a new perspective on the candidate she hates.

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The Glenn Show

Are whites the ones most affected by bad policing?

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Glenn Loury and economist Rajiv Sethi discuss how regional differences in law enforcement training affect police shooting outcomes.

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.

The nitty gritty of being president

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David Frum argues that sound policy alone does not make for a competent leader. Plus: Is Trump confused about power?

The Glenn Show

The police are shooting unarmed white men, too

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on the seldom-discussed list of white men wrongfully killed by cops.