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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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Recorded:May 14    Posted:May 15, 2012
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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.

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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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Was Milo wronged?

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Ann Althouse questions whether the provocateur’s pedophilia comments should have caused his downfall.

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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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Christian transhumanism

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Micah Redding argues that technological progress is part of God’s plan.

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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?

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Meditate on this!

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Former Buddhist monk Jason Siff makes the case for focusing on your body, not your breath. Plus: Beyond mere mindfulness.

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