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5 June 2020

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Have young people turned away from science fiction?

Daniel Kaufman speaks with comic book writer Milton Lawson.
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Why has the pandemic not united humanity?

Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Paul Bloom about the coronavirus, the famous Robbers Cave experiment, and the social effects of different kinds of common threats.

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Is there any upside to an online shaming?

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the fallout from the Central Park birder incident.

What is it like to be a dog?

Robert Wright and Andrew Sullivan, whose beloved dog Eddy died recently, reflect on canine consciousness.

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The four steps that lead to moral imagination

Robert Wright speaks with Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World.

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A Biden blowout?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether a Biden landslide is possible.

“I’m tired of crazy philosophy”

Daniel Kaufman, who is writing a book arguing for a “pluralist metaphysics,” talks about his project with philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

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The DMZ

Does Steve King’s loss signal the waning of Trumpism?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis analyze the far-right Iowa congressman’s primary defeat.

The DMZ

A socially distanced convention?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the political conventions can take place during the pandemic.

Culturally Determined

“Everything screws the poor”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Chris Arnade, author of the book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, about class and the pandemic.

The Wright Show

After lockdown

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As states start to reopen, Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus look at what we’ve learned and what lies ahead.

The Wright Show

The Trump earthquake that wasn’t

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Robert Wright speaks with Ezra Klein, author of the new book Why We’re Polarized, about whether Trump’s presidency had the potential to spark a national political realignment.