Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Amanda Mull, author of the recent essay “Body Positivity Is a Scam,” about how the social network can shape one’s self-image.
Omar Baddar of the Arab American Institute outlines which media outlets do a good job at illuminating the Palestinian perspective.
Robert Wright speaks with Jim Holt, author of the new book When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought, about how Einstein conceived his relativity theories.Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv
Bill Scher and Matt Lewis make sense of partisan reactions to Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un.
Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss whether John’s upbringing disqualifies him from speaking on blackness in America.
Ross Douthat, author of the new book To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism, speaks to Father William Dailey about the relevance of the Vatican to the lives of most Catholics.Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv
Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze Trump’s criminal pardons, including a rumored pardon for disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.
The Glenn Show
Glenn Loury and Bret Weinstein discuss Trump’s knack for baiting the left into opposing regular people’s “common sense” beliefs.
Adam Frank, author of the new book Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, speculates that climate change may be the “great filter” that stops extraterrestrial civilizations from reaching maturity.Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv
The Wright Show
Robert Wright speaks with Wajahat Ali, who wrote a controversial Atlantic article on visiting the West Bank, about how the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is framed.
Jason Zinoman, author of the biography Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night, reviewed all of Trump’s appearances on Letterman’s shows over the past 30 years.