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21 January 2020

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Stephen King and diversity vs. quality

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kat Rosenfield analyze King's controversial tweets about his Oscar nomination votes. Play entire video

Will Iraq actually expel US forces?

Robert Wright and Eli Lake debate the American role in Iraq after the assassination of Suleimani.

Critiquing The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

Glenn Loury and law professor Scott Gerber review Corey Robin’s new book on the Supreme Court Justice.

What good comes from highlighting the good stuff?

Robert Wright speaks with Zachary Karabell, who is creating a group of thinkers called the Progress Network, about the relative merits of upbeat and downbeat assessments of the world situation.

The many reasons Tulsi drives people crazy

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Tracey explore why Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is such a controversial figure.

The great bed frame debate

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy analyze a viral tweet advising women to not date men who don’t own bed frames.

Examining “toxic femininity”

Glenn Loury talks to Meghan Daum, author of the new book The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.

Matt’s mom turns against Trump

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether other Christian conservatives will join Matt’s mother in abandoning Trump.

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Being a parent is a spiritual path

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John Horgan speaks with psychologist Steve Taylor, author of the book Spiritual Science, about pursuing a contemplative life while raising children.

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The DMZ

Trump’s mixed messages on Iran

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the killing of Gen. Suleimani and the Iranian reaction.

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What—if anything—is moral truth?

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Robert Wright and philosopher Gideon Rosen discuss the meaning of the term “moral realism.”

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Can philosophy help NYC?

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Daniel Kaufman speaks with Joseph Biehl, founder of the Gotham Philosophical Society.

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