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22 April 2024

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Just ONE MAGA Juror is All TRUMP Needs

Can Trump get one secret partisan on the hush money trial jury to thwart a guilty verdict? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week's DMZ. Play entire video

Can Abortion Sink Trump?

Can Donald Trump move to the center on the issue of abortion? Or will Joe Biden’s ads effectively tie him to the overturning of Roe v. Wade? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Israel out of control

Robert Wright and American Prestige hosts Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner discuss attacks on aid workers and Iran’s embassy.

AI, Rationalism, and the “Great Filter”

Robert Wright and economist and futurist Robin Hanson discuss Robin’s solution to the Fermi Paradox and how AI fits into it. Plus: where rationalist culture gets “cultish”, seeing AI as offspring, and more.

Things to know about the noosphere

Robert Wright and Sister Ilia Delio—theologian, author, and expert on Jesuit priest and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin—discuss what Teilhard described as the “thinking envelope of the Earth.”

Meditation Tips for Beginners (and Non-Beginners)

Neuroscientist Kathryn Devaney of the Berkeley Alembic and Robert Wright discuss meditative best practices, how meditation aids cognitive empathy, whether mindfulness can save us from AI doom, and more.

America’s Blood Bath (and Beyond)

Are media elites overreacting to Donald Trump’s use of the term “bloodbath”? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

The Open Source AI Question

Robert Wright and Nathan Labenz, host of the Cognitive Revolution podcast, discuss all things open source AI—its meaning, its promise, its perils, and more.

Can TikTok Survive?

Should TikTok be banned? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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How Iran’s Attack Benefits Israel

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Iran’s strike on Israel was an “own goal,” Middle East expert Joshua Landis tells Robert Wright.

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Thinking Back on Kahneman, Fast and Slow

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss the late Nobel laureate’s life and legacy.

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RFK Jr.’s Bad VEEP Pick

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Is RFK Jr’s VP pick an affront to democracy? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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What Does Putin Want?

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Robert Wright talks to Nikolay and Kirill of the Russians with Attitudes podcast about Russian politics, the Ukraine war, and Putin’s moderation compared to other Russian elites.

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Elon and Altman: Dueling Messiahs

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom also discuss Elon vs. Don Lemon, Altman vs. the AI #Resistance, Oscar highlights and lowlights, and more.

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Biden could stop the war in Gaza

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Middle-East expert Daniel Levy, speaking to Robert Wright, explains how.