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11 December 2019

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Did George Zimmerman have a rational prejudice?

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the Trayvon Martin case in the wake of a new film claiming that state prosecutors engaged in a conspiracy to frame Zimmerman. Play entire video

The disappointing personal morality of moral philosophers

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss whether philosophy makes one better at living.

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Liz vs. Bernie on foreign policy

Daniel Drezner and Daniel Bessner analyze the differences between how Warren and Sanders view the world.

Varieties of mystical experience

Robert Wright speaks with Jay Michaelson, author of the new book Enlightenment by Trial and Error, about enlightenment in the Buddhist and Jewish traditions.

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Gen X feminists vs. Millennial feminists

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy speak with Meghan Daum, author of the new book The Problem with Everything.

A changed heart vs. a false front

David Ottlinger speaks with philosopher J.P. Messina about the distorting effects of social censorship.

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How to get old people to care more about climate change

Glenn Loury talks to economist Laurence Kotlikoff, co-author of the new paper “Making Carbon Taxation a Generational Win Win.”

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Epicureanism vs. Stoicism

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Robert Wright speaks with Catherine Wilson, author of the new book How to Be an Epicurean, about the rival ancient philosophies.

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The Glenn Show

Racially charged hoaxes

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter react to a new documentary alleging a conspiracy in the Trayvon Martin case.

The DMZ

The case for dragging out impeachment

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Democrats should wait for other shoes to drop.

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How empathy can tear us apart

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Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Paul Bloom about a new study on empathy and political polarization.

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The DMZ

How Booker struck out

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the senator from New Jersey’s inability to stick to his core brand.

The Wright Show

A thin membrane between life and magic

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Robert Wright speaks with Michael Powell, author of the new book Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation, about the syncretism of traditional and Christian religion among the Navajo.