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14 December 2019

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When online news was born

Robert Wright speaks with Alan Rusbridger, author of the new book Breaking News and former editor-in-chief of the Guardian, about the earliest years of digital media. Play entire video

Epicureanism vs. Stoicism

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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Racially charged hoaxes

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

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.

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 Booker struck out

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

The DMZ

One-term Biden?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis look to the nomination of James K. Polk to explore what could happen if Biden pledged to only serve a single term.

The Glenn Show

Did George Zimmerman have a rational prejudice?

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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.

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Varieties of mystical experience

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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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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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