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23 July 2019

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Jock and Man at Yale

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Glenn Loury discuss the college admissions scandal, university athletics, and affirmative action. Play entire video

Stranger Things and the spirit of Gen X

Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss whether the Netflix hit signals Generation X will have its pop culture moment.

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Searching for the science behind ASMR

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Jamie Lauren Keiles, who recently wrote about ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) for the New York Times Magazine.

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Is meditation “for” something?

Robert Wright, who just returned from a meditation retreat, talks with Josh Summers.

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AOC vs. Pelosi

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the intra-Democratic feud.

What is grace?

Theologian Serene Jones, author of the new book Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World, offers an answer.

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Was Prince genderqueer?

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Jane Clare Jones discuss the late rock star’s expression of gender.

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What’s going on in the heads of Flat Earthers?

Lee McIntyre, author of the new book The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience, explains why no amount of evidence can convince a certain kind of science skeptic.

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Addressing the “mob”

Matt Lewis responds to criticism after his comments about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s border visit went viral on Twitter.

The Wright Show

Are swing voters worth wooing?

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Robert Wright, Mark Schmitt, and Sarah Posner ponder whether Democrats should worry less about cutting into Trump’s coalition and more about mobilizing their own base.

The DMZ

Trump takes on “the Squad”

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss conservative reactions to Trump’s offensive comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.

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Is there consciousness after death?

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John Horgan talks to author Bernardo Kastrup about what happens after we die.

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The Glenn Show

Shifting the focus from racial disparity

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Glenn Loury talks to Coleman Hughes about his recent essay, “Black American Culture and the Racial Wealth Gap.”

The Glenn Show

“The truth hurts”

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Glenn Loury talks with John McWhorter about the challenges he faces in writing his memoir.

Feminine Chaos

The author who lost her book contract because of a tweet

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the recent case of a woman whose publisher canceled her book after she tweeted an unusual photo.