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16 June 2019

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Envisioning a post-Trump foreign policy

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what the next Democratic president would do if Trump loses in 2020. Play entire video

“This is my home”

Chris Arnade, author of the new book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, discusses why many Americans don’t move away from where they grew up to seek better opportunities.

Abuse in the yoga community

Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities.

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The downside of civic engagement

Oliver Burkeman, author of the recent Guardian essay “How the news took over reality,” says viewing the world through a political lens may ultimately be bad for democracy.

Families divided by politics

Glenn Loury and Darrell West, author of the new book Divided Politics, Divided Nation, discuss how highly polarized politics affects their personal lives.

Should Facebook ban fake news?

David Kaye, author of the new book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, considers the recent controversy over a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi.

Mindfulness as a weapon against Trumpian tribalism

In a lecture at Union Theological Seminary, Robert Wright outlines an alternative form of resistance.

Is philosophy “okay”?

Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss the state of the discipline and the role of altruism in the lives of philosophy professors.

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The Wright Show

How do Iranians view Trump?

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Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi explains.

The DMZ

Into the Amash pit

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Matt Lewis explains why he would readily vote for libertarian GOP congressman Justin Amash, who is weighing a presidential run.

The Wright Show

Is political reform in China dead?

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Robert Wright speaks to Gabriel Wildau, former Shanghai bureau chief for the Financial Times, about dashed hopes for democratic reform 30 years after Tiananmen Square.

Feminine Chaos

Moby’s May-December fantasy

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the politics of romantic relationships with significant age gaps.

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How recovered memory therapy led to the Satanic panic

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Sarah Marshall describes the strange origins of the Satanic ritual abuse panic that swept the US during the 1980s.

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The DMZ

Big crowds and yard signs

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis say that there’s more to winning the presidential nomination than filling auditoriums.