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18 May 2024

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In Defense of AI Doomerism

Robert Wright and AI safety activist Liron Shapira discuss the case for treating AI as an existential threat. Plus: The OpenAI resignations, the “Pause AI” movement, assessing Altman’s AI safety sincerity, and more. Play entire video

Stormy Daniels’ Graphic Testimony

Why are evangelicals sticking with Trump despite his adultery? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Antisemitism and Free Speech

Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss campus controversies, media misinformation, and whether the “new atheists” get religion wrong.

Trump’s 2nd Term Plan: Be MEANER

Should we be freaked out about Trump’s second-term agenda? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

A Debate on Israel-Palestine

Coleman Hughes, author of The End of Race Politics, talks to Robert Wright about campus protests, the war in Gaza, and Palestinian national identity.

Campus Protests, Dennett’s Legacy

Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss the pro-Palestine student protests and their fallout. Plus: Remembering—and disagreeing with—Daniel Dennett.

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.

Thinking Back on Kahneman, Fast and Slow

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

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.

The DMZ

Trump and Biden are Set to Debate

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What’s behind Biden’s decision to schedule early debates with Trump? Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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Has Antisemitism Surged?

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Robert Wright and The Free Press reporter Eli Lake discuss campus protests, free speech controversies, DEI, and the Israel lobby.

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How Joe Biden Saved Ukraine (And Nobody Noticed)

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Does Biden deserve more credit for averting an Israel-Iran war and securing Ukraine aid? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss.

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Why did Putin turn against the West?

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Robert Wright and Russian journalist and futurist Anatoly Karlin discuss the issue.

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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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Israel out of control

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