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23 October 2019

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Is Matt Lewis in the Resistance now?

Bill Scher talks to Lewis about his opposition to Trump. Play entire video

A Nobel winner!

Science writer John Horgan explains the “long bet” he just won over string theory and the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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The Rihanna interview gone wrong

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the bizarre Twitter backlash to Rihanna’s recent interview in Vogue.

Did “Putin win” in Syria?

Max Blumenthal offers a dissenting view on the effects of Turkey’s incursion into Syria.

Should we fear violent civil unrest?

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter examine the extreme risks of impeaching and convicting Trump.

A magazine of ideas in an online world

Robert Wright speaks with Chris Lehmann, the new editor of The New Republic.

Watch what you say!

Bhikkhu Bodhi, a translator of ancient Buddhist texts, discusses the demanding Buddhist ideal of “right speech.”

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Is Trump worth impeaching?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Democrats are taking a major risk by pushing for Trump’s impeachment.

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How do you know your hands exist?

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Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell debate Wittgenstein and philosophical skepticism.

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Don’t fear the algorithm

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Robert Wright speaks with communications professor Nicholas Diakopoulos, author of the new book Automating the News: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media.

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Millennials and magic

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Cait Raft and Drew Spears, the cohosts of This Podcast Is Self Care, about why many young people are embracing tarot, astrology, and crystals.

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Is free college a good idea?

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Noah Smith and Ben Burgis debate the pros and cons of Bernie Sanders’s proposal for free tuition at all public universities.

The Glenn Show

What happens if affirmative action is eliminated?

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Glenn Loury considers the question at an event hosted by the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community.