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18 June 2024

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Elon’s Sex Scandals, AI Minds, Meditation, Free Will, and Other Things

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom cover the waterfront. Play entire video

The Alien Mind of AI

Robert Wright and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker discuss what AI tells us about the human mind.

A Trump 2.0 Foreign Policy

Robert Wright and Kelley Vlahos, host of the Trip the Beltway Fantastic podcast, discuss the impact on world affairs of a Trump victory in November.

Trump’s Conviction, Russia-Ukraine Escalation

Robert Wright and Andrew Day discuss a busy news week in American politics.

Is Trump worse than Biden on Gaza?

Robert Wright and American Prestige podcast hosts Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner debate.

GPT-4o: harbinger of the Metaverse?

Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss the latest LLM offering from OpenAI.

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.

Has Antisemitism Surged?

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

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.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Confessions of a Black Conservative

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Robert Wright and Glenn Loury discuss Glenn’s new memoir, Late Admissions.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

AI, Techno-optimism, and Cosmic Purpose

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Robert Wright and techno-visionary Kevin Kelly discuss our technological trajectory—and how to grapple with it. Plus: the AI boom vs AI doom, the noosphere, what the universe is for, and more.

The DMZ

Nikki Haley Sells Out. Again.

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss Nikki Haley’s very predictable announcement of support for Donald Trump.

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.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Antisemitism and Free Speech

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