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Recorded:Jun 18    Posted:Jun 29, 2012
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The Wright Show | Jun 29, 2012 | Robert Wright & Dan Ariely

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A multicultural manifesto

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Dan Kaufman and philosopher Bryan Van Norden, author of the new book Taking Back Philosophy, discuss the threat that anti-intellectualism poses to the discipline.

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When choices aren’t created equal

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Brink Lindsey, co-author of the new book The Captured Economy, and Josh Cohen discuss the difference between equal opportunity and equal outcome. Plus: When unions show no sign of return.

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Sympathy for the devil

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What happens if you view perpetrators of sexual assault and harassment in a deterministic light? Robert Wright and philosopher Shaun Nichols discuss.

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Machine. Ghost optional.

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Robert Wright and science journalist John Horgan discuss the range of thought on the mind-body problem, from pure materialism to panpsychism.

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The DMZ

Chelsea for Senate?

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Bill Scher defends his controversial piece suggesting that the Clintons return to Arkansas politics.

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Organized distraction

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Ellen Leanse, author of the new book The Happiness Hack, describes what happens to the brain during a social-media binge session.

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After the purge

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Judith Shulevitz on whether the sexual misconduct scandals will usher in a woman-friendly workplace.

The DMZ

Pro-choice in Alabama

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze Doug Jones’s chances against the scandal-engulfed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

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Surviving college as a conservative

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Philippe Lemoine explains how conservative students can learn to thrive on liberal college campuses. Plus: Changing the narrative on police brutality.

“Are you 18 or older?”

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Kate Lister, author of the upcoming book A Curious History of Sex, explains how overexposure to pornography is changing sex norms for teenagers.