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Adam Serwer (Mother Jones) and Anna Holmes (Yahoo! News)

On the premiere episode of Adamize, Adam Serwer talks to Anna Holmes about the London Olympics, touching on the racial politics surrounding gymnast Gabby Douglas and the fetishization of biracial women like hurdler Lolo Jones. Adam notices that female athletes are overshadowing the male athletes this year. Pivoting to the election, Anna asks whether attempts to paint Obama as a cultural “other” will work. Adam wonders what’s in Mitt’s tax returns, and stands in awe of Harry Reid’s wild allegations about Romney’s taxes. In closing, Anna suggests that Democrats should “troll” Republicans more often.

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Recorded:Aug 10    Posted:Aug 11, 2012
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Adamize | Aug 11, 2012 | Adam Serwer & Anna Holmes

Culturally Determined

Was Stan Lee our Shakespeare?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Jeet Heer assess the legacy of the work created by Lee with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics.

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What is “compatibilism”?

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Philosopher Eddy Nahmias lays out the view that free will and determinism can be reconciled.

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The DMZ

“Be patient, young Democrats!”

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Bill Scher argues that after the midterm win, there’s no urgent need to replace Nancy Pelosi as a party leader.

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Don’t be the alpha dog

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Animal behaviorist Rebecca Lohnes explains how a flawed study of wolves led to bad ideas about how to train dogs.

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Having a beer with Jesus

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Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann talks about the phenomenon of a “hyper-real God” that she encountered in American evangelical churches.

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The Wright Show

How to break up Google and Amazon

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Tim Wu, author of the new book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age, discusses ways to implement a more aggressive antitrust policy.

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What is beauty to humans, birds, and baboons?

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Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein remembers a moment of awe she shared with a troop of baboons.

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Explaining “neo-Shamanism”

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Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the book How Soon Is Now?, discusses the neo-Shamanic movement and whether it furthers the goals of capitalism.

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How to survive a mugging

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Dan Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the philosophy behind conservative pro-gun arguments.

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The Wright Show

Should Democrats run progressive rockstars or boring moderates?

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Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner and Mark Schmitt about the lessons Democrats should take from election night.