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Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Sean T. Collins (Rolling Stone, Wired.com, Attentiondeficitdisorderly)

Spoiler alert! On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Sean dive deep into the infamous “Red Wedding” episode of Game of Thrones. How did the climactic scene compare to the book? Has the show done a disservice to the character of Catelyn? They discuss how GoT portrays spectacle and extreme violence on a limited budget, compare Walder Frey and Craster, and analyze the series’ portrayal of the evils of war. Turning to Sunday night’s other prestige drama, they wonder whether Mad Men is stuck in a rut and guess where the show will go next.

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Critic Proof | Jun 4, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Sean T. Collins

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.

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The Alien Mind of AI

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

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A Trump 2.0 Foreign Policy

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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.

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Trump’s Conviction, Russia-Ukraine Escalation

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

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Is Trump worse than Biden on Gaza?

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

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.

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GPT-4o: harbinger of the Metaverse?

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

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In Defense of AI Doomerism

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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.

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.