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18 August 2019

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Conor Friedersdorf (The AtlanticMeeting Triumph and Disaster) and Elizabeth Nolan Brown (Reason, elizabethnolanbrown.com, Feminists for Liberty)

On Friedersdorf, Conor and Elizabeth consider how Bushwick, Brooklyn quickly went from post-apocalyptic wasteland to hipster paradise. They discuss the new season of Arrested Development on Netflix and how binge watching has changed our relationship with TV. They move on to a controversial essay by a woman who chooses not to use birth control, which leads to a consideration of new ways that non-fiction writers can tell stories. Is Mark Bittman wrong about eating meat? And is a Northwestern student wrong to refuse to sing a song with lyrics by Walt Whitman?

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Recorded:May 30    Posted:Jun 5, 2013
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Friedersdorf | Jun 5, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf & Elizabeth Nolan Brown

The Wright Show

The real villains in the medical establishment

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Brink Lindsey argues that Democrats have erred by attacking health insurance companies instead of the real malefactors—doctors and hospitals.

The Wright Show

Jeffrey Epstein and the corruption of academia

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss Epstein’s history of giving money to academics.

Culturally Determined

Cracking jokes about Epstein

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner discuss how the shock at Jeffrey Epstein’s death quickly turned into a gleeful jokefest on social media.

The Glenn Show

Privileging Western culture

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Glenn Loury talks with Penn Law professor Amy Wax about the idea of giving preferential treatment to immigrants from Western nations.

Culturally Determined

Chris Christie and Tony Soprano

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Erin Schwartz, who recently wrote about viewing The Sopranos through the lens of New Jersey politics and culture.

MeaningofLife.tv

Western philosophy and white supremacism

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Philosopher Crispin Sartwell lays out his argument comparing mind-body dualism with racism.

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MeaningofLife.tv

The trouble with corporate mindfulness

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Robert Wright speaks with Ronald Purser, author of the new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

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Culturally Determined

Jeffrey Epstein and the failures of capitalism

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner debate capitalism, socialism, and hierarchy through the lens of the Epstein scandal.