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Science Saturday | Nov 22, 2008 | Carl Zimmer & Tyler Volk

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Epicureanism vs. Stoicism

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Robert Wright speaks with Catherine Wilson, author of the new book How to Be an Epicurean, about the rival ancient philosophies.

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The Glenn Show

Racially charged hoaxes

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter react to a new documentary alleging a conspiracy in the Trayvon Martin case.

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The disappointing personal morality of moral philosophers

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss whether philosophy makes one better at living.

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Liz vs. Bernie on foreign policy

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Daniel Drezner and Daniel Bessner analyze the differences between how Warren and Sanders view the world.

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Varieties of mystical experience

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Robert Wright speaks with Jay Michaelson, author of the new book Enlightenment by Trial and Error, about enlightenment in the Buddhist and Jewish traditions.

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The DMZ

The case for dragging out impeachment

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Democrats should wait for other shoes to drop.

Feminine Chaos

Gen X feminists vs. Millennial feminists

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy speak with Meghan Daum, author of the new book The Problem with Everything.

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How empathy can tear us apart

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Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Paul Bloom about a new study on empathy and political polarization.

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A changed heart vs. a false front

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David Ottlinger speaks with philosopher J.P. Messina about the distorting effects of social censorship.

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