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Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Marc Tracy (The New Republic, Jewish Jocks)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa asks Marc about his recent article on the looming “Daddy Wars.” Why aren’t men having the same conversation as women about having it all? They explore how sitcoms portray fatherhood, and focus in particular on the tragedy of 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy. In the wake of James Gandolfini’s recent death, they discuss the complex depiction of fatherhood on The Sopranos. Finally, they consider Don Draper’s parenting skills in the just-concluded sixth season of Mad Men. (contains spoilers)

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Recorded:Jun 27    Posted:Jun 28, 2013
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Critic Proof | Jun 28, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Marc Tracy

Culturally Determined

Politainment

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and David Ottlinger discuss what is lost when politics merges with entertainment.

Feminine Chaos

White women as victims vs. white women as oppressors

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield discuss how race and gender intersected in the aftermath of the Kavanaugh hearings.

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Obama and Trump vs. “the blob”

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Stephen Walt, author of the new book The Hell of Good Intentions, discusses the two presidents’ difficulties changing American foreign policy.

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An antidote to political tribalism: “lottocracy”

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Philosopher Alex Guerrero argues that a system where politicians are selected by lottery from the general populace would heal America’s fractured politics.

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How to use an “implementation intention”

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Psychologist John Bargh, author of Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do, describes a technique that helps you do hard-to-do things.

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The DMZ

Will conservative anger last until November?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether Republican momentum from the Kavanaugh hearings will bear out on Election Day.

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Is what happens on Twitter real or fake?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Lauren Oyler, who recently wrote about social media’s effects in The Baffler.

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The Glenn Show

Costs now, possible benefits for our grandkids

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Glenn Loury and climate scientist Patrick T. Brown discuss the difficulties in fighting climate change.

The Wright Show

Who started the new Cold War?

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Robert Wright and Peter Beinart discuss the roles of Russia and the US in raising tensions between them.

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Buddhist wisdom for the Trump era

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Robert Wright speaks with Lama Surya Das about trying to view the turbulent events of the day with equanimity.

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