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22 September 2018

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Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Scott Meslow (The Week)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Scott dissect the shocking Breaking Bad episode “Ozymandias” (contains spoilers). Why are some viewers still rooting for Walter White? They compare Skyler with Carmella Soprano, and Breaking Bad and The Sopranos more generally. What will the show’s ending say about Breaking Bad‘s moral universe? Moving on to the new TV season, Alyssa and Scott eviscerate Dads but are optimistic about Brooklyn Nine-Nine. They discuss whether Masters of Sex represents an evolution of the prestige drama, and close by offering some recommendations for other new shows to watch.

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Recorded:Sep 18    Posted:Sep 19, 2013
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Critic Proof | Sep 19, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Scott Meslow

The Wright Show

Is Alex Jones a free speech martyr?

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Robert Wright and David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression, discuss the conspiracy theorist’s banishment by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

MeaningofLife.tv

What does #MeToo reveal about the Catholic Church?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Christopher White, national correspondent for the Catholic news site Crux, revisit the 2002 Church sex abuse scandal in light of the #MeToo movement.

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The DMZ

Affluenza at Georgetown Prep

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why some conservative women are reluctant to dismiss the claims made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

MeaningofLife.tv

“We should just cut each other some slack”

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John Horgan explains how writing his new free e-book, Mind-Body Problems, made him embrace some wacky theories of consciousness.

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Feminine Chaos

Redemption essays by #MeToo men

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield analyze whether the recent personal essays by Jian Ghomeshi and John Hockenberry should have been published.

The Wright Show

Is Trump scary or pathetic?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether creeping authoritarianism is a real danger.

The Wright Show

“I did not find the book to be surprising or shocking”

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National security reporter Marc Ambinder critiques Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration.

Market solutions to inequality

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Economist Robin Hanson and social scientist Simon DeDeo debate the social and economic causes of the gender pay gap.

The DMZ

The politics of hurricanes

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As Hurricane Florence nears the coast, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the political effect of massive storms.