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Recorded:Mar 5    Posted:Mar 8, 2010
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Bloggingheads.tv | Mar 8, 2010 | William D. Cohan & John Gillespie

Culturally Determined

Whither the nerd?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Miles Klee consider the place of the social outcast after nerd culture has gone mainstream.

Are conservatives getting the “out-group” treatment?

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Mark Kleiman and Megan McArdle discuss perceived prejudice against conservatives in academia and other fields.

Culturally Determined

Sex and the death of Backpage

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Elizabeth Nolan Brown discuss how sex workers will adapt to the federal government’s recent closure of the controversial website.

The Wright Show

A genuine conspiracy

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Ryan Holiday, author of Conspiracy, a new book on the destruction of Gawker, explains how Peter Thiel worked behind the scenes against the website.

The DMZ

Did Paul Ryan fail in his vision?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the House Speaker’s brand of conservatism in the age of Trump.

Culturally Determined

Will good television stand the test of time?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and media critic Sonny Bunch discuss the past and future of the changing medium.

Why Medicare for All is not as simple as it sounds

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Harold Pollack and David Perry point to services for the disabled as something often overlooked by supporters of single-payer healthcare.

MeaningofLife.tv

What brain imaging doesn’t tell us

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Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel discuss the limits of neuroscience in understanding human emotion and cognition.

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The DMZ

Why impeachment isn’t going to happen

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Bill Scher argues that pushing for impeachment is a waste of effort and that a criminal indictment of the president is a surer outcome.