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Recorded:May 14    Posted:May 15, 2010
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The Week in Blog | May 15, 2010 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

The Glenn Show

The black politicians who embraced the war on drugs

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Glenn Loury speaks with James Forman, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning book Locking Up Our Own, about how black leaders dealt with the crime wave that started in the late ’60s.

The Wright Show

Strangulation and other forms of male social control

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Robert Wright speaks with philosopher Kate Manne, author of the book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.

Culturally Determined

Was Stan Lee our Shakespeare?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Jeet Heer assess the legacy of the work created by Lee with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics.

MeaningofLife.tv

What is “compatibilism”?

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Philosopher Eddy Nahmias lays out the view that free will and determinism can be reconciled.

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The DMZ

“Be patient, young Democrats!”

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Bill Scher argues that after the midterm win, there’s no urgent need to replace Nancy Pelosi as a party leader.

MeaningofLife.tv

Don’t be the alpha dog

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Animal behaviorist Rebecca Lohnes explains how a flawed study of wolves led to bad ideas about how to train dogs.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Having a beer with Jesus

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Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann talks about the phenomenon of a “hyper-real God” that she encountered in American evangelical churches.

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The Wright Show

How to break up Google and Amazon

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Tim Wu, author of the new book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age, discusses ways to implement a more aggressive antitrust policy.

MeaningofLife.tv

What is beauty to humans, birds, and baboons?

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Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein remembers a moment of awe she shared with a troop of baboons.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Explaining “neo-Shamanism”

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Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the book How Soon Is Now?, discusses the neo-Shamanic movement and whether it furthers the goals of capitalism.

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