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Recorded:Oct 13    Posted:Oct 13, 2011
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Values Added | Oct 13, 2011 | Nathan Schneider & Mike Konczal

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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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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.

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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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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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How to survive a mugging

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Dan Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the philosophy behind conservative pro-gun arguments.

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The Wright Show

Should Democrats run progressive rockstars or boring moderates?

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Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner and Mark Schmitt about the lessons Democrats should take from election night.

The DMZ

How to woo white voters

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Bill Scher argues that non-white Democrats who won yesterday knew how to speak to their white constituents.

Feminine Chaos

The economics of online outrage

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield examine why so much contemporary cultural criticism involves extreme reactions.

The Wright Show

Post-election fears in Brazil

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Hugo Godinho, speaking from São Paulo, describes fears on Brazil’s left about the country’s future under President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump.