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Recorded:Dec 23    Posted:Dec 31, 2014
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The DMZ | Dec 31, 2014 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

MeaningofLife.tv

Why do we laugh?

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Economist Robin Hanson says laughter is about the preservation and violation of norms.

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The DMZ

Open season on mocking the right

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In light of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest stunts, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why the right is so vulnerable to satire.

Culturally Determined

Down the QAnon rabbit hole

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Will Sommer discuss the most popular right-wing conspiracy theory of the Trump era.

The Wright Show

Why does Trump like Putin so much?

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In the wake of the leaders’ joint press conference, Robert Wright and Jacob Heilbrunn consider the possibilities.

MeaningofLife.tv

Try this at home

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Philosopher Thomas Metzinger suggests using a hammer and a rubber glove to change your perception of your self.

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The DMZ

The wrong pick?

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Matt Lewis argues that Trump erred by choosing Brett Kavanaugh instead of Amy Barrett for the Supreme Court.

MeaningofLife.tv

Are the deepest questions unanswerable?

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Michael Shermer discusses his controversial Scientific American column on God, free will, and consciousness.

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Sex, labor, and moral panic

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Adult-film actress and activist Arabelle Raphael explains how the legal definition of “sex trafficking” is used to criminalize legal sex work.