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Bloggingheads.tv | Aug 30, 2015 | Jonathan Phillips & Brent Strickland

MeaningofLife.tv

The domestication of the human species

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Primatologist Richard Wrangham, author of the new book The Goodness Paradox, discusses how our ancestors dealt with violent males—and made our species gentler.

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Culturally Determined

How to survive cancellation

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Phoebe Maltz Bovy consider how much power “cancellation culture” really has.

The Glenn Show

A history of black poverty

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In a panel discussion at Harvard with Glenn Loury, John McWhorter explains what led to endemic black poverty in America.

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Beauty and the divine

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Robert Wright and theologian John Thatamanil discuss the role of beauty in the “process theology” of Alfred North Whitehead.

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Dating while desi

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Historians Bill Black and Varsha Venkatasubramanian discuss Varsha’s encounters with Hindu nationalists in the Bay Area dating scene.

Feminine Chaos

The case against “sensitivity readers”

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy critique the new publishing industry practice of reviewing manuscripts for potentially offensive content.

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Is three a crowd?

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Robert Wright speaks with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller about the logic and benefits of polyamorous relationships.

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Culturally Determined

Is Game of Thrones the last of its kind?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Sweeney consider whether there will ever be another show with such cultural resonance.

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Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

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B. D. McClay discusses how early Christian thinkers tried to reckon with the body and the spirit.

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The DMZ

The boundaries of journalism

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the arrest of Julian Assange and the relationship between journalists and their sources.