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18 August 2017

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Recorded:Nov 29    Posted:Nov 29, 2016
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Foreign Entanglements | Nov 29, 2016 | Matthew Duss & Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

MeaningofLife.tv

The surprising appeal of “many worlds”

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Brian Greene explains why a bizarre-sounding interpretation of quantum physics is taken seriously.

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The DMZ

Is this really America?

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Bill Scher explains why the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville both represents and rejects basic American values.

MeaningofLife.tv

Wrestling with determinism

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Ted Chiang, the writer behind Arrival, argues you should try to make an effort even if your future is set. Plus: Meet the Predictor.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Get over it!

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Robert Wright and Massimo Pigliucci on what Buddhism and Stoicism say about dealing with regret. Plus: Anxious? Embrace it.

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Culturally Determined

Mining for controversy

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kat Rosenfield, author of a new piece on controversies in young adult fiction, consider why outrage fuels online discourse.

The Glenn Show

When is a cop’s fear defensible?

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Glenn Loury considers the circumstances of Philando Castile’s death from a police officer’s point of view. Plus: Driving while black.

Drezburt

The end of the axis of adults

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner say there’s no reason to think Trump’s advisers can save him from himself.

Culturally Determined

When reality surpasses satire

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Sean Gandert, author of the new novel Lost in Arcadia, on the challenges of writing satire in an age of absurdity. Plus: The life of Donald Trump’s mind.

The DMZ

Does biology beat culture?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate the claims about gender in the controversial Google memo.

The DMZ

The GOP’s Trump-shaped future

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on why cosmopolitan conservatives won’t win back control of the party any time soon. Plus: Jeff Flake’s big mistake.