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Recorded:Apr 27    Posted:Apr 27, 2017
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The DMZ | Apr 27, 2017 | Bill Scher & John Hawkins

The Glenn Show

Overcoming tribalism

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Glenn Loury and Robert Wright discuss the necessity and difficulty of tamping down tribalistic behavior and thought.

The DMZ

Oh what a feeling, when you’re voting on the debt ceiling

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the possibility that we’re headed for another government shutdown.

MeaningofLife.tv

The existential stakes of enlightenment

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss how mindfulness can help humankind overcome potentially disastrous cognitive biases.

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Culturally Determined

NFTs and the question of authentication

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and critic Sophie Haigney discuss the connection between digital art and signed baseballs.

The Wright Show

Will the Biden budget “transform” America?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether Biden’s claims about his budget are lies or ordinary political hyperbole.

The Glenn Show

The spiritual challenges of climate change

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Glenn Loury and historian Daniel Bessner discuss the possibility that combating climate change will require rethinking what it means to live a meaningful life.

The DMZ

The legacy of Norm MacDonald

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the late comic’s work and career.

MeaningofLife.tv

James Lindsay climbs aboard the Trump train

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David Ottlinger and journalist Cathy Young discuss the controversial anti-woke crusader’s support for Donald Trump.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Crime and Punishment and Determinism

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Robert Wright and journalist Oliver Burkeman ask whether a commitment to determinism would require us to rethink our approach to criminal justice.

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Culturally Determined

A midpoint in the cultural battle of kids vs. parents

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade talks with Katie Baker about her recent essay on early ’90s Nickelodeon and how children’s entertainment has changed since then.