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The Wright Show | Feb 5, 2021 | Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus

MeaningofLife.tv

Do our intentions matter?

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss why we punish people for unintentional transgressions.

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The Wright Show

Tucker Carlson unmasked

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus review the Fox News host’s anti-mask rant.

The Glenn Show

Are things as bad as they seem?

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Glenn Loury and Nikita Petrov discuss viewers’ concerns about the current social and political climate.

Culturally Determined

What’s the truth about Philip Roth?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with literary critic Laura Marsh about the new biography by Blake Bailey, who was recently accused by multiple women of sexual assault.

The DMZ

Does Biden’s speech matter?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether we can learn anything from Biden’s address to the joint session of Congress.

MeaningofLife.tv

Approaches to ultimate reality

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Robert Wright and John Thatamanil, author of the new book Circling the Elephant, discuss how different religious traditions try to access divinity

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The DMZ

Should Biden take the GOP infrastructure offer seriously?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss what Biden should do with the $568 billion GOP infrastructure proposal.

The Wright Show

Aiding and abetting

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Robert Wright argues that progressives who react reflexively to police shootings sometimes help the right.

The Glenn Show

The “badass m-f” problem

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the social problems stemming from the idealization of toughness in Black culture.

The Wright Show

Will the Iranian elections matter?

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Robert Wright and Barbara Slavin discuss how much of an effect Iran’s upcoming presidential elections will have on nuclear negotiations.