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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Sarah Wildman (sarahwildman.com)

On the first episode of The Posner Show, Sarah Posner and Sarah Wildman discuss how framing Iran’s nuclear ambitions as an existential threat assists fundamentalists, both Jewish and Christian. They also worry that the Republican presidential hopefuls rely more on myth than fact when discussing Middle East policy. How has casino magnate Sheldon Adelson so effectively shaped public opinion both in the US and Israel? And Newt Gingrich trivia: he narrowly averted an intifada, and took evangelizing lessons from a Messianic Jew.

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Recorded:Dec 31    Posted:Feb 13, 2012
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The Posner Show | Feb 13, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Sarah Wildman

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Robert Wright and science journalist John Horgan discuss the range of thought on the mind-body problem, from pure materialism to panpsychism.

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Bill Scher defends his controversial piece suggesting that the Clintons return to Arkansas politics.

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Organized distraction

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Ellen Leanse, author of the new book The Happiness Hack, describes what happens to the brain during a social-media binge session.

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Judith Shulevitz on whether the sexual misconduct scandals will usher in a woman-friendly workplace.

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Philippe Lemoine explains how conservative students can learn to thrive on liberal college campuses. Plus: Changing the narrative on police brutality.

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Reevaluating Biden in the wake of Weinstein

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Joe Biden’s 2020 chances in light of his history with women.