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December 24, 2019 — Robert Wright & Rhonda Magee
The Wright Show
Rhonda's path to meditation and Buddhism
Rhonda's new book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice
Is equanimity the enemy of activism?
Using mindfulness to overcome biases and stereotypes
How Rhonda deploys contemplative practices in her law school classroom
Can one feel compassion for a cop who shot an unarmed black man?
July 30, 2015 — Robert Wright & Paul Bloom
The Wright Show
Paul is pro-"compassion" but anti-"empathy"
Different types of empathy: emotional vs. cognitive
Two examples of the damage done by empathy
The myth of pure evil
Are humans naturally moral?
The unconscious biases that inform our sense of justice
January 24, 2017 — Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger
John Stuart Mill on social shaming
Was the U.S. envisioned as a classical liberal polity?
Why the New Deal was not a break with liberalism
Is there such a thing as personal autonomy?
Why the social justice movement is illiberal
Future prospects of liberalism
September 24, 2017 — Nikita Petrov & Tony Ortega
Former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun's private conflict with the Church
New breakthroughs in media coverage of Scientology
How the Church swiftly conquered US law and the IRS
What makes Scientology different from other religions?
How L. Ron Hubbard invented a reality for his followers
Why Scientology isn't concerned with the apocalypse
The Church's beef with professional psychology
May 15, 2017 — Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci
Massimo's new book How to Be a Stoic
Why we all need a philosophy of life
Why Stoicism can appeal to Christians, Buddhists, and atheists alike
Stoic virtues, disciplines, and areas of study
Cynics--the monks of Stoicism
Things within and outside your control
Massimo's Stoic version of a Dear Abby column
February 23, 2018 — Daniel Kaufman & Daniel Tippens
What does Dan K. mean by Philistinism?
How philistines reduce the irreducible in all walks of life
Philistinism's creeping control in philosophy and the academy
When we invest in arts and letters, what do we get in return?
What good are refined senses, anyway?
Dan T. explains how refinement can prevent us from being duped
March 04, 2016 — David Kyuman Kim & George Lipsitz
Introducing Love-Driven Politics
Lessons on love from James Baldwin
Identifying a root cause of discrimination
"Turn poison into medicine"
Dealing with the inevitability of heartbreak
October 30, 2015 — David Bryce Yaden & Julien Musolino
Science of Spirituality
Yes, you can be a "spiritual atheist"
Intuitive beliefs about the body and the soul
Julien: The soul (most likely) doesn't exist
How believing in the soul makes you more punitive
Crime, moral responsibility, and a suffering boulder
Julien: We don't need God to provide us with meaning
October 10, 2017 — Daniel Kaufman & Daniel Tippens
What is the "morality everywhere" problem?
Hume on "the cautious, jealous virtue" of justice
The moral responsibility of comedians
What moral universalists get wrong about everyday choices
A critique of Daniel Tippens' concept of moral production
Daniel Tippens explains what it takes to be morally courageous
Can moral activists win?
May 11, 2018 — Robert Wright & Tamler Sommers
The Wright Show
Tamler's new book, Why Honor Matters
Why human dignity is not enough
Collective honor vs. individual honor
The difference between honor and courage
In defense of fighting in sports
Tamler explains the idea of restorative justice
Fighting Ted Cruz by calling him dishonorable
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