21 February 2017


Trump is good business for anarchists

Robert Wright and Mark Van Steenwyk, author of That Holy Anarchist, discuss current grassroots politics. Play entire video

All by yourself

Rabbi Marc Katz, author of The Heart of Loneliness, explains how to combat loneliness. Plus: It’s lonely at the top.

Be creative!

A Sixty-Second Sermon by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.

Don’t trust that chimp!

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci argue that studying primate behavior is a bad way to learn about human nature. Plus: Are babies moral?

Science as a metaphor

Robert Wright, Michael Shermer, and Deepak Chopra debate Deepak’s views on the nature of reality. Plus: Would the universe exist without our minds?

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Accounts of abuse in EnlightenNext

Josh Summers and Alex Howard, maker of How I Created a Cult, discuss the power dynamics of a controversial spiritual movement. Plus: How do smart people end up in cults?

“Culture makes people”

Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger on ideas that caused the decline of American liberalism. Plus: The illiberalism of the social justice movement.

Meditate on this!

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Former Buddhist monk Jason Siff makes the case for focusing on your body, not your breath. Plus: Beyond mere mindfulness.

The Wright Show

Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep

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Sleep researcher Robert Stickgold says different people need different amounts, but some rules apply to all.