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27 June 2017

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Loving a country that doesn’t love you back

Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, on America’s struggle to build a diverse society. Play entire video

The art of letting go

Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love, on what Buddhists mean when they warn against emotional attachments. Plus: What’s harder: Loving yourself or loving your enemy?

Seneca’s tips for anger management

Massimo Pigliucci, author of the new book How to Be a Stoic, offers some classical self-help advice.

Why don’t pigs fly?

Massimo Pigliucci on the link between form, function, and “purpose” in natural selection. Plus: What Sam Harris gets wrong about science and morality.

Making new friends through common enemies

Psychologist Jay Van Bavel on the roots of partisanship. Plus: How cognitive biases shape our reality.

Ancient self-help

Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci uses Stoicism to counsel people on letting things go. Plus: Stoicism—the Swiss Army knife of philosophies!

Stop the binge-watching!

Psychologist Adam Alter, author of Irresistible, offers advice on how to break your addiction to the screen. Plus: How Facebook gets you hooked.

Siri says it’s terminal

Robert Wright and ethicist Wendell Wallach, author of A Dangerous Master, imagine how AI will affect health care. Plus: DIY pandemics.

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TV that Americans used to share

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Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger lament the social and political implications of television fragmentation.

What do feelings do?

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Linda Blanchard, author of Dependent Arising in Context, explains how meditation can give you a different perspective on grief.

How free are we?

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Psychologist David Barash, invoking karma and genes, revises the existentialist view of freedom. Plus: Existentialist bio-Buddhism.