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Recorded:Jan 18    Posted:Jan 24, 2016
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The Wright Show | Jan 24, 2016 | Robert Wright & Maria Popova

Love-Driven Politics

What are the limits on religious liberty?

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Professor of Religious Studies David Kim and Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, consider quandaries of religious pluralism. Plus: Loving a country that doesn’t love you back.

What happened to the KKK?

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Philip Menchaca and Kelly J. Baker discuss the decline of the Ku Klux Klan and the incorporation of its rhetoric into mainstream politics.

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“Secular” meditation as sacred

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of mindfulness-based stress reduction, discusses the practice’s deep Buddhist roots.

What brain imaging doesn’t tell us

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Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel discuss the limits of neuroscience in understanding human emotion and cognition.

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Where neuroscience falls short

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Massimo Pigliucci, co-editor of the new book Science Unlimited?: The Challenges of Scientism, explains why science alone can never answer all questions about human consciousness. Plus: Why there is no empirically grounded “good”.

The myth of the “mountain white”

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William Black and Elizabeth Catte discuss Appalachian identity.

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The perks of sanctimony

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Robert Wright and neuroscientist Molly Crockett discuss the risks and rewards of being morally outraged online.

Feeling down, looking down

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Fascial specialist David Lesondak describes the relationship between posture and mental health.

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Yoga’s not just about stretching

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Yoga teacher Josh Summers discusses the meditative and spiritual aspects of the practice.

Why the Mortara case is still provoking argument 150 years later

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Pater Edmund Waldstein, a Cistercian monk, explains the historical incident that recently sparked a wide-ranging intellectual debate.