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MeaningofLife.tv | Mar 28, 2017 | Josh Summers & Howard Axelrod

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Meta-okayness

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Meditation teacher Kenneth Folk, who claims to be enlightened, explains how that feels.

Love-Driven Politics

Loving a country that doesn’t love you back

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

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The art of letting go

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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?

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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.

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Seneca’s tips for anger management

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

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Why don’t pigs fly?

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

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Making new friends through common enemies

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

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Ancient self-help

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

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Stop the binge-watching!

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

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.