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25 March 2019

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You can’t measure human dignity

Tripp Fuller, host of the Homebrewed Christianity podcast, critiques the worldview of some of the “New Atheists.” Play entire video

The world as a conversation

Nikita Petrov and John Horgan contemplate the nature of reality and the mystery of human communication.

What is truth, anyway?

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the “true” meaning of truth according to different branches of philosophy.

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The power of fictional thinking

Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel discuss the essential role of narrative in art, literature, and human life.

Is physical stuff all there is?

Robert Wright and philosopher Gideon Rosen discuss the doctrine of materialism.

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How does acupuncture work?

Josh Summers and Dr. Dan Keown, author of The Uncharted Body: A New Textbook of Medicine, discuss modern understandings of the traditional Chinese practice.

The paradoxical psychology of a great movie ending

Golden Globe–winning producer Lindsay Doran discusses an odd disjunction between how movies end and how we remember them ending.

The interpretation of dreams

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Alice Robb, author of the new book Why We Dream, about the meaning of events—such as one’s teeth falling out—that happen in our dreams.

The Wright Show

Are we ready for designer babies?

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Robert Wright speaks with venture capitalist Jason Pontin about the consequences of a new and powerful gene editing technology.

The Wright Show

How Facebook manipulates us

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Douglas Rushkoff, author of the new book Team Human, explains.

Sophia

On being canceled

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Daniel Kaufman and Oliver Traldi discuss the professional risk involved in expressing heterodox views in the field of philosophy.