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27 October 2020

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The tradition of liberal Protestantism

Robert Wright speaks with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, author of the new book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity. Play entire video

A controversial review

Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss Oliver Traldi’s review of philosopher Kate Manne’s new book Entitled, which sparked an online backlash.

Why do we have reason?

Philosophers Robert Gressis and Jaime Edwards consider, especially through the lens of Marx’s philosophy.

Mindfully coping with anger on social media

Robert Wright speaks with meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.

What makes the Marvel films great

Daniel Kaufman speaks with comic book writer Milton Lawson.

An extremely unusual last will and testament

Ingrid Newkirk, a founder of PETA and the author of the new book Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion, describes what will happen to her body after she dies.

The silence of public philosophy in a time of crisis

Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell ask why philosophers aren’t engaged in urgent questions of value.

The ABCs of meaning

Robert Wright speaks with Bruce Feiler, author of the new book Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, about the roles played by “agency,” “belonging,” and “cause” in a meaningful life.

The Wright Show

Has social media hijacked our minds?

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss The Social Dilemma, a new documentary highly critical of social media.

Sophia

How can there be persons?

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Joshua Rasmussen consider.

Sophia

Why does bad CGI make us feel weird?

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Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger apply a philosophical lens to the question.