16 June 2019


Abuse in the yoga community

Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities. Play entire video

How recovered memory therapy led to the Satanic panic

Sarah Marshall describes the strange origins of the Satanic ritual abuse panic that swept the US during the 1980s.

The need to “complete the Darwinian revolution”

Robert Wright speaks with David Sloan Wilson, author of the new book This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution.

The world is what it is. Or is it?

Philosophers Dan Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell debate the relationship between human senses and reality.

Why happiness is fleeting

Robert Wright speaks with psychologist William von Hippel, author of the new book The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy.

Are we on the road to civilizational collapse?

Robert Wright speaks with Luke Kemp of Cambridge University’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

Is tribalism natural?

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss studies of children and infants that bear on the psychology of tribalism.

Beauty and the divine

Robert Wright and theologian John Thatamanil discuss the role of beauty in the “process theology” of Alfred North Whitehead.


Is philosophy “okay”?

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Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss the state of the discipline and the role of altruism in the lives of philosophy professors. 

Culturally Determined

Is it ethical to not read the news?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Leah Finnegan, who recently wrote about radically reducing her news consumption.

The Wright Show

The domestication of the human species

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Primatologist Richard Wrangham, author of the new book The Goodness Paradox, discusses how our ancestors dealt with violent males—and made our species gentler.