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Recorded:Nov 19    Posted:Nov 22, 2015
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The Wright Show | Nov 22, 2015 | Robert Wright & Greg Snyder

The Wright Show

Zen at war

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Religious scholar Dale Wright explains why Japanese Buddhist masters did not oppose 20th-century wars. Plus: Mindful killers and thieves.

The Wright Show

Why are Mormons so happy?

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Robert Wright speaks with Ruth Whippman, author of the book America the Anxious.

Culturally Determined

The danger of trauma becoming an identity

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Jesse Singal, author of the recent article “The Rise of PTSD.”

The Wright Show

Buddhist wisdom via snakes and lizards

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Narayan Helen Liebenson, author of the book The Magnanimous Heart: Compassion and Love, Loss and Grief, Joy and Liberation, recalls her months of meditation in a jungle in Thailand.

The Wright Show

“The Dao that can be told is not the eternal Dao”

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Robert Wright speaks with Daoism scholar Robin Wang about the famous opening line of the Dao De Jing.

Sophia

Why is it harder to be a girl now, when society is less sexist?

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Daniel Kaufman speaks with journalist Helen Joyce, who is writing a book about gender.

Between a zombie and a madman

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Nikita Petrov and John Horgan discuss the disruptive nature of psychedelics and the limitations of the habitual mind.

The Wright Show

The case against Hell

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David Bentley Hart, author of the new book That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, argues against the traditional Christian understanding of the afterlife.

Sophia

Is pansexuality obligatory?

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Daniel Kaufman speaks with philosopher Robert Gressis, who recently examined the question in an essay.

Sophia

Sympathy for Sandler

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Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss the immoral main character of Uncut Gems, played by Adam Sandler. (Contains spoilers.)