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The Wright Show | Sep 9, 2016 | Robert Wright & Mark Oppenheimer

The origin of suffering

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Linda Blanchard, author of Dependent Arising in Context, explains a central Buddhist teaching. Plus: What do feelings do?

The Wright Show

The problem with original sin

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Robert Wright speaks with theologian Roger Haight, author of the new book Faith and Evolution: Grace-Filled Naturalism.

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Reasons to think we’re living in a simulation

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Philosopher Preston Greene explains why some very smart people think reality is unlikely to be real.

Sophia

How do you know your hands exist?

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Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell debate Wittgenstein and philosophical skepticism.

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Don’t fear the algorithm

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Robert Wright speaks with communications professor Nicholas Diakopoulos, author of the new book Automating the News: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media.

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A Nobel winner!

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Science writer John Horgan explains the “long bet” he just won over string theory and the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Culturally Determined

Millennials and magic

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Cait Raft and Drew Spears, the cohosts of This Podcast Is Self Care, about why many young people are embracing tarot, astrology, and crystals.

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Watch what you say!

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Bhikkhu Bodhi, a translator of ancient Buddhist texts, discusses the demanding Buddhist ideal of “right speech.”

Sophia

Describing “ultimate reality”

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss whether physicists will be ever able to describe the structure of reality.

Sophia

Are boycotts ethical?

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Philosopher David Ottlinger speaks with business ethics professor Carson Young.