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Culturally Determined | Apr 12, 2019 | Aryeh Cohen-Wade & B. D. McClay

Sophia

Western philosophy and white supremacism

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Philosopher Crispin Sartwell lays out his argument comparing mind-body dualism with racism.

The Wright Show

The trouble with corporate mindfulness

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Robert Wright speaks with Ronald Purser, author of the new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

Sophia

How the Internet unleashed humanity’s id

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Philosopher Daniel Kaufman and journalist Oliver Burkeman discuss the psychological impulses that shape online news media today.

Feeling bad about positivity

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Josh Summers and Jenny Odell, author of the new book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, discuss the banality of social media “positivity.”

Sophia

Stranger Things and the spirit of Gen X

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Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss whether the Netflix hit signals Generation X will have its pop culture moment.

Culturally Determined

Searching for the science behind ASMR

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Jamie Lauren Keiles, who recently wrote about ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) for the New York Times Magazine.

The Wright Show

Is meditation “for” something?

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Robert Wright, who just returned from a meditation retreat, talks with Josh Summers.

Mind-Body Problems

Is there consciousness after death?

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John Horgan talks to author Bernardo Kastrup about what happens after we die.

The Wright Show

What is grace?

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Theologian Serene Jones, author of the new book Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World, offers an answer.

Sophia

Was Prince genderqueer?

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Jane Clare Jones discuss the late rock star’s expression of gender.