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Show 580: A Discussion with Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Host Matthew LaClair interviews Leonard Pitts Jr., a nationally acheter viagra syndicated columnist and novelist. Throughout his 35 year career, he has written on subjects ranging from music to politics, religion to science, race, writing, and more. We touch on … Continue reading

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Show 571: George Lakoff on the Political Mind

George Lakoff on The Political Mind This week, Matthew LaClair speaks with cognitive linguist George Lakoff. Professor Layoff is the author of eleven books including NY Times bestsellers The Political Mind: Why you Can’t Understand 21st Century American Politics with … Continue reading

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Show 562: The Future of the Catholic Church w/ Pope Francis

Author, professor, and historian Garry Wills speaks with Matthew LaClair on American politics, religion, and this history of the Catholic Church. Northwestern Prof. Emeritus Garry Wills is the author of around 40 books, the latest being The Future of the … Continue reading

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Show 555: The Good Death: Exploring how People Die in America

The Good Death: Exploring how People Die in America w/ Ann Neumann This week Barry Seidman will be speaking with Ann Neumann about her journey of discovery concerning death in America. No matter what happens to our society, to our … Continue reading

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Show 535: Developing a Progressive Narrative

Developing a Progressive Narrative As many may already know, science fiction and speculative fiction in general can investigate and articulate the state of our nation and/or world in very direct but also metaphorical ways. We have talked about Star Trek, … Continue reading

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Show 510: Islamophobia, ISIS, Hamas, & the Politics of Empire

Islamophobia, ISIS, Hamas, & the Politics of Empire w/ Deepa Kumar A few days ago marked the 13th anniversary of the attacks on America on September 11th, 2001. Among the still many unanswered questions concerning politics, religion, and the nature … Continue reading

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Show 473: Climate Change, Revisited w/ Bill McKibben

Climate Change, Revisited w/ Bill McKibben Our guest this week is Bill McKibben, a widely recognized leading environmental author, journalist and activist.  Mr. McKibben’s many books include New York Times Bestsellers The End of Nature and Earth, as well as … Continue reading

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Show 455: Robert Jensen on Arguing for Our Lives

Robert Jensen on Arguing for Our Lives Why is being neutral – as regards politics and religion – not acceptable in a democracy? How can we engage in meaningful public or personal dialogue about politics and religion in a deeply … Continue reading

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Show 427: Astro-Physicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astro-Physicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson This Saturday, we speak with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director at the Frederick P. Rose Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has hosted NOVA Science Now on PBS, … Continue reading

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Show 383: Paul Kurtz: Humanist

Paul Kurtz: Humanist It has a long history dating back to the Renaissance, picked up steam during the Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution, and became the umbrella philosophy for atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other freethinkers during the 20th Century. Does … Continue reading

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