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Joe Virgillito
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss comedian Kathy Griffin's tasteless beheading and our obsessions with President Trump's Twitter actions.
Pitbull brought America together this memorial day through a single, thoughtless tweet.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage believes the discussion around Confederate monuments will continue as he talks about the Southern memory of the Civil War.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage joins the show to discuss the rise in demand to remove Confederate memorials in the South, the practice of historical triage, and why the monuments should be removed but not destroyed.
Dr. Rachel Winograd joins the show to discuss her recent study about self observed perceptions of our drunk personalities, and how we can better understand our drunken selves.
James Pursey discusses APOPO's HeroRATs, overcoming commons stigmas surrounding the animals, and APOPO's newest project in Colombia.
James Pursey of APOPO joins the show to talk about training rats to smell landmines, the organization's founding, and the problem of landmine contamination around the world.
The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway was breached last week when the permafrost surrounding it melted.
Jordan Grafman discusses our brain development over time, the possibility of a world without rigid or radical beliefs, and the potential trouble of removing core beliefs.
Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) seemed to confirm liberal beliefs about how the public has viewed the last three months of the Trump administration. That could be bad news.
Jordan Grafman joins the show to discuss his recent study in Neuropsychologia exploring the biological reasons for religious fundamentalism and other deeply held beliefs.
There’s a new sheriff in town. Just not the kind America was asking for.
Benjamin Friedman returns to discuss domestic tumult's effect on foreign policy, how the U.S. can afford to start wars in the Middle East, and why the current administration shouldn't be trusted with wars.
Benjamin Friedman joins the show to discuss what President Trump's unpredictability means for our allies and adversaries, the lack of strategy in Syria, and why the president has become more of a traditional hawk.
Melody Lee of the Katal Center joins the show to discuss the #CLOSErikers campaign and much needed criminal justice reforms in New York City.
Confetti meant to celebrate Hillary's victory gets a second chance to shine in an art display.
Mark White discusses how investigations like his could make us more conscious of our prejudices and defenses for them,.
Mark White discusses his recent study about justifying racial prejudices with the "free speech" defense, and how people tend to shape overarching principles like freedom of speech to their preexisting worldview.
The implications run deeper than dropping likes as you scroll.
Joe offers his thoughts on President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, the appearance of a coverup, and the absurdity of Trump's lawyer's statement about the president's tax returns.
Andrew Lakoff discusses how our normal sites of trust have been undermined in recent months, the need for gatekeepers of consensus, and optimism for future convergence of scientific, political, and social circumstances.
Andrew Lakoff joins the show to talk about why some people don't vaccinate their children, the idea of collective responsibility, achieving greater trust in authority, and more.
A stone engraved with memes may seem like a monument to man’s stupidity, but there’s value in commemorating distractions.
John Cook joins the show to discuss his recent study regarding misinformation about climate change, the trouble with giving equal weight to contrarian views, and the importance of educating about misleading argumentation.
The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway is more than just an intimidating arctic fortress—it represents investment in the future of food.
David Studdert joins the show to discuss his recent study of handgun sale increases following major mass shootings, the difficulty of firearm research, and the politicization of gun ownership in the United States.
Joe discusses the AHCA passing House and how media coverage of politics mirrors that of sports and changes the way we frame and discuss it.
Darren Samuelsohn is back to discuss Donald Trump's dogged commitment to campaign promises and the conflicts of interest created by the president's businesses.
Politico Senior White House Reporter Darren Samuelsohn joins the show to discuss the raucous early days of the Trump administration, continued leaking from White House staffers, palace intrigue in the West Wing, and more.
In an attempt to backtrack controversial comments he made abou the Civil War earlier in the week, President Donald Trump was quoted Wednesday saying the American Revolution “also probably could've been avoided.”
Jason Steinberg of the International Sports and Music Project discusses taking access to sports for granted, viewing refugees in a harsh light, and the process of building a nonprofit and going all in.
Jason Steinberg, founder of the International Sports and Music Project (ISMP), joins the show to discuss how he got the organization started, how it's been received, and why sports and music serve as universal connectors.
Democrats have declared their distaste for identity politics, but does that represent a meaningful change in the party's future?

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