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How Can You Talk Effectively to Anti-Vaxxers, Flat Earthers, and Climate Deniers?

A philosopher of science on how we can constructively engage with those whose identities are built around dangerous delusional beliefs.

Is Christopher Hitchens Still Worth Reading?

An interview with Ben Burgis about his upcoming book: “Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, Where He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters.”

Why Is Talk Radio So Right-Wing? (And How Can The Left Compete?)

America’s leading progressive talk show host, Thom Hartmann, discusses how leftists can effectively counter the conservative talk radio behemoth.

How The Rich Profit Off Racism, From Charter Schools to Detention Centers

Author Jim Freeman discusses his new book “Rich Thanks To Racism: How The Ultra-Wealthy Profit From Racial Injustice.”

Meet The Democratic Socialist Holding Barack Obama’s Old State Senate Seat

In conversation with activist legislator Robert Peters about how leftists can operate “on the inside,” how to get your bills signed into law, and how leftists can adopt effective messaging on public safety and violence.

Barbara Ehrenreich on Medicine, Macrophages, and Megafauna…

A discussion of the Wellness craze, how science adapts to new information, and the human idea of the self.

Michael Moore On the 2020 Election, Trump’s Brain, and What We Can Do Next

Michael Moore and Nathan J. Robinson take a deep dive into Trump’s bizarre appeal and the reasons why the election outcome is impossible to predict.

Wendell Potter on How the Health Insurance Industry Manipulates Public Opinion

The former Cigna executive on how corporations protect their profits by lying to Americans about single-payer healthcare.

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