Religion and Philosophy

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Audio

Writer Pankaj Mishra traces the roots of contemporary political rage back to a surprising source: the 18th century Enlightenment.  

Length: 
12:27
Mingyur Rinpoche
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In 2015, Mingyur Rinpoche completed a four and a half year wandering retreat, an experience that nearly killed him. He told Steve Paulson about the incredible journey, and the meditative insights he learned along the way.

Length: 
14:34
Trapped in our bulb
Dangerous Ideas

Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann's Dangerous Idea? To be better adjusted, change the way you think about thinking.

Length: 
02:44
the face of god
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Can psychedelics help you find God? Clinical psychologist Bill Richards thinks so. 

Length: 
14:07
The Majestic Theater in Madison
Airdates: 
February 10, 2018

What can science reveal about lust, romance, and compassion?More

Steve Paulson, Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson
Video

Evolutionary biologists Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson joined Steve Paulson to explore how group selection can explain altruism.

Length: 
18:56
Love in 36 Questions
Video

Can you fall in love with anyone?  Maybe, if you ask the right questions.

Length: 
5:42
Apple on the tree of knowledge
Airdates: 
August 25, 2018

A garden, a tree, an apple and a serpent. The story of Adam and Eve is as old as sin. But it’s a lot more than a Bible story.More

Reflection on beach
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In a new book called "Born Bad," historian James Boyce argues that the concept of original sin is the foundation of Western thought. 

Original blessing
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For theologist Danielle Shroyer, what happened in the Garden of Eden is a story of original blessing. 

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