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How Record Gas Prices and Inflation Fit in our Larger Economic Picture; Also, Concerning Population Trends in the U.S.

Seeing both the recent jump in gas prices and also the inflation on lots of items that has been building for some time, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the economic conditions that are leading to these things and whether there is any end in sight (0

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Considering What the Metaverse Has to Offer; Also, Microplastics in Our Bloodstream

The metaverse is coming, and it appears it could transform our real and virtual lives, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at what is starting to happen in nascent platforms and consider what makes the metaverse both an exciting and risking comme

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Reacting to NATO Rediscovering its Purpose; Also, the Sleeping Trait That is a Gift and a Curse

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was put in place over 70 years ago in response to the threat posed by the Soviet Union, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at how the alliance has responded to Russia’s recent aggression in Ukraine and how

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The Glass Half Empty Approach is Dominating our Politics; Also, the Crypto Revolution will be Regulated

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which Americans of all political persuasions have drawn to more pessimistic political messaging and discuss how this affects our ability to deal with societal challenges (01:26). The guys also take a l

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Propaganda and its Incredible Effect on Perceptions of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine; Also, the Debate over Breakfast

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine involves not just kinetic action but also efforts to influence people’s perceptions of what is happening and why, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at how powerful media persuasion and propaganda can be a

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Companies are Paying for Fueling the Opioid Crisis, but Solutions Remain Elusive; Also, the Lost Libido

Johnson & Johnson, and several other companies, recently agreed to pay billions to settle claims over their role in fueling the opioid crisis, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider what the settlements say about the ongoing crisis and what other facto

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The Crisis in Ukraine is a Test of Both Your Will and Your Principles; Also, Appreciating the Tuskegee Airmen

The crisis in Ukraine has appeared to be on the brink of boiling over for a while, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the nature of the dispute and how it fits in to the larger geopolitical picture (1:25). The guys also take a look at some of the e

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The 1619 Project and the Benefit of Adding More Perspective to Our National Narrative

The 1619 Project looks at the history of the United States from perspectives that have often been missing, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how this approach can help Americans better understand (1:13) and deal with the complexities of our modern

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The Supreme Court, the NFL, and Struggle America Still Has with Things Involving Race; Also, Why Muscles Disappear As We Age

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how Biden’s Supreme Court nominee pledge and Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the NFL illustrate in different ways on the struggle that America’s largest institutions, and really American society in general, continue to

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What Comes Next Following 2021’s Strong Economic Performance; Also, What’s Happening in Planetary Systems Far, Far Away

With 2021 going down as the best year in decades as far as GDP growth in the U.S., James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which such a performance is surprising and the extent to which we should fear what comes next (01:19). The guys also d

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The Case of the Disappearing American Conservative; Also, Implanting Microchips in Human Brains

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the origin of conservative philosophical tradition and its value in managing large societies, diving into a recent piece by the conservative political and cultural commentator David Brooks which questions whether the

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The Push to Get Spotify to Rein in Joe Rogan; Also, How to Control Stress

Even in a global pandemic, fighting misinformation in an open society will always be an uphill battle, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the effort by hundreds of doctors, professors, scientists and health care to pressure Spotify into addre

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