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Russia’s Use of WNBA Star Griner is Not Fair and Not Uncommon; Also, Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal is On Brand

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Brittney Griner’s detention and recent trial in Russia and consider how common geopolitical leverage ploys seems dirtier when a person’s life or liberty is at stake (01:50). The guys also discuss Elon Musk’s m

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We Can See AI in Our Lives, but Sentience is in the Eyes of the Beholder; Also, Science is Tracking Down the Fountain of Youth

Following reports that a Google engineer believes that Google has developed a sentient AI, James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Robert Buschel (author of the novel “God’s Ponzi”) discuss the idea of sentience in machines and how the increasingly advancing arti

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The Path to Overturning Roe and Concerns About the Win at all Cost Mentality; Also, the Role of Large Investors in Slowing Climate Change

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and discuss how the win at all costs mentality invading our judicial system can be harmful to our overall system (01:26). The guys also ta

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What the LIV Golf Tour Tells Us About Our Priorities; Also, Commercializing Juneteenth is the American Way

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the newly launched LIV golf tour and discuss the strong reactions many have had to it as well as how sports washing efforts like these typically work (01:20). The guys also consider whether the commercializat

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January 6th Hearings and the Effect of Prioritizing Narrative Over News; Also, A Key Lesson from Tesla’s Success

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana briefly react to the initial hearings from the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 US Capitol attack and discuss what the way the hearings are being covered reveal about our overall news environment (01:2

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An Evangelical Pastor’s Effort to Get the Church Out of Politics; Also, the Western U.S. is Running Out of Water

Seeing the recent efforts of Andy Stanley, a prominent evangelical pastor from Georgia, to get the church out of politics, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how this mirrors the efforts of the founding fathers to keep religion separate from politics

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Mass Shootings in the U.S. and the Need to Do Something; Also, Sweat Does a Body Good

Seeing the recent run of mass shootings in the United States as unacceptable, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how the public at large appears to be being targeted and how our society has gotten to the point where it is seemingly unable to do anythin

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Culture Series: The Righteous Mind, a Book by Jonathan Haidt

As explained in its subtitle, Jonathan Haidt’s 2012 book “The Righteous Mind” considers “Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion,” and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at some of the key concepts presented in the book and discuss how

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When is Government Control Over Personal Health Decisions Justified? Also, Did Humans Share the Earth with Hobbits?

With the Supreme Court reportedly poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how the decades long effort which brought us here and consider what types of circumstances justify, and do not justify, the government dictating person

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Americans Seem to Love, and Hate, Both Market Economies and Democracy; Also, Toxic Productivity in the 21st Century

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider why the affinity many Americans profess for things like democracy and market economies often appears to be very conditional on the outcome being produced(01:34). The guys also discuss the idea of toxic productivity

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