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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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Dealing with the Pandemic Has People on Edge; Also, How You Can Buy Happiness

Reports of overly aggressive or abusive behavior in response to relatively minor slights appear to be increasing, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic, along with other societal factors, have contributed to t

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Revisiting the January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol With a Year’s Worth of Perspective

The January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was not just a historic incident but also the culmination of several trends in politics and media, so now with a year’s worth of perspective, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss some of the key factors th

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China’s Moral Ranking System is Both Foreign and Familiar; Also, Concerns of TMI on Medical Risks

The idea that a government would rank its citizens based on their moral conduct is probably jarring to most Americans, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how China’s social credit system appears to be a very foreign concept in some ways while also b

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Netflix’s “Behind the Curve” and the Belief in a Flat Earth

The belief that the Earth is flat persists in the 21st century, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Behind the Curve, the 2018 documentary by Daniel J. Clark on Netflix and discuss what stands out about those who believe it, how the scientific

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Public Health Warnings on Children’s Mental and Physical Health; Also, Americans’ Money Worries

Seeing reports from public health officials about the declining physical and mental health of children, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how society may be failing he younger generations and what type of approach can turn things around (01:13). The

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Another New Variant of the Not So Novel Coronavirus; Also, the Startling Decline in Birth Rates

Another named variant of the 2019 coronavirus has emerged, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the emerging Omicron variant, society’s initial reaction to the news of its emergence, and how our mindset in terms of dealing with COVID-19 must continue

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