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Megxit, Microplastics, Location Tracking, and Thug References in the NBA

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss our reaction to the revelation that micro plastics are accumulating in our bodies (00:56) and that our cell phones are being used to track our locations whether we know it or not (14:48). We also weigh in on the cont

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Does Record Growth in the Markets Mean the System Is Working

In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at economic performance in the U.S. from multiple angles, including what we see in the incredible growth of the stock market over the last twenty years (01:25), why the workers are not feeling much of th

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Simmering Tensions in a Christian Sect, a Planet on Fire, and Fasting Apps

In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see in the proposed split of the United Methodist Church and the inevitable tensions between religious beliefs, religious doctrine, and personal and group sensibilities (00:45), what we make o

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Making Sense of the US Strike on an Iranian Leader

In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at the U.S. strike which took out Iranian General Soleimani and discuss whether the decision to act right now made any sense (00:48), whether U.S. leadership is entitled to the benefit of the doubt as to

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December 2019 Roundup, Part 2 (Christianity Today v Trump)

In part two of our December 2019 roundup, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss whether it was a big deal for Christianity Today’s to call for the removal of President Trump (0:52), how that has exposed an apparent rift between Christians as an interest g

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December 2019 Roundup, Part 1 (Modesty Swimwear, Iran, Eddie Murphy)

In part one of our December 2019 roundup, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the lack of controversy surrounding Nike’s release of a modesty swimwear line (1:32), the implications of Iran beginning joint naval drills with America’s biggest rivals on th

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Most Notable Occurrences and Trends in the 2010s

What was the science story of the 2010 decade (1:20)? What entertainment story defined the 2010 decade (10:09)? What was the biggest international news story in the 2010 decade (16:50)? What about the most notable trend in domestic news (27:44)? What w

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Culture Series: Outliers, a Book by Malcom Gladwell

Are mastery, and opportunity to obtain mastery, overlooked in understanding what makes successful people successful (1:56)? Exceptional analytical intelligence does not itself make an outlier, part 1 (9:16). Exceptional analytical intelligence does not i

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Tribalism Through Political and Ideological Labels

Do people generally use ideological labels to describe their belief system or their club (0:49)? Is this phenomenon getting worse, or do things like social media just show what’s already there (16:25)? Is the United States particularly vulnerable to tri

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Making Sense of the Streaming Wars

What makes streaming different and what does it mean to me (0:47)? What is in it for the media companies (9:40)? What makes a streaming service worth it (15:41)? Is streaming an example of technology making things better for all stakeholders (24:39)?

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