May 24, 2018
Is the Trump Presidency a Religious Cult?

Are fundamentalist Christians a dangerous religious cult? Possibly. The controversial author and religious scholar Reza Aslan posits that President Donald Trump has much of his evangelical fan-base believing that he's somehow been anointed by God to become President. Nevermind the Russian election scandal, his affairs with porn stars and unwarranted sexual acts towards women, or his inability to remember even a single Bible verse when asked. Evangelical Christians are abandoning their core moral beliefs to follow, as Reza suggests, someone who exhibits every trademark of a cult leader.

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May 23, 2018
Faces of Greed: Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wealth increases by $275 million every single day. Meanwhile, Amazon workers have to rely on food stamps and public assistance just to survive. This is what a rigged economy is all about.

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May 22, 2018
Noam Chomsky: Donald Trump is a Distraction

While Donald Trump works to distract the public, his administration is working to dismantle every aspect of government that benefits the people.

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May 21, 2018
Secrets Given Away By Silent Letters

Silent letters can make English frustrating, but they can also give away connections between related words that you might not realize share a history.

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May 18, 2018
I Love NY

A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the infamous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time.

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May 17, 2018
Life and Death of a Bridge

Los Angeles just lost Historic Monument #908, the Riverside Figueroa Bridge. Join Tom as he tries to figure out how Los Angeles could let this happen.

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May 16, 2018
Tom Walker AKA Jonathan Pie on Satire

Political satirist Tom Walker, best known for his viral comedy character Jonathan Pie, talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the purpose behind his satire, why the left need to reclaim freedom of speech and how he’d change the world if given the chance.

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May 15, 2018
How Squids Outsmart Their Predators

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May 14, 2018
What is a Word?

Why even ask this question? A word is a word, what could be simpler? But it's not as simple as it seems. And it's something linguists don't have a fully satisfying answer for.

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May 11, 2018
How the Rest of the World Lives, Organized by Income

What does it look like when someone in Sweden brushes their teeth or when someone in Rwanda makes their bed? Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to find out, so she sent photographers to 264 homes in 50 countries (and counting!) to document the stoves, bed, toilets, toys and more in households from every income bracket around the world. See how families live in Latvia or Burkina Faso or Peru as Rosling Rönnlund explains the power of data visualization to help us better understand the world.

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May 10, 2018
Why Harvey Weinstein is Not a Hyena

When the allegations against Harvey Weinstein were revealed in October 2017, an opinion writer for The New York Times likened him to a hyena. Ironically, as zoologist Lucy Cooke reveals, the qualities of a hyena couldn’t be further from the nature of Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.

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May 9, 2018
Astronauts Falling on the Moon

Raw video from the NASA archive shows gravity winning again.

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May 8, 2018
How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

It's easy to blame ourselves for not feeling 100% in our minds, but some of the causes of mental unwellness have to do with large systemic problems in our societies, among these, an emphasis on individualism, a manic faith in Romantic love and a cult of meritocracy.

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May 7, 2018
The Monopolization of America

Robert Reich takes a take an in-depth look at antitrust laws in the United States and explains how corporate giants have come to dominate the American economy and politics.

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May 4, 2018
Better Know: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

This kissing couple is one of the best loved paintings in history, but what do we really know about it? Let's learn about its creator (Gustav Klimt), the historical moment it sprang from (turn-of-the-century Austria), and what it means when we look at it today (dubious consent?).

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May 3, 2018
Why You’re Probably Reading the Bible Wrong

Religious scholar, pastor, and all-around fascinating guy Rob Bell thinks that most everyone teaching religious texts these days is teaching it wrong. It's a lot of parables and metaphors, he posits, and there's no way that people should be reading religious texts like the Bible or the Quran literally.

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May 2, 2018
City Everywhere | Liam Young

Liam Young is a speculative architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is cofounder of Tomorrows' Thoughts Today, an urban futures think tank, exploring the local and global implications of new technologies and Unknown Fields, a nomadic research studio that travels on expeditions to chronicle these emerging conditions as they occur on the ground.

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May 1, 2018
Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles

The mountain pine beetle has transformed our western forests in recent years.

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