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#040 Is Earth Overpopulated? w/ 2DWG

10/15/2018
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Julian and Andrew talk global population and consumption. Can Two Damn White Guys answer this ageless question?

Duration:00:35:23

#039 Questions vs. Stories w/ Tyler Cowen

10/8/2018
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Economist and New York Times Bestselling Author, Tyler Cowen, on Stubborn Attachments, how stories can inspire questions that make life better for all.

Duration:00:48:19

#038 What is Gender? w/ 2DWG

9/24/2018
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Julian and Andrew discuss the origins of biological sex, its evolutionary purpose, and more!

Duration:00:39:14

#037 WTF is Money? w/ 2DWG

9/17/2018
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Two Damn White Guys on the origins of money, taxes, interest + how global economies interact.

Duration:00:50:52

#036 Deism & The American Revolution w/ Matthew Stewart

9/10/2018
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Philosopher, historian, and author Matthew Stewart on wealth distribution + the origins of deism in the American Revolution.

Duration:00:50:26

#035 What is Language? w/ 2DWG

9/3/2018
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Two Damn White Guys on the origin of language + best practices for effective communication.

Duration:00:45:04

#034 Michael Shermer on Skepticism & The POV Self

8/27/2018
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Scientist and Best Selling Author, Michael Shermer, on the basis of superstition + what to expect if you’re cloned.

Duration:00:45:55

#033 What is Happiness? w/ 2DWG

8/20/2018
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Andrew Rader (PhD, MIT) talks happiness on a chemical level. Julian reviews the World Happiness Report’s criteria for happy societies.

Duration:00:45:22

#032 Is Snopes Biased? w/ David Mikkelson

8/13/2018
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Snopes Founder David Mikkelson on the nature of bias and the inner-workings of its fact checking process.

Duration:00:45:11

#031 Why You Should Eat Meat & GMOs w/ Alison Van Eenennaam

8/6/2018
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Agricultural scientist and USDA advisor Alison Van Eenennaam makes an unconventional case for conventionally grown produce and meat + their environmental trade-offs.

Duration:00:45:37

#030 Is There Any Perfect Diet? w/ Valter Longo

7/30/2018
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World renowned cell biologist and best-selling author of The Longevity Diet, Valter Longo, talks about his 30-year effort to rid the world of fad dieting.

Duration:00:56:46

#029 The Origins of Boredom w/ 2DWG

7/23/2018
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Two Damn White Guys on the origins of boredom + boredom as the impetus for evolution and self-improvement in general.

Duration:00:45:33

#028 Globalization vs. Globalism w/ Ian Bremmer

7/16/2018
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Political Scientist and NY Times Bestselling Author Ian Bremmer breaks down the stark difference between these two buzz words and demonstrates the positive effects free trade has had on the world at large.

Duration:00:45:15

#027 Pros & Cons of Recreational Weed w/ Mark Bourrie

7/9/2018
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Canadian lawyer Mark Bourrie discusses Canada’s recent legalization of cannabis and whether or not it should be treated like a drug.

Duration:00:46:27

#026 Why The Universe is Probably a Simulation w/ Andrew Rader

7/2/2018
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Andrew Rader breaks down the logic behind the concept of reality as a simulation.

Duration:00:43:45

#025 Mental Health & Suicide w/ Ray Doktor

6/25/2018
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Dr. Ray on the importance of — and the road map to — mental health.

Duration:00:43:09

#024 Why Nations Fail w/ Daron Acemoglu

6/17/2018
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MIT Professor/NY Time Best Selling Author Daron Acemoglu on inclusive and extractive institutions.

Duration:00:44:58

#023 Should We Care About Our Personal Data? w/ Ramona Pringle & Andrew Rader

6/11/2018
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Ramona Pringle, journalist and professor of interactive media for Ryerson University talks about your personal data, who has it, and how they want to use it.

Duration:00:45:14

#022 Meditation: 10% Happier w/ Dan Harris

6/4/2018
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Award winning ABC journalist and author of NY Times Bestseller, 10% Happier on the science behind meditation.

Duration:00:39:51

#021 Diversity & Uniformity w/ Claire Lehmann

5/28/2018
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Quillette Founder/Editor-in-Chief Claire Lehmann on sexism, racism + other matters of cultural diversity and uniformity.

Duration:00:45:08