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#38: The Conservative War Against Liberal Sex Education

Another chapter in the continuing battle between wonks and Christian conservatives, this time in Canada. In 2010, a small but influential group of Catholics forced Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty into scrapping his government’s proposal for updating the sexual education curriculum. In 2015, Premier Kathleen Wynne decided to try again.
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#36: What would our world be like without numbers?

What are numbers? Did we make them, or were we given them? How do they affect us? Are there people who do not have numbers? Gordon interviews Anthropologist Caleb Everett, author of a forthcoming book that gives a sweeping study of numbers and how they radically shape the way we understand our world.  Read More

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#34: Nature is Not Natural

It’s the first episode of 2017. Happy new year! Alex interviews Duke University law professor Jedediah Purdy about the political history of nature and its uncertain future.
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#33: How Online Retailers Ripped You Off This Holiday

Thanks to online marketplaces, consumers are no longer limited to a few brick-and-morter stores to buy their holiday gifts. Now, they can order practically any item from any corner of the Earth. Surely this increased competition means better prices?  Read More

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