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#42: In Those Genes

For years humanities scholars have avoided talking about genes.  But now, in the midst of a social genomics revolution, Professors Dalton Conley and Jason Fletcher say it’s time for social scientists to join the conversation.

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#41: The Heroin Clinic

At Crosstown Clinic, doctors are turning addiction treatment on its head: they’re prescribing heroin-users the very drug they’re addicted to. This is the story of one clinic’s quest to remove the harms of addiction, without removing the addiction itself.

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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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