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Steven Pinker On Science, Progress, And Why Humanity Is Better Than Ever

Steven Pinker is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist and author of the new book, "Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress." Pinker joins Ben Domenech to discuss how safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise across the globe.

00:47:00 3/5/2018

Past Episodes

Ken Starr, former special prosecutor, has written his definitive account of the Clinton impeachment in a new book, "Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation." Ben Domenech interviews Starr on the common misconceptions of his investigation, memorable moments, regrets, and the similarities between Clinton's case and the investigations of the current President. "I did not know where the road might lead. I would say that I was reasonably prepared but not fully prepared given the dimensions...the public narrative and reaction was so overpowering."
00:57:00 9/18/2018
Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the Kavanaugh accusations, populism, and his new book, "Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists." Their discussion includes history's favorite populists, the rise of Donald Trump style populism, and the political game being played around Bret Kavanaugh's nomination.
00:50:00 9/17/2018
Mark Leibovich, reporter and bestselling author of "This Town," is out with a new book probing the world of football and the issues that plague the NFL. "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times" chronicles the story the despised Roger Goodell, the eccentric team owners, and the fate of the league's cultural dominance.
00:53:00 9/16/2018
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss the Democrats recent smear against Brett Kavanaugh, the return of Obama, Norm Macdonald's #MeToo comments, and comedy.
00:55:00 9/13/2018
Ann McElhinney is an Irish filmmaker and author of the New York Times best selling book, "Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer." McElhinney describes how her and her husband came to discover the Gosnell trial, the lack of media coverage, and the challenges of producing and selling a movie that Hollywood didn't want made.
00:50:00 9/12/2018
Yoram Hazony is an Israeli philosopher, Bible scholar and one of the world's leading political theorists. His new book, "The Virtue of Nationalism," argues that nationalist movements like the election of Trump and Brexit are not putting the world in danger, and why the world should be built on independent, self-governing nations. Hazony shows how the Old Testament models political order based on the independence of a nation living within limited borders alongside other independent nations.
00:58:00 9/11/2018
Hadley Heath Manning is director of policy at Independent Women's Forum. Manning joins Bre Payton in studio to reflect on the anniversary of 9/11, and discuss recent policy pushes on healthcare and paid family leave.
00:32:00 9/10/2018
Bill McMorris is a writer at the Washington Free Beacon and a self-proclaimed Bro. McMorris and Ben Domenech update their ranking America's bros and the facets of bro culture. What does the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh mean for bros across America? Who are the bros running for 2020? They debate other bro and not-bro athletes and politicians including Jimmy Kimmel, Ted Cruz, Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Gosling, Keith Hernandez, and more.
00:57:00 9/9/2018
Ben Jacobs, reporter at The Guardian, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss this week in politics including: the Senators who seem to be kicking of their presidential campaigns during the Kavanaugh hearings, the infamous anonymous author within the White House, and why Twitter banned Alex Jones and InfoWars.
00:52:00 9/6/2018
Elizabeth Slattery, Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins Ben Domenech to recap the Supreme Court Nominee hearings this week, protestors, Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record, and how the court is being used to fight culture wars.
00:52:00 9/5/2018

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