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      episode 39: Trump should not meet Kim Jong Un!


      At the time of this recording the world still has a chance to see the first meeting of an US president and the leader of North Korea. Is it worth it?



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      Special – Jay Heinrichs explains (among other things) how to argue with a cat


      In this special episode Sebastian and Dirk get to chat with Jay Heinrichs, a bestselling author and professional persuasion consultant. We learn a lot about the proper use of humor, how to send love beams out of your eyes and why Brits laugh when they are asked to lick each others necks...



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       2018-04-25  1h0m
       
       

      Special – Jay Heinrichs explains (among other things) how to argue with a cat


      In this special episode Sebastian and Dirk get to chat with Jay Heinrichs, a bestselling author and professional persuasion consultant. We learn a lot about the proper use of humor, how to send love beams out of your eyes and why Brits laugh when they are asked to lick each others necks...



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       2018-04-25  1h0m
       
       

      episode 38: Watch your language, how we say things does matter!


      What is considered taboo or impolite to say varies widely but it looks like every culture has its rules governing what we should and should not say. In today's debate we'll be debating if that is necessary and if it truly matters (and should matter) what words we use.



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       2018-04-08  23m
       
       

      2d37 – Should countries accept citizens who went fighting for ISIS back?


      What happens when people join a terrorist organization and want to return? Should their home countries accept them back?



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       2018-03-15  24m
       
       

      2d36 – Another financial crash is coming! Run!


      At the time we recorded this debate stock markets approached record highs and most leading economies were roaring. Can we trust this or is the next bubble about to burst?



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       2018-02-14  24m
       
       

      2d35 – Democracy is better than dictatorship!


      Societies differ in how they manufacture consent, where decisions are made and who has the power to change direction. Two main models to organize these questions seem to either concentrate power in the hands of few or alternatively empower the people being governed themselves. Even the ancient Greeks said that the best government possible would be the dictatorship of the wise. Yet we all know that there is only limited supply on truly wise leaders.



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       2018-01-16  21m
       
       

      2d34 – Are Ivy League schools like Stanford or Harvard overrated?


      Ivy League schools depict themselves as promoting the high standard of education and academic accomplishment, but is this really true?



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       2018-01-05  21m
       
       

      2d33 – Should twitter ban Trump?


      Twitter is Trump's channel of choice when it comes to direct communication with his voters. Arguable his tweets often are controversial and many of them are in violence to Twitter's own terms of service. So the question therefor is: Should twitter act and ban Trump from using its service or is it in fact right by keeping his account online?



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       2017-12-21  19m
       
       

      2d32 – Stop fuzzing about fake news, it’s not a real thing anyway!


      Is fake news a real thing and is it worth fuzzing about? Today's debate has been in Dirk's editing backlog a while longer. Scaramucci was just announced as press secretary when it was recorded. Decide for yourself if things have changed since... Picture: CC0, Pixabay



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       2017-12-16  24m