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Arts & Culture

The Philosophy and Psychology of A-Holery

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Jerks. Jackasses. A-holes. Some people are just... the worst. Aren't they? But so: Why? And what do we do about it?

In a world where that guy from "The Apprentice" is the president-elect, shouldn't we spend some time figuring out what we can figure out about the assholes around us, the assholes among us, and maybe even the asshole within us?

GUESTS:

  • Henry Alford - Investigative humorist and the author of Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners
  • Aaron James - Author of Assholes: A Theory and Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump; professor and chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of California, Irvine
  • Daniel Jones - Assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso; expert in anti-social personalities

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on November 29, 2016.