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Thomas Paine said, 'The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.' The Colin McEnroe Show endeavors to prove Paine correct, every weekday.More from The Colin McEnroe Show »

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Logan Roy is the head of a major media conglomerate, much like Rupert Murdoch. Also like Murdoch, he's not sure if he wants any of his kids to take over when he decides to retire.

Human Hubris And Its Cosmic Consequences

Humans are great at making a mess of things. So far, however, that mess has been confined to Earth. But as we develop into a spacefaring species, our capacity for destruction, pollution, and prejudice (towards aliens of earthly and unearthly origins) threatens to have cosmic consequences.

Cowabunga! An Hour With Mike Reiss

When The Simpsons started thirty years ago, no one thought it would last more than six weeks.

A Legally-Obligated Look At Bees

Federal regulatory requirements mandate* that all public media outlets occasionally devote significant airtime to the health and welfare of bees.

The Paradox of "America First"

We enjoyed speaking with all of the people who called our show last Monday. We want to keep the conversation going. We want you to keep calling so that we can all talk or listen to one another - even when we disagree. Today, it's Colin and your calls.

The Nose Kind Of HAD To Go See 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?,' Right?

They made a documentary about Mr. Rogers. Does The Nose really have a choice but to go see it? No. It does not. But then, it's " a vital doc ," " a tearjerker with a purpose ," and " the film we need right now " with " the hero 2018 needs ." So we probably should've gone to see it regardless of whether the guy was a public broadcasting icon or not, no?

Shall We Dance?

Why do we dance? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Dancing has served a multitude of functions for various cultures throughout history, and there is even evidence to suggest we, as a species, are biologically hard-wired to dance.

Is Democracy Dying?

Populism is on the rise from Europe to India to the United States.

The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Life In A Small Town

President Trump wants to "Make America Great Again," by turning back the clock to a time he believes was safer, purer, and removed from the dangers of modern society. He's not the first president to evoke nostalgia for the Rockwellian image of small town life where everyone knew one another, had a good job, and raised a family. The mental scene may vary but the nostalgia for something lost remains constant.

What Is Happening To The America Of Our Ideals

America has never been able to fully measure up to the ideals we embody. Yet, we could reasonably believe that we at least aspired to those ideals of equality, opportunity, and civility. Today, we can no longer deny that those in power care little about the people they govern.

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