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Use Your Words

This hour we’ll talk with linguist John McWhorter about how we use profanity, Anna Sale of the “Death, Sex and Money” podcast about strategies for having difficult conversations and psychologist Katherine Kinzler about how the actual sound of our voices affects how people hear what we’ve got to say.

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A judge's gavel sits by a note that reads: "sexual harassment complaint."

How Laws Protect Sexual Abusers

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, and she joins us to talk about how pride, narcissism and toxic masculinity are hallmarks of abusers, and how these men have created a world that largely shields them from responsibility.

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