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IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, it's for people who like to think.

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Jacob, the biblical patriarch, seems far from our time. But his all-night wrestling match with a strange being throws shadows across the ages, and exposes powerful elements of our own humanity. IDEAS producer Sean Foley explains how this ancient story sheds light on perennial aspects of the human condition.

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  • 860 - Jacob wrestling his 'angel' is our own struggle 
    Fri, 10 Apr 2020
  • 859 - The Democracy of Suffering: Todd Dufresne 
    Wed, 08 Apr 2020
  • 858 - The Best We Can Do — the pragmatic views of Cheryl Misak and young Frank Ramsey 
    Tue, 07 Apr 2020
  • 857 - The Enright Files: How books from the past can help explain the present 
    Mon, 06 Apr 2020
  • 856 - Take it like a Stoic: coping in the time of coronavirus 
    Fri, 03 Apr 2020
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