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Best Philosophy podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Philosophy podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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In Our Time
Weekly
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
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Philosophize This!
Monthly
 
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
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Philosophize This!
Monthly
 
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.
 
Founder of Onnit, and modern philosopher Aubrey Marcus asks the important questions: How do we find our purpose, wake up to who we truly are, have a few more laughs, and human being a little better? The Aubrey Marcus Podcast brings in world class guests from the fields of athletics, health, business, fitness, science, relationship and spirituality, and asks them to open up about the failures and successes that define their wisdom and character. Follow me on social @AubreyMarcus to keep up wi ...
 
Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer's bow. It's become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference. Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something. The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures ...
 
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
 
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Very Bad Wizards
Monthly+
 
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
 
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The Daily Stoic
Daily
 
The audio companion to DailyStoic.com's daily email meditations, read by Ryan Holiday.Each daily reading will help you cultivate strength, insight and wisdom necessary for living the good life. Every word is based on the two-thousand plus year old philosophy that has guided some of history’s greatest men and women.Learn more at: dailystoic.com
 
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Roughly Speaking
Weekly+
 
Welcome to Roughly Speaking Podcast | Hosted by Lewis Convery. Covering topics such as Philosophy, Personal Development, Psychology and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roughlyspeakingpodcast/support
 
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Philosophy Bites
Monthly
 
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
 
We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . . You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? So ...
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
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Radiolab
Monthly+
 
View the Episode Archive »Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes | RSS.#smartbinge Radiolab podcasts
 
Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. More at patreon.com/FigsInWinter. Please consider supporting Stoic Meditations. (cover art by Marek Škrabák; original music by Ian Jolin-Rasmussen, www.jolinras.info). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
 
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Arts & Ideas
Weekly+
 
Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
 
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
 
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Moral Maze
Monthly+
 
Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. #moralmaze
 
Philosophy for our Times is a free philosophy podcast bringing you the latest talks and debates from the world’s leading thinkers. We host weekly episodes on today’s biggest ideas in news, society, culture, politics, science and arts. Subscribe today to never miss an episode.
 
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The Sunday Stoic
Weekly
 
Life can be overwhelming, navigating day by day is difficult at best and nearly impossible without a guide. The philosophy of Stoicism is a map for living a good life. Join Steve every Sunday for interviews with modern Stoics, readings of ancient texts, and advice for implementing Stoicism in your daily life. Carpe Diem!
 
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On Being
Weekly
 
Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning, hosted by Krista Tippett. Every Thursday a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — and frequent special features like poetry, music and Q + A with Krista.
 
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it.Each episode we pick a text and chat about it with insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy or even have read the text we're talking about to follow and enjoy the discussion.
 
Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila for enlightening discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast breaks down the dichotomy of life through interviews and lectures that explain how individuals and culture are shaped by values, music, religion, and beyond. It will give you a new perspective and a modern understanding of your creativity, competence, and personality.
 
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Point of Inquiry
Monthly
 
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics.Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins.Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
A weekly 'informal and informative' philosophy podcast inspiring and supporting students, teachers, academics and free-thinkers worldwide. All episodes are available at www.thepanpsycast.com.
 
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Marx Madness
Weekly
 
A weekly discussion of the most important works in Marxism hosted by two rural Missourians hiding beneath a staircase.
 
Stoicism is the ultimate philosophy for a well-lived life. In this biweekly podcast Simon Drew shares practical ancient stoic advice for modern times.
 
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Rebel Wisdom
Monthly+
 
We uncover the most rebellious ideas in philosophy, human potential and transcendence to find direction through the chaos of the times.
 
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Bob Murphy Show
Weekly+
 
The podcast promoting free markets, free minds, and grateful souls.
 
Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, ...
 
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Four Thought
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Series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society
 
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. We ...
 
Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.
 
Dan has a degree in Philosophy. Connor has a degree in High School. Together they have a bit of a drinking problem. Each week they explore the work of a new philosopher or a new philosophical idea and do their best to learn something before getting distracted.
 
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Infants on Thrones
Weekly
 
The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
 
Christina P. is a comedian and exhausted mother of two young boys. WMMA explores all thing parenting - from colossal mom fails to the quiet rage you feel when your toddler won't nap. Emails, voicemails and video submissions are welcome! wheremymomsat.com WhereMyMomsAt@gmail.com (213) 375-5184
 
Interview with Philosophers about their New Books
 
Podcast by Philosophy Talk Starters
 
Learn how to self-actualize! How to find and develop your life purpose, master your emotions, raise your awareness, build powerful relationships, and understand life at a deep level.
 
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The Essay
Weekly+
 
Leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond, themed across a week - insight, opinion and intellectual surprise.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Critical Theory about their New Books
 
Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and philosopher who wrote Meditations; insights which were considered to give the meaning of life. The book was not written with the intent to be published. It offers a noteworthy chain of challenging situations which are a reflection on spirituality and enumerate the struggle to understand oneself and one's role in the universe. Written in the style of a journal, Meditations emphasizes that life in this world is short. Aurelius was a stoic philosopher who ...
 
A Collection of Talks, Debates and Speeches of Slavoj Žižek
 
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THIRD EYE DROPS
Weekly
 
Explore the mysteries and majesty of the multiverse with Michael Phillip and his magnificent multidisciplinary guests— Scientists, artists, comedians, entrepreneurs, authors, shamans, monks, psychonauts and occasional android sidekicks.
 
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Maxwell's Demon is a famous thought experiment in which a mischievous imp uses knowledge of the velocities of gas molecules in a box to decrease the entropy of the gas, which could then be used to do useful work such as pushing a piston. This is a classic example of converting information (what the gas molecules are doing) into work. But of cou ...…
 
Continuing on René Descartes's Rules for Direction of the Mind (1628), covering rules 7 through the first part of the lengthy rule 12. We try to figure out what he means by "enumeration"; the faculties of imagination, sense and memory; the virtues of perspicacity and sagacity; his psychology of the senses, the "common sense" where all sense dat ...…
 
In the United States in particular, there is almost no social space today, whether that’s Thanksgiving dinner or going shopping, that has not become saturated with political meaning. In Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in Its Place (Oxford University Press, 2019), Robert Talisse argues that contrary to what many democratic theorist ...…
 
As refugees from the former colonies make their way to Europe, notions of “European life” and “European values” are facing unprecedented challenges. As postcolonial subjects, how should these migrants be received and understood?By ABC Radio National
 
Oliver Thorn is an actor and educator, best known as the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel Philosophy Tube. Boasting around half a million subscribers, Olly’s channel is notorious for its well-researched content and colourful presentation. With over six years of videos under his belt, it is fair to say that Olly is going over and ...…
 
An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.By Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers
 
More at www.philosophytalk.org/shows/should-beliefs-aim-truth.If beliefs can be described as having a goal or purpose, then surely that is something like aiming at the truth. Yet we all hold many false beliefs too. Do these false beliefs fail to meet their goal? Or are there some things we believe simply because they make us feel good? Could th ...…
 
Based off the suggestion of a listener, Connor and Dan reluctantly dig into the modern, hate-fueled nihilism that seems to be dominating a certain subsection of the internet. But first, they give a brief refresher course on nihilism in general and discuss whether any of it has any validity.By Drunken Philosophy
 
As we explore the planets of the solar system and look out at those beyond, researchers hope they will find evidence of life. But would it be like life on earth? Or is the wish to find other life... Philosophy for our Times features debates and talks with the world’s leading thinkers on today’s biggest ideas. This live recording podcast is brou ...…
 
An interview with Sabrina Ebbersmeyer about the relation of emotion to reason and the body, and panpsychism, in the Renaissance.By Peter Adamson
 
Are stand-up comedians the Modern Day Philosophers? This is the premise of Daniel's podcast, but really, only some comedians express original claims; many just tell jokes. Are those exceptional comics philosophizing? Does telling the whole, tragic truth rule out being funny? Daniel, Mark, Erica, and Brian consider Carlin, Gadsby, Chappelle, and ...…
 
Some philosophers have drawn very strange conclusions about the nature of reality. Despite this Emily Thomas believes that their work may still be worth studying. They usually have had good reasons for what they concluded. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast she discusses several wildly implausible metaphysical theories with Nigel W ...…
 
Stefan Molyneux joins forces with his daughter Isabella (aged 10) to discuss the complex themes behind the new Disney film "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" starring Angeline Jolie. ▶️ Donate Now: http://www.freedomain.com/donate ▶️ Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.fdrurl.com/newsletter Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is ...…
 
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yasmine Mohammed about her book "Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam." They discuss her family background and indoctrination into conservative Islam, the double standard that Western liberals use when thinking about women in the Muslim community, the state of f ...…
 
WHERE MY MOMS AT!? It's the show by the Moms for the Moms. Hosted by everybody's favorite "cool mom" Christina P! Not only the most REAL show for moms, but the most interactive. An open place to admit no one really knows what they're doing. On today's episode, Christina starts with bringing up how raising a baby is hard for EVERYONE... Even the ...…
 
Maxwell's Demon is a famous thought experiment in which a mischievous imp uses knowledge of the velocities of gas molecules in a box to decrease the entropy of the gas, which could then be used to do useful work such as pushing a piston. This is a classic example of converting information (what the gas molecules are doing) into work. But of cou ...…
 
Marcus Aurelius was clearly torn about his fellow man. He was loving and kind and spoke repeatedly of serving the common good. He was also clearly frustrated and disappointed with the flaws of the people around him. Like many great men, he had trouble understanding that not everyone had his gifts, not all of them were capable of what he was cap ...…
 
Continuing on René Descartes's Rules for Direction of the Mind (1628), covering rules 7 through the first part of the lengthy rule 12. We try to figure out what he means by "enumeration;" the faculties of imagination, sense and memory; the virtues of perspicacity and sagacity; his psychology of the senses, the "common sense" where all sense dat ...…
 
Continuing on René Descartes's Rules for Direction of the Mind (1628), covering rules 7 through the first part of the lengthy rule 12. We try to figure out what he means by "enumeration;" the faculties of imagination, sense and memory; the virtues of perspicacity and sagacity; his psychology of the senses, the "common sense" where all sense dat ...…
 
People think some things unjust because they ought not to suffer them, and some because they did not expect to suffer them: we think what is unexpected is beneath our deserts. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
 
As many of you know I tend to find myself in difficult positions, perhaps so I can find a pathway out of these mental, emotional, and physical challenges. It’s like I’m playing a giant game of Escape Room with my own mind. One brutal, but incredibly helpful tactic I leverage when I find myself in a tight internal spot is the writing of Anthony ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Marcus Aurelius
 
Hello! The UK was late to the party on holding TV election debates. What can we learn from other countries about how to do them well? Nick Anstead talks us through why we avoided debates for so long and where we’re still going wrong. US expert Diana Carlin explains the history of presidential debates and why she thinks they’ve been good for dem ...…
 
Developing the shadow. A very interesting subject to delve into. Jordan talks about Dante's inferno and uses this as an example to get the point across. The last few posts I've been sharing on the Jordan Peterson Aehcve account follow this theme of integrating your shadow and confronting your dark side. Perhaps it would interest you if you don' ...…
 
"Competence Hierarchies" is a Jordan Peterson 12 Rules for Life lecture recorded in Birmingham UK (November of 2018).
 
The Stoics were known to speak in a concise and clear manner. They based their speech on the way the Spartans talked. In the era of oversharing and social media, we could all benefit from a Laconic speech lesson. This episode was inspired by an article by Donald Robertson, check it out here https://medium.com/stoicism-philosophy-as-a-way-of-lif ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Marcus Aurelius
 
Today's episode focuses on making yourself and your current situation better. There’s a nice challenge in here for all of us to partake in which is the “Don’t do stupid things for 30 Days”. This should be a fun little test to see where we need to clean up our act and where we can improve. We all have some area that needs work after all.Toward t ...…
 
Hey, you want to hear something REALLY bad about me? In 2014, I said: “The whole breeding arena of the species needs to be cleaned the f up!” Was I talking about government eugenics programs? Of course not! I was CLEARLY talking about the need to keep abusive people away from your children. In this speech, I ALSO explain my opposition to white ...…
 
Longtime libertarian journalist Bretigne Shaffer explains the de facto mandatory vaccinations now enforced for school children in California, and the concerned parents who are protesting the policy. She also discusses her fictional books that will appeal to libertarian readers.......Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The vide ...…
 
Some experiences change you so completely that you’re left with a choice: either spend your life running from them or spend your life turning them over in memory, trying to find new ways in, through, and out the other side. The power of the impulse to explain or somehow articulate these experiences is inversely proportionate to other people’s a ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Marcus Aurelius
 
What did I mean in 2014 when I said: "I don't view humanity as a single species..."? Am I biologically illiterate? Is the statement somehow racist? You'll be truly shocked at the TRUE FACTS behind my words... The quote is taken from Freedomain 2768, “Collective Guilt for Fun and Profit” - a Saturday call-in show in August of 2014. http://www.fd ...…
 
Is the most popular writer of our time actually a good writer? Or maybe he used to be good? While you've been thinking about those questions, King already wrote another book, so ha! Mark, Erica, and Brian share their experiences with and opinions about King's oeuvre and the films and shows that have come out of it. For more, visit prettymuchpop ...…
 
Are stand-up comedians the Modern Day Philosophers? This is the premise of Daniel's podcast, but really, only some comedians express original claims; many just tell jokes. Are those exceptional comics philosophizing? Does telling the whole, tragic truth rule out being funny? Daniel, Mark, Erica, and Brian consider Carlin, Gadsby, Chappelle, and ...…
 
One of the most haunting moments in all of literature is the moment when King Lear hits rock bottom. He has destroyed his kingdom. He has lost his family. He has lost his sanity. He says to Gloucester as they stand on a cliff: “They told me I was everything. 'Tis a lie, I am not ague-proof.” In short, all the illusions of the king have been sha ...…
 
This is a brilliant episode that really shows the knowledge of Jordan as he kindly shares it with all of us. He goes through the very important points that need to be met if you would like to have a successful marriage. You can take the information as you will, but I know that this is one I found useful and it’s something I am going to re-liste ...…
 
Is it a good person who has wronged you? Do not believe it. Is it a bad one? Do not be surprised at this; by their sin they have already punished themselves. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
 
Today on Radiolab, we're bringing you the fourth episode of Jad's special series, Dolly Parton's America. In this episode, Jad goes back up the mountain to visit Dolly’s actual Tennessee mountain home, where she tells stories about her first trips out of the holler. Back on the mountaintop, standing under the rain by the Little Pigeon River, th ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Marcus Aurelius
 
Who decides what’s worth saving and what is culturally significant to protect in wartimes and war zones? The panel, hosted by Anne McElvoy, are:Sir Peter Bazalgette - Chairman of ITV and former Chairman of Arts Council EnglandCarrie Reichardt - International Artist and grassroots activistZahed Tajeddin - Syrian-born Artist and ArchaeologistRebe ...…
 
"CBS News has fired a female staffer believed to have had access to the tape of Amy Robach raging against ABC News, Page Six understands. "We reported on Wednesday that ABC News chiefs discovered a former employee could be behind the leak of the damning footage of Robach slamming the network for shelving her interview with Jeffrey Epstein’s “se ...…
 
Adam Terrell interviewed Bob on his podcast "Theocracy." They cover a variety of topics, including Bob's personal odyssey through atheism and into born-again Christianity. They take seriously the claims by some Christians that the Bible does not support a libertarian political stance..Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The we ...…
 
For nearly three decades, Tom Morris, one of the world's top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers, has been on a mission to bring philosophy back to the center of daily life. Travelling the globe working with world-class business executives, athletes, coaches, administrators, and entrepreneurs, Tom realized that, regardless of t ...…
 
Being lost is not good. There are many roads and destinations which you can end up and that’s too many for the greater good of your wellbeing.Jordan offers his Past Authoring Programme for those who are in need of the analysis of their past. Terrible things happen to people. We must try to make sense of these things if we want to deal with them ...…
 
Someone will be said to have spoken ill of you; think whether you did not first speak ill of them; think of how many persons you have yourself spoken ill. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
 
It’s exactly 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The dramatic demolition on that chilly November night in 1989 symbolised liberal aspirations for a world soon to be remade in the image of America and Western Europe. For the political theorist Francis Fukuyama it was ‘The End of History’ and a decisive victory for the global democratic p ...…
 
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