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NOprah 2020: The New Age Nonsense of Oprah Winfrey


Jan 15, 2018 5:00 AM   |   Politics   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

After her inspiring Golden Globes speech, Oprah Winfrey has been touted as presidential material. But does her track record reveal someone rooted in science, evidence, and worthy ideas? Seth Andrews explains why Oprah's admirable success story doesn't translate to the U.S. Presidency. Support our sponsor, The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Slate article:  https://slate.com/health-and-science/2018/01/oprah-winfrey-helped-create-our-irrational-pseudoscientific-american-fantasyland.html Skeptical Inquirer article: https://www.csicop.org/si/show/oprah_winfrey_bright_but_gullible_billionaire Interview with Diana Nyad:  https://youtu.be/hla3ibhUuCU  


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