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The Young Turks - 11.12.14: Wolf PAC, Bill O'Reilly, Reza Aslan, Fundamentalism, Kim Kardashian & Science FTW

Cenk hosts TYT. Wolf-PAC update: Help is coming from MAYDAY.US and In Tallahassee, FL a new ethics rule to limit contribution to city candidates for up to $250.00 and provide each voter with a tax rebate of up to $25.00. Catfight with Bill O’Reilly vs Reza Aslan both have written books about Jesus and Reza was asked about Billo’s book and mentioned that Jesus was about free medical care and helping the poor which would be a nightmare to Bill O’Reilly. A Pakistani police officer kill a prisoner with an ax for insulting the prophet Mohammed as well as an incident that took place in a village in Punjab when a local clerk told his community through a loudspeaker to kill a Christian couple for burning  pages from the Koran. Also, a Pakistani court upheld the death penalty for a woman who committed blasphemy.

Ana & Cenk host SCS. Kim Kardashian’s ass breaks the internet due to the challenge on Paper magazine’s cover as well as a challenge to Instagram’s rule on nudity. A virus has been discovered by John Hopkins University and Nebraska University that can actually make a person dumber. A right wing organization known as Education Action Group are upset at a Washington DC school board for removing the term “Christmas” on the calendar and replaced it with “Winter Break”. The Atlantic covered a story of a 7 year old girl who is an abstract painter and sells the paintings for thousands of dollars. An update on TYT Photos contestants is given.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 12, 2014. For more go to

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 21, 2014. For more go to

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Sam Harris (Author, neuroscientist, Co-founder of Project Reason) and Cenk Uygur (Host of The Young Turks) have a discussion about religion. Sam and Cenk also address questions from the audience.

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Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz & Jill Pike host The Young Turks show on June 30, 2003

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Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz & Jill Pike host The Young Turks show on June 30, 2003

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Ashley Spillane is the president of Rock the Vote, and is working to help young voters realize how crucially important it is to exercise their right to vote. You may have seen the "Turn Out for What" music video with Lil' Jon- it's fun and lighthearted, but drives home the message to millenials that voting is an important way to support causes that matter to them. How can Rock the Vote combat apathy and other barriers preventing them from voting? What really stops young people from voting?

John Iadarola (TYT, TYT University) interviews Rock the Vote President, Ashley Spillane all about Rock the Vote and why voting is so deeply necessary, no matter what your beliefs.

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Professor Reza Aslan is the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," and is a writer and scholar on religious studies.

Is there a media bias against Islam? Reza Aslan points to certain media pundits and hosts who call all religion bad, but Islam "the worst." Is it bigoted when pundits like Sam Harris call any non-extremist Muslims "not real" Muslims? Are some media commentators denouncing and defining Christian and Muslim extremism themselves fundamentalist bigots? Where is the balance between when interpreting holy text? What is the difference between atheism and neo-atheism? Is there such a thing as the one "truth?"

Reza Aslan sits down with The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur to discuss and debate the state of religious commentary in media, religious ignorance, the removal of religion from society and neo-atheism, what it really means to be religious, picking-and-choosing attitudes across the board, and much more on fundamental misunderstandings of religion.

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Dr. Christopher Ryan is the writer of Sex at Dawn, a definitive book on human sexuality in the modern age, but also way back in our past. Is monogamy natural, or does promiscuity come easier to us? Where did our modern ways of sex, grouping, child-rearing, and social structuring come from, and how did ancient humans mitigate the same topics? How have penises and vaginas evolved over time? Christopher Ryan discusses our prehistoric sexual history and how we've evolved and changed into the modern era.

Christopher Ryan is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today and runs the podcast, Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan. Before writing Sex at Dawn with his wife, Ryan travelled the world teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense (Kung Fu) to land-reform activists in Mexico.

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Old School TYT Ep. 2: The Bet, Cenk's Love Of Food, Rich Assholes & NFL Drama

Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz featuring guest appearances by Malcolm Fleschner, Jesus Godoy and Jayar Jackson. Cenk talks about his favorite and least favorite parts of life. Cenk and Ben discuss the bet they made on the last episode, the bet had to do with cookies. Ben discusses what people used to say about him until he was 30. Cenk discusses his nutritionist, and how it's impacted his love for food. Cenk talks about why he stopped drinking diet coke. A woman is missing part of her brain, Cenk and Ben discuss what happened to her. A Chinese chef tried to cook snakes head soup, didn't turn out to well for the cook. Ben brings up some shocking numbers about Americans opinion of ISIS. Matt Lauer's new contract is discussed, you won't believe one provision in the contract. #FirstWorldProblems. Cenk tells a personal story about David Brooks and relates it to Matt Lauer. Ben brings up Fox's new show Gotham, and that leads Cenk to wax poetic on Batman villains. The guys discuss TV and how fucked it already is. Cenk and Ben continue discussing Roger Goodell and the NFL. They speculate what happened in the Ray Rice cover up, does the NFL not care or did they purposely cover it up? Cenk discusses a guy at his gym everyone has nicknamed "Black Bain". Cenk tells a few other gym stories. Cenk and Ben talk about an old school story about Cenk's dad and Jackie Kennedy. The crew plays and reacts to clips which used to be mainstays on The Young Turks. Cenk and Ben discuss a college athlete who was caught saying sexist things in the student union, and try to figure out the word meme.

Two guys get together and talk about life, the news, sex and sports. They're from the old school. The original hosts of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz, kick it in a new way but with knowledge from the old day.

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R.A. the Rugged Man is a rapper from Long Island who's worked with Wu-Tang Clan, Kool G Rap, and Notorious B.I.G. Now, R.A. talks to Cenk Uygur about "Shoot Me in The Head," a controversial song about the state of the American political system Republicans, Democrats, and news reporting. Why did he choose to spotlight Nancy Pelosi, Keith Olberman, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, and MSNBC in the song? why does he called Joe Biden and other democrats racist? R.A. the Rugged Man talks to Cenk Uygur about the song, his journey as a rapper, and his new album, "Legends Never Die."

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