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Why We Hate - Episode Guide

Season 1

Origins

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Oct 13, 2019

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Evolutionary anthropologist Brian Hare searches for the origins of hate in both the past and current day, exploring what causes humans to treat each other with cruelty and violence.

Tribalism

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Oct 20, 2019

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Cognitive scientist Laurie Santos examines tribalism, asking why love for one group can inspire hate for other groups -- in politics, sports and even warfare -- and how tribal thinking shapes perceptions.

Tools & Tactics

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 27, 2019

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Journalist Jelani Cobb investigates how hate tools like propaganda, dehumanization, the internet, and symbols can incite, amplify and spread hatred.

Extremism

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 27, 2019

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An examination of what drives people to embrace hateful ideas; extremism expert Sasha Havlicek explores the factors that attract people to ideologies that fuel hate and violence -- from white nationalism to Islamic terrorism.

Crimes Against Humanity

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Nov 3, 2019

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What makes people take part in extremes of hate, including genocide and crimes against humanity; international criminal lawyer Patricia Viseur Sellers investigates the role of perpetrators as well as those who resist the power of hate.

Hope

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 3, 2019

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How people can resist succumbing to their worst impulses and awaken the better angels of their nature; neuroscientist Emile Bruneau explores how people can use their capacity for critical thinking, brain plasticity and strategies to combat hate.

Specials

The Reckoning

Episode: S01 Special | Airdate: Jun 21, 2020

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Why We Hate: The Reckoning re-visits the complexities originally explored while highlighting current events of 2020.

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