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In this episode:  Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated stand-up comedian and the New York Times best-selling author of “Dad is Fat” and other books, and he’s about to launch the second season of  his semi-fictitious TV show, The Jim Gaffigan Show

On this week's episode of Think Again - a Big Think Podcast, Jim and host Jason Gots talk about "othering" people we disagree with, and how bigotry is a bipartisan phenomenon. Trump comes up, as do The Simpsons, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, New Yorkers' weird ideas about the Midwest and vice versa, and Jim's Grandpa (sort of).  

Surprise discussion clips in this episode: Princeton historian Sean Wilentz on the Trump phenomenonDan Pontefract on working with purpose

“People saying that people who believe in God are idiots…I find that hurtful.  Even if someone doesn’t go to church…their grandpa probably does.   So . . . you’re attacking my Grandpa?  It’s a form of bigotry. And we all have shades of it.”  - Jim Gaffigan

About Think Again - A Big Think Podcast: 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? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. Each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you may have heard of with short clips from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. These conversations could, and do, go anywhere.