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Podcast Profile: The Gray Area with Sean Illing

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665 episodes
2016 to 2024
Median: 66 minutes
Collections: PhilosophySciPhi-Adjacent


Description (podcaster-provided):

The Gray Area with Sean Illing takes a philosophy-minded look at culture, technology, politics, and the world of ideas. Each week, we invite a guest to explore a question or topic that matters. From the the state of democracy, to the struggle with depression and anxiety, to the nature of identity in the digital age, each episode looks for nuance and honesty in the most important conversations of our time. New episodes drop every Monday.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy and modern issues • Politics and democracy • Technological impact • Mental health and psychology • Societal challenges • Historical analysis • Literature and arts • Science and future scenarios

This podcast, "The Gray Area with Sean Illing," delves into a wide array of thought-provoking topics through in-depth discussions with various guests. The overarching theme is the exploration of complex and nuanced issues within culture, technology, politics, and philosophy. Each episode offers a dive into significant questions and topics that resonate with current societal dialogues.

The content spans numerous domains, from political thought and global liberalism to the impacts of technology and psychological phenomena. Episodes frequently cover historical and contemporary analysis of political movements, ideological shifts, and the structure of modern democracies. For instance, there's a focus on figures like Nietzsche and contemporary political landscapes in places like India and the United States.

A considerable portion of the content also revolves around philosophical inquiries, addressing themes such as existentialism, the nature of identity, the implications of free will, and the philosophy behind self-help and life crises. The discussions often intertwine with pressing real-world issues, bringing philosophy into the context of everyday life and societal trends.

Additionally, the podcast addresses sociocultural topics, such as the effects of technology and social media on mental health, the dynamics of friendships and relationships in the modern world, and the representation of various identities and experiences in society. Other recurrent subjects include the scientific and ethical dimensions of issues like climate change, nuclear war, and public health crises.

Interviews with authors and subject matter experts bring a scholarly perspective to each episode, while also including personal anecdotes and experiential insights. This blend ensures the discussions are both informative and relatable, offering listeners a platform to engage with multifaceted and often contentious subjects within an accessible framework. Overall, the podcast aims to provide a deep and honest exploration of today's most relevant conversations.


Episodes:
Taking Nietzsche seriously
2024-Jul-15
62 minutes
What India teaches us about liberalism — and its decline
2024-Jul-08
46 minutes
1992: The year politics broke
2024-Jul-01
44 minutes
The existential struggle of being Black
2024-Jun-24
55 minutes
The world after nuclear war
2024-Jun-17
57 minutes
Gaza, Camus, and the logic of violence
2024-Jun-10
54 minutes
This is your kid on smartphones
2024-Jun-03
53 minutes
Life after death?
2024-May-20
52 minutes
The world after Ozempic
2024-May-13
50 minutes
UFOs, God, and the edge of understanding
2024-May-06
46 minutes
How to listen
2024-Apr-29
55 minutes
Everything's a cult now
2024-Apr-22
53 minutes
Fareed Zakaria on our revolutionary moment
2024-Apr-15
45 minutes
Life is hard. Can philosophy help?
2024-Apr-08
51 minutes
The American dream is a pyramid scheme
2024-Apr-01
46 minutes
The chaplain who doesn't believe in God
2024-Mar-25
48 minutes
Can a friend be our most significant other?
2024-Mar-18
50 minutes
The power of climate fiction
2024-Mar-11
47 minutes
The denial of death
2024-Mar-04
45 minutes
A brief history of extinction panics
2024-Feb-26
50 minutes
The new(ish) world order
2024-Feb-19
42 minutes
The free-market century is over
2024-Feb-12
54 minutes
Music and mysticism
2024-Feb-05
47 minutes
The case for banning...millionaires?
2024-Jan-29
53 minutes
The joy of uncertainty
2024-Jan-22
48 minutes
A pro-worker work ethic
2024-Jan-15
41 minutes
How psychedelics can reinvent learning
2024-Jan-08
37 minutes
Seeing ourselves through the darkness
2023-Dec-26
55 minutes
Living Mindfully
2023-Dec-18
41 minutes
Taking anarchism seriously
2023-Dec-11
50 minutes
3,000 years of The Iliad
2023-Dec-04
36 minutes
Late-stage liberalism
2023-Nov-27
53 minutes
The case against free will
2023-Nov-20
58 minutes
A Jew and a Muslim get honest about Israel and Gaza
2023-Nov-13
60 minutes
How to keep panic from attacking
2023-Nov-06
49 minutes
We Are What We Watch
2023-Oct-30
56 minutes
Werner Herzog’s ecstatic truth
2023-Oct-23
56 minutes
The lessons of Sam Bankman-Fried
2023-Oct-16
55 minutes
Is America getting meaner?
2023-Oct-02
54 minutes
Naomi Klein on her doppelganger (and yours)
2023-Sep-25
57 minutes
Should we press pause on AI?
2023-Sep-18
57 minutes
Democracy’s existential crisis
2023-Sep-11
51 minutes
Conservative socialism?
2023-Aug-28
55 minutes
The benefits of utopian thinking
2023-Aug-21
53 minutes
What Clarence Thomas really thinks
2023-Aug-14
63 minutes
The new crisis of masculinity
2023-Aug-07
61 minutes
How we all became a brand
2023-Jul-31
52 minutes
The therapeutic potential of MDMA
2023-Jul-24
47 minutes
Is the journey to self-discovery pointless?
2023-Jul-17
52 minutes
Parenting through the climate crisis
2023-Jul-10
47 minutes
Seeing ourselves through darkness
2023-Jun-29
56 minutes
Best of: A new philosophy of love
2023-Jun-26
59 minutes
The future of tribalism
2023-Jun-22
52 minutes
When you can't separate art from artist
2023-Jun-15
53 minutes
The case for not killing yourself
2023-Jun-12
57 minutes
What comes after Black Lives Matter?
2023-Jun-08
57 minutes
Clickbait’s destructive legacy
2023-Jun-05
52 minutes
Simone Weil’s radical philosophy of love and attention
2023-Jun-01
56 minutes
Peter Singer on his ethical legacy
2023-May-25
65 minutes
Why the poor in America stay poor
2023-May-22
54 minutes
The spiritual roots of our strange relationship to work
2023-May-18
53 minutes
Mysteries of the mind
2023-May-15
53 minutes
Why we can’t just blame capitalism for everything
2023-May-11
49 minutes
Being human in the age of AI
2023-May-08
53 minutes
A philosopher's psychedelic encounter with reality
2023-May-04
51 minutes
The project of Socratic love with Agnes Callard
2023-May-01
52 minutes
The chemistry of connection
2023-Apr-27
53 minutes
What a slow civil war looks like
2023-Apr-24
56 minutes
How to listen
2023-Apr-20
55 minutes
Why we can't give up on persuasion
2023-Apr-17
53 minutes
Rep. Katie Porter's working-class politics
2023-Apr-13
47 minutes
The climate apocalypse will be televised
2023-Apr-10
60 minutes
A philosopher takes on religious life
2023-Apr-06
53 minutes
Your brain isn't so private anymore
2023-Apr-03
65 minutes
Brian Stelter thinks the news has a reliability problem
2023-Mar-30
56 minutes
How corporations got all your data
2023-Mar-27
54 minutes
The case for failure
2023-Mar-16
48 minutes
Poetry as religion
2023-Mar-13
56 minutes
Revisiting the American Dream
2023-Mar-09
43 minutes
The cost of saving pandas
2023-Mar-06
45 minutes
Breaking our family patterns
2023-Mar-02
64 minutes
For Black horror fans, fact is scarier than fiction
2023-Feb-27
51 minutes
Taking Nietzsche seriously
2023-Feb-23
65 minutes
The dark history of Silicon Valley
2023-Feb-16
60 minutes
The value of being a "hater"
2023-Feb-13
55 minutes
Behind the blue wall
2023-Feb-09
62 minutes
Best of: Imagine a future with no police
2023-Feb-06
63 minutes
Is America broken?
2023-Feb-02
50 minutes
The creator of Fargo is done with good guys vs. bad guys
2023-Jan-30
55 minutes
Revisiting the "father of capitalism"
2023-Jan-26
53 minutes
Can effective altruism be redeemed?
2023-Jan-23
63 minutes
The roots of homelessness
2023-Jan-19
53 minutes
Can race be transcended?
2023-Jan-12
46 minutes
Is ethical AI possible?
2023-Jan-09
47 minutes
What do we owe animals?
2023-Jan-05
48 minutes
Best of: America's philosophy, with Cornel West
2022-Dec-22
61 minutes
Best of: The necessity — and danger — of free speech
2022-Dec-19
53 minutes
The church of celebrity
2022-Dec-15
57 minutes
Men and boys are struggling. Should we care?
2022-Dec-12
58 minutes
The power of attention in a world of distraction
2022-Dec-08
46 minutes
A veteran reporter on how to fix the news
2022-Dec-05
56 minutes
The end of social media
2022-Dec-01
50 minutes
If society is making us sick, how can we heal?
2022-Nov-28
57 minutes
The free-market century is over
2022-Nov-21
57 minutes
Your identity is a story you tell yourself
2022-Nov-17
45 minutes
James Carville unpacks the midterms
2022-Nov-14
49 minutes
Why are billionaires prepping for the apocalypse?
2022-Nov-10
55 minutes
Today's Republicans were made in the 1990s
2022-Nov-07
66 minutes
Yuval Noah Harari thinks humans are unstoppable
2022-Nov-03
62 minutes
Dying with dignity
2022-Oct-31
59 minutes
Finding hope in a world on the brink
2022-Oct-27
58 minutes
The new American Reconstruction
2022-Oct-24
67 minutes
Is America losing its religion?
2022-Oct-20
54 minutes
How we got to January 6th
2022-Oct-17
59 minutes
Neil deGrasse Tyson gets political
2022-Oct-13
58 minutes
Episode Image Introducing The Gray Area
2022-Oct-11
1 minute
Best of: Why America's obsession with rights is wrong
2022-Oct-06
59 minutes
A GOP insider on why the party went Trump
2022-Oct-03
61 minutes
How do we fix the harm we cause?
2022-Sep-29
50 minutes
A new philosophy of love
2022-Sep-26
60 minutes
The politics of 'Yellowstone'
2022-Sep-23
26 minutes
How society sexualizes us
2022-Sep-22
56 minutes
The Parent Trap
2022-Sep-19
61 minutes
40 Acres: Reaching reconciliation
2022-Sep-15
34 minutes
40 Acres: The old Jim Crow
2022-Sep-12
48 minutes
40 Acres: $14 trillion and no mules
2022-Sep-08
50 minutes
40 Acres: The original promise
2022-Sep-01
55 minutes
What Clarence Thomas really thinks
2022-Aug-29
64 minutes
Episode Image Even Better: Don't call it a budget
2022-Aug-25
47 minutes
The quest for authenticity
2022-Aug-22
51 minutes
Episode Image Even Better: Setting your boundaries
2022-Aug-18
44 minutes
Your gut instinct is usually wrong
2022-Aug-15
55 minutes
Episode Image Even Better: Workplace equality 2.0
2022-Aug-11
53 minutes
Why we're still postmodern (whatever that means)
2022-Aug-08
58 minutes
Episode Image Even Better: Activism when you don't know where to start
2022-Aug-04
48 minutes
The Supreme Court's power grab
2022-Aug-01
65 minutes
How middlemen took over the economy
2022-Jul-28
66 minutes
The necessity — and danger — of free speech
2022-Jul-25
56 minutes
Hacking coral sex to save the reefs
2022-Jul-21
55 minutes
The price of keeping secrets
2022-Jul-18
52 minutes
Does China control Hollywood?
2022-Jul-14
64 minutes
Steve Bannon is still at war
2022-Jul-11
50 minutes
The Fortress of Solitude saw it all coming
2022-Jun-30
39 minutes
Episode Image The Philosophers: Stoic revival
2022-Jun-27
65 minutes
Station Eleven's creator on the end of the world
2022-Jun-23
52 minutes
The racist origins of fat phobia
2022-Jun-16
54 minutes
The fight for Ukraine — and democracy
2022-Jun-13
54 minutes
The war on trans people
2022-Jun-09
55 minutes
Michael Ian Black on being a better man
2022-Jun-06
56 minutes
Carmen Maria Machado's haunted feminine
2022-Jun-02
42 minutes
The rise and fall of America's monuments
2022-May-26
50 minutes
Episode Image The Philosophers: America's philosophy, with Cornel West
2022-May-23
61 minutes
Why accidents aren't accidental
2022-May-19
53 minutes
Rethinking the "end of history"
2022-May-16
62 minutes
Anita Hill finally gets even
2022-May-12
61 minutes
Elites have captured identity politics
2022-May-09
58 minutes
The moral dangers of dirty work
2022-May-05
59 minutes
Did the sexual revolution go wrong?
2022-May-02
58 minutes
Who decides how to conserve nature?
2022-Apr-28
56 minutes
Episode Image The Philosophers: Loneliness and totalitarianism
2022-Apr-25
63 minutes
The War in Ukraine, Explained — Part 4: The future of Europe
2022-Apr-21
64 minutes
Michael Lewis on why Americans distrust experts
2022-Apr-18
58 minutes
The War in Ukraine, Explained — Part 3: The nuclear threat
2022-Apr-14
56 minutes
The case for regret
2022-Apr-11
51 minutes
The War in Ukraine, Explained — Part 2: Sanctions
2022-Apr-07
61 minutes
The spirituality of parenting
2022-Apr-04
49 minutes
The War in Ukraine, Explained — Part 1: Why did Putin go to war?
2022-Mar-31
61 minutes
Episode Image The Philosophers: Resisting despair
2022-Mar-28
56 minutes
What happened to American conservatism?
2022-Mar-24
60 minutes
The limits of forgiveness
2022-Mar-21
52 minutes
The madness behind The Method
2022-Mar-17
68 minutes
David Cross is disappointed in you guys
2022-Mar-14
49 minutes
Author Kiley Reid on why we read novels
2022-Mar-10
47 minutes
The conversation about guns we're not having
2022-Mar-07
64 minutes
Why does middle school suck?
2022-Mar-03
65 minutes
Russia's war with Ukraine — and reality
2022-Feb-28
39 minutes
Robert Glasper on why Black Radio is back
2022-Feb-24
57 minutes
Could we lose delicious foods forever?
2022-Feb-17
66 minutes
What Don't Look Up is really about
2022-Feb-14
61 minutes
Democracy in crisis, part 2: The two-party problem
2022-Feb-10
58 minutes
Why we can't pay attention anymore
2022-Feb-07
64 minutes
Democracy in crisis, part 1: Ross Douthat isn't too worried
2022-Feb-03
66 minutes
Pod Save the Democrats
2022-Jan-31
60 minutes
A Yellowjackets creator spills his guts
2022-Jan-27
44 minutes
A scientist's case for "woo-woo"
2022-Jan-24
60 minutes
Imagine a future with no police
2022-Jan-20
65 minutes
Novelist Lauren Groff on the other Matrix
2022-Jan-13
47 minutes
Are we living in a simulation?
2022-Jan-10
68 minutes
Rep. Jamie Raskin on living through the unthinkable, twice
2022-Jan-06
57 minutes
Best of: Why fascism in America isn't going away
2022-Jan-03
49 minutes
Best of: Clint Smith III on confronting the legacy of slavery
2021-Dec-30
61 minutes
Best of: We need to talk about UFOs. Seriously.
2021-Dec-27
63 minutes
Chris Bosh on winning (and losing everything)
2021-Dec-23
58 minutes
The cult of toughness
2021-Dec-20
66 minutes
Is ethical investing a scam?
2021-Dec-16
57 minutes
The good life is painful
2021-Dec-13
55 minutes
The father of environmental justice
2021-Dec-09
50 minutes
Jill Lepore on Elon Musk's imaginary world
2021-Dec-06
63 minutes
E.O. Wilson's plan to save the world
2021-Dec-02
56 minutes
Workers of the world, stay home!
2021-Nov-29
62 minutes
How progressives get back in the game
2021-Nov-22
63 minutes
The highs and lows of the "creator economy"
2021-Nov-18
49 minutes
Why Chris Hayes thinks we're all famous now
2021-Nov-15
60 minutes
The stories soul food tells
2021-Nov-11
51 minutes
The paradox of American freedom
2021-Nov-08
57 minutes
Nonbinary parenthood
2021-Nov-04
60 minutes
John McWhorter, the anti-antiracist
2021-Nov-01
66 minutes
The overwhelming, invisible work of elder care
2021-Oct-28
63 minutes
How Big Tech benefits from the disinformation panic
2021-Oct-25
58 minutes
Fannie Lou Hamer and the meaning of freedom
2021-Oct-21
59 minutes
What the internet took from us
2021-Oct-18
58 minutes
Trapped inside with Susanna Clarke's Piranesi
2021-Oct-14
49 minutes
Bryan Stevenson on the legacy of enslavement
2021-Oct-07
63 minutes
What's your status?
2021-Oct-04
57 minutes
Is there a hack for enlightenment?
2021-Sep-30
65 minutes
Fighting a world on fire with fire
2021-Sep-27
62 minutes
Revolutionary Love
2021-Sep-23
57 minutes
How to make meaning out of suffering
2021-Sep-20
56 minutes
Ken Burns's latest on The Greatest
2021-Sep-16
67 minutes
The road from 9/11 to Donald Trump
2021-Sep-13
68 minutes
Rep. Pramila Jayapal on immigrants and America after 9/11
2021-Sep-09
51 minutes
Why America's obsession with rights is wrong
2021-Sep-02
58 minutes
The news is by — and for — rich, white liberals
2021-Aug-30
62 minutes
Clint Smith III on confronting the legacy of slavery
2021-Aug-26
61 minutes
Was the cruelty the point?
2021-Aug-23
61 minutes
How seashells shaped the world — and predict our future
2021-Aug-19
58 minutes
Bill Maher on free speech, comedy, and his haters
2021-Aug-16
50 minutes
Robert Reich wants you to take on the system
2021-Aug-12
53 minutes
Marty Baron on the future of news
2021-Aug-09
54 minutes
The death of cool
2021-Aug-05
48 minutes
We need to talk about UFOs. Seriously.
2021-Aug-02
62 minutes
Philadelphia's progressive prosecutor
2021-Jul-29
55 minutes
Fareed Zakaria on the fate of democracy
2021-Jul-26
71 minutes
Jane Goodall on the power of hope
2021-Jul-22
62 minutes
Why we love drugs
2021-Jul-19
63 minutes
The rugged majesty of revision
2021-Jul-15
60 minutes
How to forgive
2021-Jul-12
59 minutes
What makes a great conversation?
2021-Jul-08
22 minutes
Introducing: Now & Then
2021-Jul-01
58 minutes
The science of dating
2021-Jun-24
54 minutes
Honoring Juneteenth with Ibram X. Kendi
2021-Jun-17
53 minutes
Digital dictatorship
2021-Jun-10
59 minutes
The man who proposed reparations in the 1860s
2021-Jun-03
67 minutes
What pandemic recovery should look like
2021-May-27
56 minutes
The gift of getting old
2021-May-20
58 minutes
Freedom, and what it means to have a body
2021-May-13
56 minutes
Why are we so worried about Satan?
2021-May-06
64 minutes
How to be wrong less often
2021-Apr-29
54 minutes
Episode Image The complicated history of wildlife conservation
2021-Apr-22
67 minutes
Episode Image How to replace everything in the industrialized world
2021-Apr-15
63 minutes
Patricia Lockwood's big, beautiful internet brain
2021-Apr-08
57 minutes
Who is the real George Soros?
2021-Apr-01
58 minutes
Introducing Unexplainable
2021-Mar-27
28 minutes
The border, explained by someone who knows it intimately
2021-Mar-25
57 minutes
"Wintering," wisdom, and weathering life's darkest times
2021-Mar-18
68 minutes
Reframing America's race problem
2021-Mar-11
54 minutes
Who owns the Western?
2021-Mar-04
51 minutes
A Watchmen writer on race, TV, and tech giants
2021-Feb-25
54 minutes
Uncovering the history of psychedelics in Christianity
2021-Feb-18
53 minutes
Biden's immigration architect on racism, reform, and the Obama legacy
2021-Feb-11
64 minutes
The Capitol Siege and American Revolution
2021-Feb-04
46 minutes
Why fascism in Post-Trump America isn't going away
2021-Jan-28
45 minutes
The Joe Biden experience
2021-Jan-25
67 minutes
What it means to be a "good" rich person
2021-Jan-21
50 minutes
Peter Kafka and Kevin Roose on big tech's power and responsibility
2021-Jan-18
30 minutes
Sam Sanders and Olivia Nuzzi on President Trump’s last days
2021-Jan-14
46 minutes
Best of: We don’t just feel emotions. We make them.
2021-Jan-07
95 minutes
Best of: Ending the age of animal cruelty, with Bruce Friedrich
2021-Jan-04
81 minutes
Best of: The moral philosophy of The Good Place
2020-Dec-31
104 minutes
Best of: Michael Lewis reads my mind
2020-Dec-28
106 minutes
Best of: Tracy K. Smith changed how I read poetry
2020-Dec-24
90 minutes
What I’ve learned, and what comes next.
2020-Dec-21
41 minutes
Best of: An inspiring conversation about democracy with Danielle Allen
2020-Dec-17
72 minutes
Michael Pollan on the psychedelic society
2020-Dec-14
76 minutes
Best of: Robert Sapolsky on the toxic intersection of poverty and stress
2020-Dec-10
80 minutes
Joe Biden and "the new progressivism"
2020-Dec-07
63 minutes
Best of: Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational
2020-Dec-03
59 minutes
The most important book I've read this year
2020-Nov-30
96 minutes
Best of: Alison Gopnik changed how I think about love
2020-Nov-26
95 minutes
Best of: Vivek Murthy on America’s loneliness epidemic
2020-Nov-23
81 minutes
What Democrats got wrong about Hispanic voters
2020-Nov-19
66 minutes
Antitrust, censorship, misinformation, and the 2020 election
2020-Nov-16
61 minutes
The crisis isn’t Trump. It’s the Republican Party.
2020-Nov-12
66 minutes
The Joe Biden experience
2020-Nov-07
68 minutes
Chris Hayes and I process this wild election
2020-Nov-05
65 minutes
Stacey Abrams on minority rule, voting rights, and the future of democracy
2020-Nov-02
70 minutes
Nate Silver on why 2020 isn't 2016
2020-Oct-29
71 minutes
Sarah Kliff grades Biden and Trump's health care plans
2020-Oct-26
78 minutes
Trumpism never existed. It was always just Trump.
2020-Oct-22
60 minutes
What should Democrats do about the Supreme Court?
2020-Oct-19
86 minutes
Marilynne Robinson on writing, metaphysics, and the Donald Trump dilemma
2020-Oct-15
75 minutes
The case for Trump’s foreign policy
2020-Oct-12
74 minutes
Fareed Zakaria on how Biden and Trump see the world
2020-Oct-08
81 minutes
How a climate bill becomes a reality
2020-Oct-05
87 minutes
The meat we eat affects us all
2020-Oct-02
35 minutes
A dark, dangerous debate
2020-Sep-30
74 minutes
A radical — or obvious? — plan to save American democracy
2020-Sep-28
71 minutes
RBG, minority rule, and our looming legitimacy crisis
2020-Sep-24
71 minutes
David French and I debate polarization, secession, and the filibuster
2020-Sep-21
93 minutes
The Matt Yglesias Show
2020-Sep-17
93 minutes
Race, policing, and the universal yearning for safety
2020-Sep-14
53 minutes
How to think about coronavirus risk in your life
2020-Sep-10
69 minutes
Black Republicans, Donald Trump, and America's "George Floyd moment"
2020-Sep-07
88 minutes
Andrew Yang on UBI, coronavirus, and his next job in politics
2020-Sep-03
89 minutes
Why the hell did America invade Iraq?
2020-Aug-31
81 minutes
How to decarbonize America — and create 25 million jobs
2020-Aug-27
70 minutes
Isabel Wilkerson wants to change how we understand race in America
2020-Aug-24
98 minutes
What it would take to end child poverty in America
2020-Aug-20
53 minutes
Hannah Gadsby on comedy, free speech, and living with autism
2020-Aug-17
93 minutes
What would Keynes do?
2020-Aug-13
104 minutes
A devastating indictment of the Republican Party
2020-Aug-10
61 minutes
How inequality and white identity politics feed each other
2020-Aug-06
78 minutes
Best of: Jia Tolentino on what happens when life is an endless performance
2020-Aug-03
105 minutes
Dadding out with Mike Birbiglia
2020-Jul-30
79 minutes
A rabbi explains how to make sense of suffering
2020-Jul-27
57 minutes
The crisis in the news
2020-Jul-23
52 minutes
Bryan Stevenson on how America can heal
2020-Jul-20
81 minutes
What a post-Trump Republican Party might look like
2020-Jul-16
81 minutes
Free speech, safety, and ‘the letter’
2020-Jul-13
91 minutes
The frightening fragility of America's political institutions
2020-Jul-09
69 minutes
Episode Image Can artificial intelligence be emotionally intelligent?
2020-Jul-06
78 minutes
Episode Image Danielle Allen on the radicalism of the American revolution — and its lessons for today
2020-Jul-02
72 minutes
Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect
2020-Jul-01
17 minutes
Nicholas Carr on deep reading and digital thinking
2020-Jun-29
72 minutes
Your questions, answered
2020-Jun-25
83 minutes
Which country has the world's best healthcare system?
2020-Jun-22
70 minutes
The transformative power of restorative justice
2020-Jun-18
74 minutes
Ross Douthat and I debate American decadence
2020-Jun-15
95 minutes
A serious conversation about UFOs
2020-Jun-11
89 minutes
A former prosecutor's case for prison abolition
2020-Jun-08
66 minutes
Why Ta-Nehisi Coates is hopeful
2020-Jun-04
92 minutes
Are humans fundamentally good? (with Rutger Bregman)
2020-Jun-01
99 minutes
From politician to priest
2020-May-28
124 minutes
Robert Frank's radical idea
2020-May-25
74 minutes
Why “essential” workers are treated as disposable
2020-May-21
72 minutes
"The world’s scariest economist” on coronavirus, innovation, and purpose
2020-May-18
84 minutes
A mind-bending conversation about quantum mechanics and parallel worlds
2020-May-14
82 minutes
Why the coronavirus is so deadly for black America
2020-May-11
82 minutes
Jenny Odell on nature, art, and burnout in quarantine
2020-May-07
68 minutes
An unusually honest conversation about wielding political power
2020-May-04
86 minutes
What should the media learn from coronavirus?
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2019-Dec-26
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2019-Dec-05
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2019-Nov-18
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2019-Nov-07
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2019-Oct-14
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2019-Oct-03
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2019-Sep-30
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2019-Sep-26
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2019-Sep-23
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2019-Sep-19
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2019-Sep-16
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2019-Sep-09
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2019-Sep-02
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2019-Aug-12
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2019-Aug-08
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2019-Aug-05
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2019-Aug-01
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2019-Jul-29
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2019-Jul-25
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2019-Jul-22
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2019-Jul-18
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2019-Jul-15
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2019-Jul-11
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2019-Jun-17
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2019-Jun-10
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2019-Jun-06
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2019-Jun-03
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2019-May-30
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2019-May-27
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2019-May-23
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2019-May-16
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2019-May-09
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2019-May-06
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2019-May-02
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2019-Apr-22
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2019-Apr-18
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2019-Apr-11
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2019-Feb-21
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2019-Feb-11
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2019-Feb-07
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2019-Feb-04
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2019-Jan-24
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2019-Jan-21
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2018-Nov-26
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2018-Nov-01
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2018-Oct-08
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2018-Sep-17
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2018-Sep-10
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2018-Sep-04
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2018-Aug-30
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2018-Aug-24
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2018-Aug-20
74 minutes
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2018-Aug-13
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2018-Aug-06
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2018-Aug-02
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2018-Jul-23
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2018-Jul-16
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2018-Jul-09
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2018-Jun-25
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2018-Jun-11
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2018-Jun-04
76 minutes
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2018-May-28
82 minutes
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2018-May-21
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2018-May-14
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2018-May-07
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2018-Apr-30
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115 minutes
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2018-Apr-16
93 minutes
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2018-Apr-12
96 minutes
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2018-Apr-09
134 minutes
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2018-Apr-02
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2018-Mar-26
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2018-Mar-19
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2018-Mar-12
54 minutes
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2018-Mar-05
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2018-Feb-26
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2018-Feb-19
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2018-Feb-12
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2018-Feb-05
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2018-Jan-29
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2018-Jan-22
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2017-Dec-04
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2017-Nov-27
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2017-Nov-20
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2017-Nov-13
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2017-Oct-30
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2017-Sep-25
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2017-Sep-19
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2017-Sep-12
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2017-Sep-05
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2017-Aug-29
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2017-Aug-22
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2017-Aug-01
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2017-Apr-04
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2017-Mar-21
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2017-Feb-28
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2016-Sep-20
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2016-Aug-16
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2016-Aug-09
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2016-Jul-19
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2016-Jun-14
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2016-Jun-07
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2016-May-24
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2016-May-17
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2016-May-10
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2016-May-03
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2016-Apr-26
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2016-Apr-19
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2016-Apr-19
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2016-Apr-12
90 minutes
Episode Image Neera Tanden on what it's like to work for Hillary Clinton
2016-Apr-05
71 minutes
Episode Image David Chang, head of the Momofuku empire
2016-Mar-29
88 minutes
Episode Image Cory Booker on the spiritual dimension of politics
2016-Mar-22
110 minutes
Episode Image Michael Needham on the Republican Party's crack-up
2016-Mar-15
73 minutes
Episode Image Jim Yong Kim on revolutionizing how we treat the world's poor
2016-Mar-08
77 minutes
Episode Image Theda Skocpol on how political scientists think differently about politics
2016-Mar-01
63 minutes
Episode Image Bill Gates on stopping climate change, building robots, and the best books he's read
2016-Feb-23
44 minutes
Episode Image How lobbying works, with super-lobbyist Tony Podesta
2016-Feb-16
59 minutes
Episode Image Rachel Maddow on skinhead rallies, AIDS activism, and why she doesn't read op-eds
2016-Feb-09
106 minutes