Think you're "post-tribal"? Think again. Attorney and "tiger mom" Amy Chua on groupthink in America and abroad.
The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life.
Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart?
A bracing splash of cold Laphroaig in the face of some of our biggest misconceptions, from historian Niall Ferguson.
Wild boars in the sewers of London. Augmented humans of the future. Jason's high school friend, celebrated children's author Jacob Sager Weinstein, on imaginary histories and possible futures.
The virtual reality that's coming is like nothing we've ever experienced. Now's the time to decide what it's good for.
If your vision is clear, everything is revelatory. The author of "My Struggle" on writing his way into life.
The stories we wrap around ourselves, our neighbors. our children. The invisible stories we struggle against.
Fatih Akin has first-hand experience of strong cultural cross-winds. Ethnically Turkish and raised in Germany, he has made many films dealing with sudden dislocation and how people respond to it.
100,000 years of human history and young adulthood is still getting weirder. Noël Wells on art, power, and our super dark times.
When was the last time you were well and truly bored? If you can't remember, you're not alone. Manoush Zomorodi on what our brains really need, and what they're getting.
Terrorism. Technological disruption. Globalization. Life in the 1870’s was wild. Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff on Joseph Conrad, his times, and ours.
Since at least the dawn of our species, we've been making and remaking god(s) in our own image. The strange transformations of religion—and faith, the strange impulse that animates it.
Jellyfish have their tentacles all tangled up in our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of.
Two classic episodes from Think Again's origins, reunited at last.
Bending, breaking, & blending: How humans remake the world. Neuroscientist David Eagleman on creativity.
Democracies can fail. They usually do. Van Jones on how America might become functional again.
What's a real leader anyway? Harvard historian Nancy Koehn mines history for some answers.
For thousands of years, all over the world, we've told tales of monsters and the undead. Why? Aaron Mahnke, creator of the 'Lore' podcast, on the hunger for mystery.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Humanities scholar Stephen Greenblatt on one particular story that just won't let us go.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Writer Kurt Andersen on passionate kookiness as the American Way.