Think you're "post-tribal"? Think again. Attorney and "tiger mom" Amy Chua on groupthink in America and abroad.
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.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Claire Messud on childhood, growing up, and how we contain the things that scare us.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Salman Rushdie on the secret life of cities and so much more.
The deepest, funniest, strangest moments from the past year of the Think Again podcast. Featuring Kory Stamper, Teju Cole, George Saunders, Slavoj Zizek, Jennifer Doudna, and Timothy Spall.
The deepest, funniest, weirdest moments from the past year of the Think Again podcast. Featuring Daniel Dennett, Sarah Goldhagen, Ian McEwan, Alison Gopnik, Erik Kandel, and Alan Alda.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Biologist Richard Dawkins on speaking plainly, animal cruelty, Christopher Hitchens and so much more.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Comic Ari Shaffir talks about outrageousness in comedy, bipartisan e-rage on social media, and growing up and growing out of bad habits.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Oxford historian Peter Frankopan on two millennia of the flow of germs, ideas, commerce, and more from East to West and vice versa.