Curiouser and curiouser.
Hanging out with a bat vs. being a bat. Why 'titanic' artists are too big to float. Bob Dylan's very worst song, and more.
If you've ever heard that there are differences between the "left and right brain", you can blame Michael Gazzaniga. His new work aims at closing the gap between the meat of the brain and the magic of...
Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.
Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart?
Terraforming Mars. Beaming your consciousness to Alpha Centauri. It's the end of the world as we know it, and Dr. Kaku feels fine.
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.
While the unchecked ego might be popular at parties, it can get us into all kinds of trouble. Mark Epstein, MD combines psychotherapy and Buddhism to help people live with the self.
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.
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.
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. 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.