Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Ayelet Waldman on parenting, identity, and how LSD microdosing changed her life for the better.
Jonathon Keats proposes a "Reciprocal Biomimicry Initiative" to help return the favor after taking so many great ideas from them.
The 1971 cult classic Harold and Maude is an unlikely love story between a depressed 18-year-old Harold and a lively 79-year-old Maude who meet at a funeral. Given the rise is online dating and its impact on how...
The causes of hit products are themselves uncausable. 'Hit Makers' by Derek Thompson explains why we know how to make songs, but not hits.
I'll meet you at the corner of Saruman and Aragorn
The “Philosopher-King” of comedy is Louis C.K. You may know his work, but you might not realize there is some serious philosophy behind some of the best jokes.
Just as the collective ruckus of science deniers hits its peak, Netflix announces a date for 'Bill Nye Saves the World', a heroic new show that will answer the most pressing science questions of our era.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson on culture as the inescapable weapon.
A new study makes a surprising finding on the intelligence of psychopaths, often portrayed as evil geniuses in popular culture.
Kellyanne Conway's recent appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, where she used the dystopian-sounding phrase "alternative facts," sounded eerily similar to George Orwell's 1984 concept of newspeak and doublethink.
Students at an English university have demanded that their curriculum be "decolonized". What does that mean?
Spontaneous talk on unexpected topics. Comedian and author Isy Suttie on the terrors of adulthood and more. Surprise ideas from Paul Bloom, Maysoon Zayid, and Slavoj Žižek.
Overpopulation is often viewed as a nightmare, but what if it's a dream come true?
Everything you always wanted to know about the Dutch, but were afraid to ask because they spit while they speak
The words we speak might actually help us see the future. Here's how.
This is not the outcome you're looking for.
Will actors have to compete against dead celebrities for roles? Given the advance in CGI (Computer Generated Images) and VFX (Special Effects), Hollywood’s desire for bankable stars, and estates looking for...
Jonathan Coulton’s song “The Future Soon” is a sly commentary on our romantic dreams of a better future.
Science fiction author David Brin analyses the moral within the Star Wars films – and it might not be one that you like.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. "Vampire Chronicles" author Anne Rice on superstition, science, and why she thinks Freddie Mercury was a vampire.