Can we escape our own irrationality? Is weaponized DNA something we should be worrying about? Does the future look like Mad Max?
This week on Big Think's podcast, we're joined by the astounding Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, creators and hosts of Reply All, (one of our very favorite podcasts, EVER) and the astonishing Matt Farley writes us a theme song in under an hour.
Interview clips from futurist Steven Kotler, psychologist Dan Ariely, and actor/activist George Takei get us talking (and laughing) about all kinds of unexpected things, and result in the aforementioned song.
Listen to THINK AGAIN, EPISODE 13 – FUTURE CRIME/PERSONAL YODA/BONUS TRACK (feat. "Reply All" hosts PJ & Alex)
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HELP! I have no idea what a podcast is or how to get one.
[with extra special thanks to SERIAL podcast for these excellent instructions]
Think of a podcast as a radio show you can get on the internet, so you can listen any time you want. You have two options: you can listen through a website (this is called streaming). Or, you can download a podcast, which means you're saving it on your phone, or tablet, or computer, and you can listen to it anytime, even without an internet connection.
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About Think Again - A Big Think Podcast: If you've got 10 minutes with Einstein, what do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. Each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you've probably heard of with handpicked gems from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. These conversations could, and do, go just about anywhere.