For me, going to a museum is one of the glorious moments in life, but also leaving the museum and going to a hardware store and looking at a ladder is a glorious moment in life.
— Maira Kalman
Think Again is a spontaneous, brainy variety show — the world's brightest minds grapple with surprise topics.
Artist and author Maira Kalman, best known perhaps for her startlingly original covers for The New Yorker, has a unique way of looking at and living in the world. On this week's episode of "Think Again," she and host Jason Gots try to sort out why they're both so terrified of math, and whether militarized sociopaths are a necessary part of our world.
Maira's new book "Beloved Dog" is a poignant, hilarious look at a creature the artist once considered a deadly monster, and now can't live without.
Listen to THINK AGAIN, EPISODE 24 – SCARED OF MATH/PSYCHO KILLER – (feat. artist Maira Kalman)
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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.