Curiouser and curiouser.
In Egypt, comedy can be a matter of life and death. But life in America's no cakewalk either. Political satirist Bassem Youssef on reinventing yourself, crossing cultural lines, and the future of space exploration.
Maybe everything we do is bad. But it’s not all bad to the same extent. Writer Jonathan Safran Foer on factory farming and free-range parenting in 2018.
Walking all over the English countryside picking up trash, the genitalia of the spotted hyena, and many other subjects comical and deadly serious.
The moral bankruptcy of the European Union, the backlash against Steven Pinker’s defense of progress, and where we go from here.
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.
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.
Jellyfish have their tentacles all tangled up in our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of.
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.