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?

Each week, host Jason Gots surprises some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. Join us and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Richard Dawkins, Maria Popova, Mary-Louise Parker, Neil deGrasse Tyson and many more...

Conflict Photographer Lynsey Addario on Art, Love, and War

For two decades she's traveled the world, photographing humans in crisis. Pulitzer and MacArthur winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario on what it's all taught her.

  • a story of survival that leaves our host speechless
  • and a story of casual cruelty that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief
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Ben Marcus' reality is only slightly askew from our own

Notes from the Fog author Ben Marcus on Elon Musk, the weird existential joys of the reality TV show Castaways, and whether we will eat in the future.

  • A grow lamp for humans?
  • A mist that puts you in the right mood for mourning the victims of terrorism?
  • How realism and postmodernism fell in love and had babies.
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Monty Python's Michael Palin on laughter, human contact, and adventure on the high seas

The friendly side of North Korea. Men at sea, dancing! Monty Python, of course, and more!

  • Hear! Michael Palin's Michael Palin impression
  • Consider! His thoughts on John Cleese's thoughts on Political Correctness
  • Learn! Stuff you never knew about North Korea, Polar exploration, and more!
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Gary Shteyngart: reality catches up to dystopian fiction

Our modern-day Kafka on his new novel Lake Success and the dark comedy that in 2018 pretty much writes itself

  • riding the Greyhounds of hell, from New York to El Paso
  • the alternate reality of hedge fund traders
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Manoush Zomorodi on how blockchain might save journalism. Maybe.

Why would two intelligent women running a hugely successful podcast at one of the most respected studios in the audio world quit to risk everything on a technology almost nobody understands?

  • Fake news, real risk, and the messy rise of blockchain media.
  • Why people police other people's voices
  • And much, much more.
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