Think Again Podcast ep. 24 – SCARED OF MATH/PSYCHO KILLER – (feat. artist Maira Kalman)
Smart people. Surprise topics. Deep fun. This week, genre-bending artist Maira Kalman.
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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