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5 December 2016

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Resurrecting the mammoth

Journalist Brendan Foht and geneticist George Church on the possible benefits of de-extinction. Play entire video

What is your biggest fear for the future of humanity?

Fourth in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

Combating Trump-induced angst

Rabbi and meditation teacher Jay Michaelson offers some guidance.

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Working in Freud’s shadow

Journalist Oliver Burkeman and psychologist Jonathan Shedler on how the first psychotherapist’s ideas still haunt the field. Plus: Can thoughts change emotions?

Religion: Good or evil?

Robert Wright and evolutionary scientist Gad Saad debate whether religions actually cause acts done in their name. Plus: Does your car make you look shorter?

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The Fool’s journey

Robert Place, author of several decks of Tarot cards, explains how the cards depict a path to enlightenment.

Do you have a motto you live by?

Third in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

Did progressive gains on social issues happen too fast?

Robert Wright and Daniel Kaufman on the link between liberal moralizing and Trumpism. Plus: The tribe of Trump.

Sixty-Second Sermons

How being differently-abled taught me about radical love

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In this Sixty-Second Sermon, Isabel Mareş asks white Americans to reconsider how they see the world.

Sixty-Second Sermons

Trump and tribalism

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Introducing a new MeaningofLife.tv feature: Sixty-Second Sermons.

MeaningofLife.tv Asks...

What was your happiest moment of the past week?

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Second in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.