19 January 2019


The interpretation of dreams

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Alice Robb, author of the new book Why We Dream, about the meaning of events—such as one's teeth falling out—that happen in our dreams. Play entire video

A postmodern view of the Bible

Philosopher and theologian John D. Caputo explains how he understands Scripture.

The weird world of epigenetics

Contrary to longstanding dogma, heredity can be influenced by the environment. Robert Wright and philosopher Massimo Pigliucci discuss. presents: Changing your mind

We asked people around the country about opinions they once held but have since abandoned.

Is punk dead or forever young?

Philosopher Dan Kaufman asks writer E. John Winner, a veteran of the NYC punk scene, whether the well of youthful rebellion springs eternal.

The science of the inexplicable

Theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman recounts how a premonition of his daughter’s tragic death shaped his ideas about consciousness. presents: Difficulty communicating

This year, we talked to people around the country about their greatest challenges in communicating with other people. presents: Childhood and Now

We asked people around the country whether adulthood is different from their expectations as a child. Here are their responses.

Mind-Body Problems

Is there a female psyche?

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John Horgan speaks with economist and transgender woman Deirdre McCloskey about how her unique experience informs her understanding of the mind-body problem.

Culturally Determined

The Incredible Hulk and the dangers of individualism

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade talks to Travis Smith, author of Superhero Ethics, which uses comic book characters as a lens to examine ethics and values. Asks...

What do prayer and meditation mean to you?

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This year, we asked people around the country about their private spiritual practices.