Robert Wright speaks with Rutger Bregman, author of the new book Humankind: A Hopeful History.
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Robert Gressis speaks with Douglas Edwards, author of the new book Philosophy Smackdown, about the different layers of reality in professional wrestling.
Nikita Petrov speaks with Tony Ortega about how Scientologists are turning to L. Ron Hubbard’s 1957 lecture on radiation as a state of mind.
Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss the Stoics’ view of human nature.
Daniel Kaufman speaks with comic book writer Milton Lawson.
Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Paul Bloom about the coronavirus, the famous Robbers Cave experiment, and the social effects of different kinds of common threats.
Robert Wright and Andrew Sullivan, whose beloved dog Eddy died recently, reflect on canine consciousness.
Daniel Kaufman, who is writing a book arguing for a “pluralist metaphysics,” talks about his project with philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Abigail Nathanson about her research on psychological views of death.
Mark Sussman and John Brenkman, author of the new book Mood and Trope: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect, discuss the philosophical implications of climate change.
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Robert Wright speaks with Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World.