The Gray Area with Sean Illing
The Gray Area with host Sean Illing is a philosophical take on culture, politics, and everything in between. We don’t pretend to have the answers, but we do offer a space for real dialogue. Resist certainty, embrace ambiguity, and get some cool takes on a very hot world. Formerly the Vox Conversations podcast. New episodes drop every Monday.
Should we press pause on AI?
Democracy’s existential crisis
The benefits of utopian thinking
What Clarence Thomas really thinks
The new crisis of masculinity
How we all became a brand
The therapeutic potential of MDMA
Is the journey to self-discovery pointless?
Parenting through the climate crisis
Seeing ourselves through darkness
Best of: A new philosophy of love
The future of tribalism
When you can't separate art from artist
The case for not killing yourself
What comes after Black Lives Matter?
Clickbait’s destructive legacy
Simone Weil’s radical philosophy of love and attention
Peter Singer on his ethical legacy
Why the poor in America stay poor