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Episode 8

Neil Patrick Harris shares musings on inspirations for his young adult novel and the strengths we draw from our differences (1:05); Dr. Beverly Tatum outlines ways we can address our race and leverage our own influence to combat racist systems of advantage (5:40); Jaron Lanier, pioneer in virtual reality tech, addresses the risks of an advertisement-based economy (11:00); and Steve Scher compiles highlights from his previous interviews with this season’s speakers (17:37). Hosts Jini Palmer...

Duration: 00:31:51

Episode 7

Samuel Ligon shares writing inspired by butter and spirits at Pie & Whiskey’s literary reading (3:50); Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler discuss psychological factors that impact how we handle our money (7:50); Oliver Uberti and Melinda Holland reveal new animal-tracking technology helping us explore and better understand the natural world (15:25); and Steve Scher interviews Feliks Banal from Seattle Radio Theater about their upcoming live revitalization of the beloved 1949 broadcast “The...

Duration: 00:30:37

Episode 6

Brooke Gladstone cites 1984 and Brave New World as she discusses Democracy and human behavior (1:10); Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib address moral hardships and psychological issues in the lives of whistleblowers and drone pilots (7:59); Barry Blitt and Luke Burbank share stories of political commentary and satire through cartoons and comedy (14:27); and Steve Scher interviews Sara Wachter-Boettcher about sexist underpinnings in the computer science industry (18:11). Hosts Jini Palmer...

Duration: 00:29:52

Episode 5

A panel of Seattle’s LGBTQ families discusses daily life in queer households (1:20); Gabrielle Langholtz, Renee Erickson, and Naomi Pomeroy delve into the culture and history of “American” cooking (6:45); Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro shares her political origin story and addresses issues of trust and communication between politicians and citizens (9:23); Theo Gray explores secrets of the molecules in light and sound and reflects on findings from failed experiments (14:18); and Steve Scher...

Duration: 00:28:31

Episode 4

Mark Bowden discusses political and social fallout from the Vietnam war (1:15); Caitlin Doughty discusses "the Good Death," and the requirements behind being a mortician (7:36); Tali Sharot reveals the neuroscience behind the power of our brains to influence one another (12:44); Peter Wadhams brings a report on studies of sea ice from the front lines of climate change (17:44); and Steve Scher interviews David Neiwert about the consequences of false facts and fake news, and the steady rise...

Duration: 00:30:55

Episode 3

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright advocates for doctor-patient trust as the backbone of successful healthcare; Bob Sutton gives advice on how to deal with jerks in the workplace and ways to keep people from treating you like dirt; Max Tegmark discusses the importance of ethical standards in the development of Artificial Intelligence; and Steve Scher interviews journalist Masha Gessen on the rise of totalitarianism in Russia. Hosts Jini Palmer and Steve Scher select standout moments from the...

Duration: 00:22:52

Episode 2

Daniel Handler and Sherman Alexie talk about Handler’s reason for writing his new book: All The Dirty Parts (1:22) John Nichols speaks about the vulnerabilities of the American political system (7:13) Sam Kean reveals the history of the air we breathe (12:55) Steve Scher talks with Major Margaret Witt about her successful constitutional challenge to the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy on military service by gays, bisexuals and lesbians (17:15). Hosts Jini Palmer and Steve Scher select...

Duration: 00:30:45

Pilot Episode 1

In our first episode, Ijeoma Oluo answers an audience question about what we can do to regain power as American citizens (at 1:37); Al Franken and Eli Sanders discuss Franken's experience in the Senate and his thoughts on the current administration (at 5:50); Betsy Hartmann introduces the "America Syndrome" and how we are hard-wired for apocalyptic thinking (at 9:55); and Steve Scher interviews librarian Nancy Pearl about what it feels like as a first-time novelist (at 16:16). Hosts Jini...

Duration: 00:24:46