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Interviews with experts on politics and policy, technology and business, pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.

Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

An ACT UP veteran on the power of anger in protest 

Inside the secret network of women who performed abortions before Roe

What the TSA could teach Congress about gun control

The Texas grid is designed to fail

Why gun control feels out of reach — and why there’s still hope

Masculinity, explained by WWE

An oil industry consultant explains why she’s had enough

From Ex Machina to Men, Alex Garland is always exploring original sin

Bill Gates knows philanthropy alone can’t solve inequality

In an uncivil age, calls for “civility” are about squashing effective protest

Trump waded into the Ohio GOP Senate primary. But it’s not all about him.

How conspiracy theories went mainstream

Michael Lewis on why Americans don’t trust experts

Abercrombie & Fitch told a generation who it was

The case for regret

Stop calling them “accidents”

The US’s first Black woman senator on what Ketanji Brown Jackson brings to the Supreme Court

How sewage can warn us about the next pandemic

Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up Big Everything

What Chinese media is saying about Russia’s Ukraine war

The Biden administration is ending a controversial border policy

Local jails are helping drive America’s mass incarceration problem

Growing up Maasai and the art of healing the Earth

Animal sounds are a marvel of evolution. We can’t afford to drown them out.

An expert on the dismal state of nuclear treaties

The loss of insects is an apocalypse worth worrying about

Sanctions will have a “devastating” impact on Russia

“I believe in our defenders more than in God”: Why this Ukrainian family plans to stay in place

The real and imagined history of Ukraine

These tiny succulent plants are being poached by the thousands

Why the Oscars are so weird about real people roles

The real story of “Don’t Look Up”

How gray wolves divided America

Paleontologists study the past. This one has a warning for the future.

Ukraine has more than Russia to worry about

Why Tamsyn Muir turned her fantasy trilogy into a quartet halfway through

A physicist’s lessons about race, power, and the universe

Could a 54-year-old civil rights law be revived?

Want to know how to save nature? Ask Indigenous scientists.

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