Shake Up Your Thinking

Let’s Get Serious About the Anthropocene

earth from space
Historian Iain McCalman’s Dangerous Idea?

Why Not Abolish Literary Genres?

books on books on books
Why do we keep dividing the world of books into different genres - like romance novels, science fiction and literary fiction?

When Is It Prudent To Be Paranoid?

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.

Alex Honnold’s Most Dangerous Adventure

He may have already conquered El Capitan, but Alex Honnold can dream up far more daring and dangerous adventures.

The Case For Embracing Horror

Writer Gemma Files's Dangerous Idea? There are upsides to embracing horror -- spending time playing out negative scenarios in fiction can lead to a more positive life.

Let's Change the Way We Think About Thinking

Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann's Dangerous Idea? To be better adjusted, change the way you think about thinking.

Steven Weinberg's Dangerous Idea

What's Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg's Dangerous Idea? How beauty leads to scientific discovery.

LIberals! Go Out and Buy a Gun!

Ginger Strand, the author of The Brothers Vonnegut, has a dangerous idea. She thinks liberals need to go out and buy a gun!