Shake Up Your Thinking

Dangerous Idea: Can Real Life Superheroes Fight Crime?

Journalist Jon Ronson recounts his memorable night out with a real life superhero named Phoenix Jones. 

Dangerous Idea: Universal Recess!

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Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea?  Universal Recess.  For everyone.  Eight times a day.

Dangerous Idea: Trauma

Psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk's Dangerous Idea? Trauma is a leading public health problem and we have to fix it.

Dangerous Idea: Latin Can Save Your Life

Princeton historian Anthony Grafton explains how learning conversational Latin inspired his students. 

Dangerous Idea: Why We Need Outsider Writers

John Safran says we need writers who are outsiders. Otherwise, groups will keep hiding their secrets.

Dangerous Idea: Human Vices Help Drive Evolution

Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert's Dangerous Idea:  human vices are just as important as human virtues in shaping evolution.

Dangerous Idea: Abolish Debt

Writer and activist Astra Taylor calls for a Jubilee to buy and abolish debt.

A Dangerous idea from John Waters

Now that gay marriage is (mostly) legal and gay characters are on television, does that mean that gay people have to be "good" all the time? John Waters sure hopes not.