Dangerous Ideas

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Dangerous Ideas

When we talk about reforming work, fixing work, creating new kinds of work — author and historian James Livingston thinks perhaps we’re not going far enough. 

Length: 
4:51
Choose something from 2017 and leave it behind.
Dangerous Ideas

Anne shares a yearly ritual for leaving behind something you regret, and moving into the new year a little bit lighter. 

Length: 
1:11
A flower at the end of life
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Author and professor Simon Critchley offers a dangerous idea that concerns time. And death.

Length: 
3:24
earth
Dangerous Ideas

Historian Iain McCalman’s Dangerous Idea? The Anthropocene — the idea that humans have fundamentally changed our global climate. It’s scary, but we’re also seeing people come together in unprecedented ways to solve planetary problems.

Length: 
2:32
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Dangerous Ideas

Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea? Universal Recess.

Books on books on books
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Why do we keep dividing the world of books into different genres — like romance novels, science fiction and literary fiction? Novelist Lauren Beukes says we should simply get rid of the whole idea of genre.

Length: 
1:46
Dangerous Ideas

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

Dangerous Ideas

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment.

Length: 
2:08
Alex Honnold
Dangerous Ideas

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

Length: 
2:05
Trapped in our bulb
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Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann's Dangerous Idea? To be better adjusted, change the way you think about thinking.

Length: 
02:44

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