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The atom bomb is a literal dangerous idea. But there are other kinds of dangerous ideas — ideas that are contrarian, counterintuitive or just plain unconventional. In Dangerous Ideas, we ask guests to challenge conventional wisdom with a solution to a problem or an interpretation of the world that might seem confusing and scary, but just might also make perfect sense.
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.
Anne shares a yearly ritual for leaving behind something you regret, and moving into the new year a little bit lighter.
Author and professor Simon Critchley offers a dangerous idea that concerns time. And death.
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.
Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea? Universal Recess.
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.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment.