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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.
After spending time with a real-life superhero in Seattle called Phoenix Jones, author Jon Ronson wonders if people like him can actually fight crime.
Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert argues that human vices are just as important as human virtues in shaping evolution.
Writer Karen Armstrong's dangerous idea is to love your enemies.
He’s one of the most frenetically productive, wired guys on the planet, but digital media theorist Douglas Rushkoff is backing away from the clock.