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Women online, under attack

Facing the costs to being a victim of online harassment, where’s the law when you need it?

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  • March 16, 2017

We talk to two experts who think about the role empathy can play in tackling big problems.

deep blue

Katherine MacLean describes her work as a skilled guide to a psychedelic trip. 

trippy mountain

Desperate for help with his PTSD, Dan Kasza took a strange brew of frog venom and ayahuasca.

the face of god

Can psychedelics help you find God? Clinical psychologist Bill Richards thinks so. 

Audience at Love+Evolution

We're asking listeners to show us what brings love into their lives. Share yours on Instagram by tagging it #TTBOOK.

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Could a computer write the next West Side Story or Hamilton? That’s what composers Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor tried to figure out—the result is a musical called “Beyond the Fence."

Books

As an acquisitions editor for Penguin Books, Jodie Archer saw many novelists struggling to write books that would sell. Then she went to grad school at Stanford, where she and her advisor created an algorithm to help.

Computer code

When a computer program fixes a writer’s novel, or improvises a few bars of music, is that real creativity? Are they not just doing what they were programmed to do? Blaise Agüera y Arcas would wholeheartedly disagree.

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