Matt Ridley joins the show today to talk about his new book, How Innovation Works.
In Marsilius’s mind, the main disturber of the peace of his day was the papacy.
The Good Place argues, time and again, that the perpetual uncertainty about what happens next is part of what makes life so precious and magical.
Kevin Vallier joins the show today to discuss how politics itself is nothing more than a power struggle between groups with irreconcilable aims.
Technology has eased our transition to the new socially distant world.
The U.S. has known for a long time that the immigration system is broken.
Stephanie Slade joins the show to talk about her new cover story for Reason Magazine; Against the New Nationalism.
François Poullain de la Barre was a philosopher who was completely ahead of any of his contemporaries on the topic of gender equality.
We discuss the absurd antics of Pawnee, Indiana’s public officials as they pursue projects to make their city a better place.
In the United States, nothing makes us hate each other quite like politics.
The government has long played a role in advancing (and delaying) technological innovation.
Imagine being told, as a child, that you were undocumented and you didn’t belong here.
Julia Maskivker joins the show today to discuss how she believes we have a duty to vote because it is a morally unique action.
Beccaria believed that the state had little, if any, moral legitimacy pursuing capital punishment.
John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon wrote Cato’s Letters in 1720. The essays quickly became the most popular reading of their day for their fiery criticism of the British government and radical political philosophy.
In this episode, we explore the life of the medieval writer Christine De Pizan, who in her famous book the City of Ladies debunked a long-standing tradition of misogyny.
Westworld is much more than an exclusive theme park where those who can afford a ticket live without limits and we cannot wait for what season three brings.
In this far-reaching conversation, we look at the problems of American democracy, at the sources of polarization and tribalism, and offer ways each of us could take small steps towards improving the state of our politics.