Dangerous Ideas

Choose something from 2018 and leave it behind.

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

A flower at the end of life

Author and professor Simon Critchley offers a dangerous idea that concerns time. And death.

earth

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.

adults playing with Lego

Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea? Universal Recess.

Books on books on books

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....

Alex Honnold

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

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