Dangerous Ideas

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.

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Dangerous Ideas

Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea? Universal Recess.More

Dangerous Ideas

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.More

Dangerous Ideas

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment....More

Length: 
2:08
Alex Honnold
Dangerous Ideas

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

Length: 
2:05
Woman thinking
Dangerous Ideas

Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann's Dangerous Idea? To be better adjusted, change the way you think about thinking.More

Length: 
02:44

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