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Richly textured audio essays from big names and deep thinkers.

Philip K. Dick sitting in chair
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Jonathan Lethem considers Philip K. Dick one of his literary heroes.  Lethem talks about how Dick was able to combine his brilliant imagination with his original mainstream ambitions to produce the groundbreaking literary science fiction that he's known for.More

Length: 
4:48
Man gets lost
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Rebecca Solnit prepares the smartphone era for a time when we no longer know how to not know where we are.More

Egg
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How does the world look to a scientist? We asked astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson….and he gave us some cooking tips.More

Length: 
3:21
Duca V Carlson
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A Teen Vogue editor finds herself arguing with Tucker Carlson. And then it gets worse.More

Length: 
7:38
trippy mountain
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Desperate for help with his PTSD, Dan Kasza took a strange brew of frog venom and ayahuasca.More

Length: 
6:52

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