Interviews By Topic

Horror

Can playing out negative scenarios lead to a more positive life?More

Lips curled back

"Disgustologist" Valerie Curtis talks about a powerful driver of human emotion.More

Snake head with red eye

David Pizzaro explains how disgust shapes our moral reasoning.More

Eggs and bacon shaped like a skull and crossbones

Journalist Christa Weil has a taste for food that's on the challenging side.More

Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs!More

Bat hanging upside down and sticking out its tongue

Biologist Merlin Tuttle braves crocodile-infested rivers, dark caves, and even bandits to find rare bats.More

If you've ever been bullied, you've probably had revenge fantasies. But you probably haven't taken it to the extreme that Allen Kurzweil...More

Has bullying changed from physical to psychological terror?More

Dog and cat facing each other

Chances are if you were picked on as a child, you probably haven't patched things up with your bully and become friends. But fourth-...More

A field full of small American flags

Is bullying a public issue baked into America's DNA?More

Piano with sheet music

Julian Barnes discusses composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his bully - Joseph Stalin.More

Time

James Gleick, a science writer with a special interest in the cultural impact of technology, recently sat down with Steve Paulson to talk about the cultural history of time travel and its enduring appeal.More

Stopping the clock

Maybe time has its origins in grief and longing for people we've lost. That idea certainly resonates with theoretical physicist Ron Mallett. He's spent a lot of his career studying time — which he traces back to the tragedy that marked his childhood.More

Groundhog

Groundhog Day co-writer Danny Rubin talks about writing the story and the film's enduring impact.More

Cave - Jeremy Cantelli

Around 2 million years ago, it’s believed our hominin ancestors settled down and adopted a more communal style of living centered around...More

What Hath God Wrought cover

When and how did American get so polarized? For answers, Jonathan Chait recommends reading "What Hath God Wrought,"  a history of American politics from 1815-1848 by the Pulitzer prize-winning historian Daniel Walker Howe.More

Around 2 million years ago, it’s believed our hominin ancestors settled down and adopted a more communal style of living centered around...More

Constitution

When author Laurie Halse Anderson learned founding father Benjamin Franklin was a slave owner, she felt sick.

"It nauseated...More

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