The Gray Area with Sean Illing

The Gray Area with host Sean Illing is a philosophical take on culture, politics, and everything in between. We don’t pretend to have the answers, but we do offer a space for real dialogue. Resist certainty, embrace ambiguity, and get some cool takes on a very hot world. Formerly the Vox Conversations podcast. New episodes drop every Monday and Thursday.

https://www.vox.com/vox-conversations-podcast

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 29 days 10 hours 40 minutes

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Is America broken?


An exploration of our deepest political divide.


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The creator of Fargo is done with good guys vs. bad guys


Noah Hawley, novelist and showrunner of Fargo on FX, talks with Sean Illing about the enduring power of old American myths


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   55m
 
 

Revisiting the "father of capitalism"


What we get wrong about moral philosopher Adam Smith


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   53m
 
 

Can effective altruism be redeemed?


How trying to do the most good went wrong


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   1h3m
 
 

The roots of homelessness


What do we owe our fellow Americans when it comes to shelter?


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   53m
 
 

Can race be transcended?


Is it possible to move beyond racial identity? Or is that naive?


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   46m
 
 

Is ethical AI possible?


The biggest problem with AI is humans


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   47m
 
 

What do we owe animals?


Philosopher and author Martha Nussbaum talks with Vox's Sigal Samuel about how humans should treat other animals, and why we haven't gotten it right


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   48m
 
 

Best of: America's philosophy, with Cornel West


Sean Illing talks with Dr. Cornel West about the roots of American pragmatism, and what it means to be a blues man of the life of the mind


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 2022-12-22  1h1m
 
 

Best of: The necessity — and danger — of free speech


Free speech is essential for democracy. It may also be democracy's downfall.


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 2022-12-19  53m