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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h9m. Bisher sind 583 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 29 days 8 hours 54 minutes

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The power of attention in a world of distraction


Sean Illing talks with L.M. Sacasas, whose writing on technology and society highlights how much we've been changed by the digital revolution — and reminds us: we're still in control


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 2022-12-08  46m
 
 

A veteran reporter on how to fix the news


Sean Illing talks with James Fallows, former White House speechwriter and longtime reporter & editor, on what's wrong with the political press in America — and how to fix it


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 2022-12-05  56m
 
 

The end of social media


Sean Illing talks with technology writer and philosopher Ian Bogost about the state of social media — and what Elon's Twitter takeover has revealed


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 2022-12-01  50m
 
 

If society is making us sick, how can we heal?


Sean Illing talks with Dr. Gabor Maté, who argues that Western culture is making us sick, and the Western paradigm of health has gotten some very important things wrong


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 2022-11-28  57m
 
 

The free-market century is over


Sean Illing is joined by economist and author Brad DeLong, whose new book tells the economic history of mankind's most consequential era — and explains how and why it just ended


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 2022-11-21  57m
 
 

Your identity is a story you tell yourself


Sean Illing talks with neuroscientist and author Gregory Berns, whose new book argues that the idea of a unified "self" is just a delusion


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 2022-11-17  45m
 
 

James Carville unpacks the midterms


Sean Illing is joined by political strategist James Carville to process the surprising outcomes in the midterm elections, and assess the state of both parties in the aftermath


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 2022-11-14  49m
 
 

Why are billionaires prepping for the apocalypse?


Sean Illing talks with Douglas Rushkoff about the apocalyptic mindset of Silicon Valley tech billionaires, and why the ultra-wealthy are preparing for the end times


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 2022-11-10  55m
 
 

Today's Republicans were made in the 1990s


Sean Ililing talks with author Nicole Hemmer, who shows how the GOP became what it is today


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 2022-11-07  1h6m
 
 

Yuval Noah Harari thinks humans are unstoppable


Sean is joined by Yuval Noah Harari, whose bestselling books take a zoomed-out view of the history of human beings — and a glimpse at what our future might hold


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 2022-11-03  1h2m