Democracies can fail. They usually do. Van Jones on how America might become functional again.
Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.
The theme for this episode is all an elaborate ploy by Dexter to interview the executive assistant of the woman he has fallen for, Sharon Doyle.
The conversation continues with mixed reactions to 2049 and the many ways the new film is informed by its predecessor.
What Weinstein fallout tells us about how we respond to sexual harassment and assault.
Only one of these films is a replicant.
Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding discuss their anthology Nasty Women with contributors Nicole Chung and Mary Kathryn Nagle.
To set an example, Dexter decides to face some personal and professional enemies head on.
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Isaac Butler discuss Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, catch up on Amazon's Transparent, and discuss the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
For thousands of years, all over the world, we've told tales of monsters and the undead. Why? Aaron Mahnke, creator of the 'Lore' podcast, on the hunger for mystery.
Dexter explains why starting a conference will give you instant credibility.
Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film Battle of the Sexes, the life and work of Tom Petty with Hit Parade's Chris Molanphy, and the mind of John McPhee with The New York Times Magazine's Sam Anderson.
When Dexter’s producer Tammy is forced to bring her delinquent son Conner to work, Dex shifts the focus of the episode.
Whilst the Sultan dreams of victory against the mysterious Maya and her followers, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the city above.
Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity.
There has been a murder in the palace. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, attempts to unlock the secret to the missing reliquary and discover why it is worth killing for. In the desert, Heaven and her slave companion are held captive by a nomadic tribe.
Dexter explains how to create a “Personal Bubble” around oneself to block out any unwanted influence.
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Claire Messud on childhood, growing up, and how we contain the things that scare us.
Former meditation guru turned ‘busy brain’ evangelist, Nancy Newman joins Dexter to talk about the benefits of having a full mind.
Adrift at sea in a small boat and hostage to an escaped slave, pampered daughter of slave merchant Ibn, must grow up quickly to survive. So too must Madu, the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, who has been forced to swap palace life for hardships in the army.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Salman Rushdie on the secret life of cities and so much more.
On her process of finding the right musical cues for some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the last few years.
Personal branding expert Steve Jobs joins Dexter to talk about how to create global envy with your public persona.
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the 40th anniversary re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, whether Taylor Swift represents Trump-era art with critic Jody Rosen, and fan fiction with Laura Miller.
Jones-Quartey talks breaking into animation and common misconceptions about what it takes to “make” it.
Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India.