43 Min Released Jan 28, 2017

83. Matt Taibbi (Journalist) – Bread and Circus

Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives.

Hard-hitting, darkly funny journalist Matt Taibbi has reported on on politics, media, finance, and sports, winning the National Magazine Award for Commentary in 2008 and is the author of three NYTimes bestsellers on politics and culture. For Rolling Stone, continuing in the tradition the magazine started with Hunter S. Thompson’s coverage of Nixon’s 1972 presidential campaign, Taibbi has covered the last four election cycles. His dispatches from the 2016 election circus are the basis of his new book Insane Clown President.In this week's Think Again, Jason and Matt talk about Hunter S. Thompson, family, career, media, and, inevitably, President Donald Trump. Surprise conversation starter interview clips in this episode: Susan David on our unhealthy obsession with happiness, and Tim Wu on celebrities as modern-day gods.

About Think Again - A Big Think Podcast: You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. Each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you may have heard of with short clips from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. These conversations could, and do, go anywhere.







Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss.

Go To Show Page

More Episodes

Episode 66: The EPA

Civics 101

We take a tour through the multi-faceted Environmental Protection Agency.

15 Min

Oct 17, 2017

Hulu Ad Sales Chief Talks TV's Shift to Digital

WSJ Media Mix

Peter Naylor, senior vice president of advertising sales at Hulu, discusses the streaming company's push into original series, why it introduced an ad-free model and how Hulu wants to put together a new skinny bundle.

30 Min

Sep 21, 2016

Lexicon: Away in a Penthouse, the Little Lord Jesus

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

When "hath" gave way to "has," the original meaning of "merry," and other insights from popular Christmas carols.

0 Min

Dec 27, 2016