The Gray Area with Sean Illing

The Gray Area with Sean Illing takes a philosophy-minded look at culture, technology, politics, and the world of ideas. Each week, we invite a guest to explore a question or topic that matters. From the the state of democracy, to the struggle with depression and anxiety, to the nature of identity in the digital age, each episode looks for nuance and honesty in the most important conversations of our time. New episodes drop every Monday.

Philosophy
Politics
News Commentary
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Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis o...
75 min
477
Cal Newport has an answer for digital burnout
66 min
478
Eric Holder’s plan to save democracy
60 min
479
Anil Dash on the biases of tech
77 min
480
Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
90 min
481
Best of: N.K. Jemisin
80 min
482
Best-of: Bryan Stevenson
89 min
483
Kara Swisher interviews me on the Future of Jou...
90 min
484
TED’s Chris Anderson on the lessons of listening
66 min
485
Rep. Katie Porter on how capitalism is failing
76 min
486
How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy
98 min
487
Adam Serwer on white political correctness
47 min
488
Will Storr on why you are not yourself
82 min
489
How to be a better carnivore
32 min
490
Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and i...
83 min
491
Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind w...
108 min
492
The Impact: Deportation without representation
30 min
493
Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi’s future and Paul Ry...
59 min
494
Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls th...
106 min
495
Ask Ezra Anything
92 min
496
Presidents in crisis with Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh
80 min
497
Sandy Darity has a plan to close the wealth gap
47 min
498
How identity politics elected Donald Trump
94 min
499
Rep. Mark Sanford on losing the Republican Part...
60 min
500
Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presi...
79 min