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
526
The Supreme Court vs. Democracy
64 min
527
Eric Garcetti on the lessons of Los Angeles
60 min
528
What Ellen Pao saw coming
51 min
529
The Green Pill
57 min
530
How Jane Mayer exposed Eric Schneiderman, Bush’...
71 min
531
Political power and the racial wealth gap
77 min
532
Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American comp...
84 min
533
A mind-expanding conversation with Michael Pollan
79 min
534
Optimism about America
78 min
535
The New York Times’s lead Clinton reporter refl...
55 min
536
The age of "mega-identity" politics
74 min
537
Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.
110 min
538
Special episode: The Syrian conflict, explained...
57 min
539
Is modern society making us depressed?
87 min
540
Carol Anderson on White Rage and Donald Trump
91 min
541
The Sam Harris Debate
128 min
542
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and...
46 min
543
Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Tru...
80 min
544
Melinda Gates (live!) on stopping climate chang...
50 min
545
A better conversation on guns
49 min
546
This isn’t Joe Kennedy’s grandfather’s Democrat...
61 min
547
Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart
59 min
548
How technology brings out the worst in us, with...
69 min
549
Steven Pinker: enlightenment values made this t...
65 min
550
Why my politics are bad with Bhaskar Sunkara
71 min