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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Why my politics are bad with Bhaskar Sunkara
71 min
552
How Democracies Die
72 min
553
How to oppose Trump without becoming more like him
69 min
554
You will love this conversation with Jaron Lani...
95 min
555
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had on Tr...
73 min
556
Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau on Trump’s first...
58 min
557
The inside story of Doug Jones’s win in Alabama
59 min
558
What life is like in North Korea
46 min
559
"An orgy of serious policy discussion" with Pau...
93 min
560
The case for impeachment
66 min
561
What Buddhism got right about the human brain
75 min
562
Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, female rage, and An...
86 min
563
Ai-jen Poo: the future of work isn’t robots. It...
61 min
564
Evan Osnos on the North Korea crisis, Trump’s m...
82 min
565
Why politics needs more conflict, not less
72 min
566
Why the Weinstein scandal gives Tig Notaro hope...
41 min
567
What happens when human beings take control of ...
61 min
568
Ta-Nehisi Coates is not here to comfort you
67 min
569
How the Republican Party created Donald Trump
105 min
570
Reihan Salam wants to remake the Republican Par...
76 min
571
David Remnick on journalism in the Trump era an...
82 min
572
What Hillary Clinton really thinks
54 min
573
Dan Rather thought he'd seen it all. But then c...
65 min
574
From 4Chan to Charlottesville: where the alt-ri...
83 min
575
Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to crim...
73 min