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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Molly Ball on whether facts matter in politics
73 min
602
Denis McDonough on how to run the White House
78 min
603
Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, labor or...
72 min
604
Tim Ferriss on suffering, psychedelics, and spi...
108 min
605
Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, relig...
67 min
606
Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate. Here's what s...
68 min
607
Avik Roy on why conservatives need to embrace d...
88 min
608
Kara Swisher gives a master class on reporting ...
95 min
609
David Miliband explains the global refugee crisis
46 min
610
Jennifer Lawless on why you — yes, you — should...
61 min
611
JD Vance: the reluctant interpreter of Trumpism
100 min
612
Keith Ellison: The Democratic National Committe...
60 min
613
Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries ...
78 min
614
Sarah Kliff and Ezra Interview Obama About Obam...
72 min
615
You Ask, Ezra Answers
93 min
616
Evelyn Farkas explains the crisis in Syria and ...
77 min
617
Tim Wu's interesting, unusual, fascinating life
89 min
618
Ta-Nehisi Coates: "There’s not gonna be a happy...
100 min
619
Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on management, rati...
87 min
620
Award-winning chef José Andrés on cooking, crea...
86 min
621
Heather McGhee returns to talk Trump, race, and...
59 min
622
Ron Brownstein: Clinton didn’t lose because of ...
63 min
623
David Frum on the 2016 election, and the long d...
92 min
624
Deborah Tannen on gendered speech, Hillary Clin...
89 min
625
Joseph Stiglitz on broken markets, bad trade de...
66 min