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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The best conversation I’ve had about the electi...
68 min
627
HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on runnin...
43 min
628
Dr. Leana Wen on why the opposite of poverty is...
96 min
629
Arlie Hochschild on how America feels to Trump ...
55 min
630
Stewart Butterfield on creating Slack, learning...
91 min
631
W. Kamau Bell on the lessons of parenthood, Twi...
88 min
632
Malcolm Gladwell on the danger of joining conse...
90 min
633
Grant Gordon on studying the world's worst conf...
86 min
634
Melissa Bell on starting Vox, managing media, a...
79 min
635
Atul Gawande on surgery, writing, Obamacare, an...
94 min
636
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show
73 min
637
Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how th...
74 min
638
Hillary Clinton. Yes, that Hillary Clinton.
44 min
639
Patrick Brown on plant-meat that bleeds and the...
42 min
640
Heather McGhee on what Democrats get wrong abou...
74 min
641
Jesse Eisenberg on Jewish humor, writing lesson...
58 min
642
Jessica Valenti on honesty, internet trolls, an...
68 min
643
Moby on how cheap rent leads to great art
55 min
644
Secretary of Labor (and maybe VP?) Tom Perez
63 min
645
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging, fearing p...
111 min
646
Alice Rivlin, queen of Washington's budget wonks
54 min
647
Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social ...
81 min
648
Robert Reich on supporting Bernie Sanders, dati...
98 min
649
Bruce Friedrich on how technology will reduce a...
74 min
650
Ben Thompson on how to make it in media in 2016
91 min