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
626
Atul Gawande on surgery, writing, Obamacare, an...
94 min
627
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show
73 min
628
Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how th...
74 min
629
Hillary Clinton. Yes, that Hillary Clinton.
44 min
630
Patrick Brown on plant-meat that bleeds and the...
42 min
631
Heather McGhee on what Democrats get wrong abou...
74 min
632
Jesse Eisenberg on Jewish humor, writing lesson...
58 min
633
Jessica Valenti on honesty, internet trolls, an...
68 min
634
Moby on how cheap rent leads to great art
55 min
635
Secretary of Labor (and maybe VP?) Tom Perez
63 min
636
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging, fearing p...
111 min
637
Alice Rivlin, queen of Washington's budget wonks
54 min
638
Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social ...
81 min
639
Robert Reich on supporting Bernie Sanders, dati...
98 min
640
Bruce Friedrich on how technology will reduce a...
74 min
641
Ben Thompson on how to make it in media in 2016
91 min
642
Ben Thompson on how the media business is changing
91 min
643
Grover Norquist explains what it takes to chang...
84 min
644
Neera Tanden on what it's like to work for Hill...
66 min
645
David Chang, head of the Momofuku empire
82 min
646
Cory Booker on the spiritual dimension of politics
105 min
647
Michael Needham on the Republican Party's crack-up
68 min
648
Jim Yong Kim on revolutionizing how we treat th...
72 min
649
Theda Skocpol on how political scientists think...
57 min
650
Bill Gates on stopping climate change, building...
40 min