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The world has never been more connected. Yet never more divided. We yell at each other from inside our echo chambers. But change doesn't happen inside an echo chamber. It's time to get out, to stretch our legs, to step on some land mines. It's time to have an uncomfortable conversation with Josh Szeps.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 71 Ratings

The world has never been more connected. Yet never more divided. We yell at each other from inside our echo chambers. But change doesn't happen inside an echo chamber. It's time to get out, to stretch our legs, to step on some land mines. It's time to have an uncomfortable conversation with Josh Szeps.

    "What's Wrong With Men?" with Michael Ian Black

    "What's Wrong With Men?" with Michael Ian Black

    Michael Ian Black is one of America's most popular stand-up comics. His new book is "A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son." He and Josh discuss progressivism, toxic masculinity, and riding moose. Plus, a Szeps election rant.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    "The Madness Of Fame" with Osher Günsberg

    "The Madness Of Fame" with Osher Günsberg

    Osher is Australia's biggest TV star and the host of Australian Idol, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and The Masked Singer. He opens up to Josh about the pitfalls of mental illness, rockstar lifestyles, alcohol addiction, fame... and 9/11.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    "Are You Awake?" with Sam Harris

    "Are You Awake?" with Sam Harris

    Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher and New York Times best-selling author. He and Josh wrestle with what it means to be self-aware.

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    "Will The Virus Win?" with virologist Peter Kolchinsky

    "Will The Virus Win?" with virologist Peter Kolchinsky

    Peter Kolchinsky is a scientist and biotechnology investor, with a deep understanding of how viruses outsmart us. His company, RA Capital Management, builds and invests in biotech companies.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    "Is Free Thought Dead?" with Claire Lehmann

    "Is Free Thought Dead?" with Claire Lehmann

    Claire is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Quillette, the magazine for dangerous ideas.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    "Ignore the News!" with Oliver Burkeman

    "Ignore the News!" with Oliver Burkeman

    Would we all be better off if we knew less about the world? If we took less, not more, responsibility for fixing distant problems? If we focused a bit more on our own practical concerns? It's an uncomfortable idea, but one that the Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman called for in his seminal article "How the news took over reality". Oliver's book is "The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking". He joins Josh, mid-pandemic, from New York.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Salemmvp ,

Conversations worth listening to

Very good to have back a great conversation starter that is happy to dive into the topical issues with limited pre judgements.

Stitchy McStictchface ,

Welcome Back!

Josh is as affable and erudite as ever. It’s great to have him back.

Brynjar1 ,

The return

Great that Mr Zzzzzzzzzzzeps is back :)

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