10 episodes

Into the Zone is a podcast about opposites, and how borders are never as clear as we think. With a novelist’s eye for the unexpected, host Hari Kunzru takes the listener around the world, meeting philosophers and punk musicians, New Age gurus and space explorers, to investigate the gray zone between life and death, public and private, black and white, and more.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Into the Zone Pushkin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 532 Ratings

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Into the Zone is a podcast about opposites, and how borders are never as clear as we think. With a novelist’s eye for the unexpected, host Hari Kunzru takes the listener around the world, meeting philosophers and punk musicians, New Age gurus and space explorers, to investigate the gray zone between life and death, public and private, black and white, and more.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Finding Yourself with Not Lost

    Finding Yourself with Not Lost

    Here’s a special preview of Pushkin's newest show, Not Lost, a podcast about finding yourself in places you've never been. Host Brendan Francis Newnam takes us around the world, learning about new places by getting invited to a stranger’s house for dinner. Not Lost provides an escape, an exploration of other cultures, and a fresh look at the world.You can hear more from Not Lost at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/notlost?sid=intothezone.

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    • 12 min
    Dead or Alive

    Dead or Alive

    Life’s final border might not be so final after all. From tardigrades to viruses, some things are both dead and alive. Or neither. How do we draw the line between the living and the dead? And how does that line blur in places like in a time capsule buried in ice, or a library on the moon?

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    • 45 min
    When We Were Cyber

    When We Were Cyber

    Cyborgs, cyberspace, mind-melting techno. In the mid-’90s, the future had arrived. To find out what happened to it, Hari pays a visit to philosopher Manuel DeLanda, and to the legendary artist ORLAN, who he first encountered at an academic conference like no other.

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    • 42 min
    The Ghost in the Codec

    The Ghost in the Codec

    At the dawn of the digital era, a group of engineers tasked with audio compression had to decide what information to keep, and what to leave behind. What was signal, and what was noise? Fast forward two decades, to our much noisier world. Hari finds a writer and a musician who’ve discovered their own ways to find a voice within the static.

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    • 39 min
    Never Mind the Stasi

    Never Mind the Stasi

    East Berlin, 1983. A teenage punk rocker finds himself in a Stasi interrogation cell. The choice is simple: inform on his friends, or go to prison. Hari travels to Berlin to meet the punks and spies whose cat and mouse game in the last years of the GDR predicted the privacy wars of today.

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    • 49 min
    It’s Always Sunny in the Dialectic

    It’s Always Sunny in the Dialectic

    Look on the bright side! In a country obsessed with positivity, Hari traces the path of exiled German intellectual Theodor Adorno to sunny California, where he gets stuck in traffic with the British writer Geoff Dyer. How this positivity relates to church and state? Turns out there’s a lot to complain about.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
532 Ratings

532 Ratings

A grateful amateur ,

For the artistic philosophers, renegade and outcasts

A thoughtful and curious approach to some the great existential questions of our day. In a sorta of Revisionist History/ Gladwellian investigative style, the host brings his own unique voice and relentless curiosity to ever episode. I especially love the episodes that look at art and counterculture, music and Punk as bridges into another way of viewing things. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

iluvnature ,

More please

One of my favorite podcasts. Fascinating, intriguing, thought provoking. So sad it seems to be over.

ItsModernArt ,

A great way to spend your time

This is a lovely, weird and wonderful podcast- I love every minute of it.

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