11 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 Industries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 513 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

    Pushkin Honors Juneteenth

    Pushkin Honors Juneteenth

    At Pushkin, we think of Juneteenth as an opportunity to reflect on the past and think about the future: How do we build a more just and equitable society? We strive to make podcasts that help answer that question, and in honor of Juneteenth, we’re highlighting two of them. In this episode, you'll hear previews of our new shows Be Antiracist and A Slight Change of Plans. We hope these episodes inspire thinking and conversation around issues of race in your own lives.
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    • 27 min
    Into the Zone Presents: Hi-Phi Nation

    Into the Zone Presents: Hi-Phi Nation

    Hosted by Barry Lam of Vassar College, Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story-form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. The show look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experiences that raise thought-provoking questions about things like justice, knowledge, the self, morality, and existence. Here’s a fascinating episode from the very first season of Hi-Phi Nation, about a dead chocolate mogul and the richest orphanage in the world.
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    • 48 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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    • 52 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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    • 49 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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    • 44 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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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

ItsModernArt ,

A great way to spend your time

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

Plympat ,

Great research & insight

Thanks, Hari. Very well written, presented & produced. Entertaining, yet enlightening.

Ohio Vick ,

Into the Zone podcast

Can’t wait for more podcasts in 2021. Stay well.

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