ChatGPT and the Consciousness Trap The philosopher Samuel Kimbriel joins us to discuss the nature of the mind (and the end of the world).
Can AI Conquer the World Without A Soul? Is ChatGPT merely a technology processing inputs or could it evolve toward imitating humans?
Is The GOP Irredeemable? Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss Ron DeSantis, Donald Trump and the state of the Republican Party.
Mass Democracy and the Demagogue Will social media fueled participation make democracies ungovernable? Or is conflict a sign of health?
Live in Pittsburgh: "The Problem of Democracy" The Crowd encounters a crowd, as we tape our first live episode.
Who Decides Our Desires? Luke Burgis on why what we want is dependent on the whims of others.
How We Can Regain Our Sense of Self In a world that increasingly demands our attention, how can we take back control of our ambitions and interests?
How to Get Normal Politics Back Damon Linker argues that our democracy is in worse shape than Shadi thinks.
Is the 'Deep State' a Figment of the Right's Imagination? And how a DeSantis victory—with a clear popular vote margin—might actually strengthen our democracy.
Is Israel a Democratic Success Story? Talking religion, politics, and ethnic democracies with Robert Nicholson.