Twin comedians Kenny and Keith Lucas reflect on the power of laughter.
Bianca Valenti reveals how female big wave surfers are changing the tides.
The ex-wife of the highest-ranking American member of ISIS reckons with her extremist past and attempts to build a new life.
Professional climber Jimmy Chin has taken to filmmaking and photography to tell the stories of his high-stakes adventures.
Meet Leilani Münter, a race car driver determined to make NASCAR green.
David Sedaris offers some pertinent advice to aspiring writers.
In a poll, less than one-third of millennial Americans said they thought it was essential to live in a democracy. Why?
The entrepreneur Anil Dash believes that the tech world has an obligation to be more humane.
Michele Norris has created an archive of more than 50,000 stories about race and identity.
Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how the 2016 election was a reaction to Obama’s presidency.
Sherry Turkle, the Director of the MIT “Initiative on Technology and Self,” discusses the relationship between talking in real life and cultivating empathy.
How worried should we be about robots taking over the world?
The lawyer and Gold Star father believes that Americans should look to its oldest documents for guidance.
Alondra Nelson discusses how ancestry tests can empower African Americans.
The 87-year-old labor leader who fought with Cesar Chavez says grassroots organizing is still effective.
The director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project discusses an alarming new trend.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu believes that the Civil War should be remembered, not revered.
Jon Lovett wonders if political commentary has become theater criticism.
The Wharton School organizational psychologist says kids should practice struggling.
After years of trying to match others’ voices, a comedian finds his own.