Big questions and provocative conclusions about technology and culture, hosted by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. New season coming in late summer.Season 2 Episode 3Some scientists see aging as a disease that can be cured—but what would immortality mean for humanity?
Weekly conversations with leading journalists and thinkers to make sense of the history happening all around usEpisode 61With authoritarianism and populism on the rise around the world, The Atlantic examines the fate of democracy in its October issue. Anne Applebaum writes that Poland shows how quickly things can fall apart and Jeffrey Rosen writes that the state of American politics is one Founder’s worst nightmare. They join Jeffrey Goldberg and Alex Wagner to discuss this precarious moment in history.
- “Is Democracy Dying?” (October 2018 Issue)
- “America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare” (Jeffrey Rosen, October 2018)
- “A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come” (Anne Applebaum, October 2018)
- “The Threat of Tribalism” (Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, October 2018)
- “Americans Aren’t Practicing Democracy Anymore” (Yoni Appelbaum, October 2018)
- “Twitter’s Flawed Solution to Political Polarization” (Christopher A. Bail, New York Times, September 8, 2018)
A weekly conversation between editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and the figures shaping societyEpisode 23Today, we bring you the second episode of our new show Crazy/Genius, hosted by Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson. In this episode, Derek asks if Amazon – which may soon be the first trillion-dollar company in the history of the world – has become a dangerous monopoly threatening the U.S. economy.