Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
Meet Joanna, the Mormon Girl
The roots of evangelical anti-Mormon sentiment
Mormonism’s theological innovations
Mysteries of the Mormon temple
Bob asks the inevitable underwear question
Everyday life alive with divinity
The incredible weirdness of dark energy
How to weigh the galaxy (it’s easy!)
A universe you might create by accident
Lawrence blows Bob’s mind about empty space
Stuck in our universe’s wave function with you
Trita’s new book, “A Single Roll of the Dice”
Iran’s missed diplomatic opportunity
The strange saga of the failed Brazil-Turkey deal
Trita argues that America’s Iran strategy is very risky…
…and that Israel is deliberately creating hysteria
Would draconian sanctions backfire?
Cullen’s new book on the Inquisition, “God’s Jury”
How the Inquisition changed over time
Modern resonances: bureaucracy and surveillance
The inquisitorial impulse
Otherizing, blood purity, and birthright citizenship
Is Guantanamo the modern day Inquisition?
Mikhael’s group of Israeli veterans, Breaking the Silence
How entrenched is the occupation of the West Bank?
Why some Israelis think Mikhael is a traitor
Is Israel practicing apartheid?
The Center for American Progress’s Israel problem
Whose fault is it that peace talks are stalled?
Lawrence’s new book, “A Universe from Nothing”
The spontaneous generation of the multiverse
Bob: But where do scientific laws come from?
Is reality fathomable?
What use is theology, anyway?
What Lawrence wants readers to take from his book
Does evil really exist—really?
Who’s evil and who isn’t
Alan: No, we do not all have the capacity for evil
Bob: Darwin solved the problem of evil
Bob tries to get Alan to admit that the idea of evil is nonsense