Steve Levitt's Interviews
88. Ken Burns on Heroism, Horror, and History
The documentary filmmaker, known for The Civil War, Jazz, and Baseball, turns his attention to the Holocaust, and asks what we can learn from the evils of the past.
86. A Million-Year View on Morality
Philosopher Will MacAskill thinks about how to do as much good as possible. But that's really hard, especially when you're worried about humans who won't be born for many generations.
84. Yuval Noah Harari Thinks Life Is Meaningless and Amazing
The author of Sapiens has a knack for finding the profound in the obvious. He tells Steve why money is fiction, traffic can be mind-blowing, and politicians have a right to say stupid things in private.
82. Is This the Future of High School?
Khan Academy founder Sal Khan returns to share his vision for a new way to learn — and the conversation inspires Steve to make a big announcement.
81. Why Bother Searching for Aliens?
Astronomer Jill Tarter spent her career searching for extraterrestrial intelligence. She explains what civilizations from other planets could teach us about our own future.
77. Can Games Prepare Us for Catastrophes? (Part 2)
Many of us hate to think about future crises. Game designer Jane McGonigal wants to make it fun.
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