Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Description:


We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . . You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. So each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you've probably heard of with hand-picked gems from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. The conversation could go anywhere. SINCE 2008, BIG THINK has captured on video the best ideas of the world’s leading thinkers and doers in every field, renowned experts including neurologist Oliver Sacks, physicist Stephen Hawking, behavioral psychologist Daniel Kahneman, authors Margaret Atwood and Marylinne Robinson, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, painter Chuck Close, and philosopher Daniel Dennett.

Hosted by:

Jason Gots


Categories:

Arts
Society & Culture
Science & Medicine


Podcast Info:


Currently Activei: Yes
Avg Episode Freq: 7.7 days
Avg Episode Length: 00:44:06
Total Guests: 138
Unique Guestsi: 75
Premier Date: June 20, 2015

Network Info:


Category Biasi: 6.7
Closeness Centrality Ranki: 29
Betweenness Centrality Ranki: 9
Degree Centrality Ranki: 30
Hub Leader Scorei: 0.0
New Leader Scorei: 0.15

Guest Predictions:

Person Predicted Probability
Pete Holmes 0.0403

Guest Appearances

Guests Total Duration (DAYS:HOURS:MIN:SEC) Number of Appearances Most Recent Appearance
Mark Epstein 00:01:28:33 2 Jan. 13, 2018
Salman Rushdie 00:01:21:35 2 Sept. 9, 2017
Peter Frankopan 00:01:15:31 1 Aug. 5, 2017
Isy Suttie 00:01:11:34 1 Jan. 14, 2017
The Way Brothers 00:01:06:30 1 April 14, 2018
Paul Theroux 00:01:04:52 1 June 10, 2017
Jessica Abel 00:01:04:04 1 June 9, 2018
Antonio Damasio 00:01:03:54 1 April 21, 2018
Maya Jasanoff 00:01:03:48 1 Nov. 25, 2017
Tara Westover 00:01:02:35 1 March 31, 2018
Lawrence Krauss 00:01:02:00 1 May 13, 2017
Manoush Zomorodi 00:01:01:23 1 Dec. 2, 2017
Timothy Spall 00:01:01:22 1 June 24, 2017
David Sedaris 00:01:01:14 1 June 2, 2018
Noël Wells 00:01:00:26 1 Dec. 9, 2017
Ari Shaffir 00:01:00:02 1 Aug. 12, 2017
Meg Wolitzer 00:00:59:30 1 April 7, 2018
Scott Aukerman 00:00:59:08 1 March 18, 2017
Neil Gaiman 00:00:58:43 1 March 17, 2018
Daniel Alarcón 00:00:58:24 1 Jan. 20, 2018
Stephen Greenblatt 00:00:58:16 1 Sept. 30, 2017
Think Again LIVE with Kristen Radtke 00:00:57:55 1 May 5, 2018
Jonathan Lethem 00:00:57:33 1 May 19, 2018
Kory Stamper 00:00:57:26 1 April 23, 2017
Richard Dawkins 00:00:57:10 1 Aug. 19, 2017
Yanis Varoufakis 00:00:56:56 1 May 26, 2018
Jennifer Doudna 00:00:56:19 1 July 1, 2017
Claire Messud 00:00:56:19 1 Sept. 16, 2017
Jacob Sager Weinstein 00:00:56:10 1 Feb. 10, 2018
Kurt Andersen 00:00:56:01 1 Sept. 23, 2017
Joyce Carol Oates 00:00:55:43 1 April 15, 2017
Reza Aslan 00:00:55:09 1 Nov. 18, 2017
George Saunders 00:00:55:07 1 March 11, 2017
Jelani Cobb 00:00:54:27 1 Nov. 5, 2016
Slavoj Žižek 00:00:53:43 1 Nov. 12, 2016
Ayelet Waldman 00:00:53:07 1 Feb. 18, 2017
Liza Jessie Peterson 00:00:53:01 1 June 17, 2017
Gish Jen 00:00:52:27 1 March 4, 2017
Nato Thompson 00:00:51:59 1 Feb. 3, 2017
Dean Buonomano 00:00:51:51 1 May 6, 2017
Jonathon Keats 00:00:51:42 1 July 23, 2016
Paul Bloom 00:00:51:22 1 Dec. 31, 2016
Sarah W. Goldhagen 00:00:51:19 1 April 29, 2017
Michio Kaku 00:00:51:16 1 Feb. 24, 2018
Adam Alter 00:00:51:11 1 April 8, 2017
Elif Batuman 00:00:51:06 1 April 1, 2017
Aaron Mahnke 00:00:51:05 1 Oct. 7, 2017
Yuval Noah Harari 00:00:50:58 1 Feb. 25, 2017
Daniel Dennett 00:00:50:52 1 March 25, 2017
Juli Berwald 00:00:50:48 1 Nov. 11, 2017
Ethan Hawke 00:00:50:37 1 June 11, 2016
Alton Brown 00:00:50:11 1 Oct. 1, 2016
Martin Amis 00:00:49:58 1 March 24, 2018
Mary Gaitskill 00:00:49:49 1 May 20, 2017
Nancy Koehn 00:00:49:33 1 Oct. 14, 2017
Jeremy Bailenson 00:00:49:11 1 Feb. 3, 2018
Sheelah Kolhatkar 00:00:47:58 1 July 29, 2017
Van Jones 00:00:47:49 1 Oct. 21, 2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson 00:00:47:31 1 May 27, 2017
Amy Chua 00:00:47:13 1 March 3, 2018
Anne Rice 00:00:47:07 1 Dec. 17, 2016
Michael Gazzaniga 00:00:46:54 1 April 28, 2018
Matt Taibbi 00:00:46:51 1 Jan. 28, 2017
David Eagleman 00:00:46:48 1 Oct. 28, 2017
Alison Gopnik 00:00:46:48 1 Aug. 27, 2016
Fatih Akin 00:00:46:30 1 Dec. 16, 2017
Ariel Levy 00:00:46:21 1 June 3, 2017
Tim Ferriss 00:00:46:14 1 Dec. 10, 2016
Bernard-Henri Lévy 00:00:45:51 1 Jan. 21, 2017
Niall Ferguson 00:00:45:44 1 Feb. 17, 2018
Jodi Picoult 00:00:45:42 1 Oct. 22, 2016
Krista Tippett 00:00:45:35 1 June 18, 2016
Teju Cole 00:00:45:05 1 Aug. 20, 2016
Henry Rollins 00:00:44:45 2 Aug. 15, 2015
T.C. Boyle 00:00:44:27 1 Nov. 19, 2016
Margaret Atwood 00:00:44:16 1 Oct. 29, 2016
David Salle 00:00:43:27 1 Dec. 3, 2016
Sam Harris 00:00:43:00 1 Dec. 5, 2015
Karl Ove Knausgaard 00:00:42:56 1 Jan. 27, 2018
Alan Alda 00:00:42:53 1 July 8, 2017
Ian McEwan 00:00:42:50 1 Sept. 24, 2016
Peter Godfrey-Smith 00:00:42:41 1 Dec. 24, 2016
Ben Goertzel 00:00:42:12 1 Feb. 11, 2017
Ronan Farrow 00:00:41:56 1 May 12, 2018
Eric Kandel 00:00:41:30 1 Sept. 10, 2016
Jim Gaffigan 00:00:41:09 1 June 25, 2016
Jeff Garlin 00:00:41:05 1 July 22, 2017
Saul Williams 00:00:40:31 1 Nov. 7, 2015
William Shatner 00:00:40:22 1 Oct. 15, 2016
Geoff Dyer 00:00:40:21 1 June 4, 2016
Chris Gethard 00:00:39:58 1 May 14, 2016
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh 00:00:39:30 1 Jan. 7, 2017
Maria Popova 00:00:39:29 1 March 26, 2016
James Gleick 00:00:39:26 1 Oct. 8, 2016
Neal Stephenson 00:00:39:22 1 July 15, 2017
Nicole Galland 00:00:39:22 1 July 15, 2017
Jacqueline Woodson 00:00:38:52 1 Aug. 13, 2016
Kate Tempest 00:00:38:20 1 May 21, 2016
Marc Goodman 00:00:38:19 1 Feb. 13, 2016
Sean Wilentz 00:00:38:05 1 July 2, 2016
Steven Pinker 00:00:37:45 1 March 10, 2018
Mary Roach 00:00:36:50 1 July 16, 2016
Douglas Rushkoff 00:00:36:00 1 April 30, 2016
Mary-Louise Parker 00:00:35:40 1 May 28, 2016
James McBride 00:00:35:10 1 May 7, 2016
Nikhil Goyal 00:00:35:06 1 April 2, 2016
Joshua Cohen 00:00:34:58 1 April 16, 2016
Sarah Kay 00:00:34:53 1 April 9, 2016
Amanda Palmer 00:00:34:33 1 March 19, 2016
Michael Puett 00:00:34:09 1 April 23, 2016
Yann Martel 00:00:33:33 1 March 5, 2016
Bill Nye 00:00:32:54 1 July 11, 2015
Alva Noë 00:00:31:22 1 Dec. 19, 2015
James Doty 00:00:31:14 1 Feb. 6, 2016
Sir David Hare 00:00:31:04 1 Jan. 9, 2016
Daniel Levitin 00:00:30:12 1 Dec. 26, 2015
Orhan Pamuk 00:00:29:58 1 Nov. 21, 2015
Ian Edwards 00:00:29:56 1 Dec. 12, 2015
Paul F. Tompkins 00:00:29:52 1 Feb. 20, 2016
George Takei 00:00:29:36 1 Sept. 5, 2015
A.O. Scott 00:00:29:00 1 Feb. 27, 2016
Junot Díaz 00:00:27:13 1 Oct. 17, 2015
Michael Shermer 00:00:26:30 1 Jan. 23, 2016
Baratunde Thurston 00:00:26:23 1 Aug. 1, 2015
Wendell Pierce 00:00:26:17 1 Nov. 14, 2015
Cory Booker 00:00:25:49 1 March 12, 2016
Maira Kalman 00:00:25:36 1 Nov. 28, 2015
Howard Gardner 00:00:25:10 1 Jan. 16, 2016
Norman Lear 00:00:25:10 1 Oct. 10, 2015
Tina Roth Eisenberg 00:00:23:25 1 Aug. 29, 2015
Wendy Suzuki 00:00:23:14 1 July 4, 2015
Jesse Ventura 00:00:23:01 1 Oct. 30, 2015
Maria Konnikova 00:00:22:55 1 Aug. 8, 2015
Clint Smith 00:00:21:48 1 July 18, 2015
Jane McGonigal 00:00:21:31 1 Oct. 3, 2015
Ruth Reichl 00:00:20:04 1 Oct. 24, 2015
Jason Silva 00:00:18:22 1 June 20, 2015
Brian Greene 00:00:15:37 1 July 24, 2015