Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Henry Rollins on Gay Marriage

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Why are some Americans so strongly opposed to gay marriage? Henry Rollins is convinced that not so many people are actually opposed. Instead he sees it as a fundraising tool for small fringe groups. Henry Rollins i...

Michio Kaku: The Holy Grail of Planetary Astronomy

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Dr. Michio Kaku: At night when you look at the stars and you look at the constellations and you wonder "Is anyone out there?" just realize that somebody out there could be looking back at us and wondering "Gee, is the...

Rich Lesser Knowledge Worker

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Rich Lesser discusses concept of knowledge.

Jason Silva: Optimism is a Self-Amplifying Feedback Loop

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Filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva explains his belief in the self-reinforcing power of optimism.

Erica Jong ideaCity10

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According to Erica Jong, we are all beginners who should never say, "I can't." Here, the acclaimed author opens up about family dynamics, personal anecdotes, Judaism, and politics. She gives advice on becoming a write...

RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time

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Renowned psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo explains how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being.

Marcus Luttrell: “It Was Steel Rain”

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Marcus Luttrell recalls the hellacious gunfight that killed his entire SEAL team in Afghanistan.

Egemen Bagis on Turkish-EU Relations

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Egemen Bagis is Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator. He was appointed to this position in January 2009 and has been working on completion of his country's EU membership negotiations since then. A mem...

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

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People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Char...

Lennart Green: Close-up card magic with a twist

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Like your uncle at a family party, the rumpled Swedish doctor Lennart Green says, "Pick a card, any card." But what he does with those cards is pure magic -- flabbergasting, lightning-fast, how-does-he-do-it? magic.

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