October 25, 2021

How to win friends and...

How to keep them. What does it mean to create and maintain close personal relationships in this world—this world that gives us connection, for better or worse, around every corner? Online friends. Friends whose relationship c...

October 18, 2021

Should you (or...can you) buy a house?

For generations, young people have been expected—nay, counted on—to buy a home by a certain age. Owning a house meant joining the ranks of real adults and laying claim to something with as much financial value as it boasted e...

October 11, 2021

What if we could live forever?

A wise teenage girl in the Pacific Northwest who made the world fall in love with a family of vampires once said, “I’ve never given much thought to how I would die.” She’s the only one. In truth, we humans are deeply preoccup...

October 04, 2021

Who gets to speak freely?

We know a few things to be certain about the freedom of speech here in the United States: It’s written in the Constitution, it’s fiercely defended by lawyers and laypeople alike, and we’ve got it better than a lot of other co...

September 27, 2021

How to solve homelessness? Give people homes

Sometimes the most complicated problems require the simplest solutions. If we want to help the nearly 600,000 Americans who will go to sleep homeless tonight, all we need to do is give them homes, right? Honestly...yes. Homel...

September 20, 2021

The retail investing revolution is here (Ft. Public)

Investing isn’t the old rich dudes’ game anymore. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s everyone’s. But what are the ramifications of this rapid democratization of investing, this revolutionary tide change in the stock market? What hap...

September 13, 2021

Cyborgs Are People Too: The Apple Story

Alternate episode titles: One Bad Apple Ruins the Whole of Humankind? Our iPhones, Our Selves? Hard to pick just one when the company in question has changed so much about the ways we interact with technology and with each ot...

September 07, 2021

Why do people do drugs?

People do drugs. They do drugs for tons of reasons. They also don’t do drugs for tons of reasons. Some people do drugs to feel better or to feel smarter or to feel more focused in a chaotic world. Some people do drugs to get ...

August 30, 2021

Should Greek life exist?

Should Greek life exist? Are the friends and parties and leadership skills we glean from frats and sororities worth the sexism, racism, elitism, and flat out danger they also breed? Let’s talk about it.

August 23, 2021

It’s a love story baby just swipe right

Modern love is messy, complicated, heart-wrenching, beautiful, and above all else? Online. Today on Thinking Is Cool (which happens to be the Season 2 premiere just sayin’), we’re exploring the ways our modern interpretations...

August 20, 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of Thinking Is Cool

Thinking Is Cool is back. This show is all about making your next conversation better than your last, and this season there’s no shortage of thought-provoking topics for discourse on tap: dating apps, homelessness, Greek life...

August 10, 2021

Continuing the Conversation: Quinn CEO Caroline Spiegel on porn, pleasure, and random things that are hot

Porn is back. Season 1 of Thinking Is Cool was all about considering generation-defining issues, big topics, and sources for thoughtful conversation. My first episode of this show was about making a better porn industry—but i...

July 19, 2021

How Facebook destroyed us all

Today, we examine how Facebook, the king of the tech monopoly castle, has changed the world...both for better and for worse.

July 12, 2021

Is the new normal finally here?

The Great Reopening, the Roaring 20s, the Summer of Love. It’s here. We’re learning to cope with a new reality in the post-Covid era. But...how exactly are we supposed to do that? This week on Thinking Is Cool, we’re figuring it out together.

July 06, 2021

How to become a billionaire

Should billionaires exist? Let’s talk about it.

June 28, 2021

Politics is broken & you’re gonna fix it

We know politics and political parties are broken. But how do we figure out what to do to fix it? That’s what we’re talking about with the experts on this episode of Thinking Is Cool.

June 21, 2021

Is bitcoin the future of everything?

What do you need to know to predict the future of our global economy, our internet world, and the ways crypto is changing everything? Hit play and find out.

June 14, 2021

The girlboss has left the chat

We’re deconstructing the girlboss to determine what troublesome behavior she’s hiding under that power suit and perfect haircut. It’s a conversation for everyone, and it’s one about archetypes, ideas, labels, and really good stories of really toxic people.

June 07, 2021

Your move (and what it says about you)

People are moving a lot. Like a lot a lot. Why? And what do those moves mean for the future of our country and the economy that makes it what it is?

May 31, 2021

Can you fix climate change?

This week on Thinking Is Cool, I’m exploring the ways we as individuals can engineer a world that’s both livable and worth living in for future generations. Because at our current rate of environmental degradation, that’s looking harder and harder.

May 24, 2021

The Barstool Case Study

What might Barstool Sports—a company thoroughly emblematic of the feverish nature of our modern, digital world—teach us about ethics?

May 17, 2021

How to make porn suck less

How do we make porn suck less? Pay for it. Well, that and a lot of other important things you’ll hear about once you press play.

May 12, 2021

Welcome to Thinking Is Cool

Welcome to Thinking Is Cool. Let’s have a conversation, shall we?