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How to Have the Hardest Conversations—in Marriage, Politics, and Life

Charles Duhigg joins Derek to talk about the topic of his new book, ‘Supercommunicators’: the art of having difficult discussions

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The Future of Everything With Derek Thompson, Plus UFC 300’s Missing Main Event and the Rock’s Turn With Ariel Helwani

Bill and Ariel also discuss WrestleMania 40 and upcoming WWE TV rights deals

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Would You Buy a Drug to Extend Your Dog’s Life?

The CEO and founder of Loyal, a company developing drugs to help dogs live longer, joins Derek to explain how they’re slowing down the aging process

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The Dark Side of the Internet’s Obsession With Anxiety

Clinical psychologist Darby Saxbe joins the show to dive into the way we talk about anxiety on the internet and what good mental health conversations might look like

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Can Solar Power and Battery Tech Save the World From Climate Change?

Climate researcher Nat Bullard joins Derek to talk about some of the most promising technologies for clean energy generation

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The Gender War Within Gen Z

In the past few years, young women have been shifting to the left, while young men have been shifting to the right. What’s behind this schism? Alice Evans joins to discuss.

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What’s the Best Diet for Planet Earth?

Data scientist Hannah Ritchie joins Derek to discuss why some food choices, such as eating local and eating organic, aren’t as ecologically beneficial as people may think

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Why Did Stanley Water Bottles Suddenly Become a Cultural Phenomenon?

What can the Stanley cup craze tell us about marketing trends, social media tastes, and the role of randomness in the economy? Derek consults the experts to find out.

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Why the U.S. Media Industry Is in Meltdown

Between the layoffs at Sports Illustrated, Pitchfork’s absorption into GQ, and many other hits to major news organizations, the U.S. news industry is in a dire situation

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World on Fire, Part 3: How Did America’s Border Crisis Get So Bad?

Dara Lind of the American Immigration Council joins Derek to explain why the border crisis has become so severe in recent years