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Turns the best essays on Bitcoin/crypto into mini-documentaries.

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ComedyPersonal StoriesInterview

In-depth convos with comedians, musicians, and actors. Started off with just comedians.

ComedyPersonal StoriesInterview
InterviewArtificial IntelligenceScience

In-depth convos on AI, philosophy, spirituality, health, and science.

Essential Life-Learnings from 14 Years of Brain PickingsAntidotes to Fear of Death: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads Astronomer and Poet Rebecca Elson’s Stunning Cosmic Salve for Our Creaturely Tremblings of HeartYes to Life, in Spite of Everything: Viktor Frankl’s Lost Lectures on Moving Beyond Optimism and Pessimism to Find the Deepest Source of MeaningSeasons in a Pandemic: Mary Shelley on What Makes Life Worth Living and Nature’s Beauty as a Lifeline to Regaining SanityCreativity in the Time of COVID: Zadie Smith on Writing, Love, and What Echoes Through the Hallway of Time Suddenly Emptied of HabitI Long to Read More in the Book of You: Moomins Creator Tove Jansson’s Tender and Passionate Letters to the Love of Her LifeBloom: A Touching Animated Short Film about Depression and What It Takes to Recover the Light of BeingThe Cosmic Miracle of Trees: Astronaut Leland Melvin Reads Pablo Neruda’s Love Letter to Earth’s ForestsStanding on the Shoulders of Solitude: Newton, the Plague, and How Quarantine Fomented the Greatest Leap in ScienceNick Cave on Living with Loss and the Central Paradox of Grief as a Portal to AlivenessWalt Whitman on What Makes a Great Person and What Wisdom Really MeansSingularity: Marie Howe’s Ode to Stephen Hawking, Our Cosmic Belonging, and the Meaning of Home, in a Stunning Animated Short FilmThe Radical Act of Letting Things Hurt: How (Not) to Help a Friend in SorrowOctavia Butler on How (Not) to Choose Our LeadersThe Spirit of the Woods: Poet and Painter Rebecca Hey’s Gorgeous 19th-Century Illustrations for the World’s First Encyclopedia of TreesWhat It Takes to Grow Up, What It Means to Have GrownThe Osbick Bird: Edward Gorey’s Tender and Surprising Vintage Illustrated Allegory About the Meaning of True LoveA Lifeline for the Hour of Despair: James Baldwin on 4AM, the Fulcrum of Love, and Life as a Moral Obligation to the UniverseHow an Artist is Like a Tree: Paul Klee on CreativityHow to Live and How to Die

For 15 years, Maria Popova has been spending hundreds of hours following and sharing her curiosity.


Conferences with short presentations that showcase important research and ideas from all disciplines from brilliant thinkers and explore how they connect.

Investigative ReportingProfileStorytelling

Dedicated to helping people find and share the best storytelling in the world.