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Infinite Lunchbox

26 EpisodesProduced by Stephanie LeppWebsite

When I was in second grade, I had a lunchbox with Bert and Ernie on it. On the lunchbox, Bert was carrying a lunchbox, with Bert and Ernie on it. On that lunchbox, Bert was carrying a lunchbox...and I wondered: how far do the lunchboxes go? Am I in a lunchbox too??You're opening the Infinite Lunchbo… read more

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How to imagine our better angels

April 26th, 2021


NEW INC invited me to give an artist talk about Deep Reckonings, moderated by the illustrious Kat Cizek. In it, I do something I've never done before: guide people in writing Deep Reckonings scripts! In other words, …

Steel Man: From Call-Out To Call-In

April 14th, 2021


Call-out culture is all about straw manning: representing the weakest version of someone's position (or the weakest version of something they tweeted …

Post-Pandemic Education

April 13th, 2021


The New York Times has a headline this week: "Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic." The article does the predictable tug-of-war …

How about a new game, Bezos?

April 2nd, 2021


Amazon workers in Alabama are trying to unionize. And influential people are trying to convince Jeff Bezos to support the campaign: Bernie, Danny Glover, even THE PRESIDENT. But what might actually move Bezos to support …

Influencers, Greek Gods, and LeBron James

March 30th, 2021


How are religious myths metaphorically true? What if influencers are our modern-day Greek Gods? In which case, perhaps the issue is less the fact that there are influencers, and more *what* they're influencing?

Be in …

COVID: Health vs. economy?!

March 29th, 2021


After a year of living with the pandemic, it's painfully obvious that we can't treat health and economy as either/or. So how to we treat them as …

Disney and the Evolution of Consciousness

March 27th, 2021


Have you noticed the evolution of Disney? Have you noticed how the concept of good vs. evil, the women characters, and other aspects of the …

Gun Legislation and the Power of "Formers"

March 25th, 2021


In the aftermath of the Atlanta and Boulder shootings, we're doing the gun legislation impasse rigamarole. What could move things forward? Might it …

The Inner Transition from Coal to Wind

March 24th, 2021


The New York Times' The Daily podcast on 3/16/21 was about how conservative lawmakers are increasingly embracing wind. Host Michael Barbaro and reporter Dionne Searcey refreshingly bring up the phenomenon of *identity* …

How To Transcend Post-Truth? A New Enlightenment

March 4th, 2021


What if the way to transcend our post-truth crisis is not to double-down on our Enlightenment-era relationship with truth and knowledge? What if transcending post-truth requires...a NEW Enlightenment?

For years, I've …

Trump concedes. Fake news?

December 18th, 2020


If Trump conceded, what would he say?

This episode is part of Deep Reckonings — a series of explicitly-marked deepfake videos that imagine Mark …

DEEP RECKONINGS: Interview with Forbes

November 12th, 2020


'There's actually a wild way in which deepfakes can help us navigate this post-truth moment — because they allow us to see that truth is not just an end in itself, but also a means to an end.'



September 16th, 2020


If Brett Kavanaugh, Alex Jones, and Mark Zuckerberg had a crisis of conscience, what would they say? Infinite Lunchbox presents Deep Reckonings — a …

Truth, Race, & Other Light Talk

September 8th, 2020


How might our post-truth crisis actually be an *opportunity* for evolving our relationship with truth? What might be an integral conception of race, …

Growing Down ft. Stephanie Lepp (public safety, gender equality, & more)

July 2nd, 2020


My new favorite podcast is *Growing Down* — which brings together integral philosophy with progressive politics. (If you're a progressive who's …

Growing Down ft. Stephanie Lepp (my work & philosophy)

June 25th, 2020


I recently discovered a new favorite podcast — *Growing Down*. It brings together integral philosophy with progressive politics (if you're a …

ContraPoints vs. Rose of Dawn? (Anti-Debate)

May 29th, 2020


In the last episode of Infinite Lunchbox -- Uncanceling ContraPoints -- we explored how YouTube Left superstar ContraPoints embodies *integral philosophy*. We theorized that integral philosophy can help her jujitsu with …

Uncanceling ContraPoints (Integral Left)

May 12th, 2020


She's been called the "Oscar Wilde of YouTube," and her videos have been archived by the Library of Congress. I'm talking about ContraPoints, aka Natalie Wynn -- a transgender ex-philosopher and leading personality of …

Biden, #MeToo, & Growing in Public

April 22nd, 2020


Joe Biden stands accused of sexual assault. And the Democratic Party leadership, which has been loud in its support for #MeToo, is …

Our Love-Hate Relationship with Tech (Hype Cycle)

April 16th, 2020


As we sit at home — social-distancing and sheltering-in-place — we're suddenly feeling pretty grateful for Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facebook, and …

How to Tackle Trump's Lies (Post-Truth Jujitsu)

April 9th, 2020


How do we cover the communications of a White House that has little allegiance to truth? Especially in the context of a public health crisis, when lies can be fatal? Get ready for some *post-truth jujitsu*.


10 Sources of Political Hope

April 2nd, 2020


At the Infinite Lunchbox, we don't just make sense of this moment. We also make *lemonade*. And in that spirit, let's savor 10 political-yet-hopeful …

How to Agree on Science (Post-Normal Science)

March 25th, 2020


Science is amazing at building public consensus……except when it's not. Think science on climate change, vaccines, and coronavirus. In these circumstances, the stakes and uncertainty are so high, that normal …

How Did We Get So Tribal? (Spiral Dynamics)

March 19th, 2020


How did we get so tribal? And where did Trump come from?! There have been a gazillion attempted answers to those questions, and this episode, the Infinite Lunchbox offers a fresh one -- from the perspective of the …

Leadership in Times of Crisis (Integral Strategy)

March 18th, 2020


Why do we suddenly love New York Governor Andrew Cuomo? Perhaps because effective leadership is suited to its circumstances, and Cuomo's leadership style is uniquely suited to our public health crisis? In this episode …

What's the Infinite Lunchbox?

March 18th, 2020


Welcome to the Infinite Lunchbox, where we're making sense of (and lemonade with) this moment. SWEET. And….what does that actually mean?

Infinite …

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