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As an organizational psychologist, Adam Grant believes that great minds don't think alike; they challenge each other to think differently. In Re:Thinking with Adam Grant, he has lively discussions and debates with some of the world's most interesting thinkers, creators, achievers, and leaders—from L… read more

43 Episodes | 2021 - 2023

ChatGPT did NOT title this podcast (w/ Allie Miller & Ethan Mollick)

March 21st, 2023


ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot capable of generating human-like text, seems to be everywhere. But how trustworthy are these tools -- …

The psychology of fiction with Jennifer Lynn Barnes

March 14th, 2023


As a novelist, Jennifer Lynn Barnes has earned acclaim from critics and fans alike – her series The Inheritance Games has sold over a million copies. …

What animal intelligence reveals about human stupidity with Justin Gregg

March 7th, 2023


Justin Gregg is an animal cognition expert -- he studies what goes on inside the heads of other creatures, and what that means for us. He’s a captivating science writer: one of his specialties is explaining whether …

How Yo-Yo Ma sustains his creative energy

February 28th, 2023


Yo-Yo Ma began playing the cello at age four, played for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower at age seven, and has been touring the world since. He’s released over 100 albums and won 19 Grammy awards, …

Life lessons from sports with Jody Avirgan

February 21st, 2023


Jody Avirgan has played and reported on sports at the highest levels. After being one of the few professional Ultimate Frisbee players to be featured in a Sportscenter highlight, he pivoted to a career in radio, where …

Bringing out the good in kids—and parents—with Becky Kennedy

February 14th, 2023


As a clinical psychologist, Becky Kennedy works with parents to raise good kids. She’s best known as Dr. Becky on Instagram, and has been called the …

Soccer star Abby Wambach on being good enough

February 7th, 2023


Abby Wambach is one of soccer’s all-time greats. But in 2015, after she retired with two Olympic medals, a FIFA World Cup Championship, and six U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year awards under her belt, she wasn’t sure what …

Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas on leading with strength and sincerity

January 31st, 2023


Kaja Kallas is the current Prime Minister of Estonia – and the first woman to hold the position. Her perceptive communication and bold action against …

Breaking free of stereotype threat with Claude Steele

January 24th, 2023


Claude Steele is one of the most influential social psychologists of all time. As a Stanford professor, he’s best known for his groundbreaking …

The surprising effects of video games with Ash Brandin

January 17th, 2023


As an educator, Ash Brandin’s mission is to make learning in school as fun as playing a game. In exploring the science and practice on the effects of …

Finding–and becoming–great mentors and sponsors with Carla Harris

January 10th, 2023


Carla Harris is a fierce leader, a devoted mentor, and a dynamic speaker. A Wall Street veteran who has been named one of the most powerful Black …

Knowing when to quit with world poker champion Annie Duke

January 3rd, 2023


Annie Duke dropped out of a PhD program in cognitive psychology– and went on to win the World Series of Poker. At the Authors@Wharton Series, Adam …

Malcolm Gladwell Questions Everything

December 28th, 2022


For our final episode of the year, let’s revisit Adam and Malcolm’s conversation from the archive.

When Adam Grant and Malcolm Gladwell sit down to …

Dolly Parton is burning up, not burning out

December 20th, 2022


As we get ready for 2023, we’re excited to bring you a conversation Adam had earlier this year with beloved musician Dolly Parton. Adam talks with …

The science of healthy relationships with John and Julie Gottman

December 13th, 2022


For decades, renowned psychologists John and Julie Gottman have studied–and guided–healthy relationships. They share insights from their research–and …

Why data don’t have all the answers with data scientist Andrea Jones-Rooy

December 6th, 2022


Andrea Jones-Rooy is a data scientist who’s skeptical about data—and a comedian. Andrea and Adam talk about the perks and perils of sharing data on social media, the similarities between the scientific method and …

How to have good arguments with world debate champion Bo Seo

November 29th, 2022


Growing up, Bo Seo avoided arguments at all costs–until he discovered competitive debate. He went on to win the world debate championship twice and coach the Australian national team as well as the Debating Union at …

The four-day work week: luxury or necessity?

November 22nd, 2022


Why do we work five days a week? Could we be just as productive, healthier and happier by working less? And if so, how can leaders and workers …

The problem with setting goals, with NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho

November 15th, 2022


For someone who doesn’t believe in goal-setting, Emmanuel Acho is highly accomplished. He’s a former NFL linebacker, an Emmy-winning TV sports analyst, and the New York Times bestselling author of “Uncomfortable …

The psychology of human delusions with filmmaker Adam McKay

November 8th, 2022


Adam McKay is one of the great satirists of our screens–he’s the writer, director, and producer behind Don’t Look Up, Succession, and The Big Short. Before that, he was best known for making us laugh at Anchorman and as …

If teachers took over the government with Sharon McMahon

November 1st, 2022


If you were online during the historic 2020 election cycle, you may have seen Sharon McMahon’s viral videos. A former high school educator now known …

Reese Witherspoon on turning impostor syndrome into confidence

October 25th, 2022


When Reese Witherspoon was in rehearsals for her lead role in the 2005 film Walk the Line, she wanted to quit–every day. But she went on to win the …

Life, the universe, and everything with Nobel laureate physicist Saul Perlmutter

October 18th, 2022


Growing up, Saul Perlmutter just wanted to know how the world worked. In 2011, he was part of the Nobel Prize-winning team that discovered the …

How Celeste Ng writes fiery prose

October 11th, 2022


It took Celeste Ng a long time to believe she could write for a living. Now she’s the New York Times bestselling author of the novels “Everything I …

Busting the myths of the brain with neuroscientist Chantel Prat

October 4th, 2022


Have you ever thought you can’t do something because you’re “not wired that way”? Neuroscientist Chantel Prat might challenge you to rethink your beliefs. Chantel dispels some sticky myths about right-brainers and …

Surgeon Atul Gawande wants everyone to have a coach

September 27th, 2022


Atul Gawande was advised by a colleague to say yes to every opportunity until he turned 40. Since then he’s been a renowned surgeon, a public health …

How free solo climber Alex Honnold faces fear

September 20th, 2022


In 2017, Alex Honnold did what even the world’s best rock climbers thought was impossible. He climbed to the top of El Capitan– a granite rock …

Mark Cuban doesn’t believe in following your passions

September 13th, 2022


Mark Cuban has gone from selling garbage bags door-to-door to selling internet companies for billions, acquiring an NBA team, and becoming a beloved “Shark” on Shark Tank. Mark reveals to Adam how he turns problems into …

Ava DuVernay is Triumphant

May 31st, 2022


Before Ava DuVernay became the first Black woman director to win Sundance and get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, she was a publicist with a little hobby, a big dream, and a lot of patience. Adam talks to Ava …

Satya Nadella is building the future

May 24th, 2022


Satya Nadella is a modern renaissance man; he’s a cricket enthusiast, poetry lover, oh, and the chairman and CEO of Microsoft with a nearly perfect approval rating on Glassdoor. Satya has led a transformation at …

Jon Batiste on the art of pushing your limits

May 10th, 2022


Jon Batiste has had a record year—he was the most nominated artist at the Grammys, winning five of his ELEVEN nominations across multiple categories, …

Esther Duflo wants you to think like a plumber

November 9th, 2021


When Esther Duflo took her first economics class, she hated it. In 2019, she won a Nobel Prize in economics. Esther talks with Adam about her groundbreaking experiments to fight poverty, busts myths about what motivates …

Indra Nooyi Says It’s Time for Leaders to Care

November 2nd, 2021


PepsiCo's trailblazing former CEO drove record profits—but did so while investing in employee well-being, consumer health, and environmental sustainability. In their second conversation, she and Adam are on stage for a …

Indra Nooyi wants us to reimagine the return to work

October 26th, 2021


The longtime PepsiCo CEO is one of the world’s most powerful women and Time’s 100 most influential people. In the first of two rich conversations, …

Allyson Felix on defeating disappointment and savoring success

October 19th, 2021


At the age of 18, Allyson Felix took home the Olympic silver medal in the 200 meter dash. She was devastated. Where others saw “second-best in the …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Daydreams, and His Dad Gets Things Done

June 29th, 2021


In a world obsessed with efficiency, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hits Hamilton and In the Heights began with idle curiosity. Adam interviews Lin together with his father, Luis, about finding harmony between …

John Green Wants You to Pay Attention to Your Attention

June 22nd, 2021


Do you pay attention to your attention? John Green is the beloved author of The Fault In Our Stars, and when he started tracking his attention, he …

Mellody Hobson on Taking Tough Feedback

June 15th, 2021


Criticism rarely comes wrapped in a shiny gift box, tied with a bow. As a trailblazing leader, one of Mellody Hobson’s gifts is finding the diamond in the rough. She and Adam unpack how to look for the grain of truth in …

Merve Emre on Emotional Intelligence as Corporate Control

June 8th, 2021


It’s been 25 years since the concept of emotional intelligence exploded onto the scene. Cultural critic Merve Emre makes a bold case that in the …

Daniel Kahneman Doesn't Trust Your Intuition

March 16th, 2021


Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel Prize winner who transformed our understanding of the biases that cloud our thinking. In this conversation, he and Adam explore when to trust our intuition and when to second-guess it. Danny …

Malcolm Gladwell Questions Everything

March 9th, 2021


When Adam Grant and Malcolm Gladwell sit down to challenge each other, everything is fair game. Sit ringside for this collegial cage match in which …

Jane Goodall on Leadership Lessons from Primates

March 2nd, 2021


Have you ever felt your work colleagues sometimes act like animals? In this conversation, Jane and Adam take that idea literally, exploring what …

Brené Brown on What Vulnerability Isn't

February 23rd, 2021


We usually wear our thickest armor at work, and Brené Brown has blazed the trail of teaching us why—and how to shed it. In this conversation, Adam …

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