Chuck Klosterman says our firmest ideas are shakier than we think.

What Will It Mean to Be Smart in 500 Years?

What Will It Mean to Be Smart in 500 Years?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 6 2016 8:44 PM

Chuck Klosterman Is Wrong! (He Says.)

Even the stickiest ideas can slip into oblivion.

Embroidered brains.

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Listen to Episode 512 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, Chuck Klosterman imagines how time erodes common ideas, like what counts as a great American novel and how we decide who’s smart. His new book is But What If We’re Wrong? For the Spiel, tyrants and their cats.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.