NBC's show explores all manner of philosophical quandary, but focuses especially on the meaning of life and the morality in mortality.
What makes the US Senate the proper place to judge impeachment? Does the "world's greatest deliberative body" still deserve it's name?
What might justify an organization or government's wielding of exclusionary power? What does it mean to be removed from the conversation?
How can we balance accuracy against alarmism? How can we avoid defeatism and instead inspire action? What does scientific accuracy demand?
Japan has claimed that the Rising Sun flag is not a political statement, but what other meaning can a flag have? And who gets to say what a flag symbolizes?
How should we approach elections? Is there a midway between being too idealistic and sacrificing our values?
When even the presentation of facts is non-neutral, how can journalism retain any claim to objectivity?
Campaign donations can give contributors a sense of entitlement, but can these feelings be justified? What does our dollar really buy? What should it buy?
Political protest can take many forms. While civil resistance is often thought to rally under a single banner, the aims and means of demonstration can be markedly different.
Individual incentives are at odds with collective rationality. How might models like the Prisoner's Dilemma and the Tragedy of the Commons illuminate our current predicament?