Into the Impossible

A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each month, we'll bring you into a conversation between visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, engineering, and medicine on the nature of the imagination and how, through speculative culture, we collaborate to create the future, with interviews by Clarke Center leaders Brian Keating, Erik Viirre, PatrickRead More


Jim Simons: Life Lessons from the ‘World’s Smartest Billionaire’

Jun 27, 2020
84 min
Mathematician, codebreaker, Professor, hedge fund pioneer, & philanthropist Jim Simons makes his first-ever podcast appearance on this episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE with UC San Diego Professor Brian Keating. Learn about Chern-Simons theory,...
Jun 27, 2020 • 84 MIN

Chase Purdy: BILLION DOLLAR BURGER! Will you eat lab-grown Meat? Into the Impossible Podcast Ep. 56

Jun 17, 2020
49 min
   Chase Purdy’s book “Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food” is poised to become a bestseller. Learn about the edible space race as a meat-alternative you may never have heard of is developed by competing...
Jun 17, 2020 • 49 MIN

Eric Weinstein Part 2: Parenting, Peak Prosperity, & Weinstein University

Jun 17, 2020
56 min
   Part 2 of Brian Keating’s conversation with Eric Weinstein on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast pivots from faith & family to the course catalog at “Weinstein University” (fictional, for now!) which would combine scholarship with...
Jun 17, 2020 • 56 MIN

Episode#52: Stephon Alexander: The Jazz of Physics!

Jun 4, 2020
90 min
   Physicist, jazz musician, & President of the National Society of Black Physicists, Stephon Alexander is this week’s guest on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast. He discussed the foundations of the cosmos, his advice for balancing academic and...
Jun 4, 2020 • 90 MIN

Episode#51: Sarah Frier : No Filter — The Inside Story of Instagram.

Jun 2, 2020
61 min
   Sarah Frier is a prolific technology reporter for Bloomberg. Her new book, “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram,” is both a compelling account of Instagram’s history and a record of the social media platform’s impact on society. Professor...
Jun 2, 2020 • 61 MIN

Episode#50: Dr. Jud Brewer : Fear, Freedom, and his book The Craving Mind.

Jun 2, 2020
71 min
Dr. Jud Brewer is a mindfulness expert, using his background in addiction psychiatry to help people around the world. In this interview with Brian Keating, on INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE, Brewer talks about his book, “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to...
Jun 2, 2020 • 71 MIN

Sasha Sagan: Cosmic Rituals — INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Episode 46

May 19, 2020
71 min
   Sasha Sagan’s stirring debut book, “For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World,” is the topic of this week’s episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE. Sagan is the daughter of late astronomer/author Carl Sagan and...
May 19, 2020 • 71 MIN

Peter Diamandis: Episode 45 of Into the Impossible

May 15, 2020
56 min
    Peter Diamandis is a remarkable entrepreneur, and futurist, best known as the Founder & Executive Chairman of XPRIZE Foundation. His new book, written with Steven Kotler, is “The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies...
May 15, 2020 • 56 MIN