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About the Brilliant

The Brilliant podcast is a way to have a deeper conversations than allowed in the text boxes of websites. On the one hand a podcast is monovocal but on the other it allows the intimacy of radio, of a voice in your ear that is yours alone.

We live in a world where most stories are just variants of the same story; Good beats evil, Cowboys and Indians, profits and loss. This story has been told a thousand, million times and the ubiquity of it is what I would call a great tragedy, a tragedy because of the consequences it has on our imagination and our relationships.

The brilliant podcast is an attempt to tell different kinds of stories, ones with complex moral plays, ones that aren’t so clearly stories, and ones that are of human size. Our motivation to tell these tales is a desire to see a proliferation of different stories and not just the simple morality plays of popular culture or the inverted, but otherwise identical, stories of the radical milieu.

We believe that a world of free people is possible. We call these people, the people who are in active pursuit of a free world, the brilliant because they are impossible to ignore and yet cannot be seen directly. Especially in a world that is dull and grey.

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