With Friends Like These

Latest Episodes

The Friend Zone

September 18, 2020 - 59:43
Eva Hagberg thought she knew who she was: a smart, overachieving loner on her way to literary fame. Then her brain went boom (technical...

Dark Arts Professors Against Trump

September 11, 2020 - 38:40
Two founders of the Lincoln Project on their “psychological warfare” campaign against Trump, why Susan Collins must go, and how those...

What We Have Learned

August 21, 2020 - 30:11
In this final episode of our “Converts” edition, we revisit some past episodes to see exactly what we’ve learned about how people do...

About The Show

New Season: “With Friends Like These: Converts”. Humans tend not to change their minds, so we’re going to see what we can learn from looking at people that have changed their minds about really big things: religion, politics and also psychic healing, criminal justice and more. We’ll examine historical accounts of converts, the ways we change our brain when we change our mind, and we’ll tell the stories of people who’ve been through it all. New episodes every Friday.

Hosted By

Ana Marie Cox
Ana Marie Cox

More Episodes

The Friend Zone

September 18, 2020 - 59:43
Eva Hagberg thought she knew who she was: a smart, overachieving loner on her way to literary fame. Then her brain went boom (technical...

Dark Arts Professors Against Trump

September 11, 2020 - 38:40
Two founders of the Lincoln Project on their “psychological warfare” campaign against Trump, why Susan Collins must go, and how those...

What We Have Learned

August 21, 2020 - 30:11
In this final episode of our “Converts” edition, we revisit some past episodes to see exactly what we’ve learned about how people do...

Can You Convert a Conversion Therapist?

August 14, 2020 - 27:27
You may know about the ways that “conversion therapy” has played out when it comes to religion. But what about the once-mainstream,...

“Scared to Believe?”

August 7, 2020 - 45:26
In the 1990s, evangelical churches bought and gave away thousands of copies of the book, “Left Behind,” hoping its overwrought depiction...

The Science Writer Who Became a Mystic

July 31, 2020 - 33:06
Julie Rehmeyer is a science writer who studied math at MIT. She also lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a disease that many doctors...