Alison Gopnik Media


I’ve written about science for a broad audience in many places, particularly The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and the  New York Times, but also The New Yorker, Slate, EdgeNew Scientist, the New York Review of Books, and the Times Literary Supplement. I’ve also appeared on many radio and television programs.


For my Wall Street Journal columns please click here


Latest Podcasts:

Interview with Ezra Klein

Interview with Sam Harris

philosophy bites (Alison Gopnik on Hume and Buddhism)


New York Times Pieces:

4-Year-Olds Don't Act Like Trump

What Siblings Do To Us (with Adam Gopnik)

Consciousness? The Great Illusion?

Mind Reading

Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think

How We Learn

Children Need Childhood


The Atlantic Monthly Pieces:

How Animals Think

In Defense of Play

Steven Pinker Review: When Truth and Reason Are No Longer Enough

The Students of Sex and Culture

How David Hume Helped Me Solve My Midlife Crisis


Wall Street Journal Piece (not the columns):

What's Wrong With The Teenage Mind?


For my Wall Street Journal columns please click here


Latest Videos:

TED [video]

Charlie Rose Show [video]

The Colbert Report [video]


TLS Pieces:

Sleeping Alone


Edge Pieces:

New Children Will Be Born

Imagination Is Real

Babies Are More Conscious Than We Are

Never-Ending Childhood

Gopnik's Learning Curve and Gopnik's Gender Curves


Slate Pieces:

Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School

Diagnosing the Digital Revolution

What John Tierney Gets Wrong About Women Scientists

How Weird Is Consciousness?

To Drug Or Not To Drug

The Real Reason Children Love Fantasy

College Makeover: Let Them Solve Problems

What the Myth of Mirror Neurons Gets Wrong



Brain Connection

Charlie Rose


blogging heads video

Turnhere video