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Art of Power
51 minutes | a day ago
Barack Obama Redefines What It Means To Be A Man
Former President Barack Obama tells ‘Art of Power’ that society has made progress in recognizing the most toxic elements of bad behavior by men. Now, he wants to flip the focus. “What are the positive values that we're trying to instill in our boys?” Obama tells host Aarti Shahani. “Showing compassion is not weakness. Listening is as important as talking.” Hear the former president explain his experience balancing ambition with family obligations, how he wants to expand the definition of what it means to be a man, and how he thinks the stories we tell about right and wrong have tremendous power.
42 minutes | 8 days ago
David Collins Has A Queer Eye
David Collins, creator of the Netflix hit ‘Queer Eye,’ used reality TV to push for cultural acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The idea for the show? It was born at a wine and cheese party.
46 minutes | 15 days ago
Geoffrey Canada Reimagines ‘School’
Geoffrey Canada had a crazy idea: If you want to help kids in poor communities, you have to invest in both the kids and the communities. He tells Art of Power host Aarti Shahani about how he grew up in poverty, broke out with the help of a good education, witnessed the lives of the well-to-do, and then came back home to build a school system in Harlem that at one point earned 100% of his students college acceptance letters.
48 minutes | 22 days ago
Mary Trump Weaponizes Her Privilege
Dr. Mary Trump is niece of The Donald. For a long time, her closest friends had no idea. She was a super private citizen. But then, she went mega-public to talk about her uncle’s cruelty during his presidency. She was the source for a Pulitzer-prize winning investigation in The New York Times into the Trump family’s finances. And her tell-all family memoir sold more copies in one week than Donald Trump’s Art of The Deal sold in its lifetime. It made bestseller history. Mary Trump isn’t used to talking about herself. But THAT is the point of our conversation. Mary on Mary. She’s self-effacing, she defected from her family. But why did she do it? Well, it comes down to privilege. She’s always known she has it. Then, the moment came when she knew she had to use it. And Mary fans: did you know she’s a bird person?
43 minutes | a month ago
Rosalind Wiseman Breaks Her Silence On ‘Mean Girls’
Mean Girls, the 2004 movie and later the 2018 Broadway musical, has made more than a quarter billion dollars in ticket sales. But the author of the original source material, Rosalind Wiseman, reveals for the first time on Art of Power that she did not reap the significant financial benefits attached to her creative work. In her contract with Paramount Pictures, Wiseman was promised 5% of net proceeds. Paramount claims the blockbuster film is in the red and has not paid her not a single penny in profits. Wiseman opens up about her disappointment with Paramount Pictures and screenwriter Tina Fey. Wiseman asked the celebrity comedian to use her power to help. Fey said she would, and then ghosted the fellow writer. This episode is about bad deals, Hollywood accounting, power and the people who use it.
38 minutes | a month ago
Vivek Murthy Is Not Your Model Minority
Just seven years into his career as a doctor, Vivek Murthy became Surgeon General. His rise happened not because he checked the boxes. He broke the rules and chased a feeling in his spine.
40 minutes | a month ago
Carol Moseley Braun Breaks The Glass Ceiling
The first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate talks about her time in the public eye. She didn’t let society’s low expectations keep her down. She also paid a price she didn’t expect. For anyone who wants to break a glass ceiling, it’s an inspiring — and challenging — listen.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Gaby Pacheco Corners The President
Gaby Pacheco walked 1,500 miles — in the wrong shoes — to force the hand of President Obama. The result: legal protection for nearly 1 million people. Meet the young woman behind DACA.
2 minutes | 2 months ago
Art Of Power Trailer
Art of Power. They changed the world. So can you. Each week, award-winning journalist Aarti Shahani meets fascinating humans who've done big things. They answer two questions: (1) How does power work in the real world, anyway? (2) How has wielding power changed you? The movement begins here. Listen now. Let your volcano erupt.
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