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47 minutes | 6 hours ago
Amazon: The Prime Effect, Part 2
Who is Jeff Bezos? In the second part of our series Amazon: The Prime Effect, we learn about the man who built Amazon and the innovation he brings to everything. Brad Stone joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Also Featuring: Janet Slifka, director of research science in the Alexa A.I. division at Amazon.
48 minutes | a day ago
Liz Cheney, The Big Election Lie And The Future Of The GOP
Marginalizing Trump critics. Changing election law. Embracing lies. What does it mean to be a Republican in 2021? And what does that say about where the party is headed? Cas Mudde, Jack Beatty and Pippa Norris join Meghna Chakrabarti.
48 minutes | 2 days ago
What To Know About Kids And COVID Vaccines
The FDA issues an emergency authorization for kids and the COVID vaccine. Does the rush to vaccinate children come with a different set of risks and benefits than with adults?
47 minutes | 3 days ago
In Author Ian Manuel's 'My Time Will Come,' Reflections On Life In Solitary Confinement
Ian Manuel was placed in solitary confinement for a crime he committed just after the seventh grade. For 18 years, he lived in a 7-by-10-foot room. For 18 years, he did not have a window. Now, he’s telling his story about his life and experience in solitary confinement. Ian Manuel and Tammie Gregg join Meghna Chakrabarti.
13 minutes | 6 days ago
First Person: The Sounds, Tastes And Biology Of Cicadas
It's been 17 years since we last heard the sound of the cicada. Any day now, trillions of them will emerge out of the ground in parts of the eastern and Midwestern United States. It's a wonder of nature that we get to witness once every 17 years. Now, cicadas and Brood X have been an inspiration to researchers well beyond the world of entomology. Today, we've got three stories on the remarkable things humankind has learned from these insects.
47 minutes | 6 days ago
They Sing, Mate, Then Die: The Wonders Of The Cicada
After 17 years underground, periodical cicadas are emerging in 15 states. They sing. Mate. Then die. We hear the wonders of the period cicada. Jessica Ware joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
48 minutes | 7 days ago
How To Return To Normalcy Without Herd Immunity
The U.S. may never reach herd immunity. If that's the case, how should policymakers guide the return to normal?
47 minutes | 8 days ago
How Reforming Qualified Immunity Could Transform Policing In America
For more than half a century, so-called qualified immunity has shielded police officers from lawsuits. Now, Congress and some state houses are considering changing that.
48 minutes | 9 days ago
The Future Of Work: Where You Want It To Be
It’s long been presumed that people will move to places where there are jobs. But is that changing? In a post-pandemic world, will we see a shift to jobs moving to where people are? Rana Foroohar joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
21 minutes | 10 days ago
Pod Extra: Dr. Anthony Fauci On The 'Mystical Terminology Of Herd Immunity'
The United States is at a new inflection point in the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health experts are beginning to say that the country may not reach so-called "vaccine-mediated herd immunity." In this special podcast exclusive, Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss herd immunity, potential measures to help guide public health decisions and more.
49 minutes | 10 days ago
How The Extreme Wealth Gap Harms Us All
Mother Jones’ senior editor Michael Mechanic set out to understand the ultra-rich. He says their wealth is harming them, too.
48 minutes | 13 days ago
Rural Internet Access: How To Get Broadband Across America
The internet is essential for modern life. Yet millions of Americans who live rural areas don't have access to it. Does the Biden administration's infrastructure plan have what will it take to get broadband to the hardest to reach places? Cathy Trimble, Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Keith Gabbard join Meghna Chakrabarti.
48 minutes | 14 days ago
Biden's 100 Days: What We've Learned About The Man, President And Country
Biden's first 100 days. Has President Biden reached his goals?
48 minutes | 15 days ago
Exploring Mars To Better Understand Earth
NASA scientists are on an ambitious hunt for evidence of ancient Martian microbes. What they discover could transform our understanding of life back here on Earth.
48 minutes | 16 days ago
What Anti-Protest Bills Reveal About The State Of U.S. Democracy
Attempts to discourage protests are appearing all around the country. In the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers in 34 states have introduced more than 80 anti-protest bills.
11 minutes | 17 days ago
First Person: Litigator David Boies On Antitrust, Tech And The Government V. Microsoft
In part one of our series The Prime Effect, we focused on Amazon's power as the largest retailer in the world. But of course, it's not just a retailer. Amazon is a massive technology company, and it's facing government scrutiny into whether the company's use of its size and power violate antitrust laws. Now, this isn't the first time the government has asked such questions of a tech company. In fact, one of the most famous antitrust cases in U.S. history involves another tech company headquartered a mere 15 miles from Seattle: Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft. We recently spoke with the litigator the government brought in back in the 1990s for the Microsoft case. That litigator's name is David Boies.
50 minutes | 17 days ago
Amazon: The Prime Effect, Part 1
It’s not just a retailer. So what is Amazon? Hear part one in our series on how Amazon is changing the way we shop, work and live. New installments air every 2 weeks.
48 minutes | 20 days ago
Rethinking American Cyber Security
When Russian Intelligence used a Texas company’s software update to launch a cyberattack against the U.S. last December, it showed just how vulnerable the U.S. is to cyberattacks. We discuss what the U.S. needs to do to protect our digital infrastructure. Sen. Angus King, Nicole Perlroth and Dmitri Alperovitch join Kimberly Atkins.
49 minutes | 21 days ago
The Psychology Of Climate Change
Climate change presents a grim future. We know what we’re up against, yet our impulse is to look away, to say we’ll worry about it later. The psychology of climate change and how to engage. Renee Lertzman and Rosimar Rios-Berrios join Kimberly Atkins.
47 minutes | 22 days ago
The Chauvin Verdict, Accountability And What Police Reform In America Should Look Like
A jury finds former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd. We discuss America’s reckoning with racism and policing after the Chauvin verdict. Nina Moini, Paige Fernandez, Vaughn Dickerson and Heather Taylor join Kimberly Atkins.
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