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What Could Go Right?
52 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
S3. Ep. 10: The Fix for Crypto, Healthcare, and Equal Opportunity with Avik Roy
What does crypto mean for the future of banking? Why isn’t there an “Uber” for healthcare? Is negative economic growth necessarily bad? Today we’re joined by Avik Roy, President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, to explore these questions. Plus, Sierra Leone pushes for change, Congress passes a “Bombshell” bill, and the 8 billionth person is born. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
51 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
S3. Ep. 9: Moving Away from Toxicity: Recapping the Midterms with Steve Clemons
Are Americans truly done with "angertainment" and toxic politicians? Is democracy safe? Where does the United States go from here? Founding Editor at Large of Semafor and former Editor at Large of “The Hill” and “The Atlantic” Steve Clemons joins us to react to the midterm results and analyze their impact. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
46 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
S3. Ep. 8: Democracy on the Ballot, Climate Change, and Salary Transparency
Will the COP27 conference strengthen action against global warming? Is democracy really on the ballot? And as crime remains a concern for many Americans, what's really going on? Join Zachary Karabell and Emma Varvaloucas as they examine what's happening today. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
53 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
S3. Ep. 7: World Energy, Student Loans, and Iran with Reza Aslan
Is the world’s energy situation as bad as we think? What’s going on with student debt relief? And why aren’t we paying more attention to Iran? We’re joined by Reza Aslan, leading expert in world religions, writer, and professor, to talk about the current, and former, Iranian struggles for freedom. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
51 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
S3. Ep. 6: Midterms, Gerrymandering, Bias, and Conspiracy with Sharon McMahon
Social media sensation and former high school government and law teacher Sharon McMahon joins us to discuss the need for a better understanding of how the government works. Plus, what to expect for the midterms, the latest on gerrymandering, and an encouraging trend in US military mental health programs. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
50 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
S3. Ep. 5: Space News, Hearing Aids, and a Changing Tomorrow with Jason Feifer
How is NASA propelling us into the future? Who is next to legalize same-sex marriage? Plus, we hear from the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, Jason Feifer, about how to embrace change without waiting for a crisis to push us forward. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
54 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
S3. Ep. 4: Pardons, Guaranteed Income, and "Superabundance" with Gale L. Pooley and Marian L. Tupy
Has anything changed since #metoo started? When is Indigenous Peoples Day? What's the deal with guaranteed income? Plus, maybe the world is doing better than we thought. Authors of the book "Superabundance," Gale L. Pooley and Marian L. Tupy, argue that we are capable of more progress the more the world's population grows. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
43 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
S3. Ep. 3: Why Is Violent Crime Rising? with Jennifer Doleac
Is Italy returning to fascism? Are we closer to a cure for cancer? And why is the violent crime rate climbing in the US? Economist Jennifer Doleac talks us though her research on the economics of crime and discrimination. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
49 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
S3. Ep. 2: Legalizing Marijuana, Electric Cars, and What’s Going on with California? with Sen. Robert Hertzberg
How has the experiment to legalize marijuana gone? Do schoolchildren need more sleep? Why is California suddenly doing all the things? Plus, bans to usher in a future of electric cars, bail reform, and tackling homelessness with Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Robert Hertzberg. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
55 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
S3. Ep. 1: Vaccine Equity and Bipartisan Reality with Rep. Eric Swalwell and Gov. Jeff Colyer
What's the impact of the new malaria vaccine with "world-changing" potential? Was there a lack of scrutiny over the worldwide Covid vaccine rollouts? Is there an update on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals? Plus, we talk with Congressman Eric Swalwell and Jeff Colyer, former Governor of Kansas, about the process, practicalities, and hope for a bipartisan future. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
1 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
"What Could Go Right?" Is Back!
We're back to discussing the central issues of our era, including sustainability, polarization, work, the economy, and making a case for a brighter future. Join us every week as we look at what's happening worldwide, talk with a diverse panel of experts, and ask the question: what could go right? What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
69 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
S2. Ep. 13: The New Space Race with Ché Bolden
Will space travel and exploration be left to the 'billionaire boys club'? Executive Director of the Inter Astra group and 26-year Marine Corps veteran Ché Bolden shares with us his views on the future of space. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
65 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
S2. Ep. 12: Facing America's Biggest Challenges with Victoria Pratt & Lauren Leader
After a string of heartbreaking news in the United States, are we doomed to fear, anger, and a descent into gridlocked politics? Today, Judge Victoria Pratt, an advocate for reforming the criminal justice system, and Lauren Leader, the cofounder and CEO of All In Together, discuss America's biggest challenges and how each have enacted change in large, complex systems. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
63 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
S2. Ep. 11: The Interfaith Imperative with Eboo Patel
How can we live with people who are different from us? Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith America and former faith adviser to President Barack Obama, believes that interfaith living is essential to our collective well-being in an ethnically, racially, and ideologically diverse democracy. And in the United States, we actually do it quite well already. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
65 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
S2. Ep. 10: Wisdom for Smart Tech with Ayesha Khanna
Web3 is seen by many as the future of the internet. Others understand the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) as the first step to a robot takeover. Where's the balance between these two reactions? This week, AI expert, CEO of ADDO AI, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Media, Entertainment, and Culture Ayesha Khanna joins us to wade through the hype around cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, robots, and more and talk through global leadership on new tech rollouts. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
59 minutes | May 25, 2022
S2. Ep. 9: Race in America, 2 Years After George Floyd with Theodore R. Johnson
How do we grapple with the most challenging issues surrounding race, political division, equality, and more? Theodore R. Johnson, author, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and retired commander in the US Navy, joins us to make a compelling case for a national solidarity necessary to mitigate racism and fulfill the American Promise. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
70 minutes | May 18, 2022
S2. Ep. 8: The Philanthropic Moment with Rachel Pritzker and David Callahan
Is philanthropy helpful? Looking at the giving data during the pandemic as well as the billionaire class philanthropy trends and small-dollar individual political donations, what are the pros and cons of philanthropy? Joining us in this conversation are Rachel Pritzker, founder and president of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, and David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, to talk through some of the advantages and disadvantages we see in today's giving economy. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
60 minutes | May 11, 2022
S2. Ep. 7: Global Trade: The Race to the Top with Gregg Easterbrook
Are we in an unprecedented era of military peace on the seas? Gregg Easterbrook, a prolific author and a writer and editor at The Atlantic for over 40 years, shares how the Navy, innovation, space travel, and prosperity go hand in hand. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
67 minutes | May 4, 2022
S2. Ep. 6: Pandemic "Retrospective" with Nicholas Christakis and Ezekiel Emanuel
Are we moving "out of the pandemic phase" of COVID-19? Today we talk with the Director of the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, Nicholas Christakis, and Special Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization, Ezekiel Emanuel, about what we've learned over the past two years and where we can go from here. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
62 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
S2. Ep. 5: The Information Horizon with Tyler Cowen
What's coming next? We sit down with a modern renaissance man, economist, and podcaster Tyler Cowen to participate in what he calls his greatest pleasure: information extraction. We pick his brain on everything from mRNA to housing bubbles to literature. "The world," he tells us, "has never been more optimistic than it is now." What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
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