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Darrick Hamilton: The Blueprint For a Better Society

[unable to retrieve full-text content]*This episode contains explicit language* Hearing President Trump tell it, you’d be forgiven if you thought the U.S. economy is in a boom like we’ve never before witnessed. But that’s very much not the case, says Professor Darrick Hamilton, executive director of the Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the […]

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Turning the Page on Climate, With Robinson Meyer and Christy Goldfuss

published on 2019-04-18T10:27:45Z The tides are changing in how we’re thinking about climate change. Something strange happened late in 2018, when Americans—responding to a surge of extreme weather, a damning government report on temperature rise, and an excitement around the Green New Deal—experienced a similar surge in awareness (and fear) about climate change. That awareness […]

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Igor Volsky: Building a Future with Fewer Guns

published on 2019-04-11T10:57:27Z If you’re a fan of this podcast, you probably recognize this week’s guest. Having just finished his debut book, “Guns Down,” Igor Volsky, a former Thinking CAP co-host and current executive director of Guns Down America, joined the pod to discuss his new project and lay out his vision to reduce the […]

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Live from SXSW: What Should We Expect From the Police?

published on 2019-03-14T10:45:18Z It’s the year 2019 and we still can’t answer a fundamental question: what should our society expect from our police officers and departments? Ed spent the weekend in Austin, TX, to host a panel at this year’s installment of the famed South By Southwest conference alongside Josie Duffy Rice, Dr. Phillip Attiba […]

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Carlos Maza and the Fox News White House

[unable to retrieve full-text content]“Everything is broken,” laments Vox correspondent Carlos Maza on this week’s pod. Maza has reason to feel jaded: He’s spent hours—days, even—watching Fox News pundits feed on-air talking points straight to the Oval Office, where President Donald Trump gleefully parrots the network’s daily affirmations without a second thought. In this episode, […]

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Candice Jones: 'It's Been a Month'

published on 2019-02-28T11:32:30Z As another Black History Month comes to an inauspicious close, Candice Jones, the president and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation, stopped by the pod to drop some much-needed optimism in our lives. In this episode, Candice reflects on the tumultuous Black History Month we just endured, what it’s like to be […]

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Representation Matters: In Conversation With the Cast of Netflix’s ‘One Day At a Time’

published on 2019-02-21T12:00:50Z It’s a golden age of television, the common refrain goes. But for some traditionally marginalized communities, there’s nothing golden about not seeing yourself reflected in the shows you watch and stories you see. ‘One Day At a Time,’ a Netflix reimagining of the hit 70s show of the same name, is seeking […]

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Jon Lovett on the Dumbest Criminals

published on 2019-02-14T11:51:07Z When Jon Lovett left his gig as speechwriter to President Barack Obama to write for television in Hollywood, he wasn’t entirely sure a career in politics was in his immediate professional future. Clearly, Lovett is back, and the media company he co-founded with a few White House colleagues, Crooked, has taken off […]

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Mayor Eric Garcetti: From the Ground Up

published on 2019-02-11T12:18:48Z Fresh off of an announcement that he would not seek the U.S. presidency in 2020—as well as the fall of his beloved Los Angeles Rams in last week’s rather forgettable Super Bowl—Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti made his way to Washington to tout a slate of bipartisan, comprehensive infrastructure priorities in front […]

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The Conflicting States of Our Union

published on 2019-02-06T22:38:44Z After briefly pausing her invitation to President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address while the federal government was shut down, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi allowed Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in front of Congress this week. In this episode, Daniella and Ed discuss […]

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New Year, New Congress, Stupid Trump Shutdown

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Happy New Year! There’s a new House majority in town, and their first order of business is forging a deal to reopen the government. Pressuring President Trump to let go of his so-called border “wall” to end the shutdown may prove difficult, but Sam Berger and Jesse Lee—both senior advisers at […]

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