Podcast: Economics & Beyond


Cornel West

May 15, 2020

Philosopher, author, and activist Dr. Cornel West talks to Rob Johnson about what the Christian concept of love can offer during a pandemic. They also discuss financialization, militarization, and the commodification of religion.


Ashley Monet & Brandon Dixon

Ashley Monet & Brandon Dixon: Artistic Healing and the Future of Detroit

May 14, 2020


Benjamin Grant

Benjamin Grant: Envisioning the Pandemic and the Planet

May 13, 2020


Naomi Klein & Avi Lews

Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis: A High-Tech Coronavirus Dystopia – Technology and Surveillance Meet the Shock Doctrine

May 12, 2020


Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik: The Future of Developing Countries and Globalization After the Pandemic

May 11, 2020


Henry Ponder

Henry Ponder: The Past, The Challenges, and the Future of the University

May 8, 2020


Peter Bofinger

Peter Bofinger: Europe’s Economic Crisis and What Needs to Be Done

May 7, 2020


Rohinton Medhora

Rohinton Medhora: The Failure of Global Cooperation in a Time of Crisis

May 6, 2020


Susan Piver

May 5, 2020

Susan Piver—a writer on meditation and Buddhist teachings and founder of the Open Heart Project—talks to Rob about how Buddhist ideas of being grounded in the present can help us get through the uncertain times of this pandemic.


Andrew Sheng

May 4, 2020

After the Thirty Year’s War, Europeans turned to rationalism and ushered in the Scientific Revolution. Talking to Rob, Andrew Sheng, Director of the George Town Institute of Open and Advanced Studies in Penang, says that the pandemic could do the same, as experts and scientists recapture lost esteem. But it would be a different science, which focuses more on the interconnectedness of everything.


Danny Quah

Danny Quah: Why the Ferrari Economy Failed

May 1, 2020


Tolu Olubunmi

Tolu Olubunmi: Africa’s Crisis of Confidence

Apr 30, 2020


john powell

john powell on Liberty and Equality in a Pandemic

Apr 29, 2020


Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent on Shifting Values in a Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020