Podcast: Economics & Beyond

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Anna Deavere Smith

Jun 1, 2020

Dramatist and NYU professor Anna Deavere Smith talks to Rob Johnson about the power of storytelling in times of crisis.

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Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar: The Surveillance Economy

May 28, 2020

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James Manyika

James Manyika: Towards a 21st Century Social Contract

May 28, 2020

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Jacqueline Edwards

Jacqueline Edwards: Technology, Inspired Learning and Opportunity

May 27, 2020

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Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas: Finding Strength through Vulnerability

May 26, 2020

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Camilla Toulmin

Camilla Toulmin on African Development

May 22, 2020

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Alan Light

Alan Light: The Changing Youth Culture of Music

May 21, 2020

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Nelson Barbosa

Nelson Barbosa: How the Pandemic Shook Faith in the Market

May 20, 2020

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Folashade Soule

Folashade Soule-Kohndou: Africa in a Pandemic World

May 19, 2020

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Ed Pavlic

May 18, 2020

Rob Johnson talks to poet and scholar Ed Pavlic about how the pandemic’s physical distancing requirement forces us to reassess all of our relationships and how racism and inequality intensify the pandemic’s effects

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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.

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Ashley Monet & Brandon Dixon

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

May 14, 2020

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Benjamin Grant

Benjamin Grant: Envisioning the Pandemic and the Planet

May 13, 2020

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Naomi Klein & Avi Lews

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

May 12, 2020

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Dani Rodrik

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

May 11, 2020

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Henry Ponder

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

May 8, 2020

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Peter Bofinger

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

May 7, 2020

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Rohinton Medhora

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

May 6, 2020

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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.

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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.

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Danny Quah

Danny Quah: Why the Ferrari Economy Failed

May 1, 2020

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Tolu Olubunmi

Tolu Olubunmi: Africa’s Crisis of Confidence

Apr 30, 2020

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john powell

john powell on Liberty and Equality in a Pandemic

Apr 29, 2020

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Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent on Shifting Values in a Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

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Adair Turner

Adair Turner: When Supply and Demand Both Crash

Apr 27, 2020

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Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz: An Economy without Spare Tires

Apr 22, 2020

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Michael Spence

Too Little, Too Late, Again with Michael Spence

Apr 22, 2020

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Roman Frydman

Uncertainty Economics for an Uncertain Time with Roman Frydman

Apr 22, 2020

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Jayati Ghosh

Apr 22, 2020

Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and member of INET’s Global Commission on Economic Transformation, talks to Rob about the unique way the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting developing countries. They also discuss the developing global economic crisis, and the way young people in particular are responding.

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Matt Stoller

Apr 22, 2020

Matt Stoller, Research Director at the American Economic Liberties Project and author of the book, Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, talks with Rob about how the pandemic is affecting the power of monopolies in our politics and economics, and the paths forward as supply chain issues are laid bare.

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John Ralston Saul

Class, Inequality, and the Pandemic with John Ralston Saul

Apr 22, 2020

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Gerald Horne

Jazz and Social Justice with Gerald Horne

Apr 22, 2020