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In such a divided society, finding common ground can feel like an impossible task. But the Aspen Institute is trying to fix that by working across the globe, bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view, to work together and find solutions to our world's most complex challenges. Join hosts Marci Krivonen and Zach St. Louis as they travel through the Institute's halls and learn from people doing this work to make the world a better place.

In such a divided society, finding common ground can feel like an impossible task. But the Aspen Institute is trying to fix that by working across the globe, bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view, to work together and find solutions to our world's most complex challenges. Join hosts Marci Krivonen and Zach St. Louis as they travel through the Institute's halls and learn from people doing this work to make the world a better place.
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In such a divided society, finding common ground can feel like an impossible task. But the Aspen Institute is trying to fix that by working across the globe, bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view, to work together and find solutions to our world's most complex challenges. Join hosts Marci Krivonen and Zach St. Louis as they travel through the Institute's halls and learn from people doing this work to make the world a better place.

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Episodes

Beyond a Level Playing Field

10/10/2018
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How would sports change if athletes of all genders were able to compete side by side?

Duration:00:24:26

The Old West: Reshaping the Myth

9/27/2018
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Rugged cowboys, high-noon gun fights, and Manifest Destiny—all images of the Old West in America. But what did the 19th century in the West really look like?

Duration:00:15:08

What is the Aspen Institute?

9/25/2018
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On the Season 2 premiere of Aspen Insight, The Aspen Institute's new President and CEO Dan Porterfield discusses his vision for the organization and how it can make demonstrable impact in the world.

Duration:00:13:59

Using Music to Tackle Hate

5/17/2018
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A Muslim youth choir and an Aspen Institute program are working to bring religious groups together.

Duration:00:16:38

Make Way for These Changemakers

4/19/2018
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What does it look like when people rise to the challenge and tackle problems in their communities and around the world?

Duration:00:29:00

Taxation and Investigation

3/15/2018
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leading the probe into Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign. Garrett Graff was one of the first journalists to closely follow his career, and leads the Aspen Institute Cybersecurity & Technology Program.

Duration:00:27:26

This Land Is Our Land

2/14/2018
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Two former members of Congress — a Republican and a Democrat — describe how they worked across the aisle and suggest ways to tackle today's deep partisanship. And Native American youth from Montana to Alaska are working to build healthier communities.

Duration:00:28:54

Speaking Up

1/18/2018
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What is the best way to speak up and navigate difficult conversations? This episode examines how breaking the silence about sexual harassment is leading to change, along with the best ways to engage those with whom we disagree.

Duration:00:32:37

Finding Power

12/21/2017
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What drives us to find a sense of power we didn’t know was there? It could be a crisis, or feeling unequal or left out. In some cases, the power we discover inspires us to write.

Duration:00:35:29

Survival Stories

11/20/2017
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The toll of the opioid drug crisis in America is far-reaching. We talk to a mother who battled addiction during pregnancy, and policy experts who are working to solve this epidemic. What’s can we do to win this battle? War in East Congo forced Robert Hakiza from his home. His new life as a refugee in Uganda was plagued with problems until he realized he could turn despair into action. What’s the likelihood of a sixth mass extinction? Some say it’s already underway. We talk to Collin...

Duration:00:31:57

Keeping Watch: Cybersecurity, Creativity, and the Press

10/19/2017
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Who is watching us when we aren’t looking? And what can we learn from keeping an attentive eye on the world around us? This episode features the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, advice on how to stay safe online, what's new in a college basketball scandal, and how young Syrian journalists are digging up the truth in their war-torn country.

Duration:00:44:16

Confronting Our History

9/21/2017
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How do we have difficult conversations about race in America today? In our debut episode, Clarence B. Jones, a close advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., discusses what it was like to work with King in the 1960s and why Americans continue to grapple with talking about race.

Duration:00:42:03

Introducing "Aspen Insight"

9/8/2017
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In a world where finding common ground can feel impossible, the Aspen Institute brings people with different points of view together to grapple with society's most complex problems. Join co-hosts Marci Krivonen and Zach St. Louis on this new podcast as they learn from the experts who pass through the Institute's halls.

Duration:00:02:16