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Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.

Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.
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Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.

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English


Episodes

What Would the Founders Think of Today's America?

11/13/2018
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Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson. What were America’s Founders like as individuals? And what would they think of American democracy today?

Duration:00:52:17

The New Science of Psychedelics

11/6/2018
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Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, focuses on psychedelic drugs in his most recent book.

Duration:00:58:26

Stopping Hate in an Era of Fragmentation

10/30/2018
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The deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is the latest hate crime in an especially atrocious period. The number of hate crimes against religious minority communities has surged.

Duration:00:52:08

Off Stage 8: Tackling Twitter’s Bots

10/26/2018
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How can tackling Twitter bots help unite a divided nation? Tech entrepreneur Ash Bhat explains his efforts to combat online threats.

Duration:00:15:54

Off Stage 7: How to Get off Your Screen

10/26/2018
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Tristan Harris, founder of the Center for Humane Technology, says the apps we use on our devices everyday aren't just taking our time, they're causing loneliness.

Duration:00:19:52

Off Stage 6: The Menace of Disinformation

10/26/2018
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With the midterm elections around the corner, should internet users be on alert for fake news?

Duration:00:20:57

The Cultural Revolution We Need

10/23/2018
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The forces of division have been tearing America's social fabric for decades. But a new coalition of community builders with a new set of beliefs is rising to turn things around.

Duration:00:56:48

How to Lead a More Meaningful Life at Work

10/16/2018
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Adam Grant is exploring “how to make work suck less.” He speaks with Aspen Skiing Company President Mike Kaplan about how to bring more meaning and creativity into the office.

Duration:00:56:16

Getting In: College Access for All

10/9/2018
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In June, the University of Chicago announced it will become test-optional. The move is part of a bigger effort to expand access to a broader talent pool of well-deserving applicants.

Duration:00:47:36

How Women in the Media Are Tackling #MeToo

10/2/2018
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News reporters have covered the #MeToo movement since it gained ground one year ago. But journalists haven’t just written about the movement, some have experienced sexual harassment and violence themselves.

Duration:00:57:59

Off Stage 3: The Year of the Woman

10/2/2018
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Rebecca Traister’s new book "Good and Mad" details how women’s anger has erupted into the public conversation. In this Off Stage interview on women, she tells guest host Susan Page why women are “furious."

Duration:00:26:52

Larry Summers on Trade, Tariffs, and the Economy

9/25/2018
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Former treasury secretary Larry Summers has been vocal about his disagreements with the current direction of US economic policy, particularly in the areas of trade, tariffs, and the rethinking of international agreements on commerce and investment.

Duration:00:51:21

Off Stage 5: Journalism “More Important than Ever”

9/21/2018
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New York Times Deputy Managing Editor Rebecca Blumenstein talks with guest host Susan Page about fake news, covering Trump, and what advice she would give to young women entering the news business.

Duration:00:19:53

Off Stage 4: How to Ensure the Survival of Democracy

9/21/2018
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Global economist Dambisa Moyo says democracy is in crisis around the world. In this special episode, she's interviewed by guest host Susan Page.

Duration:00:18:31

Off Stage 3: The Year of the Woman

9/21/2018
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Rebecca Traister’s new book "Good and Mad" details how women’s anger has erupted into the public conversation. In our first Off Stage interview on women, she tells guest host Susan Page why women are “furious."

Duration:00:26:52

Citizenship Without Certainty

9/18/2018
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What does it mean to be American? How is that story best told and understood?

Duration:00:54:10

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White (Rebroadcast)

9/11/2018
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What role does faith play in bringing people together? Reverend Adam Hamilton pastors the largest United Methodist church in America. Within his Kansas congregation, he observes deep divisions that reflect the larger disunity in our nation.

Duration:00:59:31

Is There a Path out of Afghanistan and Iraq?

9/4/2018
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This spring marked the 15th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan has gone on long enough that children born after 9/11 are now old enough to enlist in the military.

Duration:00:56:18

From Tragedy to Hope: A Conversation with Robert Runcie

8/29/2018
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Broward County School District Superintendent Robert Runcie remembers clearly the events of February 14, 2018. That’s the day a gunman killed seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Duration:00:50:13

Sal Khan: Education Reimagined

8/28/2018
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Sal Khan’s career journey took him from finance to the classroom. The former hedge fund manager now runs the nonprofit Khan Academy, which provides free online education.

Duration:00:49:58