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Episodes

  • The State of the American Worker

    Jan 29, 2014 | 30 min
    My conversation with Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • The Wondrous Woodrow Wilson

    Jan 15, 2014 | 37 min
    My conversation with A. Scott Berg, author of "Wilson,? a new biography of our 28th president.
  • Our Final Invention?

    Dec 17, 2013 | 42 min
    My conversation with James Barrat, author of ?Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence And The End Of The Human Era?.
  • The Deep Roots of Our Political Divide

    Dec 4, 2013 | 31 min
    Political psychotherapy with Jonathan Haidt, author of ?The Righteous Mind.?
  • Doubling Down on Campaign 2012

    Nov 20, 2013 | 30 min
    Behind the behind-the-scene stories of ?Double Down: Game Change 2012,? with authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
  • The Charitable Industrial Complex

    Nov 6, 2013 | 28 min
    My talk with Peter Buffet (Warren Buffet?s son) about what?s wrong with philanthropy.
  • Art as Therapy

    Oct 23, 2013 | 31 min
    My conversation with Alain de Botton, author of the new book, "Art as Therapy"
  • The Tea Party View

    Oct 8, 2013 | 32 min
    A conversation with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a leader of the Tea Party caucus.
  • Singapore?s 4 Percent Health Care Solution

    Sep 25, 2013 | 27 min
    A conversation with William Haseltine, scientist, biotech entrepreneur, and author of ?Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Health Care System?
  • The Smartest Kids in the World Are Not in the U.S.

    Sep 11, 2013 | 31 min
    My conversation with Amanda Ripley, author of the ?The Smartest Kids in the World--and How They Got That Way?
  • Quality Journalism: Dead? Or Being Painfully Reborn?

    Aug 27, 2013 | 29 min
    Steve Coll, author, New Yorker staff writer, and new dean of the Columbia Journalism School, on the future of journalism.
  • The Historical Jesus

    Aug 14, 2013 | 29 min
    Was Jesus a political radical? We talk to Reza Aslan about his controversial new book, ?Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth?
  • Thought-Controlled Computing

    Jul 26, 2013 | 29 min
    A tour of the ways we will soon control computers with our minds, and how this ?brain-computer interface? will change society. My guest is Ariel Garten, CEO of the Toronto-based company Interaxon, which is developing such devices.
  • Can America Deal With Dying?

    Jul 17, 2013 | 29 min
    Poet and essayist Meghan O?Rourke, author of the celebrated 2011 memoir ?The Long Goodbye,? talks about the literature of grief and the American style of mourning in the age of self-help.
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    Jul 16, 2013 | 29 min
  • The Republicans? Secret Weapon?

    Jul 3, 2013 | 36 min
    Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, has become the conservative ?it? boy. As the fight over the future of the Republican party takes shape, I ask him where the GOP has gone wrong, and how conservative ideas can become relevant again to the problems facing everyday Americans.
  • The Great Unwinding

    Jun 19, 2013 | 33 min
    The American institutions that built the middle class seem to be -- crumbling. Author George Packer traveled the country to find out how we're coping.
  • Will Google and Facebook Destroy the Middle Class?

    Jun 5, 2013 | 35 min
    Could the Internet defy our greatest hopes and actually be a drag on the middle class?
  • The 88 Percent

    May 22, 2013 | 24 min
    The Asian middle class will grow from roughly 500 million people today to a staggering 1.75 billion by 2020. Is the world ready?
  • The Arab Spring: Have We Missed the Real Story?

    May 8, 2013 | 16 min
    Matt Miller talks to economist Hernando de Soto about the causes of the Arab Spring, and how not being able to own things can lead to revolution.
  • The Robots Are Coming!

    Apr 19, 2013 | 22 min
    Matt Miller talks to two of the top thinkers in the emerging technology arena about what it really means for our economic future.