Modern Ruhles with Stephanie Ruhle: Compelling Conversations in Culturally Complicated Times

Modern Ruhles with Stephanie Ruhle: Compelling Conversations in Culturally Complicated Times

MSNBC anchor and NBC News Senior Business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle hosts compelling conversations for these culturally complicated times. From mental health and parenting, to a widening gender gap, and rampant misinformation on social media – we’re getting comfortable talking about the uncomfortable. And we’re doing it with help of experts and thought-provoking contributors to the opinion and analysis site NBC Think.

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September 4, 2019 2 min

In Modern Ruhles, MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent Stephanie Ruhle brings her characteristic curiosity, empathy and insight to some of today’s thorniest, most complex conversations.

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In this episode, Stephanie Ruhle speaks to journalist Dana Canedy, musician Questlove, and comedian Michael Ian Black about how to traverse the cultural minefields around us with genuine care and concern, and why simply having good intentions isn’t good enough.

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From Wall Street to the military and the media, no industry has come out of the #MeToo movement unchanged. In this episode, Stephanie talks to actor and activist Amber Tamblyn, journalist Joanna Coles, and professor Scott Galloway about the progress the movement has inspired since it launched just two years ago, and what a post #MeToo world might look like. 

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 In this episode, Stephanie speaks with authors of I Think You’re Wrong, But I’m Listening Sara Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, comedian Michael Ian Black, and president of activist group Color of Change Rashad Robinson about the powers and pitfalls of social media. 

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The title “feminist” can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some women, it’s not a title they think includes them. In this episode, Stephanie speaks with founder of The Female Quotient Shelley Zalis, comedian Michael Ian Black, and Stephanie’s own mother, Louise Ruhle, to discuss modern feminism and its impact not just on women…but men, too.

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Traditional masculinity has always dictated that boys have to be macho or tough. But times are changing…In this episode, Stephanie sits down with Roots drummer Questlove, actor and author of the book Manhood, Terry Crews, and advocate Shaun Dougherty to discuss how to combat toxic masculinity and the changing definition of what it means to be a man today.

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The privilege we are born with – or acquire along the way – is often difficult to identify and acknowledge…but even more challenging to give up. In this episode, Stephanie Ruhle gets personal with her own husband, Andy Hubbard, founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, and CEO of Robin Hood Foundation Wes Moore to discuss how to challenge the power structures in place so that everyone can have a seat at the table.

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Capitalism is fueled by self-interest, which leaves little room for morality when it comes to the leaders driving some of America’s most successful businesses. But social media and the rise of Twitter boycotts could be changing that, as consumers hold today’s leaders to a higher standard. In this episode, Stephanie chats with business professor Scott Galloway, activist Rashad Robinson, and Shaun Dougherty about how morality is insp...

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We are taught from an early age the importance of saying you’re sorry, and forgiving those who have wronged you. But is there such thing as an unforgiveable act? And who does that impact more – the perpetrator, or the one wronged? In the final episode of the season, Stephanie speaks with Nicole Hockley, who lost her son at Sandy Hook and has since founded Sandy Hook Promise, and Alice Johnson, who served 20 years of a life sentence...

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December 10, 2019 29 min

Earlier this season, Stephanie spoke with her friend Scott Galloway—an entrepreneur, author, and professor—about the #MeToo movement and moral leadership. Their fast-paced, wide-ranging conversation also covered income inequality, parenting, white male privilege, and a lot more.

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December 17, 2019 34 min

Stephanie spoke with advocate Shaun Dougherty earlier this season about masculinity and faith and moral leadership, but their full conversation was much deeper. In this bonus episode, Shaun shares more about how and why advocacy for child sexual abuse victims has become his life’s work, and why focusing our anger at the institutions that propagate harm may be more effective than pinpointing it on the individuals who do harm.

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November 4, 2020 2 min

MSNBC anchor and NBC News Senior Business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle is making sense of these complicated times through honest and compelling conversations with thought-provoking guests.

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November 12, 2020 15 min

Stephanie is joined by former Republican strategist and co-founder of the Lincoln Project, Steve Schmidt on the eve of the 2020 election to discuss his anxieties and expectations. They reunite one week later to reflect on the results and discuss what 70 million votes for Trump could mean for the future of Trumpism.  

 

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November 19, 2020 20 min

Stephanie speaks with writer, NBC THINK contributor and mother of two children Danielle Campoamor about the challenges parents, particularly moms, are facing during the pandemic. And they discuss some alarming trends that suggest COVID is disproportionately affecting women. 

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With a Covid-19 vaccine on the horizon, Stephanie speaks with public health expert and professor of epidemiology at Kent State University, Tara Smith, about the misinformation campaign launched against a potential COVID vaccine. And they discuss how misinformation spreads on social media and why it threatens the success of a future vaccine program.

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December 3, 2020 14 min

Stephanie is joined by MSNBC Columnist Liz Plank to discuss how sex and dating have changed during COVID. And Liz shares her experience of meeting her long-term boyfriend on a social distance date during quarantine. 

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Stephanie is joined by Donald K. Sherman, deputy director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and former government oversight and ethics lawyer, to discuss how holdover Trump political appointees could exercise their power in a Biden Administration. And they take a closer look corruption and accountability in Washington.

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December 18, 2020 19 min

Stephanie opens up about what it was like for her and her family to test positive for COVID-19. And she speaks with the Dean of Brown University School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha, about the failure to implement organized testing and tracing, and the burden it places on American families.

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December 31, 2020 24 min

Stephanie is joined by Dan Ariely – a behavioral economist and the James B. Duke Professor of psychology at Duke University – to discuss how human behavior and motivation played a role in our response to Covid, and why the nation needs an official Covid memorial day.  

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January 14, 2021 26 min

Stephanie is joined by journalist and author of 'Fascism Today,' Shane Burley, for an in-depth look at right-wing extremism in the U.S. and the motives of far-right hate groups, like those behind the Capitol riot, which left five people dead.

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