Former NBC CEO Bob Wright lost his wife, Suzanne, to pancreatic cancer earlier this year, and on this episode, he wants to know why so little progress has been made in the last 50 years against a disease with such a high mortality rate.
Bishop Michael Curry is the leader of the Episcopalian church, and as we head into the new year, he's here to tell us how the teachings of Jesus just might help create change.This episode is brought to you by Children International (www.children.org/give).
In 2007, everything changed. At least, that’s according to journalist Tom Friedman, who tells David in this episode how 2007 was the single greatest technological inflection point since the printing press—and how we all missed it.This episode is brought to you by Proper Cloth ( www.propercloth.com/gregory ).
We hear about ISIS all the time - but what is it really like, and how dangerous is it? Journalist Joby Warrick has been covering the Middle East and national security for decades, and in this episode he talks to David about just how we should be dealing with the extremist group.This episode is brought to you by Children’s International ( www.children.org/give ), SockFancy ( www.sockfancy.com/gregory ), and Proper Cloth ( www.proper... Read more
For Thanksgiving, we're revisiting a conversation David had with Patty Stonesifer. She had a successful career at Microsoft, but Stonesifer gave it all up to run a not-for-profit in Washington, D.C.In this episode, she talks to David about how her organization is trying to increase access to food - and how we can do the same around the country.This episode is brought to you by Children’s International, SockFancy, Proper Cloth, and ... Read more
At 24 Winston Churchill was looking for a fight – and he found a war in South Africa. He was captured, escaped, saved a train full of people and became a national hero. David talks to writer and journalist Candice Millard about the adventure that helped make Winston Churchill a world leader.This episode is brought to you by Children’s International, Goedeker’s, and Proper Cloth.
NY Times columnist Nick Kristof spent the past year writing against Trump, but tells David, his side got it wrong - and we should give Trump a chance.This episode is brought to you by Children’s International, Goedeker’s, and Proper Cloth.
When you think of evangelicals in America, you probably picture white, ultraconservative Trump supporters. But Christian writer and political activist Jim Wallis is something completely different -- and he wants you to know that that's not what evangelism is all about.This episode is brought to you by Children’s International and Goedeker’s.
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has created intimate portraits of many presidents. Here she and David talk about the state of the 2016 race -- and remembers the time she caught LBJ in a lie.This episode is brought to you by Children’s International, Goedeker’s, and Kabbage.
You may be wondering just how we got here - and Ron Brownstein, senior editor of The Atlantic, is here to explain exactly what’s going on in 2016. And you may be surprised to learn what, according to Ron, actually matters (like wedge issues) and what doesn’t (like the candidates themselves).This episode is brought to you by Kabbage
As an ambassador, David Saperstein meets with leaders around the world. And he says his background as a rabbi has let him make deeper connections. He and David Gregory talk about the threats to religious freedom.This episode is brought to you by Kabbage.
Nicolle Wallace is a power player in Republican politics: she was communications chief for George W. Bush and a senior advisor on John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. In this episode, she talks to David about what it was like working with Sarah Palin, and what they might have gotten wrong in trying to change her public image.Also, David Gregory does a pretty good W. impression.
Lawrence Wright knows a lot about terrorism - because he's been covering it for decades. In this episode, he talks to David about interviewing Osama bin Laden's business manager, and how covering covering religion changed his own thoughts on religion.
Every four years, documentarian Michael Kirk tells the life story of the two candidates for president - and he just finished his film about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. He tells David what he learned about their backgrounds, and how knowing the full story helps us understand them better today.You can watch FRONTLINE’s “The Choice 2016” on PBS this Tuesday, September 27 at 9/8c.This episode is brought to you by The Great Course... Read more
Charlie Sykes is one of the most prominent conservative talk show hosts in Wisconsin - but he took on Donald Trump. In this episode, he talks to David about what he thinks conservative media has gotten wrong this election.This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses.
Comedian, journalist, podcast host: W. Kamau Bell has lots of jobs. He hopes that some of his words and stories inspire the conversations we all need to have about the issues in America. In this episode, David and Kamau have one of those conversations.This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses.
Islamic Exceptionalism is the title of scholar Shadi Hamid’s book that tries to understand the rise of Islam as a political force around the world. He and David discuss what democracy looks like in the Arab world, and the difference between Islamic spirituality and Islamic identity.This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses.
Guy Raz has covered conflicts all over the world for NPR, but now he hosts a show called The TED Radio Hour, which is about big ideas. In this episode, he and David talk about how these big ideas fit into their lives.This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses.
Patty Stonesifer had a successful career at Microsoft - and she gave it all up to run a not-for-profit in Washington, DC. In this episode, she talks to David about her efforts to increase access to food, and how we can emulate that around the country.This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses and Helix Sleep.
Steve Case helped invent AOL, and it was successful partly because he could predict the future so well. In this episode, he does a little more future-telling with David.This episode is sponsored by Trunkclub and Harry's.