This show is an empowering response to anger and disgust. Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, says that you're more powerful than you think. We discuss the stories, strategies and ideas raised in his timely book, "You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen"
Bob Inglis was the U.S. Representative for South Carolina. This small-government Christian conservative from South Carolina; believes in a free-market answer to climate change. Find out more.
The economist Gernot Wagner, executive director of Harvard University's Solar Geoengineeering Research Program, makes the case for market-based climate insurance: A fix that even skeptical conservatives could love.
Sean Gobin is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served 12 years as an Infantry Rifleman and Armor Officer. In 2013, he founded Warrior Expeditions and now serves as the Chief Executive Officer.
This "Fix It" episode is about passion, what inspired our guests to pursue their work, or write that book? We revisit interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mary Roach, Emily Esfahani Smith, Rose Gowen and Karen Firestone.
Ahmed is a writer, social entrepreneur, poet, and former refugee from Iraq. He discussed being a refugee and the current political climate.
Mary Roach has been called "America's funniest science writer" by the Washington Post. Her latest book is "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War."
Harvard University Professor Edward Glaeser says "there's a war on work." Taxation, housing, regulatory and social policies aimed at improving the lives of low income Americans, he says, often remove incentives for people to get a job. We based our episode on the findings and solutions suggested in Ed's article for City Journal-- "The War on Work and How to End It."
Our guest, Megan McArdle, a columnist at Bloomberg View explains why The Affordable Care Act is flawed and that many consumers have misconceptions about the true costs of health insurance.
In this episode we look at ways to add adventure to your life . We revisit previous guests: Kio Stark and Nicole Gelinas.
Kio is the author of "When Strangers Meet: How People You Don't Know Can Transform You.” and Nicole Gelinas is a Senior Fellow at The Manhattan Institute. She tells us about ways to improve urban safety for bikers, pedestrians and motorists.
"If You're a Kid, the Experts Want You to Have a Fun-Free Summer" is the title of a recent article by Lenore Skenazy. Skenazy is the founder of the Free Range Kids Movement.
Finn Murphy is the author of "The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road." His book is a penetrating look into the lives of big-rig drivers and the people they move.
Scott Harley is a venture capitalist and author of "The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World."
Our guest is Professor Aron Pilhofer of Temple University, he is one of the world's most respected experts in digital innovation for journalists. Before joining Temple, Aron was the Executive Editor of Digital journalism at the Guardian in London. And he was a former senior executive at the New York Times.
Our guest, John Pfaff of Fordham University is both a law professor and an economist. Author of "Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform," he says state and local policies matter far more than changes in the federal system.
Our guest is New York Times Germany correspondent, Jack Ewing, author of "Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal." The book tells the remarkable story of a very dysfunctional company and how the scandal unfolded.
Beverly Harzog is a respected credit card expert and consumer advocate. She doesn’t just talk the talk about maxing out on debt, she's walked the walk. In her best-selling book, “Confessions of a Credit Junkie,"she tells her personal comeback story.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, talks about the possibility of intelligent life on other planets, tackles science deniers on the right and left, and explains why we should invest more in pure science. Tyson also discusses his new book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s most prominent spokesman for science and Director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, talks about the benefits of a cosmic perspective, the case for manned space flight and much more in this first part of our wide-ranging conversation. We also discussed Tyson's new book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."
A recap of our first 100 episodes. Lesson learned and some mistakes.