#139 When Will Wall Street Crash? Diana Henriques

"We are more vulnerable to a radical readjustment," says our guest, New York Times journalist, Diana Henriques, author of the widely praised  "A First Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History." She is also the author of “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” a New York Times bestseller.

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#138 50/50 Nation? No! Morris Fiorina

Stanford University political scientist Morris Fiorina confronts the widespread assumption that voters are neatly split into rival camps, and argues that neither party can hold a majority for more than a few years. His new book is "Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting and Political Stalemate.

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#137 The Dangers Of Utopia: Michael Shermer

Our guest, Michael Shermer, is the publisher of Skeptic Magazine and the author of the new book "Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia." Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson calls him "a beacon of reason in an ocean of irrationality."

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#136 Ending Sexual Harassment: Claire Cain Miller

Our guest is journalist Claire Cain Miller, who writes for The Upshot, a New York Times site that covers policy and economics. What actually stops sexual harassment at work? Miller discusses solutions and challenges.

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#135 What's Ahead in 2018: Richard and Jim's Forecast

In this episode, Jim and Richard bravely venture out onto the high diving board of ideas and plunge into the pool of predictions. We also asked listeners and "How Do We Fix It?"guests for their forecasts of the year to come.

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#134 Food & Health: Science vs. Myth: The Science Moms

Our guest is "Science Mom" Kavin Senapathy, one of five mothers of young children who make up the Science Moms team. Kavin writes for Forbes and Slate. Other Science Moms are writers and working scientists with PhDs—in biology, genetics, neuroscience.

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#132 The Truth About Robots: Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli, Director for Human Resources at the Wharton School is our guest in this episode. His research is both contrarian and eye-opening. Peter has been named one of the most influential thinkers of the decade by HR Magazine, and is the author of "Why Good People Can't Get Jobs." 

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#130 A Fresh Look at Freedom: Russell Shorto

We discuss the American Revolution through six different pairs of eyes with acclaimed historian and journalist, Russell Shorto, author of the new book, "Revolution Song." Shorto is an acclaimed author. He is well known for the book, "The Island at the Center of the World."

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#129 Fixes for Manufacturing: Krisztina "Z" Holly

Our guest is MIT-trained engineer and tech entrepreneur Krisztina “Z” Holly, host of the podcast, “The Art of Manufacturing." In addition to her popular podcast, Z is Founder & Chief Instigator of LA Mayor Garcetti’s "Make it in in LA" manufacturing initiative.

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#127 The Threat to Democracy: Reed Galen

Reed Galen was deputy campaign manager for Senator John McCain's Presidential campaign and worked in the George W. Bush White House. Earlier this year, Reed left the Republican Party and is now Chief Strategist at Serve America Movement.

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#126 Using Data To Predict the Future: Rebecca Costa

In her new book, “On The Verge,” and on this podcast, Rebecca Costa says we now have the power to predict the future, adapting in advance to changing conditions.  She also tells us about the ideas raised on the popular radio show, “The Costa Report” and in her bestselling book, “The Watchman’s Rattle.”

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#125 The Harvey Weinstein Sex Scandal: What Next? Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson, Editor-at-Large for the movie-news site, Indiewire, is our guest. Anne is a veteran entertainment journalist who has worked for the Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Entertainment Weekly. She's the author of the book, "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to The Oscars."

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#124 Russia's Threat to U.S. Democracy: Amy Knight

Amy Knight, has been called "the West's foremost scholar of the KGB” by The New York Times. In her book "Orders to Kill "Knight traces Putin's journey from the Federal Security Service (FSB) in the late 1990's to his rise to absolute power in the Kremlin. 

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#123 Affirmative Action for Conservatives? Michael Roth

In this episode, Richard speaks with Wesleyan University President, Michael Roth, who wrote a recent article for the Wall Street Journal: "The Opening of the Liberal Mind: Affirmative action for the study of conservative ideas."

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