Anne Applebaum, a staff writer at The Atlantic, talks with Krys Boyd about the many threats to democracy and what can be done about it.Read more
Liberal democracy in Mexico is in danger. What does that mean for us?
David Frum, a staff writer at The Atlantic, joins us to discuss Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, his moves toward consolidating power, and the impacts his policies have on the United States.Read more
Cities are full of wildlife, if you know where to look
Ben Wilson joins us to discuss the modern quest for biodiversity within cities, how ancient civilizations lived alongside grasslands and rivers, and what we can do to reclaim green spaces.Read more
The many flaws in Russia’s plans for Ukraine
Dara Massicot, senior policy researcher at the Rand Corporation, joins guest host John McCaa to discuss the errors Russia has made thus far, and how Ukraine has defied the odds with the help of its international allies.Read more
Is classical liberalism dead?
Francis Fukuyama joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the pushback against classical thoughts about individual rights, rule of law and equality, and what he sees as the decaying of American institutions.Read more
What authoritarian leaders have in common
Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins guest host John McCaa to discuss how world leaders from Benito Mussolini to Vladimir Putin have gained followers and manipulated the media.Read more
Presidents come and go, but Putin remains
Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk joins us to discuss Putin’s relationship to not only President Biden, but to Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.Read more
If you needed asylum, who would believe you?
Dina Nayeri talks about how trust is codified in boardrooms, hospitals, the asylum process and elsewhere – and the relationship between trust and privilege.Read more
What Ukraine needs from the U.S.
David J. Kramer, executive director of the Bush Institute, discusses policy recommendations the Institute has for the Biden administration and Congress that focus on bringing the war in Ukraine to an end.Read more
The climate impact of your future kids
Bryan Walsh, editor of Vox’s Future Perfect, talks about a U.S. population that’s trending downward and arguments on the political Left vs. Right about why having children might be a good thing for America’s future.Read more
We’re closer to the end of the world than we’ve ever been
Rachel Bronson, the president and CEO of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, discusses the factors that have ticked us closer to disaster – from the war in Ukraine to Covid and climate change.Read more
How you can stop wasting food
Reporter Susan Shain explains how food waste is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as commercial aviation.Read more