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The Deciding Decade with Pete Buttigieg

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The Deciding Decade with Pete Buttigieg

The Deciding Decade with Pete Buttigieg

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The 2020s will be America’s deciding decade, full of choices that will determine our entire future. While this decade’s first year opened with chaos and anguish, there is still reason to believe we’re on the precipice of a new chapter. Who are the thinkers and doers who are catalyzing action and paving the way for enduring change? What are the big ideas worth wrestling with and placing bets on? Join Pete Buttigieg as he engages leaders who are confronting our greatest challenges and whose work could hold the key to this Deciding Decade.

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John Legend on broadening the Black experience and criminal justice reform

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MINISODE: 15-year-old Marley Dias on her push to diversify children's literature

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MINISODE: David Hogg on gun violence prevention and turning tragedy into a movement

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Post-Election Day Podcast: Jonathan Alter on how past presidencies inform what’s next in politics

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MINISODE: How attending Boys State changed René Otero's views on politics

'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon Chu on diversity in storytelling and embracing cultural identity

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37 minOCT 28
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'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon Chu on diversity in storytelling and embracing cultural identity

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37 minOCT 21
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Professor Darrick Hamilton on 'baby bonds' and the future of our economy post-COVID

Latest Episodes

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37 min3 d ago
Comments
John Legend on broadening the Black experience and criminal justice reform

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26 min1 w ago
Comments
MINISODE: 15-year-old Marley Dias on her push to diversify children's literature

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35 min1 w ago
Comments
Renee Montgomery on opting out of this WNBA season for social justice work

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Comments
Mary Kay Henry and MO State Rep. Rasheen Aldridge on income inequality and the future of labor

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25 min3 w ago
Comments
MINISODE: David Hogg on gun violence prevention and turning tragedy into a movement

Rev. Dr. William Barber II on tackling systematic racism and combating poverty

In politics, there’s always a heavy focus on making the country work for the middle class. But the stark reality is there are 140 million poor and low-income people in this country. And if we don’t figure out how to mobilize around poverty -- to name it, expose the truth of it, and fix it -- we won’t be able break it. Reverend Dr. William Barber II has been working on this moral cause for years and joins Pete to discuss the truth about poverty and systemic racism in this nation, his movement of fusion politics, and his success with political organizing during the pandemic.

37 min3 w ago
Comments
Rev. Dr. William Barber II on tackling systematic racism and combating poverty

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We are likely about to close the chapter of the Trump presidency and begin a new one. The road ahead is complicated, but filled with opportunity. Pete is joined by critically acclaimed author and journalist Jonathan Alter, an expert on presidential politics, to talk about how the next president’s first 100 days could compare to those of Roosevelt, Carter and Obama, what this election means as a moment in our history, and how the past isn’t necessarily a predictor of the future.

34 minNOV 5
Comments
Post-Election Day Podcast: Jonathan Alter on how past presidencies inform what’s next in politics

MINISODE: How attending Boys State changed René Otero's views on politics

What does the political landscape look like today for young people who are watching the profound dysfunction in our highest office? As part of our special series with youth leaders, Pete talks with René Otero, the breakout star from the documentary Boys State, about how his participation in the American Legion's annual program about government left him disappointed with campaigns, the power of protesting, and why his generation is more cynical about the country.

23 minOCT 30
Comments
MINISODE: How attending Boys State changed René Otero's views on politics

'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon Chu on diversity in storytelling and embracing cultural identity

Whether it's in reality or on our screens, full and equitable representation matters -- in government, boardrooms, books, and certainly in film and media. Jon Chu, the film director who brought the wonderful Crazy Rich Asians to our screens, is breaking barriers in entertainment. He joins Pete to discuss the importance of diversity in storytelling, the pressures and expectations of representing an entire culture, and how the pandemic has changed how audiences will view the upcoming In the Heights.

37 minOCT 28
Comments
'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon Chu on diversity in storytelling and embracing cultural identity

Professor Darrick Hamilton on 'baby bonds' and the future of our economy post-COVID

Professor Darrick Hamilton is one of the country’s leading economists examining racial disparities. He joins Pete to discuss his impactful work in the emerging field of stratification economics, his ideas on how to close our wealth gap, how to make our economy more equitable, and what his proposal for "baby bonds" can do for our future of society.

37 minOCT 21
Comments
Professor Darrick Hamilton on 'baby bonds' and the future of our economy post-COVID
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