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April 22, 2021

This Will Be Your Legacy

My guest for today’s season finale is Bob Karp (@BobKarpDR). Bob is a photographer whom I first learned about through his amazin…

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April 15, 2021

Quality of Life

Kate Tomlinson is a nurse who specialises in palliative care. I wanted to talk with her more about why it’s so hard to talk about…

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April 8, 2021

Border Crossing

Eric Reidy (@Eric_Reidy) is a journalist and the migration editor-at-large for The New Humanitarian . He has reported extensively…

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April 1, 2021

"I Am Not Okay." Revisting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Jennifer Chen (@jchenwriter) is a freelance journalist who has written for print and online media, including pieces in the New Yo…

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March 11, 2021

Church and State

My guest today is Patrick Cacchione. He’s been working at the intersection of politics, religion, and health policy for the past …

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Feb. 24, 2021

Pandemic Ethics

What are some of the competing ethical considerations that have defined how we respond to the pandemic? Dr. Gry Wester is a Lectu…

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Feb. 6, 2021

Common Good

Today my guest is Christopher Tutor, the Chairman of the Republican Party in Shelby County, Tennessee. Chris has lived a life of …

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Jan. 31, 2021

Exiting Violent Extremism

My guest today is Tony McAleer (@mcaleer), the author of the book, The Cure For Hate: A Former White Supremacist’s Journey From V…

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Jan. 16, 2021

Political Violence

This is the second of two episodes in my doubleheader kickoff to Season 2, which is starting in the wake of the Capitol riot, the…

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Jan. 16, 2021

Dangerous Speech

I’m delighted to kick off this season with an incredibly timely conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Howard (@jeffhowarducl). Jeff is an…

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Sept. 10, 2020

Plato's Horses

To close out the season, I’m delighted to have Dr Cara Heuser (@caraheuser) back on the show. As some listeners may remember, Car…

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Aug. 27, 2020

Keep Writing

As the coronavirus has surged across the United States, so have racist attacks against Asian Americans. My guest this week is Jen…

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Aug. 13, 2020

Being There

Middle school is pretty tough for most people at the best of times. During the coronavirus, being an adolescent can be really har…

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July 30, 2020


How do the ways we get around intersect (har!) with ethics, politics, and equality? How does something as seemingly banal as tran…

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July 16, 2020

Paying Attention

How does faith intersect with social justice? What is the role of churches, synogogues, mosques, and other religious organization…

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July 2, 2020

Injustice Anywhere...

Do human rights campaigns work? Does advocacy from activists in the US or UK actually help political prisoners overseas get relea…

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June 19, 2020

Breaking the Stigma

How might we have better conversations about tough topics like race, sexuality, religion, politics, and mental health? How can we…

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June 12, 2020

Changing the Narrative

How do questions of race, justice, and equality transcend national borders? How is the past tied to the present? How do ideas tha…

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June 5, 2020

Uncomfortable Conversations

What does a process of institutional police reform look like? How do you build trust after years of distrust, resentment, and str…

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May 28, 2020

Hook Me Up

Nearly 1 billion people around the world lack access to electricity. What does this mean for hospitals and clinics in low-income …

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May 14, 2020

Be the Change

What makes community work different from charity? How can those seeking to ‘do good’ avoid creating unintentional dynamics of us …

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April 27, 2020

They Call Us And We Go?

What are our moral obligations in times of crisis? Are those who step up heroes, or simply human? In this pilot episode, we delve…

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