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Season 2

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 amazing photos of endangered lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center . I assumed Bob had always been a wildlif...

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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 death, what it’s like being with people and their families in their last few months, …

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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 on migration in the Mediterranean as well as on humanitarian aid work and vigilante groups at t...

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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 York Times, Oprah Magazine , and many other publications. Over the past year, she has written four...

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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 three decades, and he’s one of my favorite people to speak with on these topics. Patrick has bee...

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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 Lecturer in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at Kings College London. This year she was also a memb...

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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 public service, trying to develop what he calls the ‘common good’ in his hometown of Memphis, in...

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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 Violent Extremism To Radical Compassion . Tony spent 15 years in white supremacist and neo-nazi m...

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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 second impeachment of outgoing US President Donald Trump, and ongoing tensions in the US and …

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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 Associate Professor of Political Theory at UCL’s Department of Political Science, where he work...

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