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Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions pairs Bill Gates with actress and writer Rashida Jones to tackle some of the biggest questions facing us today: Is it too late to solve climate change? Does everybody lie? Is inequality inevitable? Join them for deep dives into these questions and even a few answers.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions pairs Bill Gates with actress and writer Rashida Jones to tackle some of the biggest questions facing us today: Is it too late to solve climate change? Does everybody lie? Is inequality inevitable? Join them for deep dives into these questions and even a few answers.

    EP 3: Why do we believe lies?

    EP 3: Why do we believe lies?

    Honesty is a core value in most cultures. But humanity has always been obsessed with untruths, from little white lies to vast conspiracy theories. Bill and Rashida are joined by Sapiens author and historian Yuval Noah Harari to talk about why we’re so willing to believe falsehoods and what these lies tell us about ourselves—both as individuals and as a society.

    • 45 min
    EP 2: Is inequality inevitable?

    EP 2: Is inequality inevitable?

    2020 has brought to light a lot of issues, including growing inequality in the United States. We're seeing huge gaps in income, access to healthcare, and quality of education across the country. Economist Raj Chetty joins the podcast to talk about his groundbreaking research on opportunity in America. Then Mayor Aja Brown joins the conversation to talk about how she’s leveling the playing field in Compton.

    • 45 min
    EP 1: What will the world look like after COVID-19?

    EP 1: What will the world look like after COVID-19?

    Ever since the pandemic started, we’ve heard the same refrain: we need to get back to normal. But what does “normal” even mean after such a history-changing event? Bill and Rashida discuss how COVID-19 will forever change our workplaces, our schools, and even our social lives. They also get real with NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci about what we can expect in the months ahead.

    • 43 min
    Introducing: Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions | Trailer

    Introducing: Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions | Trailer

    Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions pairs Bill Gates with actress and writer Rashida Jones to tackle some of the biggest questions facing us today: Is it too late to solve climate change? Does everybody lie? Is inequality inevitable? Join them for deep dives into these questions and even a few answers.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Elves Barbosa ,

Perfect duo

I enjoy listening to Bill, but I always find him in all these different platforms and even though every time I hear him talk I feel more enlightened, by the end of it also makes me feel like it’s missing something, I guess it’s the format, fortunately with this podcast and Rashida that feeling will be gone. Rashida is the light comic relief that I needed in order to hear Bill predict the future, I know it can be terrifying but now at least we have Mrs Jones beautiful laugh to get us thru it.

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