33 episodes

Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 61 Ratings

Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.

    Solvable Presents: Help in a Crisis

    Solvable Presents: Help in a Crisis

    While working on the next season of Against the Rules, coming later this spring, Michael Lewis has had some conversations that we didn’t want to hold. Conversations with people who are helping others through the Covid-19 crisis. We’ll hear from a software developer focused on helping the 40 million Americans on food assistance manage their benefits. To help those in need, go to givedirectly.org/covid-19.

    • 16 min
    Solvable Presents: Deep Background with Noah Feldman

    Solvable Presents: Deep Background with Noah Feldman

    Deep Background is the latest podcast from Pushkin Industries, in which Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman breaks the relentless 24-hour news cycle with real conversation. In this episode--We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Difference-- Feldman and University of North Carolina School of Law Professor Michael J. Gerhardt, who both testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee, discuss everything from how they made their arguments to how they dealt with the hate mail. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 39 min
    The Mental Health Crisis is Solvable

    The Mental Health Crisis is Solvable

    Jacob Weisberg talks to Dixon Chibanda about giving access to mental health care in non-Western nations.

    • 28 min
    Maternal Mortality is Solvable

    Maternal Mortality is Solvable

    Anne Applebaum talks to Dr. Naveen Rao about fostering safe pregnancies and healthy deliveries worldwide.

    • 25 min
    Widespread Poverty is Solvable

    Widespread Poverty is Solvable

    Jacob Weisberg talks to Michael Faye about cutting out the middle man in charitable donations via GiveDirectly.

    • 28 min
    Extreme Inequality is Solvable

    Extreme Inequality is Solvable

    Jacob Weisberg talks with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz about closing the wealth gap in the United States.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

KTownBRD ,

Meh

Really just a one on one rant about a specific part of some global issue. Not providing the answers.

Wordswork ,

Brilliant...

These problems become manageable with the help of such clear thinkers. Wading our way out of the ‘details’ that bury the problem shows us they ARE Solvable !

Kissthebandit ,

Another quality podcast

Just listened to the first episode and found it interesting, meaningful, and well produced. Looking forward to more..

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