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The Munk Debates podcast is an extension of the main stage events - in subject, speaker selection, tone and format. It will introduce the iconic brand - and its engaging debates about significant issues of our time. Audiences will hear strong and passionate arguments from both sides of an issue so they will have enough information to make up their own minds about where they stand.

The Munk Debates Podcas‪t‬ Munk Foundation / Antica Productions / iHeartRadio

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 218 notes

The Munk Debates podcast is an extension of the main stage events - in subject, speaker selection, tone and format. It will introduce the iconic brand - and its engaging debates about significant issues of our time. Audiences will hear strong and passionate arguments from both sides of an issue so they will have enough information to make up their own minds about where they stand.

    Munk Members-Only Pod: Episode 9

    Munk Members-Only Pod: Episode 9

    This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths, Chair and moderator of the Munk Debates.

    This episode provides insights into three big stories in the news: do Saudi Arabia and Russia care about new sanctions levied by the Biden Administration?; two months into Brexit who are the big winners and losers?; and is getting a COVID-19 vaccine before the rest of your age cohort ever ok? We debate it all.

    To access the full length episode consider becoming a Munk Member. Membership is free. Simply log on to www.munkdebates.com/membership to register. Under your membership profile page you will find a link to listen to the full length editions of Munk Members Podcast.

    If you like what the Munk Debates is all about consider becoming a Supporting Member.

    For as little as $9.99 monthly you receive unlimited access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, monthly newsletter, ticketing privileges at our live and online events and a charitable tax receipt (for Canadian residents).

    To explore you Munk Membership options visit www.munkdebates.com/membership.

    This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue.

    More information at www.munkdebates.com.

    • 13 min
    Be it resolved: Go Green! Go Nuclear!

    Be it resolved: Go Green! Go Nuclear!

    Zero emissions by 2050 and at the latest 2060. That has been the rallying cry for many of the world’s largest economies, including the US, UK, Japan, Canada, and most notably, China. But with almost 80% of carbon emissions coming from energy, demand for electricity continuing to grow by leaps and bounds, and storage batteries still in their infancy, it’s not clear how these countries will live up to their promises. The answer, say an increasing number of environmentalists and energy experts, lies with nuclear energy. They say this much vilified generator of power requires fewer materials and produces the least amount of carbon of any energy source - all with a physical footprint 50 times smaller than solar. Nuclear energy has also proven itself for almost 70 years, and currently supplies 10% of the world’s energy mix. Critics say that this seemingly simple solution to the climate change challenge comes with potentially catastrophic costs that far outweigh the benefits. As the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan demonstrated ten years ago, the radioactive energy released by fission can wreak havoc on the surrounding environment, threatening the long term health and lives of surrounding populations, and contaminating vast areas of land so that they are no longer habitable. The cost to build but also decommission nuclear plants makes them a far more expensive source of energy than green alternatives. Far better to address the climate change crisis and the world’s energy needs with solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal energy. 

    Arguing for the motion is Todd Allen, the Department Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan.

    Arguing against the motion is Gregory Jaczko, Former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Lecturer at Princeton University, and author of Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator.

    Sources: Joe Biden, Global News, Billionaires Note, Linda Gunter, Nuscale Power, Tomo News US, Fox 5, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto,The Nuclear Institute UK, Washington Post

    The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.

    Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/

    To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com.

    To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership

    Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events.

    This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/

    The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada’s largest private audio production company - https://www.anticaproductions.com/

     

    Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions

    Senior Producer: Christina Campbell

    Editor: Kieran Lynch

    Producer: Nicole Edwards

    Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja

    • 45 min
    Munk Members-Only Pod: Episode 8

    Munk Members-Only Pod: Episode 8

    This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths, Chair and moderator of the Munk Debates.

    This episode provides insights into three big stories in the news: how should the world respond to Iran’s provocative nuclear enrichment ambitions?; did Facebook or the Australian government win the social media regulation standoff Down Under?; and is the global economy poised to boom or bust in 2021 as case counts plummet and commodity prices soar? We debate it all.

    To access the full length episode consider becoming a Munk Member. Membership is free. Simply log on to www.munkdebates.com/membership to register. Under your membership profile page you will find a link to listen to the full length editions of Munk Members Podcast.

    If you like what the Munk Debates is all about consider becoming a Supporting Member.

    For as little as $9.99 monthly you receive unlimited access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, monthly newsletter, ticketing privileges at our live and online events and a charitable tax receipt (for Canadian residents).

    To explore you Munk Membership options visit www.munkdebates.com/membership.

    This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue.

    More information at www.munkdebates.com.

    • 11 min
    Be it resolved: The GameStop frenzy is good for investors and good for financial markets

    Be it resolved: The GameStop frenzy is good for investors and good for financial markets

    By now most people are familiar with the GameStop saga: how a small video game retailer worth less than $1 billion, fuelled by day trader investors and Reddit message boards, went on the ride of its life – rocketing its share price from $20 to $400 dollars in the span of a few days. The company’s meteoric rise wiped out billions of dollars from institutional investors who had bet against GameStop. And then, as quickly as it rose, it began to fall again. The company’s shares lost three quarters of their value in just 85 minutes wiping out many retail investors. Professional traders argue that platforms like Robinhood – no fee stock trading apps of fractional shares – are to blame for this market volatility. These platforms are encouraging average people to gamble with their life savings in exceedingly risky ways that destabilize financial markets for everyone. Retail investors see the GameStop frenzy as a long overdue populist pushback against Wall Street hedge funds and their predatory short-selling practices. The new platforms are a welcome innovation in financial markets. They level the playing field by allowing anyone to trade the markets at minimal cost, in real time, using options and leverage just like any large market participant.   

    Arguing for the motion is Tom Sosnoff, founder and Co-CEO of the electronic trading platforms tastytrade and thinkorswim.

    Arguing against the motion is Danny Moses, a private investor and hedge fund veteran profiled in Michael Lewis’s global bestsellers The Big Short and Flash Boys.

    Sources: NBC, CNN, NBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, www.charlierose.com, Fortune Magazine

    The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.  

    Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/

    To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com.  

    To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership

    Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events.

    This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/

    The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada’s largest private audio production company - https://www.anticaproductions.com/

     

    Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions

    Senior Producers: Ricki Gurwitz, Christina Campbell

    Editor: Kieran Lynch

    Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja

    • 50 min
    Munk Members-Only Pod: Episode 7

    Munk Members-Only Pod: Episode 7

    This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving the news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths, Chair and moderator of the Munk Debates.

    This episode digs into three big stories in the news: COVID case numbers plunge globally; why is this happening and what does it mean for the future of the pandemic? — Facebook blocks news sharing on its Australian platform; is the latest overreach by Big Tech the beginning of a new regulatory push by governments? — Texas freezes in the dark; does the collapse of the Lone Star states energy grid a powerful case for renewable energy or proof positive that fossil fuels are here to stay?

    To access the full length episode consider becoming a Munk Member. Membership is free. Simply log on to www.munkdebates.com/membership to register. Under your membership profile page you will find a link to listen to the full length editions of Munk Members Podcast.

    If you like what the Munk Debates is all about consider becoming a Supporting Member.

    For as little as $9.99 monthly you receive unlimited access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, monthly newsletter, ticketing privileges at our live events and a charitable tax receipt (for Canadian residents).

    To explore you Munk Membership options visit www.munkdebates.com/membership.

    This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue.

    More information at www.munkdebates.com.

    • 13 min
    Bari Weiss on speech and open debate

    Bari Weiss on speech and open debate

    Bari Weiss, journalist and best selling author on the future of speech and open debate in contemporary society, and how we forge common understandings about the things that matter in times of extreme political and ideological polarization.

     

    The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.  

    To learn more about the episode, head to https://munkdebates.com/podcast.

    Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/

    To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com. 

    To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership

    Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events.

    This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/

    The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada’s largest private audio production company - https://www.anticaproductions.com/

     

    Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions

    Senior Producer: Christina Campbell

    Editor: Kieran Lynch

    Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja

    • 36 min

Avis des utilisateurs

4.7 sur 5
218 notes

218 notes

kirstenmccrea ,

Very engaging

Smart people talking through the murky grey areas of science, politics, and culture. What more could you want?

jyazer ,

Where has this pod been my whole life

May be better than the real thing. The ep on Zero Covid was dispassionate, informed, and simply excellent.

fineartist21 ,

Great Covid Concepts

The half hour discussions of recent important events which affect Canadians are thought provoking, informed and great company any time of day or night. We are looking forward to the return of the debates but are very grateful for the dialogues. It is wonderful to have screen access to the great minds and influencers of our time in spite of Covid lockdowns. Keep the dialogues and previous debates free to all and bonus discussions after the dialogues for members.
Knowledge and debate are essentials for our progressive, stable democracy in these challenging times of pandemic and climate crisis.

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