83 episodes

Your weekly podcast for a world in flux.

Globalization and climate change. The rise of social media and the decline and fall of Blockbuster Video. AI and VR. Donald Trump and Flat Earthers. The world is changing so fast that we can't get a grip on how we got here, let alone where we're headed.

Join Ben Charland as he peels back the headlines to ask, what are the events, characters, forces and ideas that shape the human story today? Have things always been this nuts, or are they getting crazier by the day? Who were those barbarians that took down the Blockbuster Empire? Just what on Earth is going on?

What on Earth is Going on? Ben Charland

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 28 Ratings

Your weekly podcast for a world in flux.

Globalization and climate change. The rise of social media and the decline and fall of Blockbuster Video. AI and VR. Donald Trump and Flat Earthers. The world is changing so fast that we can't get a grip on how we got here, let alone where we're headed.

Join Ben Charland as he peels back the headlines to ask, what are the events, characters, forces and ideas that shape the human story today? Have things always been this nuts, or are they getting crazier by the day? Who were those barbarians that took down the Blockbuster Empire? Just what on Earth is going on?

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Moira Demorest ,

Compelling Listening

Ben is a knowledgeable host, navigating each episode with curiosity and consideration. While tackling diverse subject matter, the thread of current relevance is very clear. Always intriguing and filled with many interesting book + author recommendations along the way, I look forward to listening to more episodes!

RobynYyc ,

Interesting, well researched conversations

Thoughtful interviews on an interesting array of topics. Guests are true experts and the questions and perspectives go much deeper than most podcasts. You can tell the host Ben is doing his research.

CapotainMorgan ,

Amazing

Ben has a way of being extremely laid back during fascinating and in-depth interviews. He has been interviewing very interesting individuals on extremely relevant topics.

This is something everyone should be listening to.

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