Are you concerned about the future? Tired of divisiveness? Join political commentator and changemaker Van Jones on a journey to find unifying solutions to our country’s biggest problems. Each week, Van and his guests explore topics that affect us all—from climate change to prison reform, from voting rights to political polarization. In Uncommon Ground with Van Jones, you’ll hear inspiring, hopeful and unique perspectives on what it takes to create meaningful change in a divided nation.
New episodes of Uncommon Ground with Van Jones release weekly, every Wednesday.
Friendship Against the Odds with Meghan McCain
“Civility is key to civilization.” In this episode Van talks with Meghan McCain, columnist for The Daily Mail, author, and former co-host of The View, about the importance of recognizing the good in each political party and respecting those who have different perspectives.
Moving Forward with Andrew Yang
What if we start taxing the robots? What if we eliminate closed primary elections? What if we launch a new political party? In the fifth episode of Uncommon Ground, Van sits down with that supernova of solutions, Andrew Yang.
Turning Pain into Purpose with LaTonya Myers
You may not have heard of LaTonya Myers — at least not yet. But Van Jones bets your heart and soul will be uplifted by discovering her story today. In the fourth episode of Uncommon Ground, Van sits down with the trailblazing young activist — who just won the Reebok International Human Rights Award for her incredible work to uplift urban communities.
Being a Bridge with Bishop T.D. Jakes
“In retrospect, we love our heroes. In real time they’re always controversial. ” In the third episode of Uncommon Ground, Bishop TD Jakes--renowned pastor, author and filmmaker--talks with Van about what it takes to build understanding, maintain perspective, and bridge our ever-increasing divides, while keeping our souls strong.
Finding Forgiveness with Deepak Chopra
“You forgive not because the other deserves forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” In this episode, Deepak Chopra, prolific author and renowned advocate for alternative medicine, talks with Van about conscious communication, forgiveness, compassion, and what it means to really work for peace.
Building Tables (Not Walls) with Chef José Andrés
“If I can feed people in the good times, why can I not put my talents to use to serve people in the not so good times?” In their first conversation since each receiving Jeff Bezos’ Courage & Civility Award — a $100,000,000 grant to further their charitable efforts — Chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, sits down with Van for this premiere episode of Uncommon Ground.