56 episodes

Comedian Adam Conover talks to exceptional experts, revealing shocking truths and thought-provoking new perspectives. It’s an investigative comedy podcast for curious people who never stop asking questions.

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Comedian Adam Conover talks to exceptional experts, revealing shocking truths and thought-provoking new perspectives. It’s an investigative comedy podcast for curious people who never stop asking questions.

    The Cost of Doing Nothing with Michael Greenstone

    The Cost of Doing Nothing with Michael Greenstone

    American economist, professor and chief economist during the Obama administration, Michael Greenstone, joins Adam this week to discuss transitioning our economy during a pandemic, balancing safety with the economy and what the costs and benefits truly are, and how economics can clarify policy disputes.  

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Practical Equality with Robert Tsai

    Practical Equality with Robert Tsai

    All of us care about equality. (At least, most of us do.) But how do we achieve equality, when the nation is so divided? And how can advocates for equality best make their case in the courts? American University law professor Robert L. Tsai joins Adam to discuss his book “Practical Equality” and more.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Public Health and the Pandemic Two Months In with Dr. Josh Sharfstein

    Public Health and the Pandemic Two Months In with Dr. Josh Sharfstein

    We're two months in to the pandemic, and some states are starting to reopen. Are we anywhere close to where we need to be to do so safely? Dr. Josh Sharfstein, current Vice Dean for Public Health Practice at Johns Hopkins and former principal deputy commissioner of the FDA, joins Adam to discuss the state of our fight against the pandemic, the importance of public health to our communities, and reinventing the world we used to know. 

    • 59 min
    Does the Success of the New York Times Threaten Local Journalism? with Ben Smith

    Does the Success of the New York Times Threaten Local Journalism? with Ben Smith

    The Grey Lady is the success story of the digital media age, but is it coming at the expense of other publications around the country? Veteran of online media, founding Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed News and now New York Times media columnist Ben Smith joins Adam this week to discuss the shockwaves that have rocked the media industry, and future prospects for the local journalism we desperately need.

    • 59 min
    The Stunning Decline of American Life Expectancy with Anne Case and Angus Deaton

    The Stunning Decline of American Life Expectancy with Anne Case and Angus Deaton

    For generations, American life expectancy has only improved. Then two economists discovered that for one group in particular, it’s actually falling: White Americans without a college degree. Nobel Prize winning economists Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case join Adam this week to explain the causes of what they call “deaths of despair", and why capitalism is at the root of the problem.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Gig Economy In the Time of COVID-19 with Johana Bhuiyan

    The Gig Economy In the Time of COVID-19 with Johana Bhuiyan

    Delivery workers are more important than ever - so why are they getting screwed? Business and tech reporter for the LA Times, Johana Bhuiyan, joins Adam to how tech companies are bungling the pandemic, the importance of gig workers to our economy and what will happen to these employees if it tanks. 

    • 1 hr 6 min

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