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.
iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
Vaccine Hesitancy is Solvable
Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the President and Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Even though systemic racism and a history of medical abuses against people of color are indisputable, she believes that the lack of trust in the COVID-19 vaccine can, should, and will be reversed.
Dr. Montgomery Rice suggested these links, from trusted sources, for more information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC
Information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC
What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC
COVID-19 vaccine information, National Institutes of Health
COVID-19 Vaccines and Allergic Reactions, CDC
Consider Joining a Clinical Trial, National Institutes of Health
Phase 3 trial of Novavax investigational COVID-19 vaccine opens, National Institutes of Health
Community Vaccination Saturdays, Morehouse School of Medicine
Destructive Agriculture is Solvable
Rachel Stroer is the acting president of the Land Institute. She believes that many of the ecological and economic problems stemming from our current dependence on monoculture farming can be solved through investing in regenerative agriculture.
Here are some ways to learn more!
The Land Institute
Regenerative Annual Cropping, Project Drawdown
The Carbon Farming Solution by Eric Toensmeier
Perennial Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs and Nuts, The Spruce
Identifying Cost Effective Charities is Solvable
With so many worthy causes out there, GiveWell helps donors evaluate charities based on their ability to save and improve the greatest number of lives per dollar donated.
Buddy Shah is the managing director of GiveWell.
Here are some resources for learning more about informed giving.
The Life You Can Save, by Peter Singer
Doing Good Better, by William MacAskill
Strangers Drowning, by Larissa MacFarquhar
The Tech Gender Gap is Solvable (again)
Award-winning technologist Lady Mariéme Jamme is the founder of iamtheCODE. Her organization seeks to educate women and girls about coding and to empower young women with digital skills that allow them to shape their own futures.
I Am The Code
The Gender Gap in Internet Access: Using a Women-Centred Method, 2020
Open letter to Bono and Bob Geldof, 2010
Women Who Code
Girls Who Code
Scratch, Info For Parents
Solvable: The Depression and Anxiety We Can All Expect During This Pandemic
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to the impacts of social isolation after spending 520 days in space. He talks with Jacob Weisberg about how to confront the depression and anxiety that we can all expect during this pandemic.
Here are some additional resources that Scott Kelly recommends:
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery, by Scott Kelly
How Volunteering Can Help your Mental Health, Greater Good
The Happiness Lab (podcast)
Knowable, Go For Launch, course with Scott Kelly
Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista. Senior producer: Jocelyn Frank. Managing producer: Catherine Girardeau. Executive producer: Mia Lobel.
Remote Music Collaboration Online (in real time) is Solvable
Mike Dickey is co-founder and chairman of the JackTrip Foundation and the creator of Virtual Studio.
The awkward and disjointed experience of making music over the internet is a solvable problem. Virtual Studio is a device that works with the open source software application JackTrip to enable musicians of all ages to collaborate across locations online.
JackTrip Open Source Software Application
11 Tools for Collaborating on Music Remotely