Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that takes big ideas about civic life and democracy and turns them into action items for everyday people. Host Mila Atmos shares in-depth conversations with citizen changemakers, helping listeners realize the power they have to make real change.
Exclusions in the Social Contract: Eduardo Porter
Eduardo Porter is a journalist at The New York Times and the author of American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise. We discuss the intersection of public policy and racism as well as the long-term negative outcomes of exclusionary policies in our society, regardless of race.
Ending Subminimum Wage: Saru Jayaraman
Saru Jayaraman is the President of One Fair Wage and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. Her new book is One Fair Wage: Ending Sub Minimum Pay in America. We discuss the history of subminimum wage in America, the inherent unfairness of the practice, and the need to end it once and for all.
Stand Up for Science: Lee McIntyre
Lee McIntyre is a philosopher of science and the author of How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who Defy Reason. We discuss the danger of science denialism, constructive dialogue techniques, and our civic responsibility to defend the truth.
Our Public Health: Michele Goodwin
Michele Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. We discuss how America’s current social contract in public health affects COVID response, health outcomes in minority populations, and reproductive rights.
Contract for the Climate: Keya Chatterjee
Keya Chatterjee is Executive Director of US Climate Action Network and author of The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby. We discuss racial injustice at the center of the climate crisis, mobilizing 3.5% of the population for change, and disruptive humanitarianism.
A New Social Contract: Minouche Shafik
Minouche Shafik is the Director of the London School of Economics and the author of What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract. We unpack her ideas around investing in the architecture of opportunity as well as the notions of reciprocity, risk-sharing, and mutual benefit in growing our economies.
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