Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, hosted by Ronald Young Jr., 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.
Consumerism and Celebrity Culture in Faith Organizations are Solvable Problems
Ben Kirby is the founder of PreachersNSneakers, an Instagram account and book, that both ask, “how much is too much” to spend when it comes to presenting a compelling image of the church and it’s leaders?
Solvable is produced by David Zha, Jocelyn Frank, Sachar Mathias and Mia Lobel.
Presenting: Some of My Best Friends Are...
Host Ronald Young, Jr. presents a preview of Pushkin’s newest podcast, Some of My Best Friends Are… and talks with the hosts, Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Harvard professor) and Ben Austen (award-winning journalist) about some of their favorite moments together.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Ben Austen grew up together on the South Side of Chicago. The two offer an unfiltered take on growing up in a deeply-divided country and navigating that divide as it exists today.
The full season can be found at http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/solvablebestfriends
The Lack of Creatives of Color in Positions of Power in Hollywood is Solvable
Mike Gauyo is a TV writer in LA including work on Insecure (HBO) and Ginny & Georgia (Netflix). He’s the founder of The Black Boy Writes Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative that is paving pathways for emerging Black writers in Hollywood.
Here are some resources Gauyo recommends in this episode:
Black Boy Writes Black Girl Writes
The Writer's Room Podcast
The Screenwriters Rant Room Podcast
On Writing Podcast from WGA https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/onwriting-a-podcast-of-the-wga-east/id1434758087
The Screenwriter's Bible, A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script by David Trottier
Making Museums Relevant and Reflective is Solvable
Stephanie Cunningham is the director of Museum Hue which supports people of color within the museum field and works to situate and promote culturally informed museum exhibitions and experiences across the nation.
Here are some of the resources she mentions in this episode:
Mounting Frustration: Art Museums in the Age of Black Power by Susan E. Cahan
EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art by Kellie Jones
Museums are Not Neutral
How to be an Antiracist
The Scantiness of Mental Health Resources For Black People is Solvable
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist, author, podcast host and the founder of Therapy For Black Girls – an online resource, and podcast, that supports the mental well-being of Black women and girls.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Here are some of the resources that Dr. Harden Bradford mentions in this episode:
Therapy For Black Girls
The Loveland Foundation: financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen: The Emotional Lives Of Black Women, by Inger Burnett-Zeigler
Therapy For Black Men
Solvable is produced by Jocelyn Frank, research by David Zha, booking by Lisa Dunn and our managing producer is Sachar Mathias.
The Demands of Fighting Racism are Solvable
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi gets real about where to find energy and about how to make time for self-care.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and he’s written four #1 New York Times bestsellers including How to Be an Antiracist.
Here are some resources for learning more about, and doing, antiracism work:
Podcast: Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010)
Carol Anderson, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America (2021)
Erika Lee, America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States (2019)
Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (2021)
Paul Ortiz, An African American and Latinx History of the United States (2018)
David Treuer, The Heartbeat on Wounded Knee: Native Americans From 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (2019)
John Lewis: Good Trouble
The Hate U Give
Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research
Black Lives Matter (US, Canada, United Kingdom)
Stop AAPI Hate
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
National Congress of American Indians