Hosted by Foreign Policy’s print magazine team, this weekly podcast brings together individuals who have been named to FP’s annual list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers - people whose ideas are changing the world and touching the lives of millions. Foreign Policy is the world’s leading media organization dedicated to providing leaders in business, finance, and government with real time insight and analysis into global affairs. As authoritative as it is dedicated to challenging wisdom, FP is unique in its ability to bring together the powerful with those committed to speaking truth to power.
Why the ‘Five Stages of Grief’ Theory Is a Sham
2015 Global Thinker Hanya Yanagihara and writer Meghan O'Rourke debate the limits of pain, empathy, and romance.
Does the World Really Need Nation-States?
2015 Global Thinker Chigozie Obioma and novelist Taiye Selasi discuss whether the narrative of nationhood is the greatest story ever told.
The Green Movement and its Inconvenient Truths
2015 Global Thinker Marjan Minnesma and Gasland director Josh Fox debate the best—and perhaps only—way to spurn action on climate change: Terrify people.
How to Build a Media Industry from Scratch
From telenovelas to Sesame Street, 2013 Global Thinkers Noura al Kaabi and Saad Mohseni debate the importance of cultural imports in a localized entertainment industry.
Why Migrants Can No Longer Be Considered Society’s “Fringe”
2015 Global Thinker Tobias Zielony and writer Anna Badkhen debate how the West stereotypes—to dangerous effect—the Global South.
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Has No Time for Giggles
2015 Global Thinker Margot Wallström explains how she took on critics of her “feminist foreign policy"—and why gender equality is a matter of national security.