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In 2016, we attempted a political revolution. It didn't work, but we managed to recruit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat the third most powerful Democrat, and introduce the Green New Deal. So now what do we do to build an America where everyone thrives?

Building the Dream Corbin Trent, Saikat Chakrabarti & Zack Exley

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In 2016, we attempted a political revolution. It didn't work, but we managed to recruit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat the third most powerful Democrat, and introduce the Green New Deal. So now what do we do to build an America where everyone thrives?

    The Senate passed something with Samuel Hammond

    The Senate passed something with Samuel Hammond

    Yesterday our famously divided Senate passed a bill. Not just a bill to rename a post office but a bill that aims to help the US compete with China for world domination. We had the chance to sit down with Samuel Hammond of the Niskanen Center to discuss what exactly is in "The Endless Frontiers Act". We talk about where it hits the mark and where it misses. Spoiler alert, it mostly misses the mark. 

    • 50 min
    What's up with this inflation?

    What's up with this inflation?

    Saikat and I discuss recent inflation fears with New Consensus' Bob Hockett. 

    • 47 min
    Mask Factories are Dying

    Mask Factories are Dying

    The US Mask industry is struggling and some manufacturers are on the verge of going out of business. We talk about how the the Biden admin could prevent this and why they should. 

    • 21 min
    Booms, Busts, and the Human Dream

    Booms, Busts, and the Human Dream

    Zack and Corbin shoot the sh*t for a while. 

    • 41 min
    Save the world and ourselves

    Save the world and ourselves

    With the Covid-19 outbreak slowing down here at home our instincts may be to slow down.  But we aren't out of the woods yet. The virus rages on across much of the planet.  On this episode we talk about what a slowdown in  vaccine production would mean  to the US and the rest of the world We talk about the costs in lives, quality of life, and economic output. We make the case for not slowing down and instead going bigger. Zack gets specific when talking about people on the Biden team that could make the difference and how we might be able to encourage them to do so. Hope the audio isn't too bad....

    • 47 min
    Kim Stanley Robinson

    Kim Stanley Robinson

    We are back from a little break with a great interview. We had the chance to interview author, Kim Stanley Robinson about his new book "The Ministry for the Future". Robinson, discuss his process, how sci-fi has changed impacted our society and how he sees his own role in using fiction to impact our future. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

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Misty8731 ,

Credibility of voices

What a great show! I started listening because you’ve proven yourselves to be strategic leaders in our movements for justice and I respect your opinions tremendously. Thank you for keeping it focused on solutions and sharing yourselves so generously! I’d love to hear more about grassroots movement strategy thinking, and more voices (guests or hosts!) of women of color for a fuller picture and relatability. I love when you make it fun and hopeful as well! Thank you for all you do for the world! We can assist this just transition! #Solidarity

Tu Vivians anon ,

Great show in desperate need of an audio engineer

Love the overall content of the podcast. Too many voices overlapping with each other. Leading to lots of noise and disruption. Could really help to have some audio editing done. Sounds worse than Chatroom app conversations :) will keep listening when audio improves.

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