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What are the world’s leaders really thinking about? Host Ryan Heath takes you up close and personal with global insiders: from the decision-makers who set policy to the business visionaries who shape the global economy and the activists who remake the world order. Global Insider brings you intimate conversations with the leaders tackling the biggest challenges facing our world — plus the latest whispers from the corridors of Davos and the United Nations. Come for the big ideas — stay for the reality checks.

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What are the world’s leaders really thinking about? Host Ryan Heath takes you up close and personal with global insiders: from the decision-makers who set policy to the business visionaries who shape the global economy and the activists who remake the world order. Global Insider brings you intimate conversations with the leaders tackling the biggest challenges facing our world — plus the latest whispers from the corridors of Davos and the United Nations. Come for the big ideas — stay for the reality checks.

    Going nuclear in Davos with director Oliver Stone

    Going nuclear in Davos with director Oliver Stone

    In our penultimate episode from Davos, POLITICO Europe's Editor-in-Chief, Jamil Anderlini, sits down with Academy Award-winning film director Oliver Stone to discuss his new documentary, "Nuclear." In this live conversation recorded at the Blockchain Hub at WEF, Jamil and Oliver are joined by Joshua Goldstein, author of the book which inspired the film, "A Bright Future."

    The European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, also explains to POLITICO's Jakob Hanke Vela why the EU needs to loosen the bloc's state aid rules to compete with American subsidies and ensure poorer EU countries aren't left behind in the green transition.

    • 23 min
    EU-U.S. subsidy spat

    EU-U.S. subsidy spat

    We're back with another episode from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    POLITICO's Suzanne Lynch, Alex Ward and Jakob Hanke Vela reveal the on-the-ground EU-U.S. subsidy spat playing out here in Davos. We analyze European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's speech at the WEF, where she announced the EU's policy response to compete with Washington's subsidy spree. And Alex speaks to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, who played an instrumental role in passing America's Inflation Reduction Act, which Europeans see as creating competition for their own industries.

    POLITICO's Ryan Heath sits down with Gary Cohn, former director of America's National Economic Council and now vice chairman of IBM, to discuss the protectionism tensions between Europe and the United States and hear his surprising economic outlook for the coming year.

    Finally, Ryan heads over to the Female Quotient's Equality Lounge® to speak with its founder, Shelley Zalis. She's been helping to bring VIPs into the conversation outside the main WEF stage — even while speaking to this podcast, bringing fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Alyse Nelson of the Vital Voices Global Partnership into her chat with Ryan.

    • 26 min
    Pessimistic CEOs, WEF after Klaus Schwab and a crypto trust deficit

    Pessimistic CEOs, WEF after Klaus Schwab and a crypto trust deficit

    As the World Economic Forum gets underway, we dive into the stories everyone is talking about on the Magic Mountain.

    POLITICO's Jakob Hanke Vela sits down with PwC Global Chairman Bob Moritz to discuss the findings from their global CEO survey — most CEOs are more pessimistic than they've been in over a decade about the economic growth outlook in the next year.

    Host Suzanne Lynch discusses the future of the World Economic Forum with POLITICO's Ryan Heath. He has spoken to dozens of people about the elusive plans for what happens when WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab, nearly 85 years young, is no longer in charge.

    Finally, we turn our focus to cryptocurrencies. POLITICO's Erin Banco speaks to Anthony Scaramucci about the crypto industry's efforts to build back trust. And we hear from Dante Disparte, chief strategy officer and head of global policy for Circle, about how companies like Circle view industry regulation.

    • 23 min
    World Economic Forum guide: Richard Edelman on trust

    World Economic Forum guide: Richard Edelman on trust

    From Davos, Switzerland, the POLITICO crew unpacks the big global issues facing businesses, governments and international organizations as top leaders gather for this year's World Economic Forum.

    Host Suzanne Lynch is joined by Ryan Heath, Erin Banco and Alex Ward to debate which issues are likely to dominate over the coming days — everything from recession concerns to climate and crypto. The veterans on our crew reveal their top tips for surviving the dizzying week atop the magic mountain, and Ryan speaks to Richard Edelman, CEO of public relations firm Edelman, about the latest findings from his company's annual Trust Barometer.

    • 25 min
    Bonus interview with World Bank President David Malpass

    Bonus interview with World Bank President David Malpass

    Last week at a New York Times event during the U.N. General Assembly, World Bank President David Malpass dodged questions about the science of climate change and said, "I don't even know — I'm not a scientist." On the heels of the controversial comments, POLITICO reporter and Global Insider author Ryan Heath interviewed Malpass to get his perspective on the comments. They also examined the World Bank's approach to funding projects to combat climate change and the challenges facing global development amid concerns of economic recession.

    • 22 min
    Catching up to climate goals

    Catching up to climate goals

    A growing energy crisis, record greenhouse gas concentrations, and increasing extreme weather events, have been hot topics at this year's U.N. General Assembly. Climate action promised by countries worldwide has fallen far short of what's needed to meet the international goal to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. This week The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) held its first meeting of the new Global Leadership Council, a coalition of global public and private sector leaders created to help meet this goal. POLITICO reporter and Global Insider author Ryan Heath spoke with the Council's co-chairs—Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, and Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation—about the Council's role in helping accelerate and scale clean energy transitions, and maintaining momentum in tackling emissions targets. Sign up for the Global Insider newsletter here.

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