25 episodes

Here’s the problem...the world is a mess; but a mediator and political scientist think they have figured out a way to change the current disheartening trajectory of our society. Motivated by a shared passion for creating a positive change in the world and empowering others to rise as leaders, Matthew DeSantis and Kelly Nagle founded the Teen Think Tank Project, with the vision of giving a future generation of change agents a voice in the world they will inherit.

In order to facilitate the goals of the Teen Think Tank Project and engage both our students and our listeners in thought-provoking conversations, we’ve created this podcast. Each week, thought leaders and experts will join Kelly to explore a specific problem facing our society. We will rely on fact-based information, listen to understand and challenge our own ingrained perspectives. Because at Here’s the Problem Podcast we believe that this is the only way to chart a course towards cooperation, empathy and ultimately effective change.

Here's the Problem Teen Think Tank Project

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Here’s the problem...the world is a mess; but a mediator and political scientist think they have figured out a way to change the current disheartening trajectory of our society. Motivated by a shared passion for creating a positive change in the world and empowering others to rise as leaders, Matthew DeSantis and Kelly Nagle founded the Teen Think Tank Project, with the vision of giving a future generation of change agents a voice in the world they will inherit.

In order to facilitate the goals of the Teen Think Tank Project and engage both our students and our listeners in thought-provoking conversations, we’ve created this podcast. Each week, thought leaders and experts will join Kelly to explore a specific problem facing our society. We will rely on fact-based information, listen to understand and challenge our own ingrained perspectives. Because at Here’s the Problem Podcast we believe that this is the only way to chart a course towards cooperation, empathy and ultimately effective change.

    S2 E12: Examining the Impact of the NBA's Social Protest Movement w/ Mark Medina

    S2 E12: Examining the Impact of the NBA's Social Protest Movement w/ Mark Medina

    Just after the conclusion of the NBA's 2020 season "in the bubble," USA Today's National NBA Reporter, Mark Medina, joined the podcast to talk with host Kelly Nagle about the social protest efforts of NBA players, former president Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric, human rights issues in China, and whether or not other sports can replicate the impact that the NBA has had on social justice issues.  

    • 51 min
    Exploring the Economics of Social Justice in Sports w/ Sports Business Education Panel

    Exploring the Economics of Social Justice in Sports w/ Sports Business Education Panel

    Mike Finkelstein of Rutgers University, Dave Torromeo of Manhattanville College, and Dave Perricone of Centenary University drop by the Winter Research Cohort to talk about the impact that sports has on society, the economics of professional athletics, and the role sports industry sponsors play in facilitating social change.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Changing the Conversation w/ Essence Carson

    Changing the Conversation w/ Essence Carson

    WNBA champion, All-Star, musician, humanitarian, and advocate Essence Carson joins the podcast to talk about racial inequality in America, the quest for basic human rights, the pandemic, and her summer in the WNBA bubble.    

    • 1 hr 2 min
    An American Athlete's Experience Abroad w/ Dominique Wilson

    An American Athlete's Experience Abroad w/ Dominique Wilson

    Former collegiate standout and international basketball player Dominique Wilson  joins the podcast to discuss her experience with social and racial injustices across the world and the importance of mental health when playing abroad.  

    Find your voice and create a better future at teenthinktankproject.com or on social media @teen_thinktank. Contact us at info@teenthinktankproject.com.

    • 50 min
    Reimagining Change (Part 2) w/ Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

    Reimagining Change (Part 2) w/ Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

    In the second part of our conversation with former NBA player and social justice advocate, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf joins Matt DeSantis and the Teen Think Tank Project Winter Research cohort for spirited, insightful, and heartfelt conversation on what it takes to effect meaningful change in society. 

    Find your voice and create a better future at teenthinktankproject.com or on social media @teen_thinktank. Contact us at info@teenthinktankproject.com.

    • 51 min
    Reimagining Change (Part 1) w/ Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

    Reimagining Change (Part 1) w/ Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

    Former NCAA & NBA stand out and social justice advocate Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf sits down with host Kelly Nagle talk to about the misconceptions surrounding his protest, his inspiration for seeking social justice and how to think outside the box to create change in the first part of a multi-episode discussion.

    Find your voice and create a better future at teenthinktankproject.com or on social media @teen_thinktank. Contact us at info@teenthinktankproject.com.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

BernieJShee ,

This is exciting !!!!!!

For someone whose not a full time podcast listener... this podcast may just make me one.. What an amazing idea!!!!! These kids are smart, honest and THEY GET IT... There is hope yet for this world!!!!

Legal Warrior ,

Great Group of Brilliant Kids - Our Future!

Matt

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