The aid industry, NGO world, or the nonprofit universe... whatever you call it, that's our beat at Humanosphere. Our podcast is a weekly look at global health and the fight against poverty, hosted by journalist Tom Paulson, Humanosphere's irreverent and indefatigible editor.
See you later! The final Humanosphere podcast – for now
For today's final Humanosphere podcast, we're going to talk about ourselves - why we do what we do, what are some of our favorite stories and where we go from here. Due to lack of funding, we must now take a break.
What we mean when we talk about terrorism: A chat with Rebecca Wolfe of Mercy Corps
For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we are talking with Rebecca J. Wolfe of Mercy Corps about how we talk about terrorism. No, that's not a grammatical error. We wanted to ask Wolfe, an expert on violence prevention, about the standard narrative around terrorism and if it over-simplifies or disguises some of the less-appreciated root causes of violent extremism.
Inequality rising: A chat with Chuck Collins on what’s driving the world crazy
For today's Humanosphere podcast, we talk with Chuck Collins at Inequality.org, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C. Collins is the author of several books warning against rising wealth concentration and inequality, most recently Born on Third Base.
A conversation with Laurie Garrett about the road ahead for the WHO
The 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva just elected a new director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. But underfunded and over strapped, what does the road ahead look like for the WHO? To answer that question for us in today's Humanosphere podcast, we caught up with Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Getting to zero: Rotary’s stubborn campaign to rid the world of polio
How close are we to ridding the world of polio, why has it taken so long, and why does this one disease campaign matter so much? For this Humanosphere podcast, Tom Murphy talks with Carol Pandak, director of Rotary’s PolioPlus program. Folks have probably heard Bill and Melinda Gates speak over the years about how [...]
Warren Buffett’s son Peter talks about his music, activism and the need for a new world view
For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with Peter Buffett, musician, author, activist and youngest son of legendary investor Warren Buffett. Peter Buffett may be more low-profile than his father. But he is a lot more outspoken when it comes to politics, equity and what he thinks humanity needs.