In Deep with Angie Coiro - Newsmaker Interviews,
In Deep with Angie Coiro - Newsmaker Interviews,
Susan Fowler – Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber
Show Summary: Susan Fowler was born determined. From a life of childhood poverty she pushed her way to an Ivy League school. She swam upstream against misogynist Silicon Valley culture to land jobs in line with her energy and intellect. Then she blew it all wide open with a blog post in 2017, detailing the day-to-day sexism she'd had to confront as an engineer at Uber. That viral post, coupled with #MeToo, transformed both her own life and the halls of misogynist power. Fowler has capitalized on the phenomenon to advocate for equality, support, and fairness in Silicon Valley. She's worked for labor reforms, including a push to eliminate arbitration agreements. The New York Times cited Fowler’s "unique brand of courage, clarity of mind, and moral purpose" in hiring her as its technology opinion editor. Susan Fowler sat down with Angie Coiro to discuss her new book, Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber.
Conor Dougherty – Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America
Show Summary: Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone wrong. Nowhere is this more visible than in the San Francisco Bay Area, where fleets of private buses ferry software engineers past the tarp-and-plywood shanties where the homeless make their homes. The adage that California is a glimpse of the nation’s future has become a cautionary tale. Angie sits down with New York Times economics reporter Conor Dougherty to discuss his new book, Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America, a penetrating look into the crisis of housing in America.
Diane Ravitch: Slaying Goliath - The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools
Show Summary: Privatized schools were sold to the American public as a cut above— an avenue to the best education, drawing from under-performing public schools that doomed children to lower standards. At the same time, says education authority Diane RavitchDiane Ravitch, Common Core was touted as the best route to at least basic educational success for all young students. Both, Ravitch says, have failed spectacularly. Privatization has turned schools into profit machines less concerned with student success than the bottom line. Public schools have been gutted in their wake. And Common Core has caused tremendous problems for students and teachers. Diane Ravitch served in education posts under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Her latest book, Slaying Goliath, takes on what she calls the "Disrupters," intent on promoting the privatization of our struggling education system. Unafraid of naming names, she cites the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, the Waltons (Walmart), Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others, on the right and the left, as well as corporations, foundations, etc. sacrificing the public in favor of profit.
Kelly MacGonigal: The Joy of Movement
Show Summary: What if the key to feeling vividly alive and energetic in your body is closer than you think? No matter what your past experience with exercise has been—from finding it a chore to falling in love with a favorite activity—it is possible to find happiness and meaning through movement. Acclaimed Stanford research psychologist Kelly McGonigal, who once offered readers a transformative new approach to stress, now looks beyond the gym and around the world to find the secrets of joy in movement. To Tanzania, where one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in the world live; to a Julliard dance class for Parkinson’s sufferers; to London, where volunteers combine fitness with community service. Her new book The Joy of Movement draws on neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, and anthropology to illustrate the link between well-being and movement.
David Talbot: Between Heaven and Hell, the Story of my Stroke
Show Summary: A deeply personal interview with David Talbot, bestselling author of The Devil's Chessboard, Season of the Witch, and numerous others. After Talbot suffered a debilitating stroke, the journalist and historian turned inward, and came away with shifting priorities and a touching, honest, and suprisingly uplifting examination of mortality.Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke
Steve Inskeep: Imperfect Union, Jesse and John Fremont
Show Summary: With an election year upon us, we are reminded that we have been through this before. The United States in the mid-1840s, for example, was a country in the middle of a major transformation, pushing its boundaries to extend from coast to coast to claim what many in that era asserted was America's Manifest Destiny. A new book by NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep tells us this story through the tale of a political power couple who personified the ambition of that era. His book, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity and Helped Cause the Civil War, finds some similarities with today's political situation in the United States. Tamim Ansary and Angie Coiro discuss the price and the prospect of this singularly connected moment in human history.
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Better than Fresh Air
In Deep has a similar format to Fresh Air, but I find that Angie Coiro asks questions that Terry Gross might not. Angie is willing to challenge her guests and makes the discussion very engaging.
The show also often has a live audience, and their input makes the show lively.
Where can I hear more of this?
Angie is a great interviewer and has interesting guests. I hope she does more podcasts soon.
good podcast -- where are new episodes?
I was really enjoying the breadth and depth of these discussions, but In Deep has not shown up on iTunes since February. ???