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Katie Couric has questions. And on her new show, Next Question with Katie Couric, she’s determined to find answers—with a little help from the most captivating personalities in news, politics, and pop culture. For example: How did watching people play video games become a billion-dollar industry? Could CBD possibly be the key to overcoming pain and addiction? Does social media spur online radicalization? And what happens when at-home DNA tests reveal devastating family secrets? Join the award-winning journalist as she explores the people, movements, and issues changing our lives and redefining our world.

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Katie Couric has questions. And on her new show, Next Question with Katie Couric, she’s determined to find answers—with a little help from the most captivating personalities in news, politics, and pop culture. For example: How did watching people play video games become a billion-dollar industry? Could CBD possibly be the key to overcoming pain and addiction? Does social media spur online radicalization? And what happens when at-home DNA tests reveal devastating family secrets? Join the award-winning journalist as she explores the people, movements, and issues changing our lives and redefining our world.

    TURNOUT Episode 4: ‘Young people are the moral compass of the country’

    TURNOUT Episode 4: ‘Young people are the moral compass of the country’

    This week on Turnout with Katie Couric: the power and drive of youth activism. First, 19-year-old youth activist Tyler Okeke makes the case for lowering the voting age to 16. Then, Katie talks with activist, author and podcast host DeRay Mckesson on his own youth activism and how to get this new protest generation to turnout for elections (hint: make voting easier!). We also hear advice from civil rights activists on where they find inspiration and why it’s important to keep paving the way, to make the world better and easier, for those who come after you.
    More about the guests and organizations mentioned in this episode:
    Courtland Cox, activist and veteran of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Tyler Okeke, Vote at 16 Youth Organizer for Power California
    DeRay McKesson, activist, author of the book, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope,” and host of the podcast “Pod Save the People” from Crooked Media
    Rock The Vote, youth empowerment organization
    Judy Richardson, documentary filmmaker and veteran of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
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    • 36 min
    TURNOUT Episode 3: ‘A guerrilla act of subversion’

    TURNOUT Episode 3: ‘A guerrilla act of subversion’

    This week on Turnout, Katie Couric explores how disinformation is used to suppress the vote and how it’s being tackled by activists and citizens alike. While disinformation has been used to subvert the voting process for decades, long before the internet, it is now thriving online like never before. “Bad actors” are lurking behind your screen and on your social media platforms, eager to sew chaos and distrust in the election system. But, fear not! There’s hope and also something YOU can do. Jesse Littlewood from Common Cause shares tips for how to spot disinformation on the internet and what to do about it (hint: don’t engage!). And, in an effort to provide some sort of check to Facebook’s unbalanced power, British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr tells us how her group, the “Real Facebook Oversight Board,” plans to hold Mark Zuckerberg’s feet to the fire. 
    More about the guests and organizations featured in this episode:
    Jesse Littlewood is the vice president for campaigns at Common Cause.
    As part of its election protection work, Common Cause has launched a Stop Cyber Suppression program, where you can report disinformation or join the Common Cause Action Team’s Social Media Monitoring program.
    Carole Cadwalladr is a British Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist who broke the Cambridge Analytica story after working with whistleblower Christopher Wylie for a year.
    The Real Facebook Oversight Board
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    • 33 min
    TURNOUT Episode 2: ‘I’m coming back to Selma to start a movement’

    TURNOUT Episode 2: ‘I’m coming back to Selma to start a movement’

    Sheyann Webb-Christburg was eight years old when she first met Martin Luther King, Jr. It was late 1964 and Dr. King was in Selma, Alabama, to organize a voter registration campaign to draw attention to the need for legislation that would ensure Black Americans could safely and freely vote, because in the 1960s, particularly in Southern states like Alabama, that was certainly not the case. “Black folks couldn’t vote,” Sheyann’s father said when asked if he had ever cast a ballot. On this episode of Turnout with Katie Couric, Katie explores the historic struggle of Black enfranchisement — from the moments of brief political prosperity during Reconstruction, to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the election of President Barack Obama, and the ongoing fight to restore voting rights to people with past convictions. Woven throughout the episode is Sheyann’s story of being Martin Luther King’s smallest Freedom Fighter and what she witnessed on that Bloody Sunday in Selma in 1965. Katie also interviews Desmond Meade, President and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, about his inspiring life story as a formerly homeless returned citizen who in 2018 helped restore voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians.
    More about the guests and organizations featured in this episode:
    Sheyann Webb-Christburg, civil rights activist, youth advocate and co-author of the book and movie “Selma, Lord, Selma.”
    Gilda Daniels, law professor at the University of Baltimore law school, litigation director at the Advancement Project, and author of “Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America.”
    Dr. Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, author of several books including, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy.”
    Desmond Meade, president and executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and author of “Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returned Citizens.”
    Annette Scott, a volunteer with The League of Women Voters, working primarily with the New Jersey Reentry Corporation leading voter registration education.
    *Content warning: This episode contains descriptions of violence that some listeners might find disturbing.*
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    • 53 min
    TURNOUT Episode 1: ‘Democracy is a group sport’

    TURNOUT Episode 1: ‘Democracy is a group sport’

    The right to vote can sometimes be described as a “struggle,” a “fight,” even a “war.”
    But how did this come to be and who has been fighting to make every generation’s path to the ballot a little less arduous? On this episode of Turnout, Katie Couric goes back to the beginning, to find out what our founding can tell us about the continuing war on voting rights. Katie speaks with historian and biographer Jon Meacham about the framers’ hopes and dreams and who was left out of the more perfect union they designed. Then, Wendy Weiser, of the Brennan Center for Justice, and voting and Civil Rights expert Gilda Daniels help define voter suppression — and the many names it goes by. Finally, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown shares the ways she is helping to modernize her state’s election system — and the ways the rest of the country can and should follow suit.
    Guests:
    Jon Meacham, author “His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope”
    Wendy R. Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law
    Gilda Daniels, law professor at the University of Baltimore law school, litigation director at the Advancement Project, and author of “Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America.”
    Charles Stewart III, MIT professor of political science and founder and director of the MIT Election Lab
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown
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    • 32 min
    Back to Biz with Katie and Boz: Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger

    Back to Biz with Katie and Boz: Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger

    On this special episode of Back to Biz with Katie and Boz, Katie takes the mic solo and shares her conversation with Disney Executive Chairman, Bob Iger. Early on, Iger dreamed of becoming the next Walter Conkrite and landed a job as the local weatherman for a small upstate New York TV station. He soon realized he was better suited behind the camera and began working his way up the corporate ladder at ABC, eventually leading the network’s sports and entertainment divisions. In 2005, he was named Disney’s CEO, ultimately transforming the beloved brand into a global powerhouse through a series of bold acquisitions -- Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm all joined the Disney family during Iger’s tenure. Along the way, he built a reputation for his kindness, integrity, and enthusiastic appreciation of creative talent. He stepped down as CEO in February of this year, assuming the role of Executive Chairman. Soon after, the pandemic hit and the world changed seemingly overnight -- particularly for Disney, a company built on in-person experiences like theme parks, movies, sports, and cruise lines. As Iger helps lead the company through perhaps the most challenging time of its nearly 100-year history, he speaks with Katie about this unprecedented moment along with all the other twists and turns of his remarkable life and career.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Introducing: Turnout with Katie Couric

    Introducing: Turnout with Katie Couric

    In this new limited series, Award-winning journalist Katie Couric explores America's voting wars, from the founding of this "more perfect union" to today. What unfolds is a struggle for power — both the fight to keep it and the fight to reclaim it through the ballot. Turnout: It's about so much more than this election.
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

Dizzydahlia ,

Limousine liberals

I listened to the podcast with Steve Schmidt.
One point that he made about why people have aligned themselves with Trump was spot on. He said that some Democrats don’t appreciate everyday laborers. Americans who do the hard work, get dirt under their fingernails and then shower at the end of the day.
Limousine liberals seemingly look down their nose at these Americans. Hillary Clinton is the poster child for this type of Democrat and that’s why she lost to Trump
Democrats better smarten up and adjust their messaging.

MichVMN ,

Whoosh

When the interview with Steve Schmidt concluded his words were ringing in my ears. I realized I had been holding my breath and let out this wide whoosh of air in the car ..now that’s a phenomenal interview.

elm 1961 ,

Steve Schmidt interview

Well done! So informative and even more eye opening info than I thought we already knew about Trump! You are a great interviewer... you ask all the questions we would if we could!!

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