COVID-19 is changing the way we live. We face the urgent challenges of combating the virus and getting people back to work. Once this crisis phase has passed - and under the shadow of its possible return - we must rebuild our economies, reintegrate all aspects of society, and reshape policy and practice around the world to be more resilient against global threats.
In Reimagine, former Google CEO and co-founder of Schmidt Futures Eric Schmidt will engage in conversations with the world's leaders in government, business, science, and technology to reimagine the future of society after COVID-19. Eric will draw upon his expertise as a global business leader, scientist, and philanthropist to explore how we can mobilize people and technology to solve our current challenges at scale and to build a brighter future after this global crisis. Each conversation will probe a local, national, or global facet of COVID-19 and some will feature a call to action for listeners or a prize competition for the best ideas related to the insights of the episode.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Uniting Humanity
How can science bring us together? Astrophysicist, author, and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson closes out the first season of Reimagine by sharing his cosmic view of life and why understanding science is key to building back a better world.
Episode Length: 42 minutes
Reimagine with Eric Schmidt: Democracy After the Pandemic
With authoritarian powers rising around the world, how could democracy and global leadership shift after COVID? Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd discuss the future of democratic governance, the influence of China's growing power, and the forces that could shape the world order for decades to come.
Episode Length: 54 minutes
Reimagine with Eric Schmidt: Redefining the Workplace After COVID
The pandemic has upended work around the world. But, is it also a chance to rethink work and make it better? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant and former TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot discuss the challenges and opportunities of remote work, the gig economy, and the possibilities for improving where we spend more than one third of our adult lives.
Episode Length: 49 minutes
Reimagine with Eric Schmidt: Leadership During COVID
What does leadership look like amid a pandemic? Drawing on his decades-long career in public health and finance, former World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim shares his perspective on the leadership we need during COVID-19 and what earlier crises teach us about the steps to take when all hope seems lost.
Episode Length: 41 minutes
Reimagine with Eric Schmidt: How Cities Survive and Thrive
How should cities and public spaces evolve to prevent the spread of pathogens around us? Three experts offer their ideas for the future of urban life and shared space: Microbiologist and immunologist Michael Schmidt discusses the powerful antimicrobial properties of copper, architect Joel Sanders explains how different spatial designs can make healthier behavior more intuitive, and Alice Charles, leader of the World Economic Forum's Cities and Real Estate work streams, analyzes trends and ideas that will shape cities for decades to come.
Episode Length: 41 minutes
Reimagine with Eric Schmidt: Improving Education for Everyone
How can we make education more fair, efficient, and accessible for everyone? Founder and Chairman of Ashoka University, Ashish Dawan, discusses the evolving educational landscape in India and how technology is enabling more personalized learning. Then, economics professor, Dania Francis, dives into the American system and how we can start to address the racial and economic barriers holding back so many students.
Episode Length: 46 minutes
The Reimagine podcast comes at a time when we have an opportunity to build back in a new and better way. Eric does a great job investigating important issues with thought leaders to help us understand how we can improve. I hope we don’t return to what was normal but that we can create better ways to educate people, offer jobs that provide a decent livelihood, improve healthcare and use technology to advance so many things that benefit humanity and the environment.
Authentic and Empowering
With perceptive and positive conversations about the future of the world around us, Reimagine has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts! Eric is an excellent host, and the variety of top-notch guests is unparalleled. 🙌
This show gives me great optimism about the future.