109 episodes

Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, hosted by Ronald Young Jr., will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Solvable Pushkin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 561 Ratings

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Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, hosted by Ronald Young Jr., will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Hitler’s Olympics Part 1: The Blue-Eyed Tornado

    Hitler’s Olympics Part 1: The Blue-Eyed Tornado

    In the early 1930s, Adolf Hitler granted a rare interview to the American journalist Dorothy Thompson. When Hitler later came to power, and prepared to stage the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Thompson’s warning about the man she’d met would frame the central debate over the games: Should we go? 
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    • 36 min
    Courage is Contagious: Mike & Tommy

    Courage is Contagious: Mike & Tommy

    In the waning days of the Vietnam War, two Navy SEALs were dropped into enemy territory for a routine scouting mission. But within hours, Michael Thornton and Thomas Norris would be battling to save their team – and each other – against terrible odds. What Michael Thornton did that day would become SEAL legend…and a lesson in the true nature of courage. 
    Special thanks to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
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    • 31 min
    Lessons from the Final Table

    Lessons from the Final Table

    Welcome to Risky Business, a show about making better decisions.
    Today, Maria has lessons from a poker tournament she recently played in Monte Carlo, where she made it to the final table. Then, Nate discusses what RFK Jr.’s impressive polling numbers could mean for Biden and Trump. And Nate and Maria discuss Caitlin Clark and what her story tells us – or doesn’t – about the gender pay gap. 
    Further Reading:
    The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova
    On The Edge by Nate Silver (forthcoming)
    "RFK Jr. Says Doctors Found a Dead Worm in His Brain" (NYT)
    "What the conversation about Caitlin Clark’s pay gets wrong" (CNN)
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    The Leap from Maria Konnikova
    Silver Bulletin from Nate Silver
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    • 39 min
    The IT Revolution

    The IT Revolution

    The digital revolution has been happening for a while now, but with 5G, it’s about to reach a whole new level. IT departments are about to rule the world. So in this paid partnership with T-Mobile for Business, Malcolm sits with leaders in the world of retail and healthcare to discuss how their industries are changing.
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    • 28 min
    Introducing Weight For It from Ronald Young Jr.

    Introducing Weight For It from Ronald Young Jr.

    Former Solvable host Ronald Young Jr has a new podcast! “Weight For It unpacks the nuanced thoughts of fat folks, and of all folks who think about their weight all the time. Through narrative storytelling and some memoir, host Ronald Young Jr. hopes to have the conversations that we tend to avoid when it comes to our bodies.” Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts: https://apple.co/45kiRLG
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    • 11 min
    Paul Rosolie, Protecting the Amazon Rainforest

    Paul Rosolie, Protecting the Amazon Rainforest

    Paul Rosolie is an Amazon Rainforest conservationist, author, and filmmaker. He is the co-founder of Tamandua Expeditions and Junglekeepers.

    Here are links to those organizations he mentions in this episode:
    Www.Junglekeepers.org 
    Www.Tamanduajungle.com 
    Www.PaulRosolie.com
    Save the Sunlight, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

    Solvable is produced by Jocelyn Frank, research by David Zha, booking by Lisa Dunn, editorial support for Keishel Williams. The Managing Producer is Sachar Mathias and the Executive Producer is Mia Lobel.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
561 Ratings

561 Ratings

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Please interview Glen Merzer

Climate change IS solvable!!
Please interview Glen Merzer.
He has written a very important book, Food Is Climate. He is a great interviewee. He has written for television. He has done standup.

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Very thought provoking

Got started with Ronald Young Jr.’s interview with Bill Mckibben on fossil fuels and I am hooked! More Ronald! Very smooth delivery and a voice perfect for the role. Great stuff!

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