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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, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.

Solvable Pushkin Industries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 473 Ratings

Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.

    Remote Music Collabroation Online (in real time) is Solvable

    Remote Music Collabroation Online (in real time) is Solvable

    Mike Dickey is co-founder and chairman of the JackTrip Foundation and the creator of Virtual Studio.
    The awkward and disjointed experience of making music over the internet is a solvable problem. Virtual Studio is a device that works with the open source software application JackTrip to enable musicians of all ages to collaborate across locations online.

    Virtual Studio
    JackTrip Open Source Software Application
    JamKazam
    11 Tools for Collaborating on Music Remotely
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    • 20 min
    Culturally Competent and Financially Sustainable Healthcare

    Culturally Competent and Financially Sustainable Healthcare

    Dr. Lutfi Lokman co-founded Hospitals Beyond Boundaries to provide culturally competent and financially sustainable healthcare. His clinic follows a model pioneered by Muhammad Yunus (founder of the Grameen Bank) which leans on cross-subsidization to address the healthcare needs of economically diverse communities.

    Here are a few additional resources related to this episode:
    Hospitals Beyond Boundaries
    NGOs in Cambodia: It’s Complicated The Diplomat, Dec. 2013
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    • 19 min
    Political Demonization is Solvable (again)

    Political Demonization is Solvable (again)

    Flavia Kleiner is the co-founder of Operation Libero. The organization works to combat populism in Switzerland. Operation Libero has launched and won a variety of proactive campaigns to promote a more diverse and inclusive Switzerland. (This conversation was originally published in 2019)
    Here are a few additional resources related to this episode:
    Change the narrative: how a Swiss group is beating rightwing populists, The Guardian April 2019
    Swiss voters appear to reject limiting jobs for EU citizens, Associated Press, Sept 2020
    Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Special thanks to Heather Fain, Eric Sandler, Kobe Guilford, Carly Migliori and Khadijah Holland.
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    • 24 min
    Disinformation is Solvable

    Disinformation is Solvable

    Emily Bazelon is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She believes that disinformation is solvable. 
    Want to learn more about this and get more involved? Here are some ways to do so:
    “The Problem of Free Speech in an Age of Disinformation,” Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine, Oct 15, 2020
    The Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
    Election Integrity Partnership
    Avaaz
    Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society 
    The Landscape For Campaign Finance, 10 Years After Citizens United, Ari Shapiro with Nate Persily for NPR, Jan 21, 2020
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    • 29 min
    Solvable Presents: Brave New Planet

    Solvable Presents: Brave New Planet

    Eric Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and was a leader of the Human Genome Project. His new podcast Brave New Planet weighs the pros and cons of a wide range of innovations in science.
    You can subscribe to The Brave New Planet feed, wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 16 min
    Solvable: Stereotypical Refugee Narratives

    Solvable: Stereotypical Refugee Narratives

    Ahmed Badr is an Iraqi-American writer, social entrepreneur, former refugee and the founder of Narratio. Narratio is a creative platform and set of initiatives that carve out spaces for displaced young people to transcend the tragedies that may have initially caused their displacement.

    Here are a few additional resources related to this episode:
    Narratio.org
    While the Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, and Art from Young Refugees Around the World 

    Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Special thanks to Heather Fain, Eric Sandler, Carly Migliori and Khadijah Holland.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
473 Ratings

473 Ratings

S......k ,

Makes me happy

I really enjoy the tone and information from this podcast. With all that is going on in the world, listening to stories about people out there solving life’s problems is uplifting to say the least. However, Jacob should not be a podcast host - I’m sorry but his lisp is so pronounced that it’s all I hear and I just can’t get through those episodes...may be just a personal preference. Still really enjoy the message.

tjkingston ,

Disappointing execution of an interesting premise

Coming from Pushkin, the Publisher of the exceptional podcast “Revisionist History”, I was expecting this show to be similar, but was disappointed.

This is an interview show for authors to promote their new books.

ghostmouse1 ,

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