This is The Dive. We bring you experts from Harvard, Stanford and beyond for conversations on the most pressing issues. From the coronavirus pandemic to the US election cycle and the climate crisis, this is an original news podcast for curious and inquiring thinkers.
What Does Brexit Even Mean?
Anand Menon knows Brexit through and through. He is the director of http://ukandeu.ac.uk/ (The UK in a Changing Europe) and professor of European politics and foreign affairs at King’s College London.
In this episode, he wonderfully breaks down what the UK has gotten itself into, why an agreement was so hard to reach and who came out as the winner of Brexit.
How To Stop The Pandemic
Dr. Michael Mina is a Harvard epidemiologist and immunologist.
When the pandemic hit, he put aside all of his previous work to fight the virus. Since he has developed a strategy to stop the pandemic and is consulting governments to implement it. The strategy does not focus on the vaccine but on easy to produce, and even easier to use, paper strip rapid tests.
As the pandemic claims 1,7 million deaths, even with a speedy rollout, many more people will die before getting vaccinated; except they don't have to according to Dr. Mina’s plan.
The Personal is Political with Chasten Buttigieg
Chasten Buttigieg, a beloved educator, rose to public fame when his husband - Pete Buttiegieg - became the first openly gay major presidential candidate.
At first, Chasten, who is in his early 30s, did not think he'd fit in political circles. However he had a great deal to share with the American people, and I am not just talking about his great sense of humor. His struggles of coming out, student and medical debt, and failing to find the promised American dream are relatable for millions of people across the country. On this episode, he's decided to open up about all of them
Who Is Winning The White House?
To help us understand the final stretch of the presidential race and what to expect on election week, we sit down with Margaret Talev. Talev is the White House and politics editor at Axios, a CNN political analyst, and a Harvard Kennedy School lecturer; so in other words we could’t be in better hands!
Why Is It So Hard To Vote In America?
Voting in America is very difficult, from registering, staying registered to having the vote ultimately counted. Renowned voting rights activists and experts LaTosha Brown and Tova Wang explain how millions of Americans are left out of voting and what we can do about it.
The Truth Behind Fake News
Renée DiResta is the technical research manager at https://cyber.fsi.stanford.edu/io/content/io-landing-page-2 (Stanford Internet Observatory) where she researches malign narratives online. She has advised Congress, the State Department and many other institutions. She also writes for the Atlantic, Wired and many other publications.
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Very informative and a refreshing way to look at the news
A great podcast for, as the title says, a deeper dive on important topics. In a world where we are used to consume and digest news in snippets, it's great to spend time with experts who look at all side of a topic with the rigor you would find in an academic classs.