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the nantucket project is committed to promoting the benefits of meaning shared and intentional connection. over a decade, tnp has gathered 500 people annually for a four-day experience of original films, music, talks, curiosity and wonder. at the beginning, co-founder Tom Scott was told, “the heart of your work is creating conversations.” this helped shape all that has come since. since 2017, tnp has extended the reach of those conversations with the neighborhood project, groups of people, gathering together to watch a tnp film, talk and get real. we’ve brought this same focus on honest and meaningful conversation to our podcast. Tom's promise with this show — “we’re going to go out and continue to look for meaning, package it, and share it with you.”

the nantucket project the nantucket project

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the nantucket project is committed to promoting the benefits of meaning shared and intentional connection. over a decade, tnp has gathered 500 people annually for a four-day experience of original films, music, talks, curiosity and wonder. at the beginning, co-founder Tom Scott was told, “the heart of your work is creating conversations.” this helped shape all that has come since. since 2017, tnp has extended the reach of those conversations with the neighborhood project, groups of people, gathering together to watch a tnp film, talk and get real. we’ve brought this same focus on honest and meaningful conversation to our podcast. Tom's promise with this show — “we’re going to go out and continue to look for meaning, package it, and share it with you.”

    rp daily: are you looking for clear, factual, no b.s. answers on covid?

    rp daily: are you looking for clear, factual, no b.s. answers on covid?

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    are you looking for clear, factual, no b.s. answers on covid? disinformation about covid-19 can spread just as rapidly as the virus itself. as tom begins a trip down the mississippi river for the “american neighbor” documentary by the nantucket project, he and rp discuss the different attitudes about the pandemic across the nation, from mask wearing to conspiracy theories and how disinformation can counter productive disease control. meanwhile, as vaccines are rushed to be created, nationalism comes into play: how could the united states have been more globally minded, and thus helped combat covid-19 at home and abroad?







    tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  







    rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.















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    [00:00:19] RP, welcome. Good to see you. Good to see it. I'm going to start with this trip, if I can. We show you this. Over here about it. So we leave. I'll leave tomorrow morning. I'm going to I'm in it for the first part of the trip. I'm going from here to Ann Arbor, Michigan, with another guy and we both have our motorcycles. We're gonna do the first 14 hours. We're gonna do a study of an interstate versus a blue highway. So we're gonna do interstate day one in a U-Haul with our motorcycles in the back. And then from then on, it'll be all blue highways and we'll end up in Lake Itasca, which is the source of the Mississippi. And that'll happen on the 21st of July. And then our first event at night is on the 22nd in Minneapolis. We have back to back shows. They're not shows. They're conversations in Minneapolis on the 22nd and the twenty third. And you can see all the dates here. And then we'll end up in New Orleans. You'll see there on August the 2nd. And then we'll make our way back from there. You know, I want to thank the people from Sloan have been incredibly supportive to us. By the way, Arpey, they're making all this possible, so I want to thank them. Oh, yeah. Great. Yeah, good. They're the best. Yeah, it's been great. Let's let's do can we let's do a show. Let's really keep talking to this. I want to do a show on Graham Allen, CEO Sloan's message on Vimeo. To his employees and what he's done with the mayors, the d.a.'s and police chiefs, the towns where they employ thousands of people. How he's asked them what they're doing to address police brutality. Cool. 

     

    [00:01:57] Yeah, I like that. 

     

    [00:02:01] And, you know, the first the first our first meeting is with Keith Ellison, the attorney general of Minnesota. And then each night we have. A gathering of a mixed group of people in there, it's conversation driven, Neil Phillips and Simon Greer, the two guys out front, Neil Phillips, who some of you may remember, RPN, I had Neil on a few weeks back. He runs Visible Men down in Florida. Just an amazing guy. And Simon Greer was. He was in the Obama administration. He was the chief community organizer in the Obama administration, but he's played a variety of roles. But he runs these things called courageous conversations. He's as good a conductor of a powerful conversation as I've ever. Yeah. Powerful conversation as I've ever seen. And then more travel with a whole group,

    • 46 min
    rp daily: never ending covid

    rp daily: never ending covid

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    never ending covid. the nation is in a resurgence of covid-19 cases. the virus is being passed in bars, through shopping, parties, and an infinite list of places and events where people are doing the simple action of coming together. there’s a toll we pay for not doing this, but as rp eddy explains in today’s episode, the pandemic will continue to drag on if we don’t enact vigilant measures of social distancing, mask wearing, and cleaning. how will schools—vital to the education, nutrition, and job market of the nation—open? will this summer become safer or more dangerous for infections?







    tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  







    rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.















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    [00:00:16] OK, RP. 

     

    [00:00:19] It is Tuesday. Today is the 14th of July, having spoken to you in a little bit, Covid, Covid, and more Covid. 

     

    [00:00:31] There's just a lot of Covid talk going on right now. My general feeling is that, you know, the headlines are pretty heavy and you're seeing some reversals in places like California. 

     

    [00:00:43] But I also feel a sense of sort of just true exasperation where people are sort of throwing their hands up, throwing their hands up innocent. 

     

    [00:00:49] Again, my impression in the sense that they don't really expect the feds to do anything. I guess on a state level, things may happen. I dropped one of my sons off at camp last week after he was, you know, tested negative for the disease. And I'm trying to keep my own head. You've given advice that is about being your own leader and practicing being covered smart. I think my own behavior is primarily covered smart. But I'm also about to take a team on the road to travel down the Mississippi to do a variety of conversations to clarify. They are all outside. They will all have masks. They will all have safe practices and they'll be small. You're talking like 15 people on 11 different nights. So I got a lot on my mind and it's not easy. But if you could react to two things, one, I'd like to talk today a little bit about our trip and to what the hell like the big world is talking a lot about it again. And things seem out of control in a way, or it's certainly the media tells it that way. 

     

    [00:01:54] There is a reversal. It's great to see you, Tom, and great to see you, too. 

     

    [00:01:59] There's a there's a there's this weird irony I think is true about this disease, which is if it was a little more deadly, it would have killed less people. And because it kills less than one percent of the entire group of people who are infected and because that crowd tends to be older, not entirely, and thereby kind of a hidden death. 

     

    [00:02:23] We had this in America and a couple other nations, not many, this lagging, lagging, lagging sense of taking it at all seriously. 

     

    [00:02:32] In that moment of lagging, you're taking it seriously, led to that leadership vacuum, led to a lot of room for us to start fighting among ourselves about nonfactual aspects. B******t, basically. Sorry, Mom. And my mom told me not to curse as much.

    • 41 min
    rp daily: a check on vaccine

    rp daily: a check on vaccine

    today, tom and rp discuss the current state of covid-19; as states begin to reopen at different rates, discrepancies in the severity of the pandemic are more and more evident. they cover sweden’s failed “herd immunity” experiment, the speed of the vaccine’s development, and how likely it is for americans to want a vaccine in the first place. the fourth of july has passed, and after celebrations occurred across america, tom and rp ask how seriously many americans are taking the pandemic.



    tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.



    rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

    • 24 min
    rp daily: independence day

    rp daily: independence day

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    independence day. this independence day is like no other, as is the state of the nation: covid-19 numbers are spiking, widespread protests against racism continue, and a lack of leadership at the helm of the government is more evident than ever. all of this begs to ask: how do we celebrate this independence day—together, socially distant, or at all? what are the implications of celebrating a country in this current state? tom and rp unpack patriotism and its ever-changing definition on a remarkable july 4th weekend. 







    tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  







    rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.















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    [00:00:16] Hi, everybody. My name is Tom Scott. Welcome, Fourth of July weekend. It's Fourth of July time. I can't believe it's that time again, mostly because I sort of for some reason, I had this psychological sense of it will end, the summer will start, we'll do summer and then we'll have the Fourth of July. 

     

    [00:00:38] It's like here I am in the garage. 

     

    [00:00:40] Here comes the Fourth of July and Robin Till stay home. 

     

    [00:00:45] Yeah. 

     

    [00:00:47] I mean, it's you know, I as usual, I don't know exactly how to consume or or consider the News of the World. 

     

    [00:00:58] And let me just add that there was a moment earlier this week, and I think I'm still there, but I was very cognizant of how how much I was there earlier in the week, which is. 

     

    [00:01:16] This world is completely chaotic. I don't know where anything in this world stands. And just as an example, like what's the Republican Party? Who's on the right? What does the left stand for? What's next with George Floyd? What's next with Kofod? What's going to happen to the economy? Where are the kids going to school. I could go on and on and on. You know, there's just so many things going on. And it does feel to me like we're now all speaking a form of psychobabble. Now, I just want to add that in part because of the show, because people communicate with me about the show through social media. I'm more in Facebook in particular than I used to be. And Facebook is a mess. I mean, it is just a mess. The back and forth and the things people say and the things that they post, it's just like, why how can that be enjoyable to somebody? Now I understand why it's a dopamine rush. Like, I understand the the car wreck aspect to it. I'm not seeing the the joy or the information side of what it is. So anyway, I just said a lot. 

     

    [00:02:23] But but I really in my whole life I've never felt so strongly. And it may just be an emotion of of sorts, but I think there's actually a lot of logic in it where I feel like, what is this country like? What is this moment? 

     

    [00:02:37] We are, yeah. I mean, we're leaderless. We're rudderless. We don't know which way the oceans are moving. You asked a lot of great questions. We don't have a lot of the things that often give us solace. We don't have sport unless you want to watch MDMA all day or South Korean baseball. And into your first point, we thought that perhaps this would be some degree return to normalcy and it's not....

    • 58 min
    rp daily: in mask we trust

    rp daily: in mask we trust

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    in mask we trust. following up to friday’s episode with police chief william bratton, tom and rp discuss leadership in police departments. going further into the episode, they turn to the topic of covid-19 and it’s resurgence in states that were not initially impacted: how can it be handled in rural areas? at what rate is the pandemic still spreading? rp points out the full capacity of icu’s in texas and arizona, the politicization of face masks, and the varying degrees of leadership across different levels of the american government. 







    tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  







    rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.















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    • 51 min
    rp daily: re-imagine the police

    rp daily: re-imagine the police

    tom and rp sit down to discuss the state of policing in america with police chief william bratton. amid mounting encouragement to reform policing in america, bratton discusses systemic changes from both outside and inside the police. bratton served as the New York City police commissioner for two terms (1994–1996 and 2014–2016) after previously serving as the Boston police commissioner. he also took on the role of chief of police in L.A. and continues to influence American law enforcement today. he is the author of the book Turnaround.



    tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.



    rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

    • 47 min

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