The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.
The Freedom of Literacy
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director and CEO Maryana Iskander discusses freedom of information and literacy.
How to Preserve Dignity in the Digital Age
Digital privacy leader Danielle Citron discusses her forthcoming book "The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age."
Incarceration and Injustice
University of Connecticut historian Melanie Newport discusses the contemporary prison and jail system.
Paradoxes of Democracy and Illiberalism
Idaho State University scholar Zac Gershberg discusses the future of democracy and illiberalism in America.
Diagnosing the Infodemic
Committee to Protect Journalists executive director Robert Mahoney discusses the pandemic-era Fourth Estate.
Increasing Restrictions on the 1st Amendment in School
National Coalition Against Censorship executive director Christopher Finan discusses bans of books and reproductive choice.
Jan 7 episode
Is there a reason that your guest continually mispronounced Kamala Harris’ name and you let her get away with that?? Sad journalism.
... for Alexander's ongoing hard work, topical relevance, excellent discussion, and engaged guests.
Address Lincoln project fiasco
Longtime listener. You have supported the Lincoln Project hosting members on show. Now with the revelations in the press recently will you also address how the Lincoln Project fooled its own supporters and patrons? As a supporter of Project, I believe you too should address for your faithful audience. Let’s peel back the layers and see how much the onion stinks. Thank you.