Podcast by Rhys Lindmark
#81 Betsy Cooper: How Technologists Can Craft Policy
Betsy Cooper is the Director of The Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub, a Y-Combinator for tech policy. We chat about Betsy's work teaching technologists to shape government policy.
Apply to their fellowship by Feb 22: https://www.aspentechpolicyhub.org/programs/
#80 David Christian: How Big History Helps Us Understand Our Long Now
David Christian is a historian who has helped found the field of Big History. He has written multiple books on the subject, including my favorite, Origin Story. With Bill Gates, he is co-founder of the Big History Project, which has built free on-line high-school courses in big history.
#79 Scott Dikkers, The Onion: How Fake News and Polarization Have Changed Satire
Scott Dikkers was a founding editor of The Onion, and is the publication's longest-serving editor-in-chief. He co-wrote and edited two brilliant Onion books—our Dumb Century (NYT #1 bestseller) and Our Dumb World. He also helped kickstart The Onion’s online presence, including The Onion News Network.
#78 Martha Minow: When Should Law Forgive?
Martha Minow is a legal scholar and the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University. She served as the Dean of Harvard Law School between 2009 and 2017. Martha has been called "one of the world's leading human rights scholars" and has written nearly 20 books. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama said, "When I was at Harvard Law School I had a teacher who changed my life -- Martha Minow."
We chat about her recent book, When Should Law Forgive?, and apply it to our current moment—pardons, polarization, student debt.
#77 Eli Pariser: Creating Digital Public Spaces
Eli Pariser is an author, activist, and entrepreneur focused on how to make technology and media serve democracy. He’s had many roles in his past, including the Executive Director of MoveOn.org and the author of a 2011 book, Filter Bubble. He’s now the co-director of New Public: a community of folks building the digital public spaces of the future.
We chat about how to build digital public spaces.
Check out their festival Jan 12-14! https://newpublic.org/festival
#76 Cassie Robinson: Allocating £60M with a Systems Lens
Cassie Robinson is the Senior Head of UK Portfolio at the National Lottery Community Fund (the UK lottery), where she leads a £60 Million a year fund including the Climate Action Fund, the Digital Fund and Exploring New Approaches. She’s also a Fellow at the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL with Mariana Mazzucato.
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This is a promising show. Please turn off mic when interviewee is speaking. TY
Rhys is a great host - I love his friendly demeanor and his voice is actually very pleasant to listen to. He finds fascinating people to interview and then asks them great questions. What else could you want?
I really appreciate Rhys’s measured and analytical approach to the crypto space.
His podcast is a signal in a world of distraction