Episodes

May 27, 2021

Stories matter: the invisible war

This time on the podcast, the story of an invisible war. Shots are fired. Injuries sustained. But how do you fight an enemy you c…

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April 16, 2021

Stories matter: the elephant whisperer

An armchair safari to a place where humans and elephants are engaged in a deadly conflict over resources — and the one man who ca…

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March 12, 2021

History matters: not Gone With the Wind

Confederate soldiers never reached the US Capitol during the Civil War, but the "Confederate flag" (which was actually the battle…

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Jan. 26, 2021

History matters: heroes or traitors?

The divisions that have taken hold of the country are playing out not only in our public lives, but also in some of our closest r…

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Dec. 10, 2020

Plan Be: embracing "radical hospitality" with Mike Gray

Is Santa real? You bet. These days he goes by the name Mike Gray, a retired jack of all trades who lives not at the North Pole, b…

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Nov. 19, 2020

Plan Be: warrior turned potter Matt Marasch

In the first of our “be the change” stories — stories about people who are being the change they want to see in their own communi…

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Nov. 12, 2020

Transcending Tribalism

This has been a time of trauma — for some of us it started four years ago, for others just last week. It's tempting to think the …

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Oct. 29, 2020

Country over party: this is what democracy looks like

Today, as voters head to the polls in record numbers and with concerns around the election at a fever pitch, we’re talking about …

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Oct. 22, 2020

Let's get it started with Baratunde

There's nobody better to kick off our new season — and "Plan Be" — than the man who helped inspire it: Citizen Baratunde, Executi…

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Oct. 15, 2020

Season 2 trailer: Plan Be

As the pandemic drags on and the American project feels like it’s spiralling out of control, hope can feel hard to come by. What’…

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Sept. 16, 2020

The Gini* is out of the bottle

Early on during the pandemic there was a popular refrain: "We're all in this together." Sadly, time has shown that to be a fictio…

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Sept. 3, 2020

Don't rock the boat (feat. Archie Bunker)

What do All in the Family, the Brady Bunch and our all too apparent political divisions have in common? Join us as we cast (real)…

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Aug. 19, 2020

History lessons from the great divide

Enough already! As if a pandemic, looming economic disaster, racial and civil unrest, and political division weren’t enough, ther…

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Aug. 6, 2020

Pivot!!!

It's a surreal time. Millions are unemployed and, for others, work has changed in ways they never imagined. This week we talk wit…

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July 29, 2020

Risky business

Mortgages, the economy and capitalism, oh my. In this wide ranging conversation, our guest, economist Shuaib Hassan, talks about …

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July 17, 2020

Truth and consequences

Is there one (bitter) pill that, consumed regularly, could save us from COVID-19? As cases surge across the country, our guest, h…

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July 1, 2020

Education on the line

For many of the world's 1.2 billion children who are out of school due to the pandemic, continuing their education is not a matte…

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June 24, 2020

Visit Ethiopia... later

What's the future of tourism in a post-COVID-19 world? How do you do it sustainably, so that it benefits local communities withou…

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June 17, 2020

WTF (Wear That Facemask)

What's it like to collect news footage in a brothel while wearing full PPE in 93ºF (34ºC) heat and 90% humidity? During the pande…

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June 9, 2020

American dreaming

America is battling two deadly pandemics. Is this a moment for hope or despair? Kelley asks her two co-hosts and close friends, C…

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June 3, 2020

Don't stand so close to me

How are companies using the pandemic as an opportunity to re-imagine the way we work? Marie Woods, Director of Operations for a g…

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May 27, 2020

A little cross-contamination

Why do African Americans make up just 47% of the population of Washington, DC but account for 80% of DC's deaths from COVID-19? W…

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May 19, 2020

That holy [expletive] moment

Who do you call when you suspect that life as we know it may have reached a point of no return? Kelley talks with Laurie Mazur, R…

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May 18, 2020

Season 1 trailer: Welcome to A New Normal

What do you do when a pandemic brings life as you know it to a screeching halt? In quarantine, with travel on hold, photographer …

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