The Atlas Project
By Chris Kutarna & Scott Jones
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It’s a new world. To navigate it, we need new maps. Each episode, best-selling author Chris Kutarna and Scott Jones soar 50,000 feet above the immediate headlines in politics, economics, science and society. The Atlas Project aims to reveal the big picture of where humanity is headed, and the choices we all need to face.
||CleanEpisode 9: It's All About The Currency Baby!||In our first episode of the new year we try to figure out which country's government looks more dysfunctional right now: The United State's or the UK's? We found ourselves talking about democratic values and norms as things comparable to currency. Their||18 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Does Democracy Need Religion?||In this our Christmas episode, inspired by Andrew Sullivan (and a few others), we think about the soul of democracy and the relationship of democracy and religion. Faith in the democratic project seems to be waning in many places in the West. Is politic||20 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Broken Societies—And The Post-Truth Reconstruction||Social media, and the fake news that spread across it, no doubt played a role in delivering the “Brexiteers” their surprise victory in the UK’s May 2016 referendum on EU membership. If the benefit of letting social media run amok is that doing so||17 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Leadership Then And Now||In this episode, recorded shortly after the death of America's 41st President George H.W. Bush, we talk about his legacy, and what leadership, politics and service meant to his generation and what they mean now. We also talk about the possibilities of r||14 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Live From The Toronto Basecamp Edition||We recorded this episode of the podcast in Toronto, where we were there for Basecamp Toronto, a remarkable gathering which Chris Kutarna conceived and convened.||11 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Unstoppable Forces Versus The Indomitable Will||In this episode of the podcast we consider a number of hot button words thrown around in public discourse today: nationalism, tribalism, globalism, identity, populism...the list goes on. Inspired by a recent podcast discussion one of us heard recently,||4 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Power of Doubt||When too many people believe they have found truth, democracy breaks down. Once truth has been found, the common project of discovery is complete. There is no more sense in sharing power with those who don’t realize it…To rescue the possibility of g||3 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Finding The Real In A Post-Truth World||Enterprising minds have spotted our discontent with disintegration and turned reintegration into an industry. Grocery delivery services here in London emphasize, variously, ‘fresh’, ‘simple’, ‘organic’ or ‘mindful’. Meditation apps are b||2 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Has China Got It All Figured Out?||These days, the commentariat is talking a lot about China and what China’s rising confidence means for the world—and for the democratic world in particular. In almost all these conversations, at some point someone will mention Francis Fukuyama and h||1 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|