By Allen McDuffee
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Power, politics and ideas are at the center of this weekly conversation with journalist Allen McDuffee and experts from around the globe.
||CleanWorking Robots||Technology giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon are often praised for the jobs they create and high salaries they offer. But that praise may be misplaced because my guests this week say the tech sector is also responsible for many Americans losing...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Faces of New Power||In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, O’Brien, a leader in the Inner Party concludes that “Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGovernor Pessimism||In less than a year, California politician Jerry Brown will close out his political career. But Brown isn’t a member of the Republican Trump retirement club. He’s the Democratic governor of California who will bump up against his term limits after..||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlt-Righting||During the 2016 election cycle, the ultra conservative white nationalist movement peddling anti-semitism and other forms of bigotry known as the alt-right emerged as a growing group with influence in the Trump camp. And once Steve Bannon became...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolarizing Tribalism||Political polarization has only been increasing over the last decade. From fights on Capitol Hill to discourse on social media, our union is divided and it goes beyond our two party system. On this episode, S. Mo Jang of the University of South...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fight For Corporate Civil Rights||Concerns about corporate civil rights and power over individual citizens isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. With the Supreme Court decisions on Citizens United and Hobby Lobby, Americans are increasingly aware of the special citizenship corporations...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScandalized||Since President Donald Trump stepped foot in the Oval Office a little more than a year ago, it seems a week can’t go by without scandal-soaked headlines. From Russian ties to Trump World to White House personnel catastrophes to financial conflicts...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPowerful Networks||Facebook news feed changes are coming after the Silicon Valley giant has increasingly come under fire for having a negative impact on politics and for making the proliferation of fake (and divisive) news that much easier. Facebook CEO Mark...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting The State of The Union||President Donald Trump is preparing to deliver his first State of the Union address. But what exactly goes into the making of this annual address? On this governmentality short, I spoke with Jennifer Grossman, CEO of the Atlas Society and former...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Neo) Liberalism: A Slow Death||Liberalism may conjure up certain political leanings in American society, but its roots are in philosophy that predates the United States and while encompassing the norms, practices and principles of both major political parties and the overwhelming...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's Even Worse Than You Think: David Cay Johnston||Earlier this month, when Michael Wolff released his book Fire and Fury, a number of bombshell reports broke about how President Trump conducts his business, how staffers routinely badmouth the commander-in-chief, and the mindset that fuels his fast...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDown Girl With Kate Manne||This week, we return to Down Girl by Kate Manne, Cornell University philosophy professor. It was the subject of last week’s book chat, but the interview was so insightful that producer Michele Zipkin and I decided to publish my interview with her in..||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUndoing Misogyny||The case of Harvey Weinstein and his sexual abuse of women opened the floodgates for the similar revelations in media, entertainment and politics that continue to fill the daily news. And while the reckoning of workplace harassment and assault is...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics of Impeachment||Before Donald Trump even took office, some of his most vocal detractors were already calling for impeachment. But after nearly a year of political, moral and legal controversies, that number has grown — with several polls showing that as many as...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrones for Good||Last week, a start-up in China said next year it plans to launch taxi drones in Dubai. And it’s just as it sounds—a flying car that will carry passengers in its tiny cockpit. As far fetched as that might sound, from warfare and espionage to...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Resistance Kills the Enthusiasm Gap||A wave of Democratic electoral victories, particularly in state legislative seats and governorships, have been said to be a referendum on President Donald Trump. The gained seats may or may not be a sign of what’s to come in the 2018 elections, but...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInnovation and Destruction in Silicon Valley||There is little question that technology brings about change. But how much of it is for the good? At their best, technology giants can save lives. But at their worst, they provide massive audiences for the most of deplorable human behavior. Silicon...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Big, Big Ideas Industry||Alfred Nobel, the Swedish chemist, engineer and innovator who used his enormous fortune to fund the Nobel Prizes, once said, “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” Today, ideas are all around us. From tiny...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploiting Migration||The number of international migrants world wide has continued to rapidly grow over the past 15 years, reaching nearly 250 million in 2015, according to the United Nations. There's no sign of that slowing down as individuals and families seek economic...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAppearing Presidential||President Donald Trump may be unsure of exactly how presidential he wants to be, but what does it mean to "be presidential" anyway? In this episode, we look at Trump's presidential style with Alex Shephard, news editor of The New Republic. And we...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMike Pesca, Your TEDbudsman||In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist about the power of podcasting, storytelling and humor — and why he wants to be the arbiter of TED Talks. And, in the book chat, Allen..||10/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Next American Prime Minister||In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with John Hudak of the Brookings Institution about the power dynamics of the 2016 election cycle. And, in the book chat, Allen talks with Kristin Soltis Anderson about her..||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs ISIS A Solvable Problem?||In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with John Sides, professor of political science at George Washington University, about why it's okay to ignore the polls at this point in the 2016 election cycle and what...||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Political Media We Deserve||In this first episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with Brooke Gladstone of WNYC's On The Media about the power of the media, the 2016 election cycle and a post Stewart and Colbert world, among other things. And, in...||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleangovernmentality Podcast Trailer||A look at Allen McDuffee's new governmentality podcast.||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
This was from April, but what a great listen to.
Wow, I thought this was just a random author that was being interviewed.
I had zero idea (honestly) until the end that he was going for a candidate for president.
I had never heard of the concept of Universal Basic Income, and what a change it could bring to our society as a whole, beyond health care.
I am so elated to have more input and information on here!!!!
Important Issues - Well Produced
This is a well-produced podcast that focuses on important issues of our time. Glad you picked it up again and I'm looking forward to future episodes!