9/15/2018, Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski

Slate Money: The Shaky Ground Edition

Slate Money: The Shaky Ground Edition

Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Bethany McLean discuss the financial collapse 10 years later, how it brought on fracking, and a look at the future of the markets.

7/30/2018, Patrick O’Shaughnessy

Investor's Field Guide | Bethany McLean – Business Gone Bad and the Art of Persistence

Investor's Field Guide | Bethany McLean – Business Gone Bad and the Art of Persistence

Via "The Investor's Field Guide" podcast | I’ve often heard that good investors are a bit like journalists: doggedly collecting evidence and building an understanding of how all the pieces of a company or investment fit together. My guest this week is one of my favorite writers and journalists, Bethany McLean. Across her career, Bethany… more

7/23/2018, Miranda Sita

Midday on WNYC | Please Explain: Nollywood

Midday on WNYC | Please Explain: Nollywood

Via WNYC | For this week's Please Explain, Emily Witt, journalist and author of Nollywood: The Making of a Film Empire, explains all things Nollywood. Nollywood began in Nigeria in the 1990s and has grown into one of the most recognized cultural centers of the world, producing more movies every year than Hollywood. Witt's book takes readers on a… more

7/18/2018, Miranda Sita

Midday on WNYC: China's Railway Expansion

Midday on WNYC: China's Railway Expansion

Via WNYC, Guest host Arun Venugopal speaks with journalist Will Doig about his new book, High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia. Today, China owns a network of 14,000 miles of high-speed rail, far more than the rest of the world combined, and it is now pushing its railway expansion further into Southeast Asia. The… more

5/9/2018, Miranda Sita

High-Speed Empire: Journalist Will Doig

High-Speed Empire: Journalist Will Doig

Less than a decade ago, China did not have a single high-speed train in service. Now, the Pan-Asia Railway portion of the One Belt One Road initiative could transform Southeast Asia. Will Doig traveled through Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore to chronicle the dramatic transformations taking place. Do ordinary people have a voice in this… more

4/11/2018, Miranda Sita

LIVE from Columbia University: Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman

LIVE from Columbia University: Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen is an outspoken critic of Putin and Trump, and was just named one of the Five Most Important Intellectuals in America Today by The Washington Post. Her new book "Never Remember" with photos by Misha Friedman, commemorates those who died in the gulags and explains how Putin’s totalitarian state is whitewashing… more

9/7/2017, Harper Sutherland, Georgetown Public Policy Review

Georgetown Public Policy Review Interviews Basharat Peer

Georgetown Public Policy Review Interviews Basharat Peer

Basharat Peer joins the Georgetown Public Policy Review podcast with Books Editor Harper Sutherland to discuss Peer's new book A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen. See the original post at Georgetown Public Policy Review.   A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen What happens when a democratically elected leader evolves into an… more

6/2/2016, Frontline Club

LISTEN: Frontline Club Discusses 'Holy Lands'

LISTEN: Frontline Club Discusses 'Holy Lands'

Sectarian divides—and their manipulation by those in power—are increasingly fueling conflict across the diverse countries of the Middle East, spilling over borders and contributing to ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere. Yet in the nineteenth century the region was considerably more tolerant than Western Europe at the time; a high degree of religious… more

5/12/2016, Columbia Global Reports

LISTEN: On Global Citizenship and Medical Tourism

LISTEN: On Global Citizenship and Medical Tourism

Nicholas Lemann discusses the origins and mission of Columbia Global Reports on The Low Down podcast, which also features interviews with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, author of The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen, and Sasha Issenberg, author of Outpatients: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism.

4/21/2016, Nicolas Pelham

Back to Pluralism in the Middle East

Back to Pluralism in the Middle East

President Obama is visiting Saudia Arabia today. Nicolas Pelham, The Economist's Middle East affairs correspondent who has covered the Arab region for New York Review of Books, BBC, Financial Times, and the author of Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East, talks about the destruction unleashed in the Middle East by European nationalism and need to… more