Unpacking the U.S. racial wealth gap
Black families in the U.S. today have only about one-tenth of the wealth of white families. Generations of slavery, followed by predatory financial practices and housing discrimination, have stolen opportunities — and billions of dollars — from Black Americans. Could reparations begin to equal the playing field, and what might that look like?
Our latest debate
Global Cooperation: New Institutions for a New Era?
Our debate on the future of global cooperation, featuring Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee, author and political activist Ece Temelkuran and Greek economist and politician Yanis Varoufakis livestreamed on September 20, 2020. Learn more and watch the debate.
Over 200,000 migrant laborers, mostly from Africa, work in Italy’s fields. After being exploited for years, the global pandemic made these workers “essential” overnight — but without labor rights or even access to basic sanitation, these farmworkers are living and working in conditions that have been described as modern slavery.
My Refugee Story: The Toughest Conversation I’ve Ever Had with My Mom
Host Nelufar Hedayat and her family fled Afghanistan as refugees. This is their story.
COVID-19 Will Change the World Forever
This week, we chat with Dr. Parag Khanna and Dr. Jason Hickel about the novel coronavirus.
Targeted for Telling the Truth
In a special live episode from the Sundance Film Festival, Nelufar talks to journalist Maria Ressa.
Ending Period Poverty
Nelufar explores why taboos around menstruation still exist and how we can break the silence.
Sal Khan: Real Lessons on Virtual Learning
Nelufar speaks with Sal Khan about internet inequality and the future of education in a post COVID-19 world.
Joy Buolamwini: Artificial Intelligence For All
Artificial intelligence has as much racial and gender bias as the people who create it.
Is Globalization Good for Us?
What would it take to live without globalization — and is that even possible?
Standing up to Big Data
Nelufar takes a deep dive into data privacy.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein: In Defense of Human Rights
Nelufar talks to veteran diplomat Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein about checking government power.
Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint
Nelufar gets an unpleasant surprise when she finds out the size of her own carbon footprint.
Love, Hate and the Power of Listening
Nelufar learns why conflict resolution is more about confronting ourselves than others.
Georgie Badiel: Journey to the Well
As a girl, Georgie Badiel walked three hours for water. Now her foundation builds wells.
Marc Lamont Hill: Racism & Refugees
Journalist Marc Lamont Hill talks about the role racism plays in the global refugee crisis.
Anand Giridharadas: Speaking Truth to Billionaires
This author says that changing the world starts with challenging capitalist power structures.
Veena Sahajwalla: Turning Trash into Treasure
Meet scientist Veena Sahajwalla. She’s inventing new ways to turn trash into useful items.
Kicking Our Plastic Habit
Nelufar tries to live without single-use plastics and learns that just recycling isn’t enough.
This Isn’t a Game: The Fight for Equal Pay in Soccer
Nelufar learns that soccer is more than just a game — it’s a battlefield for equality.
Cape Town: What Happens When a City Runs Dry?
To better understand global water scarcity, Nelufar lives on 50 liters of water a day.
How “Course Correction” Changed My Life
In our final episode of the season, Nelufar talks to her friend and conflict resolution expert Dr. Govinda Clayton.
A new show focusing on COVID-19 and its impact on our lives and our world.