Aspen Insight

17 EpisodesProduced by The Aspen Institute

In such a divided society, finding common ground can feel like an impossible task. But the Aspen Institute is trying to fix that by working across the globe, bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view, to work together and find solutions to our world's most … read more

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The Bauhaus Roots of Aspen

January 31st, 2019

14:47

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, a highly influential German modern art school that closed under pressure from the Nazis. One of …

The Impact of the Women's Wave

December 21st, 2018

27:07

A record number of women are heading to Congress and state legislatures across the country. What led to this “Women’s Wave,” and how might policies …

Eradicating Intolerance

November 29th, 2018

32:29

Creating Jobs, Alleviating Poverty

October 25th, 2018

13:52

Uganda, in East Africa, has more startups than any other country in the world, but they’re driven by necessity. The number of young people searching for work dramatically exceeds the number of jobs available. When an …

Beyond a Level Playing Field

October 10th, 2018

24:26

How would sports change if athletes of all genders were able to compete side by side? There is a long history of teams being separated by gender, but …

The Old West: Reshaping the Myth

September 27th, 2018

15:09

Rugged cowboys, high-noon gun fights, and Manifest Destiny—all images of the Old West in America. But what did the 19th century in the West really look like? Myths from books and movies shape our understanding of that …

What is the Aspen Institute?

September 25th, 2018

13:59

The Aspen Institute has seen many changes in the last year, including welcoming a new leader. Dan Porterfield became the Institute's new president and CEO in June, after seven years serving as president of Franklin and …

Using Music to Tackle Hate

May 17th, 2018

16:38

Religion is behind an increasing number of hate crimes in the United States and religious minorities, like Jews and Muslims, are often the target. An unlikely set of people are working to turn things around. A group of …

Make Way for These Changemakers

April 19th, 2018

29:01

What does it look like when people rise to the challenge and tackle problems in their communities and around the world? Our first story highlights two gutsy women who are making strides towards gender equality in …

Taxation and Investigation

March 15th, 2018

27:26

While he rarely speaks to the media, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s name makes headlines nearly everyday. He’s leading the probe into Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign, and Garrett Graff was one of …

This Land Is Our Land

February 14th, 2018

28:54

What are the issues causing deep divisions in our neighborhoods and among our leadership in the United States? What can be done to repair the damage? Two former members of Congress — a Republican and a Democrat — …

Speaking Up

January 18th, 2018

32:37

What is the best way to speak up and navigate difficult conversations? This episode examines how breaking the silence about sexual harassment is …

Finding Power

December 21st, 2017

35:29

What drives us to find a sense of power we didn’t know was there? It could be a crisis, or feeling unequal or left out. In some cases, the power we …

Survival Stories

November 20th, 2017

31:57

The toll of the opioid drug crisis in America is far-reaching. We talk to a mother who battled addiction during pregnancy, and policy experts who are …

Keeping Watch: Cybersecurity, Creativity, and the Press

October 19th, 2017

44:16

Who is watching us when we aren’t looking? And what can we learn from keeping an attentive eye on the world around us? In this episode, we explore the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, and examine how Leonardo’s …

Confronting Our History

September 21st, 2017

42:03

How do we have difficult conversations about race in America today? In our debut episode, Clarence B. Jones, a close advisor to Martin Luther King, …

Introducing "Aspen Insight"

September 8th, 2017

2:16

Finding common ground in today's divided society can feel like an impossible task. But here at the Aspen Institute, we are committed to doing just that. We work all across the globe, bringing together people from …

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