Brief conversations with the thinkers, artists, makers and shapers of our world. Their insights on dozens of different topics are enlightening, provocative, and always surprising. Listen and learn something new every episode.
Former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder talks about being smart on crime, making life and death decisions, and what the average person can do to make our nation a little bit better. Holder served in the administration of former President Barack Obama and is currently chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
Mary Otto and Tufts dental students talk about the many patients who can’t get dental care—and the people trying to help. Otto is a journalist and author of the book Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.
Chef and humanitarian José Andrés’ talks food stamps, chowder recipes, and how he fed a devastated island. Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, New York Times best-selling author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.
How much credit should political advisor Karl Rove get for Donald Trump’s White House win? In 2016, Rove — the man who helped architect George W. Bush’s successful gubernatorial and presidential campaigns — gave candidate Trump a lesson on how he did it. In this episode, Rove, who served as Bush’s senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, also talks about how the Republican Party has changed since his time in the White House — and what kind of Democrat could beat Donald Trump in 2020.
Now a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, the former Massachusetts governor visited Tufts recently as a participant in a Presidential Town Hall hosted by the Tisch College of Civic Life. In this episode, he talks about his stance on immigration and impeachment and his plan to win the nomination.