September 2, 2016
EP. 23 — Shadi Hamid
Islamic Exceptionalism is the title of scholar Shadi Hamid’s book that tries to understand the rise of Islam as a political force around the world. He and David discuss what democracy looks like in the Arab world, and the difference between Islamic spirituality and Islamic identity.
This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses.
December 23, 2016
Former NBC CEO Bob Wright lost his wife, Suzanne, to pancreatic cancer earlier this year, and on this episode, he wants to know why so little progress has been made in the last 50 years against a disease with such a high mortality rate.
December 16, 2016
Bishop Michael Curry is the leader of the Episcopalian church, and as we head into the new year, he’s here to tell us how the teachings of Jesus just might help create change.
This episode is brought to you by Children International (www.children.org/give).
December 9, 2016
EP. 37 — Tom Friedman on how Americans became unmoored
Guest Thomas L. Friedman
In 2007, everything changed. At least, that’s according to journalist Tom Friedman, who tells David in this episode how 2007 was the single greatest technological inflection point since the printing press—and how we all missed it.
This episode is brought to you by Proper Cloth (www.propercloth.com/gregory).