Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast

Is America turning its back on the humanities? The declining enrollment in disciplines including history, literature, language, philosophy and the arts, at colleges and universities across the country, signals a significant cultural shift.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:00

High-profile episodes of violence have highlighted excessive force and mistreatment of people of color by police. This episode examines the way forward for law enforcement and the communities they are duty-bound to “serve and protect.” 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 17:00

Helen Fisher knows a thing or two about relationships. The Kinsey Institute research fellow and’s lead scientific advisor has spent her career studying couples and romantic behavior. In this episode, she explains why humans fall in love and form pair-bonds when the odds are against them.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 15:45

In this episode, Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times bestselling author of Originals, shares insights on how to speak up without getting silenced, and how to find allies in unexpected places.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 17:15

Vladimir Putin continues to taunt the US and Europe at every turn by testing NATO’s resolve, propping up Assad, provoking Ukraine, and even doing what he can to further complicate the migrant crisis. Domestically, Russia’s involvement in hacking the Democratic National Convention is in question.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 11:30