Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast

In this “Extra” episode, Eric Liu talks to David Henry Hwang, Tony-winning American playwright, screenwriter, and opera librettist. He is the child of Chinese immigrants and shares how, growing up, he used television as one way to integrate into American society. 

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:00

In this episode, public radio host Diane Rehm talks about her memoir On My Own, which details the struggle to reconstruct her life after the death of her husband. The couple was married for 54 years. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:15

In this “Extra” episode, Eric Liu, executive director of the Aspen Institute's Citizenship and American Identity Program, talks to Maria Hinojosa. She's an award-winning news anchor and reporter. She founded the Futuro Media Group and hosts Latino USA, NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:30

First Lady Michelle Obama says play, nutrition, and physical activity aren’t available to every child and, that’s a problem. Obama discusses accessibility and affordability of sports with her brother and ESPN analyst Craig Robinson. Michael Wilbon, host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, moderates the conversation.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:45
In this “Extra” episode, Eric Liu talks to Colin Woodard, an award-winning author and journalist. In his book, “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America,” Woodard describes why American values differ across the country.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 05:27

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