Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast

In a rare interview, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency weighs in on the global security scene and explains the current risks to the United States. John Brennan is interviewed by Dina Temple-Raston, counterterrorism correspondent for NPR, at the Aspen Security Forum. Even though the Islamic State, or ISIL, has lost territory in the Middle East, it continues to be a “global menace,” according to Brennan. He discusses what’s needed in the fight against the brutal terror group. He also discusses Russia, China, and cybercrime, and explains why Syria is the most complex issue he’s dealt with in his career.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 16:00

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