Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast

Every summer, writers, professors, artists, activists, and others deliver their “big ideas” at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The onstage advice celebrates the Festival itself, which brings together great thinkers to debate and discuss the most important and fascinating issues of our time. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:45

Author and filmmaker Negin Farsad calls herself a social justice comedian. She works to prove that humor — just like activism — can effectively challenge deep-seated and sclerotic prejudices about race and religion.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00

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