Andrea Flynn is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she researches and writes on race, gender, and economic inequality. She is the co-author of The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy, with Susan Holmberg, Dorian Warren, and Felicia Wong. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Time, and Salon.
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. He is the author and editor of numerous works, including: Are We Good Citizens?, Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, and his latest, Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again. Kaye lives with his wife Lorna in Green Bay, WI, where they raised two daughters and root for the Packers.
Adam Rice is host of Pocket Change, a podcast on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). He has spent his career in VC, tech, and media after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2012. He became interested in MMT in 2016 while researching the emergence of cryptocurrencies. Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Adam now lives in New York City.
Greg Carlock is a researcher, essayist, and podcaster, who writes about American policy, governance, climate change, the Green New Deal (GND), and political philosophy. He is a Manager for Climate Action and Data at the World Resources Institute (WRI). He also spearheads work with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to increase greater climate action in cities through data access, along with the development of online data tools in support of action in this space as part of WRI’s Climate Watch.
Jeff Epstein is a progressive writer and podcaster with Citizens’ Media TV. He ran on the ballot with Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary and as a pledged delegate at the Democratic National Committee. He spends much of his time introducing modern monetary theory (MMT).
Geoff Ginter is a sharp advocate for single-payer health care in the United States, and the economic lens known as modern monetary theory, or MMT.
He became an online sensation in 2017 after a video clip went viral of his interaction with Rep. Tom MacArthur at a town hall in Willingboro, NJ, where he confronted MacArthur about his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Our discussion touches on the above, along with Geoff’s thoughts on the incomplete story of freedom held by many Americans, the importance of implementing a…
Tyler talks with Jay Sarkar about he and his colleagues’ efforts to begin creating a professional engineering society to combat aging, the motivations behind their work, and their initial focus on facilitating a working-consensus set of standards for evaluating aging and the efficacy of emerging antiaging technologies.
Jay Sarkar earned his bachelor’s at Rice University in Physics and Electrical Engineering and is completing his PhD at Stanford University in the Biophysics program. …
Tyler talks with Pedro about his research on aging, the new class of drugs aiming to ameliorate age-related diseases, the recently-won Brain Preservation Prize, the state of cryobiology, cryopreservation and the contentious practice of cryonics, and his thoughts on opportunities for philanthropy in these nascent areas.
João Pedro de Magalhães is a reader (associate professor) at the University of Liverpool, where he leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group. He also coordinates the UK Cryonics and Cryopreservation Research Network.
He has sequenced and analyzed the genome of the…
Tyler talks with George about his book Philanthropy Reconsidered, the history and significance of philanthropy’s original meaning, his work on the Catalogue for Philanthropy, David Callahan’s The Givers, Ben Franklin, impact investing, the influence of philanthropic ideals on the American Revolution, and more.
George McCully served for 20 years as a professor of European intellectual and cultural history, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, and for 25 years as a professional philanthropist. He is the author of Philanthropy Reconsidered: Private Initiatives, Public Good, Quality Of Life.
Tyler talks with Tim about his book WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, why it’s a dangerous moment in history, the U.S.’s existing “Skynet moment,” measuring the value companies create vs capture, rewriting the rules of the U.S. economy to strengthen shared prosperity, the Long-Term Stock Exchange, key questions he’s asking post-book, and his views on Bitcoin and cryptoassets, the tech backlash, curation, heroines, what we must get better at, and more.