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Aspen Ideas to Go is a show about big ideas that will open your mind. Featuring compelling conversations with the world’s top thinkers and doers from a diverse range of disciplines, Aspen Ideas to Go gives you front-row access to the Aspen Ideas Festival and other events presented by the Aspen Institute.
 
These days, women of different generations and geographies have never needed one another more. And yet, there are so few places where we are in meaningful dialogue. This inspired The Aspen Institute to create The Bridge, a podcast that puts two people with deep knowledge and compassion in fierce, fun conversation with one another.
 
Tomorrow’s Principal is hosted by Gene Pinkard, the Director of Practice with Aspen Education. This podcast explores how our conception of the principal’s job is putting the brakes on student achievement, and how that role needs to change if schools are going to be places where all kids can thrive. It will also discuss what the new role of the principal looks like, what this means for school systems and training programs, as all of these leaders strive for racial equity in their communities. ...
 
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This podcast series explores the changing relationship between business and society from 1999 to today. Each episode unpacks a key event—from the Seattle WTO protests to the global financial crisis and beyond—to find insights for the future. Produced by the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program and hosted by Michelle Harven.
 
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Blake Hall is the founder and CEO of id.me- but he is also an Army Ranger and knows a thing or two about critical missions. In this interview we talk about cyber warfare, identity theft, and the future of social media (and social media bots and trolls).Moreover, we get into how ID.me is saving US businesses and our Government literally billions in …
 
Katie Wallace, Chief ESG Officer of New Belgium Brewing Company, and Adam Fetcher, Senior Director of Communications and Public Engagement, discuss how climate change’s impacts on their operations and ingredients led them to engage with policymakers and take their climate message to their beer customers. They share how the company has integrated cl…
 
The reversal of Roe v. Wade would make it difficult or impossible for millions of people to obtain abortions, but would also open the doors to criminally prosecute people who seek or obtain an abortion. And in our technological age, that criminalization brings new, frightening opportunities for digital surveillance by law enforcement agencies or an…
 
Jason Calacanis is a tech entrepreneur, angel investor, and author. However, his two podcasts: "This Week in Startups" and "The All- In" podcast have gained a lot of notoriety. In fact, this interview aired in 2017 and we really talked a lot about education, and how young people could get a practical education by working for a startup. So when I ca…
 
In this bonus episode, sustainable footwear brand Allbirds co-founder and co-CEO Joey Zwillinger, Prof. Michael Toffel, and Cold Call host Brian Kenny discuss the growing environmental impact of the fashion industry, and how Allbirds is balancing a critical tension between sharing its know-how and material innovations with competitors to scale its …
 
Devin is another co-founder and the current Chief Executive Officer of Kennected - an Indy-based SaaS company with over 16,000 users. He is a serial entrepreneur, an inspiring leader, and an adept marketer. In this episode we dig into how flipping shoes started a passion of entrepreneurship, and the urgency of success to help his sister get cancer …
 
Dr. Jose Moray is one of the most accomplished persons I've interviewed. His passion to help serves others centers around his intense curiosity to not just learn, but find ways to help others. His bio reads like a Nobel Prize winner, and his drive matches. From his website (drjosemorey.com):CEO and Founder of Ad Astra Media LLC; providing role mode…
 
Bruce Herbert and Jim McRitchie discuss the growth in responsible investment and changing grassroots investor perspectives, vote-counting in corporate America, and working with celebrity presenters for virtual shareholder meetings. Bruce Herbert is Founder and CEO of Newground Social Investment. NSI is well-known for its ESG-SRI money management, w…
 
Marcius Extavour, XPRIZE’s VP-Climate and Energy, discusses how his organization designs competitions to spur innovations for carbon removal and carbon utilization (converting greenhouse gasses into products). In discussing the Carbon XPRIZE and Carbon Removal XPRIZE competitions, Marcius explains how the prize model fosters solutions that address …
 
Jacques M. Jean is the Founder & CEO of TechFides, and I met him at the Festival of the Diaspora. Jacques is an accomplished business professional with over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing global technology strategies. Prior to forming TechFides, Jacques held an executive position where he served as an IT Business Stakeholder fo…
 
History is taught with textbooks and lectures, but it’s also passed down in more informal ways, within families from generation to generation. Different groups of people can become attached to varying stories of the same past, and some narratives are erased or distorted. Writer and scholar Clint Smith takes a close look at the mechanisms and conseq…
 
Cordell Carter is brings 20 years of experience to his leadership of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program, a global education forum for leaders and Expectant Advisory, a privately-held leadership consultancy. He also is the catalyst behind the Festival of the Diaspora. This podcast is a three part series each Wednesday about the Festival. I was so …
 
David Webber and Jim McRitchie discuss David's book The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor's Last Best Weapon and how to align trillions of dollars in worker pension and retirement assets with the best interests of its beneficiaries. David H. Webber is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Intellectual Life at Boston University Sc…
 
Andrea Pontremoli is the CEO and General Manager of Dallara Motorsports in what is known as the "Italian Motor Valley." His passion for racing and innovation is what has driven this company to be the innovation fuel for top brands and collaborators like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, among others. For more information about Dallara, go to: https://w…
 
Jaclyn Olsen, Associate Director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, and Erin Craig, Vice President of 3 Degrees, a climate solutions firm hired by Harvard, discuss the University’s goal to be fossil-fuel neutral by 2026 and fossil-fuel free by 2050. Jaclyn and Erin discuss Harvard’s carbon footprint, its efforts to reduce emissions and realize…
 
Judy Samuelson is the founder and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. Signature programs under Judy’s leadership include a ten-year campaign to disrupt Milton Friedman’s narrative about corporate purpose, the Aspen Principles of Long-Term Value Creation, and a partnership with Korn Ferry to rethink executive pa…
 
Jamal and I discuss "the slap." Actually we don't really- I rant on how little I care about celebrities, and the death of comedy. Will Smith and Chris Rock are at the center, but this represents something bigger. Per usual, Jamal and I had slightly different takes, but agreed on many things. Enjoy.By Don Wettrick
 
Jackie Cook is Director, Stewardship, Product Strategy & Development in Morningstar's Sustainalytics’ Stewardship services team. Pioneer in applying automated text analysis to building structured datasets from unstructured corporate and investor disclosures. Motivated by a genuine belief in the power of investors and financial markets to move the d…
 
Dallara is a company that powers the most famous brands in the world: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Ducati, Maserati- just to name a few!So it was with great anticipation to kick off a relationship with this amazing company as we will be hosting college students to go over to Italy and collaborate with some iconic brands!…
 
The Aspen Institute remembers and mourns Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, who passed away on March 23, 2022. She was a diplomat, professor, author, business leader, and the first woman to be the U.S. Secretary of State. In 2018, she raised the alarm on dangerous world leadership with her book “Fascism: A Warning,” calling out the regimes of Kim Jon…
 
Dreamer, Disruptor, and Creator. Ashley is on a mission to create a company that gives busy women valuable time back in their day for the people and projects that matter most.She has built MySherri to be a premium, boutique in-home management company that employs and deploys an excellent in-home workforce. She helps women normalize getting support …
 
Former Delaware Chief Justice and Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. and Jim McRitchie discuss a range of topics involving labor's role in stakeholder capitalism and other effective levers in the pursuit of corporate accountability and stewardship (with apologies to Sir Paul McCartney).By Jim McRitchie
 
Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative, discusses the controversy over carbon offsets and how the Oxford Offsetting Principles can help organizations reduce risk and improve transparency in their use of carbon offsets to support their net zero goals. Myles also talks ab…
 
Corey Rosen, Jack Moriarty & Jim McRitchie discuss ESOPs and other structures that enable employee ownership and its role in stakeholder capitalism. Compelling research and decades of experience show that employee ownership is in fact a powerful tool to improve corporate performance – but only when companies have “ownership cultures” in which emplo…
 
The industrial revolution and consequent terrible labor conditions sparked a wave of revolutions in Europe, and then a string of laws and protections for workers. As author and innovation expert Alec Ross describes it, we “rewrote the social contract.” But, Ross says, we may be due for another rewrite, as we transition from an industrial economy to…
 
In this episode author Jimmy Soni not only discusses his new book, The Founders, but he also goes into the "DNA" of the legendary founders of PayPal. Names like Elon, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, David Sacks, and Reid Hoffman certainly draw attention, but the behind-the-scenes people that make it happen are given credit. We also go into ecosystems lik…
 
Ingrid Irigoyen, Director of the Aspen Institute Shipping Decarbonization Initiative, discussesthe importance of decarbonizing global maritime shipping, the opportunities and challenges, andhow the Aspen Institute is working with Amazon, IKEA, Unilever, Michelin, and othercompanies to accelerate the effort. Ingrid also talks about how her backgroun…
 
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