Kathleen is an educator & co-director of PodcastFellows.com at Stony Brook University, NY—the world's first-ever, dual-semester academic podcasting program. She created and produces the iHeart podcasts "Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin" as well as Hillary Clinton's podcast "You And Me Both." Kathleen was the executive producer of the Wondery show "TBD" with Tina Brown, which was nominated as one of the best podcasts of 2019 in Cosmopolitan. She has been a contributor to "The Moth," "This American Life" and "StoryCorps." Past producing credits include: two movies with Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh ( Gray’s Anatomy, And Everything Is Going Fine) and an Obie Award-winning play called Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell.
Just over a month ago, Antony Blinken was sworn in as America’s 71st Secretary of State. It’s a role Hillary knows well, having served under President Barack Obama. In this conversation, Secretary Blinken shares his priorities for the coming months—from the refugee and climate crises to our relationships with Russia and China. He and Hillary also swap advice, memories, and a few funny stories from their years of service. Prior to being appointed United States Secretary of State, Secretary Blinken served in senior National Security and State Department positions under the Obama and Clinton administrations. Previously, he worked as the staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with President Biden, who was the senior Democrat on the committee up until his vice-presidency.  Full transcript here.
The Bee Gees were Barry Gibb and his younger twin brothers, Robin and Maurice. From the time they started playing together as children, they dreamed of stardom, and they certainly succeeded. The Bee Gees became among the top-selling music groups of all time. The distinctive “blood harmony” of the brothers' voices set the dance floor on fire and their prodigious talent as songwriters extended their career long past disco’s days. Now in his mid-70s, Barry is the sole survivor of the group. Barry talks to Alec about his songwriting, fame, and family. Robin died in 2012 and Maurice in 2003. Barry’s keeping the Bee Gees’ music alive and still making music. HBO recently released a documentary about the group, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? and Barry put out an album featuring Nashville greats singing Bee Gees songs called Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Over the last several years, we’ve learned the hard way that disinformation, when combined with the power and reach of social media, can radicalize, divide, and destabilize communities -- and even entire countries. In this episode, Hillary talks with social media and technology expert Tristan Harris about how we got here, and what we need to do to mitigate the influence of Big Tech on our democracy. She also speaks with award-winning Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa about why the Philippines’ shift away from democracy and toward authoritarianism should serve as a warning to us all. Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens. A featured subject in the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, Tristan is now co-founder & president of the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to reverse “human downgrading” and re-align technology with humanity. He co-hosts the Center for Humane Technology's Your Undivided Attention podcast with co-founder Aza Raskin. For her courage and work on disinformation and “fake news,” Maria Ressa was named TIME Magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year, and has also been named one of TIME’s Most Influential Women of the Century. A journalist in Asia for nearly 35 years, Maria co-founded Rappler, the top digital-only news site in the Philippines. Maria has endured constant political harassment and arrests by the Duterte government, forced to post bail eight times to stay free. In June of 2020, Maria was found guilty of Cyber Libel charges which includes a sentence of up to six years in prison. Maria is profiled in Frontline’s A Thousand Cuts, directed by Ramona Diaz, and now streaming online on pbs.org/frontline and YouTube. The film is also available to stream in the PBS Video App and on PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel. Full transcript here.
In this episode, recorded several months into the pandemic, NYC-based psychiatrist Julie Holland assures Alec it’s not just him, we’re all having a hard-time. Dr. Holland says our brains are wired for connection and isolation is causing many of us to go into “fight or flight” mode where it’s harder to feel safe and loved. But there’s hope. Put down the phone, go outside, call a friend. Connect. And, for some, drugs might help, too. Holland has been deeply curious about the brain since high school and she’s a leading researcher in using psychedelics and cannabis to treat PTSD. In controlled settings, these drugs can restore a sense of being connected with others and the larger world. Holland is the author of several books including Good Chemistry, Moody Bitches, and a memoir, Weekends at Bellevue. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
312
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 week, 2 days
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