At a Distance

By The Slowdown

A podcast about the bigger picture. The Slowdown's co-founders, Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman, call leading minds to get a whole-earth, long-view perspective.

  1. 1.
    Penny Abeywardena on How Local Actions Can Have Global Impacts
    37:57
  2. 2.
    Josh Berson on Moving Forward Together When Things Fall Apart
    37:24
  3. 3.
    Devon Turnbull on His Endless Quest for Sonic Purity
    48:53
  4. 4.
    Vanessa Barboni Hallik on Treating Clothing as an Asset
    42:46
  5. 5.
    Daniel Libeskind on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
    39:37
  6. 6.
    Alice Sparkly Kat on Astrology’s Personal and Political Implications
    26:22
  7. 7.
    Jeff Shesol on the Space Race, U.S. Politics, and Power
    37:30
  8. 8.
    Mary Mattingly on What’s Driving the World’s Water Crisis
    26:13
  1. 9.
    Dr. Suzanne Simard on the Social Nature of Trees
    39:32
  2. 10.
    Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Forces Perpetuating Anti-Asian Hate
    50:07
  3. 11.
    Simon de Pury on How the Art World Changed in 2020
    35:22
  4. 12.
    Peter Adamson on How to Form Opinions When It’s Impossible to Know Everything
    52:57
  5. 13.
    Stefano Mancuso on What Plants Can Teach Us About Life on Our Planet
    35:12
  6. 14.
    Lili Chopra on How the Arts Can Help Cities Heal From Trauma
    37:49
  7. 15.
    Kathryn Garcia on Why New York Needs a Mayor Who Understands How the City Works
    32:44
  8. 16.
    Nevine Michaan on the Spiritual Value of Mastering Something
    33:18
  9. 17.
    Stefan Sagmeister on the Importance of Questioning Our Assumptions
    39:31
  10. 18.
    Ifeoma Ozoma on Big Tech’s Oppressive Use of NDAs
    51:55
  11. 19.
    Katie Engelhart on What It Means to Die With Dignity
    38:00
  12. 20.
    Austin Whitman on the Vast Value of Tracking Company Carbon Footprints
    38:27
  13. 21.
    Doug Bierend on the Social and Environmental Magic of Mushrooms
    32:56
  14. 22.
    Kim Hastreiter on Finding Clarity Amongst Chaos
    39:36
  15. 23.
    Danny Dorling on Our Remarkable Era of Slowdown
    46:09
  16. 24.
    Edmund de Waal on Contemplating Life Through Pottery and Poetry
    35:12
  17. 25.
    Michelle Wu on Reimagining a City’s Political Landscape
    26:44
  18. 26.
    Melissa Harris-Perry on Finding Tools to Fix Our Harmful Systems
    47:10
  19. 27.
    Lizania Cruz on the Fallacy of the American Dream
    31:37
  20. 28.
    Özlem Cekic on Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue
    46:04
  21. 29.
    Scott Smith on Cultivating Everyday Futuring
    36:50
  22. 30.
    Amy Westervelt on How Words Can Unite or Divide Us
    41:40
  23. 31.
    Sakiko Fukuda-Parr on the Intersection of Health and Human Rights
    42:03
  24. 32.
    Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi on Making Enriching Public Spaces
    43:39
  25. 33.
    Chris Smaje on How Small Farms Could Fuel Our Future
    29:41
  26. 34.
    Jess Scully on Establishing a Framework for a Fairer World
    36:39
  27. 35.
    Elisa Gabbert on Why Our Memory Fails Us
    42:02
  28. 36.
    Ben Adida on Building Better Voting Systems
    36:06
  29. 37.
    Kate Soper on Redefining the Good Life
    36:09
  30. 38.
    Walter Hood on Rethinking Monuments and Memorials in the 21st Century
    50:58
  31. 39.
    Paola Subacchi on the Need to Preserve Healthy Societies
    40:05
  32. 40.
    Regan Ralph on the Global Impact of Local Human Rights Activists
    38:27
  33. 41.
    Enrique Martínez Celaya on Art as a Reminder of What’s Important
    31:19
  34. 42.
    Gregg Buchbinder on Making Things That Stand the Test of Time
    43:57
  35. 43.
    Sandor Katz on Fermentation as Metaphor
    38:11
  36. 44.
    Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, on Navigating a New Era of Information Warfare
    32:18
  37. 45.
    Leonard Koren on Being a Curious Aesthete
    31:43
  38. 46.
    Dr. Friederike Otto on Making Sense of Extreme Weather
    29:59
  39. 47.
    Hari Kunzru on Why People Find Comfort in Conspiracy Theories
    37:24
  40. 48.
    Ini Archibong on Being a Citizen of the World
    34:54
  41. 49.
    Bina Venkataraman on the Planet as a Shared Heirloom
    42:04
  42. 50.
    Zephyr Teachout on Why It’s Time to Break Up Big Tech
    46:20

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