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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.
    Danny Dorling on Our Remarkable Era of Slowdown12/17/2020
    46:09
  2. 2.
    Edmund de Waal on Contemplating Life Through Pottery and Poetry12/15/2020
    35:12
  3. 3.
    Michelle Wu on Reimagining a City’s Political Landscape12/10/2020
    26:44
  4. 4.
    Melissa Harris-Perry on Finding Tools to Fix Our Harmful Systems12/08/2020
    47:10
  5. 5.
    Lizania Cruz on the Fallacy of the American Dream12/03/2020
    31:37
  6. 6.
    Özlem Cekic on Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue12/01/2020
    46:04
  7. 7.
    Scott Smith on Cultivating Everyday Futuring11/24/2020
    36:50
  8. 8.
    Amy Westervelt on How Words Can Unite or Divide Us11/19/2020
    41:40
  1. 9.
    Sakiko Fukuda-Parr on the Intersection of Health and Human Rights11/17/2020
    42:03
  2. 10.
    Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi on Making Enriching Public Spaces11/12/2020
    43:39
  3. 11.
    Chris Smaje on How Small Farms Could Fuel Our Future11/10/2020
    29:41
  4. 12.
    Jess Scully on Establishing a Framework for a Fairer World11/05/2020
    36:39
  5. 13.
    Elisa Gabbert on Why Our Memory Fails Us11/03/2020
    42:02
  6. 14.
    Ben Adida on Building Better Voting Systems10/29/2020
    36:06
  7. 15.
    Kate Soper on Redefining the Good Life10/27/2020
    36:09
  8. 16.
    Walter Hood on Rethinking Monuments and Memorials in the 21st Century10/22/2020
    50:58
  9. 17.
    Paola Subacchi on the Need to Preserve Healthy Societies10/20/2020
    40:05
  10. 18.
    Regan Ralph on the Global Impact of Local Human Rights Activists10/15/2020
    38:27
  11. 19.
    Enrique Martínez Celaya on Art as a Reminder of What’s Important10/13/2020
    31:19
  12. 20.
    Gregg Buchbinder on Making Things That Stand the Test of Time10/08/2020
    43:57
  13. 21.
    Sandor Katz on Fermentation as Metaphor10/06/2020
    38:11
  14. 22.
    Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, on Navigating a New Era of Information Warfare10/01/2020
    32:18
  15. 23.
    Leonard Koren on Being a Curious Aesthete09/29/2020
    31:43
  16. 24.
    Dr. Friederike Otto on Making Sense of Extreme Weather09/24/2020
    29:59
  17. 25.
    Hari Kunzru on Why People Find Comfort in Conspiracy Theories09/22/2020
    37:24
  18. 26.
    Ini Archibong on Being a Citizen of the World09/17/2020
    34:54
  19. 27.
    Bina Venkataraman on the Planet as a Shared Heirloom09/15/2020
    42:04
  20. 28.
    Zephyr Teachout on Why It’s Time to Break Up Big Tech09/10/2020
    46:20
  21. 29.
    Jeffrey Schlegelmilch on How to Prepare for Disaster09/08/2020
    41:02
  22. 30.
    Sara Auster on the Soothing Nature of Sound Baths09/03/2020
    35:28
  23. 31.
    Erin Geiger Smith on the Complexities of Voting in the United States09/01/2020
    38:34
  24. 32.
    Dana Thomas on How Covid-19 Is Transforming the Fashion Industry08/27/2020
    44:21
  25. 33.
    Dr. Christine Montross on Rethinking Incarceration in America08/25/2020
    36:39
  26. 34.
    Angela Glover Blackwell on Tackling Inequality With a Radical Imagination08/20/2020
    57:15
  27. 35.
    Sanford Biggers on Art as a Change Agent08/18/2020
    44:17
  28. 36.
    Gelong Thubten on Meditation as a Matter of Survival08/13/2020
    37:09
  29. 37.
    Eric Holthaus on Combating the Climate Emergency With Cooperation08/11/2020
    29:58
  30. 38.
    Annelise Riles on the Pandemic as a Window of Opportunity08/06/2020
    42:22
  31. 39.
    Peter Laufer on Fostering the Slow News Movement08/04/2020
    38:55
  32. 40.
    Amanda Ravenhill on R. Buckminster Fuller’s Lasting Relevance07/30/2020
    32:23
  33. 41.
    Ariel Garten on Harnessing Technology to Help Humanity07/29/2020
    37:04
  34. 42.
    Emily Anthes on Why Indoor Environments Are More Important Than Ever07/27/2020
    32:10
  35. 43.
    André Hueston Mack on Being a Steward of a Neighborhood and the Earth07/23/2020
    41:29
  36. 44.
    Gonzalo Casals on the 2020 Reckoning With Racial Injustice07/22/2020
    37:48
  37. 45.
    Azeem Azhar on the Collision Course of Tech, Politics, and the Climate Crisis07/20/2020
    40:25
  38. 46.
    Toni Blackman on Hip-Hop Meditation and Music as Medicine07/16/2020
    40:16
  39. 47.
    Cennydd Bowles on Designing a More Inclusive Future07/15/2020
    38:57
  40. 48.
    David Zilber on Fermentation as a Commitment to Your Future07/13/2020
    42:41
  41. 49.
    Mitchell Joachim on What Civilization 2.0 Looks Like07/09/2020
    38:29
  42. 50.
    Margaret Klein Salamon on the Dire Realities of the Climate Emergency07/08/2020
    39:38
  43. 51.
    Jeremy Lent on Covid-19 as a Dress Rehearsal for Bigger Breakdowns07/06/2020
    42:53
  44. 52.
    Rob Dunn on the Wonders of the Microbial World Around Us07/02/2020
    36:29
  45. 53.
    Matthew E. Kahn on Remaining Optimistic About Capitalism07/01/2020
    36:53
  46. 54.
    Jennifer Rauch on Why We Need a Slower, Healthier Media Ecosystem06/29/2020
    32:58
  47. 55.
    Daphne Javitch on the Cumulative Health Benefits of Daily Routines06/25/2020
    33:07
  48. 56.
    Michel Rojkind on Approaching Life as a Practice06/24/2020
    38:55
  49. 57.
    Merlin Sheldrake on How Fungi Expand Our Perspectives of the World06/22/2020
    32:59
  50. 58.
    James Harding on Today’s Fractured Media Landscape06/18/2020
    35:19
  51. 59.
    Shirazeh Houshiary on Understanding Life By Confronting Death06/17/2020
    28:17
  52. 60.
    Laila Gohar on Society Moving From Apathy to Empathy06/15/2020
    25:26
  53. 61.
    Dr. Alejandro Junger on Changing the World Through Your Diet06/11/2020
    20:39
  54. 62.
    Gina Rae La Cerva on Wild Food in the Age of Industrial Agriculture06/10/2020
    31:22
  55. 63.
    Asha Rangappa on Finding Reassurance in the Protests06/08/2020
    40:56
  56. 64.
    Deana Haggag on Art as a Tool for Creating Awareness and Change06/04/2020
    35:26
  57. 65.
    Shantell Martin on Getting to the Core of Who You Are06/03/2020
    32:32
  58. 66.
    Tristan Harris on How Big Tech Is Distorting Our World06/01/2020
    40:11
  59. 67.
    Susan Magsamen on the Intersection of Brain Sciences and the Arts05/28/2020
    31:19
  60. 68.
    Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley on the Past, Present, and Future of Quarantine05/27/2020
    34:36
  61. 69.
    Eric Maskin on the Quandary of Reopening05/25/2020
    34:08
  62. 70.
    Dr. David Katz on Understanding Covid-19 in a Big-Picture Context05/21/2020
    31:09
  63. 71.
    Nina Jablonski on How Narratives Drive the Future of the Planet05/20/2020
    30:19
  64. 72.
    Molly Jong-Fast on the Bewildering U.S. Election-Year Political Landscape05/18/2020
    33:48
  65. 73.
    Sarah Williams Goldhagen on Building Better, Healthier Environments05/14/2020
    30:50
  66. 74.
    Christian Madsbjerg on the Pandemic as a Social Catastrophe05/13/2020
    32:27
  67. 75.
    Randy Komisar on Why Innovation Is Dying and Capital Thriving in Silicon Valley05/12/2020
    37:21
  68. 76.
    Paola Antonelli on Planning a Better Legacy for Humanity05/11/2020
    28:00
  69. 77.
    Gillian Tett on the Risk of Pandemics as an Incredible Blind Spot05/08/2020
    21:55
  70. 78.
    Markus Gabriel on the Coronavirus as an Immune Reaction of the Planet05/07/2020
    40:45
  71. 79.
    Rob Johnson on the Covid-19 Pandemic as a Necessary Awakening05/05/2020
    36:02
  72. 80.
    Rosanne Somerson on Cultivating “Perceptive Voices” of the Future05/04/2020
    30:46
  73. 81.
    Paul Holdengräber on the Transformative Nature of Asking Good Questions04/30/2020
    28:00
  74. 82.
    Waris Ahluwalia on Why We Shouldn’t Want to Return to “Normal”04/29/2020
    23:51
  75. 83.
    Tatiana Schlossberg on the Urgent Need to Consume More Consciously04/28/2020
    34:08
  76. 84.
    Nikil Saval on Coming to Terms With Our Failures as a Society04/27/2020
    36:05
  77. 85.
    Eddie Stern on Our Bodies as an Extension of the World04/24/2020
    37:18
  78. 86.
    Sam Seder on Finding a “Whole Society” Consensus04/23/2020
    31:07
  79. 87.
    Anicka Yi on How Everything Is Interconnected04/21/2020
    26:51
  80. 88.
    Michael Murphy on Designing a Healthier Built Environment04/20/2020
    26:26
  81. 89.
    Donatien Grau on Why Taking Time Matters04/17/2020
    21:30
  82. 90.
    Maxine Bédat on the True Costs of Clothing04/16/2020
    28:10
  83. 91.
    Jeff Gordinier on Food as a Tool to Slow Down04/15/2020
    38:24
  84. 92.
    Alexander Rose on the Power of Long-Term Thinking04/14/2020
    32:15
  85. 93.
    Tobias Rees on Rethinking the Future of Education04/13/2020
    30:49
  86. 94.
    Thomas Ermacora on Building a More Resilient Planet04/10/2020
    27:16
  87. 95.
    Carolyn Steel on How Food Shapes Our World04/09/2020
    29:23
  88. 96.
    Virginia Heffernan on Donald Trump and “Tiger King” in the Time of Covid-1904/08/2020
    45:24
  89. 97.
    Chris Canavan on Why an Economic Slowdown Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing04/07/2020
    30:59
  90. 98.
    Simon Critchley on Looking at the Contemporary World Through the Lens of Punk, Greek Tragedy, and Humor04/06/2020
    38:52
  91. 99.
    Bessel van der Kolk on Coping with Trauma Amidst Disaster04/03/2020
    24:39
  92. 100.
    Bill McKibben on Covid-19’s Impact and the Climate Crisis04/02/2020
    24:32
  93. 101.
    Introducing: The Slowdown’s At a Distance Podcast03/24/2020
    8:12

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