The Debt Ceiling Distraction

Much to the surprise of the Republican Party and the press, President Trump and Democratic leaders have been coming to agreements lately, including an alleged deal on DACA legislation this week and an agreement last week to put the debt ceiling debate off until December, as Democrats wanted. There were even whispers that they might do away with the ceiling altogether.

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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is an American author, blogger, and speaker.  She writes on subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature, with multiple New York Times bestsellers like Better Than Before, Happier at Home, and The Happiness Project.  She and long time friend Zachary Karabell sit down to discuss her latest book, what she's learned from studying human nature and of course, what could go right?

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Philip Bobbitt

Philip Bobbitt has had a decorated career as author, lawyer, educator, and leader. Beyond high level stints in the government as well as universities such as UT-Austin and Columbia, he's also found time to write deeply researched books taking ideas of great thinkers and connecting them to present day. Zachary and Philip sit down to discuss the current political landscape, how to deal with terrorism, and where we are in the cycles of history.
 

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Chris Schroeder

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Author, CEO, board member and one of the more decent people you’ll ever meet, Chris is what Zachary calls 'an unusual soul'. After advising companies and launching his own as a founder, he's established himself as a key voice in the Middle East startup world. Listen as Chris describes his micro and macro observations around the massive untapped potential of one of the more divisive and least understood regions of our world.
 

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Ian Bremmer

Founder and CEO of the Eurasia Group, Stanford Ph.D., columnist for Time and author of countless books, Ian Bremmer dives in with Zachary on what America First means for America, for the rest of the world, and for the future. They also discuss how the current political turmoil in the United States could unfold. A leader in economic, political, and geopolitical strategy, Bremmer is ever-provocative and always illuminating. This talk should not be missed.
 

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Ann Marie Slaughter

Anne Marie Slaughter brings her wide and deep expertise and acumen to What Could Go Right? with Zachary Karabell. President and CEO of New America, former dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School Policy, former head of policy planning at the State Department, frequent author, and commentator, she brings a uniquely compassionate angle to the discussion of domestic policy and international relations. Listen in to hear them discuss equality, reinvention, the world's current challenges, and, despite perceived dark clouds over the future, why it's OK to be hopeful.
 

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Linda Rottenberg

Everyone talks about the power of the network. Linda Rottenberg lives it. As CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, she energizes a global network of entrepreneurs. She is a hub surrounded by thousands of entrepreneurial spokes changing the world. In addition to sharing why she was given the title 'la chica loca' when Endeavor first launched, Linda discusses with Zachary how to support emerging market founders, the power of mentorship, and Silicon Valley's quest to make death an option rather than a certainty.
 

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What Could Go Right: Podcast Trailer

In today's world, most of us tend to focus only on what could go wrong.  What about the other side of that coin? Zachary Karabell doesn't disagree with the negative, but he does feel that examining the potential good deserves a fair shake. Join him and some of today's most prolific leaders from the political, economic, and artistic sphere to thoroughly consider the question of What Could Go Right?

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Wrong Number

The press didn’t see it coming. Or did they? This week, we examine the role of data – and delusion – in this election. Nate Silver reflects on the promise and pitfalls of polling, and Zachary Karabell discusses how financial indicators gloss over the gritty realities of American life. Plus: how a plan to dismantle the electoral college could make elections more democratic, and election coverage more interesting.

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25 for 25: Leave the Big Numbers to Janet Yellen

There's a small problem with numbers we use to measure the economy. You know, those numbers you hear on Marketplace every day. "One simple number is never going to capture simple reality," says Zachary Karabell, historian and economist and author of "The Leading Indicators: A short history of the numbers that rule our world."

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