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A New Way to Think About Racism in America

Derek is joined by Heather McGhee to discuss ‘The Sum of Us’ and why many laws today that might not seem explicitly racist still sustain racial inequality

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Carbon Removal Might Be the World’s Most Important Technology. How Does It Work?

Derek is joined by Giana Amador to explain the different carbon removal technologies and why some people think this advancement won’t ever work

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Curiosity Corner: Monkeypox Myths, Millennial Facts, and Overpopulation Fears

In the latest edition of "Curiosity Corner," Derek breaks down the myths around how monkeypox spreads, the affordability crisis for millenials, and more

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Is Old Music Killing New Music?

Ted Gioia joins to discuss the power of nostalgia in pop culture

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How the Democrats’ New Climate Bill Could Change the World

Derek heads a conversation with Robinson Meyer about the Democrats’ new climate deal and what it would mean on a global scale

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GDP Fell Again. So, Are We in a Recession?

Derek is joined by economics professor Austan Goolsbee to talk about the latest GDP report, America’s plummeting productivity, and more

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Crypto Crash, Part II: Packy McCormick Debates the Future of Web3

The writer joins Derek to discuss digital currency

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Crypto Crash Part 1: Debating the Case Against Crypto

In the first of two-part series about the crypto crash, Derek is joined by financial journalist turned venture capitalist Molly Wood to give her case against cryptocurrency

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Why It Seems Like So Many Countries Are Falling Apart

Political scientist Ian Bremmer joins Derek to discuss the many crises taking place around the world, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, prime minister exits in the U.K. and Italy, wildfires in Europe, economic collapses in Turkey and El Salvador, and more

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The World Is on Fire. Here’s a Realistic Plan to Save Humanity.

David Wallace-Wells joins to discuss climate change and Europe’s wildfires

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Three Ways the Elon Musk–Twitter Showdown Could End

Law professor Brian Quinn joins to discuss what’s next for the social media platform

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Burning Questions About the Future of Media: Netflix vs. Disney, TikTok vs. Everyone, and the Metaverse

Lucas Shaw and Matthew Ball join to talk streaming wars, social media, and the future of movie theaters

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Musk Meltdown: Elon’s Breakup With Twitter Is Going to Be Very Messy

Derek shares his thoughts on the billionaire’s attempt to terminate his bid to take over the social media site

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The Biggest Economic Question of the Moment: Is This Peak Inflation?

Noah Smith joins to discuss why retail and oil prices are falling and what it means for the U.S. economy

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Why Are the Police So Bad at Solving Murders?

Derek and Jeff Asher talk about seven possible explanations for this alarming trend before settling on one explanation that may be the most important

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Abortion Pills Are a Game Changer, Plus Our Next Big Culture War

Derek is joined by New York Times journalist Margot Sanger-Katz to explain the basics of abortion pills and how they’ll change the abortion debate forever

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Five Reasons Everybody Is Wrong About a U.S. Recession—Including Me

Derek is joined by Bloomberg economic columnist Conor Sen to explain why he believes the economy isn’t nearly as troubled as the headlines suggest

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The End of Roe v. Wade Changes Everything

Derek examines the potential widespread ramifications of Friday’s landmark decision. We also rerun an interview with New York Times journalist Margot Sanger-Katz.

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Why Air Travel Is a Hot Mess Right Now

Derek and Scott Keyes break down the origins of the airline industry shortage and its effects

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Why Gas Prices Are Skyrocketing—and an Ingenious Plan to Bring Them Down

Skanda Amarnath joins to break down oil markets and why prices are inflating

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The Big Winners and Losers From the Remote Work Revolution

Derek and Julia Hobsbawm break down the phenomenon and discuss whether working from home has made life better or worse

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The End of the Everything Boom (Plus: The Federal Reserve’s Risky Move)

The New York Times’ Kevin Roose joins to discuss drops in stocks, housing, and crypto

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The Big Inflation FAQ: Why It’s So High, How Everyone Got It Wrong, and What’s Next

Derek welcomes Justin Wolfers, a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, to discuss everything inflation related

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California’s Elections Sent an Important Message. What Is It?

Derek and author Ron Brownstein discuss the San Francisco recall of Chesa Boudin and Rick Caruso’s showing in the L.A. mayoral primary

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Curiosity Corner: America’s Gun Dilemma and the Future of Corporate Politics

Plus, relationship advice and revisiting a controversial Amber Heard episode

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America’s Gun Problem Is Impossible

The New York Times’ German Lopez, who has been reporting on guns and gun control policy for many years, joins Derek to discuss the issue in the aftermath of the Texas school shooting

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What’s Going on With the U.S. Housing Market?

The Atlantic’s Jerusalem Demsas comes on the show to share her theories with Derek, and Derek explains why he thinks every important question about the U.S. housing market has the same fundamental answer: inventory, inventory, inventory

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Why Does the Internet Hate Amber Heard?

It’s the trial of the century—kind of. The legal showdown between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has captivated the country, and Derek is a bit confused. Why is everybody talking about this miserable celebrity relationship?

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The Mystery of America’s Missing Baby Formula

Derek chats with economist Scott Lincicome about how we got here and how we can get back to a rational baby formula policy in America

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Why the U.S. Could Be Headed For the “Weirdest Recession Ever”

Plus, what’s the long-term viability of cryptocurrency?

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Market Meltdown: We Are in the Middle of the Second Dot-Com Bubble

Investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis gives us a brief history of the 21st century tech industry, explains why this is like and unlike the summer of 2000, and makes some bold predictions about crypto and the economy

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The Future of AI Is Thrilling, Terrifying, Confusing, and Fascinating

Derek and bestselling author Steven Johnson discuss what advancements in AI will mean for the future of work, morality, and economics