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Armchair Expert Umbrella with Dax Shepard

We are supported by, hosted by Kristen Bell and Monica Padman is a 10 episode limited series podcast. Each episode deep dives with a woman who has put a crack in the glass ceiling. Episode 4: Samantha Power

1hr 16mins

14 Jul 2021

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Belarus hijacks a plane (and Samantha Power)

Pod Save the World

Tommy and Ben discuss how the Belarusian president forced a plan to land so he could arrest a journalist, the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, a spike in coronavirus cases in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, more theories about the origins of coronavirus, a coup in Samoa, why John Cena had to apologize for calling Taiwan a country and more. Then USAID Administrator Samantha Power joins Ben to talk about her development agenda and how the agency can actually help get coronavirus vaccines into arms around the world.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavetheworld. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 43mins

26 May 2021

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Call Your Girlfriend

Samantha Power served as the US ambassador to the United Nations in the Obama administration and has been nominated by President Biden to serve as administrator to USAID. We revisit our 2019 interview full of hard and candid truths about what she was and wasn't able to accomplish, especially in Syria.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Mar 2021

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Amb. Samantha Power

Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri

Ambassador Samantha Power, an immigrant from Ireland, dreamed of becoming a sports journalist. But as she watched unedited tape of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as a college intern at CBS, her passion to fight for human rights was activated. She began her career as a war correspondent in Bosnia, eventually writing a book on the American response to genocide, which then-Senator Barack Obama read and took Samantha under his wing. She went on to serve on President Obama's National Security Council and as the country's UN Ambassador. Now, she's been nominated to lead the United States Agency for International Development in Biden's administration.Samantha joins Jennifer on the show to discuss the "bat cave" – a term Samantha uses for overcoming doubts in her head. They discuss how to make big career decisions, leaning on other women for support, and navigating gender dynamics in the White House. Plus, Samantha takes us through the last 30 years of U.S. diplomacy in 10 minutes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Mar 2021

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Samantha Power on The Power of Idealism

The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show

Samantha Power started as an outsider, a war correspondent who wrote impassioned pieces for the Washington Post, Economist, and others about the failings of the American government on an international stage. That voice led to her Pulitzer Prize winning book “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide and earned her a job in the cabinet of President Barack Obama helping to shape the very policies she was once a harsh critic of. Samantha has served both on the National Security Council and as an Ambassador to the UN. Most recently she was nominated as USAID Administrator. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World and The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir, which is now in paperback and was named one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, Vanity Fair, National Public Radio, and TIME. What I love about Samantha's story and her wisdom from navigating the halls of power, is her winding path to get there. In this episode, we get into: How being an outsider, starting something new, or feeling like an imposter can help us to deconstruct the world around us How being mission driven can help focus and motivate your work The importance of setting modest goals instead of seemingly intangible ones. World changing happens in the smallest bites. The X test: Using "if all I get from doing X, will it be worth it?" and so much more Enjoy! More from Samantha: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamanthaJPower Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthajpower Website: https://samanthapower.com What did you think? Text me +1 (206) 309-5177 Tweet me @chasejarvis --- Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

1hr 36mins

10 Feb 2021

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How To Get Things Done in a Divided Nation with Samantha Power

How To!

Samantha Power knows what it’s like to arrive in Washington, D.C. and feel a little lost—literally. She once couldn't find the oval office. But more than that, as a Pulitzer Prize-winning human rights activist and former UN Ambassador under President Barack Obama, Samantha had to learn to balance her beliefs with actually getting things done. On this episode of How To!, Samantha, the author of The Education of an Idealist and President Joe Biden’s pick for a post on the National Security Council, gives advice to new Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, a Democrat from Washington. Marilyn has big plans for her first term in Washington, but isn’t sure how to navigate this fraught period of American politics. In this conversation, the two women discuss how to stay true to your ideals and still make a difference, while sharing lessons in leadership that all of us can use.If you liked this episode, check out “How To Survive a Public Shaming with Katie Hill.”Do you have a seemingly impossible problem? Send us a note at howto@slate.com or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might have you on the show.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Jan 2021

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Samantha Power

Desert Island Discs

Samantha Power was the USA's youngest ever ambassador to the UN, during President Barack Obama’s second term, and is a writer and academic. She has just been invited to join president-elect Joe Biden's administration. Samantha was born in London but grew up in Ireland. At the age of nine, she moved to the US with her mother and younger brother following the breakdown of her parents’ marriage. Her first ambition was to be a sports broadcaster, but watching live footage of events in Tiananmen Square in 1989 led her to change course and she became a war correspondent instead, reporting on the conflict in Bosnia in the early 1990s. After returning to the US, she wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book in which she examined what she saw as America’s repeated reluctance to confront genocide in the 20th century.In 2013 she was appointed ambassador to the UN. She stepped down in 2017 and became professor of global leadership, public policy and human rights at Harvard. Shortly after this edition of Desert Island Discs was recorded, she accepted the role of Administrator of the US Agency for International Development. DISC ONE: Dancing Queen by ABBADISC TWO: Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens DISC THREE: Thousands Are Sailing by The PoguesDISC FOUR: Crazy by Seal DISC FIVE: Boots of Spanish Leather by Mandolin OrangeDISC SIX: Why? (The King of Love is Dead) by Nina SimoneDISC SEVEN: Tonight Will Be Fine by Teddy ThompsonDISC EIGHT: A Million Years by Alexander BOOK CHOICE: A guitar LUXURY ITEM: The Irish Times Book of Favourite Irish Poems by Colm TóibínCASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Tonight Will Be Fine by Teddy Thompson Presenter Lauren LaverneProducer Paula McGinley


17 Jan 2021

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Samantha Power’s point

Pod Save the World

Tommy and Ben discuss last week’s violent coup attempt and the call for new domestic terrorism laws, how world leaders are reacting to Trump’s Twitter ban, Netanyahu’s announcement of new Israeli settlements and how Biden should handle it, and all the things Mike Pompeo is trying to screw up for the incoming Biden administration. Then former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power joins to talk about how to restore American credibility at international organizations, Bill Burns as CIA director, last week’s mass arrests in Hong Kong and refugee policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 31mins

13 Jan 2021

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Rebroadcast: John Brennan's "Undaunted" with Samantha Power

Vital Interests Podcast

Host Karen J. Greenberg welcomed John Brennan and Samantha Power on October 15th to discuss Brennan's new book Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home and Abroad. The full event can be watched on our website at CenterOnNationalSecurity.org/events. Vital Interests Podcast with Karen Greenberg is brought to you by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law.


17 Nov 2020

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America's Isolation with Samantha Power

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

What does the world think of us right now? Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says it isn’t surprising that our standing in the world has dropped, but rather just how precipitous those drops have been. This conversation, conducted as part of the Texas Tribune Festival, unpacks the sources of humiliation and isolation brought about by the Trump administration and what the stakes are for American democracy in the international context.RELATED LINKS:Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power


20 Oct 2020