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Readings, debates, lectures and so much more. Hear fascinating talks by authors, intellectuals, officials and regular folks with important stories recorded live all around Seattle.

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Readings, debates, lectures and so much more. Hear fascinating talks by authors, intellectuals, officials and regular folks with important stories recorded live all around Seattle.

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It's like TedxPNW all year round

By Pnwfan - Nov 11 2015
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In depth compelling topics; take a listen.

Just love it!!

By Ngneha - May 07 2011
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Very interesting topic of discussions. Just love the podcasts.

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
7
2
0
2

It's like TedxPNW all year round

By Pnwfan - Nov 11 2015
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In depth compelling topics; take a listen.

Just love it!!

By Ngneha - May 07 2011
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Very interesting topic of discussions. Just love the podcasts.

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Speakers Forum

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Readings, debates, lectures and so much more. Hear fascinating talks by authors, intellectuals, officials and regular folks with important stories recorded live all around Seattle.

David Brooks and the moral response to 'a national valley of distrust and disconnection’

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David Brooks considers the ways human nature and ingenuity can help us rise above disunion

Aug 08 2019

1hr 22mins

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Meet the Clintons, again

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Listen in to the Seattle stop of the political power couple’s national tour

May 06 2019

1hr 25mins

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Tertia Optio and the CIA's history of targeted killing

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Annie Jacobsen takes a close look at “the tip of the tip of the spear”

Jun 06 2019

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Leader of the pack Abby Wambach is still a game-changer

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Retired soccer great shares leadership lessons

Apr 17 2019

1hr 7mins

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'Woke' capitalism? Anand Giridharadas isn't buying it

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‘We don’t have a bad apple problem, we have an bad orchard problem ’ Anand Giridharadas remarks to a Seattle audience.

Nov 14 2019

1hr 35mins

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Stories from a changing Seattle

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Laureate Claudia Castro Luna calls up tales of The Emerald City

Nov 06 2019

1hr 18mins

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Michio Kaku expands our cantaloupe-sized brains

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Famed theoretical physicist conjures the future of humanity.

Apr 19 2019

1hr 10mins

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‘There will be no privacy.’ The internet, tech moguls and you

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Journalist Kara Swisher sees into the future of technology. That may scare the hell out of you, or give you hope.

May 17 2019

59mins

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Robert Reich and Pramila Jayapal take on the '3 supremacies'

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Robert Reich and Pramila Jayapal mark Labor Day at Town Hall Seattle

Sep 05 2019

1hr 32mins

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Three women, many stories about sex and desire

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Author Lisa Taddeo was getting questions, such as, “What the f**k are you doing in the middle of Indiana?”

Jul 23 2019

56mins

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‘More guns than people': America’s firearm culture

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Author Thom Hartmann argues that the intent inherent in the concept of “a well regulated militia” was warped in relatively recent years, resulting in an epidemic of gun violence.

Jun 25 2019

1hr 17mins

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Imbolo Mbue: 'America is suffering from a lack of curiosity'

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Author Imbolo Mbue has come a long way from when she imagined America was what she saw on television programs like Beverly Hills 90210 and The Cosby Show.

Jun 19 2019

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Civic Cocktail: Journalists discuss wildfire season, LGBTQIA after Stonewall

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Vital civic discussions, with an optional cocktail

Jun 10 2019

58mins

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Stacey Abrams has an outsider’s view of government. Hear how she’s working her way in

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Abrams fell short in her attempt to become the first African-American woman to govern an American state. She’s not letting that get her down.

May 03 2019

1hr 4mins

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‘Planetary arsonists,’ Naomi Klein calls some world leaders. But she has hope

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In 2018, the intergovernmental panel on climate change released a report that detailed that unprecedented transformation in every aspect of society was needed to curb the effects of climate change. It gave a timeline of 12 years. We now have 11 yrs. The information in the report has given way to a rise in activism in younger generations, scientists, as well as given momentum to the proposed US legislation The Green New Deal. Its becoming apparent there's an upward trend of considering climate change in the-present and future-decision making practices of societies-and individuals.
But, according to author Naomi Klein, the true required actions to avoid further and greater devastation of climate change isn’t happening rapidly enough…

Oct 31 2019

1hr 36mins

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David Barsamian’s call to focus your rage

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‘Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.’

Nov 06 2019

1hr 35mins

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You butt-dialed your mom with this supercomputer

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It took a village to birth the digital revolution

Jul 25 2019

55mins

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Eve Ensler’s journey to recovery from an unconscionable abuse

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Author Eve Ensler was the victim of prolonged sexual, physical and mental abuse at the hands of her father.

Jun 27 2019

1hr 20mins

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Retiring the 'poop emoji' pillow and other Seattle tales at Ignite#39

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Bravery meets humor as speakers share quirky stories.

Jun 14 2019

56mins

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She needed answers about pregnancy. So she wrote them herself

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So Angela Garbes did her own research and wrote a book about it

Jul 10 2019

46mins

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Hilarious Lindy West has more cutting things to say

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Author and humorist Lindy West reclaims the power

Dec 05 2019

1hr 19mins

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College at any cost?

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Caitlyn Zaloom is an anthropologist and associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University. When a favorite student came to her in tears over her college debt, Zaloom sought to better understand what was going on.

Dec 02 2019

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Gloria Steinem still has hope for the U.S.

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"We are linked, not ranked." Journalist and author inspires activists of all ages

Nov 29 2019

1hr 18mins

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This Seattle teen spent lunchtime in the bathroom. 'It felt safer than sitting alone in the cafeteria'

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Azure Savage on how Seattle schools fail students.

Nov 25 2019

55mins

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Ampersand Magazine live show: Edgy and nerdy

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Ampersand Live gives voice to ‘the power of nature and the beauty of community’

Nov 22 2019

1hr 53mins

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‘This hatred has to stop.’ A survivor’s story

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Mrs. Eva Schloss turned 90 years old this year. The story of what happened to her as a young girl betrays the likeliness of that longevity.

Nov 21 2019

1hr 22mins

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'Woke' capitalism? Anand Giridharadas isn't buying it

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‘We don’t have a bad apple problem, we have an bad orchard problem ’ Anand Giridharadas remarks to a Seattle audience.

Nov 14 2019

1hr 35mins

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Stories from a changing Seattle

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Laureate Claudia Castro Luna calls up tales of The Emerald City

Nov 06 2019

1hr 18mins

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David Barsamian’s call to focus your rage

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‘Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.’

Nov 06 2019

1hr 35mins

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‘Planetary arsonists,’ Naomi Klein calls some world leaders. But she has hope

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In 2018, the intergovernmental panel on climate change released a report that detailed that unprecedented transformation in every aspect of society was needed to curb the effects of climate change. It gave a timeline of 12 years. We now have 11 yrs. The information in the report has given way to a rise in activism in younger generations, scientists, as well as given momentum to the proposed US legislation The Green New Deal. Its becoming apparent there's an upward trend of considering climate change in the-present and future-decision making practices of societies-and individuals.
But, according to author Naomi Klein, the true required actions to avoid further and greater devastation of climate change isn’t happening rapidly enough…

Oct 31 2019

1hr 36mins

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Seattle's homeless crisis: A debate hosted by KUOW

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Is the homelessness crisis really killing Seattle?

Oct 30 2019

1hr 40mins

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Timothy Egan's journey of faith — by foot

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Timothy Egan wasn’t sure he was up for the pilgrimage he’d decided to make. Less than 20 miles in, his feet were swollen and he missed his family.

Oct 28 2019

1hr 7mins

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Using data to fight inequities in policing

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Status quo-breaking research maps police violence

Oct 26 2019

1hr 26mins

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Susan Rice: ‘We can’t take five and a half (more) years of this’

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The former National Security Advisor discusses life, leadership, diplomacy and Trump

Oct 24 2019

1hr 29mins

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What we know about human consciousness

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Allen Institute Chief Scientist leads efforts to understand consciousness

Oct 22 2019

1hr 15mins

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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton share stories of ‘Gutsy Women’

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Girls kept asking who their heroes were, so they wrote a book

Oct 21 2019

1hr 15mins

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on ‘the fight of our lifetimes'

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She discusses her new best-selling expose ‘Blowout’

Oct 17 2019

1hr 27mins

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Parent as if your kid’s adulthood depends on it

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It does. Julie Lythcott-Haims shares insights into successful adult-rearing

Oct 15 2019

1hr 21mins

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Think Black: A son reflects on his father’s role in the computer revolution

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The underpinnings and footholds of corporate racism at the dawn of the digital age

Oct 12 2019

1hr 16mins

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Ijeoma Oluo on Seattle: ‘We are NOT a liberal city’

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More than talk, Ijeoma Oluo wants action and what is owed to people of color

Oct 09 2019

1hr 42mins

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