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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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Amanpour

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Best podcast for meaningful interviews

Fantastic array of guests

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Current topics from around the world. Best comprehensive topic podcast available.

iTunes Ratings

400 Ratings
Average Ratings
265
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20
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64

Amanpour

By Charleena22 - Apr 01 2020
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Best podcast for meaningful interviews

Fantastic array of guests

By cathyanne1948 - Dec 14 2019
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Current topics from around the world. Best comprehensive topic podcast available.
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Amanpour

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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

Rank #1: Amanpour: Anne Milgram, Douglas Wigdor, Marc Lotter and Dan Pfeiffer

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As Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman, the former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on this landmark ruling. Once a prosecutor of sex crimes, she explains how this verdict will offer hope to other survivors of sexual violence. Douglas Wigdor, the attorney for a witness who testified in the Weinstein trial, weighs in on what he calls a major victory. Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for the Trump presidential campaign, offers a window into Trump's campaign strategy and how his team are using data to target voters. Our Michel Martin sits down with author Dan Pfeiffer to discuss his new book, "Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again." He lays out what the Democrats need to do in order to win in 2020.

Feb 25 2020

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Rank #2: Amanpour: Amy Walter, Jack Saul, Dr. Helene Gayle and Angélique Kidjo

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As America feels the toll of the coronavirus, it is drawing closer to the November election where President Trump is set to face off against Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Amy Walter, the national editor of the Cook Political Report, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how the U.S. presidential race is shaping up. Around the world people are struggling in lockdown, separated from loved ones and trying to prevent the spread of Covid-19; all of which is having a massive strain on our mental health. Psychologist Jack Saul unpacks how this trauma and how best to treat it. Dr. Helene Gayle is the current president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust and previously worked for 20 years at the CDC - she digs into why the mortality rate is much higher for black Americans with our Michel Martin. She explains why economic inequality is the key. And finally, Angélique Kidjo, singer and UNICEF goodwill ambassador, reflects on the healing power of music and what motivated her to reinvent Miriam Makeba’s famous South African hit ‘Pata Pata.’

May 23 2020

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Rank #3: Amanpour: Brian Cox, John Kerry and Maya Moore

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Brian Cox, actor in Broadway play "The Great Society" and HBO's hit series "Succession", joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss stepping into the shoes of presidents and media moguls. John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of State, reflects on a tumultuous time in U.S. politics; from policy in Northern Syria, to the ongoing impeachment inquiry back home. Our Michel Martin sits down with Maya Moore, the basketball star, to explain why she took a sabbatical from the WNBA in her pursuit of justice.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #4: Amanpour: Michael D'Antonio, David Urban, Curtis Sittenfeld and Scott Galloway

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As Americans honour their military service people on Memorial Day, the country edges closer to another landmark, 100,000 coronavirus deaths. President Trump has been widely criticized for this handling of the pandemic, and for his behaviour over the weekend. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Michael D'Antonio, author of "The Truth About Trump", and David Urban, a member of President Trump's 2020 advisory committee. Curtis Sittenfeld talks to Christiane about her new book "Rodham", which imagines an America in which Hillary Clinton did not marry Bill and asks what Hillary Rodham might have achieved. And Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, about how the coronavirus may reshape the landscape of higher education in America, and why it might be a good time to take a gap year.

May 27 2020

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Rank #5: Amanpour: Norman Ornstein, Robert Reich, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom and Ocean Vuong

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Norman Ornstein, congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute joins Christiane Amanpour to to give his take on President Trump's behavior in the last few months, just as the House votes to proceed with the formal impeachment process. Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary, discusses the raging wild fires in California and the complex causes behind them. Cynthia Erivo, actor in "Harriet", and Leslie Odom, Jr., her co-star in the film, reflect on what it was like to delve into the outstanding life of Harriet Tubman, the slave who led her people to freedom. Michel Martin sits down with Ocean Vuong, author of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," to talk about the debut novel that earned him six weeks on the New York Times best-seller list this year.

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #6: Amanpour: Paul Offit, Jim Clyburn, Adela Raz and Raul Ortiz

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Dr. Paul Offit, professor of Vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Christiane Amanpour to lay out the facts surrounding the coronavirus outbreak as the global community deals with a surge in new cases. Jim Clyburn, House Democrat Majority Whip, says Biden's win in South Carolina was not a 'flash in the pan' but rather a prediction of his future success in his bid for the Democratic nomination. Adela Raz, the Afghan Ambassador to the United Nations, discusses the U.S. - Taliban deal. She explains how the Afghan government is determined to protect the rights of women, but she fears a return of the Taliban to power. Our Walter Isaacson sits down with Raul Ortiz, deputy chief of U.S. border patrol, to reflect on his time stationed at the border, witnessing and implementing President Trump's controversial child separation policy that tears migrant families apart.

Mar 03 2020

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Rank #7: Amanpour: Anne Milgram, Tom Steyer and David Strathairn

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Anne Milgram, former New Jersey Attorney General, joins Christiane Amanpour to break down the legal arguments so far to come out of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Our Michel Martin sits down with Tom Steyer, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate long-shot, to talk about his bid to be the next commander-in-chief. As world leaders mark the 7th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Actor David Strathairn discusses his new role in play "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski," that explores not only the depravity of the Holocaust but the bravery of those who resisted.

Jan 24 2020

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Rank #8: Amanpour: Helen Prejean, Rob Schenck and Crawford Allan

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Sister Helen Prejean, author of "River of Fire", talks about providing dignity to death row inmates in their last moments. Her religiosity and kindness inspired the Oscar winning film "Dead Man Walking". Our Michel Martin sits down with Reverend Rob Schenck, evangelical minister and author of "My Words Led to Violence. Now Trump's Are Too". Schenck was a prominent figure in an aggressive anti-abortion movement, whose words led to the fatal shooting of a doctor; after years of soul searching, he warns of the very real dangers of hate-filled rhetoric. Crawford Allan, senior director at WWF and TRAFFIC Wildlife Crime Initiative, explains the illegal cheetah trade and why their numbers are dwindling in the wild.

Aug 16 2019

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Rank #9: Amanpour: Paul Krugman, Kim Ghattas, Paige Winfield Cunningham

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As the first major contest in the 2020 election is wrapping up in Iowa Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist and economist, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss a key concern for many voters: the economy. Krugman explains his surprising argument that the Democratic nomination is irrelevant when it comes down to actual economic policy. Journalist Kim Ghattas, who has been covering the Middle East for twenty years, digs into President Trump's Middle East Plan that the Arab League of nations has just unanimously rejected. She also unpacks the forty-year rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia that she details in her new book, "Black Wave." Our Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Paige Winfield Cunningham, reporter at The Washington Post, to talk about healthcare policy in the U.S. and why she believes neither party will make major changes to healthcare if elected in the 2020 race.

Feb 04 2020

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Rank #10: Amanpour: Nancy Pelosi, Volodymyr Zelensky, James Jacoby

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Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Speaker of the House, sits down with Christiane Amanpour in Munich where she is attending a security conference with leaders from around the world. She gives an earnest warning to the Democrats, urging them to unify in order to defeat President Trump in the 2020 Presidential race. She discusses that, the failure to impeach and the now infamous moment of her tearing up Trump's State of the Union speech. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is also attending the Munich Security Conference, answers crucial questions about Ukraine's relationship with the U.S. and place at the center of the impeachment crisis. He says he is ready to meet President Donald Trump at the White House. Then our Hari Sreenivasan talks to James Jacoby, director of new PBS Frontline documentary "Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos," to unpack the rise Jeff Bezos and his trillion-dollar business.

Feb 19 2020

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Rank #11: Amanpour: William Cohen, Antonio Banderas and Zanny Minton Beddoes

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William Cohen, former U.S. Defense Secretary, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how politicians on both sides of the aisle need to put country before party as they evaluate evidence in the impeachment inquiry. Antonio Banderas, the iconic actor from "The Mask of Zorro" and "Shrek," opens up about taking on a very different role in "Pain and Glory." Our Walter Isaacson sits down with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, to talk about what the Brexit vote really represents.

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #12: Amanpour: Michael Bloomberg, John Avlon, Dexter Filkins, Rana Ayyub, Christine Quinn and Daniel Russo

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Former New York mayor and now democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg joins Christiane Amanpour in Madrid at the COP 25 climate summit. Political analyst and former chief speechwriter to Rudi Giuliani, John Avlon discusses the US presidential race. Dexter Filkins, staff writer at the New Yorker, and Rana Ayyub, global opinions writer at the Washington Post, tell Christiane about their recent collaboration investigating violence against the Muslim minority in India. And our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Christine Quinn, president & CEO of WIN, and Daniel Russo, principal of Bronx school PS 294, about the rise in child homelessness in America.

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #13: Amanpour: Chris Ruddy, Susan Glasser, Daria Kaleniuk, Lauren Greenfield and Andy Bautista

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Christiane Amanpour is joined by Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax and Susan Glasser, Staff Writer at the New Yorker, to talk about the latest in the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Daria Kaleniuk, one of Ukraine's most respected anti-corruption activists gives her perspective on investigation and our Alison Stewart is joined by Director Lauren Greenfield and Former Philippine Elections Commission Chairman Andy Bautista, who talk about their new biopic of Imelda Marcos, "The Kingmaker".

Nov 19 2019

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Rank #14: Amanpour: Vali Nasr, Karl Sharro, Julie Andrews and Ev Williams

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Vali Nasr, professor of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, and Karl Sharro, the Lebanese-Iraqi satirist, join Christiane Amanpour to dissect the motivations behind the deadly protests in Iraq. Julie Andrews, the Oscar-winning actress best known for her iconic roles in "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music," talks candidly about the highs and lows of Hollywood and penning her new memoir "Home Work." Our Walter Isaacson sits down with Ev Williams the co-founder of Twitter, to discuss his new publishing platform Medium and why he's focusing on more nuanced, quality content. He also digs into why Twitter needs to take more responsibility.

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #15: Amanpour: David Rohde, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon and Isabel Allende

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David Rohde, journalist and executive editor at NewYorker.com, sat down with Christiane Amanpour to look back on an eventful and tumultuous week in U.S. politics; from the dramatic State of the Union address to President Trump's acquittal. He digs into Trump's relationship with Attorney General William Barr and Barr's defense of executive power. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, husband and wife and the executive producers of "Little America," explain their new series that is a touching exploration of migrants in America. Our Walter Isaacson sits down with award-winning Chilean author Isabel Allende to talk about her new novel "A Long Petal of the Sea."

Feb 08 2020

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Rank #16: Amanpour: Frans Timmermans, Zeid Raad Al Hussein and Yoni Appelbaum

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Frans Timmermans, the European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, tells Christiane Amanpour why the deal is the "best option" for the bloc to tackle the climate crisis. Zeid Raad al Hussein, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, discusses disgraced Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's hearing at The Hague. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Yoni Appelbaum, Historian & Ideas Editor at The Atlantic, about why the U.S. is 'coming apart.'

Dec 12 2019

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Rank #17: Amanpour: John McLaughlin, Joe Crowley, Yair Golan and Garry Kasparov

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John McLaughlin, former deputy CIA director, joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about the first public impeachment hearings due to take place this week. Joe Crowley, former House Democrat and predecessor to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sheds light on the political strategies both Republicans and Democrats will employ during these hearings. Yair Golan, Israeli Knesset member and former deputy chief of staff at the IDF, reflects on the political paralysis in Israel and the spike of violence at the Gaza-Israel border. Our Miles O'Brien sits down with Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster and pro-democracy activist, to discuss the threat technology and Putin's Russia poses to American democracy.

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #18: Amanpour: Farnaz Fassihi, Péter Szijjártó, Dread Scott and Christian Siriano

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Farnaz Fassihi, from the New York Times, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the recent deadly protests in Iran. A 50 percent rise in oil prices triggered national unrest, and thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest with deadly consequences. She gives her gives her view on the brutal crackdown on demonstrators. Péter Szijjártó, the Hungarian Foreign Minister, talks all things NATO as the summit took place in London this week. He discusses everything from migration, to climate change, to tensions with Ukraine, in a wide-ranging conversation. Artist Dread Scott looks back on his recent recreation of a Louisiana slave revolt from 1811, the German Coast Uprising. He outlines why he thinks so many people wanted to come together to recreate the forgotten rebellion. Our Alison Stewart sits down with designer Christian Siriano to find out more about his rise to the top of the fashion world. Known for his breathtaking visual imagination, and for championing body positivity and diversity on the runway, he talks about why he's not afraid to break the rules.

Dec 07 2019

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Rank #19: Amanpour: David Shulkin, Mona Fawaz, Juan Manuel Santos and Lithgow

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David Shulkin, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and author of "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country," sits down with Christiane Amanpour to give insight into the ongoing impeachment inquiry. He weighs in as Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testifies behind closed doors about Trump's Ukraine phone call. Mona Fawaz, professor at the American University of Beirut, talks about what sparked the ongoing mass protests in Lebanon that caused the Prime Minister to resign. Juan Manuel Santos, the former Colombian President, discusses the connections and motivations behind the protests in Lebanon, Hong Kong, Chile and Colombia. He explains how it is inequality and polarization that is forcing people out onto the streets around the world. Our Hari Sreenivasan sits down with John Lithgow, multi-award-winning actor, to reflect on playing Fox News chairman Roger Ailes in new film "Bombshell" and turning his hand to satirical poetry in his new book "Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse."

Oct 29 2019

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Amanpour: Tzipi Livni, Diana Buttu, Mary Jordan and DJ Patil

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Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss tensions between Israel and Palestine. She warns that if Israel annexes Palestinian territory unilaterally, it's giving up hope for peace in the future and making a huge historical mistake. Palestinian human rights lawyer and former adviser to the PLO Diana Buttu weighs in, arguing that if Israel go ahead with the annexation, they are breaking international law and must be held accountable. Mary Jordan, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author of "The Art of Her Deal," reveals how First Lady Melania Trump used her husband's ascent to renegotiate her prenup and how she influenced the President’s VP pick. Then our Hari Sreenivasan turns back to the coronavirus pandemic with his conversation with DJ Patil, the former U.S. chief data scientist. He explains that Covid-19 isn’t going away and the likelihood of a second wave and how we best mitigate it.  

Jun 26 2020

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Amanpour: Christine Todd Whitman, Faiz Shakir, Glenn Hubbard and Kadir Nelson

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Christine Todd Whitman, the former governor of New Jersey, digs into the climate crisis and the upcoming presidential election. Faiz Shakir, the former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 run, and Mark Mckinnon, former presidential adviser, analyse the progressive surge in Tuesday's primaries and what it will mean come November. Then our Walter Isaacson talks to Columbia professor and economist Glenn Hubbard about how we are going to recover economically from the fallout of Covid-19. And finally, Kadir Nelson, the artist and author, reveals the inspiration behind his acclaimed covers for The New Yorker and The Rolling Stone. He talks art, racial justice and politics in this current moment of cultural reckoning.

Jun 25 2020

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Amanpour: William Cohen, Clifford Stott and Norm Stamper

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William Cohen, the veteran Republican and former Defense Secretary, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss a potential second term for President Trump. He says this would could spell the end of democracy and pave the way for tyranny. Clifford Stott, social psychology professor at Keele University, discusses how to prevent protests turning violent. For example, he explains how officers can and should use dialogue to defuse tensions with large crowds. Then our Michel Martin speaks to Norm Stamper, former Seattle Police chief and author of “To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police,” about the toxic police culture he was once a part of and how best to remedy it.

Jun 24 2020

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Amanpour: Kristalina Georgieva, Reverend William J. Barber II, Anne Milgram, Matthew Desmond and Afua Hirsch

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Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund, joins Christiane Amanpour to assess the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. She reveals that the global recession will be worse, and the recovery potentially slower, than currently forecast. Reverend William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, highlights the urgent need to combat voter suppression before the 2020 presidential election. He says voting rights are a matter of life and death. Former federal prosecutor Anne Milgram discusses the firing of U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman; stating the removal was bizarre, political and raises questions that need to be answered by Attorney General Barr. Then our Michel Martin speaks to Princeton professor and author of "Evicted", Matthew Desmond, about the eviction crisis in the United States and how ending up on the street is a very real possibility for many Americans. He lays out how investing in affordable and stable housing is economically beneficial. And finally – today the UK mark Windrush day, a day honoring the contribution of the Windrush Generation who emigrated to the UK after WWII, but many of whom were wrongfully detained and even deported. Afua Hirsch, journalist and author of “Brit(ish), delves into the country's history of systemic racism.

Jun 23 2020

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Amanpour: Carol Anderson, Eric Foner, Malcolm Gladwell and Lonnie Bunch

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Today is “Juneteenth” in the United States; a holiday that celebrates the emancipation of America’s slaves. Historians Carol Anderson and Eric Foner join Christiane Amanpour to unpack this historic day and the legacy of systemic racism that is still felt today. They explore the patterns of both progress and backlash for black Americans. Malcolm Gladwell, host of "Revisionist History" and author of "Talking to Strangers", discusses police reform and America’s moral shift. Then Walter Isaacson speaks to Lonnie Bunch, the first African American to oversee The Smithsonian Institution and head of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, about the tragic story of 14-year-old Emmett till who was lynched in 1955. He says slavery is embedded in everything and highlights the importance learning from our brutal history. And finally – we mark the graduation of Malala Yousafzai, who despite being targeted by the Taliban 8 years ago, now holds a degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Jun 20 2020

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Amanpour: Jim Sciutto, Gabriela Jauregui, Farnaz Fassihi. Dr. Larry Brilliant

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Jim Sciutto, CNN’s security correspondent and author of "The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World," joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack former national security adviser John Bolton’s explosive new memoir detailing his time in the White House by Trump’s side. Sciutto digs into Bolton’s motives and questions why he did not protest more loudly about the President’s behavior at the time and when testifying under oath. Since lockdown, rates of domestic violence around the world have spiked and nations with already poor records on women’s rights are seeing increased rates of femicide. Gabriela Jauregui, author and women's rights activist from Mexico, and Farnaz Fassihi, the New York Times journalist, explain the ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women in Mexico and Iran. Physician and epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant has been sounding the alarm about pandemics for years; he speaks to our Walter Isaacson about working for the W.H.O in India and the lessons he learnt eradicating the smallpox virus. 

Jun 19 2020

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Amanpour: Guillermo Galdos, Julio Frenk, Raj Chetty and LZ Granderson

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Journalist Guillermo Galdos takes us with her on her harrowing journey escaping from Latin America’s Covid-19 epicenter in Lima, Peru. Many have been left unemployed as a result of the pandemic and are being forced to leave the capital. Julio Frenk, president of University of Miami and former health minister of Mexico, explains the impact of coronavirus in the continent and why populism is dangerous to public health. Then our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty about the economic fallout of covid-19 and how his new index that assess employment and wages in the United States reveals some surprising facts. And finally, LZ Granderson, sports and culture columnist at the Los Angeles Times, digs into the politics of sport and why white athletes must take a stand against racism and police brutality.

Jun 18 2020

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Amanpour: Kay Bailey Hutchison, Chile Eboe-Osuji, Rob Schenck, Amos Nachoum and Yonatan Nir

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President Trump has announced his intention to pull out 9,500 American troops from Germany. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack this latest development in American policy. She reveals that this won’t be happening right away. Judge and President of the International Criminal Court Chile Eboe-Osuji discusses an investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan and says he hopes the U.S. stop their trend of attacking the ICC. A key base of support in Trump’s corner has always been white, evangelical Christians –  our Michel Martin speaks to a minister from that very group: Rob Schenck. Once part of an aggressive wing of the anti-abortion movement, he talks about rejecting divisive and zealous rhetoric in these already divisive times. And finally, Amos Nachoum, Wildlife Photographer, and Yonatan Nir, co-director, "Picture of His Life", reflect on teaming up on a quest to photograph a polar bar whilst swimming with it. Some much needed visual escapism whilst in lockdown. 

Jun 18 2020

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Amanpour: Valerie Amos, David Simon and Phillip Atiba Goff

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As anti-racist protests continue around the world, Valerie Amos, director of SOAS and soon to be the first black head of an Oxford college, talks to Christiane Amanpour about the UK Prime Minister’s new commission on race inequality and the urgent need to decolonize our curriculum. Since the death of George Floyd, we have been going through a cultural reckoning, questioning what TV shows we watch and the language we use. David Simon, creator of celebrated HBO series “The Wire”, talks about the impact of cop shows have on the imagination. Simon has covered American policing for decades and argues that the real issue lies in the misguided war on drugs and the militarization of the police. Our Michel Martin speaks to Phillip Atiba Goff, the co-founder and CEO of Center for Policing Equity, about fighting implicit biases in police departments. He explains how his team are working in collaboration with law enforcement and in communities to prevent more unnecessary deaths. And finally, we unpack the photo that everyone is talking about: a black man carrying a white man to safety at Saturday’s far-right counter-protest in London and we end on Kennedy Mitchum’s success revising Merriam Webster’s definition of racism.

Jun 16 2020

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Amanpour: Darren Walker, Richard Parsons, Patrick Robinson and Robin DiAngelo

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In 2020 black Americans are worse off than white Americans by every metric. The demand for economic equality has been a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement and a critical gaze is now turning to corporate America, where only four CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are black, all of whom are men. Christiane Amanpour speaks to two men who have lived this reality, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, and Richard Parsons, former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner. Then, as Britain continues to address its colonial past, an aptly timed BBC drama “Sitting in Limbo”, has been released. It tells the story of the 2017 Windrush scandal, when a generation of British subjects from the Caribbean were wrongly detained or deported as part of the British government’s ‘hostile environment policy’. Star of the drama Patrick Robinson gives his perspective on the present moment, and the work that Britain still needs to do. And then, in 2018 Michel Martin spoke to author Robin DiAngelo about her book “White Fragility”. Finding even greater relevance today, the book is back on numerous best-seller lists and in an extended cut of the original interview, they discuss unconscious biases and why white people are often defensive when it comes to talking about race.  

Jun 15 2020

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Amanpour: Christian Cooper, Melody Cooper, Sajid Javid and Michael Eric Dyson

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Recent polls in the U.S. show that the majority of Americans believe that the Black Lives Matter protests rocking the country constitute a defining moment in history. Yet despite this wave of activism, many African Americans still experience acts of racism on a daily basis. Over memorial weekend a video went viral showing a white woman in Central Park calling the police and accusing an African American man of threatening her, after he asked her to put her dog on a leash. The man in question, Christian Cooper, filmed the exchange, and he and his sister Melody Cooper, join Christiane to discuss to the event, and weaponization of race in America. Then, Sajid Javid, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, reflects on Britain’s colonial legacy and his own experience of racism in the financial and political sectors. And our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, about this watershed moment in America and what it means for race relations. 

Jun 12 2020

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Amanpour: Mary Frances Berry, Deval Patrick and Admiral Mike Mullen

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Philonise Floyd, brother of the late George Floyd, testified before a House hearing on Wednesday, urging lawmakers to “do the right thing” and take action on police violence. Meanwhile, coronavirus continues to rage in the U.S., spiking in 19 states, and taking a severe toll on black communities. Christiane Amanpour speaks to Mary Frances Berry, former Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, about the interplay between democracy, racism and health at this crucial moment in America’s history. Then, to achieve lasting change, innovation will be needed not just in police departments, but in education, health and economic policy. Christiane speaks to Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts, about the structural reform America needs to see. And our Walter Isaacson speaks to Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about why he chose to speak out after the National Guard were used to disperse protesters in Washington, and he gives his take on the growing militarization of America’s domestic police force.

Jun 11 2020

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Amanpour: Bill Moyers, Afua Hirsch, Eusebius McKaiser and Mike Johnson

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As George Floyd is laid to rest in his hometown of Houston, Texas, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is calling for “transformative structural change”. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Bill Moyers, the broadcaster and journalist who served in Lyndon Johnson’s White House. They reflect on how the death of George Floyd has impacted America, and what this powerful moment of moral reckoning, in the midst of a health crisis and during an election year, might lead to? The calls for racial equality in the wake of Floyd’s death have spread beyond geographic boundaries, influencing many around the world to reflect on the failings of their own societies. Christiane speaks to Afua Hirsch, journalist and author of "Brit(ish)", and Eusebius McKaiser, broadcaster and author of "Run Racist Run", about the need for many nations to confront their colonial histories anew. And our Walter Isaacson is joined by Chairman of the U.S. House Republican Study Committee, Mike Johnson, to discuss systemic change in America, police reform and how he feels about President Trump's handling of the crisis. 

Jun 10 2020

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Amanpour: Thenjiwe McHarris, Alex Vitale, Adam Kinzinger and Roula Khalaf

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Black Lives Matter protests inspired by the killing of George Floyd continued around the world over the weekend. Minneapolis City Council is now pledging to dismantle the police department, and replace it with community-based strategies, but not everyone agrees that abolishing the department is the right approach. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Thenjiwe McHarris, a strategist for The Movement for Black Lives, and Alex Vitale, coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, to discuss what defunding the police could look like. And then, partisan politics has played a major role in conversations around police defunding, with only one Republican senator having come out in favor so far. U.S. House Republican Adam Kinzinger spent the weekend serving in the National Guard in Wisconsin and he joins Christiane to give his perspective on the defunding initiative and reflect on President Trump’s now infamous photo opportunity outside St John's Church, Washington. And Editor of the Financial Times, Roula Khalaf, speaks to our Walter Isaacson about how the Trump administration’s response to the current protests is impacting America’s moral authority and where the U.S. now stands in relation to the world’s autocracies.

Jun 09 2020

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Amanpour: Keith Ellison, Anne Applebaum, Eliot Cohen and Vanita Gupta

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Christiane Amanpour is joined by Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, who is now the lead prosecutor in the George Floyd case. They discuss the charges filed against the four police officers involved in Floyd’s death and the challenges of winning convictions in a justice system that traditionally favors the police. Then, when riot police were brought in to clear peaceful protesters outside the White House, it was a tipping point for many in the military. Dean of SAIS at John Hopkins University, Eliot Cohen, and historian and staff writer at The Atlantic,  Anne Applebaum, set this historic event in context. And our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Vanita Gupta, a civil rights lawyer who worked under former President Obama as the Acting Attorney General and Head of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Having led the investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Gupta explains why the changes need to go far beyond just police reform.

Jun 05 2020

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Amanpour: Rear Admiral John Kirby, General John Allen, Paul van Zyl, Vincent Warren and Mark Bray

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Protests and marches inspired by the death of George Floyd continue across the U.S. and beyond, while in Minneapolis, mourners gather at his memorial service. President Trump has called for tough action against the protesters, encouraging the deployment of active-duty military officers to quell domestic protests. Christiane Amanpour is joined by former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, retired Rear Admiral John Kirby and former Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, General John Allen, to dissect the impact that these domestic deployments are having on military morale, and the role of the military in American democracy. Then, as America wrestles with deep-seated racism and police brutality, what lessons can be learnt from South Africa’s experience after apartheid and the idea of restorative justice? Christiane speaks to former Executive Secretary of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Paul van Zyl, and Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Vincent Warren. And our Michel Martin discusses ANTIFA, the anti-fascist group that President Trump is blaming for this week’s violence, with Mark Bray, lecturer and author of "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook".  

Jun 05 2020

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Amanpour: James Clyburn, Marc Lotter, Cedric L. Alexander and Charlamagne tha God

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People across the U.S. and beyond continue to unite in protest and solidarity over the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck. Christiane Amanpour is joined by James Clyburn, U.S. House Majority Whip, who is the most senior serving African American congressman and himself grew up during American segregation. Then Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for Trump 2020, discusses the criticism leveled at President Trump over his handling of the crisis, and the campaign’s re-election strategy. Cedric L. Alexander, former president of the National Organisation of Black Law Enforcement Executives, talks to Christiane about the Minnesota Department of Human Rights’ recently launched investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department’s practices over the last 10 years. And our Michel Martin speaks with Charlamagne tha God, co-host of The Breakfast Club radio show, about his recent interview with Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and America’s original sin.

Jun 03 2020

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Amanpour: Symone Sanders, Scott Jennings, Karen Bass and Bryan Stevenson

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Stark scenes outside the White House on Monday evening as federal police forcibly cleared a path through a group of largely peaceful protesters in order for President Trump to walk from the White House to St John's Episcopal Church. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was out visiting protest sites and advocating for leadership that overcomes fear and division. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Symone Sanders, senior adviser to the Biden campaign, and then Scott Jennings, former special assistant to former President George W. Bush, to discuss this contrast in leadership. Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Karen Bass, explains what can be done legislatively to address the racial injustice plaguing America and reflects on next steps for the Congressional Black Caucus. And our Walter Isaacson speaks to Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, about solutions to the current crisis: from fundamentally rethinking American policing, to embracing truth and reconciliation.

Jun 02 2020

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Amanpour: Eleanor Holmes Norton, Martin Luther King III, DeRay Mckesson, Art Acevedo and Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Protests continue to roll through over 100 U.S. cities in the wake of the death of George Floyd last week. Christiane Amanpour is joined by congresswoman for the District of Columbia, Eleanor Holmes Norton, to discuss the importance of justice and her experience during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Civil rights activist Martin Luther King III and Campaign Zero co-founder DeRay Mckesson, talk to Christiane about the violence of the current protests and the need to make yourself heard at the ballot box. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, tells Christiane why he joined marchers over the weekend and explains why he thinks that law enforcement should condemn the killing of George Floyd. And New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who spearheaded the paper’s 1619 project, contextualizes the current situation into the broader narrative of slavery in America.  

Jun 01 2020

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Amanpour: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Melvin Carter, Eric Fischl and Oskar Eustis

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As protests over the death of George Floyd rage from coast to coast, Christiane Amanpour speaks to civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson about institutionalized racism and inequality in the United States. Melvin Carter, Mayor of Minneapolis’ twin city St Paul, discusses the latest news on the ground and the charges brought against Derek Chauvin, the police officer filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck shortly before his death. Artist Eric Fischl reflects on the complex relationship between art and trauma. And artistic director of The Public Theater Oskar Eustis, talks to our Michel Martin about why he says theatre and democracy are inextricably linked.

Jun 01 2020

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Best podcast for meaningful interviews

Fantastic array of guests

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Current topics from around the world. Best comprehensive topic podcast available.