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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

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Always Interesting

By rino - Nov 03 2019
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Love the diversity of topics and various experts. Thanks.

My favorite podcast for discovery

By JD_D - Dec 03 2018
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I love listening to this podcast to learn new ideas from the worlds leading thinkers.

iTunes Ratings

172 Ratings
Average Ratings
108
31
13
12
8

Always Interesting

By rino - Nov 03 2019
Read more
Love the diversity of topics and various experts. Thanks.

My favorite podcast for discovery

By JD_D - Dec 03 2018
Read more
I love listening to this podcast to learn new ideas from the worlds leading thinkers.

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Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

Rank #1: Annie Jacobsen: Inside the CIA's Secret History

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Annie Jacobsen
Former Contributing Editor, Los Angeles Times Magazine; Author, Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies Operators, and Assassins; Twitter @AnnieJacobsen

In Conversation with Quentin Hardy
Head of Editorial, Google Cloud

This program was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on May 15th, 2019.

May 16 2019

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Rank #2: An Evening with Dr. Cornel West

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Cornel West, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Harvard University; Professor Emeritus, Princeton University; Author, Race Matters

In Conversation with Sheryl Davis
Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 22nd, 2019.

** This Program May Contain Explicit Language **

Jul 25 2019

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Rank #3: David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral Life

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David Brooks
Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Author, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy
President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California on May 1st, 2019.

** This Podcast May Contain Explicit Language **

May 02 2019

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Rank #4: Mayor Pete Buttigieg: Democratic Presidential Candidate

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Pete Buttigieg
32nd Mayor of South Bend, Indiana; 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate; Author, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

Clara Jeffery
Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones—Moderator

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commandant’s Ballroom at Marines’ Memorial Hotel in San Francisco on March 28th, 2019.

** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Mar 29 2019

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Rank #5: Jim Sciutto: The Shadow War Against America

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Jim Sciutto
Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN; Anchor, “CNN Newsroom”; Author, The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America; Twitter @jimsciutto

In Conversation with Philip Yun
Executive Director, Ploughshares Fund

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 24th, 2019.

** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Jun 25 2019

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Rank #6: NPR’s Frank Langfitt: Inside the Real China

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Frank Langfitt
NPR Correspondent; Author, The Shanghai Free Taxi

In Conversation with Margaret Conley
Executive Director, Asia Society of Northern California

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 18th, 2019.

Jun 20 2019

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Rank #7: The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It

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Marty Makary, M.D.
Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy, Johns Hopkins; Author, The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It

In Conversation with Mark Zitter
Founder and Chair, the Zetema Project

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 19th, 2019.

Sep 20 2019

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Rank #8: Aging in Community: Strategies for LGBTQ Seniors and Beyond

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Jason Flatt
Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor in Residents, Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco; Faculty Member, UCSF Healthforce; Affiliated WIth Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, UCSF

Tom Grothe
Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco

Grace Li
CEO, On Lok

Karyn Skultety
Ph.D., Executive Director, Openhouse; Recipient, 2010 California Association of Adult Day Services Quality Award for Clinical Care

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 17th, 2019.

** This Program Contains Explicit Language **

Jun 20 2019

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Rank #9: A Comprehensive Road Map to Heart Health

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Akil Palanisamy, M.D.
Physician, the Institute for Health and Healing

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 29th, 2019.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #10: Epigenetics and the Story of Exosomes: The Information Highway Bridging Mind and Body

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Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
Author, The Biology of Belief; Spontaneous Evolution; The Honeymoon Effect

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 13th, 2019.

Jun 14 2019

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Rank #11: Protecting Wild Salmon Runs of the Pacific Rim

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Guido Rahr
President, Wild Salmon Center

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 8th, 2019.

Note: This program contains some EXPLICIT language.

Oct 09 2019

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Rank #12: Sea Changes: Why Oceans Play a Bigger Role in Climate Than You Think

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Sara Aminzadeh
Commissioner, California Coastal Commission

Ken Caldeira
Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University

Daniela Fernandez
Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

This program was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 23, 2019.

May 10 2019

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Rank #13: Tim Wu: Inside Tech Monopolies

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Tim Wu
Professor, Columbia Law School; Author, The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

In Conversation with Alexandra Suich Bass
Senior Correspondent for Politics, Technology and Society, The Economist—Moderator

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on February 20th, 2019.

Feb 21 2019

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Rank #14: What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer

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Esther Koch
Founder, Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 20th, 2019.

Mar 22 2019

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Rank #15: Index Funds: Launching the Revolution of Modern Investing

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John “Mac” McQuown
Co-Founder and Director, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Rick Raybin
CEO, Lifetime Capital Group LLC; Author, Investing 3.0: What the Creators of Index Funds Discovered and How to Profit From It

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 4th, 2019.

Dec 06 2019

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Rank #16: A Way to Find One's Purpose (and, Coincidentally, Happiness and Contentment)

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Ellen Grace O’Brian
Director, Center for Spiritual Enlightenment; Author, The Jewel of Abundance

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 25th, 2019.

Mar 26 2019

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Rank #17: Wait, Wait… It’s Peter Sagal and Doug Berman

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Peter Sagal
Host, NPR’s “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!”

Doug Berman
Producer, “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!”

In Conversation with Mark Zitter
Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 28th, 2019.

** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #18: How to Be an Anti-Racist: Ibram X. Kendi

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Ibram X. Kendi
Ph.D., Founding Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University; Professor of History and International Relations, American University; Author, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, The Black Campus Movement and How to Be an Antiracist (Forthcoming)

Alicia Garza
Principal, Black Futures Lab; Strategy and Partnership Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 11th, 2019.

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #19: John Lanchester and Michael Lewis in Conversation

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John Lanchester
Author, The Wall

In Conversation with Michael Lewis
Author, Moneyball, The Blind Side and The Fifth Risk

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 18th, 2019.

**This Program Contains Explicit Language**

Mar 19 2019

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Rank #20: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Driving Change in Food and Agriculture

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Peter Herz
Co-Founder, Food System 6

Jordan Schwartz
Co-Founder and Chief Grainmaster, ReGrained

Andrew Falcon
CEO, Full Cycle Bioplastics

Christine Su
CEO, PastureMap

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 11th, 2019.

Jun 13 2019

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