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#12 Jesse. Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Edwin, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, Visager, Graham Barton, and Katie Mullins. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
83- Heyoon. Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alex Goldman was a misfit. Bored and disaffected and angry, he longed for a place to escape to. And then he found Heyoon. The only way to find out about Heyoon for someone to … Continue reading →
Rahul Moodgal - Master Fund Raiser (Capital Allocators, EP.87). Rahul Moodgal has spent 20 years as a fund raiser across long only strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, customized solutions, start-ups, and non-profits. Collectively, Rahul has raised and helped raise $60 billion for firms since 2005. He started his career in the industry at powerhouse TT International, and later joined The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) where he led the marketing effort that raised $20 billion in just 3½ years. Within TCI’s affiliate model, Rahul also was responsible for the largest India fund raise in history ($1 billion for TCI New Horizon Fund), and the largest sector fund launch in history ($1.1 billion for Algebris Investments). Our conversation covers capital raising lessons learned from teaching, the value of transparency, the gold rush before 2008, the lean times afterwards, modern fee structures, the three key points to effective marketing, the three traits that will kill you, the two biggest issues start-up funds face, the best questions asked by leading allocators, and some of the worst horror stories in attempted capital raising. We close comparing by fund raising for charities and investment firms. Learn More Discuss show and Read the Transcript Join Ted's mailing list at CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com Join the Capital Allocators Forum Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides For more episodes go to CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com/Podcast
Vanguard's Joe Davis Discusses Global Economics (Podcast). Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joseph H. Davis, global chief economist at The Vanguard Group. Davis is also head of Vanguard's investment strategy group and a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard's fixed income group, which oversees more than $500 billion in assets under management. He earned his doctorate in macroeconomics and finance at Duke University.
Rank #1: The Final Front in the Afghan War. FP’s Dan De Luce talks to Sune Rasmussen and Andrew Quilty about reporting from Helmand Province, where the fighting has worsened and the Taliban is gaining ground.
Rank #2: An Abandoned Daughter Returns to China. Editors Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and David Wertime talk to Jenna Cook about how the quest to find her birth mother captivated China — and why she finally decided to write her side of the story for FP.
Rank #1: Foreign Affairs Focus: Laura Secor on Revolutionary Iran. Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, sits down with Laura Secor, a journalist who has reported from Iran for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, to discuss the lasting legacy of the Iranian revolution.Read Secor's recent review essay here.
Rank #2: Putin's Russia: Down But Not Out, Part 1. Over the past decade and a half, Vladimir Putin’s Russia hasbeen an economic dynamo and a basket case, an imperfect democracy and a tighteningtyranny, a constructive diplomatic actor and a serial militaryaggressor—sometimes all at once. The only constant has been surprise, as thezigging and zagging has left outside observers, and even many Russians,scratching their heads. Today on the podcast, we’re discussing Putin’s strategy ofrepression, the real state of the Russian economy, and whether Putin really hasa clear foreign policy. Featuringinterviews with authors Maria Lipman, Sergei Guriev, and Daniel Treisman. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Podbean, and Stitcher. Visit ForeignAffairs.com for a full transcript.
Rank #1: A Century of Think Tanks. Richard Haass, Thierry de Montbrial, Robin Niblett, and Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal discuss how think tanks can stay relevant and credible in a time when distrust of experts is rampant. The conversation marks the centennial of the meeting between British and American delegates to the Paris Peace Conference that conceived the idea of an Anglo-American institute of foreign affairs to study international problems with a view toward preventing future wars, and eventually established Chatham House and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rank #2: A Conversation With Jamie Dimon. This event is presented as part of the 2019 Corporate Conference.
Rank #1: The Attack on Saudi Arabia. In this episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview CSIS Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project Seth Jones about the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. They also discuss Jones's prescient and relevant report, "Iran’s Threat to Saudi Critical Infrastructure." Download the full transcript here.
Rank #2: Edge of a New Epoch. In this inaugural episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview former deputy secretary of defense and now CSIS’s CEO, Dr. John Hamre. Download the full transcript here.
Rank #1: Countering Violent Extremism. Peter Mandaville and Melissa Nozell discuss the role of religion and religious communities in countering violent extremism.
Rank #2: 200th Anniversary of the Baha'i Faith. Payam Akhavan discusses the 200th anniversary of the Baha'i faith.
Rank #1: I Started My Career as a Journalist Covering John Bolton. Here is What I have Learned (special episode). I got my start in journalism covering John Bolton when he was the US Ambassador to the United Nations. At the time, I was a reporter for the political monthly The American Prospect. I sometimes quip that I owe my career to Bolton because covering his time at the UN was my entry point into covering the United Nations more broadly. My reporting at the time culminated in a cover story that was published in January 2006 that detailed Bolton's tenure thus far at the UN and broke a few scoops about his conduct. In this special episode of the podcast I am going to share a few anecdotes from my reporting at the time that might shed some light on how he will conduct himself as the National Security Advisor to Donald Trump. I’ll also survey some key issues around the world, including North Korea, Iran, Trans-Atlantic Relations and the United Nations to see what Bolton’s past interactions with these issues might suggest for the future of US policy. I’ll also explain the position of National Security Advisor to help you understand where, exactly, Bolton will fit in in the bureaucratic politics of US foreign policy making. That this is a different kind of Global Dispatches episode. This podcast is typically an interview-based show in which I have conversations with experts about topical issues, or I have longer discussions with people who have had interesting careers in foreign policy. In these conversations, I’ll occasionally interject my own views. But for the most the other person is talking. But this time around, I am something of the expert. And I think other people see me as such, based on my past reporting. I was on BBC’s Nightly News program last Friday after the news about Bolton broke. And I also had a piece up on The Daily Beast. So this episode is just me talking. Links: Become a premium subscriber Leave a review! My Iran Deal episode with Spencer Ackerman My Daily Beast piece on Bolton
Rank #2: The Venezuela Crisis, explained. Venezuela is at yet another crisis point. The government of Nicolas Maduro is facing steep opposition from the very people that swept Maduro's predecessor and mentor Hugo Chavez to power nearly 20 years ago. But after years of sharp economic decline it appears that the "revolution's" hold on power is a tenuous as ever. On the line to explain what is going on in Venezuela is Francisco Toro, editor of the news website Caracas Chronicles. He discusses how the situation reached this crisis point and why there is such high probability of violence. Francisco has been on the show before: last year he explained how Venezuela's economy so sharply and abruptly began a downward spiral. He discusses that again, but also in the context of a new protest movement. I caught up with Francisco one day before a massive protest was scheduled in Caracas. Things were definitely heating up. Become a premium subscriber to unlock bonus episodes, earn other rewards, and support the show! Bonus episodes for premium subscribers include: #1: International Relations Theory, explained. #2: A Brief History of Nuclear Non-proliferation #3: A Brief History of NATO #4: The Syrian Civil War, explained. (Well, sort of -- it's complicated!) #5: Meet the Kim family of North Korea. #6: The Sustainable Development Goals, explained (Coming soon!) #7: The Six Day War, Explained. (Coming soon!)
Rank #1: The Economic Impact of Fighting Corruption in Guatemala. The event featured Ricardo Barrientos, ICEFI's Senior Economist, who presented the report's findings accompanied by expert analysis. Mr. Barrientos explored the Guatemalan government's policy options to maximize anti-corruption efforts and boost the economy in a way that is sustainable and benefits the Central American region. Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Todd Robinson will provide commentary following the presentation.
Rank #2: The Humanitarian and National Security Crisis in Yemen: An Update and Path Forward. How is the international community responding to this crisis and what is the role of the United States? Do humanitarian agencies have the resources and access they need to deliver aid effectively? Join us for a conversation with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, to discuss the policy solutions and action needed to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen.Download full transcript here.
Rank #1: How Africa's historic free trade agreement will change the continent. In this episode, Nonresident Fellow Witney Schneidman and David M. Rubinstein Fellow Landry Signé discuss how Africa's Continental Free Trade Agreement will transform trade across the continent, accelerate industrialization and economic development, and what it means for future commercial relations with the U.S., EU, and other trading partners. Full show notes available here: https://brook.gs/2ODyaav With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews and Camilo Ramirez for additional support. Send feedback email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #2: Transforming public spaces with learning landscapes. When children as young as two and three years old are already facing significant gaps in their exposure to words, numbers, and spatial understanding, urban planners and child psychologists are developing ways to transform community spaces - from bus stops to supermarkets - into opportunities to augment children's education through playful learning. In this episode, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz faculty fellow and co-director of the Infant & Child Lab at Temple Univ, and Jennifer Vey, senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, talk about these "learning landscapes" help reinvigorate public spaces for the whole community. Show notes available here: https://brook.gs/2I4oQKZ Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Send feedback to email@example.com, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.
Rank #1: 164 The Causes and Consequences of Inequality. HKS and HGSE Professor David Deming delves into the complicated causes and consequences of inequality, discusses why jobs lost from traditional sectors like manufacturing aren’t likely to return, and explains his belief in education as an important piece of the solution.
Rank #2: Homeland Security’s Goldilocks Problem. HKS Lecturer Juliette Kayyem, a national security expert and author of “Security Mom,” digs into the “Goldilocks” problem of security in the United States, analyzing whether the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is worth the cost and hassle to air travellers; providing historical context to US approaches to safety and security; and explaining why national security is shaping up to become the central theme in the 2016 presidential general election, and what that means for the candidates.
Rank #1: Undercurrents: Episode 13 - India's Billionaires, and Sexual Exploitation in the UN. Ben meets with James Crabtree and Champa Patel to discuss inequality, corruption and capitalism in modern India, and Ben and Agnes talk to Jane Connors, the first victims rights advocate for the UN, about a new strategy to combat sexual exploitation.
Rank #2: Computer Hacking: How Big is the Security Threat?. Our panel unpicks the concept of hacking, the nature of major hacks from the past few years and the various motivations behind the actions of those that hack.
Rank #1: Foreign Policy of Pope Francis. What has made Pope Francis such a dynamic international figure who has captivated Catholic and non-Catholic audiences worldwide? In this episode, we explore key events that have shaped Pope Francis’ foreign policy. Papal Election The Papal conclave elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio on February 28, 2013 following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Bergoglio (who took the... The post Foreign Policy of Pope Francis appeared first on Matters of State - International Relations Podcast.
Rank #2: Mexico’s Drug Cartels. We’ve heard a lot about the drug wars in Mexico. We’ve even become familiar with the cartels that wage them- their names, territories and sagas given ample play in US media. But how much do we know about what drives the violence and keeps it aflame? In what ways are the cartels able to innovate... The post Mexico’s Drug Cartels appeared first on Matters of State - International Relations Podcast.
Rank #1: Hun Sen’s Big Bet: Making Sense of China’s Second Overseas Military Base. What is the significance of China setting up its second overseas military base in Cambodia?
Rank #2: Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and Asia’s Changing Geopolitics. Arms control dies, great powers stir
Rank #1: The future of U.S. defense strategy: A conversation with General Paul J. Selva. On June 28, Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, joined General Selva for a discussion on the national security landscape facing America, the future of military technology, and the intensifying competition between the United States and its great power competitors. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #2: US-China relations: The view from cities and states. On July 29, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted a public event to explore the costs, benefits, and impacts of sub-national exchanges between the United States and China. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to email@example.com, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #1: Podcast: The Changing Face of Myanmar.
Rank #2: Podcast: The Future of U.S. Statecraft in Asia.
Rank #1: Of Russia in the Middle East - Russian Roulette Episode #51. In this edition of Russian Roulette, Jeff sits down with Maxim Suchkov, editor of Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage and a non-resident expert at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). They discuss the conflict in Syria and Russia’s diplomacy towards finding a resolution to that conflict, Russia’s bilateral relationship with Turkey and other Mideast state and non-state actors, and much more. To hear more from Maxim, check out his recent publications, here: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/authors/maxim-suchkov.html As always, keep sending us mailbag questions! If you would like to have your question answered on the podcast, send it to us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Russian Roulette” in the subject line. And, if you have one, include your Twitter handle, so we can notify you publicly when we answer your question (or, if you don’t want us to, tell us that). We look forward to hearing from you.
Rank #2: Of Religion and the State, and Writing About It – Russian Roulette Episode #52. In a wide-ranging episode of Russian Roulette, Olya and Jeff sit down with Max Trudolyubov, a Senior Fellow at the Kennan Institute and writer for The Russia File blog, as well as an editor at Vedomosti, the independent Russian daily. They discuss Max’s efforts to make Russian commentators accessible to an English-language audience; Stalinism and the official view of Stalin today; religion and the state in Russia, and how this relationship has evolved; as well as Russia’s changing journalism and media landscape. You can check out The Russia File here: http://www.kennan-russiafile.org/ You can view Max’s bio here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/maxim-trudolyubov Be sure to keep an eye out for his forthcoming book! As always, keep sending us mailbag questions! If you would like to have your question answered on the podcast, send it to us! Email email@example.com and put “Russian Roulette” in the subject line. And, if you have one, include your Twitter handle, so we can notify you publicly when we answer your question (or, if you don’t want us to, tell us that). We look forward to hearing from you.