Season 2020

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Dystopia for Realists

The Open Mind

Dystopia for Realists

“Humankind” author and historian Rutger Bregman on hope for a prosocial society.

Dystopia for Realists

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Army of the Decent

The Open Mind

Army of the Decent

Lincoln Project’s John Weaver on holding people in power accountable to their oaths.

Army of the Decent

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The Open Mind

The Pandemic’s Prophet

Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist Laurie Garrett on predicting COVID-19

The Pandemic’s Prophet

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Youth Vote in 2020

The Open Mind

The Youth Vote in 2020

UVA professor and coauthor of “Making Young Voters,” John Holbein on civic participation

The Youth Vote in 2020

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Sarah Kendzior on her book “Hiding in Plain Sight” and the threat of authoritarianism.

Hiding in Plain Sight

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@V2019N

Rachel Graham on tracking COVID-19 from its inception to inform public health on Twitter.

@V2019N

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Alchemy of Us

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The Alchemy of Us

Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez on her new book “The Alchemy of Us.”

The Alchemy of Us

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Revolution is Online

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The Revolution is Online

Online News Association CEO Irving Washington on future of digital news.

The Revolution is Online

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Gen Z in the Heartland

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Gen Z in the Heartland

Nico Gendron of The Wall Street Journal on engaging rural youth in a Local News Fellowship

Gen Z in the Heartland

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind American Demagogue

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American Demagogue

Jennifer Mercieca on “Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump."

American Demagogue

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Cult of QAnon

The Open Mind

The Cult of QAnon

QAnon Anonymous host Travis View on QAnon conspiracy theorists and what motivates them.

The Cult of QAnon

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Big Tech = Dystopia Incorporated

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Big Tech = Dystopia Incorporated

NBC News dystopia reporter Ben Collins on exposing deception and companies that enable it

Big Tech = Dystopia Incorporated

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The FEC is AWOL

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The FEC is AWOL

Center for Responsive Politics’ Anna Massoglia on campaign finance accountability issues.

The FEC is AWOL

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Knowing the Enemy of Truth

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Knowing the Enemy of Truth

Information warfare expert Molly McKew on foreign interference in US elections.

Knowing the Enemy of Truth

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Breaking Up and Deradicalizing the Socials

The Open Mind

Breaking Up and Deradicalizing the Socials

Mother Jones’ Ali Breland on combating bigotry online and breaking up new media monopolies

Breaking Up and Deradicalizing the Socials

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Facts and Fears of a Pandemic

The Open Mind

Facts and Fears of a Pandemic

NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny on coronavirus, anti-vaxxers, and conspiracy-mongers.

Facts and Fears of a Pandemic

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Democratizing the Jury

Wesleyan University’s Sonali Chakravarti on her book “Radical Enfranchisement.”

Democratizing the Jury

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Kremlin’s Hack Attacks

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The Kremlin’s Hack Attacks

Wired reporter Andy Greenberg discusses the next wave of Russian cyber crimes.

The Kremlin’s Hack Attacks

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Unbecoming a Democracy

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Unbecoming a Democracy

Patricia Roberts-Miller of University of Texas on demagoguery and its historical origins.

Unbecoming a Democracy

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Science and Necessity of Friendship

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The Science and Necessity of Friendship

Science journalist Lydia Denworth on the evolution, biology, and power of friendship.

The Science and Necessity of Friendship

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Bias, Bigotry, and Tyrannical Discourse

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Bias, Bigotry, and Tyrannical Discourse

Robert Boyers on “The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity… and the Hunt For Political Heresies.

Bias, Bigotry, and Tyrannical Discourse

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Grand Strategy for the Campus Commons and Beyond

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Grand Strategy for the Campus Commons and Beyond

Vassar College president Elizabeth Bradley on free speech and engaged pluralism.

Grand Strategy for the Campus Commons and Beyond

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Battle for the Constitution and Pelosi's Originalism

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The Battle for the Constitution and Pelosi's Originalism

Justin Driver of Yale Law on constitutional law and the struggle to preserve democracy.

The Battle for the Constitution and Pelosi's Originalism

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Baldwin and Buckley: Advocating and Denying Civil Rights

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Baldwin and Buckley: Advocating and Denying Civil Rights

Nicholas Buccola on his book “The Fire is Upon Us,” Baldwin, Buckley, and race in America

Baldwin and Buckley: Advocating and Denying Civil Rights

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