Solvable

Solvable Podcast

Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.

Solvable Presents: Help in a Crisis
While working on the next season of Against the Rules, coming later this spring, Michael Lewis has had some conversations that we didn’t want to hold. Conversations with people who are helping others through the Covid-19 crisis. We’ll hear from a software developer focused on helping the 40 million Americans on food assistance manage their benefits. To help those in need, go to givedirectly.org/covid-19....

Solvable Presents: Deep Background with Noah Feldman
Deep Background is the latest podcast from Pushkin Industries, in which Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman breaks the relentless 24-hour news cycle with real conversation. In this episode--We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Difference-- Feldman and University of North Carolina School of Law Professor Michael J. Gerhardt, who both testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee, discuss everything from how they made their arguments to how they dealt with the hate mail. Subscribe wherever you lis...


Maternal Mortality is Solvable
Anne Applebaum talks to Dr. Naveen Rao about fostering safe pregnancies and healthy deliveries worldwide....

Widespread Poverty is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks to Michael Faye about cutting out the middle man in charitable donations via GiveDirectly....

Extreme Inequality is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz about closing the wealth gap in the United States....


Youth Unemployment is Solvable
Anne Applebaum talks with Nicola Galombik about increasing access to future work for young people in South Africa....

Restriction of Speech Online is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks with David Kaye about fostering public understanding of free speech on the internet and who should make the rules about regulation....


Global Disease is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks to global health advocate Steve Davis about eliminating or eradicating diseases causing great human suffering worldwide....


Climate Change is Solvable
Anne Applebaum talks to Anousheh Ansari about balancing the carbon cycle and fighting climate change through incentivized prizes and innovation....

Child Marriage is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks to Mabel van Oranje, Chair of Girls Not Brides, about ending child marriage by 2030....

Child Marriage is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks to Mabel van Oranje, Chair of Girls Not Brides, about ending child marriage by 2030....


Educational Inequity is Solvable
Anne Applebaum talks to Dr. Urvashi Sahni--a social entrepreneur, women rights activist and educationist--about redefining education and curricula....

US-China Conflict is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Rudd about the need for diplomacy between China and the United States....


Global Poverty is Solvable
Malcolm Gladwell talks with Dr. Shashi Buluswar about fighting global poverty with the Institute for Transformative Technologies....

Conflict is Solvable
Jacob Weisberg talks to Victor Ochen, Founder and Executive Director for African Youth Initiative Network, about building peace in Africa....


AIDS is Solvable
Malcolm Gladwell talks to David Baltimore about his work that made a treatment for HIV/AIDS possible....

Basic Education is Solvable
Ahmed Ali Akbar talks to Sal Khan about bringing world class education to everyone, for free....

Cervical Cancer is Solvable
Anne Applebaum talks to Vincent DeGennaro about building cancer programs in developing countries....


Gender Inequality in Leadership is Solvable
Malcolm Gladwell talks to Julia Gillard, the first and only woman to be Prime Minister of Australia, about the underrepresentation of women in leadership around the world....

Civil War is Solvable
Anne Applebaum talks to Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate, about ending more than 50 years of conflict in his country....


Fake News is Solvable
Anne Applebaum talks to Renée DiResta about building a more trustworthy Internet....

Food Waste is Solvable
Ahmed Ali Akbar talks to activist and author Tristram Stuart about using food scraps to eliminate waste.  Watch "The Ugly Carrot" video here: https://vimeo.com/105657593....


Homelessness is Solvable
Malcolm Gladwell talks to Rosanne Haggerty about ending homelessness for everyone. Forever....


Introducing: Solvable
Solvable will be a recurring showcase for the world’s most inspiring thinkers to propose solutions to the world’s most daunting problems....