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Dec 10, 2020

“Public health is happening in communities, in neighborhoods, where you live, where you work, and there’s not really enough appreciation for that.”

Epidemiologist April Carson joins Wendy to discuss public health and the complexity of getting people to listen to simple messages—especially during COVID.

Nov 25, 2020

“There’s something very powerful about the fact that we see ourselves in stories.”

Ann Kowal Smith, CEO of Books@Work, returned to discuss Franz Kafka’s very short story “Poseidon” with Wendy and a few colleagues. Together they discover the leadership lessons and complexities within what is, at first glance,...

Nov 12, 2020

“There’s one race, the human race. There are cultural groups. There are differences in skin tones and facial features and body features, but these don’t dictate who we are.”

Amiel Handelsman is an executive coach and writer, as well as a semi-retired podcaster. He joined Wendy to discuss the many ways...

Oct 29, 2020

“This could be the year that Americans find out that their simple assumption that we do elections well or right will be forever destroyed.”

Jerry Mayer is a professor of Political Science at George Mason University and a self-proclaimed obsessive about all things election-related. He joined Wendy ten days before...

Oct 7, 2020

“The reality is that friendships are infinitely messier and nastier and deeper in all sorts of ways good and bad than just two people who like each other and get along and are nice to each other.”

Susan MacDougall, an anthropologist at Cambridge University, joins Wendy to discuss the complexities of friendship, its...