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Aspen Ideas Festival

The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times.

Episodes

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On Genius
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As the prospect of mass implementation of artificial intelligence begins to alter...
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From election meddling and economic espionage to financial fraud and personal identity...
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With their flights to DC snowed out and votes imminent on the House floor, these two...
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Suddenly, machines are learning from gigantic expanding data sets at rapid rates. Almost...
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Our social nature is a major driver of our creativity: We constantly strive to engage and...
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The Second Mountain: The Next Big Challenge in Your Life
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Just because robots can do jobs that humans otherwise do, does that mean that they should...
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The high seas comprise 40 percent of the surface of our planet, 64 percent of the ocean...
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Most of us face the desire to be creative within busy, scheduled lives. Therefore,...
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Hacking, Disinformation, and a New Cold War with Russia
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Can a transformative solution built on the conservative principles of free markets and...
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This is not a moment to take democracy for granted. The 2016 emergence of Donald Trump...
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For 60 years, the US government has been laying secret doomsday plans to save itself in...
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Markets Can Solve the Global Energy and Climate Challenge, if We Let Them
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Economic Policy
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Hate groups and hate-fueled incidents are spiking in America. What is the evidence of...
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The Future of Human-Robot Interaction
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Are we a union, or are we 50 states? States are finding themselves at odds with federal...
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Aspen Ideas Festival Young Adult Forum
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Art historian Sarah Lewis (Vision and Justice) and architect Michael Murphy (MASS Design...
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Long-range forces are changing the nature of work and how jobs will be created; they are...
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On Founders
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What’s the state of this historically fraught relationship? Do today’s politics and...
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Historian Jon Meacham has written extensively about the presidency, with acclaimed books...
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Is the internet loosening our collective grasp on the truth, and if so, how do we solve...
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Big philanthropy can contribute to a democratic society by addressing problems that...
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The America I Have Come to Know through StoryCorps
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After 40 years, the internet has begun to corrode, both itself and us. It is still a...
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Time to start listening to the growing set of young entrepreneurs who are actually making...
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Like cities around the country, Chicago has been plagued by an epidemic of nearly...
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Lying, Bullshitting, and Truth Telling: When is the Truth the Truth
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Managing Through Disruption
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Against a backdrop of rising populism, weakening of traditional political parties, and a...
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What Would Madison Think
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It is no surprise that trust in institutions, be they private, government, nonprofit, or...
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Perhaps it is because of her exceptional, inspiring approach to linking geography,...
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Should we ever intentionally drive a species extinct? Most people probably agree on...
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We love the convenience of living online. But we want more control over where our...
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The Rev. Adam Hamilton, who ministers to nearly 20,000 Methodists in and around Kansas...
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“Our people are our most important asset” is a common refrain from the C-suite — but does...
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What are the drivers of economic growth and opportunity in a changing world, given...
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Despite controlling both the White House and the US Congress, the Republican Party has...
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Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the...
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A grand strategy is a framework through which a country like the United States...
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2017 Harman Eisner Artist in Residence Jeff Koons and entertainment industry titan and...
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Can companies determined to support solutions to some of society’s larger dilemmas make...
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Making Tech Humane Again
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Are you awake? The Afternoon Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading...
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Black in America Since MLK
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Is the Internet a “Gift from God”
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Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the...
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Can Faith Help Unite Us in Divided Times
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Music can lift the spirits and help heal the body. No musician demonstrates that better...
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The pathway to health sometimes travels through a physician’s office, but economic...
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Congress is engaged in vigorous debates about health reform, the federal budget, and...
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When Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation giving birth to the National Cancer...
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Whether they are tending to an elderly parent, a disabled partner, an injured child, or...
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Thirty-six million people have died of AIDS since 1981, and about as many are living with...
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It has become almost impossible to have a reasoned conversation about reproductive rights...
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In every leader's journey, there is a moment, or a series of moments, that stand out — a...
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Poverty is a powerful stressor that influences growth and development in children, and...
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A passion for food — growing it, cooking it, and eating it — has become one of the...
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Infectious diseases represent one of the greatest threats to global health and security....
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It’s been called the most perilous drug crisis ever. In the United States, the epicenter...
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The rise of radicalization and violent extremism is a worldwide threat that seems to defy...
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Health investors may be venture capitalists, willing to take big risks for the...
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White working-class voters without a college education are most vulnerable to diseases of...
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Community health workers, social media networks, and local residents serve as the first...
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Many health systems are retooling to provide “patient-centered care,” defined by the...
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Regardless of the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the American health care system will...
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Responsibility for implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in line with Congressional...


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A conversation-packed exploration of some of the most important ideas and pressing issues