February 8, 2018
tndc was honored to sit with General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to continue the "Trump: 1 Year In" discussion from a National Security/Foreign Policy perspective. Our global tour includes stops in North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, and Afghanistan in order to answer the difficult questions of potentially "rattled" diplomacy, nuclear proliferation, and future strategies. We also discuss General Dempsey's upcoming book and leadership principles we millennials should consider as we venture into any industry.
0:00 - 2:11 -- Intro to S2Ep2
2:12 - 3:00 -- Lead-in to Discussion
3:01 - 39:09 -- Global Tour: North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan
39:10 - 46:22 -- State of the US Military: Readiness and Funding
46:23 - 53:11 -- "Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership"
53:12 - 54:09 -- Closing Remarks
February 5, 2018
Season 2, Episode 1: In partnership with Adam Smith Society - a project of the Manhattan Institute - Kov, Mumma, and Schneids sit with Bill Kristol (Founder, Editor-at-Large of the Weekly Standard) and Henry Olsen (Sr. Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center) in front of a live audience to discuss "Trump: 1 Year In". We discuss the successes and failures of Trump's first year in office, as well as the immense polarization in today's political climate. Is the US ripe for centrist candidates in future elections as the gap between the left and right ideologies widens? Take a listen...
0:00 - 1:55 -- Intro to S2Ep1
1:56 - 3:35 -- Lead-in to Discussion
3:36 - 29:56 -- Today's Political Climate; Polarization of the Two-Party System
29:57 - 54:52 -- Audience Questions
54:53 - 55:50 -- Closing Remarks
December 22, 2017
There have been sensitivities around the removal of statues and monuments from meaningful destinations, and the removal of Robert E. Lee from the portico of the Duke University Chapel following the events in Charlottesville, VA was no exception. Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Duke University, Mike Schoenfeld, joined tndc in studio to discuss the high-intensity environment in which the decision to remove the statue was made. Mr. Schoenfeld is also the spokesperson for the Commission on Memory and History at Duke University, a team formed after the statue was removed, and charged with proposing procedures for the future handling of such situations.
0:00 - 2:28 -- Intro to Episode 8
2:29 - 2:56 -- Lead-in to Interview
2:57 - 20:17 -- Selection of the Statues; Events Leading Up to Decision
20:18 - 34:46 -- Charge of the Commission; Make-up of the Team
34:47 - 46:07 -- Outcomes and Future Implications; Closing Remarks
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December 15, 2017
What are the implications of the new tax overhaul on the millennial generation? TNDC was honored to have Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) phone in to discuss her views on the need for tax reform and reduction in government spending. Ms. Cheney analyzes the economic growth that will result from this reform and further calls for the repeal of the Budget Control Act. Post-interview, Professor of Accounting at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, Scott Dyreng, joins us to debrief and discuss the nuances of the "undisclosed" bill coming out of conference. Huge line-up, and a show every millennial should hear.
0:00 - 2:20 -- Intro to Episode 7
2:21 - 4:15 -- Lead-in to Interview
4:16 - 16:28 -- Segment 1: Congresswoman Liz Cheney discusses the need for Tax Reform
16:29 - 52:53 -- Segment 2: Tax debrief with Scott Dyreng
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December 9, 2017
TNDC welcomed Jared Lindzon, Toronto-based freelance journalist, to the studio for a compelling discussion involving emerging technologies and the future of work. We covered many topics such as: 1) the transformation of company organizational structures from those of distinct hierarchies to now flatter, interdisciplinary team-based institutions; 2) implications of artificial intelligence; 3) companies of 8 employees disrupting those of 80,000; 4) lab-grown meats (!?). A lot for millennials to think about in this episode...
0:00 - 1:20 -- Intro to Episode 6
1:21 - 4:02 -- Guest Bio and Background
4:03 - 23:15 -- Organizational Structures and Employee Displacement
23:16 - 28:46 -- Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles
28:47 - 35:05 -- Industry Disruption
35:06 - 40:28 -- Population Growth and Food Scarcity
40:29 - 41:40 -- Closing
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November 22, 2017
TNDC hosted Doug Robinson, GOP Candidate for Governor in the 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial race, to discuss pertinent state and federal issues. We analyzed a number of topics such as learnings from the VA off-cycle election; aligning a campaign with the Trump agenda (or not...); local political landscape for a Republican in a blue state; top agenda items for Colorado (positions on immigration, marijuana, etc.); and how to appeal to the split millennial electorate during his campaign. We also welcomed guest Robby Keefe, third-year law student at the Levin School of Law (University of Florida), to help conduct and debrief the interview. This episode is the first of many strong guest appearances slated for the season.
0:00 - 1:45 -- Intro to Episode 5
1:46 - 5:42 -- Guest Bios
5:43 - 39:35 -- Segment 1: "Navigating the 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial Race, Feat: Doug Robinson"
39:36 - 58:41 -- Segment 2: "Analyzing the Interview"
November 11, 2017
In honor of Veteran's Day November 11, we welcomed guest, Marine Corps Veteran Sebastian Magraner, to the studio to help analyze Trump's historic 13-day trip to Asia. First, we discuss Trump's speech in South Korea as a new tone set in the region strengthening the relationships with our allies and warning against North Korea's nuclear proliferation. As Trump travels to China, we move on to discuss the United States' reaction to their 2025 plan and effects on international business. In the second segment, our guest, Chris D'Angelo, gives insight into the inner workings of Congress and why we on the outside seem to witness constant stalemate and in-fighting within each political party. Finally, Schneids can't help but to bring up the Clinton scandals and poses the question, "What will it take for the Democrats to finally turn against the Clinton machine?"
0:00 - 1:24 -- Intro to Episode 4
1:25 - 4:38 -- Guest Bios
4:39 - 16:58 -- Segment 1: "Trump's Asia Tour; South Korea"
16:59 - 24:42 -- Segment 1, cont: "Trump's Asia Tour; China"
24:43 - 51:33 -- Segment 2: "The 'Clinton Trifecta'"
October 12, 2017
There are a lot of national security topics to address on this podcast, but we've isolated this episode's discussion to global implications of Iran and North Korea having a nuclear weapon. But first, Schneids gets a little choked up reciting America's National Anthem as a poem written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. Too often the historical context and lyrics of our National Anthem get overlooked or taken for granted -- it's important to sit back and digest the words once in a while, and then debate the kneeling issue...
0:00 - 4:40 -- Recap of Episode 2
4:41 - 9:36 -- Story Acknowledgements
9:37 - 26:45 -- Soap Box: "Standing Up for What's Right"
26:46 - 55:44 -- Main Event: "Implications of a Nuclear Iran and North Korea"
October 8, 2017
This episode has two main topics that are not connected at all: tech valuations and gun control. We let Kov soapbox for 3:30 to express his angst regarding tech valuations today, and Harold and Schneids debated him afterwards. In the second half, the three of us discussed gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of Las Vegas.
0:00 - 3:23 -- Recap of Episode 1
3:24 - 7:06 -- Story Acknowledgements
7:07 - 30:27 -- Soap Box: "The Insanity of Tech Valuations"
30:28 - 55:12 -- Main Event: "Gun Control"
October 8, 2017
"Why Now?" features us regulars - Schneids, Kov, and Harold - discussing the imminent nature of the need for the millennial voice to hit mainstream media channels. We explore Harold's metaphor of an institution's mean and variance for political thought outside the norm. This is worth listening to.
Please bear with us in the first 9:52 -- we recognize the sound quality is not great, but we figured everything out going forward!
0:00 - 9:52 -- Introductions of Regulars, Segments, and Mission
9:53 - 45:25 -- Main Event: "Why Now?"