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Have you ever wondered why the world seems so complex and chaotic? How do we make sense of it all? This new video/audio podcast series, “Making Sense of Complexity”, will feature conversations with complexity science practitioners and philosophers on the deep and fascinating findings of complexity science. How do we make sense of the uncertain and seemingly incomprehensible world we live in. Hosted by George Gantz, the production is a collaboration with Spiral Inquiry, Planksip, Talk of Toda ...
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Spiral Inquiry

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Join George Gantz on this spiral journey as we inquire into topics at the intersection of scientific knowledge, human experience, and spiritual insight, in the effort to understand, to grow, to change, and to make the future a better place. Explore a diverse collection of essays, podcasts, and videos. Please add your voice to this learning community.
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Everything is a brand. In today’s world companies, public figures, countries, institutions, and movements are brands with their own unique values, marketing, and influence. Former CEO and Chairman of Deutsch Inc., innovative political analyst and veteran TV personality, Donny Deutsch, mastered the power of branding when he built the multibillion dollar ad agency. Now, in a hyper-saturated, over-marketed world, our media landscape too often presents one-dimensional figures who are globally se ...
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This week Donny is joined by his friend, George Stephanopoulos to discuss his new book, "The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis". Stephanopoulos, who is co-anchor on Good Morning America and the host of This Week, sits down for an in depth discussion about the history of one of the most mysterious places in the world, the Whit…
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This week, Donny is joined by New York Times best-selling author and former Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism, Noa Tishby and former NFL linebacker, author, sports analyst, Emmanuel Acho. Tishby and Acho sit down with Donny for an in depth discussion about their new book, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Jew", which is out now. Learn more…
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In this episode, Donny is joined by the NFL play-by-play announcer on NBC Sports Sunday Night Football and the host of the 2024 Paris Olympics opening ceremony, Mike Tirico. Tirico, who will also be hosting the 2024 Kentucky Derby, joins Donny for a light-hearted discussion about his life in sports, why he chooses to be a part of a brand rather tha…
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On this episode, Donny sits down with Scott Galloway who is best known for his work as an author, Professor of Marketing at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and host of “The Prof G Pod”. Galloway, who returns to On Brand, sits down for an in-depth conversation about the protests we are seeing on campuses around the country, why the faculties of thes…
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This week Donny is joined by co-host of "The View" and CNN political commentator, Alyssa Farah Griffin. Griffin, who was the White House Director of Strategic Communications and Assistant to the President in 2020, joins Donny for a deep dive into the Trump White House. Griffin, who left her position in December of 2020, discusses her time in the Tr…
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This week Donny is joined by former United States senator and comedian, Al Franken. Franken, who hosts "The Al Franken Podcast", sits down to discuss his days on Saturday Night Live, stealing a pair of GAP jeans from the set, and being in awe of Paul McCartney when he was the musical guest on the show. The two also discuss what’s going on in the U.…
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This week Donny is joined by author, journalist, political commentator, and the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Fareed Zakaria. Zakaria returns to On Brand for an in-depth discussion about the state of the country, what voters are looking for, the war in Gaza and his new book, "Age of Revolutions." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…
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Donny is joined by Harvard Professor & Atlantic columnist, Arthur Brooks. Brooks sits down for an in-depth discussion about his collaboration with Oprah Winfrey, the classic profile of an entrepreneur and why the country is going in the wrong direction in terms of happiness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Donny is joined by journalist, author, and podcast host, Kara Swisher. Swisher, who has a new book called “Burn Book: A Tech Love Story”, sits down for an in-depth discussion about Elon Musk, the problems at Facebook, and how the media has changed over the years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Donny is joined by National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, Steve Kornacki. Kornacki sits down for an in-depth discussion about the upcoming presidential election this November, how Joe Biden and Donald Trump are viewed by the American public, and what challenges face both candidates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…
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This week, Donny is joined by the creator of the CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond'', Phil Rosenthal. Rosenthal, who is also the host of the popular Netflix show, "Somebody Feed Phil", sits down for an in-depth conversation about life, food, and how it is still a great source for bringing people together. Phil also has a new book out with his dau…
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Joining Donny this week is the Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs, Ron Dermer. Ambassador Dermer sits down for an in-depth discussion on what is happening in Gaza, the outlook for the future, and what steps need to happen to ultimately achieve peace in the region. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Donny Is joined by legendary TV and film producer, Brian Grazer. Grazer, who founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 with Ron Howard, sits down for an in-depth discussion about the values his grandmother taught him, how learning about others and what makes them tick is important, and how certain characters stay with us years after their movies were m…
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Donny sits down with the U.S. representative for New York's 15th congressional district, Ritchie Torres. In this conversation, Torres gives his thoughts on the Israel-Hamas war, the differences between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to Israel, and the divide between the two parties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
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This week, Donny is joined by Former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton. Bolton, who served as the 25th United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006 and as the 26th United States National Security Advisor under the Trump administration, sits down for an in-depth discussion about his book “The Room Where It Happened: A W…
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Donny is joined by comedian Mark Normand. Normand, who has traveled all over the world performing his stand-up comedy, sits down for an in-depth discussion about his early years, his comedy heroes, what he loves most about being a comedian, and his Netflix special “Mark Normand: Soup to Nuts”. **This podcast was recorded before the events of 1/24/2…
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Donny is joined by author and former assistant to the Trump administration’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson. Hutchinson speaks candidly about her time working in the White House, the events she witnessed that led up to the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol, her book “Enough”, and how the country has been duped by Dona…
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Making Sense of Complexity features conversations with complexity science practitioners and philosophers on the deep and fascinating findings of complexity science. How do we make sense of the uncertain and seemingly incomprehensible world we live in? Hosted by George Gantz, the production is a collaboration with Spiral Inquiry, Planksip, Talk of T…
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Donny is joined by New York Times best-selling author and former Special Envoy for Combatting Antisemitism, Noa Tishby. Tishby joins Donny for an in-depth discussion about the war in Israel, what she feels the next steps are, and her experience in speaking with former Israeli hostages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Donny is joined by former stockbroker, entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Jordan Belfort. Belfort, whose memoir "The Wolf of Wall Street" was adapted into a movie in 2013, sits down with Donny for a lively conversation about the ups and downs of living the stock market life, getting caught up in illegal activities, and Jordan’s new book “The Wolf o…
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On this episode, we present excerpts from some of our favorite interviews of 2023. We look back at Donny’s conversations with Stephen A. Smith, Mika Brzezinski, and General David Petraeus. Sit back and enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Donny Deutsch
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Donny is joined by Mark Consuelos, co-host of “Live with Kelly and Mark”. Consuelos, who is married to co-host Kelly Ripa, discusses his early years, what led him to New York to become an actor, meeting his future wife on the set of “All My Children”, and how he deals with imposter syndrome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
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Donny is joined by comedian, Mike Birbiglia. Birbiglia discusses why comedians make good actors, what he tries to accomplish with his comedy, and his unfortunate accident while sleepwalking. The duo also touches on Birbiglia’s highly anticipated special on Netflix, “Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
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Donny is joined by best-selling author, Mitch Albom. Albom, who notably wrote the bestselling memoir "Tuesdays with Morrie”, joins Donny for an in-depth discussion about where he gets his inspiration for writing, why he decided to write his new novel "The Little Liar", and why the fans of the Detroit Lions are finally happy. Learn more about your a…
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Donny is joined by author and American diplomat, Richard Haass. Haass, who was formerly President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the war in Israel, a potential solution, and why he feels leaders, besides politicians, need to step up to spread the word that there is no place for political violence in the United States. Learn…
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Donny sits down with Jon Polin, the father of Hersh Goldberg-Polin who was taken hostage by Hamas while attending a dance music festival during the invasion of Israel. Polin speaks about what information they have received regarding Hersh's whereabouts, the daily toll it has taken on their family, and his feelings on world leader’s efforts to help …
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Donny is joined by author, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and retired United States Army general, David Petraeus. Petraeus, who commanded coalition forces during the surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan as commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and commander of the U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-…
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Making Sense of Complexity features conversations with complexity science practitioners and philosophers on the deep and fascinating findings of complexity science. How do we make sense of the uncertain and seemingly incomprehensible world we live in? Hosted by George Gantz, the production is a collaboration with Spiral Inquiry, Planksip, Talk of T…
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Donny is joined by chef and author, Eric Ripert. Ripert, whose restaurant, Le Bernardin, has been ranked among the best restaurants in the world, sits down for an in-depth discussion about the restaurant world, his cookbook “Seafood Simple: A Cookbook”, and the proper way to select a piece of fish. Additionally, Ripert dives into how he felt he nee…
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Donny is joined by The New Yorker Staff Writer Susan Glasser and Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst Peter Baker. Glasser and Baker, a married couple who have teamed up to write several books, give an in-depth discussion about balancing marriage and work, why another Donald Trump presidency would be disastrous, …
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Donny is joined by broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality, Piers Morgan. Morgan, who currently hosts "Piers Morgan Uncensored", talks openly about the importance of having a degree of shamelessness in the face of the media, how another Biden versus Trump election might shake out, and the recent allegations against Russell Brand…
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