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In Deep with Angie Coiro is an independently produced, weekly interview program. Hosted by award-winning Bay Area journalist Angie Coiro, In Deep is a closer look at news and issues of the week, particularly the important stories that fall through the cracks of major media coverage. Featuring lively, thought-provoking interviews with newsmakers, politicians, and behind-the-scenes notables, each show illuminates the issues and forces shaping the national narrative.
 
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Show #266 | Guest: Susan Fowler | Show Summary: Susan Fowler was born determined. From a life of childhood poverty she pushed her way to an Ivy League school. She swam upstream against misogynist Silicon Valley culture to land jobs in line with her energy and intellect. Then she blew it all wide open with a blog post in 2017, detailing the day-to-d…
 
Show #265 | Guest: Conor Dougherty | Show Summary: Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone wrong. Nowhere is this more visible than in the San Francis…
 
Show #264 | Guest: Diane Ravitch | Show Summary: Privatized schools were sold to the American public as a cut above— an avenue to the best education, drawing from under-performing public schools that doomed children to lower standards. At the same time, says education authority Diane Ravitch, Common Core was touted as the best route to at least bas…
 
Show #263 | Guest: Kelly MacGonigal | Show Summary: What if the key to feeling vividly alive and energetic in your body is closer than you think? No matter what your past experience with exercise has been—from finding it a chore to falling in love with a favorite activity—it is possible to find happiness and meaning through movement. Acclaimed Stan…
 
Show #262 | Guest: David Talbot | Show Summary: A deeply personal interview with David Talbot, bestselling author of The Devil's Chessboard, Season of the Witch, and numerous others. After Talbot suffered a debilitating stroke, the journalist and historian turned inward, and came away with shifting priorities and a touching, honest, and suprisingly…
 
Show #261 | Guest: Steve Inskeep | Show Summary: With an election year upon us, we are reminded that we have been through this before. The United States in the mid-1840s, for example, was a country in the middle of a major transformation, pushing its boundaries to extend from coast to coast to claim what many in that era asserted was America's Mani…
 
Show #259 | Guest: Tamim Ansary | Show Summary: Thought leader Tamim Ansary returns for a discussion of his sweeping new nonfiction work, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000 Year History of Human Culture, Conflict and Connection. Tamim Ansary sprang into prominence with Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. Now he turns t…
 
Show #258 | Guests: Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein | Show Summary: Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein examine the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees, in their groundbreaking film College Behind Bars: Documenting The Bard Prison Initiative's Impact On Prisoners. Novick …
 
Show #257 | Guest: Charles Postel | Show Summary: Charles Postel's new book, Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896, compares and analyses today's wealth and power disparities in light of their origins in the Gilded Age of a century ago. Charles Postel, Professor of History at San Francisco State Univerity, is also the author of The Populist Visi…
 
Show #256 | Guest: Cyrus Grace Dunham | Show Summary: For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations–lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman–until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us i…
 
Show #255 | Guest: Lawrence Lanahan | Show Summary: The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide is an eye-opening account of how a city creates its black, white, rich, and poor spaces, and suggests these problems are not intractable. Lawrence Lanahan has worked in radio and print journalism for over a decade, i…
 
Show #254 | Guest: Richard A. Conn, Jr. | Show Summary: The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion is a meditation on how to encourage children to discover the world and their place in it for themselves. Richard A. Conn, Jr. is an international lawyer and private investment fund manager. He has advised governm…
 
Show #252 | Guest:Riane Eisler | Show Summary: Riane Eisler is the acclaimed author of The Chalice and The Blade, an investigation into the cultural roots of social systems and gender roles. Her new book, Nurturing our Humanity, lays out a new understanding of human possibilities, showing how we can structure our environments to support our great h…
 
Show #251 | Guest: Haben Girma | Show Summary: Haben Girma, daughter of refugees and the first Deafblind woman to graduate from Harvard Law, has been honored for her activist work by President Obama, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Raised by two Eritrean refugee parents who survived a 30-year war, Haben learned to v…
 
Show #249 | Guest: Richard A. Clarke | Show Summary: Cyberwar—or cyber-anything, has always carried a whiff of science fiction about it. But it's not fiction, it's certainly not entertainment, and, terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke warns us— multiple cyberwars are underway already. The battlefronts range from simple identity theft to the disruptio…
 
Show #248 | Guest: Professor Ronald Purser | Show Summary: Angie sits down for a fascinating hour with Ron Purser, Professor of Management at San Francisco State University, to discuss his new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became The New Capitalist Spirituality. The booming popularity of the mindfulness movement has also turned it into a lucr…
 
Show #247 | Guest: Dr. Louise Aronson | Show Summary: Elderhood: old age. Many of us can expect to live more years as “elders” than in either childhood or adulthood, a span of up to 40 years, yet that era of our lives has long been treated as more a symptom and burden—elderhood outright ignored or demonized. In her extraordinary new book Elderhood,…
 
Show #246 | Guest: Shannon Watts | Show Summary: The “NRA’s Worst Nightmare” is an army of moms led by former stay-at-home mother of five Shannon Watts from Indiana, who ignited a grassroots advocacy movement against gun violence which now touches every single one of the 50 states. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America began as Watt’s project…
 
Show #245 | Guest: Jamil Zaki | Show Summary: Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren’t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In his groundbreaking new book, The War For Kindness, Jamil Zaki shares cutting-ed…
 
Show #244 | Guests: Laura Hawkins, Camilla Fox | Show Summary: Laura Hawkins is the executive director of the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. Camilla H. Fox is the founder and executive director of Project Coyote, a national organization that promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife.…
 
Show #243 | Guest: Jenny Odell | Show Summary: Jenny Odell is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her work involves acts of close observation, whether it's birdwatching, collecting screen shots, or trying to parse bizarre forms of e-commerce. Her new book is How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy.…
 
Show #242 | Guest: Tony Horwitz | Show Summary: It has been twenty years since Tony Horwitz's bestselling Confederates in the Attic brought America's modern North-South divide into the light, inviting readers on a trek through Civil War country. Now Horwitz retraces the footsteps of a New York Times correspondent who went South as a "spy" for the p…
 
Show #241 | Guests: Dr. Joseph Marshall, Dr. Judy Chu | Show Summary: What's the best a man can be? And how has that ideal changed over time? What accounts for the rising profile of ugly, even violent misogyny, and how does the American village work to grow healthy men in its shadow? In Deep turns its eye to the future of masculinity in America. If…
 
Show #240 | Guest: Elizabeth Cobbs | Show Summary: History writers have a choice: relaying a story bound by fact and record to produce a non-fiction account, or bring the people and times alive with a narrative arc. Acclaimed author Elizabeth Cobbs has succeeded in both. Her best-selling historical novel The Hamilton Affair gave life and depth to T…
 
Show #239 | Guests: Roz Chast and Patricia Marx | Show Summary: Novelist, New Yorker and TV comedy writer Patricia Marx and memoirist and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast are close friends and collaborators. They range far and wide in this conversation with Angie, ostensibly about their new book Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?…
 
Show #237 | Guests: Amy Everitt, Monica McLemore | Show Summary: Perhaps the central political and rights issue of our time, the matter of abortion continues to ignite passions and protest throughout the country. n Angie sits down with two experts on the subject, Amy Everitt, vice president for Special Projects at NARAL, and Monica McLemore, PhD, p…
 
Show #233 | Guest: Jill Abramson | Show Summary: One of the news media's most qualified voices examines critical information battlegrounds: old media vs. new, documented veracity vs. clickbait. Jill Abramson follows four companies—The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE— over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment in her …
 
Show #232 | Guest: H. Bruce Franklin | Show Summary: Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America’s victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world-wide Communist conspiracy that menaced the United States, forcing the nation into a disast…
 
Show #231 | Guest: Roger McNamee | Show Summary: The warnings are coming from inside the house. Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Roger McNamee are denizens of the same enchanted world: Silicon Valley's inner circle. And they used to all be on the same page, each playing their part growing Facebook into an internet phenomenon— until it hit unpr…
 
Show #229 | Guest: Joel Simon | Show Summary: America does not negotiate with terrorists—but should keep it that way? Last year there were nearly nine thousand international terrorist abductions. The US refuses to pay ransoms, holding that it would only fuel more kidnappings. Other countries pay-up to free their citizens taken hostage. Statistics t…
 
Show #228 | Guest: Wesley Yang | Show Summary: From the “Tiger Mother” to take-out, Asian-American culture is so deeply entrenched in our understanding of the American fabric, we sometimes don’t know we’re talking about it when we’re talking about. Collecting a decade’s worth of essays, from his award-winning analysis of the Virginia Tech murderer …
 
Show #227 | Guest: John B. Judis | Show Summary: Why has nationalism made a comeback? Angie sits down with John B. Judis, editor-at-large of Talking Points Memo, to bore into the history and political mechanics of this recurring phenomenon. His new book, The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration and the Revolt against Globalization, puts our curr…
 
Show #226 | Guest: Jackie Speier | Show Summary: Congresswoman Jackie Speier, national hero and survivor of the Jonestown tragedy, reflects on over 40 years of public service. As a young congressional staffer, Jackie Speier’s incredible courage became evident during the Jonestown Massacre of 1978. Jackie was one of two people who prepared a will in…
 
Show #225 | Guest: Lara Bazelon - Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice after Wrongful Conviction | Show Summary: As the truism goes, everyone behind bars is innocent - if you listen to them. The problem is a lot of them are. Our justice system is often unjust; people are convicted by a system mired in racism, classism, and systemic faults. Lar…
 
Show #223 | Guest: Randy Shaw | Show Summary: The class divide in America's big city has a companion: a generational breach. Long-time housing activist and attorney Randy Shaw says that, through policy and politics, Baby Boomers have contributed to the urban housing crisis - leaving millennials out in the cold. Shaw traveled the country, visiting h…
 
Show #222 | Guests: Chris Taich and Dr. Ruchika Mishra | Show Summary: Everybody dies. And we all know that - at least, intellectually. But how realistically do we approach our own ends? Statistically, it's a mixed bag. More elderly and hospitalized people have Do Not Resuscitate orders in place than ever before. But most American adults don't have…
 
Show #221 | Guest: D.D. Guttenplan | Show Summary: Who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America? National political correspondent and award-winning author D.D. Guttenplan's new book The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging account of the recent fall and incipient rise of …
 
Show #219 | Guest: Soraya Chemaly | Show Summary: Show #219 | October 20, 2018 | Women get told to smile - a lot. Research shows that a neutral expression is perceived on a man's face as neutral, but as angry or negative on a woman. And all kinds of ugly words are reserved for woman who show anger. Where others see female anger as something to fear…
 
Show #218 | Guest: Francis Fukuyama | Show Summary: Populism. Nationalism. Identity politics. What links these phenomena, and why have they moved to the fore in our fractious cultural conversations? Political scientist Francis Fukuyama sees them as natural needs gone haywire: the human demand for respect, weaponized to pit one insular group against…
 
Show #217| Guest:Mary Robinson | Show Summary: Holding the arm of her first grandchild, something occurred to Mary Robinson. Before his fiftieth birthday, nine billion people would share the planet with him. What kind of planet would it be? In an instant, the faceless, shadowy menace of climate change became real. One of the most important voices o…
 
Show #216 | Guest: Joe Flower | Show Summary: Joe Flower sits down with Angie for a discussion on the state of healthcare, and what the future holds. Not shy about sharing his knowledge of the complex world of healthcare and health insurance, Joe cheerfully demolishes many standard beliefs about so-called "best practices" in medicine. With over 37 …
 
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