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Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. That’s never felt more urgent than it does today. But the truth is that humankind has faced crises throughout our history, leaving behind rich wisdom for us to draw from. In our new limited series, The Way Through, we’re looking to belief systems, philosophies, and wisdom traditions to help us navigate what we’re living through today. In eight episodes hosted by Vox’s Sean Illing and Sigal Samuel, we’ll talk to thought leaders who can help us see a larger context, and perhaps help us find something meaningful, ennobling, and even fortifying in our common experience. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
19 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 14 mins
Co-host Sean Illing talks to Peniel Joseph, a University of Texas at Austin historian of Black Power movementsRelevant resources: The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel JosephFeaturing:Peniel Joseph, a history professor at the University of Texas at AustinHost:Sean Illing (@seanilling), interviews writer, VoxMore to explore:Subscribe to Vox’s Future Perfect newsletter, which breaks down the big, complicated problems the world faces and the most efficient ways to solve them.Credits:Producer/Editor: Jackson BierfeldtEditor: Elbert VenturaExecutive Producer: Liz NelsonAbout Vox:Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.Please consider making a contribution to Vox to support this show: bit.ly/givepodcasts. Your support will help us keep having ambitious conversations about big ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices