S5 E16 Mara Hvistendahl, Robert Reich, Charlotte Alter
On the Podcast: Mara Hvistendahl, Robert Reich, and Charlotte Alter

In this episode, meet Mara Hvistendahl, author of The Scientist and the Spy, Robert Reich, author of The System, and Charlotte Alter, author of The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.

These authors are each deeply knowledgeable about the urgent economic and political landscapes that are affecting our everyday lives. Listen to their fascinating behind-the-mic insights and hear what it was like for them to record their audiobooks.

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Written and read by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, The Scientist and the Spy is a riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is pursued by the U.S. government for trying to steal trade secrets.

From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good, The System is an urgent analysis of how the systems of American politics and power operate, how this status quo came to be, and how average citizens can enact change.

In The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For, TIME correspondent Charlotte Alter defines the class of young leaders who are remaking the nation—how grappling with 9/11 as teens, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, occupying Wall Street and protesting with Black Lives Matter, and shouldering their way into a financially rigged political system has shaped the people who will govern the future.

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