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Why It Matters

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Why It Matters
Why It Matters

Why It Matters

Council on Foreign Relations

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Each episode of Why It Matters breaks down an issue that is shaping our world's future. Join host Gabrielle Sierra as she speaks with the leaders and thinkers who are facing these questions head on. Fueled by the minds at the Council on Foreign Relations, Why It Matters brings some of the world's most compelling stories home to you.

Latest Episodes

Space Jam

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lot of problems down here on Earth.

23 MIN5 d ago
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Space Jam

STEMinism

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” according to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.

24 MIN2 w ago
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STEMinism

China Doesn't Want Your Trash

For years, China processed more than half of the world’s recycling. Then, in 2018, it stopped. Things have gotten messy since then.

20 MINNOV 7
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China Doesn't Want Your Trash

The Big Red Button

The U.S.president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time, and there’s no law mandating they seek advice first. Some experts think that’s too much power to put in one person’s hands.

26 MINOCT 24
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The Big Red Button

Trailer: Why It Matters

We all worry about not understanding the problems that are shaping our world. Why It Matters is a story-driven podcast that gives you the tools you need to understand where things are headed.Fueled by the minds at the Council on Foreign Relations, and hosted by a journalist who is learning alongside you, the podcast weaves together conversations with the leaders and thinkers who are facing these problems head on.

1 MINOCT 2
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Latest Episodes

Space Jam

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lot of problems down here on Earth.

23 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Space Jam

STEMinism

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” according to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
STEMinism

China Doesn't Want Your Trash

For years, China processed more than half of the world’s recycling. Then, in 2018, it stopped. Things have gotten messy since then.

20 MINNOV 7
Comments
China Doesn't Want Your Trash

The Big Red Button

The U.S.president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time, and there’s no law mandating they seek advice first. Some experts think that’s too much power to put in one person’s hands.

26 MINOCT 24
Comments
The Big Red Button

Trailer: Why It Matters

We all worry about not understanding the problems that are shaping our world. Why It Matters is a story-driven podcast that gives you the tools you need to understand where things are headed.Fueled by the minds at the Council on Foreign Relations, and hosted by a journalist who is learning alongside you, the podcast weaves together conversations with the leaders and thinkers who are facing these problems head on.

1 MINOCT 2
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Trailer: Why It Matters
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