Mila Atmos is the executive producer and series host of Future Hindsight, an award-winning weekly podcast that aims to spark civic engagement through in-depth conversations with citizen changemakers. She believes that civic participation is fundamental to a thriving democracy. A global citizen based in New York City, Mila combines perspectives from living in multiple cultures ranging from Indonesia to Germany to the rural U.S. with her knowledge base in history, economics, and international affairs in creating Future Hindsight.
A true-crime podcast about climate change that helps listeners understand how the fossil fuel industry has bamboozled the public into
believing that climate change science is unclear or undecided. Host Amy
Westervelt is a master storyteller who digs deep into the successful
green-washing PR campaigns by industry.
Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade (Season 7)
I love Slow Burn, and its latest season—on the history leading up to the Roe decision—is a must-listen. Host Susan Matthews shares the stories of real women, how they were punished, and the movement to gain the rights to abortion. This show offers the full picture of the stakes we face today.
The Suburban Women Problem
It’s hosted by Rachel Vindman, Jasmine Clark, and Amanda Weinstein. They share what’s on their minds with honesty and humor, debunking everything you might be thinking about suburban women. After they have a chat together about what they’re processing that week, they also interview citizen changemakers.
This is a wonky and academic show by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy that examines what it means to live in a democracy. The podcasting team of Jenna Spinelle, Chris Beem, Michael Berkman, and Candis Watts Smith, bring both warm and thought-provoking discussions about issues in democracy.
Mother Country Radicals
This is the fascinating history of what it was really like in the 1970s to fight racism and help build a revolution. The story of Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, co-founders of the Weather Underground, as told by their son, Zayd Dohrn, makes you wonder what the future of a multiracial coalition could look like.
A show about the law and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America. Host Dahlia Lithwick goes through the decisions and explains why they matter and how they affect your lives. This show helps me stay up to speed with what’s happening with SCOTUS.
The Daily Beans
Brought to you by the host of Mueller, She Wrote, Allison Gill and her co-hosts take on the news with incisive analysis and the boldness to break the lazy framing of the mainstream media. They keep it real with just the right amount of snark, so I always laugh and, most importantly, I learn what’s good in the world today.
The Ezra Klein Show
Ezra always brings interesting conversations about things that are important to our everyday lives. I was especially a fan of his eye-opening interview with Larry Kramer on July 5. In the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, this episode shed light on the history of liberal constitutional thinking and the concept of judicial supremacy.
This is a show about money, business, and power that is a mix of solid reporting and storytelling. For example, their 7-part series of the Facebook Files was riveting. Definitely better than reading the articles in The Wall Street Journal! Hosts Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson connect the dots between the stories and our lives.
This is one of my all-time favorite podcasts! Shankar Vedantam has taught me so much about the human mind and human behavior, from scarcity thinking and rage to reframing your reality, and so much more. The episodes are always surprising and informative. I simply love its mission to help people see the world with fresh eyes.