GZERO World Podcast

In this week's episode, Ian Bremmer explores the media's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and President Trump's treatment of journalists. With guest Ben Smith, media columnist at The New York Times and former head of Buzzfeed News, the show looks at global coverage of COVID-19, including misinformation campaigns and social media's role in society today. Later in the program, meet Danny Rogers of The Global Disinformation Index. His group is working hard to find harmful or misleading information online and alert major publishers and tech platforms.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic impact globally, few industries have been as hard hit as restaurants and hospitality. In the U.S. alone, losses north of $225 billion are projected over the next three months. This week, GZERO World with Ian Bremmer is focusing on what it means for businesses and employees alike. Ian interviewed famed restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Shake Shack. Meyer discusses the toll coronavirus has taken on his own business, his decision to let go 80% of his workforce (2,000 employees) and the dimming prospects of survival for many restaurants in America, including some of his own.

Empty grocery store shelves, Purell selling at $100 a bottle, and handwashing that would make any mother proud. Uncertainty about coronavirus dominates daily lives today all around the globe. But along with the many unknowns come solid reasons for hope, if the right steps are taken immediately. Acclaimed health expert Laurie Garrett argues that the window to mitigate the pandemic's effect is closing, but there is still much governments and individuals can do to curb the impact.

This week, Ian Bremmer examines the impact of coronavirus and the stability of global markets. Former Prime Minister of Australia and President of Asia Society Kevin Rudd shares lessons learned from the 2008 global financial crisis that could help mitigate the coronavirus pandemic's impact.

GZERO World presents a special edition of our weekly podcast, produced in partnership with Citi Private Bank. The first quarter of 2020 isn't yet over, but the world has seen headlines ranging from a US standoff with Iran to fears of global recession and the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus.

Ian Bremmer is joined by David Bailin, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Citi Private Bank, in a conversation moderated by Eurasia Group's Head of Research Strategy & Operations Meredith Sumpter.

Idlib, Syria is the last rebel holdout of the Syrian civil war, a bloody battle that is now in its ninth year. As President Bashar al-Assad launched a final push to retake the city, nearly a million people fled the area under tragic circumstances. This week, a look at the unfolding humanitarian crisis with the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband.

Every year, dozens of heads of state and hundreds of diplomats descend on Munich, Germany to discuss the most pressing global security concerns. This week, we bring you a full episode from the Munich Security Conference, where conversations ran the gamut, from coronavirus to tensions in Kashmir. And later in the show, Puppet Regime provides some helpful German lessons.

Putin's Russia

For the past 20 years the name "Putin" has been synonymous with "Russia." Will that ever change? On our latest episode, Ian Bremmer sits down with former Ambassador to Russia and career foreign service officer Bill Burns. The two examine how Vladimir Putin's worldview was formed, and what his goals are for Russia, the U.S., and the world.