GZERO World Podcast

America nearly launched into a major military confrontation with Iran. Then Trump backed off. So what happened? Ian Bremmer looks into it with one of the world's foremost Iran experts, Karim Sadjadpour.

How do you measure success? Maybe it's by money, job, or family. Whatever it is, there's usually something tangible to gauge. But what happens when the old metrics stop working? This week Ian Bremmer sits down with Gillian Tett of the Financial Times, who says the scales by which we evaluate everything from the global economy to what constitutes a monopoly is in dire need of a makeover.

"Seeing dead bodies on the street was a part of everyday life." Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi Park says she survived the great famine of the 1990s by foraging for grasshoppers and dragonflies. Today she is a human rights activist living in Chicago. How she got from there to here is the story of a lifetime. And it's the subject of this special edition of GZERO World.

We're digging into the politics of data, artificial intelligence, automation, and how all three could make American tech companies look a lot like their Chinese counterparts. Ian speaks with Then Amy Webb, CEO of the Future Today Institute, talks about how tech titans and their machines could warp humanity.

The United States is the world's undisputed superpower. But how much longer can that last? Enter: China. Ian Bremmer talks to the man who once commanded the world's most powerful military, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Buckle up, we're going interstellar. A visitor from another star and earth-like planets. Joining Ian Bremmer to sort all of this out is a very special guest: Avi Loeb. He's head of astronomy at Harvard and he's made a compelling case about an "alien probe." #Oumuamua #AlienLife More on that soon.

Bike to work. Go vegan. Stop washing your hair. It's not going to move the needle on climate change. There is, however, some reason for hope. Ian gets real about life after global warming and then sits down with David Wallace-Wells, a man who's come up with a roadmap to deal with climate change.

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