GZERO World Podcast

GZERO World usually takes on big global topics that impact multiple countries. This show is different, however, in that it’ll focus on just one: South Africa — a country that once captured world attention when it transitioned from apartheid to modern democracy. But the nation’s long walk to freedom is falling short of what was promised.

This week it’s all about j-o-b-s and how automation (yes, robots…kind of) is changing the future of work in America. Then I’ll chat with a man from the heart of America’s rust belt: Governor John Kasich. And of course, I’ve got your Puppet Regime.

Ian talks with Sigmar Gabriel, formerly Germany’s Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor and currently an outspoken member of the Bundestag. That’s like the U.S. House of Representatives with a two-beer minimum. And of course, we’ve got your Puppet Regime.

This week Ian looks ahead to the upcoming U.S. midterm elections, and digs into what’s at stake. Then he’ll talk to a man who’s got plenty of skin in the game: Joaquin Castro, Democratic Congressman from Texas. And of course, we’ve got your Puppet Regime.

What happens if there are no consequences for murder? Does it make it easier for it to happen again? The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Turkey may put those questions to the test. Ian examines them with a man who came to know Khashoggi personally over the past 15 years: Two-time Pulitzer prize winner Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times. Then, of course, puppets.

The divide between the US and Europe is growing. This week, Ian Bremmer goes deep on the crumbling transatlantic alliance before sitting down with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager – a woman who strikes fear into the heart of Silicon Valley – to talk technology. Then on Puppet Regime, it’s time to play ball!

Civil war has raged in Syria and Yemen for years. Though each conflict is distinct, there are some striking similarities. Today, we go deep on both. Then on Puppet Regime, all systems go for Space Force!

Are the U.S. and North Korea moving toward conflict or a lasting peace? This week Ian Bremmer goes deep on North Korea and talks to the man who was nearly U.S. ambassador to South Korea, until the White House thought otherwise. And on Puppet Regime, everyone is gearing up for the U.S. midterm elections. Especially Vladimir Putin.