Podcast Topic

Diversity + Inclusion

Inner City Muslim Action Network

Guest: Rami Nashashibi

Rami Nashashibi, 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow, 2018 Opus Prize Laureate and the Executive Director of Chicago's Inner-City Muslim Action Network talks with Kelly Leonard.

Insubordinate Spaces

Guest: George Lipsitz

Professor George Lipsitz (Department of Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara) talks about his new book, co-written with Barbara Tomlinson, called "Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice."

Compassionomics

Guests: Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli

Kelly talks to Doctors Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli about their new book, "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes A Difference."

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Guest: Devora Zack

Kelly talks to CEO and author Devora Zack whose new book offers some tips and hacks for introverts who need and want to be more effective networkers.

Incompetent Male Leaders

Guest: Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Kelly talks to Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, an international authority on talent management and leadership development. His book, "Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders," looks at the science behind leadership as it relates to men and women.

Winners Take All

Guest: Anand Giridharadas

Kelly has a thought-provoking conversation with Anand Giridharadas about his new book "Winners Take All," which points the finger at philanthropists, thought leaders and business tycoons who extol social good while helping maintain the status quo.

The Person You Mean To Be

Guest: Dr. Dolly Chugh

Kelly connects with Dr. Dolly Chugh who studies implicit bias at The Stern School of Business (NYU). Her new book has some surprising and useful insights into how all of us have biases - and how we can become better builders for inclusion and equity.

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Guest: Michele Gelfand

Kelly connects with professor Michele Gelfand whose study of culture has led her to believe that our behaviors and attitudes are largely based on whether we are a product of tight cultures or loose cultures.

Getting Out of the Office

Guest: Matt Walsh

Kelly talks to Matt Walsh, the CEO of Green Stone and a business leader who has some interesting insights into the limiting effects of traditional office culture on the ability to be our most creative selves.

Marketing as Inclusion

Guest: Clive Sirkin

Kelly has a fascinating conversation with South African-born Kellogg executive Clive Sirkin who is something of an iconoclast when it comes to marketing and established business practices.

Marketing in the #FakeNews Era

Guest: Peter Horst

Kelly talks to the former CMO of Hershey's and Capital One, Peter Horst, whose new book explores how brands can no longer sit on the sidelines in an era dominated by politics, social issues an social media.

Why it Pays to Break the Rules

Guest: Francesca Gino

Kelly talks to Francesca Gino, a Harvard professor whose new book, “Rebel Talent,” highlights the unusual characteristics of our most successful innovators - including a chapter looking at the power or improvisation.

Sports, Sexism And How We Can Do Better

Guest: Sarah Spain

Kelly sits down with ESPN host and reporter Sarah Spain to talk about the future of sports, broadcasting and finding equity in both.

In Defense Of Troublemakers

Guest: Charlan Nemeth

Kelly cooks up trouble with professor Charlan Nemeth whose new book looks at the virtues of the outliers and misfits. Read further for this week’s Rule of Three.

Everybody Lies

Guest: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Kelly dials up data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz whose New York Times Bestselling book “Everybody Lies” offers some fascinating and disturbing insights into big data, little lies and the difficult search for truth in our country today.

America Needs Talent

Guest: Jamie Merisotis

Kelly talks to Jamie Merisotis who runs one of the largest private foundations in the United States that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.