The Dive: Experts from Harvard and Beyond Explain The World

The Dive: Experts from Harvard and Beyond Explain The World
This is The Dive. We bring you experts from Harvard, Stanford and beyond for conversations on the most pressing issues. From the coronavirus pandemic to the US election cycle and the climate crisis, this is an original news podcast for curious and inquiring thinkers.

Why Is It So Hard To Vote In America?
Oct 4 • 29 min
Voting in America is very difficult, from registering, staying registered to having the vote ultimately counted. Renowned voting rights activists and experts LaTosha Brown and Tova Wang explain how millions of Americans are left out of voting and what we…
The Truth Behind Fake News
Sep 14 • 29 min
Renée DiResta is the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory ( where she researches malign narratives online. She has advised Congress, the State Department and many other…
Why Are Female Leaders Beating The Virus?
Aug 21 • 24 min
Harvard Professor Dr.Zoe Marks explains why countries led by women have suffered six times lower death rates than those led by men.
All About Europe’s €750bn Deal
Aug 6 • 31 min
Megan Greene is a renowned economist who has gained worldwide attention, correctly predicting Greece’s financial crisis. She has advised central banks and governments in the US, Europe, and Japan. In this episode, she breaks down why this deal is historic…
Making The Vaccine: What Does It Take and When Will We Get It?
Jul 26 • 33 min
Dr. Dan Barouch is leading Harvard’s efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine together with Johnson and Johnson. In today’s conversation, we sat down to talk about what this journey has been like, how we get to the finish line, and when we will finally…
Who’s Protecting America’s Workers?
Jul 6 • 35 min
Sharon Block directs the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, which focuses on the world of work and its impacts on society. She has had a long career in public service, including eight years working for the Obama White House. In this…
Why These Protests Are Like No Other
Jun 21 • 54 min
Timothy Patrick McCarthy is an award winning historian whose work focuses on human rights and social movements. He teaches at Harvard Kennedy School and was also a founding member of President Obama’s LGBT Leadership Council. In this episode he discusses…
Defund the Police, Systemic Racism & Criminal Justice Reform
Jun 15 • 49 min
Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the context behind calls to defund the police, systemic racism and America’s urgent need for criminal justice reform.
Harvard President, Larry Bacow, on leading Harvard through Covid-19
May 27 • 45 min
Harvard President, Larry Bacow, talks candidly about leading the University through Covid, why the endowment is more complicated than we think, and the future of education.
Viralized Injustice: American Health and Democracy
May 20 • 39 min
Cornell William Brooks is the former president of the NAACP. He is a civil rights attorney, an ordained minister and a professor of the practice of public leadership and social justice at the Harvard Kennedy School.
The Presidential Race Goes Online
Apr 24 • 40 min
Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, CBS News Contributor, and president of House Majority PAC talks about the challenges and opportunities of digital campaigning, data versus intuition, and the Trump/Biden race.
Antibodies, Immunity & the Endgame
Apr 18 • 32 min
Harvard epidemiologist Dr.Michael Mina explains why antibodies are receiving the news hype they are, why immunity is complicated in this case and how close to the endgame we are
The Supply Challenge: Masks, Tests, and the Vaccine
Apr 9 • 34 min
Health Economist Amitabh Chandra is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Chandra is also a member of the…
Coronavirus: Responding to the 50 State Disaster
Apr 3 • 24 min
Juliette Kayyem is a Harvard professor, CNN analyst & former assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Coronavirus: Saving The Economy
Mar 24 • 20 min
Harvard Professor Jason Furman, President Obama’s Chief Economist, explains how to save the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.