What Could Possibly Go Right? explores ways all of us can see more clearly, act more courageously, and serve the common good. In the midst of everything that’s going wrong, podcast host Vicki Robin looks for glimpses of the possibilities that may be emerging.


#56 | BEING A GREEN DREAMER AND REALIGNING OUR DEEPEST YEARNINGS

Kamea Chayne is a Hakka-Taiwanese creative, writer, the author of Thrive, and the host of the Green Dreamer podcast. Known for her perceptive commentary and incisive questioning, she’s interviewed over 200 sustainability, social justice, and public health thought leaders.

building resilient societies


#55 | FINDING THE THIRD SIDE FOR UNITY IN CONFLICT

William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s best-known practitioners of negotiation and mediation. William is co-author of Getting to Yes, a fifteen-million-copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages, and most recently author of the award-winning Getting to Yes with Yourself.

depolarization, building resilient societies


#54 | DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS AND BEING A GOOD ANCESTOR

Kate Raworth is an economist focused on making economics fit for 21st century realities. She is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab.

Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher and author. His books include The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World, Empathy, The Wonderbox, and Carpe Diem Regained.

empathy, doughnut economics


#53 | SEEKING SERENITY ALONGSIDE ACTIVISM

Our host Vicki Robin takes a turn in the hot seat, asking herself “What Could Possibly Go Right?” After more than 50 episodes in the program, Vicki reflects on the emerging themes and shares thoughts as a cultural scout.

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#52 | FINDING CONNECTION IN A DESTABILIZING DIGITAL REALM

Douglas Rushkoff—author, documentarian, and host of the Team Human podcast—makes a return appearance to the series with fresh insights on our core question of What Could Possibly Go Right?

digital technologies, human relationships


#51 | YOUTH AT THE FOREFRONT OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Dany Sigwalt, Executive Director at Power Shift Network, has spent much of her career moving between movement building and youth leadership development, working to marry the two into one cohesive strategic reality.

climate justice movements, mutual aid networks


#50 | MAKING OUR HEARTS PUBLIC IN CLIMATE CONVERSATION

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and co-host of the podcast, A Matter of Degrees. Dr. Wilkinson co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of women leading on climate.

climate justice movements, empowering women


#49 | POLITICAL POLARIZATION, COMMITMENT TO GOODWILL, AND REAWAKENING THE NONVIOLENT SPIRIT

John Wood, Jr. is a national leader for Braver Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, musical artist and a noted writer and speaker on issues of political and racial reconciliation.

American politics, democracy


#48 | EXPANDING PERMACULTURE LITERACY FOR RESILIENCE AND REGENERATION

Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development field for 25 years

permaculture, building resilient food systems


#47 | REWEAVING THE PATTERNS OF MEANING IN OUR CIVILIZATION

Jeremy Lent is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. He is the founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth.

ecological civilization, rebuilding resilient societies


#46 | FLIPPING THE SCRIPT ON WORK, CONSUMPTION, AND DEMOCRACY

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, a member of the MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network, and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream. Schor’s research focuses on consumption, time use, and environmental sustainability.

consumption, economic inequality


#45 | FOSTERING CIVIC IMAGINATION AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Eric Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Citizen University. He also directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship & American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, and served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President’s deputy domestic policy adviser.

American citizenship, building resilient societies


#44 | CURATING DIVERSE VOICES TO CO-CREATE NEW FUTURES

Christabel Rose Reed is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and activist. She is on a mission to link inner transformation with social change and empower people to embark on the entwined journey of inner and outer healing. In 2015, Christabel and her sister Ruby founded Advaya, the London-based system change initiative that organizes around the principles of radical regeneration and joyful revolution.

cultural change, imagination


#43 | CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH POWER

Richard Heinberg is an author, Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute, and widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost educators on the need to transition society off fossil fuels. Since 2002, Richard has spoken to hundreds of public, government, and business audiences around the world, and has made countless appearances on radio and television.

power, building resilient societies