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, we look for glimpses of the possibilities that may be emerging.


#35 | THE INEXORABLE MARCH OF PROGRESS

Hailing from Celina, Tennessee, Trae Crowder is a standup comedian, writer, and self-proclaimed “Liberal Redneck.” Trae gained national attention (or notoriety, depending on your viewpoint) with his viral video rants and has been performing and touring his particular brand of Southern-fried intellectual comedy for over a decade.

depolarization, social change


#34 | NOURISHING AND SUSTAINING OURSELVES THROUGH POETRY

Ellen Bass is an award-winning poet, author, and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Bass founded poetry workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and the Santa Cruz, California jails, and teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University.

poetry, climate grief


#33 | CULTIVATING A NEW ETHOS

Dr. Jem Bendell is the Founder of the Deep Adaptation Forum and a Professor of Sustainability Leadership with the University of Cumbria. He works as a researcher, educator, and advisor on social and organizational change, with over 25 years of experience in sustainable development initiatives in over 20 countries.

deep adaptation, building resilient societies


#32 | THE PARIS AGREEMENT, NEOLIBERAL CAPITALISM, AND CARBON QUANTITATIVE EASING

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times best-selling science fiction writer. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Ministry For The Future, the best-selling Mars trilogy, and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312.

building resilient societies, science fiction


#31 | A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS

Michelle Singletary is an author and award-winning personal finance columnist. She writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column “The Color of Money,” which appears in The Washington Post.

economic racism, polarization


#30 | FOSTERING INTERCONNECTION AND COMPASSION

Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, founder of Earth Activist Training, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism.

permaculture, regenerative systems


#29 | A WAY OF BEING

Host Vicki Robin shares her motivation for creating this series and what she hopes to find as we embark on a new set of interviews. 

building resilient societies, cultural stories


#28 | FINDING THE OTHERS

Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, his twenty books include the recently published Team Human, based on his podcast.

building resilient societies, media


#27 | BUILDING ANEW ON MORAL FOUNDATIONS

Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., is an Author, Moral Philosopher, and Environmental Advocate. She served as Distinguished Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Oregon State University, where she wrote award-winning books about cultural and moral relations.

building resilient societies, media


#26 | CREATIVE RESILIENCE IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

Julian Brave NoiseCat is Vice President of Policy & Strategy for Data for Progress and Narrative Change Director for the Natural History Museum. He is a Fellow of the Type Media Center, NDN Collective, and the Center for Humans and Nature.

indigenous communities, rebuilding resilient communities


#25 | TUNING IN TO THE NATURAL WORLD

Judith D. Schwartz is an author who tells stories to explore and illuminate scientific concepts and cultural nuance. She takes a clear-eyed look at global environmental, economic, and social challenges, and finds insights and solutions in natural systems.

ecosystem restoration, regenerative agriculture


#24 | DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT

Thom Hartmann has been the nation’s #1 progressive talk show host for over a decade. His program is live daily on radio stations, TV simulcasts, and online all across the United States. He is also a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of 24 books in print.

American politics, democracy


#23 | THE COLLAPSE OF THE HOUSE THAT WAS BUILT THROUGH COLONIALISM

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti holds a Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She has extensive experience working across sectors internationally in areas related to global justice, global citizenship, and Indigenous and community engagement.

Indigenous knowledge, decolonization


#22 | A BROKEN ECONOMIC SYSTEM, THE POWER OF INTERSECTIONALITY, AND WHY GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION

Kumi Naidoo is recognized internationally as a forceful advocate for human rights, gender equity, and economic and environmental justice. An activist in South Africa during its struggle against apartheid, his long career of commitment to people and the planet has included serving as Executive Director of Greenpeace International and as Secretary General of Amnesty International.

social activism, intersectionalism