Featuring President Clinton’s wide range of interests and well-known intellectual curiosity through relatable conversations and stories with some of the most interesting people he knows about the ideas and issues that shape our interconnected world.
Whether taking a leap of faith to pursue a new path or overcoming an unforeseen obstacle, we all reach crossroads in our lives where we have to figure out what’s next. But no one should ever assume that their best, most productive days are behind them.
Presidential elections have taken place in America every four years since 1788, but the 2020 election was unlike anything we had experienced before. Amid a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a long overdue reckoning with systemic racism, Americans made their votes and voices heard in record numbers, electing the historic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Yet even after the results made clear that he had lost, Donald Trump tried to overturn the results of the free and fair election and undermine the public’s faith in our system—eventually leading to the assault on the Capitol on January 6.
In commemoration of Presidents Day, President Bill Clinton traces the evolution of the presidency from America’s founding through modern history and explores how the best presidents used the office to build an America that more closely resembled our highest ideals and aspirations.
From the time the first U.S. cases of the coronavirus began to be reported a year ago, America found itself in a battle against two interconnected diseases. The first, COVID-19, has now claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and completely upended the ways we live, work, and interact with each other. And the second is a major reason why COVID-19 has had such a devastating toll: the spread of misinformation to downplay the seriousness of the virus.
After a year in which people across the world have been forced to improvise and some of the most fundamental ideas and foundations of our society have been challenged, there may be no better art form to explain these times than America’s original music, jazz. In fact, jazz may be the best way to explain democracy itself and how we can find harmony with one another to emerge as a more inclusive, kinder, and equitable nation.
President Bill Clinton is a master at using storytelling to explain complex issues and highlight our common humanity. To hear him tell it, this comes from growing up in a family where everyone had a story, but in order to tell one, you first needed to listen. In this new podcast, hear President Clinton share stories and ideas with some of the most fascinating people of our time as they make sense of the issues and events that continue to shape our interconnected world.
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“Why Am I Telling You This? with Bill Clinton” is a co-production of iHeartRadio, the Clinton Foundation, and At Will Media and is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network.
Our executive producers are Craig Minassian from the Clinton Foundation and Will Malnati from At Will Media.
Our production team for the Clinton Foundation includes Tom Galton, Sara Horowitz, and Angel Ureña, with support from Corey Ganssley, Omar Faroul, Francesca Ernst-Kahn, Liz Raftery, and Tyler Scott.
Our production team for At Will Media includes Jaymeson Catsouphes and Mitch Bluestein with mixing by Jake Young, production coordination by Latavia Young and original music by Watt White.
Special thanks to John Sykes, Tina Flournoy, Jon Davidson, Rich Vickers, Oscar Flores, Bob Barnett, Michael O’Connor, Kevin Thurm and all of our dedicated staff and partners at the Clinton Foundation.