Why Am I Telling You This?
A podcast from the Clinton Foundation
This podcast explores the stories of the people, issues, and events that shape our work and our world. President Bill Clinton is a master at using storytelling to explain complex issues and bring people closer together. 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.
Inspired by these ideas, this podcast series will feature conversations with Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation staff, partners, and special guests from across society as they share their unique experiences and stories to help explain the factors shaping our interconnected world — and why we should be optimistic about its future.
In the season finale of “Why Am I Telling You This?,” President Bill Clinton welcomes the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a candid conversation with NPR legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg.
Episode #8: Finding Common Ground: A Conversation with President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and Presidential Leadership Scholars
In this special episode, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush share their perspectives on leadership and finding common ground throughout their lives in public service.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that on average, nearly 130 people a day die of opioid overdoses across America, and millions more are in need of treatment.
In advance of National Recovery Month, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Harm Reduction Coalition Board Member and Clinton Foundation partner Julie Stampler join President Bill Clinton to discuss how we can fight this escalating crisis.
President Bill Clinton and three-time Olympic gold medalist and NCAA women’s basketball championship coach Dawn Staley share stories of perseverance, leadership, and how, given the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s fight for equal pay, women’s sports are about much more than playing a game.
In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, America is reacting as we have come to expect. Thoughts and prayers are offered, as they should be. Communities come together, as they should, in vigils to remember those lost and injured and to remind ourselves that we shouldn’t keep letting this happen.
In this episode, pioneering physician, anthropologist, and Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer joins Chelsea Clinton to talk about his life’s work to deliver quality, comprehensive health care and fight devastating diseases in some of the poorest places on Earth.
In this special episode for Independence Day, President Bill Clinton traces the evolution of the presidency from America’s founding through the present day and explores how the best presidents used the office to build an America that more closely resembled our highest ideals and aspirations.
In this episode, Chelsea Clinton speaks with Stonewall Inn co-owner, Kurt Kelly, about the history of the Stonewall Inn, the modern LGBTQ+ movement, NYPD’s first formal apology for the raid, and how the Stonewall Gives Back Initiative is mobilizing LGBTQ+ communities in the United States. Plus, meet our Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) alum, Katie Sgarro who is helping LGBTQ+ asylum seekers find safe, immigrant-friendly services though her organization, AsylumConnect.
In this episode, Chelsea Clinton sits down with Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and Dr. Susan Neuman, New York University Professor of Childhood and Literacy Education, to share stories and strategies on how to help every child reach their full potential.
In this preview, Stonewall Inn owner Kurt Kelly shares with Chelsea Clinton his emotional reaction to the New York City Police Department’s first formal apology issued this week for the Stonewall raid almost 50 years ago. Listen to our full episode on LGBTQ equality and pride coming later this June.