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.

Latest episodes

Episode #7: The Opioid Crisis in America - Working Together to Save Lives

Episode #7: The Opioid Crisis in America – Working Together to Save Lives

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.

Episode #6: Dawn Staley Has the Courage to Compete

Episode #6: Dawn Staley Has the Courage to Compete

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.

Special Episode - President Bill Clinton: Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban Now

Special Episode – President Bill Clinton: Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban Now

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.

Episode #5: Paul Farmer Fights for Global Health Equity

Episode #5: Paul Farmer Fights for Global Health Equity

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.

Episode #4: Special Episode — “We, the People”

Episode #4: Special Episode — “We, the People”

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.

Episode #3: Stonewall50: Pride, Progress, and the Future Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights

Episode #3: Stonewall50: Pride, Progress, and the Future Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights

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.

Episode #2: Too Small to Fail

Episode #2: Too Small to Fail

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.

Episode Preview: An apology for the Stonewall raid – 50 years in the making

Episode Preview: An apology for the Stonewall raid – 50 years in the making

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.

Episode #1: José Andrés Controls the Fire

Episode #1: José Andrés Controls the Fire

In recent years, the world has been hit by larger and more frequent natural disasters – the devastating consequence of climate change, with an immense human toll – and scientists predict it will only get worse. In the wake of these crises, responding quickly and understanding the challenges and needs facing people and communities is critical.
In this episode, President Bill Clinton sits down with chef, humanitarian, and Clinton Foundation partner José Andrés as he shares stories of working in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Mozambique to provide hot meals, human dignity, and hope after catastrophe hits—and how he found his passion in cooking.