The Future of Defense
with Secretary Ash Carter
July 15, 2019
Ashton Carter, the 25th Secretary of Defense and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, joins to talk about his tremendous career, public service, and new book Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon.
Season 2 – Available Now
Season 2 Trailer
March 25th with Richard Clarke
EP12 | The Future of Nuclear Arms Control
April 8th with Secretary Ernest Moniz
EP13 | The Future of Gene Editing, Part 1
April 15th with Dr. Jennifer Doudna
EP14 | The Future of Gene Editing, Part 2
April 22nd with Jamie Metzl
EP15 | The Future of War
April 29th with Michèle Flournoy
EP16 | The Future of Peace
May 6th with Ambassador William J. Burns
EP17 | The Future of Artificial Intelligence
May 13th with Amy Webb
EP18 | The Future of Terrorism
May 20th with Will Wechsler of The Atlantic Council and Charles Lister of The Middle East Institute
EP19 | The Future of Hacking Democracy, Part 1
May 27th with Laura Rosenberger
EP20 | The Future of Hacking Democracy, Part 2
June 3rd with Simon Rosenberg
EP21 | The Future of Quantum Computing
June 10th with Konstantinos Karagiannis
EP22 | The Future of the Planet
June 17th with Gina McCarthy
EP23 | The Future of Cyber War
July 1st with Dmitri Alperovitch and Rob Knake
EP24 | The Future of Privacy and Surveillance
July 8th with Jon Callas
EP25 | The Future of Defense
July 15th with Secretary Ash Carter
Season 1 – Available Now
EP01 | America’s Greatest Political Analyst
September 10th with President Bill Clinton
EP02 | Is Terrorism Still a Threat?
September 10th with Nick Rasmussen & Mike Sheehan
EP03 | The Incredible Shrinking Superpower
September 17th with Ambassador Susan Rice
EP04 | Nuclear Deals and Dealing with Nukes
September 24th with Ambassador Wendy Sherman
EP05 | Fascism in the 21st Century
October 1st with Secretary Madeleine Albright
EP06 | Assault on the Media
October 8th with Brian Ross & Rhonda Schwartz
EP07 | Is Nuclear War Back?
October 15th with Fred Kaplan & David Schwartz
EP08 | Cyber War and Defending Democracy
October 22nd with Rob Knake and Eric Rosenbach
EP09 | Veterans in Congress
October 29th with Congressman Seth Moulton
EP10 | Jobs in the New Economy
November 2nd with Governor Terry McAuliffe
EP11 | The Constitution at Risk
November 6th with Richard Clarke
Season 1 Highlights
April 1st with Richard Clarke
The Future of Privacy and Surveillance
with Jon Callas
July 8, 2019
Jon Callas, Senior Technology Fellow at the ACLU and security and encryption expert joins to talk about the ever growing capabilities of the surveillance state and the need for better policies to maintain privacy under the gaze of big brother and little brother.
The Future of Cyber War
with Dmitri Alperovitch and Rob Knake
July 1, 2019
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., and Rob Knake, cyber security policy expert discuss current tensions in cyberspace, how companies and the government are (or should be) gaining an edge in defense, and talk about Clarke and Knake’s new book, The Fifth Domain.
The Future of The Planet
with Gina McCarthy
June 17, 2019
Gina McCarthy, former EPA administrator and director of the Harvard Chan School’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) joins to talk about the senseless trade and environmental policies of the Trump administration and how we should be combating climate change, because it may not be too late.
The Future of Quantum Computing
with Konstantinos Karagiannis
June 10, 2019
Konstantinos Karagiannis, Head of NYC Hacking Lab and AD of Tech Consulting at Protiviti brings his expertise to discuss quantum computing, a technology with the potential to completely upend the way computers intersect with our lives.
The Future of Hacking Democracy, Part 2
with Simon Rosenberg
June 3, 2019
Simon Rosenberg, founder and president of the New Democratic Network and the New Policy Institute discusses the evolution of social media disinformation campaigns that impacted the 2016 and 2018 elections, how he and his colleagues worked with tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to combat foreign-source accounts, bots, and trolls online.He shares ideas on how campaigns, candidates, and the government should be preparing for the next round of interference in the 2020 elections.
The Future of Hacking Democracy, Part 1
with Laura Rosenberger
May 27, 2019
Laura Rosenberger, Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States discusses how her organization is tracking and combating online information manipulation campaigns that affect democracies around the world.
The Future of Terrorism
with Will Wechsler and Charles Lister
May 20th, 2019
Terrorism experts Will Wechsler and Charles Lister join to discuss the state of counterterrorism efforts by the Trump administration, events in Syria and Iraq, the defeat of ISIS and trends in global jihadism.
The Future of Artificial Intelligence
with Amy Webb
May 13th, 2019
Amy Webb, Professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute talks with Richard Clarke about advances in Artificial Intelligence and her new book The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity.
The Future of Peace
with Ambassador William J. Burns
May 6th, 2019
Ambassador William Burns, former United States Deputy Secretary of State and Dick Clarke discuss American diplomacy and its status in the current administration. Amb. Burns shares his experiences from an unparalleled career in the foreign service and insights on what we need to do to foster a future of peace where diplomacy remains the tool of first resort.
The Future of War
with Michèle Flournoy
April 29, 2019
Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense and Dick Clarke discuss the near-term and long-term outlook for the United States Department of Defense and the potential for “hyperwar.” With a budget over $700 billion, is the US maintaining military superiority over our adversaries, like Russia and China? Some experts are not convinced. How will rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence, unmanned weapons systems, and cyber war, change the Pentagon capabilities and policies?
The Future of Gene Editing, Part 2
with Jamie Metzl
April 22, 2019
Jamie Metzl is a technology futurist and geopolitical expert. He is the author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity. In February 2019, he was appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on developing global standards for the governance and oversight of human genome editing.
The Future of Gene Editing, Part 1
with Dr. Jennifer Doudna
April 15, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry at UC Berkeley and her colleagues developed a simple way of editing the DNA of any organism. For the first time, humanity is about to take control of their own evolution, raising ethical, sociological, political and national security implications. In the first podcast of a two part discussion, Richard Clarke and Dr. Doudna discuss the monumental implications of CRISPR-Cas9 A technology which has opened the floodgates of possibility for human and non-human applications of gene editing, including assisting researchers in the fight against some of humanity’s most harmful diseases.
The Future of Nuclear Arms Control
with Secretary Ernest Moniz
April 8, 2019
Former Department of Energy Secretary and current CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative discusses the future of nuclear arms control and the frightening possibility of nuclear war in the 21st century.
Season 1 Highlights
April 1, 2019
In Season 1, we spoke with experts about some of the issues Americans should be thinking about in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections and how these issues will impact our Future State. Enjoy the highlights from each of these conversations, including Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Susan Rice and many others.
Season 2 Trailer
with Richard Clarke
March 25, 2019
Future State is looking at who and what is shaping tomorrow, today. This season we will be tackling the issues at that intersection of technology, politics, and national security, and we will be talking to some of the most fascinating people on the front lines of these issues. Join us for Season 2, starting April 8th. Sign up now wherever you get your podcasts.
The Constitution at Risk
With Richard Clarke
November 6th, 2018
President Trump’s actions are a risk to the Constitution, but we’re all growing increasingly numb to the threats. What can we do to defend this sacrosanct document? Future State host Richard Clarke gives his thoughts on the dangers we face.
The New Economy
With Special Guest Governor Terry McAuliffe
November 2nd, 2018
Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe discusses the transformation of the U.S. economy and what policymakers need to do to ensure that the middle class can prosper.
Veterans in Congress
With Special Guest Congressman Seth Moulton
October 29th, 2018
Congressman Seth Moulton speaks on what it means to be a veteran on Capitol Hill, and on recruiting more veterans to run for office. We look at how the U.S. prioritizes defense spending, and talk about whether we’re doing enough to support veterans.
Cyber War and Defending Democracy
With Special Guests Rob Knake and Eric Rosenbach
October 22nd, 2018
Cyber experts Rob Knake and Eric Rosenbach speak on the ability of political actors to conduct foreign policy in the cyber domain. We look at the impacts that we have seen so far on infrastructure and the election system, how we can thwart future attempts on our digital democracy, and how we can prevent a full-fledged cyber war.
Is Nuclear War Back?
With Special Guests Fred Kaplan and David Schwartz
October 15th, 2018
Fred Kaplan and David Schwartz,preeminent experts on nuclear strategy, discuss the reemergence of the nuclear threat and where we go from here.
Assault on the Media
With Special Guests Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz
October 8th, 2018
Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz, two award winning investigative journalists, talk about the dangers of a President waging a war on the media and what it’s like to fall into his crosshairs.
Fascism in the 21st Century
With Special Guest Madeleine Albright
October 1st, 2018
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sits down to speak on the parallels of modern day nationalism to the fascism that threatened Western democracy in the 1930’s. Do we have to worry about the rise of fascism?
Nuclear Deals and Dealing with Nukes
With Special Guest Wendy Sherman
September 24th, 2018
Former Ambassador Wendy Sherman illuminates the past and present of U.S.-Iran and U.S.-North Korea relations, whether there exists a path for peace, and how we get there.
The Incredible Shrinking Superpower
With Special Guest Susan Rice
September 17th, 2018
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor Susan Rice reflects on watching America’s power on the global stage be washed away by an American president.
Is Terrorism Still a Threat?
With Special Guests Nick Rasmussen & Michael Sheehan
September 10th, 2018
Two people who have led America’s efforts against terrorism—Nick Rasmussen and Michael Sheehan—address the current threat and when and how it will end.
America’s Greatest Political Analyst
With Special Guest Bill Clinton
September 10th, 2018
America’s greatest political analyst—President Bill Clinton—speaks on the 2018 election, cyber war, and more.
About Richard Clarke
Richard Clarke did thirty years of government service in the White House, State Department, and the Pentagon. He was America’s top counterterrorism official for Presidents Clinton and Bush (43). He was the nation’s first cyber czar. Earlier, President Bush (41) nominated and the Senate confirmed Dick for Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs. In the Reagan Administration he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence. On 9-11, Dick served as the national crisis manager from the White House.
Since leaving government, Dick served on President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Technology and on the governor’s cyber commission in New York and Virginia. He taught for five years at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and for fifteen years was an on-air ABC News national security consultant. He has published eight books, including four novels and a number one New York Times best seller in non-fiction. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute. He is CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management.