Author, activist, and podcast host Baratunde Thurston. Photo: Erik Carter

Author, activist, and podcast host Baratunde Thurston. Photo: Erik Carter

Unfinished Questions

Author, activist, and podcast host Baratunde Thurston. Photo: Erik Carter
Author, activist, and podcast host Baratunde Thurston. Photo: Erik Carter

Unfinished, a 4-part virtual series, exists to open minds, create the space for possibilities and advance new solutions to the most critical challenges of our time.

Thought-leaders, culture-shapers, policy-makers and innovators reflect on the state of the world and envision the future. This unique series provokes ideas, elevates unheard voices and pursues collaborations for greater impact.

Explore the doubt and uncertainties, and imagine with the full force of your curiosity. It’s not the answers that will enable this exploration, but the questions themselves.

Join host Baratunde Thurston to engage and imagine together—what’s possible now?


Economy & Justice – Is capitalism working for you? For all? Can we reimagine a better economy? Explore these questions and this moment with CEOs, workers, activists, artists, small business owners and social innovators, alike. Featuring Aaron Huey, Abigail Disney, Darren Walker, Julián Castro, and others.

Democracy & Voice – Where do we go from here? What is the democracy of the future? A week after the U.S. presidential election, we are unsure of what the headlines will say, but we know we’ll be living in a country in need of healing. Artists and preachers, innovators and academics remind us: Who is the “we” in ‘we the people?’ What do we owe each other? When can the healing start? Featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Carrie Mae Weems, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Arthur Brooks, Versha Sharma, and other activists and artists.

Technology & Humanity – Is technology driving progress or chaos? Explore this question with technologists, impact leaders, changemakers, and artists. Includes person on the street interviews, and conversations with Andrew Yang, Rashad Robinson, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Gil Weinberg, and more.

Questions, Culture & Change – What is possible now? Culture-shapers explore the questions that guide our lives and transform our world. Featuring conversations with Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Garza, Precious Okoyomon, Anna Deavere Smith, Gina Belafonte, Alison McCauley, and other artists and thought leaders.

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Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. He’s the executive producer and host of two podcasts: How To Citizen with Baratunde and We’re Having A Moment which CNET called “the most important podcast of 2020.” He’s also the creator / host of the weekly pandemic show, Live On Lockdown. In 2019, he delivered what MSNBC’s Brian Williams called “one of the greatest TED talks of all time.”

Right now, the writer, activist and comedian is using his powerful voice to help people understand this revolutionary moment with his unique blend of insight, humor, and empathy. For more information, please visit



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