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A Podcast Series From BCG

American Metamorphosis

Introducing Season Three

Today, we face vast crises in a number of arenas, from housing to health care, agriculture to AI. They are simultaneous and intersecting: A housing solution may exacerbate climate change, which threatens our food systems; an AI development could put workers at risk and lead to even higher inflation. Across sectors, it’s clear that novel solutions are needed to address urgent problems.

Only truly innovative ideas will drive sustainable progress—and embracing those ideas means embracing risk and short-term uncertainty. As we consider where and how to advance next, we reflect on our past; on moments where hope and history rhymed, and ask ourselves what we are willing to risk to move forward.

Episode Five

The Cost of Everything

Higher inflation means higher stress and insecurity. Can we lower one without the other?

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Episode Four

Better Together

Will AI render us obsolete?

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Episode Three

Ready or Not?

How to prepare for the next global health threat.

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Episode Two

3D or Not To Be

Increasing affordable housing means reimagining construction altogether.

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Episode One

Higher Perspective

Risk may be the key to innovation - if we’re willing to look.

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The Covid-19 pandemic shifted everything about the way we live, work, and move?—and in doing so exposed the cracks in foundations big and small. But is there an opportunity to rebuild what’s broken?

Episode Six

Whose Streets?

COVID made us rethink what we need from our infrastructure.

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Episode Five

Red Light, Green Light

Supply chains are more fragile than we thought.

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Episode Four

Bridging the Gap

The digital divide in classrooms continues to grow. How can we bridge the gap?

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Episode Three

Trust Fall

A majority of Americans don’t trust the government. Can we change that?

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Episode Two

Fragile Foundations

Support systems for working mothers and caregivers need strengthening.

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Episode One

A New Transition

The COVID-19 pandemic is shaping the future of work.

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Listen to the Bonus Episode

Cybercrime is on the rise, and experts say it presents one of the greatest threats to national security in the 21st century. Can we strengthen our defenses in time to prevent a calamity?

Systems Down

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The Presidential Transition has long been thought of as a peaceful transfer of power—but what happens when that peace is tested, delayed, or denied? What are the rules for a change in administration… And who decides?

Episode Six

The Butterfly Effect

Transitions empower us to envision and build a sustainable future.

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Episode Five

The Mountaintop

Administrations need to move mountains to enact transformative policy.

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Episode Four

Moonshots

New administrations can pave the way for innovation through monumental government projects.

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Episode Three

An Open Window

The first 100 days of a new administration tests a president’s priorities and competency.

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Episode Two

Goodbye, Kansas

Moments of crisis present unique challenges—and unexpected opportunities—for incoming presidents.

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The Collider

Our most consequential national security challenges reveal why we need a stronger transitions playbook.

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About the Partnership

For civil servants, forging a path forward in the coming years will require a combination of creative thinking and expert insight. That’s why Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio within The Atlantic, and Boston Consulting Group have joined hands. Through a podcast, thought leadership, and a live event, we’re exploring strategies for navigating the rigors ahead.

With special thanks to Catherine Manfre, Nidhi Sinha, Danny Werfel, and Brooke Bollyky at BCG.

Watch Assembling an Administration An AtlanticLIVE event underwritten by BCG

What does it take to set a new course for national policy and politics? In the AtlanticLIVE event, Assembling an Administration, Atlantic journalists speak with current and former government officials as well as election experts about what the on-ramp to the presidency looks like.