Whose Century Is It?: Ideas, trends & twists shaping the world in the 21st century


"Whose Century Is It?" explores ideas, trends and twists shaping the 21st century. Is this century China's, or once again America's, or someone else's entirely? It's too early to say; but creator and host Mary Kay Magistad offers interviews, stories and perspectives from around the world that provide informative— and often surprising— ways to think about the question. Mary Kay is a former NPR and PRI foreign correspondent and Asia hand who has reported from some 40 countries, on both sides of the turn of the 21st century.


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Title: Modern slavery in your grocery cart

Modern slavery in your grocery cart

April 3rd, 2019

Next time you sip your tea or bite into a bar of chocolate, or load up your grocery cart with other treats, spare a thought for the underpaid or unpaid… Go to Episode

Wizards, Prophets & the Fate of the Earth

January 11th, 2019

We're pretty clever, we humans, but we ignore unintended consequences at our peril -- like climate change, after a couple of centuries of fossil fuel-driven… Go to Episode

Sci Fi Future

December 2nd, 2018

In the imagined world of novelist Eliot Peper's near-term future in such books as Bandwidth and Borderless, San Diego's burning, polar ice caps have… Go to Episode

Why half the world's languages may disappear in this century

April 7th, 2018

Embedded in each language is a reflection of life as lived by its speakers, over thousands of years. And when a language disappears, that embedded knowledge… Go to Episode