Half of Americans say they have never met a Muslim. What’s it like to be Muslim in America today? Brian and I take to the stage at South by Southwest for a live podcast taping with guests Wajahat Ali, a New York Times contributing op-ed writer, and Mona Haydar, a Syrian-American rapper and activist. We have a frank conversation about the joys and pressures of being American Muslims, misconceptions about Islam, and how US media coverage plays into all of the above.
Check out the first episode of “America Inside Out.” I traveled through the country to explore the controversy over removing Confederate monuments.
The first episode of my National Geographic documentary series, America Inside Out, is out now! To mark the occasion, we welcome Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Bryan could have gone anywhere—he chose to move to Alabama to help confront racial disparities and reform the criminal justice system. On the pod, we discuss Bryan’s childhood experiences with school segregation, the problem with Confederate monuments, and shining a light on one of the darkest chapters in American history: the post-Civil War period of Jim Crow and lynching.
Jimmy Kimmel turned 50 recently so Katie Couric asked if she could accompany him for his first colonoscopy. While that seemed to be a very unusual request Jimmy knows that this is something Katie is passionate about and it’s an important thing to do when you’re of a certain age. So with that said, let’s watch a camera go where no camera has gone before. #StandUpToCancer
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined in the U.S. This year, it will kill an estimated 50,000 people. Their families will endure unthinkable pain, witness unbearable suffering and say goodbye far too soon. Sadly, it’s a story we both know by heart…
For the final installment in the Wonder Women series, Diane von Fürstenberg—the woman behind the iconic fashion line—welcomes us to her company’s Manhattan headquarters for a conversation about her full and colorful life. We discuss her wide-ranging philanthropy, her famous husbands, and how her brand has evolved since she appeared on the cover of Newsweek at age 29. She also tells the story of her mother, a Holocaust survivor, and how she inspired Diane’s determination to be independent. Plus, DVF explains why she believes the most important relationship in life is the one you have with yourself: “If you have that, any other relationship is a plus and not a must.”