iGen Politics team Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi are joined by legendary stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone for a conversation about creating a career, finding opportunity and creative inspiration, and becoming the master of your own destiny. She also shares how we can keep comedy and humor alive while our country is still engaged in the fight against the pandemic.

Comedian Paula Poundstone, our guest today, will surely make you laugh. Paula Poundstone is a popular panelist on NPR’s weekly comedy quiz program Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!. She tours regularly, performing standup throughout the country. Paula was…


On this special 100th episode of iGen Politics, we welcome Joy Reid, Host of The Reid Out on MSNBC, for a look at how to maximize and use your education, and what it takes to find success as a journalist. Joy then breaks down the news of the day — from Tucker Carlson to Fox News to the state of the Republican Party — and, of course, the issues facing the next generation

After graduating from Harvard in 1991 with a degree in film studies, Joy began her career working for a business consulting firm in New York. Joy then…


Fresh off passing a historic infrastructure bill, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut joins iGen Politics team Jill and Victor for an in-depth look at how we can make our country better for the coming generations. From strengthening voting rights and the middle class, to reforming the Senate and eliminating the fillibuster, to ending the epidemic of violence gripping the nation, does Senator Murphy have the answers to the problems that face us?

Senator Chris Murphy is an outspoken advocate on gun safety, reforming democracy, and eliminating the filibuster. Senator Murphy sits on the Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Health, Education, Labor…


iGen team Jill and Victor bring on Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times to talk about his time growing up in Oregon, entering journalism, covering the most egregious human rights violations around the world, his love for traveling and languages, his book, “Tightrope,” and to look at the challenges facing the world. Will we be able to stem the rising tide of authoritarianism that endangers our national security and is violating the rights of their people? Nick has been a columnist for the New York Times since 2001, offering his readers a compassionate, first-hand view into global poverty, gender…


iGen Politics team Jill and Victor welcome back Russia and Vladimir Putin Expert Fiona Hill for a deep dive into US-Russian relations. What has changed during the transition from President Trump to President Biden? Are we destined to keep fighting the Cold War? Or can we get the world focused on peace and cooperation moving forward?

Fiona Hill is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and is hard at work on a new book due out in September, “There Is Nothing For You Here: Opportunity in An Age of Decline.” She previously served as Deputy Assistant to President Trump…

Victor Shi

Youngest delegate for Joe Biden in IL; Co-Host of Intergenerational Politics podcast; UCLA Freshman

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