Escape From Earth: The Billionaire Space Race
A new age of space exploration is upon us. The race is on — with billionaires leading the way. But China and Russia are not far behind. New technologies, geopolitical maneuvering and entrepreneurial ambitions make this very different from the space race of the 1960s. WATCH NOW
The Internet Changed (Almost) Everything
An ode to all the things we left behind when the internet subsumed our lives. Part nostalgia tour (goodbye Rolodex and actual surprises at high school reunions) and part conversation about the profound changes to our culture (RIP, privacy and memory). WATCH NOW
Work Isn't Working
The “Great Resignation” signaled to many that workers have reached the end of their patience. Low-pay jobs, hollowed-out benefits and, for many, work that comes with brutal moral and physical concessions. We call their work “essential,” and they carry the burden of inequality for the more privileged among us. WATCH NOW
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About the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.