On Monday, July 2, we're proud to re-launch The Agenda in the Summer, hosted by Piya Chattopadhyay, in a brand new format. We'll be broadcasting new and original Agenda content, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (and again from 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.), all throughout the summer.
Here's what The Agenda in the Summer is all about: From July 2 through August 31, Piya will be hosting a special series of in-depth one-on-one interviews, produced by Mary Taws and Eric Bombicino, on a wide array of topics. From literature, to the collapse of globalism, to homophobia in the NHL, to our relationship with food, to Internet freedom, to war photography, to ... look, you're just going to have to tune in. We've got a little bit of everything in store for you this summer. As you've come to expect from us.
The biggest changes? Piya, of course, and half-hour episodes. Many of our guests, however, will join us over two days, for two separate and distinct conversations. So if you miss part one, fret not, part two will stand alone.
Are you excited? You should be excited. I'm pretty excited.
Here's who you'll see on The Agenda in the Summer: Carmen Aguirre, Louise Arbour, Margaret Atwood, Jennifer Baichwal, Measha Brueggergosman, Dean Buonomano, Brian Burke, Guy Delisle, Misha Glenny, Adam Gopnik, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chris Hedges, Mark Kingwell, Brian Knappenberger, Jeanette Kong, Rebecca MacKinnon, Don McCullin, Kelly McGonigal, David Mirvish, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Sandra Day O'Connor, Bruce Philp, Jeremy Rifkin, David Rothkopf, John Ralston Saul, Rebecca Saxe, Jamie Swift, Don Tapscott, and Ronald Wright.
Wait, there's more: We've got a web-exclusive video series that we're launching on July 2, too, called "Imagining the Future." Our guests will tell us what their field of expertise – whether it's literature, theatre, or neuroscience – will look like in 20 years.
Each guest will have a blog post associated with their appearance on the program, and, on that post, you'll be able to find a short clip from their interview, web-exclusive video as part of our "Imagining the Future" series, and a detailed bio.
It's going to be a great summer.