Welcome to The 2023 Podcast

It is spring of 2023, humankind overcame and stopped the corona epidemic in 2021. After curfews, travel restrictions, social distancing, sickness and death of loved ones, friends, acquaintances and personalities of contemporary history the world returned to normal.

What will our life look like in in spring 2023 – after Corona? What innovations will the virus bring to the world and our very own everyday life? How are we dealing with the shock, suddenly having realized how vulnerable we are, that our personal freedom – after lockdowns and socialization bans – is not always guaranteed, that food and disinfectants can be rare and out of stock.

In this podcast, the host Agnes Kunkel will discuss with her guests from various backgrounds  the different  outcomes of the corona pandemic for our future in politics, economy, urban planning, our private and everyday life, health systems, culture, digitization, mass surveillance and privacy.

LATEST PODCASTS

Episode12

Public Transit in 2023 with Paul Comfort

Public transport has been hit hard by COVID-19. With ridership significantly down, leading to considerable financial distress for public transport operators. The good news: there is growing evidence that public transport riders do not face higher infection risk than anyone else.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, most public transport operators have quickly stepped up and taken concrete action to make transit systems COVID-safe for staff and passengers. Paul Comfort, an expert on leadership, transportation infrastructure and trends, and former CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), explains how we must keep the momentum going to preserve the appeal of public transport, for the sake of public health, economic recovery, and environmental sustainability.

Episode11

Smart Collaboration in 2023 with Heidi Gardner

In 2023 companies and employees are no longer only working from the headquarters or offices. Also, the way business partners collaborate has changed. Everyone in the business world is more aware of the depth and value another person contributes to their collaboration. To know how and why collaboration became essential in 2023, listen to our episode with guest Heidi Gardner, the distinguished professor at Harvard Business School.

Episode10

Gender Equality in 2023 with Titan Alon

Men and women are facing different realities in light of this pandemic. Even without a crisis, caring responsibilities usually fall heavily on women. The situation for single parents can be even more difficult, especially when having to juggle working from home and caring for children alone.
Host Agnes Kunkel and Titan Alon, Assistant Professor at UC San Diego for Economics, putting forward ideas for policymakers to take the gender perspective into account when it comes to making important decisions during and after the pandemic that will affect all our lives. And with fathers spending more time at home, it could be an opportunity for them to engage more in caring for their children.

Episode9

Remote Work and Cyber Security in 2023 with James Fair

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, most organizations made a quick transition to a remote workforce. This has also created new security vulnerabilities. In 2023, attackers will still seek to exploit the gaps opened when telecommuting employees use insecure devices and networks. Listen to James Fair, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations of Executech, why security is one of the top priorities to consider while shifting to remote work and how to maintain awareness and overall work hygiene of all employees, for now and in the future.

OUR TEAM

Stefan Hock

Agnes Kunkel

Stephanie Scholz

Stefan Stefanovic

Laila Elsawi

Patrizia Peitler

Stefan Hock

Agnes Kunkel

Stefan Hock

Agnes Kunkel

Stefan Hock

Agnes Kunkel

Stefan Hock

Agnes Kunkel

Stefan Hock

Agnes Kunkel

Stefan Hock

Agnes Kunkel

Stephanie Scholz

Stefan Stefanovic

Laila Elsawi

Patrizia Peitler

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