Candice Millard tells intimate stories of great leaders, digging into their most vulnerable moments to reveal their true character. She is the author of The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, about TR’s harrowing adventure in the Amazon.
Christiana Figueres makes the case for “stubborn optimism” in the face of our global climate crisis. An internationally-renowned climate change leader, she is co-author of the book The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis and co-host of the podcast Outrage & Optimism.
Baratunde Thurston describes his experiences as a Black man in nature and the influence his mother had on his positive outlook. He’s a comedian, writer, tech guru, and the host of How to Citizen with Baratunde, a podcast where he reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb.