Why Am I Telling You This?

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Bill Clinton is a master at using storytelling to explain complex issues and bring people closer together. To hear him tell it, this comes from growing up in a family where everyone had a story, but in order to tell one, you first needed to listen. Inspired by these ideas, this series will feature conversations with Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation staff, partners and special guests from across society as they share their unique experiences and stories to help explain the factors shaping our interconnected world – and why we should be optimistic about its future.

Episode Date
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Argues For A More Perfect Union

In the season finale of “Why Am I Telling You This?,” President Bill Clinton welcomes the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a candid conversation with NPR legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg. Justice Ginsburg shares stories from her quarter century on the nation’s highest court, her distinguished career fighting gender discrimination, what it’s like to serve among her fellow “sisters in law,” and her pop culture ascendance. In his special introduction, President Clinton shares what set her apart in his decision to nominate her to the Supreme Court of the United States.

This conversation was recorded live in Little Rock as a part of the Clinton Presidential Center’s Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series. More: https://wjcf.co/2mnDfuK

Oct 17, 2019
Finding Common Ground: A Conversation with President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and Presidential Leadership Scholars

In this special episode, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush share their perspectives on leadership and finding common ground throughout their lives in public service.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, this episode features a prerecorded conversation with President Clinton and President Bush at the 2019 graduation ceremony, moderated by the George W. Bush Institute’s Executive Director Holly Kuzmich. They are joined by two scholars—Lisa Hallett, CEO of wear blue: run to remember, and Jay Bhatt, SVP and CMO of the American Hospital Association—who are applying lessons learned from the program to enhance their own work to improve their communities.

With an introduction from 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar Dilafruz Khonikboyeva, the conversation celebrates the network of doctors, veterans, corporate professionals, attorneys, public servants, educators, and more from across the country who have come together to collaborate and make a difference in the world, strengthened by lessons in leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Sep 12, 2019
The Opioid Crisis in America: Working Together to Save Lives
Aug 29, 2019
Dawn Staley Has the Courage to Compete
Aug 15, 2019
President Bill Clinton: Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban Now
Aug 08, 2019
Paul Farmer Fights for Global Health Equity
Jul 25, 2019
Special Episode: “We, the People”
In this special episode for Independence Day, President Bill Clinton traces the evolution of the presidency from America’s founding through the present day and explores how the best presidents used the office to build an America that more closely resembled our highest ideals and aspirations. The episode features President Clinton’s keynote speech from this year’s Presidential Ideas Festival at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center with commentary by David Blight, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and professor of American History at Yale University. Professor Blight says the speech is a “rare blend of learned history and lived experience ... This speech is a reminder of what the future of the institution of the presidency can still be.”
Jul 03, 2019
Stonewall 50: Pride, Progress, and the Future Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
In this episode, Chelsea Clinton speaks with Stonewall Inn co-owner, Kurt Kelly, about the history of the Stonewall Inn, the modern LGBTQ+ movement, NYPD’s first formal apology for the raid, and how the Stonewall Gives Back Initiative is mobilizing LGBTQ+ communities in the United States. Plus, meet our Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) alum, Katie Sgarro who is helping LGBTQ+ asylum seekers find safe, immigrant-friendly services though her organization, AsylumConnect. Her CGI U commitment led to the advancement of the first online resource database of its kind in the United States.
Jun 27, 2019
Too Small to Fail
In this episode, Chelsea Clinton sits down with Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and Dr. Susan Neuman, New York University Professor of Childhood and Literacy Education, to share stories and strategies on how to help every child reach their full potential.
Jun 17, 2019
Ep Preview: An apology for the Stonewall raid – 50 years in the making
In this preview, Stonewall Inn owner Kurt Kelly shares with Chelsea Clinton his emotional reaction to the New York City Police Department's first formal apology issued this week for the Stonewall raid almost 50 years ago. Listen to our full episode on LGBTQ equality and pride coming later this June.
Jun 07, 2019
José Andrés Controls the Fire
May 30, 2019
Series Preview: Why Am I Telling You This?

Podcast series will debut this summer featuring conversations and stories with Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation staff, partners and special guests about issues and events shaping our world. 

May 02, 2019