The Feudal Future podcast, hosted by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky, explores what we can do to liberate the global middle class.

Feudal Future Podcast — Exploring the Paradox of Peace and Economics in Taiwan-China Relations

On this episode of Feudal Future, Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky discuss the nuanced complexities of Taiwan-China relations and the unexpected preferences of their people toward peace.

Feudal Future Podcast — Navigating the Future of Higher Education

On this episode of Feudal Future, Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky discuss reforms to higher education that could better equip students for a fluid job market and reinvigorate dynamic campus culture.

Feudal Future Podcast — The Top key Issues Facing Society in 2024

On this episode of Feudal Future, Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky discuss the top key issues that society faces as we enter 2024.

Feudal Future Podcast — The Rise of Populism in Europe

On this episode of Feudal Future, Ambassador Ron Spogli and deputy editor Fraser Myers join hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky to unravel the complex tapestry of populism’s ascent in the West.

Feudal Future Podcast — Challenges & Innovations in California’s Education System

On this episode of Feudal Future, former California State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero and retired superintendent Mike Christensen join hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky, to dissect the intricate web of challenges for California’s education system. We also discuss the transformative power of diverse educational strategies and their potential to enrich the learning journey for every student.

Feudal Future Podcast — The Underlying Political & Economic Issues in the Middle East

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky talk with Walter Russell Mead, foreign affairs expert, about the underlying issues of conflict in the Middle East. We also unveil American energy independence’s under-appreciated significance and how it shapes the region’s geopolitics.

Feudal Future Podcast — Navigating Cancel Culture

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky discuss academic freedom and cancel culture on American campuses with guests Sam Abrams and Danielle Struppa.

Feudal Future Podcast — Shattering the Green Energy Illusion

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky discuss the realities of the transition to green energy with guests Jennifer Shaigec and Robert Bryce.

Feudal Future Podcast — The Political Paradox of Marriage Decline

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky discuss the decline in marriage rates with guests Sam Abrams and Brad Wilcox.

Feudal Future Podcast — Behind the Scenes of Global Labor

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky discuss labor issues in Asia and America with guests John Russo and Rob Koepp.