Have you thought about when you’re going to be comfortable taking a vacation? Going to a baseball game? Watching a comedy show? Whatever you decide you’re comfortable with, there’s no doubt that change is on the horizon. This week on The Carlos Watson Show, we talked to some of the change-makers who are helping shape what that new world might look like. Watch their episodes and fill out this form to let us know what your favorite episode of season three has been.
Meet the man leading the charge on vaccines. Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla joins the show to discuss what made this seemingly impossible task possible. The former veterinarian talks about the pressure he has faced from Presidents Trump and Biden. He also offers a glimpse into what a post-vaccinated world might look like and why COVID may just be a case study for a “likely” future pandemic.
Change is coming to the world of late-night TV, and one of the faces at the forefront is Amber Ruffin. Get a breath of fresh air with the hilarious new host of The Amber Ruffin Show. She speaks about her SNL audition experience, growing up in Nebraska and the time she told Whoopi Goldberg she loved her. Watch the full interview to hear why Ruffin thinks there’s no such thing as a secret and the wild meet-cute that led her to find her husband.
While it’s easy to be optimistic about the world beginning to open up again, it’s important to remember the vast economic hardships the pandemic will continue to have. Carlos is joined by Gita Gopinath, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, who predicts 90 million people will enter extreme poverty worldwide. From poverty to education, find out why she’s fighting to spread vaccine access more equitably across the globe.
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Baseball is back, and MLB All-Star and Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler helps us throw the first pitch of the season with some candid insights into the clubhouse. Discover how his ultimate small-town American upbringing — he is engaged to his kindergarten sweetheart — helped prepare him for the big leagues, and learn how his complex blend of quiet confidence, arrogance and self-doubt have helped him perform at his best.
When, during the pandemic, our access to new people and plotlines was limited, we relied on storytellers to quench that thirst for exploration. One of the best in the business is CNN’s Lisa Ling. The star of This Is Life and Our America gives Carlos the inside scoop on her cutting-edge journalism — from inside prisons and with biker gangs and teenage porn addicts. Plus, she opens up like never before on her personal struggles with fertility.
Perhaps nothing summarizes quarantine innovation and change that’s here to stay quite as well as Verzuz, the iconic music battles started by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Watch the producers share their scoop on their favorite battle yet, and then give us the scoop on your favorite episodes by filling out this form.