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Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast: Katie Couric, Netflix, and the New Age of Television

September 10, 2015  • Tricia Johnson, Guest Blogger

The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each episode on the Aspen Ideas website.

Internet TV is growing globally in ways that traditional TV just isn’t. Netflix is a change-maker that is dramatically influencing our consumption of story-telling. This episode features Yahoo! Global News Anchor and Aspen Institute Trustee Katie Couric in conversation with Ted Sarandos, the gutsy program chief of Netflix, whose platinum successes include “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” and now “Grace and Frankie.”

Tricia Johnson is editorial director of public programs at the Aspen Institute.