For the past few weeks, Glenn has been speaking with out-of-the-box thinkers who have given the audience insight on the kinds of problems and solutions happening in society today. Rather than focus on politics, these guests - including Malcolm Gladwell and Srinivas Rao - these guests have focused on people making changes within themselves and recognizing the power and creativity that lies within the individual. Today on radio, Glenn explained the common themes that people everywhere need to recognize in order to prepare for the future that is rapidly approaching.
"We're all misfits," Glenn said. "You should be a misfit. When we are all trying to be exactly the same, it falls apart, it falls apart."
"I'm going to talk to Penn Jillette tonight about this. Penn has been very, very optimistic. He's a libertarian. He's like 'this is the time for liberty. We are about to really become free.' I think he's right. We are in for real trouble in the meantime in this transition, but I think he's right. We are about to really become free. Because technology allows us to not have to go through systems and people and that's what this struggle is all about," Glenn said.
"The Tea Party struggle right now, it is not about the Constitution. It is about the middle man. Why do I have to go through a middleman? Why do I have to listen to somebody in Washington, when I can reach out and go right directly to the source now? I don't need anybody to do all of this stuff for me. You don't have to tell me how to live my life. I don't need that anymore."
Glenn pointed out how people are shifting away from traditional TV viewing and watching more online via devices like Roku and Apple TV. Glenn said that new technology allows people to get their message and their content without the traditional gatekeepers.
"You don't need all (the networks) anymore," Glenn said. "What is changing? What is changing now is if you have something unique to offer, you can offer it."
On an even broader scale, people can now fact check the old media establishment - like when the NYT's said Obama simply misspoke about the healthcare law - and they can seek out alternative sources for news that hadn't been available before.