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Bryan Cranston, Bob Saget, Alicia Garza and more added to Chicago Ideas Week lineup

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Grace Perry

Chicago Ideas Week is creeping up fast. And just when you thought it couldn’t be more jam-packed with brain-stretching events, they’ve added a few more impressive speakers to the already compelling lineup.

The biggest change is the addition of a special talk with Bryan Cranston at the Vic on October 23. Cranston is best known for his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad, but he's had a robust career beyond the Emmy-winning show. Hear Cranston reflect on his life and career at this newly-added Ideas Week event.

Legendary comedian Bob Saget—of Full House and, later, filthy stand-up routines—will join the “Comedy: But, Seriously…” talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Sagat’s joining Anne Libera (of Columbia College), and hot up-and-comers Negin Farsad and Phoebe Robinson to discuss the way comedy both shapes and bends to the zeitgeist.

Perhaps the most relevant and prescient mind at this year’s Ideas Week is Alicia Garza, the co-creator of Black Lives Matter. She’ll be joining the panel, “Leadership: How Today’s Leaders Make Critical Choices.”

Also added to the lineup are Don Thompson (former CEO of McDonald’s), Miki Agrawal (co-founder of THINX), Pulitzer prize–winning photographer David C. Turnley, Anil Dash (entrepreneur, activist and writer) and more. Grab your tickets for these and other talks here.

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