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The Ezra Klein Show
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion

Each Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation on something that matters. How do we address climate change if... more

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The Real Danger Within the Democratic Party of a Fundamental Crack-Up

It was once a fringe opinion to say President Biden should drop his re-election bid and Democrats should embrace an... more

09 Jul 2024 · 55 minutes
Is Kamala Harris Underrated?

If Joe Biden steps aside for the Democratic presidential nomination — still a very big if — the favorite to... more

05 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
How an Open Democratic Convention Would Work

After President Biden’s rough performance at the first presidential debate, the question of an open convention has roared to the... more

02 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
What Is the Democratic Party For?

Top Democrats have closed ranks around Joe Biden since the debate. Should they? Mentioned: “This Isn’t All Joe Biden’s Fault” by... more

30 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
After That Debate, the Risk of Biden Is Clear

I joined my Times Opinion colleagues Ross Douthat and Michelle Cottle to discuss the debate — and what Democrats might... more

28 Jun 2024 · 51 minutes
Trump’s Bold Vision for America: Higher Prices!

Donald Trump has made inflation a central part of his campaign message. At his rallies, he rails against “the Biden... more

21 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
The Biggest Political Divide Is Not Left vs. Right

The biggest divide in our politics isn’t between Democrats and Republicans, or even left and right. It’s between people who... more

18 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The View From the Israeli Right

On Tuesday I got back from an eight-day trip to Israel and the West Bank. I happened to be there... more

14 Jun 2024 · 55 minutes
The Economic Theory That Explains Why Americans Are So Mad

There’s something weird happening with the economy. On a personal level, most Americans say they’re doing pretty well right now.... more

07 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
The Republican Party’s Decay Began Long Before Trump

After Donald Trump was convicted last week in his hush-money trial, Republican leaders wasted no time in rallying behind him.... more

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Your Mind Is Being Fracked

The steady dings of notifications. The 40 tabs that greet you when you open your computer in the morning. The... more

31 May 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
‘Artificial Intelligence?’ No, Collective Intelligence.

A.I.-generated art has flooded the internet, and a lot of it is derivative, even boring or offensive. But what could... more

24 May 2024 · 51 minutes
A Conservative Futurist and a Supply-Side Liberal Walk Into a Podcast …

“The Jetsons” premiered in 1962. And based on the internal math of the show, George Jetson, the dad, was born... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Disastrous Relationship Between Israel, Palestinians and the U.N.

The international legal system was created to prevent the atrocities of World War II from happening again. The United Nations... more

17 May 2024 · 57 minutes
This Is a Very Weird Moment in the History of Drug Laws

Drug policy feels very unsettled right now. The war on drugs was a failure. But so far, the war on... more

10 May 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Watching the Protests From Israel

Ultimately, the Gaza war protests sweeping campuses are about influencing Israeli politics. The protesters want to use economic divestment, American... more

07 May 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Is Green Growth Possible?

A decade ago, I was feeling pretty pessimistic about climate change. The politics of mitigating global warming just seemed impossible:... more

30 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Salman Rushdie Is Not Who You Think He Is

Salman Rushdie’s 1988 novel, “The Satanic Verses,” made him the target of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who denounced the book as... more

26 Apr 2024 · 59 minutes
This Conversation Made Me a Sharper Editor

In our recent series on artificial intelligence, I kept returning to a thought: This technology might be able to churn... more

23 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
A $1.7 Million Toilet and Liberalism's Failure to Build

There is so much we need to build right now. The housing crunch has spread across the country; by one... more

16 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
What if Dario Amodei Is Right About A.I.?

Back in 2018, Dario Amodei worked at OpenAI. And looking at one of its first A.I. models, he wondered: What... more

12 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Will A.I. Break the Internet? Or Save It?

The internet is in decay. Do a Google search, and there are so many websites now filled with slapdash content... more

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
How Should I Be Using A.I. Right Now?

There’s something of a paradox that has defined my experience with artificial intelligence in this particular moment. It’s clear we’re... more

02 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
The Rise of ‘Middle-Finger Politics’

Donald Trump can seem like a political anomaly. You sometimes hear people describe his connection with his base in quasi-mystical... more

29 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Matter of Opinion: Paul Krugman on Inflation, ‘Bad Vibes’ and 2024

We’ll be back on Friday with a new episode. In the meantime, we wanted to share one of our favorite... more

26 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
The Deep Conflict Between Our Work and Parenting Ideals

American policy is uniquely hostile to families. Other wealthy countries guarantee paid parental leave and sick days and heavily subsidize... more

22 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Birthrates Are Plummeting Worldwide. Why?

For a long time, the story about the world’s population was that it was growing too quickly. There were going... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour,
What a Second Biden Term Would Look Like

President Biden gave a raucous State of the Union speech last Thursday, offering his pitch for why he should be... more

12 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
How America’s Two Abortion Realities Are Clashing

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it scrambled the landscape of abortion access in America, including in ways... more

08 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Marilynne Robinson on Biblical Beauty, Human Evil and the Idea of Israel

Marilynne Robinson is one of the great living novelists. She has won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Humanities Medal,... more

05 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Wars in Ukraine and Gaza Have Changed. America’s Policy Hasn’t.

Joe Biden’s presidency has been dominated by two foreign policy crises: the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. The funding the... more

01 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Your Questions on Open Conventions, a Gaza Schism and Biden’s Chances

We received thousands of questions in response to last week’s audio essay arguing that Democrats should consider choosing a candidate... more

23 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Here’s How an Open Democratic Convention Would Work

Last week on the show, I argued that the Democrats should pick their nominee at the Democratic National Convention in... more

21 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden

Biden is faltering and Democrats have no plan B. There is another path to winning in 2024 — and I... more

16 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Best Of: Status Games, Polyamory and the Merits of Meritocracy

For years, Agnes Callard has been on a mission to take ethical philosophy out of the ivory tower. She examines... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Building the Palestinian State With Salam Fayyad

“If only we had a partner for peace.” That’s been the refrain in the Israel-Palestinian conflict for as long as I’ve... more

09 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
What Relationships Would You Want, if You Believed They Were Possible?

Around 40 percent of people who marry eventually get a divorce. Almost half of children are born to unmarried women.... more

06 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
‘Why Haven’t the Democrats Completely Cleaned the Republicans’ Clock?’

Political analysts used to say that the Democratic Party was riding a demographic wave that would lead to an era... more

01 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
‘The Strongest Democratic Party That Any of Us Have Ever Seen’

If you’re a Democrat, how worried should you be right now? It’s strangely hard to answer that question. On the... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
‘I Have No Idea How This Ends. I’ve Never Seen It So Broken.’

It’s been just over 100 days since Hamas’s attack on Israel, and the costs of the war are staggering. In... more

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
A Republican Pollster on Trump’s Undimmed Appeal

The fact that Donald Trump is the front-runner for the G.O.P. nomination in 2024 has created a chasm in our... more

16 Jan 2024 · 48 minutes
Should Trump Be Barred From the Ballot?

There’s this incredible dissonance at the center of our politics right now. On the one hand, all the polling suggests... more

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
How to Discover Your Own Taste

Being on the internet just doesn’t feel as fun anymore. As more of our digital life is driven by algorithms,... more

09 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Tired? Distracted? Burned-Out? Listen to This.

I’m convinced that attention is the most important human faculty. Your life, after all, is just the sum total of... more

05 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Best Of: The Most Amazing — and Dangerous — Technology in the World

“We rarely think about chips, yet they’ve created the modern world,” writes the historian Chris Miller. He’s not exaggerating. Semiconductors power... more

26 Dec 2023 · 58 minutes
Best Of: The ‘Quiet Catastrophe’ Brewing in Our Social Lives

The holidays are one of the most social times of the year, filled with parties and family get-togethers. Many of... more

22 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
How the Israel-Gaza Conversations Have Shaped My Thinking

It’s become something of a tradition on “The Ezra Klein Show” to end the year with an “Ask Me Anything”... more

19 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
India Is Transforming. But Into What?

India is known as a country of paradoxes, and a new one has recently emerged. At the same time that... more

12 Dec 2023 · 1 hour,
A Different Path Israel Could Have Taken — and Maybe Still Can

Before Oct. 7, Israel appeared to many to be sliding into a “one-state reality,” where it had functional control over... more

08 Dec 2023 · 59 minutes
‘This Is How Hamas Is Seeing This’

Here are two thoughts I believe need to be held at once: Hamas’s attack on Oct. 7 was heinous, murderous... more

05 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Ezra Klein Show
How to Discover Your Own Taste
The Ezra Klein Show

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Being on the internet just doesn’t feel as fun anymore. As more of our digital life is driven by algorithms, it’s become... more