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

*** Named a best podcast of 2021 by Time, Vulture, Esquire and The Atlantic. *** Each Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you... more

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The Single Best Guide I’ve Heard to the Supreme Court’s Rightward Shift

In the past few weeks alone, the Supreme Court has delivered a firestorm of conservative legal victories. States now have... more

01 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
The Supreme Court Went Off the Rails Long Before Dobbs

On Friday, a Supreme Court majority voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. On Sunday, we released an episode with Dahlia... more

28 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Dobbs Decision Isn’t Just About Abortion. It’s About Power.

On Friday, a Supreme Court majority voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Nearly all abortions are already banned in at... more

26 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Case for Prosecuting Trump

The Jan. 6 hearings have made it clear that Donald Trump led a concerted, monthslong effort to overturn a democratic... more

24 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Understand Long Covid. Why?

Depending on the data you look at, between 10 and 40 percent of people who get Covid will still have... more

21 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
The End of 'The Everything Bubble'

This week, the S&P 500 entered what analysts refer to as a bear market. The index has plunged around 22... more

17 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Is Climate Change a Reason to Avoid Having Children? and Other Listener Questions Answered

It’s that time of year, when we invite listeners to send in questions, and I answer them on the air.... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Socialism Is Supposed to Be a Working-Class Movement. Why Isn’t It?

American socialists today find themselves in a tenuous position. Over the past decade, the left has become a powerful force... more

10 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Thomas Piketty’s Case For ‘Participatory Socialism’

The French economist Thomas Piketty is arguably the world’s greatest chronicler of economic inequality. For decades now, he has collected... more

07 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
A Conservative's View on Democrats' Biggest Weakness

“There is definitely a contest for the future of the center right,” says Reihan Salam, the president of the Manhattan... more

03 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Sex, Abortion and Feminism, as Seen From the Right

For decades, the conservative position on abortion has been simple: Appoint justices who will overturn Roe V. Wade. That aspiration... more

31 May 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Best Of: Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Fight Over U.S. History

What does it mean to reckon with the violence, the tragedy, and the numerous contradictions of America? That is the... more

27 May 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
A Conversation With Ada Limón, in Six Poems

​​“One of the biggest things about poetry is that it holds all of humanity,” the poet Ada Limón tells me.... more

24 May 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Ethics of Abortion

When Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked a few weeks ago, it signaled... more

20 May 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Anne Applebaum on What Liberals Misunderstand About Authoritarianism

The experience of reading Hannah Arendt’s 1951 classic “The Origins of Totalitarianism” in the year 2022 is a disorienting one.... more

17 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
What Does the ‘Post-Liberal Right’ Actually Want?

“It begun to dawn on many conservatives that in spite of apparent electoral victories that have occurred regularly since the... more

13 May 2022 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Sway: 'Fear and Panic Are Bedfellows' in Ukraine

Today we're bringing you an episode from our friends at Sway about the war in Ukraine and the challenges of... more

10 May 2022 · 42 minutes
Donald Trump Didn’t Hijack the G.O.P. He Understood It.

Right now, Republicans of all stripes — Ron DeSantis, J.D. Vance, Mike Pence, Glenn Youngkin — are trying to figure... more

06 May 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The Argument: Why the G.O.P. Can't Stop Saying 'Gay'

Today we're bringing you an episode from our friends at The Argument about Florida's “Don't Say Gay” bill and the... more

03 May 2022 · 39 minutes
Elon Musk Might Break Twitter. Maybe That's a Good Thing.

If Elon Musk’s bid to purchase Twitter comes to fruition, the world’s richest person will own one of its most... more

29 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Putin May Not Like How He’s Changed Europe

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has transformed Europe within a matter of weeks. A continent once fractured by the refugee... more

26 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Emily St. John Mandel on Time Travel, Parenting and the Apocalypse

“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel was published in 2014. That book imagined the world after a pandemic had... more

22 Apr 2022 · 59 minutes
Can Democrats Turn Their 2022 Around?

With the midterms just over six months away, the electoral prospects for Democrats are looking bleak. President Biden’s approval rating... more

19 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Best Of: This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma

“Trauma is much more than a story about something that happened long ago,” writes Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. “The... more

15 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
A Ukrainian Philosopher on What Putin Never Understood About Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is only getting more brutal: We’ve seen the bodies of civilians strewn in the streets in... more

12 Apr 2022 · 47 minutes
Fiona Hill on Whether Ukraine Can Win — and What Happens if Russia Loses

The Russia-Ukraine war has changed considerably in recent weeks. Vladimir Putin is no longer talking explicitly about regime change in... more

08 Apr 2022 · 47 minutes
The Most Thorough Case Against Crypto I've Heard

The hype around cryptocurrencies has reached a fever pitch. There are Super Bowl ads for crypto companies featuring celebrities like... more

05 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Sanctioning Russia Is a Form of War. We Need to Treat It Like One.

The Russian political scientist Ilya Matveev recently described the impact of the West’s sanctions on his country as “30 years... more

01 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
I Keep Hoping Larry Summers Is Wrong. What if He’s Not?

“There is a chance that macroeconomic stimulus on a scale closer to World War II levels than normal recession levels... more

29 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Margaret Atwood on Stories, Deception and the Bible

A good rule of thumb is that whatever Margaret Atwood is worried about now is likely what the rest of... more

25 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
How Energy Markets Are Shaping Putin’s Invasion — and the World

Nearly every dimension of the Ukraine-Russia conflict has been shaped by energy markets. Russia’s oil and gas exports have long been... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
A Realist Take on How the Russia-Ukraine War Could End

As we enter the fourth week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many of the possible pathways this conflict could take... more

18 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Timothy Snyder on the Myths That Blinded the West to Putin’s Plans

“Americans and Europeans were guided through the new century by a tale about ‘the end of history,’ by what I... more

15 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Masha Gessen on Putin’s 'Profoundly Anti-Modern’ Worldview

For Western audiences, the past few weeks have been a torrent of information about what’s happening in Russia and Ukraine.... more

11 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Fiona Hill on the War Putin Is Really Fighting

Vladimir Putin was looking for a swift invasion that would halt Ukraine’s drift toward the West, reveal NATO’s fractures and... more

08 Mar 2022 · 58 minutes
Fareed Zakaria Has a Better Way to Handle Russia — and China

“Russia’s utterly unprovoked, unjustifiable, immoral invasion of Ukraine would seem to mark the end of an era,” writes Fareed Zakaria,... more

04 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Can the West Stop Russia by Strangling its Economy?

There’s the Russia-Ukraine war that’s easy to follow in the news right now. We can watch Russian bombs falling on... more

01 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
A Philosophy of Games That Is Really a Philosophy of Life

When we play Monopoly or basketball, we know we are playing a game. The stakes are low. The rules are... more

25 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Best Of: Stop. Breathe. We Can’t Keep Working Like This.

We were promised, with the internet, a productivity revolution. We were told that we’d get more done, in less time,... more

22 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
A Critique of Government That Liberals Need to Hear

Government is a bureaucratic, slow-moving institution. It’s too easily captured by special interests. It’s often incapable of acting at the... more

18 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Relationships Are Hard. This Unusual Parenting Theory Can Help.

This is one of those episodes I feel I need to sell. Because on one level, it’s about an unusual... more

15 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
It's Not Your Fault You Can't Pay Attention. Here's Why.

“The sensation of being alive in the early 21st century consisted of the sense that our ability to pay attention... more

11 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
What the Heck Is Going on With the U.S. Economy?

Should we be celebrating a Biden boom? Lamenting inflation and its consequences? Both? We know how to talk about booms, like... more

08 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
Let’s Talk About How Truly Bizarre Our Supreme Court Is

“Getting race wrong early has led courts to get everything else wrong since,” writes Jamal Greene. But he probably doesn’t... more

04 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Democrats Chase Shiny Objects. Here's How to Build Real Power.

There’s good reason to worry about the future of democracy, and little reason to believe Democrats have a viable plan... more

01 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Learning to Listen to the Voices Only You Hear

The world has gotten louder, even when we’re alone. A day spent in isolation can still mean a day buffeted... more

25 Jan 2022 · 59 minutes
The View From the White House

It’s been a year since Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. And what... more

21 Jan 2022 · 45 minutes
The Pandemic Lessons We Clearly Haven’t Learned

I remember thinking, as Covid ravaged the country in December 2020, that at least the holidays the next year would... more

18 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Chris Hayes on How Biden Can Have a Better 2022

Nothing like a newborn and paternity leave to leave you feeling a bit out of the loop. So for my... more

11 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Best Of: This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Thinking

For decades, our society’s dominant metaphor for the mind has been a computer. A machine that operates the exact same... more

04 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Best Of: Why Sci-Fi Legend Ted Chiang Fears Capitalism, Not A.I.

For years, I’ve kept a list of dream guests for this show. And as long as that list has existed,... more

28 Dec 2021 · 50 minutes
Best Of: Noam Chomsky's Theory of the Good Life

How do you introduce Noam Chomsky? Perhaps you start here: In 1979, The New York Times called him “arguably the... more

21 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Timeless Wisdom for Leading a Life of Love, Friendship and Learning

“Today, we are supercompetent when it comes to efficiency, utility, speed, convenience, and getting ahead in the world; but we... more

14 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Families Are Drowning in Care Costs. Here’s How To Change That.

Every day in the United States, more than 10,000 babies are born and 10,000 people turn 65. But America doesn’t... more

07 Dec 2021 · 53 minutes
Predicting the Future Is Possible. ‘Superforecasters’ Know How.

Can we predict the future more accurately? It’s a question we humans have grappled with since the dawn of civilization —... more

03 Dec 2021 · 52 minutes
Best Of: How Blue Cities Became So Outrageously Unaffordable

Joe Biden’s economic agenda is centered on a basic premise: The United States needs to build. To build roads and... more

30 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Why Is Murder Spiking? And Can Cities Address It Without Police?

In 2020 the United States experienced a nearly 30 percent rise in homicides from 2019. That’s the single biggest one-year... more

23 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
The Case Against Loving Your Job

The compulsion to be happy at work “is always a demand for emotional work from the worker,” writes Sarah Jaffe.... more

19 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Are We Witnessing the Mainstreaming of White Power in America?

Over the course of Donald Trump’s presidency, the far-right fringe became a surprisingly visible and influential force in American politics.... more

16 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
It's Time for the Media to Choose: Neutrality or Democracy?

“Making it harder to vote, and harder to understand what the party is really about — these are two parts... more

12 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Two Acclaimed Writers on the Art of Revising Your Life

Many of the most contentious debates right now center on whether we, as individuals — and as a country —... more

09 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Best Of: How Octopuses Upend What We Know About Ourselves

I’ve been on an octopus kick for a little while now. In that, I don’t seem to be alone. Octopuses... more

05 Nov 2021 · 56 minutes
The Life-Altering Differences Between White and Black Debt

Public policy in the United States often overlooks wealth. We tend to design, debate and measure our economic policies with... more

02 Nov 2021 · 58 minutes
Why This Conservative Wants a More Radical Republican Party

“Progressives understand that culture war means discrediting their opponents and weakening or destroying their institutions. Conservatives should approach the culture... more

29 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Long Covid and the Blind Spots of American Medicine

One of the most frightening, least understood aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is what’s come to be known as “long... more

26 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
What Keeping American Democracy Alive Looks Like

In the wake of the “Stop the Steal” campaign, the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the wave of... more

22 Oct 2021 · 53 minutes
The Story of America's Founding You Weren’t Taught in School

There are few periods of U.S. history that are as vigorously debated, as emotionally and civically charged as the American... more

19 Oct 2021 · 56 minutes
A Crypto Optimist and a Crypto Skeptic Walk Into a Podcast Studio

I’ve been wanting to explore the world crypto and blockchain technologies could build on the show for a while. In... more

15 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Lessons on Living Well, From Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman is best known for his role as Ron Swanson, the mustachioed, libertarian outdoorsman who led the Pawnee, Ind.,... more

12 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Let's Talk About the Anxiety Freedom Can Cause

Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic and cultural theorist whose work includes the award-winning 2016 book “The Argonauts.” Her newest... more

08 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
How to Do the Most Good

Do we actually know how much good our charitable donations do? This is the question that jump-started Holden Karnofsky’s current career.... more

05 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Eric Adams Has a Message for the Democratic Party

In July, Eric Adams narrowly won the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York, making him the odds-on favorite to... more

01 Oct 2021 · 48 minutes
This Conversation With Richard Powers Is a Gift

There are certain conversations I fear trying to fit into a description. There’s just more to them than I’m going... more

28 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Opinion Crossover: California Republicans, Facebook and Media Navelgazing

Today, we’re doing something a little different. Instead of a normal interview, we wanted to let you in on a... more

24 Sep 2021 · 34 minutes
We’re on the Precipice of a Post-Roe World

A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court let stand a Texas law creating a system of vigilante legal enforcement against... more

21 Sep 2021 · 59 minutes
Economics Needs to Reckon With What It Doesn’t Know

“The world discovered that John Maynard Keynes was right when he declared during World War II that ‘anything we can... more

17 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
How Colson Whitehead Writes About Our ‘Big Wild Country’

“If he got a thrill out of transforming these ill-gotten goods into legit merchandise, a zap-charge in his blood like... more

14 Sep 2021 · 56 minutes
Tyler Cowen on the Great Stagnation’s End

Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University, the co-founder of the blog Marginal Revolution, and host of the... more

10 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Can We Change Our Sexual Desires? Should We?

“Feminists have long dreamed of sexual freedom,” writes Amia Srinivasan. “What they refuse to accept is its simulacrum: sex that... more

07 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Joe Biden

President Biden’s economic policy isn’t what you would have expected from his long career. That’s true in the legislation he’s... more

03 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
Ask Ezra Anything: Degrowth, Third Parties, Reading and More

We asked for your questions, and you answered. Hundreds and hundreds of fantastic questions poured in, and our producer Annie... more

31 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Foreign Policy Conversation Washington Doesn’t Want to Have

Everything about the Afghanistan withdrawal is tragic. But that tragedy is the result not of the withdrawal, but the occupation,... more

27 Aug 2021 · 59 minutes
This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma

“Trauma is much more than a story about something that happened long ago,” writes Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. “The... more

24 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Argument: Should We Say "Hi" to Aliens?

We're taking this week off from publishing new episodes, so today we're bringing you an episode from "The Argument" about... more

20 Aug 2021 · 36 minutes
Best of: George Saunders on Kindness in a Cruel World

We’re taking a week off from releasing new episodes, so today I wanted to re-up one of my favorite episodes... more

17 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
How Identity Politics Took Over the Republican Party

One problem with the conversation around political polarization is that it can imply that polarization is a static, singular thing.... more

13 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
We’re Living in the World the War on Terror Built

The Sept, 11 attacks might have taken place almost 20 years ago, but we’re still living in the America that... more

10 Aug 2021 · 58 minutes
The Good and Bad News About the Delta Variant

“The war has changed.” That’s what the leaked C.D.C. document says about the way the Delta variant has upended our... more

06 Aug 2021 · 58 minutes
41 Questions For The Technologies We Use, and That Use Us

We all know by now that Zoom causes fatigue, social media spreads misinformation and Google Maps is wiping out our... more

03 Aug 2021 · 57 minutes
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Fight Over U.S. History

You’ve heard plenty by now about the fights over teaching critical race theory and the 1619 Project. But behind those... more

30 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Ross Douthat Has Been ‘Radicalized a Little Bit, Too’

Am I too panicked about the future of American democracy? My colleague Ross Douthat thinks so. He points to research suggesting... more

27 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
How Blue Cities Became So Outrageously Unaffordable

Joe Biden’s economic agenda is centered on a basic premise: The United States needs to build. To build roads and... more

23 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Our Workplaces Think We’re Computers. We’re Not.

For decades, our society’s dominant metaphor for the mind has been a computer. A machine that operates the exact same... more

20 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Ibram X. Kendi on What Conservatives—and Liberals—Get Wrong About Antiracism

“What if instead of a feelings advocacy we had an outcome advocacy that put equitable outcomes before our guilt and... more

16 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
How Octopuses Upend What We Know About Ourselves

I’ve spent the past few months on an octopus kick. In that, I don’t seem to be alone. Octopuses (it’s... more

13 Jul 2021 · 56 minutes
Critical Race Theory, Comic Books and the Power of Public Schools

Eve Ewing’s work as a sociologist, poet, visual artist, podcaster and comic book writer manages to do two things that... more

09 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Best of: What ‘Drained-Pool’ Politics Costs America

In February, I spoke with Heather McGhee. I’ve been thinking about the conversation ever since. “The American landscape was once... more

06 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Wants You to Be Bad at Something. It’s for Your Own Good.

Recently, I picked up Jeff Tweedy’s “How to Write One Song.” It was a bit of a lark. Tweedy is... more

02 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Why Do We Work So Damn Much?

Historically speaking, we live in an age of extraordinary abundance. We have long since passed the income thresholds when past... more

29 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Republicans Are Setting Off a ‘Doom Loop’ for Democracy

The insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 failed. Donald Trump is not the president. But at the state level,... more

25 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Sarah Schulman’s Radical Approach to Conflict, Communication and Change

Sarah Schulman’s work — as a nonfiction writer, novelist, activist, playwright and filmmaker — confronts the very thing most people... more

22 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Welcome to the ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ Economy

This is a strange moment in the economy. Wages are up, but so is inflation. Jobs are growing, but maybe... more

18 Jun 2021 · 54 minutes
The Freeing of the American Mind

Free minds. Freedom fries. Free speech. The Freedom Caucus. Freedom from. Freedom to. What do Americans really mean when they... more

15 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Sam Altman on the A.I. Revolution, Trillionaires and the Future of Political Power

“The technological progress we make in the next 100 years will be far larger than all we’ve made since we... more

11 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Employers Are Begging for Workers. Maybe That’s a Good Thing.

There has been a bit of panic lately over employers who say not enough people want to apply for open... more

08 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Is A.I. the Problem? Or Are We?

If you talk to many of the people working on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence research, you’ll hear that... more

04 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Obama Explains How America Went From ‘Yes We Can’ to ‘MAGA’

“My entire politics is premised on the fact that we are these tiny organisms on this little speck floating in... more

01 Jun 2021 · 58 minutes
Sway: How Online Sleuths Pantsed Putin

Today, while I'm on vacation, we're sharing an episode from Sway, a fellow New York Times Opinion podcast. Host Kara Swisher talks... more

28 May 2021 · 41 minutes
The Argument: Should We Cancel Student Loan Debt?

This week, while I'm on vacation, we'll be sharing work from two other New York Times Opinion podcasts. First up, an episode... more

25 May 2021 · 47 minutes
Violent Crime Is Spiking. Do Liberals Have an Answer?

Early estimates find that in 2020, homicides in the United States increased somewhere between 25 percent and nearly 40 percent,... more

21 May 2021 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
The Spectacle of the G.O.P.'s Shrinking Tent

On May 12, House Republicans voted to remove Representative Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House, from her leadership... more

18 May 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Status Games, Polyamory and the Merits of Meritocracy

Agnes Callard is an ethical philosopher who dissects, in dazzlingly precise detail, familiar human experiences that we think we understand.... more

14 May 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Michael Lewis Is Asking the Right Question

Michael Lewis’s new book, “The Premonition,” is about one of the most important questions of this moment: Why, despite having... more

11 May 2021 · 59 minutes
Elizabeth Warren on What We Get Wrong About Inequality

One lesson of covering policy over the past 20 years is that whatever Elizabeth Warren is thinking about now is... more

07 May 2021 · 55 minutes
How to Have Better Conversations About Hard Things

Anna Sale is one of my favorite interviewers. As the host of WNYC Studios’ “Death, Sex and Money,” she has... more

04 May 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
How Chuck Schumer Plans to Win Over Trump Voters

In his 100 days address this week, Joe Biden outlined his plans for a big, bold legislative agenda to come.... more

30 Apr 2021 · 45 minutes
Shame, Safety and Moving Beyond Cancel Culture

I’ve been thinking lately about how to move beyond the binary debate over cancel culture. And a good place to... more

27 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Noam Chomsky’s Theory of the Good Life

How do you introduce Noam Chomsky? Perhaps you start here: In 1979, The New York Times called him “arguably the... more

23 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
That Anxiety You’re Feeling? It’s a Habit You Can Unlearn.

This has been a bad year for the anxious among us — myself very much included. The pandemic was objectively... more

20 Apr 2021 · 59 minutes
Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’

Here’s a sobering thought: The older we get, the harder it is for us to learn, to question, to reimagine.... more

16 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Your Success Probably Didn’t Come From Merit Alone

Prepping for a conversation with Tressie McMillan Cottom is intimidating. McMillan Cottom is a sociologist at the University of North... more

13 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The Best Explanation of Biden's Thinking I’ve Heard

With the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, the economic theory that is Bidenomics is taking shape. It’s big. It puts... more

09 Apr 2021 · 56 minutes
Did the Boomers Ruin America? A Debate.

Donald Trump was the fourth member of the baby boomer generation to be elected president, after Barack Obama, George W.... more

06 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Humanity’s Awesome, Terrifying Takeover of Evolution

For years now, I’ve had the same recurring worry: Am I focusing on the trivial? When future generations look back... more

02 Apr 2021 · 55 minutes
The Author Behind ‘Arrival’ Doesn’t Fear AI. ‘Look at How We Treat Animals.’

For years, I’ve kept a list of dream guests for this show. And as long as that list has existed,... more

30 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
A Top G.O.P. Pollster on Trump 2024, QAnon and What Republicans Really Want

In the aftermath of the Capitol attack, the polling firm Echelon Insights decided to ask voters a simple question: Do... more

26 Mar 2021 · 1 hour,
An Unusually Optimistic Conversation With Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders didn’t win the 2020 election. But he may have won its aftermath. If you look back at Joe Biden... more

23 Mar 2021 · 28 minutes
Andrew Cuomo and the Performance of Power

Six months ago, Andrew Cuomo was on top of the world. He was touted as the anti-Donald Trump — the... more

19 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Mark Bittman Cooked Everything. Now He Wants to Change Everything.

Mark Bittman taught me to cook. I read his New York Times cooking column, “The Minimalist,” religiously. I bought “How... more

16 Mar 2021 · 48 minutes
How America’s Covid-19 Nightmare Ends

On Jan. 28, I published a column that began like this: “I hope, in the end, that this article reads... more

12 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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Prepping for a conversation with Tressie McMillan Cottom is intimidating. McMillan Cottom is a sociologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel... more