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First Person
First Person
New York Times Opinion

Every opinion starts with a story. Intimate conversations about the big ideas shaping our world, hosted by journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro. From New... more

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Episodes

Millions of People Watched Her Grow Up Online. What Did It Cost Her?

Whitney Bjerken has been a YouTuber for as long as she can remember. At 18, she’s taking stock of her... more

11 May 2023 · 39 minutes
Why Conservatives Can’t Stop Talking About Aristotle

The 2,500-year-old roots of Ron DeSantis’ education plan.

04 May 2023 · 39 minutes
They’re Severely Mentally Ill. Is It Ethical to Help Them Die?

A psychiatrist’s dilemma when the most extreme option is legal.

27 Apr 2023 · 36 minutes
Daniel Ellsberg on the Papers He Didn’t Leak

The man behind the Pentagon Papers has a final warning for America.

20 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
He Started the First Police Academy at an H.B.C.U. It Was Complicated.

Chief Gary Hill on how to get more Black officers on the force — and transform cop culture through training.

13 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
Save a Life, or Commit a Felony?

For One Tennessee Doctor, the Answer Is Often Both.

06 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Best Of: Dan White Jr., and the Great Pastor Resignation

Things are not all right. And neither are the people we usually turn to in times of crisis. This episode... more

30 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
The Shameful Secret at the Heart of My War Reporting

I won awards covering Iraq but my Iraqi colleague lost everything.

23 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
This Conversation Changed the Way I Think About Dementia

When cognitive decline strikes, caregivers often resist the changes. Anne Basting says there’s another way.

16 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
In America, We Trust the Wrong People

Why scammers get believed and asylum seekers don't.

09 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Why the G.O.P.’s Attack on Trans Rights Could Backfire on the Party

A Republican state senator on what his party gets wrong about trans kids — and why he’s broken ranks to... more

02 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Google Changed Work Culture. Its Former Hype Woman Has Regrets.

What the Big Tech meltdown can teach all workers.

23 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
He Was ‘Losing His Mind Slowly, and I Watched It'

Her son was “losing his mind.” But how do you help someone who doesn’t believe he is mentally ill?

16 Feb 2023 · 39 minutes
Your Height — and Your Children’s Height — Shouldn’t Matter

Mara Altman on why she never felt small — and why she doesn’t want her kids to either.

09 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
The Teenager Leading the Smartphone Liberation Movement

Logan Lane gave up her smartphone. That changed her life.

02 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
The Left Is Eating Itself

Maurice Mitchell believes purity politics leave progressive power on the table.

26 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
What if Medication, Not Willpower, Is the Cure for Obesity?

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford believes obesity should be treated like any other disease.

19 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
Why Does Big Tech Make It So Hard to Fix Your Devices?

The C.E.O. of iFixit is fighting for your right to stop shopping and start repairing.

12 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
The Veteran Outing Domestic Extremists

Veterans are valuable recruits for far-right groups. Kris Goldsmith wants them to fight back.

05 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and the Case Against Year-End Lists

The musician thinks year-end top-10 lists are too small to capture life’s bigness.

22 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
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Logan Lane gave up her smartphone. That changed her life.