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October 19, 2020
If Democrats win back power this November, they will be faced with a choice: Leave the existing Supreme Court intact, an..
If Democrats win back power th..
October 15, 2020
Marilynne Robinson is one of the greatest American novelists alive today. She’s the author of the Pulitzer-prize winning..
Marilynne Robinson is one of t..
October 12, 2020
As we approach the 2020 election, I want to make sure the conversation on this show reflects the actual choice the count..
As we approach the 2020 electi..
October 8, 2020
Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, a columnist for the Washington Post, and one of the most astute ..
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October 5, 2020
Helluva week in politics, huh? And yet, in the background, the world is still warming, the fires still burning, the futu..
Helluva week in politics, huh?..
October 2, 2020
In this special episode of the Future Perfect podcast, neuroscientist Lori Marino helps us understand how arbitrarily we..
In this special episode of the..
September 30, 2020
In a special, post-debate episode, I'm joined by Matt Yglesias to discuss the most unnerving presidential debate I've ev..
In a special, post-debate epis..
September 28, 2020
We talk a lot on this show about the problems with American political institutions. But what if all those problems are a..
We talk a lot on this show abo..
September 24, 2020
The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just weeks before a presidential election, leaves us in dangerous waters. It’s easy ..
The passing of Ruth Bader Gins..
September 21, 2020
David French is a senior editor at the Dispatch, a columnist at Time, and one of the conservative commentators I read mo..
David French is a senior edito..
September 17, 2020
Matt Yglesias is a co-founder and senior correspondent at Vox, my co-host on The Weeds podcast, and my oldest friend in ..
Matt Yglesias is a co-founder ..
September 14, 2020
Our conversation over race and policing — like our conversations over virtually everything in America — is shot through ..
Our conversation over race and..
September 10, 2020
Coronavirus has turned life into an endless series of risk calculations. Can I take my child to see his grandparents, ev..
Coronavirus has turned life in..
September 7, 2020
The Republican Party began losing the Black vote around 1936. Since then, Republicans have commissioned reports, hired c..
The Republican Party began los..
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September 3, 2020
The last time Andrew Yang was on the podcast, he was just beginning his long shot campaign for the presidency. Now, he’s..
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August 31, 2020
In 2003, America invaded Iraq. The war cost trillions of dollars, thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of ..
In 2003, America invaded Iraq...
August 27, 2020
Saul Griffith knows the US energy system better than just about anyone on this planet. He’s an inventor, a MacArthur gen..
Saul Griffith knows the US ene..
August 24, 2020
Isabel Wilkerson is an intimidating guest. She’s a former New York Times reporter, Pulitzer Prize recipient, Guggenheim ..
Isabel Wilkerson is an intimid..
August 20, 2020
In 2019, about one in six children in America — 12 million kids nationwide — lived in poverty. That’s a rate about two o..
In 2019, about one in six chil..
August 17, 2020
Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby became a global star with her Netflix special Nanette. It’s a remarkable piece of work..
Australian comedian Hannah Gad..
August 13, 2020
The novel coronavirus — and America’s disastrously inept response — has shuttered the economy, leaving factories quiet, ..
The novel coronavirus — and Am..
August 10, 2020
For 30 years, Stuart Stevens was one of the most influential operatives in Republican politics. He was Mitt Romney’s top..
For 30 years, Stuart Stevens w..
August 6, 2020
Conservative parties operating in modern democracies face a dilemma: How does a party that represents the interests of m..
Conservative parties operating..
August 3, 2020
The introduction to Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, hit me hard. In her investigation of how..
The introduction to Jia Tolent..
July 30, 2020
Mike Birbiglia is one of my favorite comedians. He’s behind the specials. “Thank God for Jokes” and “My Girlfriend’s Boy..
Mike Birbiglia is one of my fa..