Who Is?

“Who Is?,” an original podcast from NowThis, explores the biographies of influential people in the United States and beyond. Now in a third season, “Who Is?” presents deep dives into the stories of political power players, the donor class, and more. The podcast is hosted by NowThis correspondent Sean Morrow.

Who Is Inherited Wealth?
Join Sean Morrow on the final episode of the third season of “Who Is?” for a look directly at the money, what it means for the rest of us, and what we can do about it
47 min
Who Is Rebekah Mercer?
ince 2004, Rebekah Mercer has been the director of the Mercer Family Foundation, which means for nearly twenty years she has been one of the key people who is in charge of how her father Robert Mercer’s vast fortune is spent.
49 min
Who Is Pete Buttigieg?
On this episode of "Who Is?," for a look at the man who could one day be America’s first (openly) gay president.
46 min
Who Is Andrew Yang?
Sean Morrow dives deep into Yang himself, examines the policy and the people behind his current campaign for mayor, and explores how a city like New York can build an inclusive economy as it recovers from Covid-19.
51 min
Who Is Geoengineering?
We take a look at one of the big choices we may have to make in the not so distant future.
40 min
Who Is Big Weed?
On this episode of “Who Is?,” Sean Morrow takes a look at legalization and who stands to benefit from it.
46 min
Who Is Deb Haaland?
In 2021, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo woman, was confirmed Secretary of the Interior.
49 min
A Conversation with Joan Rohlfing
Joan Rohlfing has been working on managing existential risk for decades.
52 min
A Conversation with Mary Kay Henry
Sean Morrow talks labor, politics, and power with Mary Kay Henry, International President of SEIU.
46 min
Who Is Tom Vilsack?
Do you eat food? If you answered yes, you are impacted by the United States Department of Agriculture, and the person who is currently in charge of it: former Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack.
46 min
Who Is The Partnership for America's Health Car...
Politicians have been trying to “fix” health care in the United States for nearly a century, and they really never manage to do it. Why?
50 min
Who Is Arizona?
Is there a Stacey Abrams of Arizona?
48 min
Who Is Police Unions?
One of the defining characteristics of the modern nation state is that the state has a monopoly on the use of force.
55 min
Who Is Domestic Violent Extremism?
We dig deeper into the nature of domestic violent extremism in the United States, and the history we as a nation must face up to if we are to confront—and address—the violence which plagues our democracy.
39 min
Who Is Ali Khamenei?
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic people in the world.
43 min
Who Is Ronald Reagan?
A critical reevaluation of Reagan, his administration, and his legacy.
49 min
Coming Soon: Who Is? The Podcast: Season Three
From Ronald Reagan to Inherited Wealth, and Domestic Violent Extremism to Police Unions.
1 min
Who Is A Conversation with Rev. Dr. William Bar...
For a special bonus episode of "Who Is?" we’re sharing our unedited interview with Rev. Barber, as he shares his thoughts on democracy, power, and the importance of voting.
32 min
Who Is Electoral College?
In 2000 and 2016, the candidate who lost the popular vote was elected president.
40 min
Who Is Kamala Harris?
Harris represents, in many ways, the future of the Democratic Party, and in just a few weeks, could be on her way to the White House.
50 min
Who Is Leonard Leo?
What do John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh have in common?
55 min
Who Is Andrew Wheeler?
Andrew Wheeler, the current Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is the most important member of the Trump Administration that you’ve never heard of.
44 min
Who Is QAnon?
Join Sean Morrow for a trip down the rabbit hole
49 min
Who Is Vladimir Putin?
Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the wealthiest and most powerful people on the planet. And yet, much of his story remains a mystery.
59 min
Who Is Voter Suppression?
Featuring Stacey Abrams
43 min