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
Who Is Black Lives Matter?
On this episode of “Who Is?,” a look at how Black Lives Matter has grown into a movement.
51 min
Who Is Jeff Bezos?
Bezos, the wealthiest human being on the planet, is on track to become humanity’s first trillionaire...
53 min
Who Is Big Meat?
On this episode of “Who Is?,” Sean Morrow takes a trip inside the refrigerator--and beyond--for the story of how Big Meat came to be, and what we can do about it.
49 min
Who Is Mark Zuckerberg?
Mark Zuckerberg is Facebook’s co-founder and CEO, one of the most wealthy and powerful human beings in the world.
48 min
Who Is George Soros?
Sean Morrow explores the story of one of the most loved--and loathed--people on the planet.
47 min
Who Is Paul Singer?
Paul Singer, runs a hedge fund, Elliott Management, whose business is activism--but not the activism you might think of...
48 min
Who Is Chuck Schumer?
How did Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer become the most powerful Democrat in the Senate?
40 min
Who Is Nikki Haley?
Former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, the first woman to lead the state, has fast become one of the most prominent and powerful politicians in the contemporary Republican Party.
43 min
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Sean Morrow talks with the journalist who first covered AOC’s longshot primary challenge, the volunteers who were with her from the start, and the activists fighting on the ground to propel the progressive movement forward.
42 min
Coming Soon: Who Is? The Podcast: Season Two
Who Is? is back
1 min
Who is Charles Koch?
Sean Morrow explores the biography of Charles Koch, who more than anyone else, may epitomize the pervasive influence of money on American democracy
47 min
Who is Mike Pence?
Sean Morrow takes a look at Vice President Mike Pence and interviews his biographer Tom LoBianco to try to understand the man who could be the next President of the United States.
46 min
Who is Tom Cotton?
Sean Morrow digs into the forces that brought Senator Tom Cotton to power.
43 min
Who is Mike Pompeo?
Sean Morrow takes a look at Mike Pompeo's meteoric rise through Kansas politics that has lead him to the CIA, his current position as Secretary of State and possibly more in the future.
40 min
Who is Stephen Miller?
Who is Stephen Miller? Sean Morrow explores how Stephen Miller became Senior Advisor to President Trump
42 min
Who is Jared Kushner?
Sean Morrow explores Jared Kushner's prominent role in the Trump Administration.
39 min
Who is Mohammad bin Salman?
Sean Morrow explores the Saudi Arabian monarchy and the 34-year-old trillionaire in charge: Mohammad bin Salman
34 min
Who is Mark Esper?
Sean Morrow dives deep into Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and the military-industrial complex.
39 min
Who is Nancy Pelosi?
Sean Morrow interviews congressional insiders and the former Chief of Staff for Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in the United States.
43 min
Who Is Fox News?
Sean Morrow explores the backstory of Fox News and its founders: media savant Roger Ailes and Australian billionaire Rupert Murdoch
42 min
Who Is Bernie Sanders?
Sean Morrow, talks to the Vermonters who know “Bernie” best, including another former candidate for president: former Vermont governor Howard Dean.
43 min
Who Is Joe Biden?
On this episode, host of Who Is Sean Morrow unpacks Biden’s long career, for the stories you need to know about Uncle Joe.
37 min
Who is Elizabeth Warren?
We take you beyond the 2020 hype for the stories that you need to know about the woman who wants to take on President Trump.
37 min
Who Is John Roberts?
Chief Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court could cast the decisive vote—defining the law of the land—when it comes to issues like abortion, gun control, LGBTQ rights, and things you don’t even realize touch your everyday life.
37 min
Who Is Betsy DeVos?/Who Is Erik Prince?
Billionaire and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater are siblings whose decisions have shaped America’s youth and defense systems
38 min
Who Is Mitch McConnell?
Host of Who Is Sean Morrow flew to Kentucky to find out...
36 min
Introducing: Who Is?
2 min