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The Ezra Klein Show
<p>Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Stacey Abrams feels about identity politics? How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy? The plans behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans? How Michael Lewis reads minds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.</p>
Philosophy
Politics
News Commentary
1
The four words that will decide impeachment
Ezra Klein and Gene Healy discuss the meaning of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors"
52 min
2
We don’t just feel emotions. We make them.
A mind-blowing conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett on how emotion is made
90 min
3
How politics became a war against reality
Peter Pomerantsev on modern propaganda, post-truth politics, and the authoritarian resurgence
84 min
4
The loneliness epidemic
A deeply personal conversation with Vivek Murthy about loneliness and its impact on the mind, body, and soul
76 min
5
Ibram X. Kendi wants to redefine racism
Is racism solely about policies that widen racial inequality? Ibram X. Kendi and Ezra Klein discuss.
85 min
6
Malcolm Gladwell’s Stranger Things
Ezra Klein and Malcolm Gladwell discuss Cuban spies, talking to strangers, the process of creative storytelling, and much more
91 min
7
An inspiring conversation about democracy
Danielle Allen and Ezra Klein discuss what a democratic policy agenda would looks like, how to talk to strangers, and why we need to reform civic education.
87 min
8
Samantha Power’s journey from foreign policy cr...
A conversation about human nature, China, and the blurry line between morality and strategy in US foreign policy
87 min
9
When meritocracy wins, everybody loses
Is meritocracy responsible for rampant inequality, waning social mobility, and widespread dissatisfaction? Ezra Klein and Daniel Markovits discuss.
85 min
10
Nikole Hannah-Jones on the 1619 project, choosi...
Ezra Klein and Nikole Hannah-Jones discuss America's founding contradiction, racial segregation, capitalism and more
98 min
11
Randall Munroe, the genius behind XKCD
A quirky, weird, illuminating, curious trip through the mind of a genius
82 min
12
Julián Castro's quiet moral radicalism
Why Julián Castro wants to decriminalize migration, admit climate refugees, reimagine our relationship with the homeless, and protect animals.
61 min
13
Political animals (with Leah Garcés)
Leah Garcés and Ezra Klein discuss how building coalitions with unlikely allies may just be the key to reducing animal suffering
87 min
14
John McWhorter thinks we're getting racism wrong
John McWhorter and Jane Coaston discuss the limits of third-wave antiracism
63 min
15
The rocky marriage between libertarians and con...
Jane Coaston and Conor Friedersdorf discuss the future of the GOP in Trump's America
83 min
16
A mind-bending, reality-warping conversation wi...
What psychedelics, burning money, and postmodernism have in common
85 min
17
Jia Tolentino on what happens when life is an e...
Ezra Klein and Jia Tolentino discuss how the Internet distorts identities, cheapens solidarity, and erodes morality
99 min
18
The original meaning of “identity politics” (wi...
Ezra Klein and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discuss the origins of identity politics and the future of Black liberation
79 min
19
Are bosses dictators? (with Elizabeth Anderson)
Elizabeth Anderson sits down with Ezra Klein to discuss workplace tyranny, the power of ideology, and a vision for a more democratic society
85 min
20
The Constitution is a progressive document
Gerrymandering, constitutionalism, and the future of the Supreme Court
56 min
21
Matt Bruenig’s case for single-payer health care
Ezra interviews Matt Bruenig
119 min
22
Can Raj Chetty save the American dream?
Ezra chats with Raj Chetty about the fading American dream.
77 min
23
Astra Taylor will change how you think about de...
Is democracy even possible? A conversation with Astra Taylor
76 min
24
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate.
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and Ezra debate.
73 min
25
Generation Climate Change
Ezra sits down with Varshini Prakash of Sunrise Movement
91 min
26
Is the media amplifying Trump’s racism? (with W...
Ezra interviews Whitney Phillips
82 min
27
Rutger Bregman’s utopias, and mine
Ezra interviews Rutger Bregman
86 min
28
How white identity politics won the Republican ...
83 min
29
George Will makes the conservative case against...
70 min
30
What deliberative democracy can, and can’t, do ...
Ezra interviews Jane Mansbridge
51 min
31
Rod Dreher on America’s post-Christian culture ...
110 min
32
White threat in a browning America (Jennifer Ri...
73 min
33
Behind the panic in white, Christian America
91 min
34
An enlightening, frustrating conversation on li...
105 min
35
The cognitive cost of poverty (with Sendhil Mul...
93 min
36
Failing towards Utopia
20 min
37
Why liberals and conservatives create such diff...
90 min
38
Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live!)
59 min
39
This changed how I think about love (with Aliso...
93 min
40
The plan behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans
49 min
41
Michael Lewis reads my mind
101 min
42
How Mitch McConnell convinced Michael Bennet to...
73 min
43
How the brains of master meditators change
68 min
44
Why good people are easily corrupted (with Lawr...
79 min
45
The art of attention (with Jenny Odell)
85 min
46
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housi...
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housing crisis
59 min
47
What kind of news is cable news? (With Brian St...
82 min
48
Contrapoints on taking the trolls seriously
75 min
49
The purpose of political violence
75 min
50
Ask Ezra Anything 3: Endgame
Ezra answers listener questions
90 min
51
The disillusionment of David Brooks
93 min
52
Emily Oster schools me on parenthood
51 min
53
Lessons from Vox’s first 5 years
90 min
54
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle
79 min
55
How social democrats won Europe — then lost it
64 min
56
In defense of white-backlash politics
96 min
57
Identity, nationalism, and fatherhood
103 min
58
An ex-libertarian’s quest to rebuild the center...
81 min
59
How whiteness distorts our democracy, with Eddi...
86 min
60
Pete Buttigieg’s theory of political change
56 min
61
Meet the policy architect behind the Green New ...
79 min
62
The somewhat fractured state of American conser...
58 min
63
American politics after Christianity, with Ross...
74 min
64
Why Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president on...
62 min
65
ICYMI: Julia Galef
88 min
66
The roots of extremism, with Deeyah Khan
79 min
67
ICYMI: Paul Krugman
94 min
68
Pop music can make you smarter
21 min
69
Life after climate change, with David Wallace-W...
69 min
70
Pramila Jayapal thinks we can get to Medicare-f...
54 min
71
Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justi...
67 min
72
Why should we care about deficits?
62 min
73
Anniversary special: Rachel Maddow
98 min
74
Andrew Sullivan and I work out our differences
121 min
75
The core contradiction of American politics
63 min
76
Leftists vs. liberals, with Elizabeth Bruenig
76 min
77
The world according to Ralph Nader
80 min
78
This conversation will change how you understan...
131 min
79
Ending the age of animal cruelty, with Bruce Fr...
75 min
80
Robert Sapolsky on the toxic intersection of po...
75 min
81
Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational
57 min
82
Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis o...
75 min
83
Cal Newport has an answer for digital burnout
66 min
84
Eric Holder’s plan to save democracy
60 min
85
Anil Dash on the biases of tech
77 min
86
Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
90 min
87
Best of: N.K. Jemisin
80 min
88
Best-of: Bryan Stevenson
89 min
89
Kara Swisher interviews me on the Future of Jou...
90 min
90
TED’s Chris Anderson on the lessons of listening
66 min
91
Rep. Katie Porter on how capitalism is failing
76 min
92
How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy
98 min
93
Adam Serwer on white political correctness
47 min
94
Will Storr on why you are not yourself
82 min
95
How to be a better carnivore
32 min
96
Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and i...
83 min
97
Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind w...
108 min
98
The Impact: Deportation without representation
30 min
99
Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi’s future and Paul Ry...
59 min
100
Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls th...
106 min
101
Ask Ezra Anything
92 min
102
Presidents in crisis with Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh
80 min
103
Sandy Darity has a plan to close the wealth gap
47 min
104
How identity politics elected Donald Trump
94 min
105
Rep. Mark Sanford on losing the Republican Part...
60 min
106
Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presi...
79 min
107
What Nate Silver's learned about forecasting el...
75 min
108
Jay Rosen is pessimistic about the media. So am I.
78 min
109
Why Bill Gates is worried
56 min
110
Reihan Salam makes the case against open borders
86 min
111
Jose Antonio Vargas on living undocumented in T...
84 min
112
Rebecca Traister: Women's rage is transforming ...
67 min
113
Patrick Deneen says liberalism has failed. Is h...
56 min
114
Francis Fukuyama’s case against identity politics
88 min
115
Carol Anderson on the myth of American democracy
52 min
116
Martha C. Nussbaum on how fear deforms our poli...
54 min
117
David French on “The Great White Culture War"
89 min
118
Your attention is being hijacked. Chris Bailey ...
62 min
119
Anand Giridharadas on the elite charade of chan...
90 min
120
I build a world with fantasy master N.K. Jemisin
79 min
121
Reup: Zephyr Teachout vs. Corruption
89 min
122
Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and...
68 min
123
Chef Marcus Samuelsson on immigration, creativi...
69 min
124
Why online politics gets so extreme so fast
62 min
125
Taking Trump’s corruption seriously
62 min
126
The surprising story of how American politics p...
62 min
127
The most important idea for understanding Ameri...
73 min
128
What economists and politicians get wrong about...
54 min
129
How to disagree better
94 min
130
Jaron Lanier’s case for deleting social media r...
77 min
131
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had about...
65 min
132
The Supreme Court vs. Democracy
64 min
133
Eric Garcetti on the lessons of Los Angeles
60 min
134
What Ellen Pao saw coming
51 min
135
The Green Pill
57 min
136
How Jane Mayer exposed Eric Schneiderman, Bush’...
71 min
137
Political power and the racial wealth gap
77 min
138
Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American comp...
84 min
139
A mind-expanding conversation with Michael Pollan
79 min
140
Optimism about America
78 min
141
The New York Times’s lead Clinton reporter refl...
55 min
142
The age of "mega-identity" politics
74 min
143
Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.
110 min
144
Special episode: The Syrian conflict, explained...
57 min
145
Is modern society making us depressed?
87 min
146
Carol Anderson on White Rage and Donald Trump
91 min
147
The Sam Harris Debate
128 min
148
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and...
46 min
149
Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Tru...
80 min
150
Melinda Gates (live!) on stopping climate chang...
50 min
151
A better conversation on guns
49 min
152
This isn’t Joe Kennedy’s grandfather’s Democrat...
61 min
153
Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart
59 min
154
How technology brings out the worst in us, with...
69 min
155
Steven Pinker: enlightenment values made this t...
65 min
156
Why my politics are bad with Bhaskar Sunkara
71 min
157
How Democracies Die
72 min
158
How to oppose Trump without becoming more like him
69 min
159
You will love this conversation with Jaron Lani...
95 min
160
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had on Tr...
73 min
161
Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau on Trump’s first...
58 min
162
The inside story of Doug Jones’s win in Alabama
59 min
163
What life is like in North Korea
46 min
164
"An orgy of serious policy discussion" with Pau...
93 min
165
The case for impeachment
66 min
166
What Buddhism got right about the human brain
75 min
167
Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, female rage, and An...
86 min
168
Ai-jen Poo: the future of work isn’t robots. It...
61 min
169
Evan Osnos on the North Korea crisis, Trump’s m...
82 min
170
Why politics needs more conflict, not less
72 min
171
Why the Weinstein scandal gives Tig Notaro hope...
41 min
172
What happens when human beings take control of ...
61 min
173
Ta-Nehisi Coates is not here to comfort you
67 min
174
How the Republican Party created Donald Trump
105 min
175
Reihan Salam wants to remake the Republican Par...
76 min
176
David Remnick on journalism in the Trump era an...
82 min
177
What Hillary Clinton really thinks
54 min
178
Dan Rather thought he'd seen it all. But then c...
65 min
179
From 4Chan to Charlottesville: where the alt-ri...
83 min
180
Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to crim...
73 min
181
Chris Hayes on whether Trump should be removed ...
64 min
182
Sen. Michael Bennet on why this is a dismal, so...
75 min
183
What’s scary isn’t Trump’s illiberalism but Ame...
62 min
184
Julia Galef on how to argue better and change y...
88 min
185
Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, the first psychologist t...
65 min
186
Eddie Izzard on World War I, cake or death, and...
65 min
187
Avik Roy and Ezra debate the Senate GOP's healt...
83 min
188
danah boyd on why fake news is so easy to believe
84 min
189
Al Franken on learning to be a politician
52 min
190
Zephyr Teachout on suing Trump, fighting corrup...
89 min
191
Masha Gessen offers a plausible Trump-Russia th...
63 min
192
Kwame Anthony Appiah on cosmopolitanism
63 min
193
Yascha Mounk: Is Trump’s incompetence saving us...
91 min
194
Bryan Stevenson on why the opposite of poverty ...
89 min
195
Death, Sex, and Money’s Anna Sale on bringing e...
50 min
196
Cory Booker returns, live, to talk trust, Trump...
67 min
197
VC Bill Gurley on transforming health care
69 min
198
Elizabeth Warren on what Barack Obama got wrong
43 min
199
Cal Newport on doing Deep Work and escaping soc...
80 min
200
G. Willow Wilson on religion, comics, and moder...
72 min
201
Chris Hayes on the crisis of elites and the pol...
99 min
202
Tyler Cowen explains it all
91 min
203
Molly Ball on whether facts matter in politics
73 min
204
Denis McDonough on how to run the White House
78 min
205
Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, labor or...
72 min
206
Tim Ferriss on suffering, psychedelics, and spi...
108 min
207
Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, relig...
67 min
208
Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate. Here's what s...
68 min
209
Avik Roy on why conservatives need to embrace d...
88 min
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Kara Swisher gives a master class on reporting ...
95 min
211
David Miliband explains the global refugee crisis
46 min
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Jennifer Lawless on why you — yes, you — should...
61 min
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JD Vance: the reluctant interpreter of Trumpism
100 min
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Keith Ellison: The Democratic National Committe...
60 min
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Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries ...
78 min
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Sarah Kliff and Ezra Interview Obama About Obam...
72 min
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You Ask, Ezra Answers
93 min
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Evelyn Farkas explains the crisis in Syria and ...
77 min
219
Tim Wu's interesting, unusual, fascinating life
89 min
220
Ta-Nehisi Coates: "There’s not gonna be a happy...
100 min
221
Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on management, rati...
87 min
222
Award-winning chef José Andrés on cooking, crea...
86 min
223
Heather McGhee returns to talk Trump, race, and...
59 min
224
Ron Brownstein: Clinton didn’t lose because of ...
63 min
225
David Frum on the 2016 election, and the long d...
92 min
226
Deborah Tannen on gendered speech, Hillary Clin...
89 min
227
Joseph Stiglitz on broken markets, bad trade de...
66 min
228
Let's talk about Hillary Clinton's policy ideas...
70 min
229
Francis Fukuyama on whether America's democracy...
67 min
230
Tyler Cowen interviews Ezra Klein about politic...
73 min
231
The best conversation I’ve had about the electi...
68 min
232
HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on runnin...
43 min
233
Dr. Leana Wen on why the opposite of poverty is...
96 min
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Arlie Hochschild on how America feels to Trump ...
55 min
235
Stewart Butterfield on creating Slack, learning...
91 min
236
W. Kamau Bell on the lessons of parenthood, Twi...
88 min
237
Malcolm Gladwell on the danger of joining conse...
90 min
238
Grant Gordon on studying the world's worst conf...
86 min
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Melissa Bell on starting Vox, managing media, a...
79 min
240
Atul Gawande on surgery, writing, Obamacare, an...
94 min
241
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show
73 min
242
Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how th...
74 min
243
Hillary Clinton. Yes, that Hillary Clinton.
44 min
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Patrick Brown on plant-meat that bleeds and the...
42 min
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Heather McGhee on what Democrats get wrong abou...
74 min
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Jesse Eisenberg on Jewish humor, writing lesson...
58 min
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Jessica Valenti on honesty, internet trolls, an...
68 min
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Moby on how cheap rent leads to great art
55 min
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Secretary of Labor (and maybe VP?) Tom Perez
63 min
250
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging, fearing p...
111 min
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Alice Rivlin, queen of Washington's budget wonks
54 min
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Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social ...
85 min
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Robert Reich on supporting Bernie Sanders, dati...
101 min
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Bruce Friedrich on how technology will reduce a...
76 min
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Ben Thompson on how to make it in media in 2016
92 min
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Ben Thompson on how the media business is changing
92 min
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Grover Norquist explains what it takes to chang...
86 min
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Neera Tanden on what it's like to work for Hill...
67 min
259
David Chang, head of the Momofuku empire
84 min
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Cory Booker on the spiritual dimension of politics
105 min
261
Michael Needham on the Republican Party's crack-up
68 min
262
Jim Yong Kim on revolutionizing how we treat th...
72 min
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Theda Skocpol on how political scientists think...
57 min
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Bill Gates on stopping climate change, building...
40 min
265
How lobbying works, with super-lobbyist Tony Po...
56 min
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Rachel Maddow on skinhead rallies, AIDS activis...
100 min
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