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The Ezra Klein Show
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.
Philosophy
Politics
News Commentary
1
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
2
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
3
John McWhorter thinks we're getting racism wrong
John McWhorter and Jane Coaston discuss the limits of third-wave antiracism
63 min
4
The rocky marriage between libertarians and con...
Jane Coaston and Conor Friedersdorf discuss the future of the GOP in Trump's America
83 min
5
A mind-bending, reality-warping conversation wi...
What psychedelics, burning money, and postmodernism have in common
85 min
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
The Constitution is a progressive document
Gerrymandering, constitutionalism, and the future of the Supreme Court
56 min
10
Matt Bruenig’s case for single-payer health care
Ezra interviews Matt Bruenig
119 min
11
Can Raj Chetty save the American dream?
Ezra chats with Raj Chetty about the fading American dream.
77 min
12
Astra Taylor will change how you think about de...
Is democracy even possible? A conversation with Astra Taylor
76 min
13
Introducing Land of the Giants
27 min
14
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate.
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and Ezra debate.
73 min
15
Generation Climate Change
Ezra sits down with Varshini Prakash of Sunrise Movement
91 min
16
Is the media amplifying Trump’s racism? (with W...
Ezra interviews Whitney Phillips
82 min
17
Rutger Bregman’s utopias, and mine
Ezra interviews Rutger Bregman
86 min
18
How white identity politics won the Republican ...
83 min
19
George Will makes the conservative case against...
70 min
20
What deliberative democracy can, and can’t, do ...
Ezra interviews Jane Mansbridge
51 min
21
Rod Dreher on America’s post-Christian culture ...
110 min
22
White threat in a browning America (Jennifer Ri...
73 min
23
Behind the panic in white, Christian America
91 min
24
An enlightening, frustrating conversation on li...
105 min
25
The cognitive cost of poverty (with Sendhil Mul...
93 min
26
Failing towards Utopia
20 min
27
Why liberals and conservatives create such diff...
90 min
28
Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live!)
59 min
29
This changed how I think about love (with Aliso...
93 min
30
The plan behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans
49 min
31
Michael Lewis reads my mind
101 min
32
How Mitch McConnell convinced Michael Bennet to...
73 min
33
How the brains of master meditators change
68 min
34
Why good people are easily corrupted (with Lawr...
79 min
35
The art of attention (with Jenny Odell)
85 min
36
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housi...
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housing crisis
59 min
37
What kind of news is cable news? (With Brian St...
82 min
38
Contrapoints on taking the trolls seriously
75 min
39
The purpose of political violence
75 min
40
Ask Ezra Anything 3: Endgame
Ezra answers listener questions
90 min
41
The disillusionment of David Brooks
93 min
42
Emily Oster schools me on parenthood
51 min
43
Lessons from Vox’s first 5 years
90 min
44
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle
79 min
45
How social democrats won Europe — then lost it
64 min
46
In defense of white-backlash politics
96 min
47
Identity, nationalism, and fatherhood
103 min
48
An ex-libertarian’s quest to rebuild the center...
81 min
49
How whiteness distorts our democracy, with Eddi...
86 min
50
Pete Buttigieg’s theory of political change
56 min
51
Meet the policy architect behind the Green New ...
79 min
52
The somewhat fractured state of American conser...
58 min
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American politics after Christianity, with Ross...
74 min
54
Why Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president on...
62 min
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ICYMI: Julia Galef
88 min
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The roots of extremism, with Deeyah Khan
79 min
57
ICYMI: Paul Krugman
94 min
58
Pop music can make you smarter
21 min
59
Life after climate change, with David Wallace-W...
69 min
60
Pramila Jayapal thinks we can get to Medicare-f...
54 min
61
Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justi...
67 min
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Why should we care about deficits?
62 min
63
Anniversary special: Rachel Maddow
98 min
64
Andrew Sullivan and I work out our differences
121 min
65
The core contradiction of American politics
63 min
66
Leftists vs. liberals, with Elizabeth Bruenig
76 min
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The world according to Ralph Nader
80 min
68
This conversation will change how you understan...
131 min
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Ending the age of animal cruelty, with Bruce Fr...
75 min
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Robert Sapolsky on the toxic intersection of po...
75 min
71
Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational
57 min
72
Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis o...
75 min
73
Cal Newport has an answer for digital burnout
66 min
74
Eric Holder’s plan to save democracy
60 min
75
Anil Dash on the biases of tech
77 min
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Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
90 min
77
Best of: N.K. Jemisin
80 min
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Best-of: Bryan Stevenson
89 min
79
Kara Swisher interviews me on the Future of Jou...
90 min
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TED’s Chris Anderson on the lessons of listening
66 min
81
Rep. Katie Porter on how capitalism is failing
76 min
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How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy
98 min
83
Adam Serwer on white political correctness
47 min
84
Will Storr on why you are not yourself
82 min
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How to be a better carnivore
32 min
86
Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and i...
83 min
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Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind w...
108 min
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The Impact: Deportation without representation
30 min
89
Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi’s future and Paul Ry...
59 min
90
Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls th...
106 min
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Ask Ezra Anything
92 min
92
Presidents in crisis with Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh
80 min
93
Sandy Darity has a plan to close the wealth gap
47 min
94
How identity politics elected Donald Trump
94 min
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Rep. Mark Sanford on losing the Republican Part...
60 min
96
Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presi...
79 min
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What Nate Silver's learned about forecasting el...
75 min
98
Jay Rosen is pessimistic about the media. So am I.
78 min
99
Why Bill Gates is worried
56 min
100
Reihan Salam makes the case against open borders
86 min
101
Jose Antonio Vargas on living undocumented in T...
84 min
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Rebecca Traister: Women's rage is transforming ...
67 min
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Patrick Deneen says liberalism has failed. Is h...
56 min
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Francis Fukuyama’s case against identity politics
88 min
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Carol Anderson on the myth of American democracy
52 min
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Martha C. Nussbaum on how fear deforms our poli...
54 min
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David French on “The Great White Culture War"
89 min
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Your attention is being hijacked. Chris Bailey ...
62 min
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Anand Giridharadas on the elite charade of chan...
90 min
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I build a world with fantasy master N.K. Jemisin
79 min
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Reup: Zephyr Teachout vs. Corruption
89 min
112
Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and...
68 min
113
Chef Marcus Samuelsson on immigration, creativi...
69 min
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Why online politics gets so extreme so fast
62 min
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Taking Trump’s corruption seriously
62 min
116
The surprising story of how American politics p...
62 min
117
The most important idea for understanding Ameri...
73 min
118
What economists and politicians get wrong about...
54 min
119
How to disagree better
94 min
120
Jaron Lanier’s case for deleting social media r...
77 min
121
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had about...
65 min
122
The Supreme Court vs. Democracy
64 min
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Eric Garcetti on the lessons of Los Angeles
60 min
124
What Ellen Pao saw coming
51 min
125
The Green Pill
57 min
126
How Jane Mayer exposed Eric Schneiderman, Bush’...
71 min
127
Political power and the racial wealth gap
77 min
128
Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American comp...
84 min
129
A mind-expanding conversation with Michael Pollan
79 min
130
Optimism about America
78 min
131
The New York Times’s lead Clinton reporter refl...
55 min
132
The age of "mega-identity" politics
74 min
133
Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.
110 min
134
Special episode: The Syrian conflict, explained...
57 min
135
Is modern society making us depressed?
87 min
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Carol Anderson on White Rage and Donald Trump
91 min
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The Sam Harris Debate
128 min
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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and...
46 min
139
Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Tru...
80 min
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Melinda Gates (live!) on stopping climate chang...
50 min
141
A better conversation on guns
49 min
142
This isn’t Joe Kennedy’s grandfather’s Democrat...
61 min
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Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart
59 min
144
How technology brings out the worst in us, with...
69 min
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Steven Pinker: enlightenment values made this t...
65 min
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Why my politics are bad with Bhaskar Sunkara
71 min
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How Democracies Die
72 min
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How to oppose Trump without becoming more like him
69 min
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You will love this conversation with Jaron Lani...
95 min
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The most clarifying conversation I’ve had on Tr...
73 min
151
Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau on Trump’s first...
58 min
152
The inside story of Doug Jones’s win in Alabama
64 min
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What life is like in North Korea
50 min
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"An orgy of serious policy discussion" with Pau...
95 min
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The case for impeachment
71 min
156
What Buddhism got right about the human brain
78 min
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Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, female rage, and An...
86 min
158
Ai-jen Poo: the future of work isn’t robots. It...
65 min
159
Evan Osnos on the North Korea crisis, Trump’s m...
84 min
160
Why politics needs more conflict, not less
77 min
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Why the Weinstein scandal gives Tig Notaro hope...
41 min
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What happens when human beings take control of ...
65 min
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is not here to comfort you
71 min
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How the Republican Party created Donald Trump
111 min
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Reihan Salam wants to remake the Republican Par...
80 min
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David Remnick on journalism in the Trump era an...
89 min
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What Hillary Clinton really thinks
60 min
168
Dan Rather thought he'd seen it all. But then c...
69 min
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From 4Chan to Charlottesville: where the alt-ri...
87 min
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Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to crim...
77 min
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Chris Hayes on whether Trump should be removed ...
67 min
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Sen. Michael Bennet on why this is a dismal, so...
79 min
173
What’s scary isn’t Trump’s illiberalism but Ame...
66 min
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Julia Galef on how to argue better and change y...
93 min
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Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, the first psychologist t...
68 min
176
Eddie Izzard on World War I, cake or death, and...
73 min
177
Avik Roy and Ezra debate the Senate GOP's healt...
86 min
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danah boyd on why fake news is so easy to believe
87 min
179
Al Franken on learning to be a politician
56 min
180
Zephyr Teachout on suing Trump, fighting corrup...
89 min
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Masha Gessen offers a plausible Trump-Russia th...
66 min
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Kwame Anthony Appiah on cosmopolitanism
67 min
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Yascha Mounk: Is Trump’s incompetence saving us...
94 min
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Bryan Stevenson on why the opposite of poverty ...
93 min
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Death, Sex, and Money’s Anna Sale on bringing e...
73 min
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Cory Booker returns, live, to talk trust, Trump...
68 min
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VC Bill Gurley on transforming health care
73 min
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Elizabeth Warren on what Barack Obama got wrong
47 min
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Cal Newport on doing Deep Work and escaping soc...
80 min
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G. Willow Wilson on religion, comics, and moder...
72 min
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Chris Hayes on the crisis of elites and the pol...
100 min
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Tyler Cowen explains it all
91 min
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Molly Ball on whether facts matter in politics
73 min
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Denis McDonough on how to run the White House
79 min
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Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, labor or...
72 min
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Tim Ferriss on suffering, psychedelics, and spi...
108 min
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Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, relig...
67 min
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Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate. Here's what s...
68 min
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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
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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
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Tim Wu's interesting, unusual, fascinating life
89 min
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Ta-Nehisi Coates: "There’s not gonna be a happy...
100 min
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Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on management, rati...
87 min
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Award-winning chef José Andrés on cooking, crea...
86 min
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Heather McGhee returns to talk Trump, race, and...
59 min
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Ron Brownstein: Clinton didn’t lose because of ...
63 min
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David Frum on the 2016 election, and the long d...
92 min
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Deborah Tannen on gendered speech, Hillary Clin...
89 min
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Joseph Stiglitz on broken markets, bad trade de...
66 min
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Let's talk about Hillary Clinton's policy ideas...
70 min
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Francis Fukuyama on whether America's democracy...
67 min
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Tyler Cowen interviews Ezra Klein about politic...
73 min
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The best conversation I’ve had about the electi...
68 min
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HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on runnin...
43 min
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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
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Stewart Butterfield on creating Slack, learning...
91 min
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W. Kamau Bell on the lessons of parenthood, Twi...
88 min
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Malcolm Gladwell on the danger of joining conse...
90 min
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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
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Atul Gawande on surgery, writing, Obamacare, an...
94 min
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Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show
73 min
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Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how th...
74 min
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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
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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
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David Chang, head of the Momofuku empire
84 min
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Cory Booker on the spiritual dimension of politics
105 min
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Michael Needham on the Republican Party's crack-up
68 min
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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
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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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