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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
When doing the right thing makes you a criminal
Direct Action Everywhere co-founder Wayne Hsiung explains why he decided to risk his freedom to expose extreme injustice.
99 min
2
Peter Singer on the lives you can save
Ezra chats with Peter Singer about the re-release of his book "The Life You Can Save".
73 min
3
Best of: The age of "mega-identity" politics
A conversation with Lilliana Mason about identity politics
75 min
4
Because podcast
Gretchen McCulloch on how the internet revolutionized language
77 min
5
There’s more to life than profit
Yancey Strickler on climate change, founding Kickstarter and the perils of profit
89 min
6
Having a bad day? Dave Eggers can help.
Dave Eggers and I discuss satire, the Trump presidency and the importance of disconnecting.
80 min
7
How Whole Foods, yoga, and NPR became the hallm...
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett and Ezra Klein discuss why today’s rich are far less materialistic, but a far greater threat to equality
68 min
8
How social media makes us antisocial
Andrew Marantz explains the symbiotic relationship between social media platforms and the alt-right
89 min
9
ICYMI: Edward Norton’s theory of mind, movies, ...
107 min
10
Introducing Reset
Arielle Duhaime-Ross hosts Reset - the new tech podcast from Recode.
42 min
11
What a smarter Trumpism would sound like
Michael Lind discusses the new class war, China, and his theory of political settlement
82 min
12
The climate crisis is an oceans crisis
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson explains why oceans are essential to human life and how we are killing them.
69 min
13
We live in The Good Place. And we’re screwing i...
How bad is climate change? Scientist Kate Marvel explains.
81 min
14
Neoliberalism and its discontents
Wendy Brown and Noah Smith try to define one of the most confusing concepts in modern political discourse
89 min
15
The four words that will decide impeachment
Ezra Klein and Gene Healy discuss the meaning of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors"
52 min
16
We don’t just feel emotions. We make them.
A mind-blowing conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett on how emotion is made
90 min
17
How politics became a war against reality
Peter Pomerantsev on modern propaganda, post-truth politics, and the authoritarian resurgence
84 min
18
The loneliness epidemic
A deeply personal conversation with Vivek Murthy about loneliness and its impact on the mind, body, and soul
76 min
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
Randall Munroe, the genius behind XKCD
A quirky, weird, illuminating, curious trip through the mind of a genius
82 min
26
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
27
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
28
John McWhorter thinks we're getting racism wrong
John McWhorter and Jane Coaston discuss the limits of third-wave antiracism
63 min
29
The rocky marriage between libertarians and con...
Jane Coaston and Conor Friedersdorf discuss the future of the GOP in Trump's America
83 min
30
A mind-bending, reality-warping conversation wi...
What psychedelics, burning money, and postmodernism have in common
85 min
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
The Constitution is a progressive document
Gerrymandering, constitutionalism, and the future of the Supreme Court
56 min
35
Matt Bruenig’s case for single-payer health care
Ezra interviews Matt Bruenig
119 min
36
Can Raj Chetty save the American dream?
Ezra chats with Raj Chetty about the fading American dream.
77 min
37
Astra Taylor will change how you think about de...
Is democracy even possible? A conversation with Astra Taylor
76 min
38
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate.
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and Ezra debate.
73 min
39
Generation Climate Change
Ezra sits down with Varshini Prakash of Sunrise Movement
91 min
40
Is the media amplifying Trump’s racism? (with W...
Ezra interviews Whitney Phillips
82 min
41
Rutger Bregman’s utopias, and mine
Ezra interviews Rutger Bregman
86 min
42
How white identity politics won the Republican ...
83 min
43
George Will makes the conservative case against...
70 min
44
What deliberative democracy can, and can’t, do ...
Ezra interviews Jane Mansbridge
51 min
45
Rod Dreher on America’s post-Christian culture ...
110 min
46
White threat in a browning America (Jennifer Ri...
73 min
47
Behind the panic in white, Christian America
91 min
48
An enlightening, frustrating conversation on li...
105 min
49
The cognitive cost of poverty (with Sendhil Mul...
93 min
50
Failing towards Utopia
20 min
51
Why liberals and conservatives create such diff...
90 min
52
Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live!)
59 min
53
This changed how I think about love (with Aliso...
93 min
54
The plan behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans
49 min
55
Michael Lewis reads my mind
101 min
56
How Mitch McConnell convinced Michael Bennet to...
73 min
57
How the brains of master meditators change
68 min
58
Why good people are easily corrupted (with Lawr...
79 min
59
The art of attention (with Jenny Odell)
85 min
60
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housi...
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housing crisis
59 min
61
What kind of news is cable news? (With Brian St...
82 min
62
Contrapoints on taking the trolls seriously
75 min
63
The purpose of political violence
75 min
64
Ask Ezra Anything 3: Endgame
Ezra answers listener questions
90 min
65
The disillusionment of David Brooks
93 min
66
Emily Oster schools me on parenthood
51 min
67
Lessons from Vox’s first 5 years
90 min
68
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle
79 min
69
How social democrats won Europe — then lost it
64 min
70
In defense of white-backlash politics
96 min
71
Identity, nationalism, and fatherhood
103 min
72
An ex-libertarian’s quest to rebuild the center...
81 min
73
How whiteness distorts our democracy, with Eddi...
86 min
74
Pete Buttigieg’s theory of political change
56 min
75
Meet the policy architect behind the Green New ...
79 min
76
The somewhat fractured state of American conser...
58 min
77
American politics after Christianity, with Ross...
74 min
78
Why Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president on...
62 min
79
ICYMI: Julia Galef
88 min
80
The roots of extremism, with Deeyah Khan
79 min
81
ICYMI: Paul Krugman
94 min
82
Pop music can make you smarter
21 min
83
Life after climate change, with David Wallace-W...
69 min
84
Pramila Jayapal thinks we can get to Medicare-f...
54 min
85
Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justi...
67 min
86
Why should we care about deficits?
62 min
87
Anniversary special: Rachel Maddow
98 min
88
Andrew Sullivan and I work out our differences
121 min
89
The core contradiction of American politics
63 min
90
Leftists vs. liberals, with Elizabeth Bruenig
76 min
91
The world according to Ralph Nader
80 min
92
This conversation will change how you understan...
131 min
93
Ending the age of animal cruelty, with Bruce Fr...
75 min
94
Robert Sapolsky on the toxic intersection of po...
75 min
95
Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational
57 min
96
Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis o...
75 min
97
Cal Newport has an answer for digital burnout
66 min
98
Eric Holder’s plan to save democracy
60 min
99
Anil Dash on the biases of tech
77 min
100
Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
90 min
101
Best of: N.K. Jemisin
80 min
102
Best-of: Bryan Stevenson
89 min
103
Kara Swisher interviews me on the Future of Jou...
90 min
104
TED’s Chris Anderson on the lessons of listening
66 min
105
Rep. Katie Porter on how capitalism is failing
76 min
106
How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy
98 min
107
Adam Serwer on white political correctness
47 min
108
Will Storr on why you are not yourself
82 min
109
How to be a better carnivore
32 min
110
Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and i...
83 min
111
Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind w...
108 min
112
The Impact: Deportation without representation
30 min
113
Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi’s future and Paul Ry...
59 min
114
Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls th...
106 min
115
Ask Ezra Anything
92 min
116
Presidents in crisis with Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh
80 min
117
Sandy Darity has a plan to close the wealth gap
47 min
118
How identity politics elected Donald Trump
94 min
119
Rep. Mark Sanford on losing the Republican Part...
60 min
120
Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presi...
79 min
121
What Nate Silver's learned about forecasting el...
75 min
122
Jay Rosen is pessimistic about the media. So am I.
78 min
123
Why Bill Gates is worried
56 min
124
Reihan Salam makes the case against open borders
86 min
125
Jose Antonio Vargas on living undocumented in T...
84 min
126
Rebecca Traister: Women's rage is transforming ...
67 min
127
Patrick Deneen says liberalism has failed. Is h...
56 min
128
Francis Fukuyama’s case against identity politics
88 min
129
Carol Anderson on the myth of American democracy
52 min
130
Martha C. Nussbaum on how fear deforms our poli...
54 min
131
David French on “The Great White Culture War"
89 min
132
Your attention is being hijacked. Chris Bailey ...
62 min
133
Anand Giridharadas on the elite charade of chan...
90 min
134
I build a world with fantasy master N.K. Jemisin
79 min
135
Reup: Zephyr Teachout vs. Corruption
89 min
136
Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and...
68 min
137
Chef Marcus Samuelsson on immigration, creativi...
69 min
138
Why online politics gets so extreme so fast
62 min
139
Taking Trump’s corruption seriously
62 min
140
The surprising story of how American politics p...
62 min
141
The most important idea for understanding Ameri...
73 min
142
What economists and politicians get wrong about...
54 min
143
How to disagree better
94 min
144
Jaron Lanier’s case for deleting social media r...
77 min
145
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had about...
65 min
146
The Supreme Court vs. Democracy
64 min
147
Eric Garcetti on the lessons of Los Angeles
60 min
148
What Ellen Pao saw coming
51 min
149
The Green Pill
57 min
150
How Jane Mayer exposed Eric Schneiderman, Bush’...
71 min
151
Political power and the racial wealth gap
77 min
152
Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American comp...
84 min
153
A mind-expanding conversation with Michael Pollan
79 min
154
Optimism about America
78 min
155
The New York Times’s lead Clinton reporter refl...
55 min
156
The age of "mega-identity" politics
74 min
157
Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.
110 min
158
Special episode: The Syrian conflict, explained...
57 min
159
Is modern society making us depressed?
87 min
160
Carol Anderson on White Rage and Donald Trump
91 min
161
The Sam Harris Debate
128 min
162
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and...
46 min
163
Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Tru...
80 min
164
Melinda Gates (live!) on stopping climate chang...
50 min
165
A better conversation on guns
49 min
166
This isn’t Joe Kennedy’s grandfather’s Democrat...
61 min
167
Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart
59 min
168
How technology brings out the worst in us, with...
69 min
169
Steven Pinker: enlightenment values made this t...
65 min
170
Why my politics are bad with Bhaskar Sunkara
71 min
171
How Democracies Die
72 min
172
How to oppose Trump without becoming more like him
69 min
173
You will love this conversation with Jaron Lani...
95 min
174
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had on Tr...
73 min
175
Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau on Trump’s first...
58 min
176
The inside story of Doug Jones’s win in Alabama
59 min
177
What life is like in North Korea
46 min
178
"An orgy of serious policy discussion" with Pau...
93 min
179
The case for impeachment
66 min
180
What Buddhism got right about the human brain
75 min
181
Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, female rage, and An...
86 min
182
Ai-jen Poo: the future of work isn’t robots. It...
61 min
183
Evan Osnos on the North Korea crisis, Trump’s m...
82 min
184
Why politics needs more conflict, not less
72 min
185
Why the Weinstein scandal gives Tig Notaro hope...
41 min
186
What happens when human beings take control of ...
61 min
187
Ta-Nehisi Coates is not here to comfort you
67 min
188
How the Republican Party created Donald Trump
105 min
189
Reihan Salam wants to remake the Republican Par...
76 min
190
David Remnick on journalism in the Trump era an...
82 min
191
What Hillary Clinton really thinks
54 min
192
Dan Rather thought he'd seen it all. But then c...
65 min
193
From 4Chan to Charlottesville: where the alt-ri...
83 min
194
Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to crim...
73 min
195
Chris Hayes on whether Trump should be removed ...
64 min
196
Sen. Michael Bennet on why this is a dismal, so...
75 min
197
What’s scary isn’t Trump’s illiberalism but Ame...
62 min
198
Julia Galef on how to argue better and change y...
88 min
199
Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, the first psychologist t...
65 min
200
Eddie Izzard on World War I, cake or death, and...
65 min
201
Avik Roy and Ezra debate the Senate GOP's healt...
83 min
202
danah boyd on why fake news is so easy to believe
84 min
203
Al Franken on learning to be a politician
52 min
204
Zephyr Teachout on suing Trump, fighting corrup...
89 min
205
Masha Gessen offers a plausible Trump-Russia th...
63 min
206
Kwame Anthony Appiah on cosmopolitanism
63 min
207
Yascha Mounk: Is Trump’s incompetence saving us...
91 min
208
Bryan Stevenson on why the opposite of poverty ...
89 min
209
Death, Sex, and Money’s Anna Sale on bringing e...
50 min
210
Cory Booker returns, live, to talk trust, Trump...
67 min
211
VC Bill Gurley on transforming health care
69 min
212
Elizabeth Warren on what Barack Obama got wrong
43 min
213
Cal Newport on doing Deep Work and escaping soc...
80 min
214
G. Willow Wilson on religion, comics, and moder...
72 min
215
Chris Hayes on the crisis of elites and the pol...
99 min
216
Tyler Cowen explains it all
91 min
217
Molly Ball on whether facts matter in politics
73 min
218
Denis McDonough on how to run the White House
78 min
219
Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, labor or...
72 min
220
Tim Ferriss on suffering, psychedelics, and spi...
108 min
221
Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, relig...
67 min
222
Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate. Here's what s...
68 min
223
Avik Roy on why conservatives need to embrace d...
88 min
224
Kara Swisher gives a master class on reporting ...
95 min
225
David Miliband explains the global refugee crisis
46 min
226
Jennifer Lawless on why you — yes, you — should...
61 min
227
JD Vance: the reluctant interpreter of Trumpism
100 min
228
Keith Ellison: The Democratic National Committe...
60 min
229
Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries ...
78 min
230
Sarah Kliff and Ezra Interview Obama About Obam...
72 min
231
You Ask, Ezra Answers
93 min
232
Evelyn Farkas explains the crisis in Syria and ...
77 min
233
Tim Wu's interesting, unusual, fascinating life
89 min
234
Ta-Nehisi Coates: "There’s not gonna be a happy...
100 min
235
Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on management, rati...
87 min
236
Award-winning chef José Andrés on cooking, crea...
86 min
237
Heather McGhee returns to talk Trump, race, and...
59 min
238
Ron Brownstein: Clinton didn’t lose because of ...
63 min
239
David Frum on the 2016 election, and the long d...
92 min
240
Deborah Tannen on gendered speech, Hillary Clin...
89 min
241
Joseph Stiglitz on broken markets, bad trade de...
66 min
242
Let's talk about Hillary Clinton's policy ideas...
70 min
243
Francis Fukuyama on whether America's democracy...
67 min
244
Tyler Cowen interviews Ezra Klein about politic...
73 min
245
The best conversation I’ve had about the electi...
68 min
246
HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on runnin...
43 min
247
Dr. Leana Wen on why the opposite of poverty is...
96 min
248
Arlie Hochschild on how America feels to Trump ...
55 min
249
Stewart Butterfield on creating Slack, learning...
91 min
250
W. Kamau Bell on the lessons of parenthood, Twi...
88 min
251
Malcolm Gladwell on the danger of joining conse...
90 min
252
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
255
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show
73 min
256
Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how th...
74 min
257
Hillary Clinton. Yes, that Hillary Clinton.
44 min
258
Patrick Brown on plant-meat that bleeds and the...
42 min
259
Heather McGhee on what Democrats get wrong abou...
74 min
260
Jesse Eisenberg on Jewish humor, writing lesson...
58 min
261
Jessica Valenti on honesty, internet trolls, an...
68 min
262
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
264
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging, fearing p...
111 min
265
Alice Rivlin, queen of Washington's budget wonks
54 min
266
Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social ...
81 min
267
Robert Reich on supporting Bernie Sanders, dati...
98 min
268
Bruce Friedrich on how technology will reduce a...
74 min
269
Ben Thompson on how to make it in media in 2016
91 min
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Ben Thompson on how the media business is changing
91 min
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Grover Norquist explains what it takes to chang...
84 min
272
Neera Tanden on what it's like to work for Hill...
66 min
273
David Chang, head of the Momofuku empire
82 min
274
Cory Booker on the spiritual dimension of politics
105 min
275
Michael Needham on the Republican Party's crack-up
68 min
276
Jim Yong Kim on revolutionizing how we treat th...
72 min
277
Theda Skocpol on how political scientists think...
57 min
278
Bill Gates on stopping climate change, building...
40 min
279
How lobbying works, with super-lobbyist Tony Po...
55 min
280
Rachel Maddow on skinhead rallies, AIDS activis...
100 min
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