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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
We don’t just feel emotions. We make them.
A mind-blowing conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett on how emotion is made
90 min
2
How politics became a war against reality
Peter Pomerantsev on modern propaganda, post-truth politics, and the authoritarian resurgence
84 min
3
The loneliness epidemic
A deeply personal conversation with Vivek Murthy about loneliness and its impact on the mind, body, and soul
76 min
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
Randall Munroe, the genius behind XKCD
A quirky, weird, illuminating, curious trip through the mind of a genius
82 min
11
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
12
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
13
John McWhorter thinks we're getting racism wrong
John McWhorter and Jane Coaston discuss the limits of third-wave antiracism
63 min
14
The rocky marriage between libertarians and con...
Jane Coaston and Conor Friedersdorf discuss the future of the GOP in Trump's America
83 min
15
A mind-bending, reality-warping conversation wi...
What psychedelics, burning money, and postmodernism have in common
85 min
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
The Constitution is a progressive document
Gerrymandering, constitutionalism, and the future of the Supreme Court
56 min
20
Matt Bruenig’s case for single-payer health care
Ezra interviews Matt Bruenig
119 min
21
Can Raj Chetty save the American dream?
Ezra chats with Raj Chetty about the fading American dream.
77 min
22
Astra Taylor will change how you think about de...
Is democracy even possible? A conversation with Astra Taylor
76 min
23
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate.
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and Ezra debate.
73 min
24
Generation Climate Change
Ezra sits down with Varshini Prakash of Sunrise Movement
91 min
25
Is the media amplifying Trump’s racism? (with W...
Ezra interviews Whitney Phillips
82 min
26
Rutger Bregman’s utopias, and mine
Ezra interviews Rutger Bregman
86 min
27
How white identity politics won the Republican ...
83 min
28
George Will makes the conservative case against...
70 min
29
What deliberative democracy can, and can’t, do ...
Ezra interviews Jane Mansbridge
51 min
30
Rod Dreher on America’s post-Christian culture ...
110 min
31
White threat in a browning America (Jennifer Ri...
73 min
32
Behind the panic in white, Christian America
91 min
33
An enlightening, frustrating conversation on li...
105 min
34
The cognitive cost of poverty (with Sendhil Mul...
93 min
35
Failing towards Utopia
20 min
36
Why liberals and conservatives create such diff...
90 min
37
Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live!)
59 min
38
This changed how I think about love (with Aliso...
93 min
39
The plan behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans
49 min
40
Michael Lewis reads my mind
101 min
41
How Mitch McConnell convinced Michael Bennet to...
73 min
42
How the brains of master meditators change
68 min
43
Why good people are easily corrupted (with Lawr...
79 min
44
The art of attention (with Jenny Odell)
85 min
45
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housi...
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housing crisis
59 min
46
What kind of news is cable news? (With Brian St...
82 min
47
Contrapoints on taking the trolls seriously
75 min
48
The purpose of political violence
75 min
49
Ask Ezra Anything 3: Endgame
Ezra answers listener questions
90 min
50
The disillusionment of David Brooks
93 min
51
Emily Oster schools me on parenthood
51 min
52
Lessons from Vox’s first 5 years
90 min
53
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle
79 min
54
How social democrats won Europe — then lost it
64 min
55
In defense of white-backlash politics
96 min
56
Identity, nationalism, and fatherhood
103 min
57
An ex-libertarian’s quest to rebuild the center...
81 min
58
How whiteness distorts our democracy, with Eddi...
86 min
59
Pete Buttigieg’s theory of political change
56 min
60
Meet the policy architect behind the Green New ...
79 min
61
The somewhat fractured state of American conser...
58 min
62
American politics after Christianity, with Ross...
74 min
63
Why Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president on...
62 min
64
ICYMI: Julia Galef
88 min
65
The roots of extremism, with Deeyah Khan
79 min
66
ICYMI: Paul Krugman
94 min
67
Pop music can make you smarter
21 min
68
Life after climate change, with David Wallace-W...
69 min
69
Pramila Jayapal thinks we can get to Medicare-f...
54 min
70
Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justi...
67 min
71
Why should we care about deficits?
62 min
72
Anniversary special: Rachel Maddow
98 min
73
Andrew Sullivan and I work out our differences
121 min
74
The core contradiction of American politics
63 min
75
Leftists vs. liberals, with Elizabeth Bruenig
76 min
76
The world according to Ralph Nader
80 min
77
This conversation will change how you understan...
131 min
78
Ending the age of animal cruelty, with Bruce Fr...
75 min
79
Robert Sapolsky on the toxic intersection of po...
75 min
80
Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational
57 min
81
Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis o...
75 min
82
Cal Newport has an answer for digital burnout
66 min
83
Eric Holder’s plan to save democracy
60 min
84
Anil Dash on the biases of tech
77 min
85
Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
90 min
86
Best of: N.K. Jemisin
80 min
87
Best-of: Bryan Stevenson
89 min
88
Kara Swisher interviews me on the Future of Jou...
90 min
89
TED’s Chris Anderson on the lessons of listening
66 min
90
Rep. Katie Porter on how capitalism is failing
76 min
91
How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy
98 min
92
Adam Serwer on white political correctness
47 min
93
Will Storr on why you are not yourself
82 min
94
How to be a better carnivore
32 min
95
Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and i...
83 min
96
Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind w...
108 min
97
The Impact: Deportation without representation
30 min
98
Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi’s future and Paul Ry...
59 min
99
Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls th...
106 min
100
Ask Ezra Anything
92 min
101
Presidents in crisis with Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh
80 min
102
Sandy Darity has a plan to close the wealth gap
47 min
103
How identity politics elected Donald Trump
94 min
104
Rep. Mark Sanford on losing the Republican Part...
60 min
105
Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presi...
79 min
106
What Nate Silver's learned about forecasting el...
75 min
107
Jay Rosen is pessimistic about the media. So am I.
78 min
108
Why Bill Gates is worried
56 min
109
Reihan Salam makes the case against open borders
86 min
110
Jose Antonio Vargas on living undocumented in T...
84 min
111
Rebecca Traister: Women's rage is transforming ...
67 min
112
Patrick Deneen says liberalism has failed. Is h...
56 min
113
Francis Fukuyama’s case against identity politics
88 min
114
Carol Anderson on the myth of American democracy
52 min
115
Martha C. Nussbaum on how fear deforms our poli...
54 min
116
David French on “The Great White Culture War"
89 min
117
Your attention is being hijacked. Chris Bailey ...
62 min
118
Anand Giridharadas on the elite charade of chan...
90 min
119
I build a world with fantasy master N.K. Jemisin
79 min
120
Reup: Zephyr Teachout vs. Corruption
89 min
121
Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and...
68 min
122
Chef Marcus Samuelsson on immigration, creativi...
69 min
123
Why online politics gets so extreme so fast
62 min
124
Taking Trump’s corruption seriously
62 min
125
The surprising story of how American politics p...
62 min
126
The most important idea for understanding Ameri...
73 min
127
What economists and politicians get wrong about...
54 min
128
How to disagree better
94 min
129
Jaron Lanier’s case for deleting social media r...
77 min
130
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had about...
65 min
131
The Supreme Court vs. Democracy
64 min
132
Eric Garcetti on the lessons of Los Angeles
60 min
133
What Ellen Pao saw coming
51 min
134
The Green Pill
57 min
135
How Jane Mayer exposed Eric Schneiderman, Bush’...
71 min
136
Political power and the racial wealth gap
77 min
137
Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American comp...
84 min
138
A mind-expanding conversation with Michael Pollan
79 min
139
Optimism about America
78 min
140
The New York Times’s lead Clinton reporter refl...
55 min
141
The age of "mega-identity" politics
74 min
142
Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.
110 min
143
Special episode: The Syrian conflict, explained...
57 min
144
Is modern society making us depressed?
87 min
145
Carol Anderson on White Rage and Donald Trump
91 min
146
The Sam Harris Debate
128 min
147
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and...
46 min
148
Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Tru...
80 min
149
Melinda Gates (live!) on stopping climate chang...
50 min
150
A better conversation on guns
49 min
151
This isn’t Joe Kennedy’s grandfather’s Democrat...
61 min
152
Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart
59 min
153
How technology brings out the worst in us, with...
69 min
154
Steven Pinker: enlightenment values made this t...
65 min
155
Why my politics are bad with Bhaskar Sunkara
71 min
156
How Democracies Die
72 min
157
How to oppose Trump without becoming more like him
69 min
158
You will love this conversation with Jaron Lani...
95 min
159
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had on Tr...
73 min
160
Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau on Trump’s first...
58 min
161
The inside story of Doug Jones’s win in Alabama
59 min
162
What life is like in North Korea
46 min
163
"An orgy of serious policy discussion" with Pau...
93 min
164
The case for impeachment
66 min
165
What Buddhism got right about the human brain
75 min
166
Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, female rage, and An...
86 min
167
Ai-jen Poo: the future of work isn’t robots. It...
61 min
168
Evan Osnos on the North Korea crisis, Trump’s m...
82 min
169
Why politics needs more conflict, not less
72 min
170
Why the Weinstein scandal gives Tig Notaro hope...
41 min
171
What happens when human beings take control of ...
61 min
172
Ta-Nehisi Coates is not here to comfort you
67 min
173
How the Republican Party created Donald Trump
105 min
174
Reihan Salam wants to remake the Republican Par...
76 min
175
David Remnick on journalism in the Trump era an...
82 min
176
What Hillary Clinton really thinks
54 min
177
Dan Rather thought he'd seen it all. But then c...
65 min
178
From 4Chan to Charlottesville: where the alt-ri...
83 min
179
Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to crim...
73 min
180
Chris Hayes on whether Trump should be removed ...
64 min
181
Sen. Michael Bennet on why this is a dismal, so...
75 min
182
What’s scary isn’t Trump’s illiberalism but Ame...
62 min
183
Julia Galef on how to argue better and change y...
88 min
184
Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, the first psychologist t...
65 min
185
Eddie Izzard on World War I, cake or death, and...
65 min
186
Avik Roy and Ezra debate the Senate GOP's healt...
83 min
187
danah boyd on why fake news is so easy to believe
84 min
188
Al Franken on learning to be a politician
52 min
189
Zephyr Teachout on suing Trump, fighting corrup...
89 min
190
Masha Gessen offers a plausible Trump-Russia th...
63 min
191
Kwame Anthony Appiah on cosmopolitanism
63 min
192
Yascha Mounk: Is Trump’s incompetence saving us...
91 min
193
Bryan Stevenson on why the opposite of poverty ...
89 min
194
Death, Sex, and Money’s Anna Sale on bringing e...
50 min
195
Cory Booker returns, live, to talk trust, Trump...
67 min
196
VC Bill Gurley on transforming health care
69 min
197
Elizabeth Warren on what Barack Obama got wrong
43 min
198
Cal Newport on doing Deep Work and escaping soc...
80 min
199
G. Willow Wilson on religion, comics, and moder...
72 min
200
Chris Hayes on the crisis of elites and the pol...
99 min
201
Tyler Cowen explains it all
91 min
202
Molly Ball on whether facts matter in politics
73 min
203
Denis McDonough on how to run the White House
78 min
204
Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, labor or...
72 min
205
Tim Ferriss on suffering, psychedelics, and spi...
108 min
206
Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, relig...
67 min
207
Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate. Here's what s...
68 min
208
Avik Roy on why conservatives need to embrace d...
88 min
209
Kara Swisher gives a master class on reporting ...
95 min
210
David Miliband explains the global refugee crisis
46 min
211
Jennifer Lawless on why you — yes, you — should...
61 min
212
JD Vance: the reluctant interpreter of Trumpism
100 min
213
Keith Ellison: The Democratic National Committe...
60 min
214
Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries ...
78 min
215
Sarah Kliff and Ezra Interview Obama About Obam...
72 min
216
You Ask, Ezra Answers
93 min
217
Evelyn Farkas explains the crisis in Syria and ...
77 min
218
Tim Wu's interesting, unusual, fascinating life
89 min
219
Ta-Nehisi Coates: "There’s not gonna be a happy...
100 min
220
Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on management, rati...
87 min
221
Award-winning chef José Andrés on cooking, crea...
86 min
222
Heather McGhee returns to talk Trump, race, and...
59 min
223
Ron Brownstein: Clinton didn’t lose because of ...
63 min
224
David Frum on the 2016 election, and the long d...
92 min
225
Deborah Tannen on gendered speech, Hillary Clin...
89 min
226
Joseph Stiglitz on broken markets, bad trade de...
66 min
227
Let's talk about Hillary Clinton's policy ideas...
70 min
228
Francis Fukuyama on whether America's democracy...
67 min
229
Tyler Cowen interviews Ezra Klein about politic...
73 min
230
The best conversation I’ve had about the electi...
68 min
231
HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on runnin...
43 min
232
Dr. Leana Wen on why the opposite of poverty is...
96 min
233
Arlie Hochschild on how America feels to Trump ...
55 min
234
Stewart Butterfield on creating Slack, learning...
91 min
235
W. Kamau Bell on the lessons of parenthood, Twi...
88 min
236
Malcolm Gladwell on the danger of joining conse...
90 min
237
Grant Gordon on studying the world's worst conf...
86 min
238
Melissa Bell on starting Vox, managing media, a...
79 min
239
Atul Gawande on surgery, writing, Obamacare, an...
94 min
240
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show
73 min
241
Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how th...
74 min
242
Hillary Clinton. Yes, that Hillary Clinton.
44 min
243
Patrick Brown on plant-meat that bleeds and the...
42 min
244
Heather McGhee on what Democrats get wrong abou...
74 min
245
Jesse Eisenberg on Jewish humor, writing lesson...
58 min
246
Jessica Valenti on honesty, internet trolls, an...
68 min
247
Moby on how cheap rent leads to great art
55 min
248
Secretary of Labor (and maybe VP?) Tom Perez
63 min
249
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging, fearing p...
111 min
250
Alice Rivlin, queen of Washington's budget wonks
54 min
251
Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social ...
85 min
252
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
256
Grover Norquist explains what it takes to chang...
86 min
257
Neera Tanden on what it's like to work for Hill...
67 min
258
David Chang, head of the Momofuku empire
84 min
259
Cory Booker on the spiritual dimension of politics
105 min
260
Michael Needham on the Republican Party's crack-up
68 min
261
Jim Yong Kim on revolutionizing how we treat th...
72 min
262
Theda Skocpol on how political scientists think...
57 min
263
Bill Gates on stopping climate change, building...
40 min
264
How lobbying works, with super-lobbyist Tony Po...
56 min
265
Rachel Maddow on skinhead rallies, AIDS activis...
100 min
266
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