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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
Book excerpt: A better theory of identity politics
A special preview of Ezra's book; Why We're Polarized.
58 min
2
The war on Muslims (with Mehdi Hasan)
Mehdi Hasan on the rise of global Islamophobia
85 min
3
Post-debate special!
Matt Yglesias and I unpack the debate that did, and didn't happen.
54 min
4
An “uncomfortable” conversation with Cory Booker
Cory Booker is one of most promising candidates in the 2020 Democratic field. So, why is his campaign struggling?
88 min
5
The conservative mind of Yuval Levin
The AEI scholar discusses human nature, the conservative movement, and the case against socialism
75 min
6
How an epidemic begins and ends
A preview of season 3 of Vox's The Impact
37 min
7
Nathan Robinson’s case for socialism
The editor of Current Affairs discusses Bernie Sanders, libertarian socialism, utopian thinking and more
97 min
8
How to topple dictators and transform society (...
Harvard political scientist Erica Chenoweth on why nonviolent resistance succeeds -- and fails
47 min
9
Ask Ezra Anything
Ezra answers listener questions about free will, polarization, capitalism, Twitter and more
88 min
10
Best of: Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle
Anne Helen Petersen and Derek Thompson on what happens when work becomes an identity, and capitalism becomes a religion.
77 min
11
Republicans vs. the planet
Vox's Dave Roberts on the politics of climate change
97 min
12
The geoengineering question
Jane Flegal on the idea that could shatter the link between emissions and global warming
71 min
13
How to solve climate change and make life more ...
Entrepreneur Saul Griffith on why we have all the tools we need to fix climate change
91 min
14
Paul Krugman on climate, robots, single-payer, ...
The Nobel-prize winning economist explains it all
84 min
15
The moral philosophy of The Good Place (with Mi...
The geniuses behind TV's most philosophically-inclined sitcom discuss what it means to be a good person
99 min
16
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
17
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
18
Best of: The age of "mega-identity" politics
A conversation with Lilliana Mason about identity politics
75 min
19
Because podcast
Gretchen McCulloch on how the internet revolutionized language
77 min
20
There’s more to life than profit
Yancey Strickler on climate change, founding Kickstarter and the perils of profit
89 min
21
Having a bad day? Dave Eggers can help.
Dave Eggers and I discuss satire, the Trump presidency and the importance of disconnecting.
80 min
22
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
23
How social media makes us antisocial
Andrew Marantz explains the symbiotic relationship between social media platforms and the alt-right
89 min
24
ICYMI: Edward Norton’s theory of mind, movies, ...
107 min
25
Introducing Reset
Arielle Duhaime-Ross hosts Reset - the new tech podcast from Recode.
42 min
26
What a smarter Trumpism would sound like
Michael Lind discusses the new class war, China, and his theory of political settlement
82 min
27
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
28
We live in The Good Place. And we’re screwing i...
How bad is climate change? Scientist Kate Marvel explains.
81 min
29
Neoliberalism and its discontents
Wendy Brown and Noah Smith try to define one of the most confusing concepts in modern political discourse
89 min
30
The four words that will decide impeachment
Ezra Klein and Gene Healy discuss the meaning of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors"
52 min
31
We don’t just feel emotions. We make them.
A mind-blowing conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett on how emotion is made
90 min
32
How politics became a war against reality
Peter Pomerantsev on modern propaganda, post-truth politics, and the authoritarian resurgence
84 min
33
The loneliness epidemic
A deeply personal conversation with Vivek Murthy about loneliness and its impact on the mind, body, and soul
76 min
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
Randall Munroe, the genius behind XKCD
A quirky, weird, illuminating, curious trip through the mind of a genius
82 min
41
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
42
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
43
John McWhorter thinks we're getting racism wrong
John McWhorter and Jane Coaston discuss the limits of third-wave antiracism
63 min
44
The rocky marriage between libertarians and con...
Jane Coaston and Conor Friedersdorf discuss the future of the GOP in Trump's America
83 min
45
A mind-bending, reality-warping conversation wi...
What psychedelics, burning money, and postmodernism have in common
85 min
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
The Constitution is a progressive document
Gerrymandering, constitutionalism, and the future of the Supreme Court
56 min
50
Matt Bruenig’s case for single-payer health care
Ezra interviews Matt Bruenig
119 min
51
Can Raj Chetty save the American dream?
Ezra chats with Raj Chetty about the fading American dream.
77 min
52
Astra Taylor will change how you think about de...
Is democracy even possible? A conversation with Astra Taylor
76 min
53
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate.
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and Ezra debate.
73 min
54
Generation Climate Change
Ezra sits down with Varshini Prakash of Sunrise Movement
91 min
55
Is the media amplifying Trump’s racism? (with W...
Ezra interviews Whitney Phillips
82 min
56
Rutger Bregman’s utopias, and mine
Ezra interviews Rutger Bregman
86 min
57
How white identity politics won the Republican ...
83 min
58
George Will makes the conservative case against...
70 min
59
What deliberative democracy can, and can’t, do ...
Ezra interviews Jane Mansbridge
51 min
60
Rod Dreher on America’s post-Christian culture ...
110 min
61
White threat in a browning America (Jennifer Ri...
73 min
62
Behind the panic in white, Christian America
91 min
63
An enlightening, frustrating conversation on li...
105 min
64
The cognitive cost of poverty (with Sendhil Mul...
93 min
65
Failing towards Utopia
20 min
66
Why liberals and conservatives create such diff...
90 min
67
Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live!)
59 min
68
This changed how I think about love (with Aliso...
93 min
69
The plan behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans
49 min
70
Michael Lewis reads my mind
101 min
71
How Mitch McConnell convinced Michael Bennet to...
73 min
72
How the brains of master meditators change
68 min
73
Why good people are easily corrupted (with Lawr...
79 min
74
The art of attention (with Jenny Odell)
85 min
75
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housi...
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housing crisis
59 min
76
What kind of news is cable news? (With Brian St...
82 min
77
Contrapoints on taking the trolls seriously
75 min
78
The purpose of political violence
75 min
79
Ask Ezra Anything 3: Endgame
Ezra answers listener questions
90 min
80
The disillusionment of David Brooks
93 min
81
Emily Oster schools me on parenthood
51 min
82
Lessons from Vox’s first 5 years
90 min
83
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle
79 min
84
How social democrats won Europe — then lost it
64 min
85
In defense of white-backlash politics
96 min
86
Identity, nationalism, and fatherhood
103 min
87
An ex-libertarian’s quest to rebuild the center...
81 min
88
How whiteness distorts our democracy, with Eddi...
86 min
89
Pete Buttigieg’s theory of political change
56 min
90
Meet the policy architect behind the Green New ...
79 min
91
The somewhat fractured state of American conser...
58 min
92
American politics after Christianity, with Ross...
74 min
93
Why Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president on...
62 min
94
ICYMI: Julia Galef
88 min
95
The roots of extremism, with Deeyah Khan
79 min
96
ICYMI: Paul Krugman
94 min
97
Pop music can make you smarter
21 min
98
Life after climate change, with David Wallace-W...
69 min
99
Pramila Jayapal thinks we can get to Medicare-f...
54 min
100
Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justi...
67 min