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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.
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1
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
2
The Constitution is a progressive document
Gerrymandering, constitutionalism, and the future of the Supreme Court
56 min
3
Matt Bruenig’s case for single-payer health care
Ezra interviews Matt Bruenig
119 min
4
Can Raj Chetty save the American dream?
Ezra chats with Raj Chetty about the fading American dream.
77 min
5
Astra Taylor will change how you think about de...
Is democracy even possible? A conversation with Astra Taylor
76 min
6
Introducing Land of the Giants
27 min
7
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate.
Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and Ezra debate.
73 min
8
Generation Climate Change
Ezra sits down with Varshini Prakash of Sunrise Movement
91 min
9
Is the media amplifying Trump’s racism? (with W...
Ezra interviews Whitney Phillips
82 min
10
Rutger Bregman’s utopias, and mine
Ezra interviews Rutger Bregman
86 min
11
How white identity politics won the Republican ...
83 min
12
George Will makes the conservative case against...
70 min
13
What deliberative democracy can, and can’t, do ...
Ezra interviews Jane Mansbridge
51 min
14
Rod Dreher on America’s post-Christian culture ...
110 min
15
White threat in a browning America (Jennifer Ri...
73 min
16
Behind the panic in white, Christian America
91 min
17
An enlightening, frustrating conversation on li...
105 min
18
The cognitive cost of poverty (with Sendhil Mul...
93 min
19
Failing towards Utopia
20 min
20
Why liberals and conservatives create such diff...
90 min
21
Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live!)
59 min
22
This changed how I think about love (with Aliso...
93 min
23
The plan behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans
49 min
24
Michael Lewis reads my mind
101 min
25
How Mitch McConnell convinced Michael Bennet to...
73 min
26
How the brains of master meditators change
68 min
27
Why good people are easily corrupted (with Lawr...
79 min
28
The art of attention (with Jenny Odell)
85 min
29
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housi...
Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housing crisis
59 min
30
What kind of news is cable news? (With Brian St...
82 min
31
Contrapoints on taking the trolls seriously
75 min
32
The purpose of political violence
75 min
33
Ask Ezra Anything 3: Endgame
Ezra answers listener questions
90 min
34
The disillusionment of David Brooks
93 min
35
Emily Oster schools me on parenthood
51 min
36
Lessons from Vox’s first 5 years
90 min
37
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle
79 min
38
How social democrats won Europe — then lost it
64 min
39
In defense of white-backlash politics
96 min
40
Identity, nationalism, and fatherhood
103 min
41
An ex-libertarian’s quest to rebuild the center...
81 min
42
How whiteness distorts our democracy, with Eddi...
86 min
43
Pete Buttigieg’s theory of political change
56 min
44
Meet the policy architect behind the Green New ...
79 min
45
The somewhat fractured state of American conser...
58 min
46
American politics after Christianity, with Ross...
74 min
47
Why Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president on...
62 min
48
ICYMI: Julia Galef
88 min
49
The roots of extremism, with Deeyah Khan
79 min
50
ICYMI: Paul Krugman
94 min
51
Pop music can make you smarter
21 min
52
Life after climate change, with David Wallace-W...
69 min
53
Pramila Jayapal thinks we can get to Medicare-f...
54 min
54
Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justi...
67 min
55
Why should we care about deficits?
62 min
56
Anniversary special: Rachel Maddow
98 min
57
Andrew Sullivan and I work out our differences
121 min
58
The core contradiction of American politics
63 min
59
Leftists vs. liberals, with Elizabeth Bruenig
76 min
60
The world according to Ralph Nader
80 min
61
This conversation will change how you understan...
131 min
62
Ending the age of animal cruelty, with Bruce Fr...
75 min
63
Robert Sapolsky on the toxic intersection of po...
75 min
64
Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational
57 min
65
Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis o...
75 min
66
Cal Newport has an answer for digital burnout
66 min
67
Eric Holder’s plan to save democracy
60 min
68
Anil Dash on the biases of tech
77 min
69
Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
90 min
70
Best of: N.K. Jemisin
80 min
71
Best-of: Bryan Stevenson
89 min
72
Kara Swisher interviews me on the Future of Jou...
90 min
73
TED’s Chris Anderson on the lessons of listening
66 min
74
Rep. Katie Porter on how capitalism is failing
76 min
75
How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy
98 min
76
Adam Serwer on white political correctness
47 min
77
Will Storr on why you are not yourself
82 min
78
How to be a better carnivore
32 min
79
Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and i...
83 min
80
Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind w...
113 min
81
The Impact: Deportation without representation
30 min
82
Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi’s future and Paul Ry...
59 min
83
Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls th...
106 min
84
Ask Ezra Anything
92 min
85
Presidents in crisis with Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh
80 min
86
Sandy Darity has a plan to close the wealth gap
47 min
87
How identity politics elected Donald Trump
94 min
88
Rep. Mark Sanford on losing the Republican Part...
60 min
89
Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presi...
83 min
90
What Nate Silver's learned about forecasting el...
75 min
91
Jay Rosen is pessimistic about the media. So am I.
78 min
92
Why Bill Gates is worried
56 min
93
Reihan Salam makes the case against open borders
86 min
94
Jose Antonio Vargas on living undocumented in T...
84 min
95
Rebecca Traister: Women's rage is transforming ...
67 min
96
Patrick Deneen says liberalism has failed. Is h...
56 min
97
Francis Fukuyama’s case against identity politics
88 min
98
Carol Anderson on the myth of American democracy
52 min
99
Martha C. Nussbaum on how fear deforms our poli...
54 min
100
David French on “The Great White Culture War"
89 min
101
Your attention is being hijacked. Chris Bailey ...
62 min
102
Anand Giridharadas on the elite charade of chan...
90 min
103
I build a world with fantasy master N.K. Jemisin
79 min
104
Reup: Zephyr Teachout vs. Corruption
89 min
105
Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and...
68 min
106
Chef Marcus Samuelsson on immigration, creativi...
69 min
107
Why online politics gets so extreme so fast
62 min
108
Taking Trump’s corruption seriously
62 min
109
The surprising story of how American politics p...
67 min
110
The most important idea for understanding Ameri...
73 min
111
What economists and politicians get wrong about...
54 min
112
How to disagree better
98 min
113
Jaron Lanier’s case for deleting social media r...
83 min
114
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had about...
65 min
115
The Supreme Court vs. Democracy
66 min
116
Eric Garcetti on the lessons of Los Angeles
60 min
117
What Ellen Pao saw coming
70 min
118
The Green Pill
61 min
119
How Jane Mayer exposed Eric Schneiderman, Bush’...
75 min
120
Political power and the racial wealth gap
82 min
121
Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American comp...
90 min
122
A mind-expanding conversation with Michael Pollan
83 min
123
Optimism about America
78 min
124
The New York Times’s lead Clinton reporter refl...
55 min
125
The age of "mega-identity" politics
79 min
126
Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.
113 min
127
Special episode: The Syrian conflict, explained...
57 min
128
Is modern society making us depressed?
91 min
129
Carol Anderson on White Rage and Donald Trump
91 min
130
The Sam Harris Debate
129 min
131
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and...
46 min
132
Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Tru...
85 min
133
Melinda Gates (live!) on stopping climate chang...
54 min
134
A better conversation on guns
52 min
135
This isn’t Joe Kennedy’s grandfather’s Democrat...
61 min
136
Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart
59 min
137
How technology brings out the worst in us, with...
70 min
138
Steven Pinker: enlightenment values made this t...
72 min
139
Why my politics are bad with Bhaskar Sunkara
72 min
140
How Democracies Die
75 min
141
How to oppose Trump without becoming more like him
75 min
142
You will love this conversation with Jaron Lani...
96 min
143
The most clarifying conversation I’ve had on Tr...
75 min
144
Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau on Trump’s first...
58 min
145
The inside story of Doug Jones’s win in Alabama
64 min
146
What life is like in North Korea
50 min
147
"An orgy of serious policy discussion" with Pau...
95 min
148
The case for impeachment
71 min
149
What Buddhism got right about the human brain
78 min
150
Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, female rage, and An...
86 min
151
Ai-jen Poo: the future of work isn’t robots. It...
65 min
152
Evan Osnos on the North Korea crisis, Trump’s m...
84 min
153
Why politics needs more conflict, not less
77 min
154
Why the Weinstein scandal gives Tig Notaro hope...
41 min
155
What happens when human beings take control of ...
65 min
156
Ta-Nehisi Coates is not here to comfort you
71 min
157
How the Republican Party created Donald Trump
111 min
158
Reihan Salam wants to remake the Republican Par...
80 min
159
David Remnick on journalism in the Trump era an...
89 min
160
What Hillary Clinton really thinks
60 min
161
Dan Rather thought he'd seen it all. But then c...
69 min
162
From 4Chan to Charlottesville: where the alt-ri...
87 min
163
Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to crim...
77 min
164
Chris Hayes on whether Trump should be removed ...
67 min
165
Sen. Michael Bennet on why this is a dismal, so...
79 min
166
What’s scary isn’t Trump’s illiberalism but Ame...
66 min
167
Julia Galef on how to argue better and change y...
93 min
168
Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, the first psychologist t...
68 min
169
Eddie Izzard on World War I, cake or death, and...
73 min
170
Avik Roy and Ezra debate the Senate GOP's healt...
86 min
171
danah boyd on why fake news is so easy to believe
87 min
172
Al Franken on learning to be a politician
56 min
173
Zephyr Teachout on suing Trump, fighting corrup...
89 min
174
Masha Gessen offers a plausible Trump-Russia th...
66 min
175
Kwame Anthony Appiah on cosmopolitanism
67 min
176
Yascha Mounk: Is Trump’s incompetence saving us...
94 min
177
Bryan Stevenson on why the opposite of poverty ...
93 min
178
Death, Sex, and Money’s Anna Sale on bringing e...
73 min
179
Cory Booker returns, live, to talk trust, Trump...
68 min
180
VC Bill Gurley on transforming health care
73 min
181
Elizabeth Warren on what Barack Obama got wrong
47 min
182
Cal Newport on doing Deep Work and escaping soc...
80 min
183
G. Willow Wilson on religion, comics, and moder...
72 min
184
Chris Hayes on the crisis of elites and the pol...
100 min
185
Tyler Cowen explains it all
91 min
186
Molly Ball on whether facts matter in politics
73 min
187
Denis McDonough on how to run the White House
79 min
188
Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, labor or...
72 min
189
Tim Ferriss on suffering, psychedelics, and spi...
108 min
190
Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, relig...
67 min
191
Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate. Here's what s...
68 min
192
Avik Roy on why conservatives need to embrace d...
88 min
193
Kara Swisher gives a master class on reporting ...
95 min
194
David Miliband explains the global refugee crisis
46 min
195
Jennifer Lawless on why you — yes, you — should...
61 min
196
JD Vance: the reluctant interpreter of Trumpism
100 min
197
Keith Ellison: The Democratic National Committe...
60 min
198
Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries ...
78 min
199
Sarah Kliff and Ezra Interview Obama About Obam...
72 min
200
You Ask, Ezra Answers
93 min
201
Evelyn Farkas explains the crisis in Syria and ...
77 min
202
Tim Wu's interesting, unusual, fascinating life
89 min
203
Ta-Nehisi Coates: "There’s not gonna be a happy...
100 min
204
Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on management, rati...
87 min
205
Award-winning chef José Andrés on cooking, crea...
86 min
206
Heather McGhee returns to talk Trump, race, and...
59 min
207
Ron Brownstein: Clinton didn’t lose because of ...
63 min
208
David Frum on the 2016 election, and the long d...
92 min
209
Deborah Tannen on gendered speech, Hillary Clin...
89 min
210
Joseph Stiglitz on broken markets, bad trade de...
66 min
211
Let's talk about Hillary Clinton's policy ideas...
70 min
212
Francis Fukuyama on whether America's democracy...
67 min
213
Tyler Cowen interviews Ezra Klein about politic...
73 min
214
The best conversation I’ve had about the electi...
68 min
215
HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on runnin...
43 min
216
Dr. Leana Wen on why the opposite of poverty is...
96 min
217
Arlie Hochschild on how America feels to Trump ...
55 min
218
Stewart Butterfield on creating Slack, learning...
91 min
219
W. Kamau Bell on the lessons of parenthood, Twi...
88 min
220
Malcolm Gladwell on the danger of joining conse...
90 min
221
Grant Gordon on studying the world's worst conf...
86 min
222
Melissa Bell on starting Vox, managing media, a...
79 min
223
Atul Gawande on surgery, writing, Obamacare, an...
94 min
224
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show
73 min
225
Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how th...
74 min
226
Hillary Clinton. Yes, that Hillary Clinton.
44 min
227
Patrick Brown on plant-meat that bleeds and the...
42 min
228
Heather McGhee on what Democrats get wrong abou...
74 min
229
Jesse Eisenberg on Jewish humor, writing lesson...
58 min
230
Jessica Valenti on honesty, internet trolls, an...
68 min
231
Moby on how cheap rent leads to great art
55 min
232
Secretary of Labor (and maybe VP?) Tom Perez
63 min
233
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging, fearing p...
111 min
234
Alice Rivlin, queen of Washington's budget wonks
54 min
235
Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social ...
85 min
236
Robert Reich on supporting Bernie Sanders, dati...
101 min
237
Bruce Friedrich on how technology will reduce a...
76 min
238
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
240
Grover Norquist explains what it takes to chang...
86 min
241
Neera Tanden on what it's like to work for Hill...
67 min
242
David Chang, head of the Momofuku empire
84 min
243
Cory Booker on the spiritual dimension of politics
105 min
244
Michael Needham on the Republican Party's crack-up
68 min
245
Jim Yong Kim on revolutionizing how we treat th...
72 min
246
Theda Skocpol on how political scientists think...
57 min
247
Bill Gates on stopping climate change, building...
40 min
248
How lobbying works, with super-lobbyist Tony Po...
56 min
249
Rachel Maddow on skinhead rallies, AIDS activis...
100 min
250
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