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10/31/23 If Not This, Then What Should Israel Do? Transcribed
10/27/23 The Conflicted Legacy of Mitt Romney Transcribed
10/24/23 The Jewish Left Is Trying to Hold Two Thoughts at Once Transcribed
10/18/23 Israel Is Giving Hamas What It Wants Transcribed
10/10/23 A Very Queer Conversation About Gender Transcribed
10/3/23 Your Guide to the New Right Transcribed
9/26/23 Two Attorneys Rank the Severity of Trump’s Indictments Transcribed
9/19/23 A Skeptical Look at ‘Self-Care’ Transcribed
9/12/23 America’s Top Librarian on the Rise of Book Bans Transcribed
9/5/23 What Have We Learned From a Summer of Climate Reckoning? Transcribed
8/29/23 Are We Remembering the Pandemic All Wrong? Transcribed
8/22/23 When Great Power Conflict and Climate Action Collide Transcribed
8/15/23 This Conservative Thinks America’s Institutions ‘Earned’ Their Distrust Transcribed
8/8/23 A Conservative on How His Party Has Changed Since 2016 Transcribed
8/1/23 How Martin Wolf Understands This Global Economic Moment Transcribed
7/25/23 Biden, Psychedelics, Twitter, My New Book — and So Much More Transcribed
7/21/23 Barbara Kingsolver Thinks Urban Liberals Have It All Wrong on Appalachia Transcribed
7/18/23 What We Learned From the Deepest Look at Homelessness in Decades Transcribed
7/14/23 What Tom Hanks Thinks of America Transcribed
7/11/23 A.I. Could Solve Some of Humanity’s Hardest Problems. It Already Has. Transcribed
7/7/23 This Taught Me a Lot About How Decarbonization Is Really Going Transcribed
7/4/23 Best Of: A Revelatory Tour of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Forgotten Teachings Transcribed
6/30/23 What’s Really Going On in Russia? Transcribed
6/27/23 How ‘Being Animal’ Could Help Us Be Better Humans Transcribed
6/23/23 Why This Economist Wants to Give Every Poor Child $50,000 Transcribed
6/20/23 What the Heck Is Going on With These U.F.O. Stories? Transcribed
6/16/23 Why Do So Few Democrats Want Biden to Run in 2024? Transcribed
6/13/23 What We Learned Reading Ron DeSantis's Books Transcribed
6/9/23 What Communes and Other Radical Experiments in Living Together Reveal Transcribed
6/6/23 The Book I Wish Every Policymaker Would Read Transcribed
6/4/23 Beyond the ‘Matrix’ Theory of the Mind Transcribed
6/2/23 Fareed Zakaria on Where Russia’s War in Ukraine Stands — and Much More Transcribed
5/30/23 Matter of Opinion: A Look at the 2024 G.O.P. Primary Field Transcribed
5/26/23 If You’re Reading This, You’re Probably ‘WEIRD’ Transcribed
5/23/23 The Teen Mental Health Crisis, Part 2 Transcribed
5/19/23 The Teen Mental Health Crisis, Part 1 Transcribed
5/16/23 A Libertarian and I Debate the Debt Ceiling Transcribed
5/12/23 Best Of: A Weird, Wonderful Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson Transcribed
5/9/23 Best Of: Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’ Transcribed
5/5/23 Best Of: How the Fed Is ‘Shaking the Entire System’ Transcribed
5/2/23 The Culture Creating A.I. Is Weird. Here’s Why That Matters. Transcribed
4/28/23 Democrats: Pay Attention to What’s Happening in California Transcribed
4/25/23 Best Of: The War Within the Republican Party Transcribed
4/21/23 Matthew Desmond On America’s Addiction to Poverty Transcribed
4/18/23 We’ve Built Our World for Loneliness. We Could Rebuild for Community. Transcribed
4/14/23 This Philosopher Wants Liberals to Take Political Power Seriously Transcribed
4/11/23 What Biden’s Top A.I. Thinker Concluded We Should Do Transcribed
4/7/23 Why A.I. Might Not Take Your Job or Supercharge the Economy Transcribed
4/4/23 The Most Amazing — and Dangerous — Technology in the World Transcribed
3/31/23 Best Of: A Powerful Theory of Why the Far Right Is Thriving Across the Globe Transcribed
3/28/23 Trump’s Legal Jeopardy and America’s Political Crossroads Transcribed
3/24/23 A Radical Way of Thinking About Money Transcribed
3/21/23 Freaked Out? We Really Can Prepare for A.I. Transcribed
3/19/23 My View on A.I. Transcribed
3/16/23 Why Silicon Valley Bank Collapsed — And What Comes Next Transcribed
3/14/23 Three Years, Three Very Different Lenses on China Transcribed
3/10/23 The Men — and Boys — Are Not Alright Transcribed
3/7/23 If You Read the G.O.P.’s Anti-Trans Policies, You’ll See What It Really Wants Transcribed
3/3/23 The Art of Noticing – and Appreciating – Our Dizzying World Transcribed
2/28/23 The New Weight Loss Drugs and the Old Weight Gain Myths Transcribed
2/24/23 Is A.I. Actually Creative? Are We? Transcribed
2/21/23 This Book Changed My Relationship to Pain Transcribed
2/17/23 The Inflation Story Has Changed Dramatically. Paul Krugman Breaks It Down. Transcribed
2/14/23 The ‘Subprime Attention Crisis’ at the Heart of the Internet Transcribed
2/10/23 Rick Rubin’s Guide to Art — and Life Transcribed
2/7/23 How Liberals — Yes, Liberals — Are Hobbling Government Transcribed
2/3/23 Best Of: Why Housing Is So Expensive — Particularly in Blue States Transcribed
1/31/23 First Person: How the Left Is Cannibalizing Its Own Power Transcribed
1/27/23 Is This How a Cold War With China Begins? Transcribed
1/24/23 There’s Been a Revolution in How China Is Governed Transcribed
1/20/23 How Right-Wing Media Ate the Republican Party Transcribed
1/16/23 A Revelatory Tour of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Forgotten Teachings Transcribed
1/13/23 A Guide to the ‘Legal Fictions’ That Create Wealth, Inequality and Economic Crises Transcribed
1/10/23 Dan Savage on Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong Transcribed
1/6/23 A Skeptical Take on the A.I. Revolution Transcribed
1/3/23 Sabbath and the Art of Rest Transcribed
12/30/22 Best Of: How America's Poet Laureate Sees Our World Transcribed
12/27/22 Best Of: Want to Save Democracy? Run For Office.
12/23/22 Best Of: Who Wins — and Who Loses — in the A.I. Revolution?
12/20/22 Best Of: Is A.I. the Problem? Or Are We?
12/16/22 What I'm Thinking About at the End of 2022
12/13/22 Time Is Way Weirder Than You Think
12/9/22 Three Signals We’ve Entered a New Economic Era
12/6/22 There’s Been a Massive Change in Where American Policy Gets Made
12/2/22 A Conservative’s Take on the Chaotic State of the Republican Party
11/29/22 The Hidden Costs of Cheap Meat
11/22/22 This Conversation About the 'Reading Mind' Is a Gift
11/15/22 Bill McKibben on the Power That Could Save the Planet
11/10/22 I Don’t Quite Buy the DeSantis Narrative, and Other Midterm Thoughts
11/8/22 George Saunders on the ‘Braindead Megaphone’ That Makes Our Politics So Awful
11/4/22 Inflation Does More Than Raise Prices. It Destroys Governments.
11/1/22 A Powerful Theory of Why the Far Right Is Thriving Across the Globe
10/28/22 These Political Scientists Surveyed 500,000 Voters. Here Are Their Unnerving Conclusions.
10/25/22 A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Trump Enabler
10/21/22 There’s Been a ‘Regime Change’ in How Democrats Think About Elections
10/18/22 A Legendary World-Builder on Multiverses, Revolution and the ‘Souls’ of Cities
10/14/22 What Rachel Maddow Has Been Thinking About Offscreen
10/11/22 Hard Fork: Elon’s Hidden Motives + A Meetup in the Metaverse
10/7/22 How the Fed Is ‘Shaking the Entire System’
10/4/22 When You Can’t Trust the Stories Your Mind Is Telling
9/30/22 Ethereum’s Founder on What Crypto Can — and Can’t — Do
9/27/22 We Know So Little About What Makes Humanity Prosper
9/23/22 Why Russia Is Losing the War in Ukraine
9/20/22 The Single Best Guide to Decarbonization I’ve Heard
9/16/22 Now All Biden Has to Do Is Build It
9/13/22 We Build Civilizations on Status. But We Barely Understand It.
9/10/22 Opinion Roundtable: Behind America’s Public School Battles
9/6/22 The Subtle Art of Appreciating ‘Difficult Beauty’
9/2/22 Best Of: This Conversation With Richard Powers Is a Gift
8/30/22 A Grammy-Nominated Singer Performs and Explores Music's Power
8/26/22 Best Of: Margaret Atwood on the Bible and the Future
8/23/22 Why the Evangelical Movement Is in ‘Disarray’ After Dobbs
8/19/22 Best of: A Life-Changing Philosophy of Games
8/16/22 The Office is Dying. It’s Time to Rethink How We Work.
8/12/22 How Do We Face Loss With Dignity?
8/9/22 Three Sentences That Could Change the World — and Your Life
8/5/22 Gender Is Complicated for All of Us. Let’s Talk About It.
8/2/22 The Argument: Who Can Write About What?
7/29/22 Best Of: Ruth Ozeki’s Enchanted Relationship to Minds and Possessions
7/26/22 The Mid-Century Media Theorists Who Saw What Was Coming
7/22/22 A Top Mental Health Expert on Where America Went Wrong
7/19/22 Why Housing Is So Expensive — Particularly in Blue States
7/15/22 A Weird, Wonderful Conversation With Kim Stanley Robinson
7/12/22 First Person: To Fight for Ukraine’s Freedom, He Went Back Into the Closet
7/8/22 Michelle Goldberg Grapples With Feminism After Roe
7/5/22 Liberals Need a Clearer Vision of the Constitution. Here’s What It Could Look Like.
7/1/22 A Guide to the Supreme Court's Rightward Shift
6/28/22 The Supreme Court Went Off the Rails Long Before Dobbs
6/26/22 The Dobbs Decision Isn’t Just About Abortion. It’s About Power.
6/24/22 The Case for Prosecuting Trump
6/21/22 Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Understand Long Covid. Why?
6/17/22 The End of 'The Everything Bubble'
6/14/22 Is Climate Change a Reason to Avoid Having Children? and Other Listener Questions Answered
6/10/22 Socialism Is Supposed to Be a Working-Class Movement. Why Isn’t It?
6/7/22 Thomas Piketty’s Case For ‘Participatory Socialism’
6/3/22 A Conservative's View on Democrats' Biggest Weakness
5/31/22 Sex, Abortion and Feminism, as Seen From the Right
5/27/22 Best Of: Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Fight Over U.S. History
5/24/22 A Conversation With Ada Limón, in Six Poems
5/20/22 The Ethics of Abortion
5/17/22 Anne Applebaum on What Liberals Misunderstand About Authoritarianism
5/13/22 What Does the ‘Post-Liberal Right’ Actually Want?
5/10/22 Sway: 'Fear and Panic Are Bedfellows' in Ukraine
5/6/22 Donald Trump Didn’t Hijack the G.O.P. He Understood It.
5/3/22 The Argument: Why the G.O.P. Can't Stop Saying 'Gay'
4/29/22 Elon Musk Might Break Twitter. Maybe That's a Good Thing.
4/26/22 Putin May Not Like How He’s Changed Europe
4/22/22 Emily St. John Mandel on Time Travel, Parenting and the Apocalypse
4/19/22 Can Democrats Turn Their 2022 Around?
4/15/22 Best Of: This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma
4/12/22 A Ukrainian Philosopher on What Putin Never Understood About Ukraine
4/8/22 Fiona Hill on Whether Ukraine Can Win — and What Happens if Russia Loses
4/5/22 The Most Thorough Case Against Crypto I've Heard
4/1/22 Sanctioning Russia Is a Form of War. We Need to Treat It Like One.
3/29/22 I Keep Hoping Larry Summers Is Wrong. What if He’s Not?
3/25/22 Margaret Atwood on Stories, Deception and the Bible
3/22/22 How Energy Markets Are Shaping Putin’s Invasion — and the World
3/18/22 A Realist Take on How the Russia-Ukraine War Could End
3/15/22 Timothy Snyder on the Myths That Blinded the West to Putin’s Plans
3/11/22 Masha Gessen on Putin’s 'Profoundly Anti-Modern’ Worldview
3/8/22 Fiona Hill on the War Putin Is Really Fighting
3/4/22 Fareed Zakaria Has a Better Way to Handle Russia — and China
3/1/22 Can the West Stop Russia by Strangling its Economy?
2/25/22 A Philosophy of Games That Is Really a Philosophy of Life
2/22/22 Best Of: Stop. Breathe. We Can’t Keep Working Like This.
2/18/22 A Critique of Government That Liberals Need to Hear
2/15/22 Relationships Are Hard. This Unusual Parenting Theory Can Help.
2/11/22 It's Not Your Fault You Can't Pay Attention. Here's Why.
2/8/22 What the Heck Is Going on With the U.S. Economy?
2/4/22 Let’s Talk About How Truly Bizarre Our Supreme Court Is
2/1/22 Democrats Chase Shiny Objects. Here's How to Build Real Power.
1/25/22 Learning to Listen to the Voices Only You Hear
1/21/22 The View From the White House
1/18/22 The Pandemic Lessons We Clearly Haven’t Learned
1/11/22 Chris Hayes on How Biden Can Have a Better 2022
1/4/22 Best Of: This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Thinking
12/28/21 Best Of: Why Sci-Fi Legend Ted Chiang Fears Capitalism, Not A.I.
12/21/21 Best Of: Noam Chomsky's Theory of the Good Life
12/14/21 Timeless Wisdom for Leading a Life of Love, Friendship and Learning
12/7/21 Families Are Drowning in Care Costs. Here’s How To Change That.
12/3/21 Predicting the Future Is Possible. ‘Superforecasters’ Know How.
11/30/21 Best Of: How Blue Cities Became So Outrageously Unaffordable
11/23/21 Why Is Murder Spiking? And Can Cities Address It Without Police?
11/19/21 The Case Against Loving Your Job
11/16/21 Are We Witnessing the Mainstreaming of White Power in America?
11/12/21 It's Time for the Media to Choose: Neutrality or Democracy?
11/9/21 Two Acclaimed Writers on the Art of Revising Your Life
11/5/21 Best Of: How Octopuses Upend What We Know About Ourselves
11/2/21 The Life-Altering Differences Between White and Black Debt
10/29/21 Why This Conservative Wants a More Radical Republican Party
10/26/21 Long Covid and the Blind Spots of American Medicine
10/22/21 What Keeping American Democracy Alive Looks Like
10/19/21 The Story of America's Founding You Weren’t Taught in School
10/15/21 A Crypto Optimist and a Crypto Skeptic Walk Into a Podcast Studio
10/12/21 Lessons on Living Well, From Nick Offerman
10/8/21 Let's Talk About the Anxiety Freedom Can Cause
10/5/21 How to Do the Most Good
10/1/21 Eric Adams Has a Message for the Democratic Party
9/28/21 This Conversation With Richard Powers Is a Gift
9/24/21 Opinion Crossover: California Republicans, Facebook and Media Navelgazing
9/21/21 We’re on the Precipice of a Post-Roe World
9/17/21 Economics Needs to Reckon With What It Doesn’t Know
9/14/21 How Colson Whitehead Writes About Our ‘Big Wild Country’
9/10/21 Tyler Cowen on the Great Stagnation’s End
9/7/21 Can We Change Our Sexual Desires? Should We?
9/3/21 This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Joe Biden
8/31/21 Ask Ezra Anything: Degrowth, Third Parties, Reading and More
8/27/21 The Foreign Policy Conversation Washington Doesn’t Want to Have
8/24/21 This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma
8/20/21 The Argument: Should We Say "Hi" to Aliens?
8/17/21 Best of: George Saunders on Kindness in a Cruel World
8/13/21 How Identity Politics Took Over the Republican Party
8/10/21 We’re Living in the World the War on Terror Built
8/6/21 The Good and Bad News About the Delta Variant
8/3/21 41 Questions For The Technologies We Use, and That Use Us
7/30/21 Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Fight Over U.S. History
7/27/21 Ross Douthat Has Been ‘Radicalized a Little Bit, Too’
7/23/21 How Blue Cities Became So Outrageously Unaffordable
7/20/21 Our Workplaces Think We’re Computers. We’re Not.
7/16/21 Ibram X. Kendi on What Conservatives—and Liberals—Get Wrong About Antiracism
7/13/21 How Octopuses Upend What We Know About Ourselves
7/9/21 Critical Race Theory, Comic Books and the Power of Public Schools
7/6/21 Best of: What ‘Drained-Pool’ Politics Costs America
7/2/21 Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Wants You to Be Bad at Something. It’s for Your Own Good.
6/29/21 Why Do We Work So Damn Much?
6/25/21 Republicans Are Setting Off a ‘Doom Loop’ for Democracy
6/22/21 Sarah Schulman’s Radical Approach to Conflict, Communication and Change
6/18/21 Welcome to the ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ Economy
6/15/21 The Freeing of the American Mind
6/11/21 Sam Altman on the A.I. Revolution, Trillionaires and the Future of Political Power
6/8/21 Employers Are Begging for Workers. Maybe That’s a Good Thing.
6/4/21 Is A.I. the Problem? Or Are We?
6/1/21 Obama Explains How America Went From ‘Yes We Can’ to ‘MAGA’
5/28/21 Sway: How Online Sleuths Pantsed Putin
5/25/21 The Argument: Should We Cancel Student Loan Debt?
5/21/21 Violent Crime Is Spiking. Do Liberals Have an Answer?
5/18/21 The Spectacle of the G.O.P.'s Shrinking Tent
5/14/21 Status Games, Polyamory and the Merits of Meritocracy
5/11/21 Michael Lewis Is Asking the Right Question
5/7/21 Elizabeth Warren on What We Get Wrong About Inequality
5/4/21 How to Have Better Conversations About Hard Things
4/30/21 How Chuck Schumer Plans to Win Over Trump Voters
4/27/21 Shame, Safety and Moving Beyond Cancel Culture
4/23/21 Noam Chomsky’s Theory of the Good Life
4/20/21 That Anxiety You’re Feeling? It’s a Habit You Can Unlearn.
4/16/21 Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’
4/13/21 Your Success Probably Didn’t Come From Merit Alone
4/9/21 The Best Explanation of Biden's Thinking I’ve Heard
4/6/21 Did the Boomers Ruin America? A Debate.
4/2/21 Humanity’s Awesome, Terrifying Takeover of Evolution
3/30/21 The Author Behind ‘Arrival’ Doesn’t Fear AI. ‘Look at How We Treat Animals.’
3/26/21 A Top G.O.P. Pollster on Trump 2024, QAnon and What Republicans Really Want
3/23/21 An Unusually Optimistic Conversation With Bernie Sanders
3/19/21 Andrew Cuomo and the Performance of Power
3/16/21 Mark Bittman Cooked Everything. Now He Wants to Change Everything.
3/12/21 How America’s Covid-19 Nightmare Ends
3/9/21 What Does Toxic Stress Do to Children?
3/5/21 Stop. Breathe. We Can’t Keep Working Like This.
3/2/21 What a More Responsible Republican Party Would Look Like
2/26/21 How the Texas Crisis Could Become Everyone's Crisis
2/23/21 A Radical Proposal for True Democracy
2/19/21 What It Means to be Kind in a Cruel World
2/16/21 What ‘Drained-Pool’ Politics Costs America
2/12/21 The Senate Is Making a Mockery of Itself
2/9/21 Should We Dim the Sun? Will We Even Have a Choice?
2/5/21 An Appalled Republican Considers the Future of the G.O.P.
2/2/21 To Understand This Era, You Need to Think in Systems
1/29/21 What’s Happening to Our Economy Is Like a Natural Disaster
1/26/21 The Man With the Plan to Beat the Pandemic
1/13/21 Coming Soon: The Ezra Klein Show