I Have to Ask: The Robert Wright EditionThe author of Why Buddhism Is True thinks mindfulness can be a weapon against Trumpism.
I Have to Ask: The Zoë Heller EditionThe novelist and essayist on criticizing Hillary Clinton and becoming friends with writers you savage.
I Have to Ask: The Matthew Heineman EditionThe director of City of Ghosts on filming the heroes resisting ISIS.
I Have to Ask: The Maggie Haberman EditionThe New York Times White House correspondent on what she has learned covering Trump.
I Have to Ask: The Raúl Grijalva EditionThe Arizona congressman on the coming battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.
I Have to Ask: The Delia Ephron EditionThe best-selling humorist on writing comedy in the age of Trump and why dating apps are ruining romance.
What It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House ReporterThe Washington Post’s Ashley Parker on Trump’s tweets and the fire hose of breaking news.
I Have to Ask: The Pankaj Mishra EditionThe author of Age of Anger on why modern society is ill-equipped to handle populist rage.
I Have to Ask: The Pamela Paul EditionThe Times book review editor on the future of criticism and what our books say about us.
I Have to Ask: The Ethan Sherwood Strauss EditionThe ESPN reporter on working the Warriors beat, Steph Curry, and “sticking to sports” in the age of Trump.
I Have to Ask: The Elif Batuman EditionIsaac Chotiner speaks with the author and New Yorker staff writer about the inspiration for her new novel, The Idiot.
I Have to Ask: The Olivia Nuzzi EditionNew York’s Washington correspondent on how White House staffers really view Donald Trump.
I Have to Ask: The Lydia Polgreen EditionThe HuffPost editor in chief on the problems with media snark and the challenge of covering Trump.
“The Leakiest White House I’ve Ever Covered”The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman explains why so many Trump staffers are confiding in reporters.
I Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes EditionThe Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.
I Have to Ask: The George Saunders EditionThe author of Lincoln in the Bardo on summoning the ghost of past presidents and writing about our current one.
I Have to Ask: The Tom Cole EditionThe Republican congressman on life in Trump’s Washington and how Fox News has changed the Republican Party.
I Have to Ask: The Ashley Parker EditionThe Washington Post political reporter on scheduling life around President Trump’s tweetstorms.
I Have to Ask: The Jonathan Chait EditionThe New York writer on how the Republican Party’s past explains the election of an American demagogue.
I Have to Ask: The David Grann EditionThe New Yorker writer on crime reporting, Trump’s impact on journalism, and the secrets of crafting long-form journalism.
I Have to Ask: The Andrew Sullivan EditionThe proto-blogger on the decline of conservatism and why he expected Trump’s victory.