I Have to Ask: The Margaret Sullivan Edition
The Washington Post media critic grades a turbulent year of press coverage.
I Have to Ask: The A.O. Scott EditionThe New York Times film critic on watching movies in the post-Weinstein age.
I Have to Ask: The Stephen Kotkin EditionThe Stalin biographer on the secret to understanding the mind of an autocrat.
I Have to Ask: The Laura Kipnis EditionThe author and essayist on the importance of teaching women to fight back.
I Have to Ask: The Rebecca Traister EditionThe journalist on sexual misconduct stories—and the coming backlash to them.
I Have to Ask: The Ron Chernow EditionThe author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant on what biographies teach us about powerful men.
I Have to Ask: The Gabriel Sherman EditionRoger Ailes’ biographer on how Fox News has changed and why Rupert Murdoch “loathes” Trump.
I Have to Ask: The Masha Gessen EditionHow Putin’s regime operates and what people don’t understand about autocrats.
I Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 1)The editor of the New Yorker on Hillary hatred and the problem with Obama cashing in on Wall Street.
I Have to Ask: The Amna Nawaz EditionThe ABC News anchor reveals her reporting on white nationalists and what can be learned from talking to extremists.
I Have to Ask: The Mark Lilla EditionThe author of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics has a recipe to save Democrats.
I Have to Ask: The Glenn Greenwald EditionThe Intercept writer on the hypocrisy behind the media’s Trump hatred.
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 Bill Kristol EditionThe conservative writer and editor examines his own past—and where the Republican Party went awry.
I Have to Ask: The Lawrence O’Donnell EditionThe MSNBC host and author on how the 1968 election changed American politics forever.
I Have to Ask: The Ta-Nehisi Coates EditionThe author tries to make sense of Trump’s America, and his place in it.
I Have to Ask: The Jodi Kantor EditionThe New York Times reporter goes behind the scenes on her Harvey Weinstein stories.
I Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 2)The editor of the New Yorker on what ails the NFL and whether the magazine could go web-only.
I Have to Ask: The Ayobami Adebayo EditionThe author of Stay With Me on using fiction to fight gender norms.
I Have to Ask: The Claire Messud EditionThe author of The Burning Girl on how Elena Ferrante opened up more space for writing novels about women.
I Have to Ask: The Orhan Pamuk EditionThe author of The Red-Haired Woman on writing and living through Turkish history.
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.