I Have to Ask: The Anthony Bourdain Edition
The late chef on his mistakes and the #MeToo movement, from an unaired 2017 conversation.
I Have to Ask: The Harry Enten EditionThe CNN political expert on the state of play in the lead-up to November.
I Have to Ask: The Maggie Haberman EditionHow the White House—and the White House beat—have changed since the inauguration.
I Have to Ask: The Amy Chozick EditionThe author of Chasing Hillary on covering the craziest election in recent memory.
I Have to Ask: The Barbara Ehrenreich EditionThe author of Natural Causes on the “epidemic of wellness” she thinks is undermining America.
I Have to Ask: The Ross Douthat EditionThe New York Times columnist on life as a conservative at a liberal institution.
I Have to Ask: The David Corn and Michael Isikoff EditionThe authors of Russian Roulette on the history of the Trump-Putin bromance.
I Have to Ask: The Benjamin Wittes EditionThe writer and national security expert on how to decipher the Mueller investigation.
I Have to Ask: The Steven Pinker EditionThe author of Enlightenment Now thinks the world is getting better—but we refuse to acknowledge it.
I Have to Ask: The Wesley Morris EditionThe New York Times critic on Woody Allen, Oprah for president, and the most overrated movie of 2017.
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 Cecilia Muñoz EditionThe former Obama official on how Trump is reshaping America’s immigration policy.
I Have to Ask: The Michelle Dean EditionWhat a group of 20th-century American female writers tells us about feminism today.
I Have to Ask: The Adam Davidson EditionThe New Yorker writer on whether the Trump business empire can survive the Trump presidency.
I Have to Ask: The Parul Sehgal EditionThe New York Times book critic on the state of cultural criticism, and reading the novels of bad men.
I Have to Ask: The Judd Apatow EditionThe man behind Knocked Up and Trainwreck on Hollywood—and comedy—in the age of #MeToo.
I Have to Ask: The Josh Barro EditionThe writer and podcast host on why so many Americans forgive Trump’s cruelty.
I Have to Ask: The Chuck Klosterman EditionThe writer and critic on whether the politicization of popular culture has gone too far.
I Have to Ask: The Katie Roiphe EditionThe controversial essayist explains why she thinks #MeToo has gone too far.
I Have to Ask: The Jia Tolentino EditionThe New Yorker writer on how the #MeToo backlash threatens to “infantilize” women.
I Have to Ask: The Margaret Sullivan EditionThe Washington Post media critic grades a turbulent year of press coverage.
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.