I Have to Ask
I Have to Ask

I Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes Edition

The Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.

June 15 2017 9:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Raúl Grijalva EditionThe Arizona congressman on the coming battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.
June 1 2017 7:00 AMI 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.
May 23 2017 4:10 PMWhat 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.
May 11 2017 7:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Pankaj Mishra EditionThe author of Age of Anger on why modern society is ill-equipped to handle populist rage.
April 27 2017 9:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Pamela Paul EditionThe Times book review editor on the future of criticism and what our books say about us.
April 13 2017 7:47 AMI 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.
March 30 2017 7:45 AMI 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.
March 16 2017 10:01 AMI Have to Ask: The Chuck Schumer EditionSlate’s resident interrogator Isaac Chotiner speaks with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about how the Democratic Party can survive the Trump era.
June 8 2017 9:30 AMI 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.
May 26 2017 10:54 AMI Have to Ask: The Tom Cole EditionThe Republican congressman on life in Trump’s Washington and how Fox News has changed the Republican Party.
May 18 2017 10:56 AMI Have to Ask: The Ashley Parker EditionThe Washington Post political reporter on scheduling life around President Trump’s tweetstorms.
May 4 2017 10:31 AMI Have to Ask: The Jonathan Chait EditionThe New York writer on how the Republican Party’s past explains the election of an American demagogue.
April 20 2017 7:15 AMI 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.
April 6 2017 7:14 AMI Have to Ask: The Andrew Sullivan EditionThe proto-blogger on the decline of conservatism and why he expected Trump’s victory.
March 23 2017 10:43 AMI Have to Ask: The Chris Hayes Edition Isaac Chotiner speaks with Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes about his new book A Colony in a Nation.