Chuck Klosterman on Donald Trump and popular culture.

Chuck Klosterman on the Costs of Politicizing Pop Culture

Chuck Klosterman on the Costs of Politicizing Pop Culture

Pointed interviews with Isaac Chotiner.
Feb. 23 2018 7:30 AM

I Have to Ask: The Chuck Klosterman Edition

The writer and critic on whether the politicization of popular culture has gone too far.

Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Klosterman.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images.

Chuck Klosterman is a writer and essayist. In a wide-ranging conversation with Isaac Chotiner, he discusses the costs of politicizing pop culture, the roots of Donald Trump’s shamelessness, and why music is such a subjective art form.

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Podcast production by Max Jacobs.