The Right to Be Safe
Our panel, featuring Avery Gardiner, Zion Kelly, and Craig Whitney, discusses how to reframe the narrative around guns.
Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Unlikely American DreamIbtihaj Muhammad shares her journey to become the first American woman to compete in a hijab at the Olympics.
American Sonnets for My Past and Future AssassinTerrance Hayes reads from his collection of sonnets written in response to the Trump presidency.
The Only Band That MatteredMark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki on the final years of the Clash and the sociopolitical climate of the 1980s.
Bad BloodJohn Carreyrou covers the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, in his new book.
Lauren Groff’s FloridaLauren Groff reads from her new collection and talks about getting fan mail from President Obama.
Adults in the RoomYanis Varoufakis thinks each citizen has a duty to understand how the economy works.
Sing, Unburied, SingFor our special 200th episode, Jesmyn Ward discusses her 2017 National Book Award–winning novel.
Chasing New HorizonsHear how a team of scientists launched the most distant planetary exploration of all time.
The Sun Does ShineAnthony Ray Hinton spent half his life on death row because of the inequalities of our justice system.
Just the Funny PartsNell Scovell on gender bias in comedy, writing jokes for Obama, and pitching ideas for The Simpsons.
History Teaches Us to ResistCivil rights icon Mary Frances Berry swore she’d never write another book. Then Trump got elected.
The Common GoodRobert Reich urges Americans to come together and reverse the vicious cycle of contemporary politics.
The World Only Spins ForwardIsaac Butler and Dan Kois relate the history of the groundbreaking play Angels in America.
Your Pain Makes SenseJohann Hari, with Andrew Sullivan, on the root causes of depression and rethinking how we treat it.
From the Corner of the OvalBeck Dorey-Stein shares her unlikely journey from D.C. outsider to working for President Obama and, briefly, President Trump.
Call Me AmericanAbdi Nor Iftin’s immigration memoir is a counternarrative to the rhetoric of Trump’s travel ban.
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?Robert Kuttner looks back to the complementary capitalism and democracy of the New Deal era.
The View From Flyover CountrySarah Kendzior speaks plainly and truthfully about Trump, inequality, and the future of our country.
MeatySamantha Irby doesn’t hold anything back when she reads from her hilarious book of personal essays.
Make TroubleCecile Richards tells young activists that you only live once, so don’t be afraid to make change.
Tomorrow Will Be DifferentSarah McBride discusses the importance of trans people sharing their stories, with Rep. Joe Kennedy.
Beauty and The BellesYA authors Dhonielle Clayton and Jason Reynolds on pushing against beauty norms and creating inclusive fantasy worlds.
TrumpocracyDavid Frum on how Donald Trump is undermining democracy and forcing Americans to reconsider their values.
Brave New PatriarchyIn Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas, women struggle to control their destinies after the government strips away control of their bodies.