Plus, what the platform reveals about the ingenuity of American racism.
After CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony, are U.S. legislators prepared to regulate the social network? Should they?
David Frum joins Matt, Jeff, and Kathy Gilsinan to discuss how American democracy has fared under President Trump.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed, and then America created a version of him that it could love.
In a society riven by party, class, and generational divides, do families stand a chance? Rebecca Rosen and Adrienne LaFrance join our hosts.
With industries concentrating and corporate influence growing, Derek Thompson joins us to debate the promise and perils of big business.
The power grab in China, the Iraq War fifteen years later, and the art of anticipating history, with James Fallows and Kathy Gilsinan.
Black Panther, Janelle Monáe, Tomi Adeyemi, and the Afrofuturist explosion, with Adam Serwer and Vann Newkirk
David Sims and Megan Garber join to discuss recent pop culture aimed at recasting reality.
Franklin Foer joins to discuss how the indicted Trump campaign manager brought corruption in Washington, D.C., to new lows.
Three second-generation immigrants—Priscilla Alvarez, Matt Thompson, and Alex Wagner—discuss how America's history with immigration helps explain today's politics.
Gillian White joins us to discuss dramatic changes underway in retail and what the industry's troubles mean for the country.
What is the nation to do with reports that advisors to the president consider him unfit for office? James Fallows joins our hosts to discuss.
Conor Friedersdorf joins us to discuss a year that transformed the nation, and what has and hasn't changed after fifty years.
To close out the year, Atlantic journalists tell us the events and insights that defined it.
Julia Ioffe joins the show to discuss Vladimir Putin and what Americans misunderstand about Russia.
McKay Coppins joins the show to discuss how U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has intertwined his faith with his ambition, and what his rise tells us about American politics today.
In December 2007, the U.S. saw the start of its longest recession since World War II. What lessons have we learned in the intervening decade, and which are we doomed to repeat?
For generations, Hollywood has defined what masculinity means in the U.S. Stephen Metcalf and Megan Garber join our hosts to discuss what lessons our male screen icons have taught us.
Luke O'Brien and Rosie Gray join our hosts to discuss the radicalization of Andrew Anglin, and how far-right extremism is evolving.