To commemorate the show’s first anniversary, we lift up above the fog of news and discuss what’s most important to remember at this moment.
This week’s NATO Summit in Brussels comes as Trump and other leaders express unprecedented levels of doubt about decades of western cooperation.
A century ago, the 1918 flu pandemic killed five percent of humanity—have we become safer in the hundred years since or actually grown more vulnerable?
Outrage over families separated at the border has reached a fever pitch. Jeremy Raff and Priscilla Alvarez join to share how the issue’s developing along the border and in Washington.
Why do black Americans die earlier than white Americans? Staff writers Olga Khazan and Vann Newkirk join Matt and Alex to discuss how poverty and prejudice shorten African-American lifespans.
Can Trump and Kim cut a deal that works? Global editor Kathy Gilsinan and staff writer Uri Friedman discuss the upcoming summit with Jeff and Alex.
McKay Coppins and Rosie Gray join Matt and Alex to ask: what happens when right-wing trolls grow up to run the world?
Two American-born writers—an Israeli author and a Muslim journalist—grapple with the bleak state of Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Entertainment has always been political. But what happens when the entertainment we consume feels like a litmus test for our beliefs?
John Dickerson joins Matt, Jeff, and politics writer Elaina Plott to discuss whether the job of the president has become impossible.
Atlantic editors Matt Thompson and Kathy Gilsinan ask Syria expert Andrew Tabler to explain how the conflict has worn on for years and what the path forward might be.
Alex Wagner discusses the American immigrant story (and her new book) with Matt, Jeff, and editor Adam Serwer.
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
The story of Benjamine Spencer shows a legal system that prefers naming someone guilty over figuring out who really is.