Big questions about technology, science, and culture, hosted by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.Season 3 Episode 7
The numbers are staggering: thousands of titles for 160 million subscribers in 190 countries. Netflix has changed where we watch -- that's obvious. But has it also changed what we watch, and how?
Weekly conversations with leading journalists and thinkers to make sense of the history happening all around usEpisode 124
The new mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, won all fifty of Chicago’s wards in a landslide last year. A lawyer with experience in government oversight, Lightfoot ran on an anti-corruption and police reform platform. She campaigned as a political outsider in a city long run by dynasties. And she represents a lot of firsts: the first African-American woman to lead the city, its first openly gay mayor, and for her, the first time running for higher office.
Lightfoot came into the job with a big opportunity to remake America’s third largest city. She joins the show to talk about her upbringing, her motivation to enter politics, and what she hopes Chicago can show the rest of the country.
Conversations between editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and the figures shaping societyEpisode 23
Today, we bring you the second episode of our new show Crazy/Genius, hosted by Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson. In this episode, Derek asks if Amazon – which may soon be the first trillion-dollar company in the history of the world – has become a dangerous monopoly threatening the U.S. economy.