Weekly conversations with leading journalists and thinkers to make sense of the history happening all around usEpisode 52
The View from the BorderOutrage over families separated at the border has reached a fever pitch. Social media is awash with images of undocumented migrants held in cages, sounds of children crying for their parents, and viral videos of a callous administration response. On Wednesday, President Trump caved to immense political pressure and signed an executive order meant to end family separation at the border. But what effect will it actually have?
Video producer Jeremy Raff has been in McAllen, Texas, attending "mass trials" of immigrants—many of whom have been separated from their children with no certainty on when, or if, they will be reunited. Raff shares what's happening along the border, then staff writer Priscilla Alvarez joins to discuss what the news in Washington means for separated families.
- "Purgatory at the Border" (Jeremy Raff, June 19, 2018)
- "'So What? Maybe It Is a Concentration Camp'" (Jeremy Raff, February 23, 2018)
- "Extinguishing the Beacon of America" (Alex Wagner, June 15, 2018)
- "Trump Says He Will End the Family Separations He Imposed" (David A. Graham, June 20, 2018)
Big questions and provocative conclusions about technology and culture. A new podcast from The Atlantic with Derek Thompson.Episode 7
Why Haven’t We Found Aliens?“Where is everybody?” That’s the question physicist Enrico Fermi asked in 1950. Nearly 70 years later, we’re getting tantalizingly close to solving the riddle known as Fermi’s Paradox: If the universe is so large and so old, why haven't we found life on other planets?
A weekly conversation between editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and the figures shaping societyEpisode 23
Introducing Crazy/Genius: Should We Break Up Amazon?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.