Podcasts

  • Crazy/Genius

    Big questions about technology, science, and culture, hosted by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.

    Season 3 Episode 7

    How Has Netflix Changed Entertainment?

    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?
  • Radio Atlantic

    Weekly conversations with leading journalists and thinkers to make sense of the history happening all around us

    Episode 109

    The Heir

    Begun with a gold-rush brothel in the Yukon, the Trump empire has long been passed down through generations. Donald Trump inherited a business from his father, who inherited it from his father.

    Now following in those footsteps are Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump — all brought into the family business, whatever that happened to be at the moment. When it was real estate, they worked at the Trump Organization. When it became television, they were in the cast of The Apprentice. And with politics the new family business, they’ve acted as key figures in his administration and campaign.

    The question of which Trump will succeed their father is no longer just a family matter though. Having remade the Republican Party in his image, the president has given his eventual successor a key role in shaping the future of American politics.In his October cover story, McKay Coppins tells the story of how the next generation of Trumps have competed for power — and how the move from midtown Manhattan to 1600 Pennsylvania may have established an unexpected frontrunner.
  • The Atlantic Interview

    Conversations between editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and the figures shaping society

    Episode 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.