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  • Episode 16

    Why Do Happy People Cheat?

    And what can infidelity teach us about commitment? Jeff, Alex, and Matt talk with Esther Perel, author of "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity," and host of the podcast "Where Should We Begin?"

  • Episode 15

    Derek Thompson and the Moonshot Factory

    Inside the secretive lab where Google's parent company is researching advanced technology

  • Episode 14

    The Miseducation of Ta-Nehisi Coates

    In three one-on-one interviews, our national correspondent talks about his career, his community, and his country.

  • Episode 13

    Russia! Live with Julia Ioffe and Eliot A. Cohen

    What might Vladimir Putin have hoped to achieve by meddling in the election of President Trump … and what did he actually get?

  • Episode 12

    What Are Public Schools For?

    Back-to-school season means the revival laments about America's failing public education system. But what is it failing to do?

  • Episode 11

    Will America's Institutions Survive President Trump?

    In his short time as commander in chief, he's broken countless norms. Has he broken the executive branch?

  • Episode 10

    A Memo to the Huddled Masses

    Immigrants flock to the U.S. in pursuit of the American Dream. But is it time for the wake-up call?

  • Episode 9

    News Update: The Questions After Harvey

    If history is any guide, the biggest challenges caused by the disaster in Houston will come into focus after the nation's attention turns elsewhere.

  • Episode 8

    What Game of Thrones Has Taught Us About Politics

    Lessons from the hit HBO series, and from other recent pop culture and fiction

  • Episode 7

    Are Smartphones Harming Our Kids?

    Ten years after the arrival of the iPhone, are mobile devices taking a toll on our children's mental health?

  • Episode 6

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yoni Appelbaum on Charlottesville's Aftermath

    Did the president's response to fatal violence touched off by white supremacists mark a major breakpoint in American politics?

  • Episode 5

    Kurt Andersen on How America Lost Its Mind

    Magical thinking and "alternative facts" have a long, proud history in these United States.

  • Episode 4

    News Update: Mark Bowden on North Korea

    Given new revelations about North Korea's nuclear capabilities—and newly harsh rhetoric from President Trump—Jeffrey Goldberg and Matt Thompson talk with Mark Bowden, author of The Atlantic's July/August cover story on how to deal with North Korea.

  • Episode 3

    Ask Not What Your Robots Can Do For You

    Our increasingly smart machines aren't just changing the workforce, they're changing us. Alexis Madrigal and our hosts explore how.

  • Episode 2

    One Nation Under God?

    How tolerant and pluralistic is America when it comes to religious expression?

  • Episode 1

    'Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory'

    The past, present, and future of the American idea, and the world premiere of Jon Batiste's "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

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