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

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  • 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