Episode 6: The Most Powerful Man in AmericaListen now (44 min) | Yale historian Beverly Gage joins us to talk about her new book, "G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century"
Among other things? Making fun of Joe Biden isn't a platform, fascists can't win statewide races, and banning abortion is a loser.
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Episode 5: Verdi, Dante, and Dahlia LithwickListen now (50 min) | A conversation with Slate's Supreme Court reporter about her new book, "Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save…
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Today, I am grateful to my paying subscribers for your faith in me.
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Not really--instead, what deserves our attention is the janky way it happened--and what that says about the future of a global media platform
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Episode 4: Bringing the War HomeListen now (42 min) | A conversation with writer Zayd Ayres Dohrn about the Weather Underground, a generation raised in its shadow, and the search for…
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Why solidarity in a labor crisis is not enough
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Episode 3: Black and White TogetherListen now (40 min) | In this episode of "Why Now?" historian Victoria Wolcott on prefigurative politics and her new book, "Living in the Future…
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Election night chatI have been trying to figure out how to use this thing in between tweeting out election results—anyone else around? In other news, this is not a…
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A reflection on Maggie Haberman's new book about Donald Trump, "Confidence Man"
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Episode 2: The First Family of AbolitionListen now (57 min) | A conversation with historian Kerri Greenidge about her new book, "The Grimkés: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family"
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