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Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening?



This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.

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Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening?



This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.

    Battling the Darkness with Thomas Burke Jr.

    Battling the Darkness with Thomas Burke Jr.

    WARNING: This episode discusses violence in war, suicide, depression and drug use.




    By the time he was 21-years-old, Thomas Burke Jr. had experienced enough trauma for a lifetime. After enlisting in the Marine Corps straight of high school, his deployments exposed him to horrors that dragged him down into what felt like an inescapable darkness. His journey is filled with pain and grief, struggles with depression and addiction, and attempts of taking his own life. He emerged from those depths a pastor, and a fierce advocate for veterans fighting the same battles he did. This is the story of what happened to an 18-year-old sent overseas – and the changed man who came back.




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    • 54 Min.
    The Fight for Asylum with Bridget Cambria and Tobias Barrington Wolff

    The Fight for Asylum with Bridget Cambria and Tobias Barrington Wolff

    As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, we know that there are marginalized groups that are exposed. Those migrants seeking asylum at the southern border are one of those exposed groups, and face even more danger in part due to the Trump administration’s immigration policies. These are policies that are intended to close off the country and deter those who are lawfully seeking asylum. This conversation with Bridget Cambria and Tobias Barrington Wolff about this administration’s policies and the case of a particular family that they represent was recorded prior to the heights of the pandemic that we now live in. It illustrates the hardships that asylum seekers face against a system that is actively working against them, and it is evidence of why they are now more vulnerable than ever. 

    • 56 Min.
    REVISITED Breaking Government with Michael Lewis

    REVISITED Breaking Government with Michael Lewis

    Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government’s catastrophically inadequate response, and the uncertainty that hangs over us all as a result, Chris decided to do something a little different this week. He wanted to revisit a conversation that feels extremely relevant and prescient right now given the state of the country. Prolific nonfiction author Michael Lewis, the man behind “The Big Short” and “Moneyball”, wrote an amazing account of what happens when the keys to the White House are handed over to people who have no idea what they’re doing. Now more than ever, it’s important to hear not only about the Trump administration’s attacks on crucial federal agencies, but also about what becomes of the dedicated civil servants trying to keep the government – and country – running. 




    RELATED READING:

    The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

    • 48 Min.
    The Origins of a Disaster with Adam Higginbotham

    The Origins of a Disaster with Adam Higginbotham

    In April of 1986 a nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the then Soviet Union. The fallout from the accident and the Soviet government’s response compounded into one of the worst manmade disasters of the nuclear era. In his masterful work of nonfiction, Midnight In Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham weaves together the stories of the individuals and systems that contributed to the creation of one of the worst disasters in human history. It is not only a sharp eyed and empathetic look at Chernobyl, but it is a particularly timely story about all the things that fall together to create disaster.




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    Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham

    Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott

    “How the Coronavirus Revealed Authoritarianism’s Fatal Flaw” by Zeynep Tufekci

    • 50 Min.
    Exile and Basketball with Enes Kanter

    Exile and Basketball with Enes Kanter

    Enes Kanter is a wanted man in his home country of Turkey. He’s long been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and it’s come at a high cost. At 6′ 10″, Kanter also happens to play for the Boston Celtics in the NBA. How he came to sit at this intersection is a riveting story, one that involves an NBA draft at age 19, a failed coup d'état, and a system of retribution by the Turkish government that targets not only Kanter but the family he left behind.

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    • 45 Min.
    BONUS: Introducing Into America

    BONUS: Introducing Into America

    As a bonus for Why Is This Happening? listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Into America, a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. It is hosted by Trymaine Lee and features the journalists of NBC News.

    For the first episode, Trymaine heads to East New York, a community that experienced more stops than any other part of New York City under Former Mayor Bloomberg’s stop and frisk policy. In order to have a real shot at the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg needs the support of Black voters. Days before announcing his candidacy, Bloomberg apologized for the policing tactic. But will his past decision to champion the use of stop and frisk hurt his chances?

    Subscribe to Into America now: https://link.chtbl.com/7BcTGqT3?sid=description 

    • 6 Min.

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SgtRock2001 ,

Wow MMT on MSNBC podcast ;) what next crypto currencies;) too?

Just listen to your pod on MMT, you need to do one on crypto currencies ! And soon! Don’t tell anyone ;) just between you and I.

So don’t care about NEw YORkers sub way problems, more so when you miss the point

You so missed the point in your hour long interview on mass transit in the USA that anyone living more than a few years ago understands about any country with a functional public transit systems know and experiences on a daily basis. It is all about who owns the buildings and infrastructure next to the mass transit system. Grocery stores, shoe shops, libraries, doctors office and coffee shops. What makes a public transit system work is the geolocation to daily services in peoples lives. Think of that the next time you walk through an airport in the USA and have nothing but Starbucks to drink. Why did the publicly owned and operated airport give away subsides to a billion dollar company to have a coffee location in every terminal. The same interests at play ruin every attempt at public transit in America. They don’t want to give up control or centralise different competitive public services and there are no bodies in government for the public good to make them do so. Post citizens united.

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