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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.

    The Uneven Playing Field with Howard Bryant

    The Uneven Playing Field with Howard Bryant

    Professional sports are never more than an inch away from the deepest core of what's happening in America. They are an amazing crucible of politics and culture that manage to reflect the issues we are working through as a country. And because these spaces are so integrated, particularly in football and basketball, racial politics quickly come to the foreground. This is the intersection ESPN writer Howard Bryant examines in his new book "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field". In it, he explores what it means to be black in an industry hostile to blackness. Why isn't Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL, why do football games have military flyovers, and when do opinions become dangerous? What is happening with the Houston Astros cheating scandal? And why should non-sports fans care about what happens to players with multi-million-dollar contracts? Howard Bryant has the answers.

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    Twilight of the Elites by Chris Hayes

    • 57 min
    Trump and Evangelicals with Mark Galli

    Trump and Evangelicals with Mark Galli

    Why do white evangelical Christians support President Trump? They delivered him 81% of their votes on election day and consistently give him higher favorability ratings than any other voting bloc. As former Christianity Today editor-in-chief Mark Galli puts it, white evangelicals elected Trump to be their champion. So these were the exact people Galli hoped were listening when he published a stunning op-ed titled “Trump Should Be Removed from Office”. It was a daring departure for the signature publication of white evangelicals and the piece immediately attracted huge amounts of attention. For Galli, the President had crossed a line and he felt it was time his community reckoned with that fact. But will they?

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    Trump Should Be Removed from Office by Mark Galli

    The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

    • 58 min
    Who Is Reality Winner? with Kerry Howley

    Who Is Reality Winner? with Kerry Howley

    In the summer of 2017, a 25-year-old government contractor exposed detailed evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Reality Winner printed out classified US Intelligence documents, hid the papers in her pantyhose as she left work, and then put them in the mail to The Intercept. The report they published was the first piece of concrete evidence shared with the public proving the United States possessed tangible evidence that Russians hackers attacked American voting systems. After The Intercept published the story, complete with scans of the original papers, authorities immediately traced the leak back to Reality Winner. She was arrested, denied bail, and is now serving 5 years in a federal prison. Kerry Howley wrote an in-depth profile of Reality Winner for New York Magazine and joins to share the compelling story of who Winner is, why she did it, and the severe treatment she's received at the hands of the United States government.

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    • 49 min
    What Happened in the UK Election? with Sarah Jaffe

    What Happened in the UK Election? with Sarah Jaffe

    It’s hard not to make comparisons between the political landscapes of the US and the UK. In 2016 when the UK shocked the world with the Brexit vote, a lot of folks saw it as a bellwether for the coming presidential election. If it could happen there, why couldn’t it happen here? And sure enough it did, kicking off three years of political turmoil. Now, as we prepare for the 2020 presidential election, has the UK provided us with another premonition? Earlier this month, voters turned out to deliver Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party a resounding victory while rejecting Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. So what happened and how closely should the US be reading into those results? Journalist Sarah Jaffe was embedded on the ground in the lead up to the election and joins to tell us what exactly went down.

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    Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt by Sarah Jaffe

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    • 54 min
    The #WITHpod Mailbag

    The #WITHpod Mailbag

    It's that time of year, friends! Come sit by the fire as Chris Hayes and producer Tiffany Champion tackle your questions from the WITHpod mailbag.

    As promised, click here for the sketch that inspired the secret santa gift.

    • 33 min
    LIVE IN NYC: American Psychodrama with Tony Kushner and Jeremy O. Harris

    LIVE IN NYC: American Psychodrama with Tony Kushner and Jeremy O. Harris

    In the final stop of our Fall tour, we invited playwrights Tony Kushner and Jeremy O. Harris to talk about all things spectacle, storytelling, and how they relate to this political moment. They are both artists who use their firm grounding in our own reality to give life to alternate worlds, ones full of drama and conflict and pathos. In this hour, they discuss the ways they hope their art echoes through time, what it means to make art in this moment, why Jeremy O. Harris thinks Donald Trump is actually a pretty uninteresting character, and so much more. 




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Joejatkins ,

Chris Hayes, why is this happening

This is just about the most perfect podcast imaginable. A whip smart interviewer; who has in fact read all the books and spent time thinking about the issues. A rostrum of guests, perfectly aligned to talk about the subject in hand.
If I were to have a criticism, it would be (or would have been before the Ted Cruz episode) that Chris’ guests are fellow inmates to his echo chamber.
I guess that this allows the facts to be clear, without the dislocation of agenda bending the narrative, but Chris is so smart I would like to see him defend an argument sometimes, these guests I figure would prove harder to book.
My ultimate episode would be Chris talking to the current President of the USA on a subject of Chris’ choosing.... can you make that happen?? 😂

Jipp2 ,

First listen

So interesting and inspiring grass roots activity in deep deep america

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