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As Slate’s resident interrogator, Isaac Chotiner has tangled with Newt Gingrich and gotten personal with novelist Jonathan Franzen. Now he brings his pointed and smart interview style to “I Have to Ask.”

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    • Society & Culture

As Slate’s resident interrogator, Isaac Chotiner has tangled with Newt Gingrich and gotten personal with novelist Jonathan Franzen. Now he brings his pointed and smart interview style to “I Have to Ask.”

    Nate Cohn

    Nate Cohn

    Nate Cohn covers polls and elections at the Upshot at The New York Times. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss the meaning of Tuesday’s election results, whether Democrats should feel hopeful about the Midwest, and what the numbers tell us about Trump’s odds of being re-elected in 2020.
    Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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    • 43 min
    Slow Burn Live

    Slow Burn Live

    Leon Nayfakh and Andrew Parsons, the men behind Slate’s Slow Burn podcast, sit down with Isaac Chotiner to explain why they decided to take a deep dive into the Clinton scandals, the mechanics of creating a narrative podcast, and what it was like to interview Juanita Broaddrick.
    Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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    • 21 min
    Zeynep Tufekci

    Zeynep Tufekci

    Zeynep Tufekci is an author and an expert on social media and fake news. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss why the business model of the different social media giants is so dangerous, what Mark Zuckerberg refuses to do to fix the fake news problem, and why rightwing news is proliferating on Facebook.
    Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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    • 39 min
    Lynsey Addario

    Lynsey Addario

    Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer whose work is collected in the new book Of Love And War. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss life in Afghanistan before 9/11, her abduction in Libya, and why journalists rely on the American government to speak up for press freedom.
    Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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    • 37 min
    Coral Davenport

    Coral Davenport

    Coral Davenport covers energy and the environment for The New York Times. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss how we should read the U.N.’s terrifying new report on global warming, what other countries are doing to prevent the impending crisis, and the changing rhetoric of those opposed to taking action against climate change. Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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    • 31 min
    Nate Silver

    Nate Silver

    Nate Silver is the editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight.com. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss what effect the Kavanaugh controversy has had on the 2018 elections, the odds that Trump gets re-elected in 2020, and the political choices facing the Democratic Party.
    Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod
    Podcast production by Max Jacobs.Listen to I Have to Ask via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play 
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    • 37 min

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