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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

    Mayor Muriel Bowser discusses the future of Black Lives Matter Plaza and D.C. without Donald Trump

    Mayor Muriel Bowser discusses the future of Black Lives Matter Plaza and D.C. without Donald Trump

    The D.C. mayor talked about the coronavirus pandemic, D.C. statehood and more.

    What do progressives think of Joe Biden now that he's president? Rep. Pramila Jayapal is happy.

    What do progressives think of Joe Biden now that he's president? Rep. Pramila Jayapal is happy.

    The chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus discusses the Biden agenda and her journey to become the first Indian American woman elected to Congress.

    • 33 min
    Karol Mason on the killing of George Floyd and the issue we must address: 'The fear of Black people'

    Karol Mason on the killing of George Floyd and the issue we must address: 'The fear of Black people'

    The president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice discusses the Derek Chauvin trial, policing and how we can heal America's racial wounds.

    • 29 min
    PwC's chair talks about the role U.S. business leaders should play in America's racial reckoning

    PwC's chair talks about the role U.S. business leaders should play in America's racial reckoning

    Tim Ryan says leaders shouldn't be afraid to speak up against systemic issues: "One of the things that business leaders need is, we need certainty. We need a strong democracy."

    • 31 min
    Rebecca Carroll talks about her experience as a Black woman being raised by White parents

    Rebecca Carroll talks about her experience as a Black woman being raised by White parents

    The author of "Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir" discusses her Opinions piece on transracial adoption: "Trying to navigate this existence and this identity, it was just exhausting."

    • 43 min
    Heather McGhee explains how racism keeps everyone from having nice things

    Heather McGhee explains how racism keeps everyone from having nice things

    McGhee discusses her book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together," and unpacks one big example of inequality holding everyone back: the large municipal swimming pools of the 1960s.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

tluzzatto ,

One great interview after another

For starters, Jonathan lines up great guests, and with his spirited, informed, and racially astute approach to his chats, listening is always a tour de force experience.

PuzzlesLady ,

Sounds questionable

If the reason for the present white racist behavior can be explained by the manufacturing changes in America and the fact that white people don’t feel heard, what would explain the racist behavior from the inception of this country against Native Americans and enslaved African Americans? Some the discussed explanation could have some value to explain the extent of the current devotion to their de facto leader and movement, but most of it seems like an excuse to give cover to hateful behavior.

athirkell ,

Really Good Interview with Andy Kim

I just listened to Jonathan’s interview with Representative Andy Kim of New Jersey. The discussion was wide-ranging and thoughtful. Very much worth your time.

Ok, now I listened to the fantastic interview with Rebecca Carroll, author of Surviving the White Gaze. I have to take this opportunity to promote the podcast done by Angela Tucker, The Adoptee Next Door. Angela is also a Black woman raised by a white family, in her case in Bellingham, WA, a very white community. Worth a listen!

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