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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.

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    A message from Jonathan

    A message from Jonathan

    After five years of incredible conversations, the curtain is coming down on "Cape Up." But that doesn't mean Jonathan is going away. Tune in for a special announcement.

    • 1 min
    Explaining the debt ceiling in plain English

    Explaining the debt ceiling in plain English

    In an episode that originally aired in September 2017, Shai Akabas, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it.

    • 21 min
    'The monuments were murder'

    'The monuments were murder'

    In a conversation from 2017, then-Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu reflects on removing the last Confederate monument from his city, and the damage wrought by the myth of the Lost Cause.

    • 26 min
    Rep. Andy Kim on anti-Asian hate

    Rep. Andy Kim on anti-Asian hate

    In an episode that originally aired in March, the New Jersey congressman discusses anti-Asian hate in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings, and how he talks about the rise in hate crimes with his young son.

    • 43 min
    Sen. Jeff Merkley's decade-long push for filibuster reform

    Sen. Jeff Merkley's decade-long push for filibuster reform

    In this conversation from March, Merkley gets into how the filibuster has ground work in the Senate to a halt. And what he thinks should be done to fix it, especially to preserve voting rights.

    • 37 min
    The Republican Party is still in thrall to Donald Trump. Its members could learn from Stuart Stevens

    The Republican Party is still in thrall to Donald Trump. Its members could learn from Stuart Stevens

    In an episode that aired Sept. 22, 2020, the author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of the GOP — and what that means going forward.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

MaryMarg04627 ,

Thank you Jonathan Capehart

In addition to your podcast, I’ve been watching your show on MSNBC (and I am not a TV news watcher). What stood out to me was the way in which you paused after every false statement, and said the words “that statement was false.” We need ALL of our professional news anchors and commentators to do this. Thank you Jonathan Capehart.

An Old White Woman ,

Andy Kim Interview

JC is an amazing interviewer—so real, thoughtful and considerate to his guests. He brought out Andy Kim as a true American hero !

Linda Bryant ,

Bryan Stevenson

Thank you so much for this podcast. It was spellbinding. I'm a 60’s activist and now age 74. My generation has been waiting on this generation to get smarter and get active because if you get smarter you'll definitely get active. People are beginning to ACTUALLY believe that BLACK LIVES MATTER.

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