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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.

    Stuart Stevens was an uncompromising Republican — until Donald Trump

    Stuart Stevens was an uncompromising Republican — until Donald Trump

    The author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of his party and what that means going forward.

    • 36 min
    Derek Black was groomed to be the new face of white nationalism. Now he's working against it.

    Derek Black was groomed to be the new face of white nationalism. Now he's working against it.

    Black grew up in a family of white nationalists, with David Duke as his godfather. But he renounced those views in college and recently has been involved in Black Lives Matter protests. "Everyone has a moral choice to decide," he says.

    • 40 min
    Michelle Lujan Grisham on U.S. covid-19 response: 'Most outrageous environment I’ve ever worked in'

    Michelle Lujan Grisham on U.S. covid-19 response: 'Most outrageous environment I’ve ever worked in'

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) talks about using her past government experience to battle the coronavirus today, her views on the statues debate and what it means to be in the conversation to be Joe Biden's running mate.

    • 34 min
    Tammy Duckworth: Trump ‘cares more about dead traitors than he does about our troops’

    Tammy Duckworth: Trump ‘cares more about dead traitors than he does about our troops’

    Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a military veteran who was recently in the news when Tucker Carlson said she "hated America," discusses Trump's failures on the military, coronavirus and race — and what she would do if asked to be Joe Biden's running mate.

    • 20 min
    What Susan Rice thinks she could bring to a Biden administration

    What Susan Rice thinks she could bring to a Biden administration

    Susan Rice, a former U.N. ambassador and national security adviser, is being considered as a potential running mate for Joe Biden. She discusses not only foreign policy but also the global pandemic and the racial reckoning facing America today.

    • 36 min
    ‘This election is a matter of life and death:’ Karen Bass talks race, covid-19 and the election

    ‘This election is a matter of life and death:’ Karen Bass talks race, covid-19 and the election

    Rep. Bass, who is among those being vetted as Joe Biden’s running mate, discusses her work as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and her hopes for the future. "The world needs us,” she says.

    • 28 min

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1.1K Ratings

FourEyedArtist ,

Welcome back!

Always informative, Jonathan. Love you on TV and on Instagram—love your podcast too. Great to have you back!

JaneElaine ,

NM governor

Excellent interview with NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

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CapeUp

Good variety of guests and Jonathan Capehart has an interviewing style that's both deep/insightful and friendly/approachable.

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