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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. "Capehart" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions, with conversations adapted from Washington Post Live events.

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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. "Capehart" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions, with conversations adapted from Washington Post Live events.

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    Special Edition: First Look roundtable with Post reporters on what's at stake for American democracy

    Special Edition: First Look roundtable with Post reporters on what's at stake for American democracy

    In a special expanded edition of First Look, Post reporters and columnists discuss the debate in the Democratic party over Biden's candidacy, the upcoming Republican National Convention and the stakes for American democracy in the 2024 presidential election.

    Conversation recorded on Friday, July 12, 2024.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Special Edition: First Look roundtable with Post reporters what's at stake for American democracy

    Special Edition: First Look roundtable with Post reporters what's at stake for American democracy

    In a special expanded edition of First Look, Post reporters and columnists discuss the debate in the Democratic party over Biden's candidacy, the upcoming Republican National Convention and the stakes for American democracy in the 2024 presidential election.

    Conversation recorded on Friday, July 12, 2024.

    Best Of: Alex Edelman on ‘Just For Us’ and comedy as “a high-wire, high-risk act”

    Best Of: Alex Edelman on ‘Just For Us’ and comedy as “a high-wire, high-risk act”

    Alex Edelman has just won a Tony award for his Broadway solo stand-up show "Just for Us" that he also turned into a HBO special. In this encore presentation from April, Edelman talks about exploring antisemitism through humor in the hit show and why the special “felt conversant with the moment but also sort of an escape from” Hamas’s October 7 attack.

    Conversation recorded on April 3, 2024.

    • 34 min
    Deborah Lipstadt on the rise of antisemitism, threats to democracy and lessons from history

    Deborah Lipstadt on the rise of antisemitism, threats to democracy and lessons from history

    Historian and special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism Deborah Lipstadt joins The Post’s Jonathan Capehart for a conversation about the spike in antisemitism following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, her role at the State Department, her scholarship about the Holocaust and the lessons of the past for today.

    Conversation recorded on Thursday, June 11, 2024.

    • 29 min
    Best Of: Alicia Roth Weigel on new documentary about intersex community

    Best Of: Alicia Roth Weigel on new documentary about intersex community

    Following its success as a 45th annual Telly Award winner in the DEI category, we revisit a 2023 conversation with Alicia Roth Weigel, an activist profiled in “Every Body," a new documentary exploring the lives of intersex people who are born with a combination of male and female biological traits as she discusses the intersex community, gender identity and the state of LGBTQIA+ rights in the country.

    Conversation recorded on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

    • 30 min
    Hoa Xuande on his breakout role in 'The Sympathizer' and his journey from Australia to Hollywood

    Hoa Xuande on his breakout role in 'The Sympathizer' and his journey from Australia to Hollywood

    Actor Hoa Xuande, star of the new espionage thriller "The Sympathizer," talks about his role as a double agent in the miniseries, how the show reexamines the Vietnam war through the Vietnamese perspective and how growing up in Australia led him on a path to "figure out who he really is."

    Conversation recorded on Thursday, May 23 2024.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

El tigress ,

Great show and a great episode

However, It is so sad that we even need this.

RodandCon ,

Great Show with the Great Keith Ellison

Can’t wait to read AG Ellison’s book! Such an insightful & brilliant man. Excellent questions from you, Jonathan! I will never forget the line from the closing arguments in the Chauvin trial: George Floyd didn’t die because his heart was too big, he died because Derek Chauvin’s heart was too small!
As a footnote, I was a barista at a health food coop in Minneapolis when Rep Ellison was running for office and I had the great pleasure of serving him many times & enjoyed speaking with him. He’s very approachable & kind. He often used our little cafe area to work on his campaign.
I listen to all your shows Jonathan, keep up the excellent work! I love you & I love your Aunt Gloria!

Spanky spongediver ,

Obnoxious, condescending, arrogant…. I could go on & on

Capehart is everything wrong with journalism.

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