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, with conversations adapted from Washington Post Live events.
What happens if Russia invades Ukraine?
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, joins Jonathan Capehart for a discussion about forestalling conflicts abroad, particularly as Russia amasses troops on the Ukrainian border. (This conversation was recorded for Washington Post Live on Jan. 18, 2022.)
The Rev. Al Sharpton on voting rights and 'righteous troublemakers'
In this conversation recorded on Jan. 13 for Washington Post Live, the Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the battle over voting rights and his new book, "Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America."
Jamie Raskin on 'Trauma, Truth and the Trials of American Democracy'
In his moving new book, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) recalls the death of his son, Tommy, in the days before the Jan. 6 insurrection and how he and his family endured a year of unthinkable loss. This conversation first aired on Washington Post Live on Jan. 5.
Carmelo Anthony shares his story in 'Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised'
One of the NBA's biggest stars, Carmelo Anthony goes back to his Baltimore beginnings in "Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised." The conversation was originally recorded September 14 for Washington Post Live.
A holiday message from Jonathan
As 2021 comes to a close, Jonathan Capehart reflects on the year — its challenges, curiosities and inspirations — and looks forward to 2022.
'Citizen Ashe' traces the life and career of a tennis legend
Tennis great Arthur Ashe was the first Black man to win the Australian Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon. Now, he is the subject of a new documentary, called "Citizen Ashe," directed by Rex Miller and Sam Pollard. (This interview with Miller and Pollard was adapted from Washington Post Live.)
Jonathan is a much needed voice in media and podcasting. I so appreciate the viewpoints and nuance he brings to his many interviews and conversations. I don’t usually review podcasts but after his extraordinary interview with the fabulous Billy Porter I was moved to do so. What an amazing, moving, necessary conversation. Bravo!
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.
Wow, was she ever a racist. Talking about race during a dinner party the entire time. I’m a little hesitant to call out someone I don’t know on issues of race.
You two were talking about those whom have married someone of another race and announce it. Jon, this is ‘you’ being together with a white man and always reminding us of it…
We all need to look at our own issues first.