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.
Michele Norris on the importance of ‘Your Mama’s Kitchen’
In this conversation recorded for Washington Post Live on Sept. 6, Post columnist Michele Norris discusses her new podcast, “Your Mama’s Kitchen,” where she talks with guests about the importance of their mom’s kitchen in the life of their home and family, and how childhood food memories shape us.
Best of: Mark Whitaker on 1966 – the year Black Power challenged the civil rights movement
In this conversation recorded for Washington Post Live on Feb. 8, former Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker discusses his new book, “Saying It Loud: 1966 – The Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement,” how the year transformed the way in which Black Americans viewed their lives and lessons for activists organizing today.
Best of: Chasten Buttigieg has something to say about coming out and acceptance
In this Washington Post Live conversation from May 10, Chasten Buttigieg discusses the new edition of his memoir, “I Have Something to Tell You,” which he rewrote for young adults, why he thinks the far right is going after LGBTQ Americans and what he hopes for his two children when they are old enough to read his book.
Best of: Maya Moore Irons and Jonathan Irons on ‘Love & Justice’
In this conversation first recorded for Washington Post Live on Jan. 19, Maya Moore Irons and Jonathan Irons discuss their new book, “Love & Justice: A Story of Triumph on Two Different Courts,” their journey to get him released from prison after a wrongful conviction and their view on reforms to the criminal justice system.
Pete Berg on the Sackler family and his new series, ‘Painkiller’
In this conversation recorded for Washington Post Live on Aug. 11, director Pete Berg talks about his new limited series, “Painkiller,” which details the efforts by the Sackler family to aggressively profit from OxyContin by expanding the availability and marketing of the prescription opioid.
Alicia Roth Weigel on new documentary about intersex community
In this conversation recorded on July 19 for Washington Post Live, 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, joins The Post’s Jonathan Capehart for a conversation about the intersex community, gender identity and the state of LGBTQIA+ rights in the country.
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!
What a great speaker. I wish we had more politicians like him!
I’ve just started listening to Jonathan’s podcast and am sold, 5+ stars, big fan. I’ve only heard 2 minutes and 45 seconds of the first episode with Michael Steele in 2016 so far and am drawn to the straight talking, truth telling, engaging dialogue. Refreshing to say the least. Jonathan’s a star xo