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

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    Raphael Warnock’s push for a new America

    Raphael Warnock’s push for a new America

    In this conversation recorded June 20 for Washington Post Live, Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.), who is also a reverend, discusses his new memoir and the arc of American history.

    • 31 min
    Robin Thede on comedically reflecting on Black America through ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’

    Robin Thede on comedically reflecting on Black America through ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’

    In this conversation recorded on June 14 for Washington Post Live, Robin Thede, creator, showrunner, executive producer, writer and star of HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” joins Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart to discuss the third season of the Emmy Award-winning series and her career as a comedy writer.

    • 29 min
    Michael R. Jackson’s ‘big, Black and queer’ musical, ‘A Strange Loop’

    Michael R. Jackson’s ‘big, Black and queer’ musical, ‘A Strange Loop’

    In this conversation recorded on June 9 for Washington Post Live, writer Michael R. Jackson discusses his now-Tony Award-winning musical “A Strange Loop.”

    • 28 min
    Eric Holder on the violent past and imperiled future of voting

    Eric Holder on the violent past and imperiled future of voting

    In this interview recorded on June 6 for Washington Post Live, Eric Holder, the 82nd U.S. attorney general, joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss his book, “Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote.”

    • 31 min
    Jeff Nussbaum on history’s ‘undelivered’ speeches

    Jeff Nussbaum on history’s ‘undelivered’ speeches

    In this conversation recorded on May 27 for Washington Post Live, political speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum talks about the undelivered speeches that would have rewritten history from the likes of John Lewis, Richard Nixon and Hillary Clinton.

    • 29 min
    The ‘constant barrage of tragedy’ shaping Black America

    The ‘constant barrage of tragedy’ shaping Black America

    In this conversation recorded on May 19 for Washington Post Live, Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins discusses the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death and the murder of 10 African Americans at a grocery store in Buffalo.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Dad's Dell ,

Extraordinary Interview with Ty Seidule

Jonathan’s 2021 interview of Ty Seidule, the author of “Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause”, is extraordinary. In these renewed days of book burning it is perhaps more relevant than ever. Jonathan is a very gifted interviewer who clearly stands out in a crowded field.

smsren ,

Wonderful podcast

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!

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.

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