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.
Lily Gladstone and Erica Tremblay on their ‘love letter’ to Native communities
In this conversation recorded for Washington Post Live on Nov. 29, actor Lily Gladstone and writer-director Erica Tremblay discuss their new film, “Fancy Dance,” the importance of setting the story on a Seneca-Cayuga reservation, the themes of indifference and invisibility, and why, despite its great acclaim and reviews, no studio has bought the film.
Best of: Ned Blackhawk on ‘The Rediscovery of America’
In this conversation first recorded for Washington Post Live on April 27, Yale University professor Ned Blackhawk discusses his book, “The Rediscovery of America: Natives Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History,” which recently won the National Book Award for nonfiction, and explores the foundational role Native Americans have played in U.S. history, including in the formulation of our country’s Constitution, and how their presence and contributions are frequently overlooked, or worse, erased.
The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop: ‘Somebody knows’
Forty years ago, the body of a prime minister went missing. The Post’s Martine Powers asks: Who’s responsible?
Tzipi Livni and Rula Jebreal share their perspectives on the Israel-Gaza war
In these Washington Post Live conversations from Nov. 14, former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and award-winning Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal discuss the Israel-Gaza war from their respective vantages, plus the next steps for the conflict.
Rob Rubba on charting Oyster Oyster’s sustainable path
In this Washington Post Live conversation from Nov. 8, Rob Rubba — winner of the 2023 James Beard Award for outstanding chef — discusses his Michelin-starred restaurant Oyster Oyster, why he sees it as a “stepping-stone” for restaurants of the future and how sustainability is worked into everything from the food in the kitchen to the plate on the table.
Rep. Goldman on his first term in the House, and being in Israel on Oct. 7
In this Washington Post Live conversation from Oct. 31, Rep. Daniel S. Goldman (D-N.Y.) discusses how he and his family sheltered in a Tel Aviv hotel during Hamas’s terrorist attack on Israel, his support for Israel’s right to defend itself and his thoughts on new House Speaker Mike Johnson.
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