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.
Best of: Wes Moore on becoming Maryland’s first African American governor
In this conversation first recorded for Washington Post Live on Nov. 30, then-Gov.-elect Wes Moore of Maryland discusses his victory and plans for the first 100 days, the state of national politics, and how being the first African American governor of Maryland (and only the third in U.S. history) weighs on him.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on ‘Kindred’ and reexamining American slavery through science fiction
In this Washington Post Live conversation recorded on Nov. 12, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins discusses his TV adaptation of Octavia Butler’s novel “Kindred,” why he thinks TV and movies have “damaged our ability” to understand history, and what he is ultimately trying to show about slavery.
Bill Nighy on ‘Living,’ mortality and ‘Love Actually’
In this Washington Post Live conversation recorded on Jan. 6, actor Bill Nighy discusses his new film “Living,” its universal themes of mortality and procrastination, and the enduring legacy of the film that put him on the map, “Love Actually.”
Best of: Michael R. Jackson’s ‘big, Black and queer’ musical, ‘A Strange Loop’
In this Washington Post Live conversation recorded on June 9, writer Michael R. Jackson discusses his now-Tony Award-winning musical “A Strange Loop” and its decades-long journey to the stage.
Best of: Inside the personal and political life of Democratic strategist Lis Smith
In this Washington Post Live conversation from July 20, veteran Democratic political strategist Lis Smith discusses her memoir, “Any Given Tuesday,” a behind-the-scenes look at the fine line between personal and professional life while working at the top of Democratic politics.
Elegance Bratton on the masculinity of forgiveness
In this conversation recorded for Washington Post Live on Dec. 15, Elegance Bratton discusses his feature film debut, “The Inspection,” the gay protagonist’s emotionally complex relationships with his mother and fellow Marines, and why film was the right medium to tell this autobiographical story.
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
An effeminate black man…
…for Democrats who love to see black people castrated for their pleasure.