Washington Post columnist James Hohmann chats with the voices behind the viewpoints. Hohmann sits down each week with the author of a compelling or unexpected guest column for The Post’s Opinions section. Together, they unpack arguments that are shaping the public conversation about issues of importance. “Please, Go On” features marquee names, as well as everyday people with original perspectives. New episodes released Fridays.
Marco Rubio thinks China is complicit in Russia’s war on Ukraine
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joins James Hohmann for a conversation about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the threat posed by China.
Marie Yovanovitch on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine weighs in on Vladimir Putin’s war against the country, as well as Donald Trump’s past attacks on her character.
Gavin Grimm on the fight for transgender rights
A number of red states have moved to limit transgender rights in recent months, most notably Texas. With that in mind, we return to a conversation from last summer with activist Gavin Grimm — at a watershed moment in the struggle for trans rights.
Author John Green reflects on the legacy of global health giant Paul Farmer
Paul Farmer, a global health advocate and physician whose work saved millions of lives, died in Rwanda last month at age 62. Author John Green, a mentee of Farmer’s, discusses the physician’s life and remarkable legacy.
Adam Schiff on threats both global and domestic
As Russia intensifies its invasion of Ukraine, James Hohmann sits down with the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to discuss the U.S. response, and what’s next in the Jan. 6 inquiry.
A Ukrainian responds to Russia’s attack
As Russia attacked her country, Ukrainian journalist Olga Tokariuk spoke with James Hohmann about the long struggle for an independent Ukraine.
Please, Go On is always a Friday treat but today it was particularly fine to hear Michele Norris with Sheryl Lee Ralph. Thanks!
So glad James H is back. I had really missed The Big Idea because it was one of my daily staples. This new podcast offers the same thoughtful coverage of topics that keep me learning and thinking. Sometimes I still miss my daily dose of his former work, but this weekly offering makes up for that!
Retired Gen Eaton
The retired General (who has been actively political since 2006), is concerned that other retired military personnel are actively political (albeit for the opposite political party).