20 episodes

Wish you could just talk to the 2020 candidates one-on-one and decide for yourself which one deserves your vote? Join the New York Times editorial board at the table with the candidates as you've never heard them. Listen as each Democratic contender makes the case as to why they can win the race against Donald Trump. Learn how the editorial board came to make their endorsement, to better help you make yours. For full transcripts of each interview, visit nytimes.com/endorsements.

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Wish you could just talk to the 2020 candidates one-on-one and decide for yourself which one deserves your vote? Join the New York Times editorial board at the table with the candidates as you've never heard them. Listen as each Democratic contender makes the case as to why they can win the race against Donald Trump. Learn how the editorial board came to make their endorsement, to better help you make yours. For full transcripts of each interview, visit nytimes.com/endorsements.

    The Argument: Why Endorse Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar?

    The Argument: Why Endorse Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar?

    Host Katie Kingsbury visits Opinion's other podcast, "The Argument," to defend the editorial board's two endorsements for Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar against her disagreeing colleagues Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt. They talk about the current political moment, each of the Democratic contenders, and the path to the nomination. For background reading on this episode, click here or search for nytimes.com/theargument

    • 36 min
    Not Our Choice to Make

    Not Our Choice to Make

    The board weighs the pros and cons of each Democratic primary candidate, and has a heated debate over what the party (and the country) needs in this moment. Katie reveals her choices, and argues why the 2020 primary is the moment that voters - not the editorial board - gets to decide the future of the Democratic party. Then, the world reacts.

    Find the unabridged and annotated transcript of the candidates's visits to the board at nytimes.com/endorsements.

    Produced by At Will Media.

    • 28 min
    Joe Biden: The Deliberation

    Joe Biden: The Deliberation

    In a follow-up bonus episode to former Vice President Joe Biden's endorsement interview, the board deliberates his visit. Some were relieved, while others were disappointed. They question whether he understands the anger of the moment, and his selective invocations of the Obama administration. Then, board member Lauren Kelley gives an explainer of the Hyde Amendment, Joe Biden’s electoral baggage around it, and why this is the most precarious moment for reproductive rights since 1973.

    Find the unabridged and annotated transcript of Biden's visit to the board at nytimes.com/endorsements.

    Produced by At Will Media.

    • 19 min
    Joe Biden: The Interview

    Joe Biden: The Interview

    Former Vice President Joe Biden visits the Times boardroom for his endorsement interview. The editorial board pushed him on reparations, his support of the Hyde Amendment, and getting his public option through the senate. Plus: Hagar the Horrible, Haight-Ashbury and a push-up competition.

    Find the unabridged and annotated transcript of Biden's visit to the board at nytimes.com/endorsements.

    Produced by At Will Media.

    • 48 min
    Deval Patrick: The Deliberation

    Deval Patrick: The Deliberation

    In this follow-up to Governor Deval Patrick's visit, the editorial board reacts and shares concerns after Patrick's endorsement interview. Plus, a deeper dive into Patrick's gubernatorial tenure and the Democratic primary field’s foreign policy positions with editorial board member Alex Kingsbury.

    Find the unabridged and annotated transcript of Patrick's visit to the board at nytimes.com/endorsements.

    Produced by At Will Media.

    • 17 min
    Deval Patrick: The Interview

    Deval Patrick: The Interview

    Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visits the Times boardroom for his endorsement interview. The editorial board pushed him on his late entry into the race, his moderate proposals for America’s varied crises, and the lingering scandals from his governorship. Plus: “PatrickCare,” a saint for president, and buying new hips vs. soap.

    Find the unabridged and annotated transcript of Patrick's visit to the board at nytimes.com/endorsements.

    Produced by At Will Media.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

Maek@J ,

Revisit Warren

I listened to Sen Warren’s interview , again . Following the Nevada dem senate, I’m changing my mind about Warren- for the better. Choice staff, bring Warren back. I see she has moderated her view on Medicare or at least a phase in which most people don’t understand. I hear a less radical leader in Warren vs a Very radical Bernie who will loose to Trump. We need to hear more from Elizabeth

ashy.aspen ,

Great podcast

People acting as if the editorial board is NYT news.

They’re people, they have opinions and want to endorse the candidate *they* think is good. That’s the point and has nothing to do with their news section.

Along those lines, these were very informing of things that don’t get asked a lot. People seem to act as if “catching the candidates off guard” is more important. And again, that’s kind of the point. These reporters know these candidates and their positions very well. They aren’t asking them to make their case to them, they’re asking to answer the questions that they feel still haven’t been answered even through all of the rallies and speeches and debates. Things that may be overlooked.

All in all, it’s a great podcast and it’s a shame people misunderstand the intentions behind it and shame it for “bias”. WELL worth the listen.

bugaboo2971 ,

Just fine

The editorial board seemed more interested in catching the candidates off guard than having a substantive discussion

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