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Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Stacey Abrams feels about identity politics? How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy? The plans behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans? How Michael Lewis reads minds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

The Ezra Klein Show Vox

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 5.5K Ratings

Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Stacey Abrams feels about identity politics? How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy? The plans behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans? How Michael Lewis reads minds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

WanderingGypsySoul ,

Pure Adventurism and Fearlessness

Listening to Ezra is a joy; you can see the wheels off his mind moving in a way that truly thrills. He examines abstractions thoroughly, prepared not only to question but to answer for himself as much as possible, even axiomatically, every assumption. Ezra's reasoning is ostensibly the result of merciless refinement, and it shines a light in the darkness of culture. It's not about doubling down on theory, but the adherence to reason; it's about the questioning and the heretofore hidden vistas, what stronger thought structures may be architectured. Ezra takes the hand of the guest to go much deeper, alternately guiding and antagonizing to show reverence to the reasoning; the empiricism is the thing, not the ego, not the side of the argument. He has no problem trying to prove even himself wrong in the service of whatever may be right. It refreshing, actually inspiring, to observe; to me, it's a reminder of the best instincts within us, laid bare in a well oiled mind, exploring on behalf of the listeners what one may not yet have questioned for oneself. Many thanks for the refuge and for the underpinnings of the work.

Fowler, K. ,

Ezra Klein’s Book Plug

Ever since Ezra began plugging his own book it seems each guest is surprised to find that their appearance is not to explore their own knowledge on any given subject, but a ’sounding board’ for the random topics and revelations of Ezra in making his book. I listen to this podcast because I enjoy the guests invited into the show, and am deeply disappointed and frustrated each time Ezra goes on a tangent/counter argument on something he may or may not know but decides is fact because he’s writing about it in his book. A true waste of guest—and listener— time when this happens.

Ell-Mat ,

My review

Even if you aren’t left leaning, it’s highly enjoyable and informative. Love it!

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