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Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening?

This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes NBC News

    • News & Politics
    • 4.7, 4.3K Ratings

Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening?

This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Cat’s Mom-mom ,

One thing I do not like

I enjoyed the podcast very much I find it informative and always interested. However, the word like is not a comma and needs to be avoided unless you’re saying that you like something

monique dc ,

One of the best

Chris Hayes is exceptional in his perspective his willingness to tackle difficult and complex topics and with some humor. Something we all desperately need right now.

I would like to suggest a topic that is persistently overlooked. Single people in America. Not single people looking for other people. Single people living their lives without much recognition from society. We still have social expectations that you marry and have children despite the fact that we have more people than the planet can support. Most marketing ads are focused around buying for families. Many political and economic discussions only revolve around families. Yet single people face some significant challenges. Social pressure, economic pressure, the tyranny of coupling in America, the pressure of straight or gay friends to have you become a part of a straight or gay couple. The subtle but pervasive feeling that somehow there is something wrong with you if you are not part of a couple or a classic family situation.
More articles are appearing about the choice of millennials to forgo children because of what they believe may be the end of human life on the planet through climate crisis. There’s a lot of pushback on these folks but should we really consider their perspective and the rationale for these choices.

Chris please consider a few podcasts about the state of being single in the United States and explore what that means economically socially and politically. Last I looked I thought Pew listed single household as about 25 to 28% of the population

jjcello87 ,

Incredible

This weeks episode was incredible. I am born in Romania during the Ceaușescu rule and a product of 4 years in the orphanage. I am thriving in America as an adopted Romanian now in my 30’s. I think Americans need to understand what the implications of their actions are when overlooking corruption and the rule of law. Democracy is the most fragile institution that exists and having experienced real communism I can say we are taking a glorious swan dive towards it.

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