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A podcast from Washington Post Live, the newsroom’s live journalism platform, where top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices discuss the most pressing issues driving the news cycle nationally and across the globe. From one-on-one, newsmaker interview…

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    Robert Gates and Stefanie Tompkins on inspiring the next generation of public servants

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 51:06


    Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks with the 22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Stefanie Tompkins, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on strategies to galvanize a new generation of public servants and instill a “start-up” kind of enthusiasm.


    Kevin Gover and Angeline Boulley on Native American Heritage Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 30:28

    Race in America: History Matters Washington Post reporter Arelis R. Hernández speaks with Kevin Gover, the Smithsonian's under secretary for museums and culture, and Angeline Boulley, author of the bestselling book, “'Firekeeper's Daughter," about their reflections on Native American Heritage Month.

    First Look with The Post's Jonathan Capehart, Charles Lane, Annie Linskey & Ruth Marcus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 27:36

    Jonathan Capehart sits down with The Washington Post's Charles Lane, Annie Linskey and Ruth Marcus to discuss the Build Back Better plan, inflation concerns and President Biden's current approval rating.

    Max Levchin and Eswar Prasad on the digitization of currency and the future of money

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 49:32

    Washington Post technology editor Christina Passariello speaks with Affirm CEO Max Levchin and Cornell University professor Eswar Prasad on the future of money, the evolution of the financial industry and the implications for payments security.

    Rep. Adam Schiff and Katie Harbath on the weaponization of misinformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 45:03

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and former Facebook executive Katie Harbath for back-to-back conversations on the weaponization of misinformation and the efforts to hold social media companies accountable.

    Chris Christie discusses his new book "Republican Rescue"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 26:09

    The Washington Post's Deputy Editorial Page Editor Karen Tumulty speaks with former Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie about his new book, “Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden."

    Dianne Wiest and Jeremey Renner discuss their new show “Mayor of Kingstown"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 19:24

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with Dianne Wiest and Jeremey Renner about their new show “Mayor of Kingstown."

    Physicians discuss the disparities in cancer rates and outcomes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 49:22

    Washington Post national reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb speaks with Carol L. Brown, MD, Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD and Sanjay Juneja, MD about solutions to closing the cancer treatment and survival gaps when it comes to race, economic status and the social determinants of health.

    Medical experts and activists discuss maternal and infant health

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 48:05

    Washington Post on-air reporter Libby Casey speaks with Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns, founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ancient Song Doula Services Chanel L. Porchia, and the director of research for the AAMC Center for Health Justice Karey M. Sutton about maternal and infant health and why the United States is among the most dangerous developed countries in which to give birth.

    Jonathan Karl discusses his new book “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 30:08

    Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor Karen Tumulty speaks with ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl about his new book, “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show," which charts the final days of the Trump presidency.

    Steve Wozniak, Silvina Moschini and Moe Vela discuss the show "Unicorn Hunters"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 28:41

    Washington Post staff writer Elahi Izadi speaks with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, entrepreneur Silvina Moschini and political advisor Moe Vela about the show “Unicorn Hunters” in which companies vie to become the next tech “unicorn,” those privately held businesses valued at $1 billion or more.

    Brett Keller and Sara Nelson on holiday travel and the state of the travel industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:54

    Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers speaks with Priceline CEO Brett Keller and International President of the Association of Flight Attendants Sara Nelson to assess holiday travel this season, how travelers are keeping safe and the overall state of the travel industry.

    Mika Brzezinski and Louise Aronson on how companies can champion age diversity in the workplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 46:21

    Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers speaks with MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski and acclaimed author Louise Aronson about how companies can champion age diversity in the workplace and harness the economic potential of one of the fastest-growing segments in this country.

    Martin Rees and David Hochschild on how to promote energy efficiency and combat climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:17

    Washington Post deputy editor Juliet Eilperin speaks with Chair of the California Energy Commission David Hochschild and mayor of Bristol, England, Martin Rees on how to promote energy efficiency and combat climate change across the country and around the world.

    Lisa Osborne Ross and Aziz Hasan on the future of work

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 18:15

    Washington Post tech at work writer Danielle Abril speaks to Edelman US CEO Lisa Osborne Ross and Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan to examine strategies to adapt to the rapidly evolving workplace and foster a supportive environment.

    Medical experts convene to discuss children's health equity and maternal health

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 43:22

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with CMS administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, James Perrin, MD & Kawsar Talaat, MD to discuss children's health equity, maternal health and the path forward to ensuring greater health outcomes for children.

    First Look with The Post's Jonathan Capehart, E.J. Dionne, Damian Paletta & Jennifer Rubin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 25:21

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with The Post's E.J. Dionne, Damian Paletta & Jennifer Rubin discuss inflation and the recently passed infrastructure package

    David Boreanaz and Spencer Hudnut discuss the TV drama “SEAL Team”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 25:50

    The Early 202 anchor Jacqueline Alemany speaks with "SEAL Team" star David Boreanaz and executive producer Spencer Hudnut about the creative process behind the show's fifth season.

    Policymakers and innovators in military technology discuss the potential and pitfalls of A.I. in war

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 44:26


    Washington Post columnist David Ignatius leads back-to-back conversation with Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, Michèle Flournoy, a former under secretary of defense for policy during the Obama administration, and Brandon Tseng, the chief operating officer of Shield AI, on what the new frontiers of war will look like, how America can stay ahead of its rivals, and the moral ramifications to consider.


    Medical experts examine efforts to make research more equitable

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 49:02

    Washington Post national health reporter Dan Diamond speaks with medical experts to examine efforts by the scientific and medical communities to make medical research more equitable, to diversify clinical trials and to improve responses to patient experiences.

    Emily Ratajkowski on her debut book "My Body" and combatting the culture of objectifying women

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 28:58

    Washington Post staff writer Sarah Ellison speaks with Emily Ratajkowski about her debut book, “My Body,” a collection of essays covering her modeling career as a feminist to combatting the culture of objectifying women and the addressing the line between consent and abuse.

    America Ferrera on "Gentefied," the representation of Latinos on screen and her long-time activism

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 27:51


    America Ferrera joins Washington Post Live to discuss the new season of “Gentefied,” which she helped direct and produce, the representation of Latinos on screen and her long-time activism.


    Leading health policymakers and medical experts discuss how to prevent future pandemics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 47:05

    Washington Post deputy newsletter editor Paige Winfield Cunningham speaks with Elhadj As Sy, Katarina Grande, MPH, Oliver Morgan, PhD, MsC, FFPH & David O'Connor, PhD about how to prevent future pandemics through policies that promote global cooperation, encouraging critical investments in data and analytics for contact tracing and tackling widespread health disparities.

    Gen. Keith B. Alexander on the cyber threat landscape

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 27:14


    Four-star Gen. Keith Alexander (U.S. Army, Ret.) joins Washington Post Live to discuss the latest cyber threat landscape with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.


    Alice Waters and Felix Brooks-church on sustainable agriculture and combatting malnutrition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 42:44


    Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters and Sanku CEO Felix Brooks-church join Washington Post Live for back-to-back conversations examining how global efforts to combat malnutrition and local, sustainable agriculture are emerging as key solutions to combat the climate crisis.


    Misty Copeland discusses her new book "Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 24:25


    Washington Post senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan speaks with Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre's first female Black principal dancer, about her trailblazing career and new book, “Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy.”


    Norway Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre on COP26 and the transition to renewable energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 23:54


    Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks with Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre about his recent election, the country's carbon neutral targets, sustaining oil production and his new cabinet where women outnumber men.


    First Look with The Post's Jonathan Capehart, Dan Balz, Donna F. Edwards & George Will

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 30:01


    Jonathan Capehart speaks with chief political correspondent Dan Balz and columnists Donna F. Edwards & George Will on the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections and what they mean for the 2022 midterms.


    Andrea Meza Murillo and Frans Timmermans discuss COP26 and the transition to renewable energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 45:01

    Washington Post opinions editor-at-large Michael Duffy speaks with Andrea Meza Murillo, Costa Rica's Minister for Environment and Energy, and Frans Timmermans, the executive vice president of the European Green Deal, about the COP26 summit, how to accelerate the transition to clean power & more.

    Heather Boushey and Jared Spataro discuss the future of work

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 49:31


    Washington Post economics correspondent Heather Long has back-to-back conversations with Jared Spataro, Microsoft's corporate vice president of modern work, and Heather Boushey, member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, on hybrid work models and the current state of the labor market.


    Donell Harvin and Clint Hickman discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection and its aftermath

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 29:55

    National political enterprise and investigations editor Matea Gold hosts a conversation about The Post's investigation into the Jan. 6 attack and the fallout that is now reshaping elections across the country with former Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence Donell Harvin, and Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman.

    Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) discusses supply chain issues and the future of the GOP

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 26:12

    Washington Post reporter Jacqueline Alemany speaks to Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) about the latest from the 50-50 Senate, the countdown to the 2022 midterms and the future of the GOP.

    Kevin Hassett discusses his new book 'The Drift: Stopping America's Slide To Socialism'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 30:08


    Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks with former senior adviser and chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett about his new book, “The Drift: Stopping America's Slide Toward Socialism.”


    First Look with The Post's Jonathan Capehart, Jacqueline Alemany, Hugh Hewitt & Eugene Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 29:26


    Jonathan Capehart sits down with Washington Post correspondents and columnists to discuss President Biden's proposed and the upcoming COP26 Climate Change Conference.


    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee on the city's uptick in homicides

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 41:09

    Washington Post criminal justice reporter Tom Jackman speaks with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee about the city's spike in homicides, strategies to keep communities safe and the role of policing.

    Michael Regan and youth activists discuss environmental justice and combatting climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 52:52

    Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis speaks to EPA administrator Michael Regan and youth activists Jerome Foster II and Leah Thomas about environmental justice and the government's role in addressing how inequality is contributing to a public health crisis.

    Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna on strengthening cybersecurity

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 46:53

    Washington post reporter Joseph Marks speaks with Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna in back-to-back conversations on the challenges of defending against sophisticated cyber adversaries and increasing cybersecurity amid a broadening landscape of cyberthreats.

    Rep. John Curtis on attending COP26 and chairing the Conservative Climate Caucus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 24:23

    Washington Post reporter Jacqueline Alemany speaks with Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah), chair of the Conservative Climate Caucus, on the upcoming COP26 climate summit, the Republican party's views on climate change and the ongoing negotiations in Congress over infrastructure and social spending.

    Al Gore and Alexandria Villaseñor discuss COP26 and the actions needed to combat climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 30:33


    Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks with former vice president Al Gore and 16-year-old climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor about what actions need to be taken to combat climate change and what they hope to see come out of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference.


    Maz Jobrani on the power of comedy to build cultural bridges

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 29:13

    Washington Post media reporter Elahe Izadi speaks with Iranian American actor, podcaster and comedian Maz Jobrani about his upbringing, the power of comedy to build cultural bridges and performing during the pandemic.

    First Look with The Post's Jonathan Capehart, Marianna Sotomayor, Donna Edwards and Hugh Hewitt

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 27:16


    Jonathan Capehart sits down with Washington Post correspondents and columnists to discuss the Build Back Better plan, the government debt limit and the ongoing investigation into the January 6th insurrection.


    Paris Hilton, Rep. Ro Khanna and Caroline Cole discuss the troubled teen industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 29:18

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and troubled teen activists Paris Hilton and Caroline Cole about their experiences inside the system, the need for reform and pending legislation.

    Reps. Debbie Dingell and Jackie Speier and advocates on the rise of domestic violence during COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 52:34

    Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers hosts a series of conversations with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Margarita Guzmán and Rachel Louise Snyder about the rise in domestic violence during the pandemic, how it impacts other facets of survivors' lives and renewed efforts to pass legislation to combat abuse.

    Siddhartha Mukherjee and Eric Lefkofsky discuss precision medicine for cancer treatment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 44:26

    Washington Post health policy reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee and Tempus Labs founder Eric Lefkofsky about the latest developments in precision medicine and the promise for the future of cancer treatment.

    Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discuss the global chip shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 48:27

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) to discuss the global semiconductor shortage and how it's impacting consumers across the United States.

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan on COVID-19 recovery, COP26 and climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 26:23

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with London Mayor Sadiq Khan about his city's ongoing recovery from COVID-19 and his work driving sustainability efforts ahead of COP26.

    Jonathan Nez, Emma Robbins and Sarah Diringer discuss the water crisis and climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 49:15

    Washington Post report Arelis R. Hernández speaks to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Navajo Water Project executive director Emma Robbins and Pisces Foundation program Officer Sarah Diringer about the measures they're taking to counteract the water crisis exacerbated by climate change.

    Bret Baier discusses his new book on president Ulysses S. Grant, "To Rescue The Republic"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 29:20


    Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks with Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier about his latest book “To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876.”


    Ron & Clint Howard discuss their memoir, “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 26:04

    The Post's chief film critic Ann Hornaday speaks with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard abouttheir new memoir “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family” which chronicles their upbringing in Hollywood.

    Martin J. Walsh and Katy George discuss how digital technology is rapidly changing manufacturing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 51:51

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speaks with Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh and McKinsey & Company's Katy George on how artificial intelligence, digital technology and machine learning are rapidly changing the manufacturing process.

    First Look with The Post's Jonathan Capehart, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Charles Lane & Eugene Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:25

    Jonathan Capehart sits down with Washington Post correspondents and columnists for a smart, inside take on the day's politics.

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