‘The Ezra Klein Show’ offers in-depth conversations surrounding today’s biggest topics and questions
“9/12” host Dan Taberski joined Podsauce and shared that his favorite interview podcast is The New York Times’ “The Ezra Klein Show.” Taberski appreciates that “The Ezra Klein Show’s” episodes are informative and cover different topics in less than 90 minutes on average.
Host Ezra Klein is joined by an assortment of guests to discuss things that matter, ranging from culture to politics and more in biweekly episodes. They’ll ask questions and get into conversations like how to address climate change if the political system does not spring into action.
Do psychedelics teach us about consciousness? What will the Democratic and Republican parties look like in the future? Are we missing any cues from sci-fi that can further inform our present? Did the FDA and the regulatory structure fail during COVID-19? Can our food system be fair to both animals and humans? These are some of the questions episodes explore.
Since 2021, this podcast has released over 120 episodes and counting. Stream the series in any order, although more recent episodes tie in current events like the Russia-Ukraine war, Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” and Elon Musk‘s bid to purchase Twitter.
In March, author Margaret Atwood talked to Ezra about storytelling and dove into many themes present in her books that are relevant to our society. Atwood also shared why she believes there’s “an arm wrestle for the soul of America,” her takes on recent U.F.O. sightings, a song about the Iron Curtain from the 1950s, the dangers of totalitarian movements, and more in this wide-spanning conversation.
In another episode, Johann Hari talked about what affects and destroys attention spans based on his book, Stolen Focus. Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel told Klein how she wrote an apocalyptic novel about a fictional pandemic way before COVID-19 hit. She shared that it was adapted by HBO Max and what readers can expect from her sci-fi time travel novel, Sea of Tranquility.
For new episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show,” tune in on Tuesdays and Fridays, wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.