Episodes
Published 07/21/22
Things are not all right. And neither are the people we usually turn to in times of crisis.
Published 07/21/22
One man decides there is nowhere he’d rather be in the middle of a pandemic than on a cruise ship — whatever the consequences.
Published 07/14/22
A gay Ukrainian finds himself defending a country that hasn’t always defended him.
Published 07/07/22
Being gay and Republican never felt like identities that were at odds to Jerri Ann Henry. She grew up in a conservative Christian family in Texas and was door-knocking for local politicians from the time she could walk. Later, she became a loud voice in the fight for marriage equality as the head of the group Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and led the Log Cabin Republicans, a group representing gay conservatives. It seemed to her at the time that the party was moving toward...
Published 06/30/22
Hours after this episode was released, the Supreme Court overturned New York State’s gun-permitting system — a decision with major implications for the regulation of guns outside the home. The case was, unsurprisingly, backed by the National Rifle Association. But it also found supporters in typically liberal public defenders, like Sharone Mitchell Jr. Mitchell is the public defender for Cook County, which includes Chicago, a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Growing...
Published 06/23/22
Parental rights. It’s a term that burst into the public consciousness in recent years. This year alone, 82 bills have been introduced in 26 states under the banner of parental rights. On issues such as masking, vaccine mandates, critical race theory and book bans, parents are showing up at school board meetings to demand a greater say in their children’s education and lives. And it has coalesced into a powerful political force on the right. Long before parents’ rights took center stage...
Published 06/16/22
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, tens of millions of women will find themselves living in states where abortion is outlawed in almost all cases. And for some women, that will mean having children — without actually wanting them — because they are left with no choice. That’s where Merritt Tierce, a writer, was 23 years ago. At 19, she was not planning to become a mother when she found herself pregnant. “I realized instantaneously when I saw the two pink lines...
Published 06/09/22
Every opinion starts with a story. Intimate conversations about the big ideas shaping our world, hosted by journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Coming in June from New York Times Opinion.
Published 05/18/22