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The Ringer
Plain English with Derek Thompson
Longtime Atlantic tech, culture and political writer Derek Thompson cuts through all the noise surrounding the big questions and headlines that matter to you in his new podcast Plain English. Hear Derek and guests engage the news with clear viewpoints and memorable takeaways. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday, and if you've got a topic you want discussed, shoot us an email at [email protected]! You can also find us on tiktok at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,268 ratings
You’ll be shocked to find another podcast for The Atlantic magazine type readers that “investigates” what’s really happening in our own country. There is nothing boundary pushing or investigative taking place. There is no hard questions for the guest because the host is using this as an...Read full review »
AATX1228 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/23
The future of the military episode was shameful and embarrassing. A PR piece for the military industrial complex with softball questions. The show overall is decent but it’s not exactly hard journalism.
jimmythejim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/23
Hot garbage
I came, I tried, I left
bwildes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/23
Recent Episodes
Today’s episode is about the state of men in America. Last week, the non-profit institute Equimondo published a report on the state of men and boys in America: “Many men—especially younger men—are socially disconnected, pessimistic about the future, and turning to online anger," they wrote. "They...
Published 06/06/23
In May of this year, the Writers Guild of America went on strike. For weeks, TV and film writers have been walking in picket lines in Los Angeles and New York, and the strike threatens to bring TV and film development to a screeching halt. Historically, strikes both reflect history—the...
Published 05/30/23
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