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The Argument
The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 3,377 ratings
Misnamed
This podcast covers some great subjects in its weekly slot, but there is no way you could ever call it an argument. Discussion, opinion, but not argument. What we get is a left-wing pit bull who makes everything about Trump ( Michelle Goldberg), a middle of the road pacifier ( David Leonhart) and...Read full review »
Jigbobby via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/19
The real world
I love listening to the three journalists who speak to us through the Argument. But I strongly feel they function in the bubble they think they are bursting. I actually agree with most everything they opine about even though they are not usually in agreement. Michelle is obviously pro Warren...Read full review »
LydKatz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/19
Democratic Debates
I really enjoy this podcast! I listen to it every week. I do wish though there was more of an effort to include the input/perspectives of POCs, because that aspect of most topics is often missed. Also, I’d like it if David asked Michelle for her opinion more, he usually seems more interested in...Read full review »
yaleogirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/19
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