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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 interviews to in-depth multi-segment programs, Washington Post Live brings The Post’s newsroom to life.

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1073 episodes

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez on the importance of LGBTQ+ representation and her latest role on "Loot"

Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with actress, musician and activist, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, about breaking barriers, her creative range and her latest role on the show “Loot.”

29m
Aug 10
Dallas DA on gun control and diminishing overcrowding in jails

Washington Post criminal justice reporter Tom Jackman speaks with Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot about protecting public safety and keeping low-level offenders out of overcrowded jails. Conversation recorded on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

30m
Aug 10
Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Annie Kuster on their bipartisan mental health legislation

On Washington Post Live’s “Across the Aisle,” Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Anne Caldwell speaks with Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) about their effort to simplify access to mental health insurance coverage and opioid treatment prescriptions.

30m
Aug 10
Rep. Gregory Meeks on China's reaction to Speaker Pelosi's trip to Taiwan

Just back from accompanying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on her trip to Asia, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) speaks with Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Ann Caldwell to discuss U.S. economic and military ties to Japan and South Korea, and the threat posed by China. Conversation recorded on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

20m
Aug 10
Tim Ryan and Ian Siegel on the great resignation and advantages of job seekers in today's workforce

Washington Post tech at work writer Danielle Abril speaks with Tim Ryan, U.S. chair and senior partner at PwC, and Ian Siegel, CEO and co-founder of ZipRecruiter, join Washington Post Live to discuss leadership, employee well-being and trends that are shaping the future of work.

46m
Aug 09
First Look for August 5 with Jonathan Capehart, Amber Phillips, George Will and Ruth Marcus

On Washington Post Live’s “First Look,” associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with The Post’s Amber Phillips, George Will and Ruth Marcus on Tuesday’s primary results and former president Donald Trump’s influence on candidates he endorsed. Conversation recorded on Friday, August 5, 2022.

28m
Aug 05
Juju Chang on covering rising anti-Asian bias and violence

Washington Post Tokyo and Seoul bureau chief Michelle Ye Hee Lee speaks with Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline,” to discuss her decades of breaking news reporting, covering the rising hate against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and her trailblazing career. Conversation recorded on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

30m
Aug 04
Hannah Einbinder on her Emmy-nominated show 'Hacks,' her comedic background and recent success

Washington Post pop culture reporter Helena Andrews-Dyer speaks with Emmy-nominated actor Hannah Einbinder about her critically acclaimed series “Hacks,” her role on the multigenerational show and the changing landscape for women in comedy.

28m
Aug 02
Loretta J. Mester on the economy, inflation and fears of a recession

Washington Post global economics correspondent David J. Lynch speaks with Loretta J. Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, to discuss the Fed’s plan to tamp down on inflation and the concerns that it could induce a recession. Conversation recorded on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

30m
Aug 02
Alia Bhatt on her upcoming film 'Darlings,' her storied career and the future of Indian film

Washington Post senior video reporter Dave Jorgenson speaks with one of Bollywood’s biggest actors, Alia Bhatt, about her wide-ranging career, how she sees the next wave of Indian entertainment and her upcoming projects.

30m
Aug 02
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade and the future of the GOP

Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Ann Caldwell speaks to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) about the impact of overturning of Roe v. Wade, the abortion law he signed three years ago, why he believes Donald Trump has been disqualified from a 2024 presidential run and whether he will make a run for the Oval Office himself. Conversation recorded on Monday, August 8, 2022.

30m
Aug 01
First Look for July 29 with Jeff Stein, Josh Rogin and Jennifer Rubin

On Washington Post Live’s “First Look,” associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with The Post’s Jeff Stein, Josh Rogin and Jennifer Rubin about how the economy will affect the midterm elections, the future of the GOP and Nancy Pelosi’s possible trip to Taiwan. Conversation recorded on Friday, July 29, 2022.

27m
Jul 29
Ron Howard and Joel Edgerton on their new film 'Thirteen Lives' and the true story that inspired it

Washington Post congressional investigations reporter Jacqueline Alemany speaks with Academy Award winner Ron Howard and actor Joel Edgerton about their latest film “Thirteen Lives,” which recounts the true story of the global effort in 2018 to rescue a Thai soccer team that was trapped in a flooded cave for 18 days, and the process of recreating the dramatic rescue that captivated the world.

33m
Jul 28
Rep. Kat Cammack on the post-Roe landscape and the Republican party

Washington Post congressional reporter Marianna Sotomayor speaks with Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) about her role as the House Pro-Life Caucus co-chair, why she believes it’s proper for states to decide abortion law and why she opposes congressional Democrats’ attempts to codify abortion rights. Conversation recorded on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

30m
Jul 28
Ryan Reynolds on his acting and business career and how his companies strive to create diversity

Economics editor Damian Paletta speaks with Ryan Reynolds about his growing business empire, philanthropy and this new model of movie stardom.

29m
Jul 27
Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Todd Young on their legislation to help the U.S. semiconductor sector

On Washington Post Live’s “Across the Aisle,” Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Anne Caldwell speaks with Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) about their bipartisan effort to to help American businesses with manufacturing and advanced technologies, bolster national security and get their bill to President Biden soon for his signature.

25m
Jul 27
Ken Auletta on the culture of silence that enabled Harvey Weinstein

Washington Post staff writer Sarah Ellison speaks with author and journalist Ken Auletta about his latest book “Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence,” which chronicles Weinstein’s path to power, his downfall and the culture of silence that enabled his rampant sexual abuses. Conversation recorded on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

29m
Jul 26
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, on possibility of new COVID variants and the rise in monkeypox cases

Washington Post health politics and policy reporter Dan Diamond speaks with Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the new coronavirus variants, the recent monkeypox outbreak and the path forward for public health safety.

29m
Jul 22
Heather McGhee on her new podcast and how racism impacts all sectors of society

Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with best-selling author Heather McGhee about her upcoming podcast series that continues her cross-country examination of the economic and social costs of racism.

28m
Jul 22
Thomas Zurbuchen on the success of the James Webb Telescope and what the future holds

Science reporter Joel Achenbach speaks with Thomas Zurbuchen, PhD, NASA’s associate administrator for the science mission directorate, about what these images mean for the future of space exploration, the significance of the technology that enabled this level of astronomical discovery and the element of wonder attached to seeing the depths of distant space.

28m
Jul 20
Malcolm Nance on the rise of domestic terrorism and extremism in the United States

National political reporter Eugene Scott speaks with counterterrorism expert and best-selling author Malcolm Nance about his new book, “They Want to Kill Americans" and the threat of political violence and domestic extremism.

28m
Jul 19
Jack Conte on the future of the creator economy

Washington Post senior video reporter Dave Jorgenson speaks with Jack Conte, CEO and co-founder of Patreon, about the growth and future of the creator economy. Conversation recorded on Monday, July 18, 2022.

30m
Jul 19
First Look for July 15 with Dan Balz, E.J. Dionne and David Von Drehle

On Washington Post Live’s “First Look,” associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with The Post’s Dan Balz, E.J. Dionne and David Von Drehle about President Biden’s low poll numbers, the 2022 midterm election, whether the GOP will win the House and Senate.

27m
Jul 15
Zoe Saldaña and Claudia Forestieri on their new series, 'Gordita Chronicles'

Washington Post media writer Elahe Izadi speaks with Claudia Forestieri and Zoe Saldaña about their new comedy series “Gordita Chronicles,” how their own stories informed the show and their work to bring more Latino narratives to television. Conversation was recorded on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

29m
Jul 14
Deputy Labor Secretary Julie Su on the job shortage and how technology has altered the workforce

Economics editor Damian Paletta speaks with Deputy Labor Secretary Julie Su about how the increasing use of technology in the workplace will impact the future of work.

28m
Jul 14
Entrepreneurs on how the pandemic caused them to reinvent their businesses

Washington Post tech at work writer Danielle Abril speaks to entrepreneurs Brit Morin, Minnie Luong and Shiza Shahid for conversations about how they have reinvented their businesses in the face of record high inflation, supply chain disruptions and an evolving pandemic. Conversations recorded on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

46m
Jul 13
Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz on their new book "American Cartel" and the ongoing opioid epidemic

Director Alex Gibney and Washington Post investigative reporters Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz discuss their new book, “American Cartel,” which documents the culpability and complicity of the big business behind the opioid epidemic.

30m
Jul 13
Pat Gelsinger on the CHIPS act and the future of U.S. semiconductor manufacturing

Washington Post associate editor and columnist David Ignatius speaks with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger about the global race to produce computer chips, Intel’s investments in U.S. manufacturing capacity and the role of government support. Conversation was recorded on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

29m
Jul 12
Debra and Marc Tice on their efforts to free their son Austin after being kidnapped in Syria in 2012

Global opinions writer, Jason Rezaian, speaks with Debra and Marc Tice, the parents of freelance journalist Austin Tice, who was kidnapped in Syria during that country’s civil war in August 2012, to discuss their efforts to secure his freedom, their meeting with President Biden about his case and why they remain “100 percent certain” their son is still alive.

27m
Jul 11
Valerie Montgomery Rice and Michael Makanga on disparities in clinical trials

Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers speaks with Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and CEO of Morehouse School of Medicine, and Michael Makanga, executive director of the European and Development Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, about how medical research has historically excluded diverse groups, how to make research more representative and the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic. Conversation recorded on Monday, July 11, 2022.

43m
Jul 11