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Start Making Sense is The Nation’s flagship weekly podcast, hosted by contributing editor Jon Wiener, featuring the magazine’s writers and editors as well as activists who shape the week in news. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts, for new episodes each Wednesday.

Why the Koch Brothers Don’t Support Donald Trump

Why the Koch Brothers Don’t Support Donald Trump Why the Koch Brothers Don’t Support Donald Trump

Christopher Leonard on Kochland, plus Joan Walsh on Indivisible.

Sep 5, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

El Paso Shooting Racism

The White Power Movement After El Paso The White Power Movement After El Paso

Kathleen Belew on domestic terrorism and Davis Maraniss on HUAC.

Aug 29, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Trump’s Terrible Poll Numbers

Trump’s Terrible Poll Numbers Trump’s Terrible Poll Numbers

Jeet Heer on the campaign and J. Hoberman on Reagan and the movies.

Aug 22, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Senator Bernie Sanders

Bernie or Bust? Bernie or Bust?

Harold Meyerson on the DSA, plus Katha Pollitt on Jeffrey Epstein and John Nichols on White Nationalism.

Aug 15, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

America After El Paso

America After El Paso America After El Paso

Joan Walsh on Trump, plus Katha Pollitt on Protest and D.D. Guttenplan on the Green New Deal.

Aug 8, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Trump thumbs-up

Is Trump’s Escalating Racism a Sign of Political Desperation? Is Trump’s Escalating Racism a Sign of Political Desperation?

Harold Meyerson on Trump, Jeet Heer on Al Franken, and Paul Krassner remembered.

Aug 1, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Democracy Is Not Well

Democracy Is Not Well Democracy Is Not Well

Astra Taylor on our politics, plus Katha Pollitt on travel to Mars.

Jul 18, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Joy-Ann Reid: How Trump Happened

Joy-Ann Reid: How Trump Happened Joy-Ann Reid: How Trump Happened

Plus Amy Wilentz on Jared’s Mid-East peace plan.

Jul 11, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Biden Has No Place to Go Except Down

Biden Has No Place to Go Except Down Biden Has No Place to Go Except Down

Robert Borosage on politics and Martin Duberman on the lost world of gay liberation.

Jul 4, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren’s American Story Elizabeth Warren’s American Story

Joan Walsh on the senator, plus Jeet Heer on Joe Biden and Andrew Bacevich on America's unending Middle East conflicts.

Jun 27, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

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