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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.

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

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Is Winning the Ideas Primary Elizabeth Warren Is Winning the Ideas Primary

Katrina vanden Heuvel on the Democrats, John Nichols on Bernie and Socialism, and Sasha Abramsky on Florida voting rights.

Jun 20, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Trump blimp in London

Trump or Brexit: Don’t Make Us Choose Trump or Brexit: Don’t Make Us Choose

DD Guttenplan on politics, John Nichols with Rashida Tlaib, and Katha Pollitt on abortion and men.

Jun 13, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Joe Biden with ice cream

The Missing Candidate in California: Joe Biden The Missing Candidate in California: Joe Biden

David Dayen on the primaries, Bruce Shapiro on Julian Assange, and Ezra Levin on the Indivisible pledge.

Jun 6, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

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