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The Time of Monsters features Nation national-affairs correspondent Jeet Heer’s signature blend of political culture and cultural politics. Each week, he’ll host in-depth conversations with urgent voices on the most pressing issues of our time.

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People at a movie theater.

Hollywood’s Blockbuster Crisis Hollywood’s Blockbuster Crisis

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Daniel Bessner discusses what corporate monopolies are doing to the dream factory.

Jun 9, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Martin Peretz in his magazine office.

Marty Peretz and the Neoliberal Reckoning Marty Peretz and the Neoliberal Reckoning

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, David Klion on the legacy of the former New Republic publisher.

May 26, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

US Representative Bob Good attends a press conference on the government funding bill at the US Capitol on March 22, 2024, in Washington, D.C. The Freedom Caucus chastised House Speaker Mike Johnson for working with Democrats and urged their Republican colleagues not to support the funding bill while calling for a government spending reduction, increased border security and scaling back of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The New Threat to Civil Liberties After Gaza The New Threat to Civil Liberties After Gaza

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Tom Durkin and Joe Ferguson on FISA renewal.

May 19, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

A large crowd of NYPD officers in riot gear on the Columbia campus.

Biden Versus the Pro-Palestinian Protesters Biden Versus the Pro-Palestinian Protesters

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Yousef Munayyer on a president at war with his base.

May 5, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

The Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University

Columbia University and the New Student Anti-War Movement Columbia University and the New Student Anti-War Movement

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Joe Howley on how Israel’s war in Gaza is coming to the home front.

Apr 28, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

President Joe Biden joined Israel's prime minister for the start of the Israeli war cabinet meeting, in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023.

Where Did Biden’s Foreign Policy Go Wrong? Where Did Biden’s Foreign Policy Go Wrong?

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, David Klion on the president’s fatal flaw.

Apr 21, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Larry David on April 18, 2024, in Hollywood, California.

Is Larry David the Last Man? Is Larry David the Last Man?

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Daniel Bessner talks about Jewish comedy, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Apr 14, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Hollywood’s New Lesbian Plot

Hollywood’s New Lesbian Plot Hollywood’s New Lesbian Plot

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Moira Donegan on Drive-Away Dolls and Love Lies Bleeding.

Apr 10, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Donald Trump, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, link hands during the Opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila on November 13, 2017.

The Roots of Trump’s Dictator Fetish The Roots of Trump’s Dictator Fetish

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Jacob Heilbrunn on the American right’s long history of opposing democracy.

Mar 24, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Farewell to Freakonomics

Farewell to Freakonomics Farewell to Freakonomics

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Marshall Steinbaum on economics as a toxic discipline.

Mar 18, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

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