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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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The Triumph and Tragedy of Betty Friedan

The Triumph and Tragedy of Betty Friedan The Triumph and Tragedy of Betty Friedan

Podcast / The Time of Monsters / Sep 17, 2023 The Triumph and Tragedy of Betty Friedan On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Moira Donegan on lessons from the life of a fe…

Sep 17, 2023 / Audio

US journalist Naomi Klein (L), columnist for The Nation and The Guardian and the author of “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” speaks as Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize–winning economist and University Professor at Columbia University, listens at a debate on Economic Power on October 20, 2008, during the Great Issues Forum at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in New York.

Naomi Klein and Her Doppelgänger Naomi Klein and Her Doppelgänger

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Laura Marsh discusses the differences between Naomi Klein and Naomi Wolf.

Sep 10, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Cillian Murphy in “Oppenheimer”

Oppenheimer’s Inopportune Opportunism Oppenheimer’s Inopportune Opportunism

Podcast / The Time of Monsters / Sep 3, 2023 Oppenheimer’s Inopportune Opportunism On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Doug Bell joins the show to discuss Oppenheimer, M…

Sep 3, 2023 / Audio

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis listens as former vice president Mike Pence and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy talk at the same time during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by the Fox News Channel on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Milwaukee.

The Trump Wannabees The Trump Wannabees

On this episode of the The Time of Monsters, Chris Lehmann discusses the GOP candidates on the debate stage trying to copy the party’s one true star.

Aug 27, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer writes on a blackboard at Princeton, 1957

The Jewishness of “Oppenheimer” The Jewishness of “Oppenheimer”

Jewish Currents writers and editors Mari Cohen, David Klion, and Raphael Magarik on a surprising movie about the American left.

Aug 18, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

It’s a Barbie World—but Is That a Good Thing?

It’s a Barbie World—but Is That a Good Thing? It’s a Barbie World—but Is That a Good Thing?

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Tarpley Hitt on the mixed messages of Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster.

Aug 13, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

The Secret Origins of Marvel

The Secret Origins of Marvel The Secret Origins of Marvel

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Elana Levin discusses Disney’s dishonest documentary and the greatness of Jack Kirby.

Aug 6, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Banners on Harvard's campus

The Case For Abolishing Harvard The Case For Abolishing Harvard

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Matt Bruenig discusses how elite private schools support plutocracy.

Jul 30, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Former US vice president Mike Pence (L) is greeted by Young Americans for Freedom chair Nick Cabrera

Young Americans for Freedom Hates Freedom Young Americans for Freedom Hates Freedom

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Lauren Lassabe Shepherd discusses the censorship-loving right wing student group.

Jul 23, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Cofounder of Moms for Liberty Tiffany Justice speaks ahead of former US Ppresident and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Moms for Liberty Summit in Philadelphia, Pa., 2023.

Moms For Liberty and Its Media Apologists Moms For Liberty and Its Media Apologists

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Chris Lehmann discusses how bigots get legitimized.

Jul 12, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

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