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Why Is This Happening?

Every week on the podcast Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history?

Previous Episodes

602d ago

Understanding the wealth tax with Gabriel Zucman

Chris Hayes talks with economist Gabriel Zucman about whether a wealth tax could help reduce the vast income and wealth inequality in the country.
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618d ago

Looking back at the Battle of Mosul with James Verini

Chris Hayes speaks with war correspondent James Verini about the brutal combat that liberated Mosul and the events leading up to it.
Image: Mosul Airstrike
Image: Mosul Airstrike
618d ago

Understanding the meaning of impeachment with Kate Shaw

Chris Hayes speaks with constitutional law scholar (and love of his life) Kate Shaw on the history of impeachment and what it means today.
Image: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference with other ranking Democrats to unveil articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol on Dec. 10, 2019.
Image: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference with other ranking Democrats to unveil articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol on Dec. 10, 2019.
649d ago

Examining slavery's legacy with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ibram X. Kendi

Live in Chicago, Chris Hayes speaks with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ibram X. Kendi about the 400-year legacy of slavery in America.
Image: A family of slaves work on a plantation.
Image: A family of slaves work on a plantation.
658d ago

Reliving the feminist reckoning with Linda Hirshman

Chris Hayes speaks with author Linda Hirshman about the decades leading up to the #MeToo movement and the women who worked tirelessly to hold those in power accountable.
Image: The messages \"#Me too\" and #Balancetonporc (\"expose your pig\") on the hand of a protester during a gathering against gender-based and sexual violence called by the Effronte-e-s Collective, on the Place de la Republique square in Paris
Image: The messages \"#Me too\" and #Balancetonporc (\"expose your pig\") on the hand of a protester during a gathering against gender-based and sexual violence called by the Effronte-e-s Collective, on the Place de la Republique square in Paris
666d ago

Seeking the meaning of life with Martin Hägglund

Chris Hayes speaks with philosopher Martin Hägglund about some of the most fundamental questions we face.
Graveyard
Graveyard
667d ago

'Why Is This Happening' podcast goes on the road, in front of a live audience

This fall, WITHPOD makes four stops in arenas across the country
676d ago

Contextualizing the lockdown of Kashmir with Hafsa Kanjwal

Chris Hayes speaks with Hafsa Kanjwal, a Kashmiri Muslim woman and assistant professor at Lafayette College, about the complex history of Kashmir.
Image: Indian security personnel walk on a street in Srinagar on Aug. 9, 2019.
Image: Indian security personnel walk on a street in Srinagar on Aug. 9, 2019.
681d ago

Telling the climate story with Adam McKay and Omar El Akkad

Live in Los Angeles, Chris Hayes speaks with Adam McKay and Omar El Akkad about using art and pop culture to convey the urgency of the climate crisis.
Image: Climate Change protest
Image: Climate Change protest
692d ago

Exploring belonging and unbelonging with Salman Rushdi

Chris Hayes speaks with author Salmon Rushdie about the political climate in India and the U.S., belonging, immigration and his newest novel “Quichotte."
Image: Salman Rushdie in Cheltenham, England, in 2015.
Image: Salman Rushdie in Cheltenham, England, in 2015.
707d ago

Undermining black homeownership with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Chris Hayes speaks with scholar, activist and author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about housing discrimination and her new book, “Race for Profit.”
Activists march against the proposed Magic City Innovation District in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami on June 20, 2019. Critics say the proposed 17-acre mixed-use development would exacerbate gentrification and force out longtime residents of the neighborhood.
Activists march against the proposed Magic City Innovation District in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami on June 20, 2019. Critics say the proposed 17-acre mixed-use development would exacerbate gentrification and force out longtime residents of the neighborhood.