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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?

30d ago

Discussing "Who's Afraid of Gender?" with Judith Butler

Chris Hayes speaks with author, philosopher, gender theorist and cultural critic Judith Butler about rethinking conceptions of gender.
post-structuralist and feminist philosopher Judith Butler profile leather jacket
post-structuralist and feminist philosopher Judith Butler profile leather jacket
37d ago

Confronting Christian nationalism with Doug Pagitt

Chris Hayes speaks with evangelical pastor & Vote Common Good executive director Doug Pagitt about engaging evangelical voters and what’s at stake in this year’s election.
American flag draped over bible
American flag draped over bible
44d ago

A Mediapocalypse? with Ben Smith

Chris Hayes speaks with journalist Ben Smith about why so many newsrooms have been drastically reducing headcount recently.
Dwindling Newspaper Sales Echo Through Economy newspaper printing press
Dwindling Newspaper Sales Echo Through Economy newspaper printing press
51d ago

Discussing the explosion in green tech with Jigar Shah

Chris Hayes speaks with Jigar Shah, director of the Department of Energy Loan Programs Office, about the current state and future of green tech.
cooling tower
cooling tower
58d ago

Protecting Voting Rights with Eric Holder

Chris Hayes speaks with former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder about working to protect voting rights and fair district lines.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington on Jan. 30, 2020.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington on Jan. 30, 2020.
65d ago

Discussing 2020: the year everything changed with Eric Klinenberg

Chris Hayes speaks with sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg about the enduring effects of the pandemic and the need to reckon with what we experienced.
Coronavirus newspaper headline montage
Coronavirus newspaper headline montage
72d ago

Winning Progressive Change with Deepak Bhargava

Chris Hayes speaks with Deepak Bhargava, Roosevelt Institute senior fellow and author, about the state of the progressive movement and strategies for affecting change.
Hands raised with closed fists
Hands raised with closed fists
79d ago

Discussing the mystery and miracle of Polynesia with Christina Thompson

Chris Hayes speaks with author Christina Thompson about how the earliest Polynesians found and settled on some of the most remote islands in the world.
Kaa'awa in Oahu, Hawaii.
Kaa'awa in Oahu, Hawaii.
86d ago

“Your Face Belongs to Us” with Kashmir Hill

Chris Hayes speaks with author and tech journalist Kashmir Hill about the proliferation of facial recognition technology and the ramifications.
Digital work of artificial intelligence
Digital work of artificial intelligence
86d ago

Creating Global Routes to Hope with David Miliband

Chris Hayes speaks with David Miliband, president & CEO of the International Rescue Committee, about the global refugee crisis.
People walking at sunset.
People walking at sunset.
100d ago

2023: A Turning Point for the Climate? with Robinson Meyer

Chris Hayes speaks with Robinson Meyer, founding executive editor of Heatmap News, about recent emissions inflection points and the future of clean energy.
Drone Point View of Power Station
Drone Point View of Power Station