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In Defense of White Backlash Politics

by Chantell Ross on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I enjoy learning about other’s perspectives which is why I initially subscribed to this podcast. I even find most of the interviews with conservatives thought provoking. However, this interview with Eric Kaufmann was complete bullsh*t and very offensive. When you are having a discussion with someone with a different perspective both sides should be arguing from the same set of facts. For Kaufmann to imply that racism is something the Black people should have a tougher mindset about is in fact racist and ignorant and literally ignores historical & systemic oppression. Slavery, Jim Crow, Housing segregation, Denial of the GI Bill, Mass incarceration, Predatory lending, etc. Also Kaufmann’s rhetoric is inherently violent. So we should let innocent ppl die and suffer from destabilized governments & climate change that the US and European countries have had a hand in destabilizing and exploiting because white ppl are scared!? This episode was just utterly ridiculous and I hope Ezra stops giving a platform to racists to spew white supremacist bs but I won’t be listening. What more can you really expect from White liberals...

Relevant and Challenging

by Djitsshnpydehai on
Rating: ★★★★★

Whenever I listen to the Ezra Klein show, I’m always spurred deeper thinking from meta topics down to my everyday life. I’m able to have nuanced conversations about systems and ideology, and I feel like I can see past the surface level of politics.

A warning

by InfCompact on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ezra is a sort of cognitive worm that nestles inside your head as you listen to his interviews. The process is gradual, but you eventually find yourself in situations far removed from the show but nevertheless asking his questions and worrying about his concerns. The infection is complete when you lose sleep over the incomplete status of his book or the health of his baby.

The entire podcast

by Sunny Wunder on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you for broadening my perspective on reality. Ezra, your one of the smartest people in media today. Thanks for sharing your guest’s intellect with the rest of us. It makes my life more meaningful.

Top Notch Podcast

by Keeya91 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts. I look forward to every episode. Ezra is an excellent host and asks almost all of the right questions. I especially appreciate that he asks his guests about the pushback/opposing views on their positions. Those are the questions that make me smarter for having listened to the show. Tune in now. You won’t regret it.

Thoughtful, insightful

by CeeCee80s on
Rating: ★★★★★

Consistently a great thinker on modern issues

Buttigieg Interview

by EJR1985 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Just finished listening to Buttigieg interview - sounds great now! I heard no audio issues or an echo. Awesome interview.

It’s good but his breathing sounds are gross

by unehistoiredeplage on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I love this, but when guests are talking I am distracted by Ezra’s mouth sounds and deep breathing. Please pull back from the mic or mute when people are talking.

Interview with Pete Buttigieg

by SS Edmund Fitzgerald on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

This was a good interview with a presidential candidate; however, the technical aspects of sound production should be fixed. Lots of echoing throughout the recording

Amateur hour

by anyaspector on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Your recording of Pete B interview is completely riddled with errors. There is dialogue happening behind the podcast throughout. Do you know how to use your own equipment?

The April 1 episode

by WayneVB on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Please know there is some distracting back ground noise sounds like another person talking during the April 1, 2019 episode.

Sean Illing is a great host!

by threadgood on
Rating: ★★★★★

Really enjoyed the recent podcast with Sean Illing and Ross Douthat.

So Intelligent

by MrBowden on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ezra is one of the most level-headed and thoughtful commentators I listen to, and I listen to a LOT of them. He outshines almost everyone at Vox in terms of fairness and a determined striving for objectivity. He has a visible interest in polarization and identity politics which usually lends to a more holistic and fair view of contentious issues without falling into false equivalence. He is left leaning without contempt for the right. But most of all he is just smart. He is thoughtful in his interviews in a rare and prodigious way while still being intelligible to laypeople. In other words, his smarts are in service to the better understanding of his less-smart listeners like myself.

Smart and Challenging

by LornaDrew on
Rating: ★★★★★

I think there’s a growing interest among media consumers for a “both sides” approach to political and social issues, but nothing I’ve heard has had the nuance and sincerity of some of these episodes. Whether it’s a conversation on the same side of the aisle, or across, or something else, Ezra engages with his guests in a way that goes far beyond punditry and into a place of substantive content. This show is enjoyable, and when necessary, deeply uncomfortable and thought-provoking

ICYMI:Paul Krugman

by Out to Brunch on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ezra! Whose bright idea was it to have Matthew’s shrill voice read the commercials? I was really enjoying the conversation and then that happened. One of the reasons I enjoy certain podcasts especially yours is just how pleasing your voice is. I had to uninstall the Weeds because of him. I CANNOT lose this one as well.

Brilliant insightful interviewing

by iamsumware on
Rating: ★★★★★

See title

David Roberts was great host!

by Alexander 77 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ezra is wonderful, but listening to David Roberts interview David Wallace-Wells was the best episode to date. Dug into angles of the climate crisis I'd not yet heard explored, and it resonated with me deeply. Please feature David Roberts on the reg!

A thoughtful voice in confusing time

by frankBR on
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent long-form interview show. Ezra speaks with infulencial and emerging thinkers who's ideas shape and descripbe the world. I look forward to it twice-weekly-ish


by Reviewingformoreoptions on
Rating: ★★★★★

Just wanted to say how great the podcast is. Always learning something.

Ezra, shut up

by Free Rider007 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

This is a good show but Ezra talks too much.

Littered with half truths and distortions

by Flankertim on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This isn’t journalism. You’re a joke.

Noah rothman

by darlich on
Rating: ★★★★★

Noah rothman was a fantastic episode. We need smart people from both sides finding the middle ground. These are the episodes I listen to.

Thank you for the Andrew Sullivan episode

by Leafy Greens on
Rating: ★★★★★

In general I love this podcast, but I was ready to skip this episode when I read the headline and caption. --Just the prospect of listening to a full-length argument was making my stomach tighten. But I was so pleased to hear a respectful discussion between two people with different beliefs. I should've known that I could expect such an elevated approach from Ezra Klein. I continue to anticipate new episodes with relish. Thank you!

Always thoughtful

by Ds-234 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show introduces me to the most interesting people.

Occasionally Listening

by robfox on
Rating: ★★★★★

I real enjoyed the podcast with Rachel Maddow. Thank you for presenting the interview. I guess I like the interviews with politicians and well known role models. Keep up the good work.


by D.R.NMN on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Listening to your podcast I am more interested in Racheal’s remarks than listening to your history. Perhaps you can listen more...Thanks!

Andrew Sullivan episode

by rabidmoderate on
Rating: ★★★★★

Bravo! Super smart and super civil. Please have more brilliant guests with whom you disagree.

A favorite perspective-broadening podcast

by kaehrman on
Rating: ★★★★★

The Ezra Klein Show has been a staple for several months now because not only does Ezra discuss many topics I’m already interested in but he can also draw me into a topic I don’t think I care about by discussing it interestingly and respectfully with his guest. Highly recommend!

The Andrew Sullivan Episode

by robin reese on
Rating: ★★★★★

Your debate was absolutely wonderful. I listened start to finish all two hours and will listen again. One of the most edifying works I’ve heard all year, you should submit it for an award of some kind. Brilliant and extraordinarily helpful. Thank you both for hanging in there!

Andrew Sullivan and Ezra

by Shilohsmum on
Rating: ★★★★★

I loved this! Can you do this weekly with Andrew, please? We need to hear more intelligent viewpoint conversations about where we are and where we are going.

Long-form, Dialectic Discussion

by flatrev on
Rating: ★★★★★

If you are into intelligent, long-form audio journalism this is by far my favorite podcast! I'm an active listener of Terry Gross, The Axe Files, The Daily, Five-Thirty Eight's Politics podcast and this show complements those by adding a deeper, dialectic discussion!


by randyrisher on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Thanks for reposting the Bryan Stevenson interview. You should go back and listen to yourself in that podcast and go back to that person. You asked intelligent questions and let him speak. Now you’re just a self righteous windbag. You suffer from anxiety? Could it be you don’t feel like you’re smart enough and you have to prove to yourself you are every podcast. You’re smart. Now shut up and let your guests talk.

In-depth and keeps your attention

by BFDG on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is one of my favorites. Ezra invites a wide variety of guests and is always well prepared for the discussion. This makes things move in smooth pathways that keeps me listening as compared to interviews that simply bounce down a list of prepared questions. Thanks, Ezra!

Painful to listen to

by MickJagger4 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Smart interviewer, but all the uptalk, NPR voice and mannerisms, and a preteniousness diction make this is really hard listen.


by Beth-LH on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is so incredibly interesting and thought-provoking. The first episode I listened to (with Cal Newport) was brilliant and I shared it with everyone I know. And now I’m coming to realize that each episode I listen to is just as brilliant and perspective-changing. My mind is blown open. Gratitude to all those who work on bringing it to life!

Ezra does a great job

by Randel317 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t always agree with Ezra and sometimes his views frustrate me. That’s all a good thing. Branching out and listening to things you not only agree with, which I often do with Ezra, but also disagree with which I also do with the show. Thank you Ezra for challenging my views, and having me walk around arguing with you on a public street, or nodding my head in agreement. You do a great job. Keep it up.

Ezra Klein does a long interview with someone who has something to say.

by theFrederick on
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s a serious interview with a serious person.It’s usually about a serious subject.It might change your opinion about the topic.It almost certainly will expose you to an opinion you were not aware of.

The boy who cried dog whistle.

by Franko del banko on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I grow so tired of hearing all these people, right and left, assigning “immoral” motivations to other people, whether they have themselves stated or even denied these ideas. Endless. Accusations of “Dog whistling” does not a cogent argument make.

Ezra’s a Boss Interviewer

by Mignanelli on
Rating: ★★★★★

In-depth analysis of complex issues and/or conversations with people chasing greatness in their own craft. Ezra is one of the best interviewers I’ve heard in awhile. Love this podcast.

Can’t stop listening

by HaayFromOaklandCA on
Rating: ★★★★★

Haven’t missed an episode! Ezra Klein stands apart from the crowd as an incredibly skilled interviewer, and his guests bring thoughtful, insightful and challenging perspectives. I see the world in a new light after each episode. Listening is one of the best parts of my week. Thank you Ezra & team!

Food for thought

by Ginagina Smith on
Rating: ★★★★★

As a former vegetarian who now eats meat: I don’t want animal suffering but w food sensitivities /intolerances “fake” products CURRENTLY on the market are not foods I can digest. Hope these new products will be different.

Deep and insightful

by MarjaBienk on
Rating: ★★★★★

The Ezra Klein show has excellent guests from many disciplines, each of them expert and worth listening to. Mr. Klein is an engaged and thoughtful interviewer.

Real Life Application

by Jumpshot24 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast series is incredible and I value it so much. I love hearing experts discuss deep theories about social interaction and the larger issues in society but what I’ve been left wanting is a focus on actual practical steps everyday individuals can take to do their part. It happens sometimes but not enough for me. Otherwise ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Take a history class

by oleeie on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Study American history instead of relying on private bias. Why didn't you let Jill Lepore talk instead of hammering on your prejudices?

A reliable joy

by thankyou7295 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ezra does an impecable job of inviewing a bewildering range of people, always a joy

Incredibly biased

by Stubbewolf on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

If you want more of the same from biased leftist news. Republicans are racist and evil. Won’t talk about anything a Democrat has done wrong. then this is your podcast. Apple please stop advertising this too me!

SJW drivel

by RyanVT2001 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

If you think equality of outcome is more important than equality of opportunity he is your guy. What has happened to the Democratic Party? Ezra’s extreme left views are only for borderline marxists. Classic democracy be darned.

Love this podcast

by Mothra54 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I always learn something from listening to this podcast as well as The Weeds. Thank you for providing thoughtful insight into the events of the day.

Very Smart

by GradeAChoice on
Rating: ★★★★★

It's clear Klein and his team put a lot of effort to bring in smart people to interview. From there, it's two very smart people having a conversation. Each time I leave the conversation with insights and an expanded perspective.

Solid podcast for analytic types

by nit in lknd on
Rating: ★★★★★

Mr Klein may sometimes engage in British style, long winded questions but his interviews are really solid and I enjoy the level of engagement and his guests.