Podcast Review

Stimulating debates make 'The Ezra Klein Show' a fascinating podcast

You'll broaden your mind by listending to political commentator Ezra Klein probe knowledgeable guests about everything from capitalism to depression

03 March 2019 - 00:00

Long before the age of social media there was an old Greek dude who thought he was the wisest man alive because he knew that he knew nothing. The point of him harping on about his ignorance was to encourage his students to be in a continual search for knowledge and not to act like know-it-all jerks.
His name was Socrates.
Fast-forward a few millennia and the prevailing attitude seems to be that we should all act like we know everything. Moreover, our discussions about the various everythings that we know more closely resemble duels with verbal war axes than any pursuit of knowledge.

We've armed ourselves with dog whistles and microwavable polemics, ready to perform for bloodthirsty audiences. It's fun to witness but very seldom gets us anywhere.
Cue the Ezra Klein Show, a podcast by political commentator and editor-at-large at the online US news company Vox. The intention behind Klein's show seems to be less about spilling intellectual blood than about understanding various viewpoints.
WATCH | The trailer for the Ezra Klein Show podcast
WARNING! Strong language..

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