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Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

By The Washington Post

Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

  1. 1.
    No one gave Ritchie Torres a shot. He'll soon be the first gay, Afro-Latino member of Congress.12/01/2020
    34:47
  2. 2.
    Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential contender, on why Joe Biden beat him — and Trump11/24/2020
    33:17
  3. 3.
    Ilhan Omar: 'Rift' between progressive, moderate Dems 'isn't as strong as it's being made out to be'11/17/2020
    30:36
  4. 4.
    Raphael Warnock believes he'll win in Georgia. He tells us why.11/10/2020
    33:14
  5. 5.
    Michael Steele, former RNC chairman: 'Donald Trump is the biggest block to the American Dream'11/03/2020
    41:31
  6. 6.
    Caroline Rose Giuliani, daughter of Rudy, says Trump 'has this echo chamber of lies around him'10/27/2020
    12:22
  7. 7.
    Brittney Cooper explains why Trump is polling historically well with Black men10/20/2020
    35:34
  8. 8.
    MJ Hegar wants to bring Texas values to the Senate. She says John Cornyn lacks backbone and courage.10/13/2020
    31:41
  1. 9.
    Sen. Chris Coons believes John McCain and John Lewis each left us an urgent message10/06/2020
    44:36
  2. 10.
    The Rev. Al Sharpton discusses why it is imperative to 'Rise Up' in this moment09/29/2020
    29:45
  3. 11.
    Stuart Stevens was an uncompromising Republican — until Donald Trump09/22/2020
    36:08
  4. 12.
    Derek Black was groomed to be the new face of white nationalism. Now he's working against it.07/28/2020
    40:06
  5. 13.
    Michelle Lujan Grisham on U.S. covid-19 response: 'Most outrageous environment I’ve ever worked in'07/22/2020
    34:02
  6. 14.
    Tammy Duckworth: Trump ‘cares more about dead traitors than he does about our troops’07/21/2020
    20:38
  7. 15.
    What Susan Rice thinks she could bring to a Biden administration07/15/2020
    36:28
  8. 16.
    ‘This election is a matter of life and death:’ Karen Bass talks race, covid-19 and the election07/14/2020
    28:20
  9. 17.
    Kamala Harris: 'This is the time to act' on police reform — and those reforms need teeth07/07/2020
    18:19
  10. 18.
    We aren't paying enough attention to the impact of the pandemic on the arts06/30/2020
    28:03
  11. 19.
    'We're all struggling with this': The Army's top enlisted service member opens up about race06/23/2020
    30:43
  12. 20.
    The author of ‘White Rage’ on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience06/16/2020
    40:39
  13. 21.
    Civil rights icon John Lewis is ‘deeply moved’ by today’s demonstrations06/09/2020
    18:52
  14. 22.
    The author of ‘White Fragility’ doesn’t think ‘most white people care about racial injustice’06/02/2020
    38:01
  15. 23.
    Why this candidate for West Virginia governor isn't even the focal point of his own campaign05/26/2020
    31:12
  16. 24.
    Think no one can defeat Lindsey Graham? 'Watch me!' his Democratic opponent says.05/19/2020
    37:35
  17. 25.
    Why Billy Porter says he can’t be a politician05/15/2020
    29:06
  18. 26.
    The eerie similarities between the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Trayvon Martin05/12/2020
    20:07
  19. 27.
    ‘Dying of whiteness’ during the coronavirus pandemic05/05/2020
    23:29
  20. 28.
    Coronavirus is exploiting ‘the fissures of society,’ the Rev. William Barber says04/28/2020
    33:00
  21. 29.
    How Michigan's governor and Chicago's mayor are battling coronavirus04/24/2020
    41:19
  22. 30.
    America 'has been abused by this president,' former RNC chairman Michael Steele says04/21/2020
    31:41
  23. 31.
    ‘I was right’ about the G-spot, says Dr. Ruth04/14/2020
    33:22
  24. 32.
    Coronavirus is a totally different disaster for philanthropies to handle04/07/2020
    26:51
  25. 33.
    240,000 coronavirus deaths: ‘In what circle of hell is that a good outcome,’ asks Susan Rice04/03/2020
    37:10
  26. 34.
    ‘No such thing as social distancing’ when you’re incarcerated.'03/31/2020
    24:59
  27. 35.
    An insight into Kamala Harris, a potential VP for Biden03/24/2020
    53:48
  28. 36.
    Val Demings says the VP talk is 'such an honor'03/17/2020
    26:36
  29. 37.
    Election forecaster Rachel Bitecofer explains "the reason Joe Biden is the nominee"03/10/2020
    39:02
  30. 38.
    Chasten Buttigieg reflects on husband's presidential campaign03/03/2020
    33:15
  31. 39.
    Why Pete Buttigieg thinks he's the one to beat Donald Trump02/25/2020
    32:03
  32. 40.
    Richie Jackson on why being gay is a gift02/18/2020
    42:09
  33. 41.
    Doug Jones's impeachment vote was more courageous than Romney's02/12/2020
    26:28
  34. 42.
    Deval Patrick to Democrats: ‘Others have plans, I have results’02/04/2020
    33:06
  35. 43.
    Jonathan Metzl on how white identity permeates policymaking outside of Washington01/28/2020
    45:40
  36. 44.
    Rep. Swalwell on impeachment: ‘America won’t get a fair trial if witnesses don’t testify’01/21/2020
    20:15
  37. 45.
    Why Silicon Valley’s congressman is all in for Bernie Sanders01/14/2020
    47:05
  38. 46.
    Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg campaign manager: 'We're running to replace the president'12/17/2019
    44:05
  39. 47.
    Stacey Abrams: 'We can't simply win the race. We have to win the system.'12/10/2019
    1:27:39
  40. 48.
    Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer on race and leadership12/03/2019
    48:48
  41. 49.
    Kamala Harris says Trump “has a reason to be afraid” of her11/26/2019
    55:19
  42. 50.
    Pamela Newkirk on the failure of diversity initiatives and what we can do instead11/19/2019
    47:25
  43. 51.
    Cory Booker explains why he's running for president11/12/2019
    1:00:15
  44. 52.
    The unexpected life of Valerie Jarrett11/05/2019
    54:21
  45. 53.
    Chef Jose Andres: 'Hunger is beyond politics'10/29/2019
    1:14:55
  46. 54.
    Michael Steele to Democrats: 'Trust Nancy'10/22/2019
    40:02
  47. 55.
    Cecile Richards's message to American women: 'Don’t wait.'10/15/2019
    28:37
  48. 56.
    Heidi Heitkamp on Trump’s reckless strategies: ‘You cannot lead a party of one’10/08/2019
    39:19
  49. 57.
    House Democrats finally catch up with Maxine Waters on impeachment10/01/2019
    38:21
  50. 58.
    What does a journalist fear about Putin? ‘They’re the exact same things that scare me about Trump.’09/24/2019
    37:58
  51. 59.
    Why Nancy Pelosi says it doesn’t matter whether Trump can be trusted09/16/2019
    26:03
  52. 60.
    Biden responds to 'gaffes' criticism: 'What is it that I said wrong?'08/30/2019
    42:09
  53. 61.
    From Stonewall to an openly gay presidential candidate06/28/2019
    39:11
  54. 62.
    Voices: Passing the baton06/06/2019
    24:20
  55. 63.
    Voices: The power of nonviolent resistance05/30/2019
    20:43
  56. 64.
    Voices: How music propelled the civil rights movement05/23/2019
    20:12
  57. 65.
    Voices: How segregationist George Wallace became a model for racial reconciliation05/16/2019
    16:19
  58. 66.
    Voices: Women of the civil rights movement05/09/2019
    23:30
  59. 67.
    Coming up on ‘Voices of the Movement’ …05/02/2019
    1:39
  60. 68.
    Voices: The story of Bloody Sunday and today’s pilgrimage to Selma04/25/2019
    25:13
  61. 69.
    Voices: How MLK's famous letter was smuggled out of jail04/18/2019
    19:45
  62. 70.
    Voices: Children ‘stripped of innocence’04/11/2019
    25:00
  63. 71.
    Voices of the Movement: The day Martin Luther King Jr. died04/04/2019
    18:47
  64. 72.
    Coming soon: Voices of the Movement, a special project from Cape Up03/25/2019
    2:08
  65. 73.
    Schumer’s push on voting rights: 'Wake up and smell the coffee, Chief Justice'03/07/2019
    14:11
  66. 74.
    What Trump needs to learn about Frederick Douglass02/28/2019
    55:09
  67. 75.
    How Derek Black went from being the golden boy of white nationalism to its outspoken critic02/26/2019
    47:08
  68. 76.
    Why the most productive conversations around race, are probably the ones you never hear.02/21/2019
    40:42
  69. 77.
    ‘Go ahead and have the theater’: Rep. Karen Bass knows there’s no actual emergency02/19/2019
    35:27
  70. 78.
    Jazz artist Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are 'more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee'02/14/2019
    53:32
  71. 79.
    Meet the ‘Colored Girls,’ the hidden figures in American politics02/12/2019
    1:07:52
  72. 80.
    Bryan Stevenson wants us to confront racial terrorism and then say, ‘Never again.’02/07/2019
    1:00:53
  73. 81.
    The man who could be governor. Who is Justin Fairfax?02/05/2019
    46:29
  74. 82.
    How the justice system criminalizes the poor — and funds itself in the process01/29/2019
    58:46
  75. 83.
    ‘We thought he was cute’: Remembering King with one of the 'Little Rock Nine'01/21/2019
    41:06
  76. 84.
    Is Kamala Harris running for president?01/15/2019
    1:03:25
  77. 85.
    Everyone’s talking about Beto and Biden. But here’s another ‘B’ you should know.01/08/2019
    51:51
  78. 86.
    Chicago's forgotten gun violence victims: 'We've normalized hopelessness'01/01/2019
    32:28
  79. 87.
    Mark Hamill on Luke’s fate, Trump vs. Vader and more12/25/2018
    1:37:11
  80. 88.
    Is Mueller’s investigation nearing the ‘worst-case scenario’? Garrett Graff thinks so.12/18/2018
    41:47
  81. 89.
    Senator Doug Jones says Mueller investigation 'has never been a witch hunt.'12/11/2018
    52:09
  82. 90.
    How Derek Black went from being the golden boy of white nationalism to its outspoken critic12/04/2018
    49:32
  83. 91.
    Chicago's forgotten gun violence victims: 'We've normalized hopelessness'11/27/2018
    32:33
  84. 92.
    Lucy McBath: From ‘Cape Up’ to Congress11/20/2018
    36:36
  85. 93.
    Michael Steele on why he remains in the Republican Party: ‘I’m not leaving. This is my house’11/13/2018
    44:11
  86. 94.
    Trump is trying to scare us. Here's why he's failing.11/06/2018
    48:32
  87. 95.
    Why Stacey Abrams could break Georgia's 'Gone with the Wind' stereotype10/30/2018
    20:53
  88. 96.
    Eric Holder: ‘We have to take on this president. We have to take on this Republican Party.’10/23/2018
    31:52
  89. 97.
    What Trump needs to learn about Frederick Douglass10/16/2018
    54:17
  90. 98.
    We need to learn who we are before algorithms decide for us10/09/2018
    1:06:28
  91. 99.
    How Republicans like Holly Harris are fighting for criminal justice reform10/02/2018
    38:43
  92. 100.
    The 'courage, power and persistence' of Wendy Sherman09/24/2018
    44:51
  93. 101.
    DNC Chairman Tom Perez says these midterm elections are the most important of our lifetime09/18/2018
    49:00
  94. 102.
    Human Rights Campaign president: 'We are going to get our country back'09/11/2018
    42:14
  95. 103.
    The biggest threat to democracy that nobody is talking about09/04/2018
    35:04
  96. 104.
    Inside Andrew Gillum’s campaign to become Florida’s first black governor08/28/2018
    44:29
  97. 105.
    'We think prison is the only way to hold people accountable when they break the law'08/20/2018
    41:03
  98. 106.
    How Robert Runcie helped the Parkland generation find their voice08/14/2018
    39:36
  99. 107.
    Arthur Brooks says contempt is not just bad for marriages. It kills politics and the country, too.08/07/2018
    30:00
  100. 108.
    ‘I am more forgiving’: When Alex Wagner learned the truth about her family’s history07/31/2018
    50:51
  101. 109.
    ‘It’s like he took a knee to Putin’: Mitch Landrieu on Helsinki, and the Democrats’ identity crisis07/24/2018
    45:28
  102. 110.
    How your data is used by the police and where it goes wrong07/17/2018
    41:26
  103. 111.
    David Miliband on immigration crisis: “What’s going on is dehumanization”07/10/2018
    27:53
  104. 112.
    'Stop acting as though Trump is the first,' says the Rev. William Barber07/03/2018
    55:51
  105. 113.
    Jeh Johnson speaks out on separating immigrant families: ‘It’s just something I couldn’t do’06/26/2018
    50:31
  106. 114.
    Will lightning strike twice in the South? Andrew Gillum campaigns in Trump country06/19/2018
    44:56
  107. 115.
    Tim Kaine calls out the 'glass jaws' and 'crybabies' of the Trump administration06/12/2018
    42:57
  108. 116.
    Steve Phillips on why Democrats need to stop focusing on the white working class06/05/2018
    49:37
  109. 117.
    Starbucks is closed to talk race. We're open to do the same.05/29/2018
    33:38
  110. 118.
    Jazz artist Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are 'more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee'05/22/2018
    54:39
  111. 119.
    How Jordan Klepper does satire in the age of Trump05/15/2018
    47:02
  112. 120.
    Kevin de León: Meet the "unicorn" taking on Dianne Feinstein05/08/2018
    1:01:19
  113. 121.
    ‘I’m not convinced I’m dead’: Mark Hamill on Luke’s fate, Trump vs. Vader and more05/04/2018
    1:37:08
  114. 122.
    Laugh it up fuzzball!05/01/2018
    2:05
  115. 123.
    Bryan Stevenson TL;DR04/26/2018
    14:38
  116. 124.
    Bryan Stevenson wants us to confront racial terrorism and then say, ‘Never again.’04/24/2018
    1:01:36
  117. 125.
    Robert Kagan on why Americans don't want the U.S. to be the leader of the free world04/17/2018
    32:26
  118. 126.
    Loretta Lynch: "Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country."04/10/2018
    54:28
  119. 127.
    "I just felt like something had died in all of us." John Lewis on the death of Martin Luther King04/03/2018
    42:16
  120. 128.
    Police violence affects women of color just as much as men. Why don’t we hear about it?03/27/2018
    40:57
  121. 129.
    Joanne Lipman: "It isn't just women leaning in, we need men to reach across the divide"03/20/2018
    47:07
  122. 130.
    Sen. Chris Murphy on how Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un could be a disaster for the United States03/13/2018
    32:04
  123. 131.
    Eric Holder on running for president: ‘I think I’ve got the guts’03/06/2018
    49:31
  124. 132.
    “We are invisible no matter what heights we’ve risen to”: April Ryan03/01/2018
    26:13
  125. 133.
    Why the most productive conversations around race, are probably the ones you never hear.02/27/2018
    41:57
  126. 134.
    Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture02/22/2018
    13:57
  127. 135.
    ‘Freedom of speech, but not freedom of action’: Two moms on raising black boys02/20/2018
    59:46
  128. 136.
    Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress02/15/2018
    27:45
  129. 137.
    How the ‘home of American slavery’ became a ‘microcosm for the entire country’02/13/2018
    46:39
  130. 138.
    Lucy McBath, who lost her son to gun violence, and DeJuan Patterson, who survived it02/08/2018
    35:39
  131. 139.
    Tamron Hall on being unapologetically black02/06/2018
    39:26
  132. 140.
    Broderick Johnson, former cabinet secretary and chair of My Brother's Keeper Alliance02/01/2018
    31:30
  133. 141.
    Michael Steele's State of the Union01/30/2018
    39:58
  134. 142.
    Michael Wolff in depth on his unprecedented access to Trump01/23/2018
    1:04:39
  135. 143.
    Why Kim Jong Un is ‘very rational within his own context’01/16/2018
    44:15
  136. 144.
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe reflects on his term in office01/09/2018
    36:35
  137. 145.
    Dionne Warwick on her work in the fight against HIV/AIDS01/02/2018
    26:16
  138. 146.
    Deborah Rutter on how the Kennedy Center is much more than "the honors"12/26/2017
    28:32
  139. 147.
    Rep. Frederica Wilson on Sgt. La David Johnson12/19/2017
    40:16
  140. 148.
    Dan Rather talks about politics and media12/12/2017
    45:41
  141. 149.
    Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum talks about DACA12/05/2017
    25:01
  142. 150.
    Hillary Clinton reflects with raw honesty on Trump and 201611/28/2017
    34:13
  143. 151.
    ‘Hardball’ anchor Chris Matthews on what today’s politicians can learn from Bobby Kennedy11/21/2017
    33:09
  144. 152.
    Russia, the Clinton campaign and Chardonnay: Donna Brazile unloads11/14/2017
    51:53
  145. 153.
    Maya MacGuineas explains the difference between tax reform and tax cuts11/07/2017
    29:17
  146. 154.
    Declaring opioids a public health emergency won't solve the crisis. Here's what will.10/31/2017
    30:42
  147. 155.
    There’s a ‘poisonous dynamic among white people’ over who’s to blame for racism10/24/2017
    36:01
  148. 156.
    Roberta Kaplan on fighting white supremacists in the U.S.10/17/2017
    23:40
  149. 157.
    Stacey Abrams on running to be Georgia's first black female governor10/10/2017
    26:45
  150. 158.
    Broderick Johnson returns to discuss My Brother's Keeper and race relations after Obama10/03/2017
    31:02
  151. 159.
    Trita Parsi explains why pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran would be harmful09/26/2017
    36:07
  152. 160.
    Aggie Gund and Darren Walker on the Art For Justice Fund09/19/2017
    30:51
  153. 161.
    Howard Dean on young voters: ‘These people are not Democrats’09/12/2017
    22:31
  154. 162.
    Shai Akabas explains the debt ceiling in plain English09/05/2017
    24:51
  155. 163.
    Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress08/29/2017
    27:40
  156. 164.
    Outtakes from a year of 'Cape Up' (including one conversation that went off the rails)08/22/2017
    16:44
  157. 165.
    Vanita Gupta on the unabashed display of white supremacy in Charlottesville08/15/2017
    19:36
  158. 166.
    Why Steve Bannon isn't going anywhere08/08/2017
    38:14
  159. 167.
    R. Eric Thomas is the escape from politics that you need right now08/01/2017
    32:46
  160. 168.
    Kamala Harris gets tough on the Russia probe (and ignores the mansplainers)07/25/2017
    28:52
  161. 169.
    Cornell Belcher on the new swing voter07/18/2017
    30:04
  162. 170.
    Sherrilyn Ifill exposes the absurdity of Trump’s election integrity commission07/11/2017
    34:54
  163. 171.
    Fourth of July special: What we’ve learned about Trump from six months of interviews07/04/2017
    13:49
  164. 172.
    Debunking the myths about Planned Parenthood with Cecile Richards06/27/2017
    26:57
  165. 173.
    Debbie Dingell on the struggle to find a place in her own party06/20/2017
    24:11
  166. 174.
    Valerie Jarrett on why she's still optimistic about the future06/13/2017
    27:15
  167. 175.
    The real reason people say 'I'm not racist, but'06/06/2017
    32:52
  168. 176.
    Actor Jesse Williams on race and cultural appropriation: 'Everybody's gonna copy you anyway'05/30/2017
    33:33
  169. 177.
    "The monuments were murder": New Orleans mayor defends focus on removing confederate monuments05/23/2017
    25:16
  170. 178.
    Senator Christopher Coons on why he prays for President Trump05/16/2017
    17:42
  171. 179.
    Maxine Waters: Jeff Sessions believes “it’s his job to keep minorities in their place”05/09/2017
    31:21
  172. 180.
    Richard Branson on Trump’s coal plans: ‘I can’t think of anything more stupid’05/02/2017
    34:16
  173. 181.
    Author Eric Liu: The power of decentralized resistance04/25/2017
    27:42
  174. 182.
    It’s not just Trump: With Brexit and France votes, Russia is cultivating the global right04/18/2017
    26:10
  175. 183.
    Khalil Gibran Muhammad on how fear of Trump could become as dangerous as Trump himself04/11/2017
    28:20
  176. 184.
    Congresswoman Karen Bass on why she feels like a political therapist04/04/2017
    28:26
  177. 185.
    Does Estonia understand democracy better than any of us?03/28/2017
    14:10
  178. 186.
    Joe Manchin on why he's still a Democrat03/21/2017
    27:50
  179. 187.
    Tony Blinken: 'This administration has turned our traditional openness into weakness'03/14/2017
    34:36
  180. 188.
    Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union03/07/2017
    29:29
  181. 189.
    Professor Daina Ramey Berry02/28/2017
    26:24
  182. 190.
    Keith Ellison: The Democratic Party isn't only for Democrats02/21/2017
    25:53
  183. 191.
    Tom Perez on why the Democratic party needs a dramatic culture shift02/14/2017
    22:49
  184. 192.
    Laurence Tribe on why the judiciary is "our last best hope"02/07/2017
    28:19
  185. 193.
    Lena Epstein: "I am a Jewish, millennial female, who is supporting Trump."01/31/2017
    31:59
  186. 194.
    Arthur Brooks explains how dignity links Trump and Obama01/24/2017
    26:22
  187. 195.
    A Donald Trump survival guide -- from the mouths of Obama officials01/17/2017
    12:35
  188. 196.
    April Ryan on racial invisibility01/10/2017
    24:50
  189. 197.
    When cabinet members need to reach the president, this is the man they talk to first01/03/2017
    28:58
  190. 198.
    Former Obama official on the Trump cabinet picks that are actually good hires12/26/2016
    26:49
  191. 199.
    How Valerie Jarrett became Obama's most trusted adviser, and outlasted all her predecessors12/20/2016
    34:13
  192. 200.
    A call to arms from Attorney General Loretta Lynch12/13/2016
    24:24

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