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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.
    DNC Chairman Tom Perez says these midterm elections are the most important of our lifetime18 September 2018
    49:00
  2. 2.
    Human Rights Campaign president: 'We are going to get our country back'11 September 2018
    42:14
  3. 3.
    The biggest threat to democracy that nobody is talking about4 September 2018
    35:04
  4. 4.
    Inside Andrew Gillum’s campaign to become Florida’s first black governor28 August 2018
    44:29
  5. 5.
    'We think prison is the only way to hold people accountable when they break the law'20 August 2018
    41:03
  6. 6.
    How Robert Runcie helped the Parkland generation find their voice14 August 2018
    39:19
  7. 7.
    Arthur Brooks says contempt is not just bad for marriages. It kills politics and the country, too.7 August 2018
    30:00
  8. 8.
    ‘I am more forgiving’: When Alex Wagner learned the truth about her family’s history31 July 2018
    50:51
  1. 9.
    ‘It’s like he took a knee to Putin’: Mitch Landrieu on Helsinki, and the Democrats’ identity crisis24 July 2018
    45:28
  2. 10.
    How your data is used by the police and where it goes wrong17 July 2018
    41:26
  3. 11.
    David Miliband on immigration crisis: “What’s going on is dehumanization”10 July 2018
    27:53
  4. 12.
    'Stop acting as though Trump is the first,' says the Rev. William Barber3 July 2018
    55:51
  5. 13.
    Jeh Johnson speaks out on separating immigrant families: ‘It’s just something I couldn’t do’26 June 2018
    50:31
  6. 14.
    Will lightning strike twice in the South? Andrew Gillum campaigns in Trump country19 June 2018
    44:56
  7. 15.
    Tim Kaine calls out the 'glass jaws' and 'crybabies' of the Trump administration12 June 2018
    42:57
  8. 16.
    Steve Phillips on why Democrats need to stop focusing on the white working class5 June 2018
    49:37
  9. 17.
    Starbucks is closed to talk race. We're open to do the same.29 May 2018
    33:37
  10. 18.
    Jazz artist Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are 'more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee'22 May 2018
    54:39
  11. 19.
    How Jordan Klepper does satire in the age of Trump15 May 2018
    47:02
  12. 20.
    Kevin de León: Meet the "unicorn" taking on Dianne Feinstein8 May 2018
    1:01:19
  13. 21.
    ‘I’m not convinced I’m dead’: Mark Hamill on Luke’s fate, Trump vs. Vader and more4 May 2018
    1:37:08
  14. 22.
    Laugh it up fuzzball!1 May 2018
    2:05
  15. 23.
    Bryan Stevenson TL;DR26 April 2018
    14:38
  16. 24.
    Bryan Stevenson wants us to confront racial terrorism and then say, ‘Never again.’24 April 2018
    1:01:36
  17. 25.
    Robert Kagan on why Americans don't want the U.S. to be the leader of the free world17 April 2018
    32:26
  18. 26.
    Loretta Lynch: "Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country."10 April 2018
    54:28
  19. 27.
    "I just felt like something had died in all of us." John Lewis on the death of Martin Luther King3 April 2018
    42:16
  20. 28.
    Police violence affects women of color just as much as men. Why don’t we hear about it?27 March 2018
    40:57
  21. 29.
    Joanne Lipman: "It isn't just women leaning in, we need men to reach across the divide"20 March 2018
    47:07
  22. 30.
    Sen. Chris Murphy on how Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un could be a disaster for the United States13 March 2018
    32:04
  23. 31.
    Eric Holder on running for president: ‘I think I’ve got the guts’6 March 2018
    49:31
  24. 32.
    “We are invisible no matter what heights we’ve risen to”: April Ryan1 March 2018
    26:13
  25. 33.
    Why the most productive conversations around race, are probably the ones you never hear.27 February 2018
    41:56
  26. 34.
    Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture22 February 2018
    13:57
  27. 35.
    ‘Freedom of speech, but not freedom of action’: Two moms on raising black boys20 February 2018
    59:46
  28. 36.
    Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress15 February 2018
    27:45
  29. 37.
    How the ‘home of American slavery’ became a ‘microcosm for the entire country’13 February 2018
    46:39
  30. 38.
    Lucy McBath, who lost her son to gun violence, and DeJuan Patterson, who survived it8 February 2018
    35:39
  31. 39.
    Tamron Hall on being unapologetically black6 February 2018
    39:26
  32. 40.
    Broderick Johnson, former cabinet secretary and chair of My Brother's Keeper Alliance1 February 2018
    31:30
  33. 41.
    Michael Steele's State of the Union30 January 2018
    39:58
  34. 42.
    Michael Wolff in depth on his unprecedented access to Trump23 January 2018
    1:04:39
  35. 43.
    Why Kim Jong Un is ‘very rational within his own context’16 January 2018
    44:14
  36. 44.
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe reflects on his term in office9 January 2018
    36:35
  37. 45.
    Dionne Warwick on her work in the fight against HIV/AIDS2 January 2018
    26:16
  38. 46.
    Deborah Rutter on how the Kennedy Center is much more than "the honors"26 December 2017
    28:32
  39. 47.
    Rep. Frederica Wilson on Sgt. La David Johnson19 December 2017
    40:16
  40. 48.
    Dan Rather talks about politics and media12 December 2017
    45:41
  41. 49.
    Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum talks about DACA5 December 2017
    25:01
  42. 50.
    Hillary Clinton reflects with raw honesty on Trump and 201628 November 2017
    34:13
  43. 51.
    ‘Hardball’ anchor Chris Matthews on what today’s politicians can learn from Bobby Kennedy21 November 2017
    33:09
  44. 52.
    Russia, the Clinton campaign and Chardonnay: Donna Brazile unloads14 November 2017
    52:34
  45. 53.
    Maya MacGuineas explains the difference between tax reform and tax cuts7 November 2017
    29:17
  46. 54.
    Declaring opioids a public health emergency won't solve the crisis. Here's what will.31 October 2017
    30:41
  47. 55.
    There’s a ‘poisonous dynamic among white people’ over who’s to blame for racism24 October 2017
    36:01
  48. 56.
    Roberta Kaplan on fighting white supremacists in the U.S.17 October 2017
    23:40
  49. 57.
    Stacey Abrams on running to be Georgia's first black female governor10 October 2017
    26:45
  50. 58.
    Broderick Johnson returns to discuss My Brother's Keeper and race relations after Obama3 October 2017
    31:02
  51. 59.
    Trita Parsi explains why pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran would be harmful26 September 2017
    36:07
  52. 60.
    Aggie Gund and Darren Walker on the Art For Justice Fund19 September 2017
    30:51
  53. 61.
    Howard Dean on young voters: ‘These people are not Democrats’12 September 2017
    22:31
  54. 62.
    Shai Akabas explains the debt ceiling in plain English5 September 2017
    24:51
  55. 63.
    Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress29 August 2017
    27:40
  56. 64.
    Outtakes from a year of 'Cape Up' (including one conversation that went off the rails)22 August 2017
    16:44
  57. 65.
    Vanita Gupta on the unabashed display of white supremacy in Charlottesville15 August 2017
    19:36
  58. 66.
    Why Steve Bannon isn't going anywhere8 August 2017
    38:14
  59. 67.
    R. Eric Thomas is the escape from politics that you need right now1 August 2017
    32:46
  60. 68.
    Kamala Harris gets tough on the Russia probe (and ignores the mansplainers)25 July 2017
    28:52
  61. 69.
    Cornell Belcher on the new swing voter18 July 2017
    30:04
  62. 70.
    Sherrilyn Ifill exposes the absurdity of Trump’s election integrity commission11 July 2017
    34:54
  63. 71.
    Fourth of July special: What we’ve learned about Trump from six months of interviews4 July 2017
    13:49
  64. 72.
    Debunking the myths about Planned Parenthood with Cecile Richards27 June 2017
    26:57
  65. 73.
    Debbie Dingell on the struggle to find a place in her own party20 June 2017
    24:11
  66. 74.
    Valerie Jarrett on why she's still optimistic about the future13 June 2017
    27:15
  67. 75.
    The real reason people say 'I'm not racist, but'6 June 2017
    32:52
  68. 76.
    Actor Jesse Williams on race and cultural appropriation: 'Everybody's gonna copy you anyway'30 May 2017
    33:33
  69. 77.
    "The monuments were murder": New Orleans mayor defends focus on removing confederate monuments23 May 2017
    25:16
  70. 78.
    Senator Christopher Coons on why he prays for President Trump16 May 2017
    17:42
  71. 79.
    Maxine Waters: Jeff Sessions believes “it’s his job to keep minorities in their place”9 May 2017
    31:21
  72. 80.
    Richard Branson on Trump’s coal plans: ‘I can’t think of anything more stupid’2 May 2017
    34:16
  73. 81.
    Author Eric Liu: The power of decentralized resistance25 April 2017
    27:42
  74. 82.
    It’s not just Trump: With Brexit and France votes, Russia is cultivating the global right18 April 2017
    26:10
  75. 83.
    Khalil Gibran Muhammad on how fear of Trump could become as dangerous as Trump himself11 April 2017
    28:20
  76. 84.
    Congresswoman Karen Bass on why she feels like a political therapist4 April 2017
    28:26
  77. 85.
    Does Estonia understand democracy better than any of us?28 March 2017
    14:10
  78. 86.
    Joe Manchin on why he's still a Democrat21 March 2017
    27:50
  79. 87.
    Tony Blinken: "This administration has turned our traditional openness into weakness"14 March 2017
    34:36
  80. 88.
    Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union7 March 2017
    29:29
  81. 89.
    Professor Daina Ramey Berry28 February 2017
    26:24
  82. 90.
    Keith Ellison: The Democratic Party isn't only for Democrats21 February 2017
    25:53
  83. 91.
    Tom Perez on why the Democratic party needs a dramatic culture shift14 February 2017
    22:49
  84. 92.
    Laurence Tribe on why the judiciary is "our last best hope"7 February 2017
    28:19
  85. 93.
    Lena Epstein: "I am a Jewish, millennial female, who is supporting Trump."31 January 2017
    31:59
  86. 94.
    Arthur Brooks explains how dignity links Trump and Obama24 January 2017
    26:22
  87. 95.
    A Donald Trump survival guide -- from the mouths of Obama officials17 January 2017
    12:35
  88. 96.
    April Ryan on racial invisibility10 January 2017
    24:50
  89. 97.
    When cabinet members need to reach the president, this is the man they talk to first3 January 2017
    28:58
  90. 98.
    Former Obama official on the Trump cabinet picks that are actually good hires26 December 2016
    26:49
  91. 99.
    How Valerie Jarrett became Obama's most trusted adviser, and outlasted all her predecessors20 December 2016
    34:13
  92. 100.
    A call to arms from Attorney General Loretta Lynch13 December 2016
    24:24
  93. 101.
    Ambassador Susan Rice on the challenges of national security5 December 2016
    21:34
  94. 102.
    Here's how to preserve the Kennedy ideal in Trump's America, from a Kennedy29 November 2016
    29:48
  95. 103.
    Michael Steele, Part 2: What Republicans need to do about all "the KKK stuff"22 November 2016
    21:07
  96. 104.
    Michael Steele, Part 1: "Donald Trump is the freest president we've had in a generation"15 November 2016
    20:58
  97. 105.
    Final election predictions, with Dr. Larry Sabato and his Crystal Ball8 November 2016
    24:16
  98. 106.
    The everyday trauma of being a black man in America31 October 2016
    35:16
  99. 107.
    Export-Import Bank chief Fred Hochberg on jobs, 'good feet' and congressional hurdles25 October 2016
    27:59
  100. 108.
    Knight Foundation president: We're in the biggest disruption to information since the printing press18 October 2016
    28:08
  101. 109.
    This is the perfect escape from the insanity of our politics today. Meet Franklin Sirmans.11 October 2016
    28:27
  102. 110.
    Rob Reiner: We are living 'All in the Family' and Trump is Archie Bunker4 October 2016
    29:07
  103. 111.
    If you still hate Clinton and Trump after the debate, here's Evan McMullin27 September 2016
    35:59
  104. 112.
    Lonnie Bunch: Even if you're white, "the story of slavery is still your story"23 September 2016
    14:15
  105. 113.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci: Forced to rob cancer research to pay for Zika vaccine push20 September 2016
    26:24
  106. 114.
    Nancy Pelosi: Never bogged down13 September 2016
    22:58
  107. 115.
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Doing what needed to be done6 September 2016
    32:42
  108. 116.
    Darren Walker: Using privilege to fight privilege30 August 2016
    26:30
  109. 117.
    Wendy Sherman: The world can't believe Donald Trump23 August 2016
    18:00
  110. 118.
    Michael Steele is no 'Pied Piper.'16 August 2016
    19:03
  111. 119.
    Preview: The mic check11 August 2016
    1:30

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