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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.
    Michael Steele on why he remains in the Republican Party: ‘I’m not leaving. This is my house’11/13/2018
    44:11
  2. 2.
    Trump is trying to scare us. Here's why he's failing.11/06/2018
    48:32
  3. 3.
    Why Stacey Abrams could break Georgia's 'Gone with the Wind' stereotype10/30/2018
    20:53
  4. 4.
    Eric Holder: ‘We have to take on this president. We have to take on this Republican Party.’10/23/2018
    31:52
  5. 5.
    What Trump needs to learn about Frederick Douglass10/16/2018
    54:17
  6. 6.
    We need to learn who we are before algorithms decide for us10/09/2018
    1:06:28
  7. 7.
    How Republicans like Holly Harris are fighting for criminal justice reform10/02/2018
    38:43
  8. 8.
    The 'courage, power and persistence' of Wendy Sherman09/24/2018
    44:51
  1. 9.
    DNC Chairman Tom Perez says these midterm elections are the most important of our lifetime09/18/2018
    49:00
  2. 10.
    Human Rights Campaign president: 'We are going to get our country back'09/11/2018
    42:14
  3. 11.
    The biggest threat to democracy that nobody is talking about09/04/2018
    35:04
  4. 12.
    Inside Andrew Gillum’s campaign to become Florida’s first black governor08/28/2018
    44:29
  5. 13.
    'We think prison is the only way to hold people accountable when they break the law'08/20/2018
    41:03
  6. 14.
    How Robert Runcie helped the Parkland generation find their voice08/14/2018
    39:36
  7. 15.
    Arthur Brooks says contempt is not just bad for marriages. It kills politics and the country, too.08/07/2018
    30:00
  8. 16.
    ‘I am more forgiving’: When Alex Wagner learned the truth about her family’s history07/31/2018
    50:51
  9. 17.
    ‘It’s like he took a knee to Putin’: Mitch Landrieu on Helsinki, and the Democrats’ identity crisis07/24/2018
    45:28
  10. 18.
    How your data is used by the police and where it goes wrong07/17/2018
    41:26
  11. 19.
    David Miliband on immigration crisis: “What’s going on is dehumanization”07/10/2018
    27:53
  12. 20.
    'Stop acting as though Trump is the first,' says the Rev. William Barber07/03/2018
    55:51
  13. 21.
    Jeh Johnson speaks out on separating immigrant families: ‘It’s just something I couldn’t do’06/26/2018
    50:31
  14. 22.
    Will lightning strike twice in the South? Andrew Gillum campaigns in Trump country06/19/2018
    44:56
  15. 23.
    Tim Kaine calls out the 'glass jaws' and 'crybabies' of the Trump administration06/12/2018
    42:57
  16. 24.
    Steve Phillips on why Democrats need to stop focusing on the white working class06/05/2018
    49:37
  17. 25.
    Starbucks is closed to talk race. We're open to do the same.05/29/2018
    33:37
  18. 26.
    Jazz artist Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are 'more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee'05/22/2018
    54:39
  19. 27.
    How Jordan Klepper does satire in the age of Trump05/15/2018
    47:02
  20. 28.
    Kevin de León: Meet the "unicorn" taking on Dianne Feinstein05/08/2018
    1:01:19
  21. 29.
    ‘I’m not convinced I’m dead’: Mark Hamill on Luke’s fate, Trump vs. Vader and more05/04/2018
    1:37:08
  22. 30.
    Laugh it up fuzzball!05/01/2018
    2:05
  23. 31.
    Bryan Stevenson TL;DR04/26/2018
    14:38
  24. 32.
    Bryan Stevenson wants us to confront racial terrorism and then say, ‘Never again.’04/24/2018
    1:01:36
  25. 33.
    Robert Kagan on why Americans don't want the U.S. to be the leader of the free world04/17/2018
    32:26
  26. 34.
    Loretta Lynch: "Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country."04/10/2018
    54:28
  27. 35.
    "I just felt like something had died in all of us." John Lewis on the death of Martin Luther King04/03/2018
    42:16
  28. 36.
    Police violence affects women of color just as much as men. Why don’t we hear about it?03/27/2018
    40:57
  29. 37.
    Joanne Lipman: "It isn't just women leaning in, we need men to reach across the divide"03/20/2018
    47:07
  30. 38.
    Sen. Chris Murphy on how Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un could be a disaster for the United States03/13/2018
    32:04
  31. 39.
    Eric Holder on running for president: ‘I think I’ve got the guts’03/06/2018
    49:31
  32. 40.
    “We are invisible no matter what heights we’ve risen to”: April Ryan03/01/2018
    26:13
  33. 41.
    Why the most productive conversations around race, are probably the ones you never hear.02/27/2018
    41:56
  34. 42.
    Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture02/22/2018
    13:57
  35. 43.
    ‘Freedom of speech, but not freedom of action’: Two moms on raising black boys02/20/2018
    59:46
  36. 44.
    Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress02/15/2018
    27:45
  37. 45.
    How the ‘home of American slavery’ became a ‘microcosm for the entire country’02/13/2018
    46:39
  38. 46.
    Lucy McBath, who lost her son to gun violence, and DeJuan Patterson, who survived it02/08/2018
    35:39
  39. 47.
    Tamron Hall on being unapologetically black02/06/2018
    39:26
  40. 48.
    Broderick Johnson, former cabinet secretary and chair of My Brother's Keeper Alliance02/01/2018
    31:30
  41. 49.
    Michael Steele's State of the Union01/30/2018
    39:58
  42. 50.
    Michael Wolff in depth on his unprecedented access to Trump01/23/2018
    1:04:39
  43. 51.
    Why Kim Jong Un is ‘very rational within his own context’01/16/2018
    44:14
  44. 52.
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe reflects on his term in office01/09/2018
    36:35
  45. 53.
    Dionne Warwick on her work in the fight against HIV/AIDS01/02/2018
    26:16
  46. 54.
    Deborah Rutter on how the Kennedy Center is much more than "the honors"12/26/2017
    28:32
  47. 55.
    Rep. Frederica Wilson on Sgt. La David Johnson12/19/2017
    40:16
  48. 56.
    Dan Rather talks about politics and media12/12/2017
    45:41
  49. 57.
    Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum talks about DACA12/05/2017
    25:01
  50. 58.
    Hillary Clinton reflects with raw honesty on Trump and 201611/28/2017
    34:13
  51. 59.
    ‘Hardball’ anchor Chris Matthews on what today’s politicians can learn from Bobby Kennedy11/21/2017
    33:09
  52. 60.
    Russia, the Clinton campaign and Chardonnay: Donna Brazile unloads11/14/2017
    51:53
  53. 61.
    Maya MacGuineas explains the difference between tax reform and tax cuts11/07/2017
    29:17
  54. 62.
    Declaring opioids a public health emergency won't solve the crisis. Here's what will.10/31/2017
    30:41
  55. 63.
    There’s a ‘poisonous dynamic among white people’ over who’s to blame for racism10/24/2017
    36:01
  56. 64.
    Roberta Kaplan on fighting white supremacists in the U.S.10/17/2017
    23:40
  57. 65.
    Stacey Abrams on running to be Georgia's first black female governor10/10/2017
    26:45
  58. 66.
    Broderick Johnson returns to discuss My Brother's Keeper and race relations after Obama10/03/2017
    31:02
  59. 67.
    Trita Parsi explains why pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran would be harmful09/26/2017
    36:07
  60. 68.
    Aggie Gund and Darren Walker on the Art For Justice Fund09/19/2017
    30:51
  61. 69.
    Howard Dean on young voters: ‘These people are not Democrats’09/12/2017
    22:31
  62. 70.
    Shai Akabas explains the debt ceiling in plain English09/05/2017
    24:51
  63. 71.
    Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress08/29/2017
    27:40
  64. 72.
    Outtakes from a year of 'Cape Up' (including one conversation that went off the rails)08/22/2017
    16:44
  65. 73.
    Vanita Gupta on the unabashed display of white supremacy in Charlottesville08/15/2017
    19:36
  66. 74.
    Why Steve Bannon isn't going anywhere08/08/2017
    38:14
  67. 75.
    R. Eric Thomas is the escape from politics that you need right now08/01/2017
    32:46
  68. 76.
    Kamala Harris gets tough on the Russia probe (and ignores the mansplainers)07/25/2017
    28:52
  69. 77.
    Cornell Belcher on the new swing voter07/18/2017
    30:04
  70. 78.
    Sherrilyn Ifill exposes the absurdity of Trump’s election integrity commission07/11/2017
    34:54
  71. 79.
    Fourth of July special: What we’ve learned about Trump from six months of interviews07/04/2017
    13:49
  72. 80.
    Debunking the myths about Planned Parenthood with Cecile Richards06/27/2017
    26:57
  73. 81.
    Debbie Dingell on the struggle to find a place in her own party06/20/2017
    24:11
  74. 82.
    Valerie Jarrett on why she's still optimistic about the future06/13/2017
    27:15
  75. 83.
    The real reason people say 'I'm not racist, but'06/06/2017
    32:52
  76. 84.
    Actor Jesse Williams on race and cultural appropriation: 'Everybody's gonna copy you anyway'05/30/2017
    33:33
  77. 85.
    "The monuments were murder": New Orleans mayor defends focus on removing confederate monuments05/23/2017
    25:16
  78. 86.
    Senator Christopher Coons on why he prays for President Trump05/16/2017
    17:42
  79. 87.
    Maxine Waters: Jeff Sessions believes “it’s his job to keep minorities in their place”05/09/2017
    31:21
  80. 88.
    Richard Branson on Trump’s coal plans: ‘I can’t think of anything more stupid’05/02/2017
    34:16
  81. 89.
    Author Eric Liu: The power of decentralized resistance04/25/2017
    27:42
  82. 90.
    It’s not just Trump: With Brexit and France votes, Russia is cultivating the global right04/18/2017
    26:10
  83. 91.
    Khalil Gibran Muhammad on how fear of Trump could become as dangerous as Trump himself04/11/2017
    28:20
  84. 92.
    Congresswoman Karen Bass on why she feels like a political therapist04/04/2017
    28:26
  85. 93.
    Does Estonia understand democracy better than any of us?03/28/2017
    14:10
  86. 94.
    Joe Manchin on why he's still a Democrat03/21/2017
    27:50
  87. 95.
    Tony Blinken: "This administration has turned our traditional openness into weakness"03/14/2017
    34:36
  88. 96.
    Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union03/07/2017
    29:29
  89. 97.
    Professor Daina Ramey Berry02/28/2017
    26:24
  90. 98.
    Keith Ellison: The Democratic Party isn't only for Democrats02/21/2017
    25:53
  91. 99.
    Tom Perez on why the Democratic party needs a dramatic culture shift02/14/2017
    22:49
  92. 100.
    Laurence Tribe on why the judiciary is "our last best hope"02/07/2017
    28:19
  93. 101.
    Lena Epstein: "I am a Jewish, millennial female, who is supporting Trump."01/31/2017
    31:59
  94. 102.
    Arthur Brooks explains how dignity links Trump and Obama01/24/2017
    26:22
  95. 103.
    A Donald Trump survival guide -- from the mouths of Obama officials01/17/2017
    12:35
  96. 104.
    April Ryan on racial invisibility01/10/2017
    24:50
  97. 105.
    When cabinet members need to reach the president, this is the man they talk to first01/03/2017
    28:58
  98. 106.
    Former Obama official on the Trump cabinet picks that are actually good hires12/26/2016
    26:49
  99. 107.
    How Valerie Jarrett became Obama's most trusted adviser, and outlasted all her predecessors12/20/2016
    34:13
  100. 108.
    A call to arms from Attorney General Loretta Lynch12/13/2016
    24:24
  101. 109.
    Ambassador Susan Rice on the challenges of national security12/05/2016
    21:34
  102. 110.
    Here's how to preserve the Kennedy ideal in Trump's America, from a Kennedy11/29/2016
    29:48
  103. 111.
    Michael Steele, Part 2: What Republicans need to do about all "the KKK stuff"11/22/2016
    21:07
  104. 112.
    Michael Steele, Part 1: "Donald Trump is the freest president we've had in a generation"11/15/2016
    20:58
  105. 113.
    Final election predictions, with Dr. Larry Sabato and his Crystal Ball11/08/2016
    24:16
  106. 114.
    The everyday trauma of being a black man in America10/31/2016
    35:16
  107. 115.
    Export-Import Bank chief Fred Hochberg on jobs, 'good feet' and congressional hurdles10/25/2016
    27:59
  108. 116.
    Knight Foundation president: We're in the biggest disruption to information since the printing press10/18/2016
    28:08
  109. 117.
    This is the perfect escape from the insanity of our politics today. Meet Franklin Sirmans.10/11/2016
    28:27
  110. 118.
    Rob Reiner: We are living 'All in the Family' and Trump is Archie Bunker10/04/2016
    29:07
  111. 119.
    If you still hate Clinton and Trump after the debate, here's Evan McMullin09/27/2016
    35:59
  112. 120.
    Lonnie Bunch: Even if you're white, "the story of slavery is still your story"09/23/2016
    14:15
  113. 121.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci: Forced to rob cancer research to pay for Zika vaccine push09/20/2016
    26:24
  114. 122.
    Nancy Pelosi: Never bogged down09/13/2016
    22:58
  115. 123.
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Doing what needed to be done09/06/2016
    32:42
  116. 124.
    Darren Walker: Using privilege to fight privilege08/30/2016
    26:30
  117. 125.
    Wendy Sherman: The world can't believe Donald Trump08/23/2016
    18:00
  118. 126.
    Michael Steele is no 'Pied Piper.'08/16/2016
    19:03
  119. 127.
    Preview: The mic check08/11/2016
    1:30

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