The Atlantic Interview

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Building on a 160-year-history of interviews with the world’s most consequential figures, the podcast brings the power of the Atlantic interview to the audio platform—and continues the publisher’s push to bring its journalism to more people in more w...Show More

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

46:59 | Mar 15th, 2018

The growing prominence of The Atlantic's national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates means that he's often asked to comment on matters on which he lacks expertise, but he demurs. In a conversation with The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg, rec...Show More

Masha Gessen

23:54 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Author and activist Masha Gessen’s new book about Russia won the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction. The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg talks with Gessen about what Vladimir Putin wants, what Donald Trump’s election means, and how A...Show More

Introducing Crazy/Genius: Should We Break Up Amazon?

23:18 | Jun 1st, 2018

Today, we bring you the second episode of our new show Crazy/Genius, hosted by Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson. In this episode, Derek asks if Amazon –  which may soon be the first trillion-dollar company in the history of the world – has become...Show More

Yossi Klein Halevi

33:37 | May 2nd, 2018

“I discovered the reality and the power of Palestinian identity by getting a rock thrown at my head.” Israel author Yossi Klein Halevi joins The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg to discuss the conflict in the Middle East and his new book L...Show More

Pete Souza

33:40 | Apr 25th, 2018

Pete Souza spent eight years photographing the Obama White House, an effort he now chronicles his new book Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza joins The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg to share the stories behind his most famous photos: a ...Show More

Madeleine Albright

40:10 | Apr 18th, 2018

Madeleine Albright considers Donald Trump "the first antidemocratic president in modern U.S. history." Alarmed at the rise in authoritarian tendencies around the world, the former Secretary of State has written a new book, Fascism: A Warning. Twice a...Show More

Michele Norris

36:58 | Apr 11th, 2018

"For decades, examining race in America meant focusing on the advancement and struggles of people of color. Under this framework, being white was simply the default," writes Michele Norris in National Geographic's issue on race. Previously a host of ...Show More

Mitch Landrieu

33:23 | Apr 4th, 2018

"There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in his now-famous speech in May of 2017. As Landrieu said those words, city workers a few blocks away uprooted an enormous statue of Rob...Show More

Amy Klobuchar

24:02 | Mar 7th, 2018

Amy Klobuchar, the first woman to be elected U.S. Senator from Minnesota, has been been working faithfully toward little victories in Donald Trump's Washington. Now, she's turned her attention toward that unicorn of lawmakers all over the country--a ...Show More

Caitlin Flanagan

35:05 | Feb 28th, 2018

Caitlin Flanagan wrote a devastating story about the death of a fraternity pledge at Penn State University for the Atlantic last year, and she has updates on the case for editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg. They discuss why fraternities are still attra...Show More

Bill Gates

27:42 | Feb 13th, 2018

The mission of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to ease suffering around the world may be somewhat at odds with the "America First" sentiments that propelled Donald Trump into the presidency. But Bill Gates is moving ahead with enthusiasm. He te...Show More

Steve Coll

34:40 | Feb 7th, 2018

Steve Coll is one of the foremost chroniclers of the war in Afghanistan, now in its eighteenth year. Coll talks with Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg about why the war has persisted, well after the idea of a military solution lost any luster...Show More

Mollie Hemingway

36:26 | Jan 31st, 2018

Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor for the Federalist and Fox News contributor, finds most of the media's histrionics over President Donald Trump to be overblown. While she won't let her kids listen to the president's most vulgar remarks, she's willin...Show More

Mike Solomonov

35:36 | Jan 24th, 2018

Israeli chef Mike Solomonov recently won the James Beard Award for outstanding chef. He created the restaurant Zahav in Philadelphia, built a food empire, and expertly hid a drug addiction from everyone in his life. He talks with Jeffrey Goldberg, th...Show More

Tracy Chou

30:36 | Jan 17th, 2018

The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg revisits a persistent problem in the tech industry: Why is it so difficult for people who aren't white and male? He talks with Tracy Chou, an engineer and long-time veteran of the start-up world whose c...Show More

Robert Siegel

41:14 | Jan 10th, 2018

For thirty years, Robert Siegel has given us the afternoon news. Having started his career in public radio when it was a scrappy enterprise, he's spent the past three decades shaping NPR as host of All Things Considered. He retired this week, at a ti...Show More

Maggie Haberman

32:45 | Dec 27th, 2017

To make sense of President Donald Trump's first year in the White House, many have come to rely on Maggie Haberman. The powerhouse reporter for the New York Times talks with Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg about how her career covering New ...Show More

Jonah Goldberg

28:30 | Dec 20th, 2017

Writer Jonah Goldberg talks with The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg about being a conservative without a party in the age of Donald Trump. Jonah says there are many factors contributing to the dysfunction and paralysis in the Republican ...Show More

Richard Plepler

33:38 | Dec 13th, 2017

The chairman and CEO of HBO talks with The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg about what shows he should watch next. They also discuss how HBO has tried to develop a healthy company culture within a highly sexualized industry, the high-stake...Show More

Nikole Hannah-Jones

34:26 | Dec 6th, 2017

Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief, talks about America's unequal education system with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. How much progress has been really made since Brown v. Board of Education in giving black kids access to equal schooling as white ki...Show More

Eric Garcetti

24:06 | Nov 29th, 2017

The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg talks with Mayor Eric Garcetti about what people misunderstand about Los Angeles, whether a mayor could win the presidency, and where he goes to find the best tacos.

Jake Tapper

33:08 | Nov 15th, 2017

The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg talks with the CNN anchor Jake Tapper about learning from mistakes in journalism, watching the media destroy someone you know, and what President Trump is getting right. Read the transcript.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates)

39:03 | Nov 8th, 2017

In the inaugural episode of The Atlantic Interview, The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg talks with the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about race, identity, and her reaction to a nervous interviewer calling her "Chimichanga." Atlantic c...Show More


02:16 | Nov 2nd, 2017

A sneak peak at The Atlantic Interview - a new show featuring Jeffrey Goldberg in conversation with some of the most pivotal voices shaping politics, technology, art, media, business, and culture.