Named best podcast of 2021 by The Atlantic, The Ezra Klein show combines a wonky grasp of facts with a mission to make complex issues understandable. From our polarized politics to how sci-fi can predict the future to the dirty truth about economic sanctions and war in Ukraine, few can talk about the big picture like Klein. WATCH NOW
We left a lot behind when the pandemic hit, made mistakes along the way and now the world we face is as complex as it's ever been. We ask one of the nation's leading voices on the pandemic to help us understand what the future holds and how we can get to it safely. Thank you to our session sponsor, Mike & Becky Hughes. WATCH NOW
RECORDING NOT AVAILABLE. Few have been closer to the threat and the fight to protect democracy here at home than Congressman Adam Schiff. Join us as we discuss the state of the nation, the war in Ukraine and the committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection. Due to a technical difficulty, this session is not available for replay.
The 1619 Project challenged our country to reframe American history to account for the brutal legacy of slavery. It also shook up the conversation about race everywhere, from our national politics to our local schools. Now with her new book, which expands the project, Nikole Hannah-Jones returns with a lot more to say. Thank you to our media partner, The South Seattle Emerald. WATCH NOW
Be the first to find out about new speakers and sessions, and special events.
What is the Crosscut Festival?
The Crosscut Festival is a celebration of big ideas and bold thinking - a gathering of a community of the curious. Connect with noteworthy political leaders and newsmakers along with authors, journalists and experts focused on the most important issues of our time. The Crosscut Festival features firesides interviews, panels and special events that explore forward-thinking in Politics, Social Justice, the Environment, History, Innovation and more.
Crosscut Festival VIP experience
Attend our exclusive fundraising kickoff event to mingle with select speakers while supporting public media and local journalism.