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Elahe Izadi

Co-host, Post Reports and media reporter

Elahe Izadi

Elahe Izadi co-hosts the daily flagship podcast Post Reports and is also a reporter covering media. Since joining Post Reports in 2022, Izadi has taken listeners inside reporting from the newsroom, drawing on the insight of Post journalists to get close to the stories driving the news cycle. She joined The Post in 2014 as a general assignment reporter and the Style section in 2016 as a pop-culture writer. She has previously covered Congress, demographics and local news, and worked for National Journal, WAMU 88.5, and the Gazette community newspapers.

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The Washington Post presents POST REPORTS: Identity Crisis

Crosscut Festival 2024
Sat May 4, 2024 | 4:00pm

Trust in American institutions has reached record lows, leaving Americans in search of shared values, community and ways to understand where they fit in. At the same time, identity markers have gained more prominence. Where do these changes leave us? Are we creating more opportunities to understand each other, or becoming more fractured?

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post.

Elahe Izadi
Martine Powers
Shadi Hamid
Jason Willick
Featuring: Elahe Izadi, Martine Powers, Shadi Hamid, Jason Willick

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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