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Ezra Klein

Columnist, NY Times; Podcast host, Ezra Klein Show, Author, Why We're Polarized

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Ezra Klein is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. Using his trademark depth of policy knowledge and academic research, Ezra Klein gives audiences a systematic look at why American politics is so polarized, and what that polarization has done to electoral institutions, policymaking, and the media. Klein is a columnist on the New York Times opinion page, host of the award-winning “Ezra Klein Show” podcast, and author of the bestselling book, Why We’re Polarized. Before that, he was the founder, editor-in-chief, and then editor-at-large of Vox.

When: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5

Where: This is a free, virtual event. RSVP for this free event now. 

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What's the Big Idea?

Crosscut Festival 2022
Thu May 5, 2022 | 5:00pm

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


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Featuring: Ezra Klein

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.