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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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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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