Capehart

Capehart

Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions, with conversations adapted from Washington Post Live events.

Episodes

January 18, 2022 25 min

In this conversation recorded on Jan. 13 for Washington Post Live, the Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the battle over voting rights and his new book, "Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America."

Share
Mark as Played

In his moving new book, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) recalls the death of his son, Tommy, in the days before the Jan. 6 insurrection and how he and his family endured a year of unthinkable loss. This conversation first aired on Washington Post Live on Jan. 5.

Share
Mark as Played

One of the NBA's biggest stars, Carmelo Anthony goes back to his Baltimore beginnings in "Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised." The conversation was originally recorded September 14 for Washington Post Live.

Share
Mark as Played
December 28, 2021 1 min

As 2021 comes to a close, Jonathan Capehart reflects on the year — its challenges, curiosities and inspirations — and looks forward to 2022.

Share
Mark as Played

Tennis great Arthur Ashe was the first Black man to win the Australian Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon. Now, he is the subject of a new documentary, called "Citizen Ashe," directed by Rex Miller and Sam Pollard. (This interview with Miller and Pollard was adapted from Washington Post Live.)

Share
Mark as Played

“Pose” star Billy Porter joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss his memoir, “Unprotected,” and his journey from poverty to stardom. This conversation is adapted from Washington Post Live.

Share
Mark as Played

In his latest memoir, "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality," veteran actor Michael J. Fox discusses how he's adapted to life with Parkinson's disease. This conversation was recorded in September for Washington Post Live.


See more from Jonathan Capehart

Read more from Washington Post Opinions

Listen to Please, Go On

Share
Mark as Played
September 28, 2021 1 min

After five years of incredible conversations, the curtain is coming down on "Cape Up." But that doesn't mean Jonathan is going away. Tune in for a special announcement.


See more from Jonathan Capehart 

Read more from Washington Post Opinions

Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On

Share
Mark as Played

In an episode that originally aired in September 2017, Shai Akabas, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it.


See more from Jonathan Capehart 

Read more from Washington Post Opinions

Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On

Share
Mark as Played
September 14, 2021 26 min

In a conversation from 2017, then-Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu reflects on removing the last Confederate monument from his city, and the damage wrought by the myth of the Lost Cause.


See more from Jonathan Capehart 

Read more from Washington Post Opinions

Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On

Share
Mark as Played
September 7, 2021 43 min

In an episode that originally aired in March, the New Jersey congressman discusses anti-Asian hate in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings, and how he talks about the rise in hate crimes with his young son.


See more from Jonathan Capehart 

Read more from Washington Post Opinions

Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On

Share
Mark as Played

In this conversation from March, Merkley gets into how the filibuster has ground work in the Senate to a halt. And what he thinks should be done to fix it, especially to preserve voting rights. 


See more from Jonathan Capehart 

Read more from Washington Post Opinions

Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On

Share
Mark as Played

In an episode that aired Sept. 22, 2020, the author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of the GOP — and what that means going forward.


See more from Jonathan Capehart 

Read more from Washington Post Opinions

Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode from 2018, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative explains why we must come to terms with America's history if we are ever to start healing. The conversation is as relevant as ever amid debates about "critical race theory."


  • See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up
  • Read ...
  • Share
    Mark as Played
    The author of "How to be Antiracist" discusses the effect of bad policies and how we can move forward from them.
  • See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up
  • Read more from Washington Post Opinions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_cam...
  • Share
    Mark as Played

    Popular Podcasts

      If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

      Bob Saget's Here For You

      BOB SAGET’S HERE FOR YOU is a podcast that is like no other— For one, this podcast has guests who are friends of Bob’s, or just really interesting people who many of you know and love. Secondly, this podcast is unique because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people he has conversations with as well as being entertaining and often informative. Bob talks with his guests with genuine empathy and humor, while reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who’s always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes off on crazy tangents then returns to the subject at hand, as serious or as comedic as it may be, to wrap up each episode in a way only Bob can do. Because he really does believe, “He’s here for you."

      Dateline NBC

      Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

      The MLK Tapes

      According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.

      The Daily

      This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    Advertise With Us

    For You

      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

      Connect

      © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.

      • Help
      • Privacy Policy
      • Terms of Use
      • AdChoicesAd Choices