I Have to Ask

I Have to Ask

As Slate’s resident interrogator, Isaac Chotiner has tangled with Newt Gingrich and gotten personal with novelist Jonathan Franzen. Now he’s bringing his pointed and smart interview style to the new podcast “I Have to Ask.” Isaac will talk one-on-one with newsmakers, celebrities, and cultural icons to help us better understand them and our world.

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David Grann

I Have to Ask

The New Yorker’s David Grann on the future of longform journalism and reporting unsolved murders

32 Min

Apr 20, 2017

Ethan Sherwood Strauss

I Have to Ask

ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss on working the Warriors beat, Steph Curry, and “sticking to sports” in the age of Trump.

34 Min

Apr 13, 2017

Andrew Sullivan

I Have to Ask

New York Magazine writer Andrew Sullivan on the decay of conservatism and why he expected Trump’s victory.

49 Min

Apr 6, 2017

30 min
Mar 30, 2017

Isaac Chotiner speaks with author and New Yorker staff writer Elif Batuman about what inspired her new novel The Idiot

41 min
Mar 23, 2017

Isaac Chotiner speaks with Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes about his new book A Colony in a Nation.

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