Arguing About The Issues Of The Day


On Thursday, October 11, The New York Times will debut The Argument, a new podcast by “Opinion” columnists Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg, and David Leonhardt. Each week, the hosts, with special guests, will guide listeners through the news with their signature commentary and discourse to help them navigate the arguments shaping and reshaping the direction of the country. 

James Bennet, the editorial page editor of The New York Times, said, “We’re really at risk of losing sight of the notion that disagreement can be constructive — that it’s pretty rare for any of us to be entirely right or wrong about anything. Our columnists have strong, hard-earned convictions, but they also remain deeply curious about why others might see things differently, and I look forward to hearing them hash out the big questions of our times.”

New episodes of The Argument will be released weekly on Thursdays and will be available on and wherever podcasts are available. 


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