Cover image of Jane Coaston

Jane Coaston

22 Podcast Episodes

Latest 18 Jul 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Ep. #569: Nikki Glaser, Paul Begala, Jane Coaston

Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill’s guests are Nikki Glaser, Paul Begala, and Jane Coaston. (Originally aired 6/18/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Jun 2021

Episode artwork

309 w/ Jane Coaston "The Argument, The Reckoning, and Unfinished Business"

The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition

w/ Jane Coaston @ (Host, "The Argument" @ The New York Times)Take FourFrom Vox to NYT's "Rising Libertarian Star" Coming OutJohn BrownThe Black CommunityAppraisal of America's Racial ReckoningThe New Culture WarAnti-Racist Classrooms and WorkplacesSlightly Off MicWhole Foods Edge LordPanics, Counter-Panics, Counter-Counter-PanicsRecorded: 5.28.2021Published: 6.2.2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 43mins

2 Jun 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

42. Jane Coaston, Host of "The Argument" at New York Times

The Interview with Hugh Hewitt

In this episode of The Interview, Hugh is joined by Jane Coaston, host of "The Argument" podcast at The New York Times and former senior politics reporter at Vox.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 May 2021

Episode artwork

‘Black community’ implies homogeneity and people are more libertarian than they think, says Jane Coaston

To the Point

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Jane Coaston, host of the New York Times podcast “The Argument,” about politics and race.


4 May 2021

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Jane Coaston: Meet the Libertarian New York Times Podcaster

The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie

Jane Coaston is the new host of The Argument, a massively popular New York Times podcast that seeks to host civil and informed discussions about the most pressing issues of the day. A 33-year-old Cincinnati native, Coaston has worked at Vox, MTV, and the Human Rights Campaign, among other places. She's the daughter of a black father and a white mother, was raised as a devout Catholic, and identifies as queer.*She's also a registered Libertarian who is "especially distrustful of efforts by the state to get people to do things." She explains that "at some point, a regulation or a law with the absolute best of intentions will be wielded by people who may not have the absolute best of intentions."Coaston tells Nick Gillespie that growing up in a liberal household in a conservative part of the country made her concerned about giving authorities a lot of power. Adding to that was a sense of being isolated because of her race and sexuality. "My libertarian sensibilities really came from a sense of, I know what it is like politically to always lose and to see what the winners look like," she says.One of Coaston's goals for The Argument is to bring in a lot of new voices to debates about politics, partly to learn new arguments but also to model true pluralism. She says she is sick of performative politics in which people act out predetermined roles rather than actually engage with one another and she's wary of the idea that everything needs to be adjudicated at the national level. She also says that we the people—not the feds, or Donald Trump, or Joe Biden—are the ones politicizing every aspect of our lives. That's an individual decision, she insists, and people can make that decision or not.* CORRECTION: This article originally misdescribed Coaston's spouse.

1hr 14mins

21 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

Journalist Jane Coaston Wants to Know What You're Arguing About

KQED's Forum

The New York Times Opinion’s weekly podcast “The Argument” -- a place for “Strongly-held opinions. Open-minded debates. Only occasional yelling” -- has a new host in politics journalist Jane Coaston. Coaston, who previously reported for Vox and has covered conservatism and the American right for years, writes “things on the program might get awkward, and that’s the whole point.” For her debut episode, Coaston and guests debate a contentious issue: whether the Senate should get rid of the filibuster. We’ll talk to Coaston about the show and the meaning of a productive argument in an era of political tribalism and widespread disinformation. We’ll also get her take on the latest politics news.


1 Mar 2021

Episode artwork

Introducing ‘The Argument’ With Jane Coaston

The Argument

There are all kinds of arguments, many of them pretty unproductive. Either nobody listens, or nobody wins, or you go around in circles, or you bring up old baggage that should’ve stayed in storage.But the best arguments, and the ones I like to have, are the ones that make me think differently. They help inform my opinions, or challenge them. And they help me understand the people who have other points of view.Starting Feb. 24, I’ll be the new host of “The Argument.” Every week, people who disagree with one another will come together on the podcast to hash it out.I’ve reported for years on conservatism and the American right. I’ve talked to people from all points on the political spectrum, and I’ve heard a lot of “the other side doesn’t get it,” and “the other side is evil.”In my opinion, none of this productive.I want people to hear one another out, before writing them off. I think respectful, civil debate makes us all smarter. And I think for democracy to work, we need to listen, especially when we don’t agree.Things on the program might get awkward, and that’s the whole point. We’re going to have real conversations and real disagreement.To those of you who have been listening for years, I hope you’ll find this is still the place for respectful debate that opens minds. And to those of you tuning in for the first time, welcome. I’ll see you next Wednesday.Share your arguments with us: We want to hear what you’re arguing about with your family, your friends and your frenemies. Leave us a voice mail message at (347) 915-4324. We may use excerpts from your audio in a future episode.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Argument" at nytimes.com/the-argument, and you can find Jane on Twitter @janecoaston.“The Argument” is produced by Phoebe Lett, Elisa Gutierrez and Vishakha Darbha and edited by Alison Bruzek; fact-checking by Kate Sinclair; music and sound design by Isaac Jones.


17 Feb 2021

Episode artwork

THE GOLDEN CALF: God's marshmallow test (with Jane Coaston)

Vacation Bible School Podcast

Exodus 24, Exodus 32, and so forth (there's a whole lot of laws and blueprints mixed within the storyline) ... Think the Bible itself is weird? Wait'll you get a load of church history!  Unchallenged faith: is that really even faith?  Aaron at Mount Sinai: total idiot, good cop, willing scapegoat, nepotism hire, anarcho-pacifist, retcon reclamation, or all the above?  By now, Moses and God are an old married couple ... Oh no, the big dweebs who wrote Leviticus just did a murder spree (for the Lord) ... Why a calf, anyway? Follow @janecoaston and @vbspodcast on the social medias, patreon.com/vbspodcast to exchange blessings, Homefield Apparel for VBS shirts, and your favorite podcast app to leave us a review!  Next up: God's traveling tailgate rig, the Tabernacle

1hr 6mins

25 Jan 2021

Episode artwork

Journalist Jane Coaston on the American Right

Chasing Interesting

Craig Hoffman talks to journalist and podcaster Jane Coaston on the heels of the insurrection five days ago on the US Capitol. Coaston has spent her career covering the American right from Republican politicians to conservatism to white nationalism and everywhere those things overlap and the in-between. They talk about who makes up the current Republican Party, both in the form of representatives and voters. They talk about the variance within the party, what motivates them to vote Republican and what unites them.Craig and Jane also discuss how to break through the right wing information bubble and run through a few potential structural changes that could change politics for the better.Follow Jane on Twitter and Instagram here.Support the show (http://HoffmanShow.com)


11 Jan 2021

Episode artwork

Ep. 74: Jane Coaston Returns to Mythbust the 2020 Election

The Realignment

Jane Coaston, newly announced host of The New York Times’ The Argument podcast, rejoins The Realignment to unpack the 2020 election.


12 Nov 2020