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A little-known secret: Washington Post Opinions columnists like talking to one another. They don’t always agree, of course, but they are in almost constant conversation – testing their ideas, refining their thoughts and sometimes changing their minds. Now you can listen in on some of those conversations. Each week on “Impromptu,” Post columnists go beyond hot takes and have personal, candid conver... more

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4.4 out of 5 stars from 75 ratings
  • Disbelief in lack of insight

    On the episode about the potential harms of social media and smartphones their “experts” said it’s not the fault of phones or the social media services and that, “if it were the 80s the kids would just go find another clique or group and still have the same bullying problems.” I am just in awe of the ignorance of this comment. I’m not even mad, it’s hugely impressive to be this removed from reality, or just basic cause and effect.

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    United States15 days ago
  • Intelligent knowledgeable non-combative!

    The podcast answer to needing thoughtful, informed, analytical discourse, especially around contentious subjects. Excellent example for how to hear and consider varied opinions; how to respectfully disagree or agree with an open mind. Nice tone too. Highly recommend.

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    echo dog
    United Statesa month ago
  • Excellent discussions - very insightful

    Thanks for bringing truly informed discussion to our ears. It’s a bit like My Dinner With Andre on topical issues. I eagerly await every discussion and love hearing from the WP columnists.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Refreshing

    Listening to intelligent, thoughtful people talk about the issues I care about with ease, perspective and even some humor is so refreshing. I have been eagerly awaiting each episode since I first heard about the show. Keep up the good work!

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    United States2 months ago
  • Good coverage

    Good presenter - contributors knowledgeable and concise more

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    New Mexican voter
    United States2 months ago

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