It’s that time of year when we invite listeners to send in questions, and I answer them on the air. And as usual you delivered. I’m joined by my producer Annie Galvin, who asks me some of the most intriguing questions of the many we’ve received: Is climate change a reason to forgo having children? What would happen if Trump were allowed to return to Twitter, in the event of an Elon Musk takeover? Should Biden be driving again in 2024? Is wakefulness killing the Democratic Party?
[You can listen to this episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.]
We also discuss the recent Congressional hearing on UFO sightings; whether it is a good thing that so many talented young people are going to work in the advisory, financial and corporate law sector; the worryingly anti-institutional orientation of the Republican Party; why the government is failing to deliver on liberals’ policies and promises – and how to start solving that problem; whether Americans’ distrust of institutions is justified; why I could use some recommendations for a good reading chair; and more.
(A full transcript of the episode will be available on the Times website in the afternoon.)
“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones and Jeff Geld; mixing by Jeff Geld; audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Our executive producer is Irene Noguchi. Special thanks to Kristin Lin and Kristina Samuelwski.