Diane Rehm: On My Mind Diane Rehm's weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what's going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.
Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

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Diane Rehm's weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what's going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Most Recent Episodes

Understanding Today's Puzzling U.S. Economy

Inflation is high. The GDP has shrunk. But the job market has never been better. The Washington Post's Damian Paletta helps make sense of the U.S. economy today.

How The Housing Crisis Spread, And What Happens Now

From high mortgage rates to shortages that have spread coast to coast, New York Times reporter Emily Badger explains the roots — and consequences of our country's broken housing system.

The Tuskegee Study, 50 Years Later

Fifty years after the Tuskegee study, Diane talks to Harvard's Evelynn Hammonds about the intersection of race and medicine in the United States, and the lessons from history that can help us understand health inequities today.

What's Next In The Fight Over Abortion

Pills, the right to travel and fetal personhood laws — Diane talks to Temple University Law School's Rachel Rebouché about what's next in the fight over abortion in the U.S.

Jan. 6 And The Ongoing Threat Of Right-Wing Extremism

What's happened to groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys post-January 6, and the ongoing threat of far-right extremism in this country. Diane talks to Sam Jackson, author of "Oath Keepers: Patriotism and the Edge of Violence in a Right-Wing Antigovernment Group"

Setting The Record Straight On The Female Species

For centuries science described male animals as aggressive, promiscuous, and dominant, and females as pretty much the opposite. Author Lucy Cooke says we got it wrong and updates our understanding of the queens of the animal kingdom.

A Strengthening Case Against Donald Trump

Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade digs into the week's explosive testimony at the January 6th committee hearing — and whether it pushes the Department of Justice closer to an indictment of Donald Trump.

The Jan. 6 Hearings So Far: Enough To Launch A Criminal Investigation?

A look at what we have learned so far from the public hearings of the January 6 Committee. Diane talks to Ryan Goodman, professor at New York University's School of Law. He explains what is next in the investigation, including whether we might see criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

"Sitting With The Ugliness Of The Past": A Conversation With "1619 Project" Contributors

To mark Juneteenth, a conversation with three contributors to "The 1619 Project" about what happens when we place slavery and its legacy at the center of the American story. Diane talks to New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, history professor Martha S. Jones and Jake Silverstein, editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine.

"Sitting With The Ugliness Of The Past": A Conversation With "1619 Project" Contributors

Novelist Jennifer Haigh On Fictionalizing The Fight Over Abortion

Author Jennifer Haigh discusses her latest novel, "Mercy Street." Set at an abortion clinic in Boston, it tells the stories of the patients, employees, and protesters whose lives intersect there.