The Choice

The Choice

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Wish you could just talk to the 2020 candidates one-on-one and decide for yourself which one deserves your vote? Join the New York Times editorial board at the table with the candidates as you’ve never heard them. Listen as each Democratic contender makes the case as to why they can win the race against Donald Trump. Learn how the editorial board came to make their endorsement, to better help you make yours. For full transcripts of each interview, visit nytimes.com/endorsements.


The Argument: Why Endorse Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar?
Feb 11 • 36 min
Host Katie Kingsbury visits Opinion’s other podcast, “The Argument,” to defend the editorial board’s two endorsements for Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar against her disagreeing colleagues Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt.…
Not Our Choice to Make
Jan 30 • 28 min
The board weighs the pros and cons of each Democratic primary candidate, and has a heated debate over what the party (and the country) needs in this moment. Katie reveals her choices, and argues why the 2020 primary is the moment that voters - not the…
Joe Biden: The Deliberation
Jan 29 • 19 min
In a follow-up bonus episode to former Vice President Joe Biden’s endorsement interview, the board deliberates his visit. Some were relieved, while others were disappointed. They question whether he understands the anger of the moment, and his selective…
Joe Biden: The Interview
Jan 29 • 48 min
Former Vice President Joe Biden visits the Times boardroom for his endorsement interview. The editorial board pushed him on reparations, his support of the Hyde Amendment, and getting his public option through the senate. Plus: Hagar the Horrible,…
Deval Patrick: The Deliberation
Jan 28 • 17 min
In this follow-up to Governor Deval Patrick’s visit, the editorial board reacts and shares concerns after Patrick’s endorsement interview. Plus, a deeper dive into Patrick’s gubernatorial tenure and the Democratic primary field’s foreign policy positions…
Deval Patrick: The Interview
Jan 28 • 43 min
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visits the Times boardroom for his endorsement interview. The editorial board pushed him on his late entry into the race, his moderate proposals for America’s varied crises, and the lingering scandals from his…
Pete Buttigieg: The Deliberation
Jan 27 • 14 min
In this follow-up to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s visit, the editorial board reacts and shares concerns after Buttigieg’s endorsement interview. Plus, a conversation with board member Jesse Wegman about Democratic primary candidates’s pitches for changing the…
Pete Buttigieg: The Interview
Jan 27 • 51 min
Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg visits the Times boardroom for his endorsement interview. The editorial board challenged Buttigieg on his time at the consulting firm McKinsey, his campaign’s missteps in courting black voters, and the…
Amy Klobuchar: The Deliberation
Jan 24 • 16 min
In this follow-up to Senator Klobuchar’s interview, the board disagrees with each other about her pitch of stable bipartisanship as the best way to enact progressive policies. The board does agree, however, that the Minnesota senator is a consummate…
Amy Klobuchar: The Interview
Jan 24 • 50 min
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar visits the Times boardroom for her endorsement interview. The editorial board challenged her on her failure to take off in the polls, her plans to make use of executive orders, and reports that she has the highest employee…
Elizabeth Warren: The Deliberation
Jan 23 • 16 min
In this follow-up episode, the editorial board reacts to Warren’s interview, discussing the unfortunate polling behind voters excitement to vote for women (just not these women), and how Warren truly has a plan for everything. Then, host Katie Kingsbury…
Elizabeth Warren: The Interview
Jan 23 • 48 min
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren visited the Times editorial board next for her endorsement interview. The board pressed how she’ll get her ambitious plans past Mitch McConnell’s Senate, why union workers can’t keep their preferred health care and…
Andrew Yang: The Deliberation
Jan 22 • 16 min
In this follow-up episode to the editorial board’s interview with Andrew Yang, board members react to the entrepreneur’s visit and assess his candidacy. Then, host Katie Kingsbury is joined by board member Mara Gay for a conversation about the Yang Gang,…
Andrew Yang: The Interview
Jan 22 • 43 min
New York entrepreneur Andrew Yang was the next candidate to visit the Times boardroom for an endorsement interview. The board pressed him on his (oddly) regressive economic proposals, his history in college test prep, and how he’d take on Silicon Valley…
Tom Steyer: The Deliberation
Jan 21 • 9 min
In this follow-up episode to the editorial board’s interview with Tom Steyer, board members react to the billionaire’s visit and assess his candidacy. Then, host Katie Kingsbury is joined by board member Michelle Cottle for a conversation about the impact…
Tom Steyer: The Interview
Jan 21 • 37 min
California businessman Tom Steyer was the next Democratic primary candidate to visit the editorial board for an endorsement interview. The board questioned why the billionaire is the best messenger for progressive economic change, and press him on his…
Bernie Sanders: The Deliberation
Jan 20 • 11 min
In this follow-up episode to the editorial board’s interview with Senator Bernie Sanders, board members react to the Senator’s visit and assess his performance. Then, host Katie Kingsbury is joined by board member Jeneen Interlandi for a conversation…
Bernie Sanders: The Interview
Jan 20 • 42 min
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the first candidate to visit the editorial board for an endorsement interview. He presented his vision of ambitious progress for America. The editorial board challenged him to detail how that vision would be executed,…
How We Make Our Choice
Jan 17 • 5 min
Welcome to “The Choice,” a limited-run daily series from The New York Times Opinion section that brings you into the boardroom with presidential candidates interviewing for the biggest job of their careers. In this episode, host Katie Kingsbury introduces…
Welcome to The Choice
Jan 9 • 1 min
Introducing a limited-run daily show from The New York Times Opinion section that brings you inside the Times boardroom for private interviews with Democratic primary candidates. Every day for two weeks, the editorial board will grill a different…