Intoxicating Conversations

Discuss today’s hot-button issues in real-time with The New Press’s brand of diverse, cutting-edge social thinkers, celebrated authors, intellectuals, and cultural figures. Customize your own series from our inaugural lineup.



Now What? With Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

November 14, 2020 | 5:00-6:30 PM ET
Discuss post-election realities, the rule of law under Trump, checks on executive power, corporate capture of the judiciary, and more with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

The Writing Life With Arlie & Adam Hochschild

December 7, 2020 | 8:00-9:30 PM ET
Have you ever wondered about the thrill of the writing life? The Hochschilds have stories to tell.

Putting Our House in Order With Anya Schiffrin & Joe Stiglitz

December 15, 2020 | 7:00-8:30 PM ET
Discuss U.S. financial health, the pandemic’s impact, and how the rest of the world sees us with Anya Schiffrin & Joseph Stiglitz.

Prison Abolition Now! With Ruthie & Craig Gilmore

January 16, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:30pm ET
Plot, plan, and strategize with two of the country’s leading prison abolition activists.

Inside Out With James Forman Jr.

January 19, 2021 | 7:00-8:30 PM ET
Discuss the transformative power of education with the Pulitzer-Prize winning author James Forman Jr.

Tax the Rich! With Abigail Disney

January 27, 2021 | 7:00-8:30 PM ET
Discuss wealth, inequality, and structural impediments to equity with filmmaker, activist, philanthropist, and podcaster Abigail Disney.

That’s So Radical! With Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

February 10, 2021 | 7:00-8:30 PM ET
Discuss radical social change with theorists and practitioners Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers.

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